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Please share your favourite spots in Melbourne that give a good feel of the city (for example: nature, architecture, tree-lined streets, bay views, things to do) and that would give a great snapshot of the city via Google Street View :)

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I will pull up some fav spots a little later and post them, just remember, the street views can be out of date by up to 4 years depending on the area. Melbourne is evolving pretty fast so latest hot spots may not be visible yet.


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Southbank

101 Collins street

140 William street

500 Bourke Street

 

Exhibition street (corner with Collins, cnr with Bourke)

 

Glenferrie street Malvern or hawthorn

High Street Armadale

 

St Georges road Toorak

Mercer road Armadale

Central Park road Malvern east

 

Kerferd road south Melbourne

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Southbank

101 Collins street

140 William street

500 Bourke Street

 

Exhibition street (corner with Collins, cnr with Bourke)

 

Glenferrie street Malvern or hawthorn

High Street Armadale

 

St Georges road Toorak

Mercer road Armadale

Central Park road Malvern east

 

Kerferd road south Melbourne

 

Thanks! On my way to browse right now :)

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First up, corner Flinders and Swanston and around Princes Bridge which is pretty much the hub of Melbourne with the station and Fed Square.

 

Spring street and MacArthur street, a lot of landmarks around this intersection with Parliament House, Old Treasury building, Windsor Hotel and also the Princes Theatre and St Patricks Cathedral not far away.

 

Bourke street mall with Myer and David Jones department stores and also a hub for street music and acts and one of the busiest parts of the city during the day.

 

The sporting precinct just to the south east of the city around Brunton avenue, Batman avenue, etc.

 

Royal Botanic gardens and Government house, Fitzroy gardens and Alexandra gardens which are all not far from the sporting precinct.

 

Royal Park and the Zoo.

 

State Library at the corner of Latrobe and Swanston.

 

The University, especially around the northern boundary with all the residential colleges.

 

Southbank Promenade.

 

Some great Victorian streetscapes around the inner suburbs, especially Carlton, North Melbourne, Smith street Collingwood, Brunswick st Fitzroy, Gertrude street and Nicholson street near the Royal Exhibition building (also home to the Museum), Chapel street Prahran etc.

 

Arts centre and Art Gallery south of Princes Bridge on St.Kilda Road.

 

A tour around Williamstown, St Kilda, Station Pier (where the Tasmania ferry comes in and departs from), and farther out places like Brighton and Elwood will give you a good idea of bayside suburbs and atmosphere.

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Southbank

101 Collins street

140 William street

500 Bourke Street

 

Exhibition street (corner with Collins, cnr with Bourke)

 

Glenferrie street Malvern or hawthorn

High Street Armadale

 

St Georges road Toorak

Mercer road Armadale

Central Park road Malvern east

 

Kerferd road south Melbourne

 

Love some of these. Thanks for sharing! Melbourne is starting to really grow on me :) The St George's Road view is beautiful!

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First up, corner Flinders and Swanston and around Princes Bridge which is pretty much the hub of Melbourne with the station and Fed Square.

 

Spring street and MacArthur street, a lot of landmarks around this intersection with Parliament House, Old Treasury building, Windsor Hotel and also the Princes Theatre and St Patricks Cathedral not far away.

 

Bourke street mall with Myer and David Jones department stores and also a hub for street music and acts and one of the busiest parts of the city during the day.

 

The sporting precinct just to the south east of the city around Brunton avenue, Batman avenue, etc.

 

Royal Botanic gardens and Government house, Fitzroy gardens and Alexandra gardens which are all not far from the sporting precinct.

 

Royal Park and the Zoo.

 

State Library at the corner of Latrobe and Swanston.

 

The University, especially around the northern boundary with all the residential colleges.

 

Southbank Promenade.

 

Some great Victorian streetscapes around the inner suburbs, especially Carlton, North Melbourne, Smith street Collingwood, Brunswick st Fitzroy, Gertrude street and Nicholson street near the Royal Exhibition building (also home to the Museum), Chapel street Prahran etc.

 

Arts centre and Art Gallery south of Princes Bridge on St.Kilda Road.

 

A tour around Williamstown, St Kilda, Station Pier (where the Tasmania ferry comes in and departs from), and farther out places like Brighton and Elwood will give you a good idea of bayside suburbs and atmosphere.

 

This is an amazing list, thank you! Will keep me busy for the rest of the morning :) Thanks for sharing ... and if any others pop to mind please keep them coming!

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For natural areas, try the area around the Yarra river going all the way out to the outer eastern suburbs, eg. Herring Island, Studley Park, Warrandyte, the Heidi Museum of Modern Art at Bulleen (a middle suburb by the Yarra) which was once a major artists colony in the 19th century that was responsible for a great deal of Australia's most famous artwork.

 

Dandenong ranges which are right on the eastern fringe of the metro area but contain tall forests, gullies with some pockets of rainforest and lyrebird habitat as well as extensive European style gardens and homes.

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For natural areas, try the area around the Yarra river going all the way out to the outer eastern suburbs, eg. Herring Island, Studley Park, Warrandyte, the Heidi Museum of Modern Art at Bulleen (a middle suburb by the Yarra) which was once a major artists colony in the 19th century that was responsible for a great deal of Australia's most famous artwork.

 

Dandenong ranges which are right on the eastern fringe of the metro area but contain tall forests, gullies with some pockets of rainforest and lyrebird habitat as well as extensive European style gardens and homes.

 

And there goes my afternoon :) I can't get enough of nature, birds and wildlife, so will spend a lot of time looking through these. Thank you!

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One of my favorite views of the city is when walking/riding up the capital city trail just before swan street:

 

http://goo.gl/maps/RH7VK

 

The ever evolving artwork of Hosier Lane, and one of my favorite restaurants, Movida:

 

http://goo.gl/maps/5gawX

 

Always pay attention to the laneways in Melbourne. Walk down each one you never know what you will find, like this little cafe:

 

http://goo.gl/maps/sJOmQ

http://www.thelittlemule.com/

 

Melbourne Cathedral - from front it doesnt look that big, but quite impressive from the side view. Up at top end of Spring Street. (make a detour to Spring Street Grocer for some amazing homemade Ice Cream & Cheese Room).

 

http://goo.gl/maps/AfVgb

 

Brighton Dog Beach - if you have/get a dog. Best fenced in dog beach in Melbourne area, can be hundreds of dogs here on a nice summers day.

 

http://goo.gl/maps/uzSF0

 

So many places along the Yarra River to walk and enjoy the scenery:

 

http://goo.gl/maps/z75Q6


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Some superb spaces and locations there matjones! Thanks so much for sharing :)

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