Picture - Perfect Spots in Melbourne

Elaine Gabales
November 18, 2022
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If you have a keen eye for detail and love to snap pics, then you should consider exploring Melbourne’s best landmarks by photograph. These natural and man-made places are steeped in history and make for amazing backdrops that will take your photos to the next level.

So pack your cameras and get ready to explore these top 5 landmarks by photograph!

Flinders Street Station

Flinders Street Station is the third busiest railway station in Australia, after Sydney and Melbourne’s Southern Cross and Brisbane’s Roma Street stations.

Flinders Street Station is the oldest train station in Melbourne, and with its prominent green copper dome, distinctive yellow facade, arched entrance, tower, and clocks, it is one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks.

The station was completed in 1910, and the upper floors were purpose-built to house a library, gym, and lecture hall, later used as a ballroom. Its 708-metre main platform is the fourth longest railway platform in the world.
Flinders Street Station was Australia’s first underground railway terminal, with the first tube linking the station concourse and platforms to the city via an enclosed footbridge.

The station entrance has the second longest canopy in the world, with five glass-enclosed spans.

In 2015, the station was named Australasia's Best Railway Station by the readers of The Readers' Choice Awards Australia.

Docklands Sunset

Docklands is a waterfront dining, retail and entertainment hub. Where Victorian and art deco synagogues, grand warehouses, and jagged apartment complexes meet the glittering blue waters of Port Melbourne and the Yarra River.

This industrial area has seen major residential and commercial buildings built in the area since the late 1990s, and the area continues to develop through new construction and redevelopment projects.
The area is a great location for leisure, business and shopping trips. The area is relatively short on parking, but has extensive public transport options including the free Docklands Light Rail, trams and buses, and the City Circle tram line.
And it's also a short bike ride from neighbouring Docklands Stadium, one of Melbourne's sporting and entertainment venues.
What sets Docklands apart from other inner city development projects is its central location and easy access to water. Whether you're here to catch a show, shop at the waterfront mall, or spend a day on the water soaking in the views, Docklands is a must-see destination in Melbourne.

Princes Bridge 360° views

Isn't it time you found a way to enjoy the beauty of the city from a different perspective? With Princes Bridge as your front door, you can easily find a lane to park, whether it be in the city, Melbourne Stadium or Melbourne CBD. Once parked, walk across the bridge and take in the sweeping views of the Yarra River and beyond. If you're lucky enough to have a vehicle with a roof rack, you can even enjoy an Aussie picnic on the bridge! It's an experience like no other.
Think the city is just for cars and trams anymore? Think again! There's so much more to discover. The bridge is open to everyone to walk, jog, cycle and even rollerblades, so make sure you grab your camera and get walking!

Fitzroy Gardens

The Fitzroy Gardens is one of Melbourne's oldest and most unique public gardens. It was established in 1840, when the government acquired land from local farmers for the express purpose of creating a public park.
The Gardens covers some 5.3 hectares of land, and is surrounded by houses on three sides and the Yarra River on the fourth. The former King's Domain was the main centrepiece of the Gardens, but the Fitzroy Conservatorium was also a popular hangout during the 1930s and '40s, when thousands of young people flocked to Melbourne for an education and the city's live music scene got started. Both the conservatorium and King's Domain were destroyed by the construction of the West Gate Bridge, which opened in November 1959.

Today, the Gardens are home to some 40,000 people each week and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Victoria.

The Shrine of Remembrance steps

Located at the heart of Victoria's government precinct, the Shrine is open daily 9am to 5pm. The Shrine of Remembrance is the central monument of Melbourne's Anzac Square and within a short distance of the Melbourne city centre.

The Shrine of Remembrance is the central monument of Melbourne's Anzac Square, and within a short distance of the Melbourne city centre. Each year, thousands of Melburnians visit this war memorial and pay their respects to the people who have served Australia and the nation in war.

The Shrine of Remembrance was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield. It was officially opened in 1957 by Prince Henry of Battenberg, but hadn't been fully completed when the centenary of the Gallipoli landing was commemorated in 2004. That year, as part of the commemoration, the Shrine was extensively restored and repaired, and has now been reopened.

Chinatown's lanterns

Melbourne’s Chinatown is a vibrant part of the city with a rich and fascinating history. A Chinese community has long lived in the inner-suburbs of Melbourne, with the first Cantonese-speaking immigrant settling in the area around 1840. With the arrival of successive waves of immigrants from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, the area grew and flourished.
In the 1960s, Melbourne’s Chinatown began to decline in popularity and residents started to leave or move to other parts of Melbourne. Today, a few hundred people live in the area and it only stays alive through Chinatown’s annual markets and street celebrations. In the heart of Chinatown, you can find restaurants and cafes, shops, fashion boutiques, galleries and a cinema.

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