The Central Business District (CBD) in Melbourne is a cosmopolitan part of Victoria’s capital though there’s much more to experience too. Here’s a glimpse of the world of adventure that awaits beyond the boardroom!
Shop at the Queen Victoria Market
Dating to 1878, Queen Victoria Market which can be easily visited from properties like Avani Melbourne Box Hill Residences, is home to over 600 traders. The southern hemisphere’s largest open-air market, this iconic attraction is known for being a place where one can buy speciality produce, jewellery, clothing, souvenirs, handicrafts and more. It’s also an ideal spot for culinary discoveries and savouring delicious coffee on a guided foodie tour.
Explore Charming Laneways
The city’s laneways and arcades are also great places to wander around on your visit to the CBD from a Box Hill hotel. As you explore these narrow streets, you will come across hole-in-the-wall coffee shops, hidden bars, distinctive restaurants, quirky boutiques and more. These laneways are also famed for their vibrant street art and graffiti which can be found in areas like the Instagram-worthy Hosier Lane.
Unwind at the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
One of the best things to do in Melbourne if you are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city is to take a leisurely walk around the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria. A tranquil haven nestled amidst the urban landscape, this picturesque site features colourful flora, lakes and attractions such as the Australian Forest Walk, Guilfoyle’s Volcano, Melbourne Observatory, and the Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden.
Visit the City’s Historical Buildings
The CBD is also home to a treasure trove of historical buildings which offer one a chance to step back in time and gain insights into what the city must have been like in ages past. One of the iconic landmarks here would be the Flinders Street Station which dates to 1910, featuring a signature yellow exterior, clocks, and green copper dome. Other key sites include the Parliament House, General Post Office, and the Old Melbourne Gaol.