8 Whiteman St, Southbank, VIC, Australia 3006
Crown Melbourne (also referred to as Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex) is a casino and resort located on the south bank of the Yarra River, in Melbourne, Australia. Crown Casino is a unit of Crown Limited, and the first casino of the now-international Crown brand.
Initially having opened in 1994 on the north bank of the Yarra, Crown Melbourne relocated and re–opened on the south bank of the Yarra, in 1997. It remains one of the central features of the Southbank precinct of the Melbourne central business district. The entire complex has a space of 510,000 m²—the equivalent to two city blocks—making it the largest casino complex in the Southern Hemisphere and one of the largest in the world. The complex also hosts four hotels, Crown Towers, Crown Promenade, and Crown Metropol, with a fourth hotel approved for construction which is expected to commence in 2018.
Degraves Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3000
Just across Flinders Lane from Centre Place, bustling Degraves Street was one of the first Melbourne 'laneways' to make such a ruckus. Join the happy throng, which includes students and shoppers, tourists and lunchtime workers, on this pedestrian walkway linking the city's fashion precinct with Flinders Street Station.
Take your friends from out-of-town to Degraves Espresso, a quintessentially Melbourne cafe experience. Despite the Parisian vibe cast by the cafe umbrellas in the shadow of the impressive Majorca Building, the dining on Degraves veers towards the Italian, with Il Tempo and Andiamo leading the charge. For the sugar fiends, there's Little Cupcakes and Waffle On.
Sharpen up with a short course at the Centre for Adult Education campus, stocking up on artisan notebooks at Il Papiro and canvassing the goods at Senior Art Supplies. Traverse the cobblestones with new kicks from Sole Devotion, adorn the earlobes with quirky wares from Sine Qua Non and celebrate all things Victorian at Clementine's.
Descend the stairs to subterranean Campbell Arcade for more culinary and creative adventures.
740 Bourke St, Docklands, VIC, Australia 3008
Docklands Stadium (Etihad Stadium)
Docklands Stadium, also known by its current sponsorship name of Etihad Stadium (to be renamed Marvel Stadium in September 2018) is a multi-purpose sports and entertainment stadium in the Docklands precinct of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
The stadium also hosts a number of other sporting events, including some domestic Twenty20 cricket matches, Melbourne Victory Association football home matches, one-off rugby league and rugby union matches as well as number of special events and concerts.
Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne, VIC, Australia 3000
Federation Square is a venue for arts, culture and public events on the edge of the CBD of Melbourne. It covers an area of 3.2 ha (7.9 acres) at the intersection of Flinders Street and Swanston Street built above busy railway lines and across the road from Flinders Street station. It incorporates major cultural institutions such as the Ian Potter Centre and ACMI and Koorie Heritage Trust as well as cafes and bars in a series of buildings centred around a large paved square, and a glass walled atrium. The corner is occupied by a glass walled pavilion that provides access to the underground Melbourne Visitor Centre.
Brunton Ave, Richmond VIC, Australia 3002
MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground)
The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), also known simply as "The G", is an Australian sports stadium located in Yarra Park, Melbourne, Victoria. Home to the Melbourne Cricket Club, it is the 10th-largest stadium in the world, the largest in Australia, the largest in the Southern Hemisphere, the largest cricket ground by capacity, and has the tallest light towers of any sporting venue. The MCG is within walking distance of the city centre and is served by the Richmond railway station, Richmond, and the Jolimont railway station, East Melbourne. It is part of the Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Precinct.
Home to the National Sports Museum, the MCG has hosted other major sporting events, including international rules football matches between Australia and Ireland, international rugby union matches, State of Origin(rugby league) games, and FIFA World Cup qualifiers. Concerts and other cultural events are also held at the venue, with the record attendance standing at around 130,000 for a Billy Graham evangelistic crusade in 1959. Grandstand redevelopments and occupational health and safety legislation have limited the maximum seating capacity to approximately 95,000 with an additional 5,000 standing room capacity, bringing the total capacity to 100,024.
Melbourne VIC Australia 3001
Melbourne Park (Tennis Centre)
Melbourne Park is a sports venue in the Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Precinct in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Since 1988, Australian's bicentenary, Melbourne Park has been home of the Australian Open Grand Slam tennis tournament, which is played annually in January. The park has facilities capable of hosting basketball, netball, music concerts and other events. In the past Melbourne Park has hosted ice skating, cycling, international swimming and motorsport events.
Queen St, Melbourne VIC, Australia 3000
Queen Victoria Market
The Queen Victoria Market (also known locally as Vic Market or Queen Vic) is a major landmark in Melbourne, Australia, and at around seven hectares (17 acres) is the largest open air market in the Southern Hemisphere.
The Queen Victoria Market is the largest and most intact surviving 19th century market in the city. The Melbourne central business district once hosted three major markets, but two of them, the Eastern Market and Western Market, both opened before the Queen Victoria, and were both closed and demolished in the 1960s. Other historic markets survive in Melbourne, such as the inner suburban Prahran Market and South Melbourne Market, though only Prahran has any early buildings. The Queen Victoria Market is historically, architecturally and socially significant and has been listed on the Victorian Heritage Register. It has become an increasingly important tourist attraction in the city of Melbourne.