Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #2 in Melbourne, Australia


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 19 sights
Distance 11 km
Ascend 293 m
Descend 302 m

Explore Melbourne in Australia with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Activities in MelbourneIndividual Sights in Melbourne

Sight 1: Batman's Hill

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Batman's Hill

Batman's Hill in Melbourne, Australia was named for the Vandemonian adventurer and grazier John Batman. Now removed, the 18-metre-high hill was located to the south of today's Collins Street and Southern Cross railway station, and is the site of a steel marker the same height as the original hill.

Wikipedia: Batman's Hill (EN)

463 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 2: Batman Park

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Batman Park

Batman Park is an urban park, located on the northern bank of the Yarra River in central Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Wikipedia: Batman Park (EN)

185 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 3: SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

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Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium is a Southern Ocean and Antarctic aquarium in central Melbourne, Australia. It is located on the banks of the Yarra River beside and under the Flinders Street Viaduct and the King Street Bridge. The attraction is a Sea Life Centre owned by Merlin Entertainments.

Wikipedia: Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium (EN), Website

620 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 4: Crown Melbourne

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Crown Melbourne is a casino and resort located on the south bank of the Yarra River, in Melbourne, Australia. Crown Casino is a subsidiary of Crown Resorts, and was the first casino of the now-international Crown brand.

Wikipedia: Crown Melbourne (EN), Website

705 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 5: Immigration Museum

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Immigration Museum

The Immigration Museum focuses on Melbourne and Victoria’s immigration history and celebrates the diversity of the community through shared storytelling. Located on Flinders Street in Melbourne, Victoria in the Old Customs House, the heritage building was a reflection of vastly expanded trade and soaring revenue from the goldrush.

Wikipedia: Immigration Museum, Melbourne (EN), Website

689 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 6: Young & Jacksons

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Young & Jacksons Mat Connolley (Matnkat) / CC BY 2.5

Young and Jackson is a hotel in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, at the corner of Flinders Street and Swanston Street. Established in 1861, it is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.

Wikipedia: Young and Jackson Hotel (EN), Website

296 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 7: ACMI

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ACMI, formerly the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, is Australia's national museum of screen culture including film, television, videogames, digital culture and art. ACMI was established in 2002 and is based at Federation Square in Melbourne, Victoria.

Wikipedia: ACMI (museum) (EN), Website

36 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 8: 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

410 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 9: 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

299 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 10: National Gallery of Victoria

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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 and most visited art museum.

Wikipedia: National Gallery of Victoria (EN), Website

402 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 11: 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

87 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 12: Queen Victoria Gardens

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Queen Victoria Gardens The original uploader was Tirin at English Wikipedia. / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Queen Victoria Gardens are Melbourne's memorial to Queen Victoria. Located on 4.8 hectares opposite the Victorian Arts Centre and National Gallery of Victoria, bounded by St Kilda Road, Alexandra Avenue and Linlithgow Avenue.

Wikipedia: Queen Victoria Gardens (EN)

373 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 13: 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 honour 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)

863 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 14: Kings Domain

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Kings Domain Photograph by Greg O'Beirne / CC BY 2.5

Kings Domain is an area of parklands in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It surrounds Government House Reserve, the home of the governors of Victoria, the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, and the Shrine Reserve incorporating the Shrine of Remembrance.

Wikipedia: Kings Domain (EN)

899 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 15: Government House

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Government House Photograph by Greg O'Beirne / CC BY 2.5

Government House is the official residence of the Governor of Victoria, currently Margaret Gardner. It is located in Kings Domain, Melbourne, next to the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Wikipedia: Government House, Melbourne (EN)

589 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 16: Royal Botanic Gardens

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Royal Botanic Gardens

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria are botanic gardens across two sites–Melbourne and Cranbourne.

Wikipedia: Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (EN), Website

1120 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 17: Nylex Clock

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Nylex Clock Vincent Quach (Invincible) / CC BY-SA 2.5

The Nylex Clock is heritage listed as an iconic feature of Melbourne and is considered part of the popular culture of the city. It is neon sign sitting atop malting storage silos in the suburb of Cremorne, Victoria, Australia. It is located adjacent to the northern bank of the Yarra River and the Monash Freeway and displays the time and temperature alternately. The text also alternates displaying the words 'Nylex Plastics' that changes to 'Nylex Every Time!'. It is visible from many parts of Melbourne, particularly the Melbourne Cricket Ground. This linkage is referred to in the song "Leaps and Bounds" by musician Paul Kelly and was once climbed by Brisbane-based activists Freshellen Frew, Ag Heard and several other Melbourne-based activists.

Wikipedia: Nylex Clock (EN)

1408 meters / 17 minutes

Sight 18: 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

1528 meters / 18 minutes

Sight 19: 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)


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