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Melbourne Cruise Arrivals Guide
Welcome to Melbourne
Victoria is Australia’s second-smallest state. Packed into such a compact area is a wealth of diverse landscapes, from national parks teeming with wildlife, to wineries, lakes and mountains. Best of all, many of Victoria’s unique and varied attractions are easily accessible as day trips from Melbourne. Founded on the banks of the Yarra River in 1835, Melbourne is now home to over four million passionate and welcoming people. This is a city that thrives on creativity and innovation, offers world-class festivals and sporting events, excellent shopping, premium food and wine experiences and a flourishing arts and culture scene. We hope you’ll love Melbourne and Victoria as much as we do! w visitmelbourne.com
Wominjeka – Welcome For Aboriginal people, the city now known as Melbourne has been home since the beginning of time. The sprawling metropolis of this urban city rests upon the ancestral lands of the Kulin Nation of the Boon Wurrung and Woi Wurrung (Wurundjeri) people. Experience Melbourne’s rich indigenous culture at one of the many locations across the city.
First Peoples Exhibition
Aboriginal Heritage Walk at the Royal Botanic Gardens
From Tuesday to Friday each week, visitors can join Indigenous guides for a walk through the Royal Botanic Gardens to discover the traditional uses for plants.
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia This gallery in Federation Square focuses solely on Australian art. The Aboriginal collection is particularly strong, with both artefacts and works by major indigenous artists on permanent display.
Charcoal Lane, Gertrude Street, Fitzroy
Enjoy a taste of native ingredients in this seasonally inspired Australian cuisine restaurant. The social enterprise supports young Aboriginal people and is open every day for lunch and dinner (except Sunday and Monday).
First Peoples at Melbourne Museum Melbourne Museum’s First Peoples at the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, is the largest exhibition to focus on the story of Aboriginal Victoria from the times of creation to today.
Koorie Heritage Trust Cultural Centre
The Trust protects, promotes and preserves the living culture and history of south-east Australian Koorie people. The gift shop sells an extensive range of authentic, locally produced Aboriginal artworks and products. w visitmelbourne.com/aboriginal
Internet: Free Wi-Fi hotspots are located throughout the city. Refer to the Melbourne City Map in this guide.
Explore vibrant Port Melbourne, South Melbourne & St Kilda You don’t have to venture far from Station Pier to get a taste of what makes Melbourne unique! Explore the nearby villages of Port Melbourne, South Melbourne and St Kilda, for some of the best shopping, high-end restaurants, cafes, beaches and attractions Melbourne has to offer.
Come and say hello to the Waterfront Welcomers! This group of passionate and friendly locals are on hand to ensure you receive up to date and local information on what’s on offer in and around Melbourne’s waterfront. Find them at the visitor hub located on the left-hand side as you exit the terminal.
Soak Up St Kilda
St Kilda is Melbourne’s seaside playground, renowned for music festivals and events and its expansive views of the bay, sandy beaches, palm-lined boardwalks, lush parks and gardens, and range of beach and dining activities! Popular Fitzroy Street is lined with fabulous outdoor pubs, cafes and restaurants serving a wide variety of cuisines showcasing Melbourne's multicultural heritage. Nearby Acland Street is famous for its European bakeries and cake shops, and its eclectic fashion sense and stores. Walk or cycle along the foreshore, watch the multitude of kite surfers over a coffee, try out stand up paddle boarding, charter a sail boat, sky dive onto the beach, enjoy an ocean swim or just lie on the beach and read a book. There are so many ways to enjoy St Kilda! w stkildamelbourne.com St Kilda Sea Baths
Port Melbourne Rickshaws, Station Pier
SO:ME Space, South Melbourne Market
Call into Port Melbourne
Discover what it’s like to live like a local and experience the bustle of one of Melbourne’s most popular markets. South Melbourne Market offers a wide range of local and specialised gourmet produce, home wares and souvenirs, and the ever-changing SO:ME space showcases emerging designers of creative artworks, fashion and jewellery. The trendy neighbouring streets of Clarendon and Coventry, brimming with heritage Victorian architecture, are the perfect place to get lost amongst boutique stores, galleries, laneways and cosy cafes.
Stretch your legs and take a short walk (8mins) to Bay Street, this vibrant village is brimming with boutique fashion, home wares, day spas, and health and wellness providers as well as a wide range of stylish restaurants bars, and sidewalk cafes. You could easily spend a day exploring Port Melbourne by foot, or jump on a free rickshaw and explore Bay Street on a three-wheeled ride. Bay Street has everything you need to restock for the ship including a supermarket, post ofﬁce, newsagent, optician and hairdressers all a short distance from the Pier. Taking a chauffeured pedicab is a relaxing way to explore the wide range of activities the street and local area has to offer.
