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  • 1. Chapel Street

    Prahran | Neighborhood/Street

    The heart of the trendy South Yarra–Prahran area, this long road is packed with pubs, bars, notable restaurants, and upscale boutiques—more...Read More

  • 2. Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia

    City Center | Museum/Gallery

    The Australian art collection of the National Gallery of Victoria hangs on the walls of this gallery. Covering the 19th and 20th centuries,...Read More

  • 3. The Arts Centre

    City Center | Arts/Performance Venue

    Melbourne's most important cultural landmark is the venue for performances by the Australian Ballet, Opera Australia, Melbourne Theatre Company...Read More

  • 4. Acland Street

    St. Kilda | Neighborhood/Street

    An alphabet soup of Chinese, French, Italian, and Lebanese eateries—along with a fantastic array of cake shops—lines the sidewalk of St. Kilda...Read More

  • 5. Athenaeum Theatre and Library

    City Center | Library/Archive

    The first talking picture show in Australia was screened in 1896 at this beautiful theater. Today the building houses three venues—a membership...Read More

  • 6. Block Arcade

    City Center | Store/Shop/Mall

    Melbourne's most elegant 19th-century shopping arcade dates from the 1880s, when "Marvelous Melbourne" was flush with the prosperity of the...Read More

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  • 7. Bridge Road

    Richmond | Neighborhood/Street

    Once a run-down area of Richmond, this street is now a bargain shopper's paradise. It's chockablock with clothing shops, cafés, and factory...Read More

  • 8. Brunswick Street

    Fitzroy | Neighborhood/Street

    Along with Lygon Street in nearby Carlton, Brunswick Street is one of Melbourne's favorite places to dine. You might want to step into a simple...Read More

  • 9. Carlton Gardens

    Carlton | Garden/Arboretum

    Forty acres of tree-lined paths, artificial lakes, and flower beds in this English-style 19th-century park are the backdrop for the outstanding...Read More

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  • 10. CERES Community Environment Park

    Brunswick East | Local Interest–Sight

    On the banks of the Merri Creek in East Brunswick, this award-winning sustainability center is home to a permaculture and bushfood nursery....Read More

  • 11. Cook's Cottage

    City Center | Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    Once the on-leave residence of the Pacific navigator Captain James Cook, this modest two-story home, built in 1755 by Cook senior, was transported...Read More

  • 12. Eureka Skydeck 88

    City Center | Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    Named after the goldfields uprising of 1854, the Eureka Tower (which houses the 88th-level Eureka Skydeck 88) is the tallest residential building...Read More

  • 13. Federation Square

    City Center | Plaza/Square/Piazza

    Encompassing a whole city block, the bold, abstract-style landmark was designed to be Melbourne's official meeting place, with a variety of...Read More

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  • 14. Fitzroy Gardens

    City Center | Park (National/State/Provincial)

    This 65-acre expanse of European trees, manicured lawns, garden beds, statuary, and sweeping walks is Melbourne's most popular central park...Read More

  • 15. Flinders Street Station

    City Center | Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

    Much more than just a train station, Flinders Street Station is a Melbourne icon and a popular meeting place. The term "meet me under the clocks...Read More

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  • 16. Journal

    City Center | Restaurant–Sight

    Next to the City Library, the café has leather couches, bookcases filled with magazines and newspapers, and communal tables where you can enjoy...Read More

  • 17. King's Domain Gardens

    City Center | Garden/Arboretum

    This expansive stretch of parkland includes Queen Victoria Gardens, Alexandra Gardens, the Shrine of Remembrance, the Pioneer Women's Garden...Read More

  • 18. Luna Park

    St. Kilda | Amusement Park/Water Park

    A much-photographed Melbourne landmark, the park's entrance is a huge, gaping mouth, swallowing visitors whole and delivering them into a world...Read More

  • 19. Lygon Street

    Carlton | Neighborhood/Street

    Known as Melbourne's Little Italy, Lygon Street is a perfect example of the city's multiculturalism: where once you'd have seen only Italian...Read More

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  • 20. Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

    East Melbourne | Sports Venue

    A tour of this complex is essential for an understanding of Melbourne's sporting obsession. You can get the stories behind it all at the new...Read More

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