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Crowne Plaza Melbourne

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Take your visit to new heights - 285 metres above ground to be exact. In just 38 seconds on the fastest elevator trip in the Southern Hemisphere, Eureka Skydeck with have you basking in floor-to-ceiling, 360-degree views of Melbourne before you know it! See Melbourne’s finest views from Albert Park Lake, Port Phillip Bay to the Dandenong Ranges and beyond.

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#Explorelikealocal. A truly international metropolitan centre, it’s no wonder that Melbourne is a favourite travel destination. With an exciting calendar of events, as well as some of the world’s most amazing attractions, Melbourne is a treasure trove for holiday makers.

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Situated on St Kilda Road in the heart of Melbourne’s cultural centre, the Arts Centre is one of Australia’s leading arts and entertainment venues, hosting a full calendar of local and international events all year round. A home of theatre, dance, art exhibitions and other cultural events, the Arts Centre is a testament to Melbourne’s richly diverse culture and dedication to the arts.​

Must Do

The City Circle Tram is your short-cut to seeing Melbourne city centre. The City Circle Tram trundles along a loop around the city and down to the waterfront precinct of Docklands. Heritage ‘W class’ trams run the circuit with wooden chairs, brass and leather hand straps like the originals from 1923. The tram stop is just outside the hotel and well worth it.

Don't Go Home Without

Founded in 1861, the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is Australia’s oldest public art gallery and is home to one of the nation’s biggest and most impressive permanent collections. Also host to some of the best travelling exhibitions in the world, the NGV is a must-see destination for art enthusiasts of every age.

Things To Do

Things To Do

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf, Victoria 3005

Superbly located right in the heart of Melbourne on the edge of the Yarra River is the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), comprising of the Melbourne Exhibition Centre and Melbourne's latest offering in architectural ingenuity - the Melbourne Convention Centre.

Crown Casino

Southbank Prominade, Southbank, Victoria 3000

The Crown Entertainment Complex incorporates several nightclubs, a Village Cinema complex, multiple restaurants, fast food outlets, food courts and shops. The complex also houses an electronic games arcade, laser 'tag' game and bowling alley. Notable features of the casino include its entrance, commonly known as the 'Atrium', featuring stepped fountains and sound/light shows under the themes of the 4 seasons, and pyrotechnic towers running the length of the Casino promenade.

Southbank Restaurants

Southbank Promenade, Southbank, Victoria 3000

Take a walk on the southern side of the Yarra River to access the Southbank Promenade. From the Crown Casino on Clarendon Street all the way up to St Kilda Road, there are a multitude of dining options. During the warmer weather, the restaurants spill onto the Promenade, making the most of the al fresco setting.​

Marvel Stadium

Habour Esplanade, Docklands, Victoria 3008

Marvel Stadium is a multi-purpose facility designed to cater for major sporting and entertainment events, as well as social, business and private functions. The stadium is situated in the heart of Melbourne’s Docklands, just minutes from the CBD. Marvel Stadium is the only football stadium in the Southern Hemisphere with a fully retractable roof. Since opening on March 9, 2000, more than 19 million people have passed through the venue's turnstiles.​

Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

Brunton Avenue, Melbourne, Victoria 3000

People from all over Australia, and indeed all over the world, speak reverently about the MCG, a ground that is as well known as any other. Apart from the magnificent sporting contests it witnesses, the stadium also provides its visitors with world-class facilities, and has a collection which includes some of the most priceless pieces of memorabilia in Australian sporting history.

Melbourne Zoo

Elliot Avenue, Parkville, Victoria 3052

With more than 320 species on view, Melbourne Zoo offers a window into the diversity of the world’s wildlife. Visiting the Zoo is an opportunity to get back in touch with the wonders of nature – only 4km from the city centre. The botanic garden setting provides a relaxing atmosphere with a variety of landscapes, from the Victorian-era formality of the main drive to the lush jungles of the African and Asian rainforest areas

Bourke Street Mall

Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Located in the heart of the city, Bourke Street Mall is an excellent place to start your Melbourne shopping adventures. With major department stores, specialty shops and sports stores, Bourke Street Mall is worth a visit.​

Flinders Street Station

Corner Flinders and Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Visit the historic and iconic Flinders Street station, on the corner of Flinders Street and Swanston Street.

City Circle Tram Stop

A free tourist City Circle Tram runs around the outside of the Melbourne CBD grid and Docklands. From the hotel it is a short 2 minute walk to the closest pick up point - on the corner of Flinders and Spencer Street (outside the 7-11 store)

Melbourne Aquarium

Corner Flinders Street and King Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, located on the Yarra waterfront opposite the hotel, is one of Victoria’s leading visitor attractions. The aquarium is home to thousands of animals, including sharks, turtles, stingrays, sawfish and tropical fish. They have 12 amazing habitat zones to discover and Australia’s largest collection of sub-Antarctic penguins.​

Docklands Precinct

Harbour Esplanade, Melbourne, Victoria 3008

Explore Melbourne's waterfront destination where you can enjoy ice skating with the whole family at O'Brien Group Arena or go shopping at District Docklands.

Queen Victoria Market

Corner of Victoira Pde and Elizabeth St, Melbourne, VIC 3000

The vibrant, cosmopolitan atmosphere of this historic site has endeared the Market to Melburnians for 140 years. The Market is probably best known for its huge variety of fresh produce. Almost half of the Market area is dedicated to the sale of fresh produce, including fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, chicken, seafood and delicatessen products. There is also a wide variety of fashion and specialty stores plus night markets offering street food from around the world.

South Melbourne Market

Coventry St & Cecil Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3205

Opened in 1867, the South Melbourne Market is the city’s longest continually running market with almost 150 stalls operated by small business owners from all over Victoria. Stocking a range of items from produce to fresh flowers, gifts and homewares, fashion and accessories and specialty products and services, the traders have something for everyone and offer some of the best local shopping in Melbourne.