After the 1850s Victorian gold rush, Melbourne exploded with displays of new wealth. Tour dramatic Gothic Revival facades, Art Deco jewels and Neoclassical monoliths.

This walk is approximately 4.3km and takes about 2 hours.

The Capitol theatre building on Swanston Street.

1. The Capitol

This 1920s era theatre is renowned for its geometric ceiling and dramatic lighting.

Turreted Gothic-style tower of Manchester Unity Building.

2. Manchester Unity Building

Take a tour of this Art-Deco Gothic building to see the original interiors and secret rooftop.

3. Old Melbourne Stock Exchange

Dating to 1889-91, this building exemplifies the Gothic revival style.

4. Former Port of Melbourne Authority Building

This 1920s tower is a rare Beaux-Arts beauty in polished granite and marble.
Three-storey historic building of the Immigration Museum on busy Flinders Street.

5. Immigration Museum

Formerly Customs House, this museum is the place to explore Australia’s migrant history.

The brightly lit entrance to Sandridge Bridge by night.

6. Sandridge Bridge

This former railway bridge is a pedestrian thoroughfare between Flinders Street and Southbank.
Looking up at Eureka Tower from street level.

7. Eureka Tower

Take in breathtaking views of Melbourne from one of its most recognisable buildings.

8. Arts Precinct

This part of Southbank is home to a large number of theatres, galleries and arts organisations.
Iconic spire of the Arts Centre Melbourne.

9. Arts Centre Melbourne

With its iconic spire, the Arts Centre is a cultural and architectural landmark.

People leaving the NGV, walking past its distinctive water wall.

10. NGV International

This iconic Melbourne building houses a world of international art and diverse exhibitions.

Striking geometric design of the Southbank Theatre, illuminated at night.

11. Southbank Theatre

Featuring striking geometric design, this building is home to the Melbourne Theatre Company.

Close up of the honeycomb-patterned glass on the exterior of the Melbourne Recital Centre.

12. Melbourne Recital Centre

Catch a show at this cutting-edge performance space known for its architecture and acoustics.

The rusted exterior wall of ACCA, with the Malthouse adjoining.

13. Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)

This striking rusted building is home to contemporary art exhibitions.

Red brick former brewery, now housing Malthouse Theatre.

14. Malthouse Theatre

Housed in a former brewery, this theatre is the place to catch a contemporary performance.

Aerial view of the Shrine of Remembrance, surrounding parklands and the city buildings .

15. Shrine of Remembrance

The national war memorial of Victoria, honouring all Australians who have served their country.

More to explore

Flinders Street Railway Station

Since 1910 Melburnians have rendezvoused ‘under the clocks’ at the steps of this iconic landmark.

Young & Jackson

This classic Melbourne hotel was built in 1861, predating Flinders Street Station.

Forum Melbourne

This 1920s theatre with its iconic architecture is one of Melbourne's most popular live band venues.

Mac's Hotel

Find great craft beers at Melbourne’s oldest surviving hotel, serving since 1854.

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