Wander Melbourne’s famous city grid to see legendary landmarks, iconic malls, hidden little streets and art-filled alleys. Crammed with historical facades, beautiful boutiques and world-class dining, this is the locals' guide to the heart of the city.

This walk is approximately 2.5km and takes around 90 minutes.

People walking through Federation Square, past large outdoor screen.

1. Federation Square

Three spires of St Paul's Cathedral building on Flinders Street.

2. St Paul's Cathedral

3. Flinders Lane

Audience in curved rows of seating looking towards the stage curtain inside the Regent Theatre.

4. Regent Theatre and Plaza Ballroom

Neo-classical, heritage-listed, Melbourne Town Hall building on Swanston Street.

5. Melbourne Town Hall

Heritage-listed Athenaeum building, with columns and ornate capitals.

6. Athenaeum Theatre

7. Assembly Hall

People sit on a bench outside the brightly lit windows of the Fendi store in Collins Street.

8. Collins Street

The grand entrance of the Hotel Windsor.

9. Hotel Windsor

Columns and building of Parliament House lit at night.

10. Parliament House

Exterior of the Princess Theatre, lit up by night, with signage for 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child'.

11. Princess Theatre

12. Chinatown

Bourke Street Mall at dusk, with a tram and the GPO building in view.

13. Bourke Street Mall

More to explore

Want to see more of Melbourne’s central sites? Find church turrets, stop by a slick new skyscraper and watch the sun sink behind the skyline from a favourite rooftop bar.

St Michael's Uniting Church

Notable for its striking architecture, progressive outlook and wellbeing programs.

80 Collins Street

Shop luxury brands and dine on local produce at some of Melbourne's best restaurants.

Old Treasury Building

Immerse yourself in the stories of Melbourne history at this 1860s hertiage icon.

Curtin House

This 1920s building is an eclectic mix of shops, dining and entertainment.

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