Melbourne Central Business District

Melbourne
Melbourne CBD showing outdoor eating

Explore the magnificent Southbank riverfront, experience the city’s cultural charms in the arts precinct and see a glimpse of colonial history in central Melbourne.

The tree-lined streets of Melbourne’s Central Business District may be laid out on a grid, but there’s much more than meets the eye behind the façades of stunning heritage buildings and in the maze of graffiti-covered laneways.

Melbourne CBD is the city’s inner hub for nightlife, shopping, dining, sightseeing and entertainment. A good place to begin is the historic icon, Flinders Street Station. The train station’s Swanston Street intersection includes the stunning neo-Gothic St. Paul’s Cathedral, the cultural hub of Federation Square and a classic Australian corner pub.

Wake up with a fresh cup of Melbourne’s famous coffee from a café in the narrow Degraves Street. Try local delicacies and fresh produce at the historic Queen Victoria Market. Enjoy a shopper’s paradise in Bourke Street Mall or Melbourne Central. Upmarket designer stores can be found in northern Collins Street, while factory outlet stores line Spencer Street.

Take in some of Melbourne’s finest collections of art at the Southbank riverside arts precinct, which includes the imposing National Gallery of Victoria, the Arts Centre and the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, as well as a magnificent collection of cutting-edge theatre venues. Admire the ever-changing murals in nearby Hosier Lane or check out the latest in cinema at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image.

Don’t miss seeing a musical at one of the CBD’s historic theatres. Have a pre-show dinner at one of the fine-dining restaurants dotted around the city or make your selection from the dining precincts along Hardware Lane, Meyers Place, Curtin House, the Southbank Promenade and Chinatown on Little Bourke Street.

Look over modern Melbourne from the dizzying skydeck of the Eureka Building or see penguins and crocodiles at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, on the banks of the Yarra River. Birrarung Marr, by the Yarra, offers a peaceful oasis of Wurundjeri Aboriginal heritage in the city.

Melbourne CBD is accessible via major train, tram and bus lines and there are plenty of parking spaces. Explore on foot or catch free trams within the central network. Chat to the staff at the Melbourne Visitor Centre in Federation Square to find out what festivals and events are on during your visit.


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Top hotels in Melbourne Central Business District

Atlantis Hotel, Melbourne
Atlantis Hotel, Melbourne
4 out of 5
300 Spencer Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
Fully refundable
The price is AU$117 per night from 20 Jun. to 21 Jun.
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly motel in Melbourne. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,402 reviews)
"Position"

Reviewed on 17 May 2022

Atlantis Hotel, Melbourne
The Victoria Hotel Melbourne
The Victoria Hotel Melbourne
3.5 out of 5
215 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
The price is AU$125 per night from 23 May to 24 May
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Melbourne. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness centre and on-site parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,602 reviews)
"Walking distance to Myer shopping centre and flinders street station. Starbucks and krispy kreme are also super close."

Reviewed on 8 May 2022

The Victoria Hotel Melbourne
Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne Docklands
Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne Docklands
4 out of 5
443 Docklands Drive, Docklands, VIC, 3008
The price is AU$159 per night from 22 May to 23 May
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Melbourne. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the overall value ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (928 reviews)
"Front office staff who checked me in was extremely helpful and friendly. Highly recommend this property."

Reviewed on 15 May 2022

Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne Docklands
Crowne Plaza Melbourne, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Melbourne, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1-5 Spencer Street, Docklands, VIC, 3008
The price is AU$247 per night from 6 Jun. to 7 Jun.
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Melbourne. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (940 reviews)
"Staff and Cleanliness and the location"

Reviewed on 15 May 2022

Crowne Plaza Melbourne, an IHG Hotel
Hotel Grand Chancellor Melbourne
Hotel Grand Chancellor Melbourne
4 out of 5
131-137 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
The price is AU$127 per night from 19 Jun. to 20 Jun.
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly hotel in Melbourne. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
3.9/5 Good! (967 reviews)
"Great location, walking distance to most places in the cbd, great value for money, water temperature in the shower was too hot for me though"

Reviewed on 15 May 2022

Hotel Grand Chancellor Melbourne
Pan Pacific Melbourne
Pan Pacific Melbourne
5 out of 5
2 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf, VIC, 3006
The price is AU$301 per night from 13 Jun. to 14 Jun.
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Melbourne. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in their reviews. Popular ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (956 reviews)
"The rooms are a decent size, the beds we’re comfortable but the pillows not so much. The bathrooms were nice as were the toiletries but I think it wasn’t quite as spotlessly clean as it could have been. It’s in a nice area with easy access to the tram and the city centre"

Reviewed on 2 May 2022

Pan Pacific Melbourne
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