14 Sights in Melbourne, Australia (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Melbourne, Australia. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 14 sights are available in Melbourne, Australia.

Sightseeing Tours in Melbourne

1. Alexandra Gardens

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The Alexandra Gardens are located on the south bank of the Yarra River, opposite Federation Square and the Melbourne Central Business District, in Victoria, Australia. The Gardens are bounded by the Yarra River to the north, Princes and Swan street bridges, with Queen Victoria Gardens and Kings Domain across Alexandra Avenue to the south. The gardens are part of the Domain parklands which stretch to the Royal Botanic Gardens and were first laid out in 1901, under the direction of Carlo Catani, Chief Engineer of the Public Works Department. The Alexandra Gardens were named in honor of Alexandra of Denmark, in the year her reign as Queen Consort of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Empress consort of India began. The Alexandra Gardens are listed on the Victorian Heritage Register due to their historical and archaeological significance.

Wikipedia: Alexandra Gardens, Melbourne (EN)

2. Orica House

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Orica House

1 Nicholson St. is a 19-storey office building in Nicholson Street, East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Begun in 1955 to house the headquarters of the Australian subsidiary of Imperial Chemical Industries, it was the tallest building in Australia upon completion in 1958. It broke Melbourne's longstanding 132 ft height limit and was the first International Style skyscraper in the country. It symbolised progress, modernity, efficiency and corporate power in postwar Melbourne, and heralded the construction of the high-rise office buildings, changing the shape of Australia's major urban centres forever.

Wikipedia: ICI House (EN)

3. Federation Square

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Federation SquareJorge Láscar from Australia / CC BY 2.0

Federation Square is a venue for arts, culture and public events on the edge of the Melbourne central business district. It covers an area of 3.2 ha at the intersection of Flinders and Swanston Streets built above busy railway lines and across the road from Flinders Street station. It incorporates major cultural institutions such as the Ian Potter Centre, Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and the Koorie Heritage Trust as well as cafes and bars in a series of buildings centred around a large paved square, and a glass walled atrium.

Wikipedia: Federation Square (EN), Website

4. Yarra Park

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Yarra Park Alexander Sheko / CC BY-SA 2.0

Yarra Park is part of the Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Precinct, the premier sporting precinct of Victoria, Australia. Located in Yarra Park is the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and numerous sporting fields and ovals, including the associated sporting complexes of Melbourne and Olympic Parks. The park and sporting facilities are located in the inner-suburb of East Melbourne. In the late 1850s, many of the earliest games of Australian rules football were played at Yarra Park, which was known at the time as the Richmond Paddock.

Wikipedia: Yarra Park (EN), Website

5. Melbourne Zoo

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Melbourne Zoo is a zoo in Melbourne, Australia. It is located within Royal Park in Parkville, approximately 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) north of the centre of Melbourne. It is the primary zoo serving Melbourne. As of 2021 the zoo contains 3742 animals comprising 243 species, from Australia and around the world. The zoo 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.

Wikipedia: Melbourne Zoo (EN), Website

6. Hamer Hall

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Hamer Hall is a 2,466 seat concert hall, the largest indoor venue at Arts Centre Melbourne, used for orchestra and contemporary music performances. It was designed by Roy Grounds as part of the Cultural Centre that comprised the National Gallery of Victoria and the Arts Centre Melbourne. It was opened as the 'Melbourne Concert Hall' in 1982 and was renamed Hamer Hall in honour of Rupert Hamer shortly after his death in 2004.

Wikipedia: Hamer Hall, Melbourne (EN), Website

7. MPavillion

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MPavillionRob Deutscher from Melbourne, Australia / CC BY 2.0

MPavilion is a temporary pavilion in Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne, erected annually since 2014. The event is sponsored by philanthropist Naomi Milgrom. Initially the project was planned for four years, but later it was extended by another two, until 2019. It is used for various art events, after which each pavilion is gifted to the city and moved to a permanent location.

Wikipedia: MPavilion (EN), Website

8. Birrarung Marr

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Birrarung Marr is an inner-city park between the central business district in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and the Yarra River. It was opened in 2002. The name refers to the bank of Birrarung, the 'river of mists', in the Woiwurrung language of the Wurundjeri people, the Indigenous inhabitants at the time of European colonisation of the Melbourne area.

Wikipedia: Birrarung Marr, Melbourne (EN)

9. Melbourne City Square

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Melbourne City Square Mat Connolley (Matnkat) / CC BY 2.5

The City Square was a public plaza located in the Central Business District (CBD) of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The site was bounded by Swanston Street, Collins Street, Flinders Lane and the Westin Hotel. The historic landmarks of Melbourne Town Hall and St Paul’s Cathedral were across the streets to the north and south respectively.

Wikipedia: City Square, Melbourne (EN)

10. Saint James Old Cathedral

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St James Old Cathedral, an Anglican church, is the oldest church in Melbourne, Australia, albeit not on its original site. It is one of the relatively few buildings in the central city which predate the Victorian gold rush of 1851. The building was dismantled and relocated in 1914 to a corner site of King Street and Batman Street.

Wikipedia: St James Old Cathedral (EN), Website

11. Melbourne City Synagogue

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The East Melbourne Hebrew Congregation, also known as East Melbourne Shule, East Melbourne Synagogue, Melbourne City Synagogue or City of Melbourne Synagogue is a historically significant Jewish congregation in East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The synagogue, consecrated in 1877, is the oldest in Melbourne.

Wikipedia: East Melbourne Hebrew Congregation (EN), Website

12. Coop's Shot Tower

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Coop's Shot Tower is a shot tower located in the heart of the Melbourne CBD, Australia. It was completed in 1889 and is 50 metres high. The historic building was saved from demolition in 1973 and was incorporated into Melbourne Central complex in 1991 underneath an 84 m-high conical glass roof.

Wikipedia: Coop's Shot Tower (EN)

13. Block Arcade

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Block Arcadea.canvas.of.light from Melbourne, Australia / CC BY 2.0

The Block Arcade is an historic shopping arcade in the central business district of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Constructed between 1891 and 1893, it is considered one of the late Victorian era's finest shopping arcades and ranks among Melbourne's most popular tourist attractions.

Wikipedia: Block Arcade, Melbourne (EN)

14. Bourke Street Mall

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Bourke Street is one of the main streets in the Melbourne central business district and a core feature of the Hoddle Grid. It was traditionally the entertainment hub of inner-city Melbourne, and is now also a popular tourist destination and tram thoroughfare.

Wikipedia: Bourke Street, Melbourne (EN)


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