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Exploring Melbourne Central Business District (CBD)

Melbourne was founded in 1835 when settler John Batman declared at a point on the northern bank of the Yarra River (at the end of where William Street is now) would be "the place for a village". In 1837, surveyor Robert Hoddle designed Melbourne's central grid pattern which was aligned with the Yarra River and consisted of main thoroughfares 30 metres wide with narrower east-west service lanes. This grid became Melbourne's central business district, bounded by La Trobe Street, Spring Street, Flinders Street and Spencer Street.


The suburbs immediately surrounding Melbourne are North Melbourne, Parkville, Carlton, Fitzroy, East Melbourne, Richmond, South Yarra, Prahran, St Kilda, Albert Park, South Melbourne, South Bank Parklands, Docklands and West Melbourne.


Melbourne's city centre is characterised by spacious, tree-lined streets, many with tram lines running along them. The retail precinct includes the Melbourne Central Shopping Centre complete with its own underground railway station, the Bourke Street Mall, the part-time Swanston Street Mall, and Collins Street which is home to exclusive fashion and jewellery stores. Chinatown, located along the eastern end of Little Bourke Street, features traditional Chinese shopping and dining experiences, established during the gold rush of the 1850s. A well-know landmark is Federation Square which is situated across the road from Flinders Street Station and opens out onto the Yarra River and adjacent parkland, features the city's official visitor information centre, cafes, restaurants, and a hotel.


Melbourne is a mix of old and new. Exclusive shopping arcades and the bustling Queen Victoria Market, along with historical landmarks from centuries ago, blend in with modern office towers. The Rialto Towers in Collins Street is the central business district's tallest building and an observation deck on level 55 was open to the public up until 2009. Views of the city can be enjoyed from the taller Eureka Tower across the Yarra River in neighbouring Southbank or the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel at Docklands.


Recommended hotels nearby Melbourne Central Business District (CBD) are Best Western Atlantis Hotel, Travelodge Docklands and many more. Traveling on a budget or planning the perfect trip, Hotels.com India provides budget to luxury hotel accommodations at an affordable price. Compare cheap hotels near Melbourne Central Business District (CBD), book online and save.


There is a range of options for all travelers. The most popular hotel in Melbourne is the Melbourne Holiday Apartments South Wharf, which has been booked 4 times from our Hotels.com verified guests. Our guests also highly recommended Luxury Living Southbank Melbourne City in Melbourne as it has been reserved 5 times.


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