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Collins St/Swanston St, Melbourne

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Take a stroll down the tree-lined boulevard Collins St/Swanston St, home to some of Australia's best examples of Victorian architecture. As you walk, note the large Collins Street Baptist, St Michael's Uniting, and Scot's Presbyterian churches, and the magnificent Town Hall. Enter the "Cathedrals of Commerce"--including William Pitt's Venetian gothic-style Old Stock Exchange and William Wardell's Gothic Bank--to see some of Melbourne's finest interiors. Head to the "Paris End" for shopping to rival the European capital of culture from which it takes its name. The street is 1.6 km (1 mi) long. To visit Collins St/Swanston St on your holiday in Melbourne, and find out what else Melbourne has to offer, use our Melbourne vacation builder.
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  • Our apartment was on Collins Street!! It is centrally located for all the main attractions, so you really can not get lost. Loved the tram service on the street and the shops!  more »
  • Take a trip down or up Collins Street, great shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. The FREE tram stops on Collins Street so great to hop on and off.  more »
  • Collins Street is a great place for shopping and a traveller may spot some nice sometimes hidden details. Apart from this a traveller may well miss out on this without regret.  more »