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Melbourne Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour plus Phillip Island Penguin Parade
"Melbourne City Sightseeing Tour (3 hours):Start your tour with a pickup by air-conditioned coach from your central Melbourne hotel or alternatively meet your guide in Federation Square. Hear about Melbourne's famous world-class sporting events like the Australian Open Tennis Championships and the Melbourne Cup horse race and the city’s vibrant markets cafes and galleries.As you drive through the downtown streets watch out for top Melbourne attractions like St Patrick’s Cathedral and Melbourne Cricket Ground. Pass the hustle and bustle of Queen Victoria Market and visit the iconic Fitzroy Gardens (own expense) – home to Captain Cook’s Cottage.Take in the and if you choose to do both tours on the same day
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Central Melbourne Walking Tour
"Federation Square locally known as Fed Square is one of the most ambitious architectural designs in Australia and covers an entire city block in Melbourne’s Central Business District (CBD) blending both the cultural heritage of Melbourne with civic purpose. Here is where your city walking tour will commence with a brief introduction to the history of Melbourne. Follow Melbourne’s timeline from the original indigenous landowners to the immigration and migrant policies of the 1970s that shaped and formed the fabric of Melbourne’s rich culture. Wander the laneways are home to emerging and well-known local craftsmen and artisans. Soak up the atmosphere created by the café scene smell the aroma of coffee and spices
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Half-Day Melbourne City Laneways and Arcades Tour with Eureka Skydeck
"Travel with your experienced driver/guide on a premium luxury coach and travel through the busy streets of Melbourne. Sightseeing includes Lygon Street ""Little Italy"" Melbourne University the beautiful Royal Exhibition Building and Melbourne Museum Parliament  House and the Princess Theatre MCG - Melbourne Cricket Ground the inner suburb of East Melbourne with the ornate terraced buildings and the bustling Chinatown. This half-day  morning tour also includes plenty of stops to ensure that you get the perfect holiday snap. Your first stop is at St Patrick's Cathedral in lieu of this
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Federation Square Tips (49)

The colour of it all

It was hard not to notice. Somewhat reminiscent of the market displays in European towns it came as no surprise to find out that it was an Italian brand (Bertolli) who were flogging their latest...
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iandsmith
May 18, 2005

Federation Sq. II - National Gallery of VIctoria

Tucked inside the conglomerate that is Federation Square is the "Icons of Australian Art Trail". This is, in my limited knowledge, the best all round collection of famous Australian artists.A...
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iandsmith
May 17, 2005

the new (2002) stuff in federation square

it' a brand new "refurbishment"... It seems to be a huge cohordinated mess, but inside there's a huge arts exibition... from aborigenal to now, three stages of for free quality interesting stuff.......
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utttz
Oct 02, 2003

VT VOTED IT AS THE WORLD'S FIFTH UGLIEST BUILDING

Before i forget, please refer to the website below if you are interested in attending an event at Federation Square.Federation Square was constructed over the railway lines and was opened in 2002. It...
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davidjo
Aug 11, 2016

Fed Square- Melbourne's Cultural Heart

Federation Square is controversial due to its striking, but unusual, design using large panels and claddings of sandstone, zinc and glass. It is a strikingly modern design for a civic centre and has...
grantravel
Aug 11, 2005

Art or Chaos - you decide ?

By all accounts this particular bit of architecture divides opinion, you either love it or hate it. It's essentially a square/plaza with some interesting modernistic style buildings around it. Seemed...
pugwashman
Nov 29, 2004

Federation Bells

Federation Bells is a fantastic piece of public art behind the back of Federation Square that allows you to compose your own tune on http://www.federationbells.com.au/Once you get to the website and...
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leon.partsi
Oct 09, 2011

FEDERATION SQUARE

Melbournes most incredible focal point, Federation Square can hold up to 20,000 people, we saw it on Gold Cup day, packed with people waiting to watch the big race on the giant TV screens, it was like...
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BerniShand
Jan 08, 2005

Very Striking

I am sure you will find many different opinions about Federation Square. It is very different and functional, I suppose. It is not "square" at all, but very interesting. I don't know if I should say...
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PierreZA
Dec 08, 2007

Fun in Federation Square

A great meeting area across the river from the city and not far from the casino. We merely walked through here but our friends pointed out several great pubs and eating areas as well as a general area...
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amandajayne81
May 09, 2009

FEDERATION SQUARE

Federation Square is Melbourne's meeting place and a unique cultural precinct. Within Federation Square there are many other attractions including The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Australian...
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Rumi-fan
Jul 28, 2007

Federation Square

Well you can hardly avoid Federation square - it is right across the road from Flinders Street Station in the CBD of Melbourne.This square is a point of contention amongst people in Melbourne - you...
MishyM
Sep 20, 2006
 
 
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Things to Do Near Federation Square

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Flinders Street Station

Mention Flinders Street Railway Station and nearly every Australian would know your talking about Melbourne. Want a meeting place, then under the clock with everybody else at Flinders Street...
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St Paul's Cathedral Melbourne

When I walked into St. Paul's Anglican Cathedral I was immediately attracted to the stone work, cream limestone banded with bluestone - stunning! The floors and walls are beautiful, as they are...
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Australian Centre of Moving Images - ACMI

We had heard so much about ACMI ( Australian Center for the Moving Image) we were extremely disappointed when we arrived there. We asked at the reception what we could see and the girl said that there...
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Regent Theatre

THE REGENT THEATRE Really it is quite lucky that it is standing here today, as fire and flood and even demolishment meant it may have been destroyed for ever. Many outstanding old buildings were...
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The Forum Theatre

The stunning architecture of the Forum Theatre (formerly State Theatre) is the kind I didn't expect to find in Melbourne nor Australia - it definitely reminded me of Egypt! In the early 1920s, Stuart...
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Yarra River

The Yarra river has been dedicated as a Sri Chinmoy Peace River, but i am sure not many people know this or even care. Expand the top photo should you like to read the plaque that has been placed...
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Getting to Federation Square

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Corner Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000

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