Stylish South Melbourne
Visitor Information Visitors will ﬁnd much to love in Melbourne. On every street and laneway, there are shopping, dining and cultural experiences to discover. It’s all here — let a local show you the way.
Melbourne Visitor Centre at Federation Square A one-stop-shop for visitors providing information on Melbourne and Victoria: brochures and maps; what’s on in the city; souvenirs; plus a travel booking service. Open daily from 9am to 6pm (closed Christmas Day)
Melbourne Visitor Booth in the Bourke Street Mall
Friendly volunteers at the Melbourne Visitor Booth provide free maps and information on shopping, attractions and events in Melbourne. Open daily from 9am to 5pm (closed Good Friday and Christmas Day)
Fitzroy Gardens Visitor Centre
Your ﬁrst stop when visiting the heritage-listed Fitzroy Gardens. Find out about current events and attractions, purchase your Cooks’ Cottage tickets and merchandise, and enjoy the café and free Wi-Fi facilities. Open daily from 9am to 5pm (closed Christmas Day)
Melbourne Greeter Service
Enjoy a free, two to four-hour walking orientation of the city, conducted by a trained volunteer. Orientations in English depart the Melbourne Visitor Centre at Federation Square daily. Orientations in other languages are available on request. Departing daily at 9.30am (excluding Good Friday and Christmas Day) Bookings are essential, phone 9658 9658 on weekdays and 9658 9942 on weekends or visit our website
Dressed in their distinctive red uniforms, City Ambassadors provide a mobile information service in the city with information on shopping, events and how to get around. Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm, Sunday 1pm to 4pm (excluding Good Friday and Christmas Day)
Melbourne Visitor Shuttle
Explore more of the city on board the Melbourne Visitor Shuttle. Ride in airconditioned comfort while hopping on and off at any of the stops. Make use of free Wi-Fi on board while listening to stories of Melbourne’s past and present. Only $10 for a two day pass, children nine and under ride free. Operates every 30 minutes from 9.30am to 4.30pm daily (excluding Christmas Day and some major event days) For information, tickets and bookings t 9658 9658 w melbourne.vic.gov.au/visitor e email@example.com thatsmelbourne
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Transport in Melbourne The easiest way to get to the city centre from Station Pier is by bus or tram, using a myki card. myki is your ticket to travel on Melbourne’s public transport network.
Bus Route 109 – City Express An express shuttle bus operates as a return service from Station Pier to Arts Centre Melbourne on St Kilda Road, every cruise ship day, from 8am to 5pm. Follow these easy steps for an express bus ride into Melbourne.
1. Buy a myki Visitor Value Pack from the pop-up PTV hub located in the upper level foyer of the international terminal. 2. Board the Route 109 express bus at the end of the pier. 3. Touch on your myki at one of the myki readers on board the bus to ensure you have a valid ticket. Tram Route 109
Tram Route 109
Whether you want to go to the city centre or nearby St Kilda, Melbourne’s taxis will get you there. Taxi fares vary, so estimate the cost of your trip online. w taxi.vic.gov.au t 1800 638 802 (toll-free)
Melbourne City Sightseeing
The red hop on/hop off double decker bus will pick you up from the end of Station Pier and take you around some of Melbourne and St Kilda’s most recognised sights. You must pre-purchase your ticket to board the bus. w melbournecitysightseeing.com.au
The Route 109 tram departs from stop 129 – Beacon Cove/Light Rail, at the end of Station Pier. It travels through Port Melbourne, past the Crown Entertainment Complex, and crosses the Yarra River before turning right into Collins Street in the heart of the city. To board the tram, you can buy a myki Visitor Value Pack from the pop-up PTV Hub at Station Pier. Be sure to touch on your myki at one of the myki readers on board to ensure you have a valid ticket.
Travel on trams across parts of Melbourne’s CBD and Docklands is free, in the Free Tram Zone. You can also take the City Circle tram (Route 35), an iconic W-Class tram that travels past major attractions and shops. See the City Map in this guide for route details.
Returning to Station Pier
Board the Route 109 bus which departs from Arts Centre Melbourne and travels express to Station Pier. Alternatively, you can board any west-bound Route 109 tram to Port Melbourne at any tram stop along Collins Street in the CBD. myki reader
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w ptv.vic.gov.au t 1800 800 007
Experience Melbourne Melbourne is a city that knows how to live. Explore the historic arcades and laneways lined with ﬁne dining restaurants, chic cafés, hidden bars and fashion boutiques or head to one of the many lush gardens throughout the city.
