Melbourne – The Shrine of Remembrance

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Duration: More than 3 hours
Price Guide: $5 (tram ticket)
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Melbourne – The Shrine of Remembrance

Heading south out of the city centre, there are galleries, parks and the Shrine of Remembrance to have a look at.
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Starting the tour

Flinders St Station, Melbourne

Section 1:
Directions:

From Flinders St Station, head east across St Kilda Road towards the ingenious angles of Federation Square.

Stopover:

Federation Square: marvel at the architecture, have a coffee at one of the many cafes, check out what’s on at the Australian Centre for Moving Image (ACMI), have a look at some art inside the Ian Potter National Gallery or head over to the information centre for more ideas.

Section 2:
Directions:

Get off after couple of stops, at tram stop no. 15. Cross to the western side of the road and you will find yourself in front of the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)

Stopover:

National Gallery of Victoria: Check out any of the numerous exhibitions on display. Most are free, but you can pay around $10-20 for the main exhibition.

Section 3:
Directions:

Go back to the tram stop and take it south one more stop if you’re feeling lazy (this time, do not get on a number 1 as it will turn the corner here and go the wrong way). Otherwise, you can turn right out of NGV and walk south for a block until you reach the corner of Grant St and St Kilda Rd. Turn right down Grant St and walk for about 200m and you will reach Sturt St. By now you would have noticed the large rust-coloured monolith to the left of you. This is the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA).

Stopover:

ACCA – always free and home to some amazing and often challenging exhibitions, ACCA is a terrific Melbourne exhibition space.

Section 4:
Directions:

Head back towards St Kilda Rd. If you feel like a bit of nature then head across to the other side where you will find the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Stopover:

Royal Botanic Gardens

Section 5:
Directions:

From here you can follow the paths south (Linithgow Ave, then Birdwood Ave) for 600m and you will reach the Shrine of Remembrance.
Alternatively, you can head back to St Kilda Rd and take the tram south a couple of stops until you reach stop 20 (Domain Interchange) and head to the East side of the road, following the path up about 300m and this will also bring you to the Shrine

Stopover:

Shrine of Remembrance

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