Local Area Info and Attractions

Things to Do and See, In and Around Melbourne and St Kilda

The Crest on Barkly is surrounded by countless attractions from museums to sporting venues or even a night at the casino, Melbourne has something to offer every guest. Below is a list of popular attractions to make your stay with us even more memorable.

luna park st kilda Luna Park Melbourne (1.2km)
st kilda pier St Kilda Pier (1.6km)
st kilda beach St Kilda Beach (1.5km)
albert park lake Albert Park Lake (1.5km)
acland st cafes Acland Street Cafes (1km)
albert park golf course Albert Park Golf Course (1.4km)
palais theatre Palais Theatre (1.3km)
st kilda botanic gardens St Kilda Botanic Gardens (1.6km)
melbourne sports and aquatic centre Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (2.8km)
melbourne cbd Melbourne CBD (6km)


Local Area Information

Short tram ride to the famous LunaPark
Tram ride to Crown Casino and Southbank.
Tram ride to St Kilda street market on Sundays.
16 kilometres from Tullamarine Airport
Tram ride to Exhibition Buildings
13 kilometres from Melbourne Zoo
Short Tram ride to Queen Victoria Market
Short Tram ride to the State Museum.


Location: Cnr King and Flinders St, Melbourne.
Phone: (03) 9923 5999
Fax: (03) 9923 5995
Website: www.melbourneaquarium.com.au
Hours: Daily

Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum (MCG)

Artefacts and sporting history is unveiled in the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum, famous Long Room, the MCG's cricket and football museums.

Location: Brunton Avenue, Jolimont Terrace, Jolimont, 3002, Victoria
Melway: 2G D7
Phone: (03) 9657 8861
Email: agos_om@mcc.org.au
Website: www.mcg.org.au
Hours: Mon-Sun 9.30am to 4.30pm (Good
Friday and Christmas Day closed)


Situated on Little Bourke Street and the neighbouring lanes between Spring and Swanston Streets, restaurants, cafes and Asian grocery stores dominate the precinct. Chinatown is a bustling street with people, sounds and smells to entice you. Chinese medicine, music, restaurants, gold and jewellery, unique and exotic gifts, cinema, events and festivals, the museum and karaoke are major features of Chinatown.

Location: Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, 3000, VIC
Melway: 1B P4
Phone: (03) 9658 9658
Website: www.melbournechinatown.com.au
Hours: Mon-Sun
Free: Yes

City River Cruises

Yarra River cruises for lunch, dinner, and sightseeing. Wedding and cocktail packages available on board MV Melba Star

Location: 3 Princes Walk, Melbourne, 3000, Victoria
Melway: 1B P11
Phone: (03) 9650 2214
Email: info@cityrivercruises.com.au
Website: www.cityrivercruises.com.au
Hours: 11.30am, 1pm, 2.30pm and 4pm (subject by tide and demand)

Cooks' Cottage

Located in the beautiful Fitzroy Gardens since 1934, Cooks' Cottage was originally built in England in 1755, by the parents of Captain James Cook. Come and wander through the cottage and gardens, trying to imagine what life might have been like for Captain Cook's family, as well as the other tenants of the cottage during its 178 years in Yorkshire. Children's programs, and tours in English, Japanese, French, Spanish, Hindi and German available.

Location: Fitzroy Gardens, Cnr Lansdowne Street and Wellington Parade, East Melbourne, 3000, VIC
Phone: (03) 9419 4677
Website: www.cookscottage.com.au
Hours: Mon-Sun 9am to 5pm (5.30pm during daylight saving)

Crown Casino

One of the largest gaming facilities in Southern Hemisphere, featuring 350 gaming tables and 2500 slot machines. 500,000 square metre property dominated by an extensive precinct and world-class hotel. Gaming room comprises numerous small casinos. Collins Street tram no. 12 or 109 (or) Bourke Street tram no. 96.

