1. Melbourne Interactive Map
Using the + and – button on the map you will be able to enlarge the map to enable sites and street names and attractions.
2. National Gallery of Victoria
The National Gallery of Victoria, popularly known as the NGV, is an art museum in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Founded in 1861, it is Australia’s oldest, largest and most visited art museum. The NGV houses an encyclopedic art collection across two sites: NGV International, located on St Kilda Road in the Melbourne Arts Precinct of Southbank, and the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, located nearby at Federation Square. The NGV International building, designed by Sir Roy Grounds, opened in 1968, and was redeveloped by Mario Bellini before reopening in 2003. It houses the gallery’s international art collection and is on the Victorian Heritage Register. Designed by Lab Architecture Studio, the Ian Potter Centre opened in 2002 and houses the gallery’s Australian art collection. The NGV houses an extensive collection from Europe, Asia, America and Oceania.
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
General entry is free
Open daily 10am-5pm Check the website for extended hours.
NGV WEBSITE: https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/
3. St Paul’s Cathedral
Melbourne’s Anglican St. Paul’s Cathedral is located on the corner of Flinders and Swanston Street opposite Fed Square. The Neo-Gothic building was constructed between 1880 and 1931 and replaced an earlier place of worship which stood on the same site. The sandstone structure was designed by William Butterfield although Joseph Reed oversaw the building’s completion. It was officially consecrated in 1891. The overall design draws on elements of the Early English and Decorative Gothic styles.
The Moorhouse Tower Lantern lets in natural light which is filtered by the lower chamber’s amber windows and 25 dalle de verre panels in the high chamber. The stained glass eight-point star is a symbol of Christ’s sacrifice. The star’s colored glass has symbolic meaning like the red for Christ’s blood, the gold for divinity and the blue symbolizes heavenly love. Light is also brought into the space through the stained-glass processional doors designed by Janusz Kuzbicki.
The church has a wonderful pipe organ constructed by T.C. Lewis and Co in England and was first played in the church in 1891. The church is strongly associated with music, not only because of the organ but also because of their well-known choir. It is possible to take a guided tour of the church.
Cnr. Flinders Street and Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
03 9653 4333, 03 9653 4323 (recorded info)
Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 9am-4pm, Sun 7:30am-7:30pm
4. Melbourne City Centre
Melbourne City Centre is an area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is the area in which Melbourne was established in 1835, by John Batman and John Pascoe Fawkner, and its boundaries are defined by the Government of Victoria’s Melbourne Planning Scheme. Today it comprises the two oldest areas of Melbourne; the Hoddle Grid and Queen Victoria Market, as well as sections of the redeveloped areas of Docklands and Southbank/South Wharf. It is not to be confused with the larger local government area of the City of Melbourne.
5. Eureka Tower
Eureka Tower is a 297.3-metre skyscraper located in the Southbank precinct of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Construction began in August 2002 and the exterior completed on 1 June 2006. The plaza was finished in June 2006 and the building was officially opened on 11 October 2006. The project was designed by Melbourne architectural firm Fender Katsalidis Architects and was built by Grocon. The developer of the tower was Eureka Tower Pty Ltd, a joint venture consisting of Daniel Grollo, investor Tab Fried and one of the Tower’s architects Nonda Katsalidis. It was the world’s tallest residential tower when measured to its highest floor, until surpassed by Ocean Heights and the HHHR Tower in Dubai. It is the second tallest building in Australia, behind Q1, Queensland, and is the tallest to roof. As of 2016 it was the 15th tallest residential building in the world.
Address: 7 Riverside Quay, Southbank Victoria 3006
Phone: 03 9693 8888
6. Flinders Street Railway Station
Flinders Street railway station is a railway station on the corner of Flinders and Swanston Streets in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It serves the entire metropolitan rail network. Backing onto the city reach of the Yarra River in the heart of the city, the complex covers two whole city blocks and extends from Swanston Street to Queen Street.
Address: Flinders Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000
Phone: 03 9610 7476
7. Royal Exhibition Building
The Royal Exhibition Building is a World Heritage Site-listed building in Melbourne, Australia, completed on October 1, 1880, in just 18 months, during the time of the international exhibition movement which presented over 50 exhibitions between 1851 and 1915 in various different places. The building sits on 64 acres, is 150 meters long and is surrounded by four city streets. It is located at 9 Nicholson Street in the Carlton Gardens, flanked by Victoria, Carlton and Rathdowne Streets, at the north-eastern edge of the central business district. It was built to host the Melbourne International Exhibition in 1880–81 and later hosted (in the Western annex) the opening of the first Parliament of Australia in 1901. The building is representative of the money and pride Victoria had in the 1870s. Throughout the 20th century smaller sections and wings of the building were subject to demolition and fire; however, the main building, known as the Great Hall, survived.
It received restoration throughout the 1990s and in 2004 became the first building in Australia to be awarded UNESCO World Heritage status, being one of the last remaining major 19th-century exhibition buildings in the world. It is the world’s most complete surviving site from the International Exhibition movement 1851–1914. It sits adjacent to the Melbourne Museum and is the largest item in Museum Victoria’s collection. Today, the building hosts various exhibitions and other events and is closely tied with events at the Melbourne Museum.
Address: Carlton Gardens, 9 Nicholson Street, Carlton Victoria 3053
Phone: 6 138 341 7777
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8. Queen Victoria Market
The Queen Victoria Market is a major landmark in Melbourne, Australia, and at around seven hectares is the largest open air market in the Southern Hemisphere. Also known affectionately as ‘Vic Market’ or ‘Queen Vic’, the Queen Victoria Market has been the heart and soul of Melbourne for more than a century. An historic landmark spread over two city blocks, it’s a vibrant and bustling inner-city Market where you can shop for everything from Australian fruit and vegetables, and local and imported gourmet foods, to cosmetics, clothing and souvenirs. Search our shops and stalls by precinct or category.
The Market is open five days a week – Tuesday, and Thursday to Sunday.
Address: 513 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000
Phone: 03 9320 5822
Opened: Mar 20, 1878
Architectural style: Victorian architecture
9. Melbourne Zoo
The Royal Melbourne Zoological Gardens, commonly referred as the Melbourne Zoo and simply as the Zoo among locals, is a zoological park in Melbourne, Australia. It is located within Royal Park in Parkville, approximately 4 kilometres north of the centre of Melbourne. It is the primary zoo serving Melbourne. The zoo contains more than 320 animal species from Australia and around the world, and is accessible via Royal Park station on the Upfield railway line, and is also accessible via tram routes 58 and 19, as well as by bicycle on the Capital City Trail. Bicycles are not allowed inside the zoo itself.
Address: Elliott Avenue, Parkville Victoria 3052
Phone: 1300 966 784
Average stay: 3 hours, 30 minutes
Number of species: 320
Number of animals: 5,120