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Tourist Places To Visit In Melbourne CBD

1. Flinders Street Station
2. Melbourne Skydeck
3. National Gallery Of Victoria
4. St. Paul Cathedral
5. State Parliament House
6. Chinatown
7. Queen Victoria Market
8. The Royal Botanic Gardens
9. Federation Square
10. South Bank

A coastal city of the southeastern Australian state of Victoria, Melbourne was founded in 1835 establishing a spacious city center, with several exciting places to visit in Melbourne CBD, in the region alongside the Yarra River. The city center street gradually became Melbourne’s Central Business District (CBD), enclosed within the reaches of Spring Street, Flinders Street, La Trobe Street, and Spencer Street.

When thinking about places to visit in Melbourne CBD, a grasp of the surrounding regions of Melbourne is a must including the long list of surrounding suburbs. The city center is lined with spacious tram lines running between the trees, has a Central Shopping Mall with its underground railway station, and many more remarkable malls and streets.

With a mix of old and new, classic and classy separable, Melbourne has grabbed the attention of tourists from worldwide. The best tourist places to visit in Melbourne CBD include the Southbank, the Federation Square, the Chinatown street, and many more.

Here are some of the best places to visit in Melbourne CBD:

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Flinders Street Station

  • Most recognizable tourist attraction in Melbourne CBD is Australia's oldest railway station.
  • Construction was completed in 1910 with high floors dedicated to gyms, library, and lecture halls (later ballrooms).
  • One of the busiest suburban railway stations in the southern hemisphere with more than 1500 trains passing every day.
  •  Consists of a prominent dome structure with a yellow wall façade, tower, clocks, and an arched entrance to attract the attention of passers-by.

    Location: 207-361 Flinders Street, Melbourne 3000
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Melbourne Skydeck

  • Enjoy aerial view of the entire Melbourne from one of the highest viewing platforms in the Southern Hemisphere from the best tourist attractions in Melbourne CBD.
  • A spectacular 360 degrees view of CBD, Dandenong Ranges, and Port Phillip Bay.
  • Availability of free viewfinders to help navigate the views towards iconic locations.
  • Provision of Terrace admissions to feel the wind rushing past at the high altitude while you use binoculars to find the top attractions.
  • You can opt for more provisions including The Edge, Voyager Theater, and Plank apart from the Skydeck.

    Melbourne Skydeck comes under Eureka Towers which is a 297.3 m skyscraper in the Southbank precinct of Melbourne, Victoria in Australia. 

    From Sunday to Thursday: 12 pm to 9 pm (Last Entry- 8:30 pm)
    On Friday and Saturday: 12 pm to 10 pm (Last Entry- 9:30 pm)

    Entry Fees/Charges: The entry fees per person start from Rs.1515.80. The prices vary as you choose extra provisions provided for the viewing.
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National Gallery Of Victoria

  • The most visited tourist attraction in Melbourne CBD, and a very old gallery in Australia situated over Ian Potter Center and NGV International.
  • Home to the most significant art pieces from renowned artists.
  • Organizes historic exhibitions, art events, inviting activities, greets on architecture, fashion, design, music, and dance.
  • Arranges private functions for art fanatics, large-scale weddings, and themed functions in a unique vast space.
  • Provides a perfect mix of corporate gatherings and an eventful end to the evening in the elegant arena.

    Location: 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3006, Australia

    Timings: NGV Opens daily 10 am-5 pm with extended timings on specific days.

    Entry Fees/Charges: Entry to NGV International is free to explore collections of the best art pieces of well-known artists.
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St. Paul Cathedral

  • An Anglican Church being a major tourist place to visit in Melbourne CBD sits prominently on the busiest intersection opposite Fed Square.
  • View the sandstone construction combining Gothic and Early English decorative styles.
  • Beautiful consistent church choir music echoing all around during prayers
  • Consists of Cathedral gift shops with a collection of handicrafts, gifts, souvenirs, and devotional items.

    Location: Flinders Street, Melbourne 3000.

    Open Tuesday to Saturday 10 am to 3 pm
    Closed on Mondays and Sundays

    Entry Fees/Charges: Entry is free for all.
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State Parliament House

  • An elegant-looking place, this is the meeting place of the Government of Victoria.
  • The first look sheds an impressive light with the sweeping steps, heritage facades, and lamp lighting after dark and makes it one of the must places to visit in Melbourne CBD, for both kids and adults alike.
  • Consists of Queen’s Hall, Library, Legislative Council, and Legislative Assembly presented with a grand display of architectural beauty.
  • During the days of no parliament sittings, it is open for casual viewing and exploration.
  • Bookings are not necessary unless the group size is larger than 6.

