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Precincts & neighbourhoods

From Chinatown and Lygon Street to newer waterfront precincts such as Docklands, Melbourne has some intriguing neighbourhoods.
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Melbourne's own slice of China is a hub for the local Chinese community, and is the focus for Chinese New Year celebrations and other festivities. It stretches along Little Bourke Street, all the way from Spring Street down to Swanston Street.
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Federation Square is Melbourne's meeting place and a unique cultural precinct. Find out what's happening at Fed Square and what else is nearby.
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Athens might be a world away, but Grecian delights await discovery in Melbourne's Greek precinct. At all hours of the day and night, this precinct is buzzing.
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The historic streetscapes of North Melbourne are well known for their great cafes, restaurants and lively arts scene. Kensington is the place to enjoy a slower pace, while the bustle of Flemington's Racecourse Road will keep visitors entertained.
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Stroll along leafy Lygon Street and discover Little Italy – the place where Melbourne's famous cafe culture was born.
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Melbourne's magical Yarra River provides endless opportunities. Visit Southbank, the city's bustling waterfront hub, which is renowned for restaurants, public art and stylish retailers.
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Whatever your mood, there's always something new to experience at Docklands. Escape for a while and discover Melbourne's spectacular harbour, just minutes from the city centre.
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South Wharf has an enviable location on the southern bank of Melbourne's Yarra river, surrounded by many shopping, dining and conference facilities.

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