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Buskers a plenty

Liked the pedestrian friendly nature. And never seen so many people in the centre of an Australian... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tenterfield, Australia
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Heart of Melbourne

Always worth a visit or two when in Melbourne, particularly at Christmas. Pedestrianised and with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wellington, New Zealand
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Bourke Street | Jodhpur Rajasthan, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
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All reviews david jones great shopping lots of shops street musicians pancake parlour royal arcade great place to shop the heart of the city worth a visit myers zara hub gpo tram emporium bargains shoppers
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is the heart of Melbourne and better as a mall than a traffic street but it lacks much character and is essentially a space between some major department stores with some buskers and a few seats amid the concrete blocks sadly installed because of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Liked the pedestrian friendly nature. And never seen so many people in the centre of an Australian city. Shame Sydney hasn't got anything even close. (Was in Brisbane yesterday, its mall is good too, but lacks the vibe of Bourke St). Loved the Street performers...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TerryAustralia2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always worth a visit or two when in Melbourne, particularly at Christmas. Pedestrianised and with decorations everywhere it's very cheery. Couple of nice Victorian shopping 'streets' and some really excellent, talented buskers. As always the Christmas decorations in the Meyers window had lengthy queues; interestingly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AllanJGJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything is here or close close by. Standard shops you’ll see at most mall. Open area with trama going through - kids will get excited. Buskers make this place lively.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank garyaucknz
Reviewed 7 December 2018

The Bourke Street Mall is a wide pedestrian shopping area with all of the large sales outlets available in Australia and for that matter in many other prlaces in the world.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank huys25
Reviewed 30 November 2018 via mobile

Fed Square May claim to be the heart of Melbourne, but locals know that the Bourke Street Mall really is. Great atmosphere with buskers always performing. Best to visit at Xmas time to see the Myers window. Easy to get too via Tram. While your...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JohnG3121
Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

Always seems to be the centre of Melbourne. A busy place with the trams running down the centre and the big (and small) retailers on either side. Buskers abound adding to the lively ambiance . Shop or just sit and watch.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank WayneK160
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

The Bourke Street Mall is a pedestrian and tram-only strip running between Swanston and Elizabeth Streets its lively, busy & at times extremely crowded. There are numerous shopping stores, cafes, & also house two department stores David Jones & Myers. Its the hub of Melbourne...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

Right on the Yarra Tram stops so convenient to get to it. There are lots of shops nearby in large buildings or Arcades and lane ways. Musicians are on many corners so the evening is crowded full of music and people going somewhere.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 184DonP
Reviewed 7 October 2018

This is a good shopping area with a varied selection of shops all within walking distance. With great transport options. It also falls within the free transport zone

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MarigoldVentures
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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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Response from -Guzzis-are-ace- | Reviewed this property |
The Bourke St Mall is a great place to start your visit to Melbourne!