What better way to explore the city than on foot. We’ve created a sample itinerary to inspire you and make it easier. Check it out online by following the link below. Or why not join one of the many walking tour operators listed on our website. w visitmelbourne.com/itinerary
Shopping is on the top of the to-do list in Melbourne. You can’t beat Melbourne’s major department stores and shopping centres for the biggest and best choice of international designers. Visit old favourites Myer and David Jones, the newest, Emporium Melbourne and the largest, Chadstone. Explore Queen Victoria Market (closed Mondays & Wednesdays), an historic landmark and the largest open air market in the Southern Hemisphere. Find a bargain at DFO South Wharf or Harbour Town Shopping Centre at Docklands. Shop til you drop in arcades and laneways brimming with designer boutiques and fashion houses. w visitmelbourne.com/shopping
Melburnians are known around the world for their love of sports. Every year millions of sports fans from around the world flock to the city to experience a live sporting event at the many venues around the city. Take a tour of the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG also known as “the G”), visit the National Sports Museum, tour Melbourne Park (home of the Australian Open) and Flemington Racecourse (home of the Melbourne Cup). w visitmelbourne.com/sports
Parks, gardens and vast open spaces located neatly in the city centre make it easy to relax and enjoy the fresh air. Take a stroll through the Royal Botanic Gardens, go on the Aboriginal Heritage Walk and visit the nearby Shrine of Remembrance. Wander Birrarung Marr along the Yarra River, explore the beautiful Fitzroy Gardens, home to Cooks’ Cottage, or experience the waterside views at Docklands. w visitmelbourne.com/outdoors
Cooks’ Cottage Queen Victoria Markets
Victoria’s fascinating native wildlife includes kangaroos, koalas, wombats, platypus, echidnas and lovable little penguins. You can watch an extensive collection of native animals at the Melbourne Zoo or alternatively head to Healesville Sanctuary in the Yarra Valley, Moonlit Sanctuary on the Mornington Peninsula or Ballarat Wildlife Park (all within 1-1.5 hour drive from Melbourne). Marine creatures can be found at the SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium. w visitmelbourne.com/wildlife
Find reminders of Melbourne’s rich history in the numerous historical building and monuments around the city. See the striking interiors of the World heritage listed Royal Exhibition Buildings and explore horrifying tales of prison life in the Old Melbourne Gaol. Discover Melbourne’s maritime past at the Immigration Museum, then stop by the beautiful Fitzroy Gardens to see the reconstructed Cooks’ Cottage – the childhood home of Captain James Cook. w visitmelbourne.com/heritage
Food and Wine
City streets and laneways are ﬁlled with restaurants, bars, cafés, and who could forget the fabulous riverside venues that hum with activity. Melbourne’s food and wine scene is constantly evolving with new venues opening on a weekly basis. Multicultural influences can be found throughout, from Mediterranean and French dishes to South-East Asian and Japanese flavours and most recently a wave of Mexican and tapas venues. Relax with a cup of freshly ground specialty coffee or a long lunch after a morning of shopping. Whatever your pick, Melbourne will serve up something magical. w visitmelbourne.com/food
Explore Regional Victoria in a Day There are a great variety of options for shore excursions within a ninety minute drive from Melbourne. The state’s compact size means its unique and varied landscapes are easily accessible.
Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges
Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula
The Yarra Valley is home to Victoria’s earliest vineyards. Numerous wineries provide cellardoor sales and tastings of hand-crafted wines, and have restaurants serving gourmet food and ﬁne local produce. A visit to Healesville Sanctuary will allow you to see native Australian wildlife in natural surroundings and experience some Aboriginal culture.
Geelong takes full advantage of its unique north-facing bay with fabulous waterfront eateries, landscaped gardens and walking paths set against the backdrop of Corio Bay. Stroll past the sculptured bollards dotted along the foreshore that chronicle characters from the city’s past and present. Geelong is also the major gateway to the Bellarine Peninsula and Great Ocean Road.
1–1½ hours from Melbourne
1–2 hours from Melbourne
12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road
Mornington Peninsula 1–2 hours from Melbourne
1½–2 hours from Melbourne Phillip Island is famed for seeing Australian wildlife in its natural habitat. It is home to a colony of little penguins that make their way from the sea up Summerland Beach to their burrows every day at dusk. Australia’s largest colony of fur seals, koalas and a large population of mutton birds and migratory water birds also live on the island. Ideally your ship will be staying overnight or depart late at night to allow you to witness the penguin parade at dusk.
