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Federation Square, Melbourne

(4/5 based on 2,000+ reviews on the web)
More than a popular meeting spot in Melbourne, Federation Square serves as an entertainment destination in the heart of the city. Encompassing a city block, this plaza contains bars, restaurants, cafes, art galleries, and plenty of shops. You can rent a bike here and ride around the city, or depart on a boat cruise from the nearby dock. Check out The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, holder of the world's biggest collection of Australian art. Of architectural note are the scalene-triangle sandstone building facades and ochre-colored sandstone blocks in the main square's paving. To visit Federation Square and other attractions in Melbourne, use our Melbourne itinerary builder.
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TripAdvisor
  • Strategically looking located in among several must see tourist attractions in Melbourne, Federation SQ is a popular hangout for tourists and locals alike. For tourists, information Center and the ACM...  more »
  • This is a really fun area in the middle of everything in Melbourne's CBD. (Note, I would've given this place a "5" but the actual buildings are really ugly. This is a great place to wander or hang out...  more »
  • Love this place, it was one of my favourite places in Melbourne. They had sports/films on the big screen and deck chairs out. They have stalls/markets on. Lots of activities on all the time. Free wifi...  more »
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  • This is a huge square located opposite the main train station, Flinders Street and a tram terminal. There is a tourist centre, public toilets, art galleries, cafes, restaurants and more. On special occasions such as the Grand Final there is a big screen which draws huge crowds to watch events live! It is a short walk to the river and St Paul's Cathedral. A great spot to visit!
  • An iconic and vibrant place next to the CBD and the Yarra River. Lots of cafes and restaurants and surrounded with art gallery and museums, lots to do.
  • Love that place becoz you can see what is happening and what people share their opinion. People are freedom, have right to say anything
  • Nice public space, lots of dining and a few arts options. Parking garage below. Free wifi is cool.
  • Big, modern, unique. Must see. Also close to other Melbourne highlights - Flinders station and St Paul's Cathedral.