Collins Street

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Collins Street which includes street scenes, modern architecture and signage

Take a walk down Melbourne’s premier street, where historic buildings sit next to skyscrapers, and old-world private clubs rub shoulders with hip designer stores.

Located in the heart of downtown Melbourne, Collins Street encapsulates the city’s reputation for quaint trams, sophisticated locals, fine dining and elegant architecture.

The street has long been the financial center of Melbourne and has continually attracted many of the city’s biggest and most flamboyant names in business, medicine and the media. The buildings that have housed these names blend architectural styles, from Victorian-era and art deco, to the postmodern. Join one of the walking Melbourne Architours and be expertly guided though some of Australia’s most beautiful buildings. Check the Melbourne Architours website for schedules and prices.

On the corner of Swanston and Collins streets, stop to admire the stately center of the city’s civic and cultural life, Melbourne Town Hall. Opened in 1870, the building was designed by Joseph Reed, the local architect responsible for the State Library of Victoria and the Royal Exhibition Building. Just a short walk east are three of Melbourne’s most historic places of worship, Collins Street Baptist Church, the Presbyterian Scots’ Church and St. Michael’s Uniting Church.

The upper end of Collins Street, between Swanston and Exhibition streets, is known affectionately as the “Paris End” due to the number of high-end clothing stores, five-star hotels and private clubs. Shop for big names such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren and Bulgari, or simply people-watch from a table at one of the numerous cafés. For an indulgent old-world experience, take afternoon tea at the Hopetoun Tearooms. Here you will enjoy meticulously crafted cakes and treats served in a beautifully decorated room.

Collins Street is an essential part of any trip to downtown Melbourne. The city’s premier street can keep you occupied for hours, but even a casual stroll along its length is rewarding. Trams run the length of Collins Street and are the best way to get to the area as car parking is expensive and limited.

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The Victoria Hotel Melbourne
The Victoria Hotel Melbourne
3.5 out of 5
The price is HK$565 per night from 25 Oct to 25 Oct
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this hotel is steps away from Collins Street, Melbourne Town Hall and Regent Theatre. Bourke Street Mall and ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,848 reviews)
"Clean neat and tidy . Staff were pleasant"

Reviewed on 29 Jul 2021

The Victoria Hotel Melbourne
Oaks Melbourne on William Suites
Oaks Melbourne on William Suites
4.5 out of 5
The price is HK$831 per night from 28 Oct to 28 Oct
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this luxury aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Flagstaff Gardens, Hardware Lane and Queen Victoria Market. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (3,278 reviews)
"Great location."

Reviewed on 2 Sep 2021

Oaks Melbourne on William Suites
W Melbourne
W Melbourne
5 out of 5
The price is HK$1,894 per night from 8 Nov to 8 Nov
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of SEA LIFE Melbourne, Federation Square and Crown Casino and Entertainment ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (45 reviews)
Great way to spend Lockdown 5.0 Eve
"Had a wonderful stay. We checked in an hour early which was great seeing Melbourne went into another lockdown a couple of hours later. The room was very funky and cool. bed was comfortable and the bathroom was very cool - loved the heated toilet seat. Staff were lovely and very helpful. Had drinks ..."

Reviewed on 16 Jul 2021

W Melbourne
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Aura on Flinders Serviced Apartments
Aura on Flinders Serviced Apartments
3.5 out of 5
The price is HK$432 per night from 3 Nov to 3 Nov
Aura on Flinders Serviced Apartments
Oaks Melbourne on William Suites
Oaks Melbourne on William Suites
4.5 out of 5
The price is HK$831 per night from 28 Oct to 28 Oct
Oaks Melbourne on William Suites
W Melbourne
W Melbourne
5 out of 5
The price is HK$1,894 per night from 8 Nov to 8 Nov
W Melbourne
The Victoria Hotel Melbourne
The Victoria Hotel Melbourne
3.5 out of 5
The price is HK$565 per night from 25 Oct to 25 Oct
The Victoria Hotel Melbourne
Sheraton Melbourne Hotel
Sheraton Melbourne Hotel
5 out of 5
27 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC
The price is HK$1,504 per night from 8 Nov to 8 Nov
Sheraton Melbourne Hotel
The Langham, Melbourne
The Langham, Melbourne
5 out of 5
One Southgate Avenue, Southbank, VIC
The price is HK$1,768 per night from 21 Nov to 21 Nov
The Langham, Melbourne
Pegasus Apart'Hotel
Pegasus Apart'Hotel
4 out of 5
The price is HK$697 per night from 25 Oct to 25 Oct
Pegasus Apart'Hotel
QT Melbourne
QT Melbourne
5 out of 5
The price is HK$1,298 per night from 31 Oct to 31 Oct
QT Melbourne
Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne
Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne
4.5 out of 5
189 Queen Street, Melbourne, VIC
The price is HK$945 per night from 25 Oct to 25 Oct
Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.