The Mornington Peninsula is dotted with historic seaside villages. Visit stylish Sorrento, take a stroll along the picturesque harbor of Mornington and stop at the charming nineteenth century ﬁshing hamlet of Flinders. A trip to nearby Cape Schanck will provide superb views of Bass Strait. Soak up at the Peninsula Hot Springs, ride a horse, play a round of golf and indulge in an abundance of local wine and produce.
1½–2 hours from Melbourne Grand nineteenth-century buildings grace the streetscapes of Ballarat and Bendigo, while townships like Maldon and Castlemaine wear their goldrush heritage on their sleeves. Sovereign Hill, a living outdoor museum, recreates a goldmining town and the life of its people in the 1850s, a must see for all visitors. Fine food and wine, outstanding art galleries and extensive parklands and gardens complement the Goldﬁelds experience.
Daylesford & The Macedon Ranges 1½ hours from Melbourne
Flock to the Macedon Ranges and Spa Country to enjoy Australia’s largest concentration of mineral springs, scenic surroundings, a thriving arts and craft community, and award-winning food and wine. Revive and indulge in a luxurious spa bath and massage or enjoy many of the region’s towns and attractions such as the Convent Gallery or the Lavandula lavender farm.
The Great Ocean Road 3–5 hours from Melbourne
The iconic Great Ocean Road winds westwards from the major regional city of Geelong to the South Australian border. One of the most visited stretches of road is the Port Campbell National Park, home to the Twelve Apostles, remarkable limestone rock stacks rising from the ocean. Experiencing the Great Ocean Road requires a minimum of two days/one night. If you are short of time, you can still have a taste of it by joining an express bus tour or a charter plane or helicopter tour. w visitmelbourne.com/regions
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Acland Street Village
Join the “vibe” and “buzz” of eclectic Acland Street Village by the beach. Stroll the streets of St Kilda’s iconic bayside precinct, indulge in the café culture that spills onto our footpaths. View the enticing window displays of our historic cake shops as you weave your way though our unique retail offering.
Acland Street, St Kilda South Tram: 96 to stop 140 w aclandstreetvillage.com.au
City Sightseeing Melbourne
The Best Way to See Melbourne! Melbourne is renowned for its major sporting and cultural events, stylish fashion, the arts, food and wine and much more! Explore and see the city’s major attractions, bustling laneways, cafes and beaches at your own leisure as you hop on and hop off our buses at any of the 27 stops located in the city and surrounds including the suburb of St Kilda. Departs daily: Station Pier
Departs daily: Federation Square
t 8353 2578 w citysightseeing.melbourne
Jewish Museum of Australia
myki Visitor Value Pack
26 Alma Road, St Kilda 3 E6 Tram: 3 or 67 to stop 32 Open: Tue–Thu, 10am to 4pm; Fri, 10am to 3pm and Sun, 10am to 5pm (closed Jewish holy days) t 8534 3600 w jewishmuseum.com.au
Buy yours from the PTV Pop Up Hub at Station Pier t 1800 800 007 w ptv.vic.gov.au
An award-winning museum showcasing the rich history and diverse culture of the Jewish people, with a particular focus on Australian Jewish life, past and present. Group bookings, guided tours and Synagogue visits are available.
Get moving straight away with a preloaded myki travel card. The pack also includes a public transport map, souvenir wallet and discounts into Melbourne and regional Victoria’s best attractions. Pick one up at Station Pier’s PTV Hub before you head into town. They’re also available at PTV Hubs and selected hotels throughout Melbourne. Visit the Public Transport Victoria (PTV) website listed below for more information.
Destination Melbourne Ltd. Level 12, 50 Queen Street, Melbourne 9869 2444 | www.destination.melbourne
Redspot Enterprise Car Rentals
With great cars and even better prices why not drop in today to organise your next car rental or call in advance to organise delivery.
34-60 Little Collins Street, Melbourne 5 C7 Tram: 86 or 96 to stop 9 Train: Parliament Station Open: Mon–Fri, 8am to 5pm and Sat–Sun, 8am to 2pm t 9662 2300 w redspot.com.au
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Arts Centre Melbourne
Arts Centre Melbourne is the city’s home of entertainment and the perfect place to start your visit. Guided tours depart daily at 11am and shows are performed year round. Enjoy free exhibitions and discover Australian artwork. For the perfect local gift, visit our makers market, every Sunday from 10am to 4pm. 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne Tram : 1, 3, 3a, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67 or 72 to stop 14 Train: Flinders Street Station Open daily: 9am to late t 1300 182 183 w artscentremelbourne.com.au
319 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 11 A5 Tram: 11 to stop 16 Bus: 200 to Brunswick Street Open: Thu–Mon, 11am to 10pm and children welcome to 7pm t 9077 9716 or 1300 ICEBAR w icebarmelbourne.com
400 Flinders Street, Melbourne 12 D5 Tram: City Circle to stop 3 Open daily: 10am to 5pm (closed Christmas Day and Good Friday) t 13 11 02 w museumvictoria.com.au/ immigrationmuseum
National Gallery of Victoria
The ultimate arctic experience and at minus 10 degrees it is deﬁnitely the coolest place in town and the only IceBar in Australia. The walls, tables, chairs and even the bar is made of ice! During your stay at the IceBar we provide you with a snow cape and gloves to keep you as snug as a bug in a rug.
