Collins St/Swanston St, Melbourne

4.4
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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  • Collins Street is where business happens, from BHP to stockbrokers. Walk down Collins St, and you can smell money.  more »
  • We found a great French restaurant here and had dinner twice. Also kept coming back to the movie theater in the mall set in the office building. This is the classic downtown shopping street and a...  more »

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