    Location: Spring Street, East Melbourne VIC 3002, Australia

    Monday to Friday open 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
    Closed on all Saturdays and Sundays
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  • One of the highlighting places to visit in Melbourne CBD, Chinatown is the largest continuous Chinese settlement.
  • Areas to explore in Chinatown include historic buildings native to the Chinese, museums, Dai Loong, village centers, arches, Tianjin Garden, and so on.
  • One can find entertainment, top services, accommodation, dining experience, shopping arenas, and leisure places.
  • A regular celebration of festivals and traditional activities attracts a lot of tourists throughout the year.
  • The arches native and popularly trademarked as Chinese, mark the entrance to Chinatown.

    Location: Little Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

    Timings: Open 24 hours every day
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Queen Victoria Market

  • An authentic shopping experience in the heart of the city, QVM is the greatest tourist place to visit in Melbourne CBD
  • Spending time for a meal at a café and exploring the collection of snacks on the go makes it fun to tour around.
  • Fresh produce available to go and online single-click deliveries for local availability can also be availed here. 
  • Promoting Plastic and Straw-free availability in the market inviting personal carry bags or available reusable bags for purchase.
  • Easy commute from the outside deli on Therry Street with mobile assistance available only from Friday to Sundays.

    Location: Queen Street, Melbourne 3000

    Monday and Wednesday Closed
    Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 6 am to 3 pm
    Saturday: 6 am to 4 pm
    Sunday: 9 am to 4 pm
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The Royal Botanic Gardens

  • A perfect picturesque haven for beauty admirers and one of the most popular places to visit in Melbourne CBD, is the Royal Botanic Gardens. 
  • A well-known attraction for recreation purposes by families and mostly preferred for picnics.
  • An important part of the culture for education related to conservation, science, and horticulture.
  • Houses a vast collection of plants of over 8500 varieties from around the world.
  • Diverse collection of plants includes perennials, cycads, roses, succulents, camellias, rainforest flora, and more rarer collections can be found here.

    Location: Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne

    Timings: It Opens Daily from 7:30 am to 7:30 pm

    Entry Fees/Charges: Free entry for all
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Federation Square

  • Heart and soul of Melbourne, Fed Square is the central arena of all possibilities.
  • It is home to cultural attractions, events, activities, tourism experiences, and more.
  • With the best quality provisions in a range of restaurants, bars, and cafes, it has attracted many tourists as one of the most searched for places to visit in Melbourne CBD.

    Location: Swanston Street and Flinders Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

    Timings: Fed Square is open 24 hours every day but the shops, bars, cafes, and restaurants enclosed have their timings that require to be noted.

    Entry Fees/Charges: There are no fees for entry to the Fed Square but certain arenas within might charge some fee on their specific provisions.
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South Bank

  • A small suburb that sits on the southern side of the Yarra river stretching from Southgate shopping complex to Queensbridge Square.
  • It is home to the Arts Center, Hamer Hall, Recital Center, Malthouse Theater, Center for Contemporary Art, Victorian College of Arts, and National Gallery of Victoria.
  • The promenade is popular for restaurants, cafes, shops, hotels, offices, and so on.
  • Popular destination for a good leisure stroll, wine sessions, and gatherings for streets performances.

    Location: 8 Whiteman Street, South of Yarra River, opposite Melbourne CBD

    Timings: Open All Day
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People Also Ask About Melbourne

  1. Which are the top places to visit in Melbourne CBD?

    The top places to visit in Melbourne CBD are:
    • Flinders Street Station
    • Melbourne Skydeck
    • National Gallery of Victoria
    • Southbank
    • State Parliament House
    • Chinatown
    • St. Paul Cathedral
    • Federation Square
    • Queen Victoria Market
    • The Royal Botanic Gardens
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  2. What is special about Melbourne CBD?

    At par with New York and Berlin, Melbourne CBD is regarded as one of the best street art arenas having walls laden with beautiful presentations to look for in laneways, arcades, and alleyways, and is, therefore, one of the best tourist places to visit in Melbourne CBD, with friends and family.

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  3. What is the Best Time to Visit Melbourne?

    March to May and September to November are the best times to visit as the weather is pleasant and a good time to stroll and explore on foot or two-wheeler while you enjoy the scenes.

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  4. How many days are enough to explore Melbourne?

    Ideally, 3 days are best for top attractions to be visited but the best duration is 5 days to provide you more day trip opportunities.

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  5. How to reach Melbourne?

    You can go by public transport such as buses, and coaches to take you from Melbourne Airport to the Melbourne CBD as there are no direct railways. If you are reaching Melbourne from another city area, you can look for the schedules of trains, trams, buses, and coaches to choose the best option.
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