You won’t believe how many animals are at Melbourne Zoo! Over 320 species from around the world can be found just ﬁve minutes from the city centre. Tigers roam and monkeys swing from tree to tree. See eye to eye with orang-utans and walk the trail of the elephants. Spy native wildlife including koalas and kangaroos and head underwater to see penguins and seals. Elliott Avenue, Parkville 17 A3 Tram: 55 to stop 25 Train: Upﬁeld Line to Royal Park Station Open daily: 9am to 5pm t 1300 966 784 w zoo.org.au
Victorians come from over 200 countries all around the world. To tell their stories, Melbourne’s Immigration Museum boasts two floors of exhibitions to showcase the journey Victoria’s immigrants have taken, why they decided to take them and the incredible contributions they have made to their new home.
National Gallery of Victoria is Australia’s oldest and most visited gallery. The extensive NGV Collection is recognised amongst the world’s best, and is proudly displayed across two venues. NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne Tram: Any Swanston Street or Flinders Street tram Open daily: 10am to 5pm
The Ian Potter Centre: 18 D7 NGV Australia, Federation Square Tram: As above Open daily: 10am to 5pm t 8620 2222 w ngv.melbourne
Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
Celebrate the screen in its myriad forms: ﬁlm, art and digital culture. Located at Melbourne’s iconic Federation Square.
Federation Square 7 D6 Train: Flinders Street Station Tram: 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67 or 72 to stop 13 and 35 (free City Circle), 48, 70 or 75 to stop 5 Open daily: 9am to late, Galleries: 10am to 5pm t 8663 2200 w acmi.net.au
A must for any visitor to Melbourne – the City Circle tram (Route 35) is free to travel on, running around the edge of the city’s central business district and the Docklands Waterfront precinct. Enjoy the leisurely hour circuit or hop on-and-off at your pleasure, with the tram’s audio tour highlighting Melbourne’s history and attractions.
MCG Tour & National Sports Museum
Gate 3, MCG, Jolimont 13 E9 Train: Jolimont and Richmond Stations Tram: 48 and 75 to stop 11, 70 to stop 7B Bus: Melbourne Visitor Shuttle to stop 3 MCG Tours: 10am to 3pm National Sports Museum: 10am to 5pm t 9657 8879 w mcg.org.au
11 Nicholson Street, Carlton 14 A8 Tram: 86 and 96 to stop 12 Open daily: 10am to 5pm (except Christmas Day and Good Friday) t 13 11 02 w museumvictoria.com.au/ melbournemuseum
Old Treasury Building
Puffing Billy Railway
Spring Street, Melbourne 19 C8 (top end of Collins Street) Tram: 11, 12, 48 or 109 to stop 8 Open: Sun–Fri, 10am to 4pm t 9651 2233 w oldtreasurybuilding.com.au
1 Old Monbulk Road, Belgrave 20 C8 Train: Belgrave Line to Belgrave Station Operates daily: check website for details (except Christmas Day) t 9757 0700 w pufﬁngbilly.com.au
Nothing can match the tradition and heritage of the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground. Go behind the scenes and walk on the hallowed arena on a tour of the MCG, then discover Australia’s largest sporting collection and interactive zones inside the National Sports Museum. Open every day inside Gate 3.
City Circle Tram
Visit Old Treasury Building, widely regarded as the ﬁnest nineteenth century building in Australia. Old Treasury Building Museum hosts exhibitions exploring the stories of Eureka, Ned Kelly and others that have shaped Victoria. Discover the original gold vaults and stories attached to rare and interesting original documents. Free entry.
Share in the stories of Victoria’s First Peoples at Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, experience a living Australian rainforest in the Forest Gallery found at the heart of the museum or receive a surprising insight into our beloved city through The Melbourne Story exhibition.
This world famous steam railway travels through the magniﬁcent Dandenong Ranges to Emerald Lake Park and Gembrook. Lunch is also available daily in heritage dining carriages aboard the Steam & Cuisine Luncheon (bookings essential).