Location: 8 Whiteman Street , Southbank, 3006, VIC
Melway: 1A, C12
Phone: (03) 9292 8888
Fax: (03) 9292 5515
Email: website@crowncasino.com.au
Website: www.crownltd.com.au
Hours: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Wheelchair Access Available

Federation Square

Federation Square is a central and unifying public space, a landmark and a cultural magnet bringing together open spaces and innovative architecture and engineering. Filling an entire city block, Federation Square's creative mix of attractions embody all that's great about Victoria: fine art, fine hospitality, bold design and vibrant events. Includes public spaces, the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, ACMI, Australian Racing Museum, SBS, Melbourne Visitor Centre, cafes and restaurants.

Location: Cnr Swanston and Flinders Street, Melbourne, 3000 Victoria
Melway: 1B P10
Phone: (03) 9639 2800
Website: www.fedsq.com.au
Hours: Mon-Sun (See individual venues for opening hours)

Fox Classic Car Collection

The Fox Classic Car Collection of prestige cars is housed in the historic Queen's Warehouse building located in the Melbourne's Docklands precinct. The building is at the foot of the Collins Street Bridge.

Location: 749-755 Collins Street (cnr Stadium Drive and Collins Street), Docklands, 3008, VIC
Melway: 2E H7
Phone: (03) 9620 4086
Fax: (03) 9620 4084
Website: www.foxcollection.org
Hours: Only open for group tours by appointment. (see website for open days)

Gogg and Maggog Clock at Royal Arcade

Gogg and Maggog in the Royal Arcade have been striking time on Gantts Clock since 1892, modelled on figures in Guildhall London, they symbolise the conflict between ancient Britons and Trojan invaders, having been captured in battle by the trojans they were made to stand as porters at the gateway of an ancient palace on a site later occupied by the Guildhall, its traditional for Gog to stand to the north and Magog to the south. They strike the bells every hour on the hour

Location: Royal Arcade, Melbourne, 3000, VIC
Phone: (03) 9670 7777
Fax: (03) 9670 1285
Email: enquiries@royalarcade.com.au
Hours: Mon-Sun Open 24 hours

Gold Treasury Museum

Symbol of wealth from the gold rush era. Showcases permanent and temporary exhibitions. Group tours by arrangement. Bookings essential. The Old Treasury Building is also host to a Function and Meeting Centre located on the first and second floor. Enquiries and
bookings: Peta Hunter (03) 9651 2277

Location: Cnr Spring and Collins Streets, Melbourne, 3000 Victoria
Phone: (03) 9651 2233
Fax: (03) 9651 6508
Email: contact@oldtreasurymuseum.org.au
Website: www.oldtreasurymuseum.org.au
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm, Sat-Sun and
Public Holidays 10am to 4pm (Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday closed)

IMAX Theatre Melbourne

IMAX is the largest and most exciting film format in the world. With crystal clear images, ten times larger than traditional cinema format, the IMAX experience draws you in with pictures so real you want to touch them, so powerful you can feel them. Total Immersion. See website for session times. Bourke Street tram no. 86 or 96.
Stop no. 12.

Location: Rathdowne Street, Carlton, 3053, Victoria
Melway: 2B H10
Phone: (03) 9663 5454
Email: bookings@imax.com.au
Website: www.imax.com.au
Hours: Mon-Sun 10am to 10pm
Wheelchair Access Available

Immigration Museum

Located in the Old Customs House in the heart of the city, the Immigration Museum explores stories of people from all over the world who have migrated to Victoria from the 1800s through to the present day. Stories are brought to life through moving images, computer interactives, voices, memories and belongings. The result is an entertaining experience that engages the senses. Tram 48, 70, or 75 to cnr of Flinders Street & Market Street. Free City Circle Tram to cnr of Flinders Street & Market Street. Train to Flinders Street or Spencer Street Station. Cafe bookings, phone (03) 9614 5831

Location: Old Custom House, 400 Flinders Street, Melbourne, 3000, VIC
Phone: (03) 9927 2700
Hours: Mon-Sun 10am to 5pm

Mahogany Tours

Day tours to Queenscliff and Sorrento in a classic 1930's mahogany boat. Bad weather will affect timetable. Refreshments are served on board, or you can chose to lunch as Mietta's Queenscliff Hotel. Custom made tours catered for also, including tours of the Maribrynong.

