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Melbourne City Attractions And Activities

What to do in Melbourne

Mercure Welcome Melbourne’s hotel accommodation is located in the city centre of Melbourne only minutes walks from the central train hub Flinders Station and with free city centre loop tram stop right on the hotel’s doorstep.

Located right on one of Melbourne’s most famous shopping dstinations, Little Bourke Street, you walk out of the hotel and within a minute you’re either walking through the doors of Melbourne David Jones, Melbourne flagship store, or the Myers Melbourne shopping centre, or Emporium – the choice is yours!

About Melbourne

Located on the southern coast of Australia’s eastern seaboard, Melbourne is perhaps Australia’s most cultured and politically conservative city. Melbourne features include Victorian-era architecture, bounteous cultural institutions museums, art galleries, theatres and spaciously landscaped parks and gardens. Its 3.5 million population is multicultural and entirely sports-mad.

Melbourne prides itself on being a great city. It's hardly surprising, with its spectacular combination of old and new architecture, elegant streetscapes, harmonious ethnic communities and lavish parks & gardens. Include Australia's best dining; an efficient transit system and a packed events calendar and you have all the ingredients for one of the most enlightened and liveable cities in the world.

Melbourne has a lively passion for social eating and drinking, which is reflected in the thousands of restaurants serving up gastronomic experiences from around the world. Everywhere you look you will uncover a vast array of fashionable cafes, where you can enjoy Melbourne's existential coffee culture to the fullest.

Melbourne is a style-setter with some of the best shopping and nightlife in Australia. Whether you are searching for haute couture or vintage clothing, sparkling chardonnay, über-chic bars, clubs or jazz venues, Melbourne has it all.

Melbourne's standing as the cultural capital of Australia is authenticated in a non-stop program of festivals, major art exhibitions and musical extravaganzas. The city boasts many sporting spectaculars and a range of crowd-pleasing events, from the high-octane excitement of the Australian Grand Prix to the beautiful floral displays of the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.

When you venture outside Melbourne, diverse regional areas and attractions proffer dramatic coastal vistas, ski slopes, outback wilderness, vineyards, rugged mountain peaks and enthralling wildlife. Attracting visitors from all four corners of the globe. All attractions and activities are easily accessible, ensuring your Melbourne experience is even more rich and rewarding.

Key Melbourne tourist attractions include:


Flinders Street Station near the Mercure Sydney Parramatta

Federation Square | NGV & Ian Potter Gallery

Flinders Street Station near the Mercure Sydney Parramatta

Flinders Street Station

Arts Centre South bank near the Mercure Sydney Parramatta

Arts Centre/Southbank

National Gallery of Victoria near the Mercure Sydney Parramatta

National Gallery of Victoria

Aerial view of Sidney Myer Music Bowl near the Mercure Sydney Parramatta

Kings Domain Gardens, Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Girl posing in Victorian College of the Arts near the Mercure Sydney Parramatta

Victorian College of the Arts

A lady in Melbourne Theatre Company near the Mercure Sydney Parramatta

Melbourne Theatre Company

An old couple in Melbourne Recital Centre near the Mercure Sydney Parramatta

Melbourne Recital Centre

A painting in ACCA near the Mercure Sydney Parramatta

ACCA – Australian Centre for Contemporary Art

A couple performing in Malthouse Theatre near Mercure Hotel

Malthouse Theatre

Motor bicycle rally in Clarendon street near the Mercure Sydney Parramatta

Clarendon Street, South Melbourne

Presenting a speech in an event at Mercure Sydney Parramatta

ANAM – Australian National Academy of Music

Anne & Samuel 7 Fingers performing near the Mercure Sydney Parramatta

Australian Tapestry Workshop

South Melbourne Market near the Mercure Sydney Parramatta

South Melbourne Market

Aerial view of Sidney Myer Music Bowl near the Mercure Sydney Parramatta

Athletics Victoria – Site of Melbourne’s New Athletic Track

Portrait of the Australian Grand Prix winner near the Mercure Sydney Parramatta

Albert Park – Australian Grand Prix Track

Albert Park Village, Bridport Street

MSAC – Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre

Albert Park Golf Driving Range

Middle Park Village, Armstrong Street

Fitzroy Street, St Kilda

Beaconsfield Parade

Catani Gardens

Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron

St Kilda Pier & Harbour

Penguin Tours

St Kilda Sea Baths

Stoke House & Donovan’s Beachfront restaurants

Marine Parade

Espy Hotel

Historic Palais Theatre

Luna Park amusement park

Acland Street, St Kilda

St Kilda Town Hall

Junction Oval/St Kilda Cricket Ground

Wesley College

Belgian Beer Garden & Cafe

St Kilda Road – Australia’s Premier Boulevard

Melbourne Synagogue

Latrobe’s Cottage

Shrine of Remembrance

Royal Botanical Gardens

Domain Road Village

The Tan Track

Fawkner Park

Toorak Road, South Yarra

South Yarra Station

Chapel Street, Prahran

Church Street, Richmond

Swan Street, Richmond

Richmond Station

Rugby & Soccer Rectangular Stadium

MCG – Melbourne Cricket Ground

National Sports Museum

Melbourne Park Hisense Arena

Melbourne Park – Rod Laver Arena

Yarra River Walk

Birrarung Marr

ACMI – Australian Centre for the Moving Image

St Paul’s Cathedral