Eureka Skydeck 88
7 Riverside Quay, Southbank 9 E5 Tram: 55 to stop 112 and 1, 3, 3a, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67 or 72 to stop 14 Open daily: 10am to 10pm (last entry 9.30pm) t 9693 8888 w eurekaskydeck.com.au
Batman Park, 2a Spencer Street, 10 D4 Melbourne Trams: 12, 96 and 109 to stop 124 Train: Southern Cross Station Open daily: 10am to 6pm t 9587 7222 w heli-serv.com
Melbourne River Cruises
Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
Nothing you have ever experienced will prepare you for the awe inspiring views from the Southern Hemisphere’s highest viewing platform. Eureka Skydeck 88 with the world’s only ‘Edge Experience’ is an experience above all else.
Take an award-winning sightseeing cruise and discover the best of what Melbourne has to offer while gently meandering your way through this river city. Enjoy a complimentary tea or coffee and relax as our captains detail the history of the Yarra River and Melbourne. Berth 5, Southgate Arts & 15 D6 Leisure Precinct and Federation Wharf 15 D6 (below Federation Square) Train: Flinders Street Station Ofﬁce hours: 8.30am to 5pm Cruising hours: 10.30am to 3.30pm t 8610 2600 w melbcruises.com.au
Heli-Serv is Melbourne’s premier helicopter company operating from our Melbourne Heliport on the banks on the Yarra River. Our exciting helicopter tours range from scenic flights around Melbourne and the magniﬁcent Great Ocean Road, to stunning regional wineries and breweries, and challenging golf courses.
In the Docklands precinct of Melbourne City is the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel. Take-in the 360-degree unobstructed view of Victoria from the only giant wheel in the Southern Hemisphere. Each of the 21 fully airconditioned enclosed cabins lifts you nearly 400 feet (120 meters) into the sky! 101 Waterfront Way, Docklands 16 A2 Tram: 35 (free City Circle), 70 or 86 to stop D11 Train: Southern Cross Station Open: check website for details t 8688 9688 w melbournestar.com
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne Open daily: 7.30am til sunset t 9252 2300 w rbg.vic.gov.au
Corner King & Flinders Streets, 22 D4 Melbourne Tram: 35 (free City Circle), 70, or 75 to stop 2 Bus: Melbourne Visitor Shuttle to stop 11 Open daily: 9am to 6pm (last entry 5pm) t 1800 026 576 w melbourneaquarium.com.au
Enjoy this calm oasis of beautiful plants in one of the world’s ﬁnest gardens. Learn about Indigenous culture on an Aboriginal Heritage Walk; relax at one of our cafés, explore the spectacular Guilfoyle’s Volcano or take a punt tour on the Ornamental Lake. Special events and programs run year round.
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium takes you on an awe-inspiring journey through 12 amazing zones of discovery, from the depths of the ocean to the icy waters of Antarctica. Extended opening hours throughout January. Please check the website for details.
Shrine of Remembrance
Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne Tram: 3, 3a, 5, 6, 8,16, 64, 67 or 72 to stop 19 Open daily: 10am to 5pm t 9661 8100 w shrine.org.au
Bradshaw Street, Ballarat 24 D1 V/Line Train: Southern Cross Station to Ballarat Open daily: 10am to 5pm t 5337 1199 w sovereignhill.com.au
Explore Melbourne’s iconic landmark. A building with a soul. Renowned for its architecture, the Shrine is set in an elevated position providing unrivalled, panoramic views of Melbourne. Guided tours depart daily from the Visitor Centre at 11am and 2pm, providing a unique insight into the Sanctuary, Crypt and Galleries of Remembrance. 23 C5
Chadstone Shopping Centre
Discover the largest shopping centre in Australia. Explore close to 500 stores, 50 Australian and International designer boutiques plus 16 world-class luxury brands. Travel on the free Fashion Shuttle, departs daily, on the hour from Federation Square.
1341 Dandenong Road, 28 F8 Chadstone Bus: Free Fashion Shuttle pick-up, 28 D7 corner Flinders & Russell Street Open: see website for details w chadstone.com.au
Queen Victoria Market
Eat, shop and explore your way through our iconic food halls and heritage sheds. Discover our huge range of fashion, souvenirs and unique Australian products. Corner Elizabeth & 34 A5 Victoria Streets, Melbourne Train: Melbourne Central or Flagstaff Station Tram: 19, 57 or 59 to stop 7 and 55 to stop 9 Bus: Melbourne Visitor Shuttle to stop 8 Open: Tue & Thu, 6am to 2pm; Fri, 6am to 5pm; Sat, 6am to 3pm and Sun, 9am to 4pm t 9320 5822 w qvm.com.au
Sovereign Hill brings to life the colour and excitement of Australia’s 1850s gold rush. An internationally acclaimed tourist attraction, Sovereign Hill provides a full day’s entertainment, there’s real gold to be panned in the creek, an underground gold mine, goldﬁelds shops, traditional trades in action and much more.
