Things To Do

Our central location offers our guests the opportunity to work, live and holiday in comfortable, spacious, contemporary style self-contained apartments while being walking distance to amenities, shops, entertainment and sporting venues, restaurants and transport links.

There are so many things to see and do in Melbourne and many within walking distance of Southbank. Or why not take a tram and explore many of the other tourist destinations Melbourne is famous for.

For all the latest things to do and see around Melbourne, you can also visit the Whatson website

Restaurants & Dining

Waterfront Restaurant

Visit Melbourne’s most iconic Seafood Bar and Grill, Waterfront Restaurant. Experience the finest seafood surrounded by expansive views of the Yarra River and mesmerising city lights. Sourced direct from some of Australia’s best producers, enjoy the very best oysters, shellfish and local seafood from ‘paddock to plate’.

Location
20/3 Southgate Ave, Southbank Avenue, Southbank, VIC, 3006
Phone
03 9686 9766
Email
info@waterfrontsouthgate.com.au

The Meat and Wine Co

Dine within three levels of opulence at The Meat and Wine Co in Southbank. Experience personable service, cutting edge modern cuisine and extensive views of the Yarra River and the city skyline. The newly rustic designed space accommodates an impressive open kitchen that dishes up the restaurant’s signature flame grilled skewers, ribs and premium steaks.

Location
Freshwater Place, 3 Queensbridge Street, Southbank, VIC, 3006
Phone
03 9696 5333
Email
melbourne@themeatandwineco.com

Left Bank Restaurant

Enjoy various dining experiences from intimate ala carte, alfresco dining or larger group functions at Left Bank Restaurant. Set on the banks of Southbank precinct at Riverside Quay, this restaurant provides a menu that’s suitable for a formal dinner or more relaxed venue for drinks and tapas. The menu is matched with a great list of local and imported beers and wines, plus signature cocktails. Head to Left Bank Restaurant for a sophisticated contemporary lounge, bar and restaurant with friends, colleagues or family.

Location
1 Southbank Boulevard, Southbank, VIC, 3006
Phone
03 9682 4500
Email
events@leftbankmelbourne.com.au

PJ O'Brien's

PJ O’Brien’s is one of Melbourne’s longest standing authentic Irish pubs and favourite destination for locals and visitors alike. Enjoy a quiet beer, comforting meal or after work drinks served with freshly shucked oysters. Open every single night of the week, the pub offers excellent live music and the perfect spot to socialise with friends.

Location
12-16/3 Southgate Ave, Southbank, VIC, 3006
Phone
03 9686 5011
Email
melbourne@pjobriens.com.au

Bear Brass

Experience a relaxed and friendly environment on the banks of the Yarra River at Bear Brass. Overlook the beautiful city of Melbourne with casual Southbank dining and pre/post theatre drinks. Buzzy and informal, the simple and stylish venue provides a contemporary menu that features pizzas, small plates, mains, great coffee and cocktails!

Location
3 Southgate Ave, Southbank, VIC, 3006
Phone
03 9682 3799
Email
bb@bearbrass.com.au

Belgium Beer Cafe

At the base of the Eureka Tower in Southbank, The Belgian Beer Café is dedicated to serving the best Belgian beers and food in a relaxed and friendly environment. The main bar features and extensive menu of Belgian and international beers opening out onto an expansive European style terrace. The upstairs dining room also provides and elegant and relaxed space for all occasions.

Location
5 Riverside Quay, Southbank, VIC, 3006
Phone
03 9690 5777
Email
info@belgianbeercafemelbourne.com.au

La Camera

La Camera Southgate provides a welcoming environment that serves authentic Italian cuisine by friendly and efficient staff. Enjoy a quick bite before work, business lunch, family or pre-theatre meal in a central location. La Camera Southgate offers an array of authentic Italian dishes including unique Roman style pizzas, authentic Pappardelle Ox Cheek from Travestere- Rome as well as delicious Tiramisu.