Location: Victoria Docks, Melbourne, 3000, Victoria
Melway: 2E E6
Phone: (03) 9428 9173
Hours: Mon-Sun 9am to 6pm

Melbourne Museum

Hands on multi media, performances, activities, interactive displays, living forest gallery, Imax theatre, Aboriginal performances and much more. Guided tours available in Italian, Greek, Vietnamese, Chinese, Arabic, Croatian, Japanese, Spanish and English. See website for details of special exhibitions, and further information. Bourke Street tram no. 86 or 96. Stop no. 12.

Location: Carlton Gardens, Melbourne, 3000, VIC
Melway: 2B, J9
Phone: 131 102 or (03) 8341 7777
Fax: (03) 8341 7761
Website: www.melbourne.museum.vic.gov.au
Hours: Mon-Sun 10am to 5pm (Good Friday and Christmas Day closed)

Melbourne Observation Deck

From the top of one of the tallest buildings in the Southern Hemisphere, enjoy spectacular 360 panoramic views of Melbourne and surrounding areas. Features include Rialto Vision Theatre film, souvenirs, information desk, free binoculars, museum displays, outdoor viewing balconies and cafe. Information is available in English, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Indonesian, German and Italian.

Location: Level 55, Rialto Towers, 525 Collins Street, Melbourne
Melway: 1A D8
Phone: (03) 9629 8222
Email: ob.deck@rialto.com.au
Website: www.melbournedeck.com.au
Hours: Fri-Sat 10am to 11pm,
Sun-Thu 10am to 10pm, Christmas Day 10am to 5pm

MV Lady Chelmsford Showboat Cruising Restaurant

Cocktail cruises or four course dinner dancing cruises, with live entertainment, through the waters of the Yarra, Docklands, Port Phillip and Hobsons Bay. Bookings essential. Bookings available for weddings, parties, lunches and other functions. See website for special event details.

Location: Wharf 14, Docklands, 3008, Victoria
Melway: 2E F4
Phone: (03) 9620 5620
Fax: (03) 9620 5678
Email: info@boatcruises.com.au
Website: www.boatcruises.com.au/showbaotindex.htm
Hours: Fri-Sat 7.30pm to 11pm

Old Melbourne Gaol

Victoria's oldest surviving penal establishment provides an exhibition on 19th century gaol life, including the death masks and memorabilia of some of Melbourne's most notorious criminals. The gaol was closed in 1929. Night performances by candlelight, follow a warder through the gaol, as he relates its sorry history and the stories of those who were hanged there. Night tour Bookings essential. Tickets from Ticketek (phone 132 849). Day admittance prices: Adult $12.50, Child $7.50, Concession $9.50.

Location: Russell Street, Melbourne, 3000, VIC
Phone: (03) 9663 7228
Fax: (03) 9639 0119
Email: omg@nattrust.com.au
Website: www.nattrust.com.au

Queen Victoria Market

Melbourne's shopping mecca. This historic landmark and tourist attraction is the largest open air market in the southern hemisphere. Officially opened 20 March 1878. Market building sells meat products, the open air sheds sell fruit and vegetables, clothing, shoes, baggage, toys, pets, travel goods, jewellery and souvenirs at bargain prices. Experience the fervour and pace of Melbourne's most cosmopolitan market. See website for night market, tours, events and cooking school details. Elizabeth Street tram no. 19, 57, 59 or 68. Stop no. 7 (or) William Street tram no. 55. Stop no. 9 or 10.

Location: 513 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, 3000, Victoria
Hours: Tue, Thu 6am to 2pm, Fri 6am to 6pm,
Sat 6am to 3pm, Sun 9am to 4pm (Melbourne Cup Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day closed)

Royal Botanic Gardens

Features include lakeside tearooms, garden specialty shops,
native and exotic flora, and the tan track. Tours, twilight walks,
displays, workshops available. Call or see website for details and
bookings. Swanston Street tram no. 8. Stop no. 21-23. Limited 2
to 4 hour parking in streets surrounding the gardens.

Location: Birdwood Avenue, South Yarra, 3141, Victoria
Melway: 2G B12
Phone: (03) 9252 2300
Website: www.rbg.vic.gov.au
Hours: Mon-Sun 7.30am to 8.30pm (November to March), 7.30am to 5.30pm (April to October)
Free: Yes

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