The Federal Coffee Palace was a beautiful and elaborate building built in 1888 and demolished in 1973. Architects Ellerker & Kilburn together with William Pitt designed the hotel, which eventually cost £90 000 to build and £20 000 to furnish. They created a vast ornate hotel of nearly 500 rooms, including 370 bedrooms, ballroom, two […]
Places of Interest
Icons in St Kilda include Luna Park, Fitzroy Street, Hotel Esplanade (Espy), St Kilda Pier, St Kilda Beach, Esplanade Market (Sunday), St Kilda Triangle, Acland Street, Palaise Theatre, Esplanade Vaults, Catani Gardens..
The Melbourne Star Observation Wheel is NO LONGER! A victim of the pandemic and Victorian State Government. Let’s hope the City of Melbourne realises the potential of this iconic piece of Melbourne. The Melbourne Star Observation Wheel is almost 120m high, around 38 storey’s into the air featuring 21 air-conditioned glass cabins that showcase some […]
For 100 years, Luna Park in St Kilda has been a galaxy of amusements and sensations… Just for Fun! Melbourne’s Luna Park is a galaxy of amusements and sensations. From the jaw dropping, eye ball popping super thrill rides like the Pharaoh’s Curse, Metropolis and the Enterprise, to the exhilarating rides like the Spider, Twin […]
Black and white (fittingly) images of Collingwood in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s
October 1, 2004 | Corporation Lane was renamed ACDC Lane described as a victory for rock ‘n’ roll. Melbourne City Council unanimously voted to honour the Australian rockers, who in 1975 filmed their classic rock anthem It’s a Long Way to the Top on the back of a flatbed truck travelling down Swanston Street. Reason: […]
The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is an iconic Australian sporting venue located in Yarra Park, home to the Melbourne Cricket Club. The “G”is a stones throw and easy walk from the city centre, closely serviced by Richmond and Jolimont train stations. Internationally, the M.C.G. is remembered as the centrepiece stadium of the 1956 Summer Olympics. […]
Old Melbourne Gaol between 1842 and its closure in 1929 was the scene of 133 hangings including Australia’s most infamous citizen, the bushranger Ned Kelly. Today you can visit the Old Melbourne Gaol to find out what life was like for the men and women who lived and died here all those years ago.
The magnificent Royal Exhibition Building was completed in 1880 in time to host Melbourne’s first International Exhibition. The first exhibition was a huge success, over 8 months attracting over one million people to the eight hectares of exhibitions. The cultural, industrial and technological achievements of more than 30 nations were proudly displayed to a public […]
Melbourne’s newest major parkland in more than 100 years is named Birrarung Marr.
Flinders Street Railway Station is on the corner of Flinders Street and Swanston Street, Melbourne. It is the oldest station in Australia (1910) but not the first station (building) at this location (1854). Flinders Street Station is the busiest suburban railway station in the southern hemisphere with its 700 metre main platform the longest in […]
FedSquare is Melbourne’s favourite meeting place as well as a unique cultural precinct which brings together a creative mix of attractions, museums and galleries with its many restaurants, cafes and bars. Federation Square is also a hub of Melbourne activities with function centres, guided tours and over 2000 events held annually, including multicultural festivals, markets, […]
Princes Pier is a 580 metre long pier on Port Phillip bay in Port Melbourne known as the New Railway Pier until renamed Prince’s Pier after the Prince of Wales (later Edward VIII) May 1920. The pier was constructed between 1912 and 1915 by the Melbourne Harbour Trust to supplement the adjacent Station Pier (Railway […]
Cooks’ Cottage is rebuilt in the picturesque Fitzroy Gardens to commemorate the voyages of Captain James Cook, discoverer of Australia. The cottage was purchased from Great Ayrton England, dismantled, and shipped to Melbourne in April, 1934. A site in Fitzroy Gardens was selected to compliment the cottage with its large shady European trees. You could […]
We used to call it Werribee Zoo but its real name is Werribee Open Range Zoo, and after you have visited this excellent zoo you will understand why. The bus tour will take you on a journey where you will be amazed by the sights and sounds of Africa yet you are not far from Melbourne. SOURCES […]
Eureka Tower is the world’s tallest residential tower located in Melbourne Australia. Eureka Tower can be seen from most outer Melbourne suburbs. Eureka Tower features include Eureka Skydeck 88, The Edge and a wonderful art installation called Queen Bee by Richard Stringer. 1 2 ►
Melbourne Zoo in Parkville is one of the oldest zoo’s in the world. It was the first zoo to have a lion enclosure that visitors could walk over.
Within Three Worlds 1995 QUINN, Loretta Location: Princes Park, North Carlton Within Three Worlds comprises a bronze figure of a young girl looking out over a pond, in which three vessels sit. The figure represents Anna as a child, but is an ‘every child’ that embodies the innocence of youth and possibilities of the future. […]