Location
Shop MR2 Mid Level East End, Southgate, Southbank, VIC, 3006
Phone
03 9699 3600
Email
eat@lacamerasouthgate.com
Arts

National Gallery of Victoria

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is the oldest and most visited gallery in Australia. Situated over two magnificent buildings – NGV International and NGV Australia – the Gallery hosts a wide range of international and local artists, exhibitions, programs and events; from contemporary art to major international historic exhibitions, fashion and design, architecture, sound and dance.

Location
180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, Victoria, 3006
Phone
03 8662 1555

Arts Centre Melbourne

The Arts Centre Melbourne, originally known as the Victorian Arts Centre and briefly officially called the Arts Centre, is a performing arts centre consisting of a complex of theatres and concert halls in the Melbourne Arts Precinct, located in the central Melbourne suburb of Southbank in Victoria, Australia. Arts Centre Melbourne is both a defining Melbourne landmark and Australia’s largest and busiest performing arts centre.

Location
100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, Victoria, 3004
Phone
03 8662 1555

Hamer Hall

Hamer Hall, the city’s premier concert venue, hosts a range of performances across all music styles. It is home to the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the preferred Melbourne performance venue for the Australian Chamber Orchestra. With technical capability to host an extensive range of concerts Hamer Hall attracts a broad range of local, national and international artists, showcasing jazz, rock, pop, multi-cultural, chamber and cabaret and contemporary bands as well as classical musicians.

Location
100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, Victoria, 3004
Phone
03 9929 9600

Malthouse Theatre

At Malthouse Theatre local and international artists collaborate to create inventive performances that cut to the core of the human experience and disrupt assumptions. Malthouse in Melbourne, is a home for theatre that entertains and provokes dialogue with and within audiences. Malthouse Theatre is committed to inclusive theatre practice and we collaborate with artists and arts-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse and Indigenous backgrounds.

Location
113 Sturt Street, Southbank, Victoria, 3006
Phone
03 9685 5111

Melbourne Recital Centre

Melbourne Recital Centre comprises two of the finest acoustic spaces in the southern hemisphere, carefully crafted to present the best music the world has to offer. It is a venue for ensemble music in Melbourne, programming and presenting in excess of 450 concerts and events each year across a variety of musical genres.

Location
31 Sturt St, Southbank, Victoria, 3006
Phone
03 9699 3333

The Sumner Theatre

Located in the Southbank Theatre building, the Sumner is a state-of-the-art 500-seat venue offering the most advanced stage technology and a level of intimacy not previously seen in Australia. The Sumner has been designed to provide comfort and excellent stage views for all the audience, with a flexible stage that allows MTC to present the entire gamut of theatre.

Location
140 Southbank Boulevard, Southbank, Victoria, 3006
Phone
03 8688 0800
Shopping

Bourke Street Mall

Bourke Street is one of Melbourne’s main streets and a core element of the Hoddle grid. It has traditionally been the Central Business District’s entertainment hub and has become a popular tourist destination and tram thoroughfare. Enjoy Melbourne’s main CBD shopping area and find main stores like Myers and David Jones.

Location
310 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000

South Wharf DFO

Located in the Melbourne CBD and next to the Docklands, DFO South Wharf has more than 180 stores with up to 70%. 100 leading Australian and International stores that offer massive discounts off their every-day retail prices.

Location
20 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf, Victoria, 3006
Phone
03 9099 1111
Email
DFO.SouthWharf@vicinity.com.au

Queen Victoria Market

Queen Victoria Market is the heart and soul of Melbourne. Eat, shop, explore and discover your way through our iconic food halls and heritage Sheds where the banter is as fresh as the produce. Or simply soak up the atmosphere of the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere.

Location
513 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3004
Phone
03 9320 5822

South Melbourne Market

South Melbourne Market is the quintessential village Market. The home of fresh, local produce and where the community comes to shop, meet, eat, and drink. There are over 133 businesses operating in the market that is the oldest continuing market operating in Melbourne.