Established in 1910, City Hatters offers the ﬁnest selection of hats and caps from around the world including Stetson, Christys, Bailey, Kangol, Brixton, Hills and of course the iconic Australian made Akubra. We also have the broadest range of hand woven Panama’s anywhere to be found. Open 7 days a week. 211 Flinders Street, Melbourne 29 D6 Train: Flinders Street Station Tram: 35 (free City Circle), 70, 75 to stop 5 Open: Mon–Fri, 9.30am to 6pm; Sat, 9am to 5pm and Sun, 10am to 4pm t 9614 3294 w city.com.au
Rutherford Fine Jewellery & Pearls
Established in 1952, the Rutherford family showcase the largest collection of Australian pearls, antique jewellery and silver in Melbourne. 182 & 174 Collins Street
Shop 17, The Block Arcade, 35 C6 Melbourne Tram: 11, 12, 48 or 109 to stop 6 and 1–8, 16, 64, 67 or 72 to stop 11 Train: Flinders Street Station Open: Mon–Fri, 10am to 5.30pm and Sat, 10am to 5pm t 9650 7878 w rutherford.com.au
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Experience an African adventure just 30 minutes from Melbourne. Take a guided safari across the open range savannah spotting rhinos, giraffes and zebras! Discover a pride of lions, visit one of the world’s largest gorilla exhibits and discover a family of hippos.
K Road, Werribee 25 D1 Train: Werribee Line to Werribee Station Bus: 439 to Werribee Open Range Zoo Open daily: 9am to 5pm t 9731 9600 w zoo.org.au/werribee
Collins234 Boutique Place
Collins234 Boutique Place is home to some of Melbourne’s ﬁnest and unique fashion, beauty and specialty retailers. The stylish boutique centre is in the heart of the city, conveniently located near the corner of Collins and Swanston Streets.
234 Collins Street, Melbourne 30 C6 Train: Flinders Street Station Tram: 109 to stop 6 Open: Mon–Wed, 10am to 6pm; Thu, 10am to 7pm; Fri, 10am to 8pm; Sat, 10am to 5pm and Sun 12pm to 5pm. Public holidays, 12pm to 5pm t 8539 3003 w collins234.com.au
Temelli Jewellery is one of Australia’s most respected jewellers. Specialising in ﬁne diamonds, Australian Argyle pink diamonds, Willie Creek Australian south sea pearls, unique coloured gems and Swiss timepieces. Temelli Jewellery has its own workshop in the elite Collins Street, Melbourne shopping district. 1/259 Collins Street, Melbourne
Shop NGV Design Store
The National Gallery of Victoria collaborates with leading local and international artists, designers and makers to offer unique contemporary products. Visit the NGV Design Store at two locations. NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne t 8620 2243
The Ian Potter Centre: 31 D7 NGV Australia, Federation Square t 8662 1543 Tram: Any Swanston Street or Flinders Street tram Open daily: 10am to 5pm w designstore.ngv.melbourne
The National Opal Collection
The spectacular showroom has Australia’s largest range of competitively priced tax-free opals and opal jewellery. You will also discover the link between the opal and the dinosaur at this free display of rare opal specimens and opalised fossils.
Highpoint Shopping Centre, 36 A1 Maribyrnong Open: Mon–Fri, 10am to 5.30pm; Sat, 10am to 5pm and Sun, 12pm to 5pm t 9639 5556 w tj.net.au
119 Swanston Street, 37 C6 Melbourne Tram: 109 to stop 6 t 9662 3524 w nationalopal.com
Ashley Opals Jewellers
Australian By Design
85 Collins Street, Melbourne 26 C7 Open: Mon–Thu, 10am to 6pm; Fri, 10am to 7pm and Sat, 10am to 5pm t 9654 4866 w ashleyopals.com.au
Shop 13, The Block Arcade, 282 Collins Street, Melbourne Tram: 109 to stop 5 t 9663 9883 w australianbydesign.com.au
Peter Sheppard Footwear
271 Collins Street, Melbourne 32 C6 Tram: 109 to stop 5 or stop 6 Open daily: check website for details t 9654 1179 w petersheppard.com.au
163 Commercial Road, 33 D6 South Yarra Train: Prahran Station Tram: 72 to stop 30 Bus: 216, 219, or 220 to stop 14 Open: Tue, 7am to 5pm; Thu–Sat, 7am to 5pm and Sun, 10am to 3pm t 8290 8220 w prahranmarket.com.au
Ashley Jewellers, located at the Paris End of Collins Street, is recognised locally and internationally for its jewellery of distinction with a unique style and reputation for quality and individuality of design. They specialise in Australian pearls, opals and diamonds of ﬁne quality featured in contemporary trendsetting designs, which create modern day masterpieces that will be cherished for eternity.
