Melbourne Things to Do Tips by Sweetberry1
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The Royal Exhibition Building built in 1886, is one of the world's oldest and largest exhibition pavilions.
In 2004, it became the first building in Australia to win World Heritage listing. The interior has been meticulously restored and there are expansive galleries, not to mention the large dome.
Public tours run daily at 2pm.
Address: Rathdown St. Carlton
The Crown Entertainment complex is a gathering of shops, cafes, restaurants, Accommodation courts, cinemas, live shows, music venues and a casino.
Situated in the Southbank precinct, the Crown complex dominates the Yarra River.
There are 17 bars, 35 restaurants and cafes and lots of speciality shops located inside the complex.
Crown is ideally situated to enjoy the international events that Melbourne hosts every year.
Address: Whiteman Street
I found the best time to visit the Rialto, was late afternoon, or just before sunset. You will be in for a real treat watching the sun setting over the horizon.. Spectacular views.
Address: 525 Collins St. Melbourne.
This is the entrance area of the Rialto Tower. There are also cafe's and bars in this part of the building. And a large souvenir shop, in the same area as you buy your tickets to go up to the Observation Deck.
Address: 525 Collins St. Melbourne.
The Rialto Tower..
Rialto Towers is the tallest reinforced concrete structure in the Southern Hemisphere and is well known for its unique design and glass facade.
The building is accessible from both Collins Street and Flinders Lane. Rialto is a linked,
two tower development comprising 55 floors in the South Tower, and 40 in the North Tower.
The building was officially opened in October 1986 and has retained an equally appealing status with more recently completed landmark buildings.
Views from Level 55 Observation Deck are nothing short of breathtaking! When you visit Melbourne, make a point of experiencing stunning views of the fabulous city and 60km to the horizon. It's the perfect place to discover another side to "the worlds most livable city."
OPEN Every day, 10am until late.
Address: 525 Collins St.
The Chinese Museum is one of Chinatown's main attractions, providing visitors, with information about the history of Australians of Chinese descent since the mid19th Century.
The Museum was opened in 1985 and consists of five exciting levels including an audio-visual theatre with a dynamic, multi screened slide and sound presentation.
Sunday to Friday 10am to 4.30pm
Saturday 12 noon to 4.30pm
(closed Good Friday and Christmas Day)
Address: 22 Cohen Place
Directions: Off Little Bourke St between Exhibition and Russell Sts.
Chinatown predominantly extends along Little Bourke Street between Spring Street and Swanston Street. There are many eating houses and top class restaurants to satisfy the tastebuds.
The streetscape and it's lowrise brick buildings, have retained the historic character of this cultural district.
It is a very busy and important social centre for the Chinese Community, and proudly stands as one of Melbourne city's most popular venues.
There are many traditional festivals and activities throuout the year, making Chinatown a popular destination in the city centre for local, interstate and international visitors.
Address: Little Bourke Street
During the gold rush of 1851, many Chinese were attracted to Victoria and the goldfields. Ships sailed to Australia from Hong Kong with their cargo of men who had come in search of the "New Gold Mountain".
The small Chinese community in Little Bourke Street provided for all the needs of these diggers, lodgings en route to the goldfields, food, equipment and medicine.
In the 1860s many Chinese district associations began to purchase land in little Bourke Street to build clubrooms which would serve as meeting places for the Chinese community.
From the early 1870s, until the early twentieth century, Chinatown experienced good growth. For as gold dried up on the diggings, those who did not return to China went back to Melbourne's Chinatown which, for those who stayed, represented the only community they had.
Address: Lt. Bourke Street.
St. Kilda Road has always been a lovely road to explore from. Lots of trees line the road, and there are parks and gardens around this area.. making it a very pleasant area to spend some time in.
Address: St. Kilda Road. Melbourne.
Trams have always been a big part of Melbourne.. and such an easy way to get around the city and inner suburbs. A ride on one of these new trams would be a great way to see the sites.
This sure is a long way away from the trams we used to have in the city of Melbourne.
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