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Boutiques at Collins Street
A mix of modern and ancient in central Melbourne.
A mix of modern and ancient in central Melbourne.
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Bourke Street
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Little Bourke Street. Credit: 1 day in melbourne blog.
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Visitors gathering in Melbourne downtown

People walking along the Yarra River in Melbourne Australia

Federation Square

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After a strolling around, stop at Federation Square. Federation Square (also known as “Fed Square”) is located near Flinders street station and St. Paul’s Cathedral, right at the Swanston intersection and Flinders street. Completely opposed to the Victorian period ancient style of surrounding buildings, Federation Square has a liberal and modern architectural style with bold structure, asymmetrical angles.

Federation Square Credit: 1 day in melbourne blog.
Credit: 1 day in melbourne blog.
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The Fed Square is a place where all kinds of community activities are happening in central Melbourne.

This is Melbourne’s main public and community living space, where you can participate in many events, activities, explore museums or simply sit and watch passersby. Fed Square is a great relaxing place in the heart of Melbourne. Honestly, I can sit here all day watching the scene without getting bored because there are countless activities going on around, especially the performing arts. Sitting at the Fed Square you will feel how Melbourne is an art, free and liberal city.

Unique architecture of Fed square.
Unique architecture of Fed square.

Federation Square before Murdoch memorial

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ACMI Museum. Picture: 1 day in melbourne australia blog.

At the main outdoor square there is a giant TV screen, often used to show major sporting events such as WorldCup, the Australian Football League (AFL), and at those times the Fed Square is crowded.

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Fed Square is located in the heart of Melbourne.

Federation Square before Murdoch memorial

Also at Fed Square, you will see a very unique glass and steel block, which looks like broken pieces of mirror, that is The Atrium. The Atrium is a large space for exhibition activities, product launches, and stalls selling a wide range of products such as clothing, cosmetics, and handmade goods.

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Unique glass block The Atrium
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The Atrium has architecture like broken glass.

Wandering here you will find quite a few interesting products. In addition, In the Atrium’s large space also has galleries of artworks. The glass and steel architecture of the building makes the galleries and space here an extremely unique view.

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Photo: 24 hours in melbourne blog.

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Space inside the atrium at Federation Square
Space inside the Atrium

From The Atrium you can go to Deakin Edge through a walkway. Deakin Edge can be said to be one of the most beautiful theaters / cinemas I’ve ever seen. Still is glass and crystal architecture, Deakin Edge overlooks the Yarra River to the Spire Art Center and Alexandra Gardens. With a capacity of more than 400 people, Deakin Edge is used for movie screenings, premieres, art performances or various events. Watching art performances in Deakin Edge’s space is really bringing artworks to a new level.

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Deakin Edge. Photo: 24 hours in melbourne blog.

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Place where performances or conferences take place.
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Music performance

In addition, Fed Square has lots of bars, cafes and restaurants. This is everyone’s favorite place on weekends. Indeed, you can hang out here all day without getting bored. Ah, Fed Square is the largest free Wi-Fi area in Melbourne. It is true that Melbourne know how to holding visitors.

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Image by: 1 day trip in melbourne blog.
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Il Pom Italian Restaurant
ACMI Cafe Bar
ACMI Cafe and Bar at ACMI Museum
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Federation Square bustling at night.
Federation Square
Fireworks welcome the New Year Eve

You can stop, playing and have fun, eating at Fed Square and then continue on to other interesting attractions in Melbourne.

Hosier Lane

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Foto by: melbourne 1 day itinerary blog.

Just few steps from the Fed Square, you will getting to Hosier Lane, the alley connecting Flinders and Collins streets. What is special thing about Hosier Lane that I came here? If other cities prohibit drawing in public places in any form, there is a whole area in Melbourne for artists to show their artwork. It is Hosier Lane – the space of street art, where you see many colorful graffiti.

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Street Art Melbourne
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Foto by: melbourne 1 day itinerary blog.

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Foto: melbourne 1 day trip blog.

You will find familiar Hosier Lane because it is one of the hottest “check-in” places in Melbourne (In addition to the rainbow color bath houses in Brighton Beach). Coming to Hosier Lane, you need to hold up the camera you will take ton of beautiful photos at every corner. You can “shop” for yourself hundreds of virtual living photos here. But don’t forget to stop and enjoy the street artworks!

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Any corner at Hosier Lane is also cool. Foto: melbourne 1 day trip blog.

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Foto: melbourne in a day blog.
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An ideal place for virtual living.
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Foto: melbourne in a day blog.

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As you see, just wandering around the center of Melbourne, we have seen all the colors, from ancient Gothic architectures to unique modern buildings and even street art spaces. Now you can take a little rest to prepare for an wonderful evening stroll.

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Read more: Explore Hosier Lane – The famous graffiti lane in Melbourne.

Docklands Esplanade

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Docklands harbour

In the evening, head to the Docklands harbour, where the Yarra River flows into Port Phillips Bay. Docklands Esplanade is extremely bustling at night. Here, you will enjoy the panoramic view of Yarra River and the two banks of Melbourne at night, extremely sparkling. And what’s more relaxing than taking a walk in Docklands Esplanade at night and admiring the view?

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View from the Library at the Dock, mesmerizing beauty. Credit: one day trip in melbourne blog.
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Alumbra – Waterfront Bar at Docklands
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Panoramic view of Melbourne at night.
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Sparkling at night. Credit: one day trip in melbourne blog.
Annual Fireworks Festival in July in Docklands
Annual Fireworks Festival in July in Docklands

If you visiting Melbourne in winter (July), you will admire the fireworks festival at Docklands harbour.

Eureka Skydeck 88

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Having arrived in Melbourne, you can not to be missed the panoramic view of the city from a high height. Do you also wonder what Melbourne looks like from above? So make a trip to Eureka Skydeck 88. As you know Melbourne doesn’t have too many high-rise buildings like other big cities. The tallest building in Melbourne has 88 floors. And on the 88th floor – Eureka Skydeck 88, you’ll see the whole of Melbourne.

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The Edge

The most special thing at Eureka Skydeck 88 is a glass area called The Edge, where you have 360-degree views of Melbourne city. From here you will see how vibrant Melbourne is at night. I just saw Melbourne just modern but also a bit peaceful.

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Skydeck on 88th floor. Image by: one day in melbourne itinerary blog.

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As I said earlier, in Melbourne you will not see the horizon of skyscrapers like New York, Hong Kong or Tokyo, vice versa Melbourne gives people a sense of ventilation, freedom and resting. That’s like life in Melbourne.

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Image by: one day in melbourne itinerary blog.

Eureka Tower

Address: 7 Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
Phone: (03) 9693 8888
Hours: 10AM–10PM
Url: https://www.eurekaskydeck.com.au

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So a day of exploration of the best of Melbourne in a day has passed. Just a short day around the city center, but you will probably feel quite a bit about the rhythm of life and people in Melbourne. It can be said that Melbourne is a very special city. Still the advanced of one of the most developed cities in the world, but somewhere Melbourne is still very ancient and the pace of life is slow, not hustle and bustle like other places. What do you see? Will you visit Melbourne the nearest day?

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Brighton Beach

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