Australia’s largest collection of women’s shoes. Offering over 50 brands from the style hubs of Europe including Arche, Thierry Rabotin, Ara and Pas De Rouge. Specialising in ﬁtting the perfect shoe for every foot and offering shoes for orthotics.
Beautiful Australian made gifts and souvenirs, many are individually hand made. Aboriginal art and craft, timber, silk scarves, bronze, pewter, stunning hand blown glass, jewellery and original art. Many wonderful Australian gifts to choose from.
A trip to Melbourne is not complete until you visit Prahran Market, the food lover’s Market, established in 1864. Taste local cheeses, chacuterie, freshly shucked oysters and premiere coffee.
Exclusive retailer of the international brand UGGaustralia and Emu Australia, fashion forward footwear for men, ladies and children. 317 Little Collins Street, Cnr. Block Place, Melbourne Open: check website for details
Lower Level Shot Tower, 38 B6 Melbourne Central, Corner Elizabeth & Lonsdale Streets, Melbourne Tram: 19, 57 or 59 to stop 5 Open: check website for details t 9650 0511 w ugghouse.com.au
Fratelli Fresh is Melbourne’s leading Italian ﬁne food restaurant. Our menu heroes the very best of Italian cooking, where simplicity meets robust flavours and fresh produce. The flavours are simple and big, the portions generous, and the menu is extensive with a mixture of savoury dishes and pasta options. 7 Alfred Place, Melbourne Tram: 109 to stop 7 Open: Mon–Fri, 7am to late and Sat–Sun, 11.30am to late t 1300 253 733 w fratellifresh.com.au
Lindt Chocolate Café
Indulge in an exquisite chocolate experience at the Lindt Chocolate Café. Enjoy a range of delicious chocolate desserts and treats handcrafted by Lindt Master chocolatiers paired with signature chocolate drinks. Ground Level, 40 E6 Southgate Retail Precinct Open daily: check website for details t 9686 7498 w lindt.com.au 271 Collins Street, Melbourne Open daily: check website for details t 9667 0900 w lindt.com.au
Saké Restaurant & Bar
45 South Wharf Promenade, 41 D3 South Wharf Tram: 109 to stop 124A Open: Mon–Thu, 11.30am to late, Fri–Sat, 11.30am to 1am and Sun, 11.30am to late t 1300 686 424 w munichbrauhaus.com
121 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 42 D7 Tram: 109 to stop 7 Open: Mon–Sat, 11.30am to late and Sun, 5pm to late t 1300 670 910 w sakerestaurant.com.au
Enjoy a taste of Munich overlooking the Yarra River on Melbourne’s South Wharf! Boasting mouth-watering Bavarian cuisine, imported bier and a live ‘oom pah pah’ band, you can experience the very best of Bavaria in an authentic bier hall setting, where it’s Oktoberfest 365 days a year.
Sprawled over two storeys in Melbourne’s famed gastronomic destination, Flinders Lane, Saké Restaurant & Bar is a super-luxe, highenergy addition to Melbourne’s CBD. The menu showcases the very best in contemporary Japanese cuisine while the bar features an array of incredible cocktails, sakes and whiskies.
The Cut Steakhouse
The Langham, Melbourne
7 Alfred Place, Melbourne 43 C7 Tram: 109 to stop 7 Open: Mon–Fri, 12pm to 3pm & 5pm to 11.00pm; Sat, 5pm to 11pm and Sun, 5.30pm to 10.30pm t 1300 253 733 w cutbarandgrill.com
1 Southgate Avenue, 44 D6 Southbank Tram: 1–8, 16, 64, 67 or 72 to stop 14 Open daily: 6.30am to 11pm t 1800 641 107 w melbarestaurant.com.au
Housed in the beautifully historic building, The Alfred, The Cut Steakhouse features soaring high ceilings, dark timber ﬁnishes and plush leather seating. The menu features the very best in locally sourced prime Australian beef and sustainable seafood, along with an impressive beverage list.
Melba Restaurant’s grazing buffet includes bountiful seafood, a sushi station, turbo woks, char grill, Italian pasta, Chinese dumplings, classic carvery, decadent desserts, a chocolate fountain and ice cream. Or enjoy a bespoke high tea of beautiful cakes, ribbon sandwiches and petite fluffy scones at Aria Lounge.
Published on Oct 26, 2016
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