Location
322-326 Coventry Street, South Melbourne, Victoria, 3205
Phone
03 9209 6295

Mary Martin Bookshop

Mary Martin Bookshop is a book-lover’s delight, where the service makes the difference.This boutique store stocks beautiful books, gifts and specialty cards. The bookshop is friendly and welcoming, with relaxing spaces, the range carefully selected with all book lovers in mind.

Location
Ground Floor, Southgate at Southbank,, Southbank, Victoria, 3006
Phone
03 9686 0237
Sports Venues

MCG

Visit the stadium seven days a week for AFL, cricket, international soccer, the National Sports Museum, cafes and the unmatchable MCG Tour. Celebrate finals fever, meet Olympians and a Melbourne Cup champion, take part in cartoon sessions with some of Australia’s best, play in the Game On!

Location
Brunton Ave, Richmond, Victoria, 3004

AAMI Stadium

The Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, commercially known as AAMI Park, is an outdoor sports stadium on the site of Edwin Flack Field in the Sports and Entertainment Precinct in the Melbourne City Centre. Located about 1km to the east of the CBD and nestled between the Yarra River and the MCG, AAMI Park features a cutting-edge Bioframe design with a geodesic dome roof which substantially covers the seating area.

Location
Olympic Blvd, Melbourne, Victoria, 3004

Rod Laver Arena

Rod Laver Arena is a multipurpose arena located in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Located within Melbourne Park, it is the main venue for the Australian Open in tennis since 1988, replacing the aging Kooyong Stadium.

Location
Olympic Boulevard, Melbourne, Victoria, 3004
Phone
03 9286 1600
Email
enquiries@mopt.vic.gov.au

Hisense Arena

The Melbourne Park Multi-Purpose Venue, currently also known by its sponsorship name as Hisense Arena, is an Australian sports venue that is part of the National Tennis Centre at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Victoria.

Location
Olympic Boulevard, Melbourne, Victoria, 3004
Phone
03 9286 1600
Email
enquiries@mopt.vic.gov.au

The Tan Track

The Tan track is used by thousands of Melbournians every day to exercise. The track is wide, gravel and all speeds are encountered on this run.Tracking around the outside of the Botanical Gardens this run really only has one major hurdle (HeartBreak Hill) the 30m hill 1km in.

Location
Tan Track, Melbourne, Victoria, 3004
Attractions

Royal Botanic Gardens

The Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne are internationally renowned botanical gardens located near the centre of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, on the south bank of the Yarra River. Enjoy the picturesque haven for recreation and an important resource for education, conservation, science and horticulture.

Location
Birdwood Avenue, South Yarra, Victoria, 3141
Phone
03 9252 2300

Shrine of Remembrance

The Shrine of Remembrance, located in Kings Domain on St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Australia was built as a memorial to the men and women of Victoria who served in World War I and is now a memorial to all Australians who have served in war.

Location
Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne, Victoria, 3001
Phone
03 9661 8100
Email
reception@shrine.org.au

Federation Square

Federation Square is a mixed-use development in the inner city of Melbourne, covering an area of 3.2 hectares and centred on two major public spaces: open squares and one covered, built on top of a concrete deck above busy railway lines.

Location
Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
Phone
03 9655 1900

Crown Melbourne

The world’s biggest shows have come to Crown – the home of entertainment. From classical ballets to musicals, you’ll find these and more great shows at Melbourne’s best theatre venue. The night comes to life at Crown – home to some of the best nightclubs and bars in Melbourne. If you’re planning a night out with friends, choose from one of our 14 bars and four premier nightclubs, for the freshest beats and the hottest people.

Location
8 Whiteman St, Southbank, Victoria, 3006
Phone
03 9292 8888

Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium

Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium is a Southern Ocean and Antarctic aquarium in central Melbourne, Australia. It is located on the banks of the Yarra River beside and under the Flinders Street Viaduct and the King Street Bridge.

