What has become an iconic meeting place, Federation Square in Melbourne is a cosmopolitan piazza and amongst the foremost spots for sightseeing, dining and enjoying events.
This expansive area is at the edge of the central business district, within a 20-minute walk from Somerset on Elizabeth Melbourne. It can be found across from Flinders Street Station and is open 24/7 with no entry charge! Apart from by foot, you can get here easily by bike, while its also part of the Free Tram Zone.
Federation Square is home to key attractions in Melbourne; CBD hotel and apartment properties provide easy access to these sites like the Ian Potter Centre featuring Australian art and Koorie Heritage Trust showcasing aboriginal art. Other highlights include the NGV Design Studio with contemporary works and ACMI highlighting film, TV, art and video games!
This locale is also a hotspot for dining, home to popular foodie venues like atiyah (Lebanese street food), Mama’s Canteen (Middle Eastern cuisine) and Time Out Fed Square with its outdoor space. Additionally, you can visit IceBar Melbourne amidst sub-zero temperatures and Niska Robotic Ice Cream Bar where you will be served by robots!
Federation Square offers the perfect venue to enjoy events in Melbourne too; depending on the season, it plays host to outdoor movie screenings, daily meditation classes, live music featuring Aussie artistes and workshops be it on cocktail making, gardening, photography, tai chi or belly dancing! You can find more about upcoming events at the official site (https://fedsquare.com/whats-on).