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MELBOURNE LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

Perfectly located in Melbourne CBD, near popular local attractions such as Rod Laver Arena, Federation Square, the Regent Theatre and the Princess Theatre, Novotel Melbourne on Collins is the perfect choice of accommodation for experiencing everything this vibrant capital city has to offer.

Most attractions, including Etihad Stadium, Her Majesty's Theatre and variety of shopping & dining destinations, are just a short walk or tram ride from the hotel.  See also our GUIDE MAP 

If you would like further recommendations on things to see & do, require assistance with arranging tours, tickets and transportation, or simply where to go for sightseeing around Melbourne, our friendly Concierge is at your service.

Novotel Melbourne On Collins

ARTS CENTRE MELBOURNE

SHRINE OF REMEMBRANCE

SEA LIFE MELBOURNE AQUARIUM

GREAT OCEAN ROAD

CHADSTONE SHOPPING CENTRE

THE DANDENONG RANGES AND PUFFING BILLY

HEALSVILLE SANCTUARY

YARRA VALLEY

PHILLIP ISLAND

ST COLLINS LANE

THE BLOCK ARCADE

MELBOURNE CRICKET GROUND

NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIA

QUEEN VICTORIA MARKET

ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS

EUREKA SKYDECK

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Arts Centre Melbourne

ARTS CENTRE MELBOURNE

Arts Centre Melbourne is both a defining Melbourne landmark and Australian largest performing arts centre. It consists of Theatres Building, the Hamer Hall concert venue and the Sidney Myer Music Bow, where it stages more than 4400 performances.

 

Shrine of Remembrance

SHRINE OF REMEMBRANCE

The Shrine of Remembrance was opened in 1934 in memory of Australians who served in global conflicts throughout nation’s history. It was inspired by a classical architecture and build by veterans of the First World War.

 

Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium

SEA LIFE MELBOURNE AQUARIUM

Take a short walk to enjoy the famous Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium. As one of Melbourne's top family attractions, there are plenty of sea creatures to see including turtles, penguins, sharks, crocodile and platypuses, in addition to lots of fish, eels and sea dragons.

GREAT OCEAN ROAD

Travel the Great Ocean Road and beyond for one of the world's most scenic coastal drives, and see the 12 Apostles, iconic surf breaks and waterfalls. Experience a diverse array of things to see and do in the region, from outdoor activities such as surfing, scuba diving and sea kayaking to arts, cultural and heritage attractions. Admire the stunning coastline on the Great Ocean Walk and enjoy fine dining, local winemakers and fresh produce along the way.

CHADSTONE SHOPPING CENTRE

Opened in 1960, this history-rich shopping mall was the first freestanding regional shopping centre in Melbourne. Australia's "fashion capital" is home to almost 400 stores.

THE DANDENONG RANGES AND PUFFING BILLY

Known for its stunning views and lush forests, the Dandenong Ranges also offer fine dining experiences and local craft displays. Puffing Billy, a century-old steam train that still runs on its original mountain track from Belgrave to Gembrook, offers breathtaking views of the Dandenong Ranges and is a 45-minute drive from the hotel.

HEALSVILLE SANCTUARY

Get up close to some of Australia's remarkable wildlife and enjoy a wide range of encounters and experiences with over 200 species. Only 80 minutes from the hotel, and set amongst the Yarra Valley, make a day of it!

YARRA VALLEY

Known worldwide for its natural beauty, pinot noir, cool-climate wines, sparkling wines, national parks, lush green forests, magnificent mountains and large wineries, the Yarra Valley is only an 80-minute drive from the hotel.

PHILLIP ISLAND

Enjoy this slice of natural beauty located in Western Port. Phillip Island is a nature island full of unique wildlife, tranquil wetlands, and golden sandy beaches and is also home to the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix. This attraction is approximately a two-hour drive from the hotel, but well worth the time!

ST COLLINS LANE

Situated below the hotel on the basement level up to Level 2, St Collins Lane comprises of high end fashion and delicious eateries for you and your delegates to enjoy. With easy access from the hotel via the grand staircase, St Collins Lane also features an eye capturing visual display known as the Green Bottles.

THE BLOCK ARCADE

This heritage shopping arcade in Melbourne CBD was built in 1891 with opulently designed indoor spaces meant to resemble the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in Milan. Listed as a National Trust and on the register of the National Estate, it is most well known for housing the largest mosaic floor area in Australia and a magnificent etched glass roof with decorative wrought iron and timber supports. Today, the Arcade is home to a range of high-end retailers, cafés and restaurants.

MELBOURNE CRICKET GROUND

The birthplace of Australian Football and Test Cricket was built in 1853 and remains today Australia’s most iconic sporting venue. Nearly four million people per year visit to take in Test matches and AFL (Australian Football League) games. It's also been a top place to catch concerts by stars like Madonna, the Rolling Stones and Michael Jackson.

NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIA

Housed in a magnificent stone and concrete building protected by a moat, Australia’s oldest public art museum features ancient and modern works from the Eastern and Western hemispheres, including paintings by Picasso, Renoir, and van Gogh.

QUEEN VICTORIA MARKET

Queen Victoria Market is the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere where you can find fresh meat, fish and dairy products, seasoned fruits and get some lunch. Try your luck and find a treasure among locally-made clothing, jewellery, handcrafts, homewares and souvenirs.

ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS

Boasting nearly a hectare of stunning, meticulously landscaped gardens, the Royal Botanic Gardens showcases a fascinating variety of plants from Australia and around the world. There is also a shop where visitors can purchase gardening tools, accessories and home decor.

EUREKA SKYDECK

Ascend nearly 1,000 feet to the top of the iconic Eureka Tower to take in stunning panoramic 360-degree views of Melbourne and beyond. The highest public observation deck in the Southern Hemisphere also features the jaw dropping Edge Experience – a glass-bottomed cube that suspends visitors almost 300 meters above the sidewalk.