Location
King St & Flinders St, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
Phone
03 9923 5925

Eureka Skydeck

Eureka Skydeck 88 is Melbourne’s must see attraction. Two dedicated lifts propel visitors to level 88 in under 40 seconds. Only Skydeck 88 can take you to The Edge, a switch-able glass cube which slides out from the building, with you inside! Apart from the unforgettable panorama, Skydeck 88 entertains the entire family with a host of activities and fascinating facts.

Location
7 Riverside Quay, Southbank, Victoria, 3006
Phone
03 9693 8888

Old Melbourne Gaol

The Old Melbourne Gaol is a museum on Russell Street, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It consists of a bluestone building and courtyard, and is located next to the old City Police Watch House and City Courts buildings.

Location
377 Russell St, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
Phone
03 8663 7228

Old Treasury Building Museum

The Old Treasury Building on Spring Street in Melbourne, was once home to the Treasury Department of the Government of Victoria, but is now a museum of Melbourne history, known as the Old Treasury Building. It is widely regarded as one of the finest 19th century buildings in Australia.

Location
20 Spring Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3072
Phone
03 9651 2233
Email
enquiries@mopt.vic.gov.au

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Set on the banks of the iconic Yarra River, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is just a 20 minute drive from Melbourne airport and a short stroll to the city centre. There you can explore cafés, eclectic restaurants, lush parklands, incredible fashion and inspiring galleries and museums.

Location
1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf, Victoria, 3006
Phone
03 9235 8000

State Library of Victoria

A Melbourne landmark and cultural icon, the State Library is a magnificent 19th-century building with some of the city’s most beautiful heritage interiors. The State Library’s collections include over two million books, hundreds of thousands of pictures, newspapers, maps and manuscripts, and masses of audio, video and digital material – all reflecting the culture of Victoria over the past 150 years.

Location
328 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
Phone
03 8664 7000

Cooks Cottage

Cook’s Cottage is located in the Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne, Australia. The cottage was constructed in 1755 in the English village of Great Ayton, North Yorkshire, by the parents of Captain James Cook, James and Grace Cook. Combining modern interpretations of Captain Cook’s adventures, centuries-old antiques, a delightful English cottage garden and volunteers dressed in 18th century costumes, Cooks’ Cottage is a fascinating step back in time.

Location
Fitzroy Gardens, Wellington Parade, East Melbourne, Victoria, 3002
Phone
03 9419 5766

Melbourne Zoo

The Royal Melbourne Zoological Gardens, commonly known as the Melbourne Zoo, contains more than 320 animal species from Australia and around the world. The zoo is 4 kilometres north of the centre of Melbourne.

Location
Elliott Ave, Parkville, Victoria, 3052
Phone
03 9285 9300

Melbourne Museum

Melbourne Museum is a natural and cultural history museum located in the Carlton Gardens in Melbourne, Australia, adjacent to the Royal Exhibition Building. It was designed by Denton Corker Marshall Architects and finished construction in 2001.

Location
11 Nicholson St, Carlton, Victoria, 3053
Phone
03 8341 7777

Wheeler Centre

The Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas is a literary and publishing centre founded as part of Melbourne’s bid to become a UNESCO City of Literature. Opened in 2010, the centre is housed in the southern wing of the State Library of Victoria.

Location
176 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
Phone
03 9094 7800
Music & Entertainment

Bennett’s Lane

Bennetts Lane Jazz Club is a live jazz music venue, located off Little Lonsdale Street, in the Melbourne CBD. The club hosts local and international musicians every night and Lonely Planet has dubbed it “the world’s best jazz club”.

Location
25 Bennetts Ln, Melbourne , Victoria, 3000
Phone
03 9663 2856

Birds Basement

The jazz corner of the world is now extended to Melbourne. Bird’s Basement opens with a stellar line up of breathtaking musicians from the best international and local performers, including US jazz legends Ravi Coltrane and Lee Ritenour.

Location
11 Singers Ln, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
Phone
1300 225 299

Questions

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