You’re probably sick of hearing about how much better Melbourne is than Sydney – but here’s another reason.
Lockout laws, art, cafes, and Melbourne Central – no wonder it’s the world’s most liveable city!
If you haven’t heard of Melbourne Central, it’s definitely worth a visit. The precinct has been around for over 25 years and basically has everything you need – shopping, food, entertainment, art and culture, plus other sites and activities to explore all year round.
In case that didn’t convince you, here’s a quick snapshot of the centre:
- Shop at over 300 of Melbourne Central’s diverse stores and services, many of which are exclusive to the CBD. A key focus for the precinct is beauty – it hosts international and popular names such as Sephora, MAC, Mecca and Self Centered Medi Spa.
- Melbourne Central is also a key destination for popular city-wide shopping events Shop The City and Vogue American Express Night Out (VAEFNO), offering a host of discounts and offers for the bargain hunters of Melbourne. One of a kind activations pop-up at these events, only to be found exclusively at Melbourne Central.
Food and Dining:
- Take a break and grab a bite to eat at one of Melbourne Central’s many food courts and restaurants, including favourites TGIF, Asian Beer Cafe and The Lion Hotel.
- Sugar rush scouters can often find cult Melbourne food vendors popping up at Melbourne Central’s events to sell their limited edition sweet treats, from the likes of Bistro Morgan, Doughboys, Shortstop Melbourne, and many more. Your Instagram followers will be jealous.
- Melbourne Central has a distinctive entertainment offering to cater for all interests. It boasts a HOYTS cinema with state of the art facilities, unique function spaces and an exclusive premium offering, for those looking for the quintessential cinema experience. The more curious minded can test their skills in Strike’s Exitus room for a real life crack the code challenge.
Art and Culture:
- Join Melbourne Central’s ‘Walk to Art’ tour guide and learn fascinating insights and information on the murals, sculptures, installations and street art pieces that call Melbourne Central home.
- ‘Melbourne Central Art Loop’ is Australia’s largest evolving exhibition of video art on display outside of an institution, curated by Andy Dinan of MARS Gallery. Changing regularly and projecting continuously, each Art Loop exhibition includes experimental video art by internationally renowned emerging and established Australian artists.
- With a train station and tram stops on the doorstep and right underneath the precinct, Melbourne Central is the cities most accessible shopping hub in one central location, inviting visitors to keep exploring.
- Parking at Melbourne Central is also made easy with over 880 undercover car spaces which can easily be accessed via Lonsdale and La Trobe streets.