Collins St/Swanston St, Melbourne

#3 of 10 in Neighborhoods in Victoria
Neighborhood · Hidden Gem · Shopping
Take a stroll down the tree-lined boulevard Collins St/Swanston St, home to some of Australia's best examples of Victorian architecture. As you walk, note the large Collins Street Baptist, St Michael's Uniting, and Scot's Presbyterian churches, and the magnificent Town Hall. Enter the "Cathedrals of Commerce"--including William Pitt's Venetian gothic-style Old Stock Exchange and William Wardell's Gothic Bank--to see some of Melbourne's finest interiors. Head to the "Paris End" for shopping to rival the European capital of culture from which it takes its name. The street is 1.6 km (1 mi) long. Make Collins St/Swanston St part of your personalized Melbourne itinerary using our Melbourne online driving holiday planner.
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  • I have wandered up, down and across Collins Street a number of times in the short period I have been in Melbourne. This street has bits of everything. There are buildings of historical significance...  more »
  • Great place to go shopping for your gifts, lots of office buildings and great places to get coffee and food. Would highly recommend.  more »

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