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  • Carlton Gardens

    www.thatsmelbourne.com.au

    Surrounding the iconic Royal Exhibition Building and the popular Melbourne Museum, the 16 hectare gardens feature two ornamental lakes, several elaborate fountains and colourful flower beds

  • IMAX Melbourne

    www.imaxmelbourne.com.au

    For a state-of-the-art experience head to the IMAX Melbourne cinema complex which is located in the Melbourne Museum precinct. The IMAX experience is a mind-blowing interactive cinema journey, which will often see you donning 3D glasses and enjoying the reclining armchairs as you are whisked away into the ultimate movie experience courtesy of one of the world's largest movie cinema screens spanning 23 metres high and 32 metres wide.

  • Inner Circle Rail Trail

    www.railtrails.org.au

    This paved walking and cycling track is on the site of the former train line which ran from Rushall station in Fitzroy North to Carlton North and Royal Park, with a branch line through Edinburgh Gardens to the former Fitzroy station. Along its 4 kilometre route are relics of the former railway and several parks, with crossings at what are now major thoroughfares in the city.

  • La Mama Theatre

    www.lamama.com.au

    Located in a former factory building that was built in 1883, the theatre fosters Australian style productions in a vibrant and intimate environment

  • Melbourne Museum

    www.museumvictoria.com.au

    The museum showcases incredible post-modern architecture and innovative exhibitions, exploring Victoria's natural environment, culture, history and sport.

  • Princes Park

    www.thatsmelbourne.com.au

    A narrow 39 hectare park fronting Royal Parade through Carlton North with grassed open spaces, avenues of elm and Moreton Bay fig trees and sporting ovals

  • Royal Exhibition Building

    www.museumvictoria.com.au/reb

    Built in 1880 as a home for the Great Exhibition, this stunning architecture is one of Australia's oldest remaining exhibition pavilions. The Commonwealth parliament were seated in the building from 1901, and today the structure is still known for its impressive galleries, meticulously restored interior and huge towering dome. These days, this World Heritage listed building is still used for purposes similar to its initial reason for construction, including trade shows, community events and cultural displays.