Collins St/Swanston St, Melbourne

4.4
#3 of 11 in Neighborhoods in Victoria
Take a stroll down the tree-lined boulevard Collins St/Swanston St, home to some of Australia's best examples of Victorian architecture. As you walk, note the large Collins Street Baptist, St Michael's Uniting, and Scot's Presbyterian churches, and the magnificent Town Hall. Enter the "Cathedrals of Commerce"--including William Pitt's Venetian gothic-style Old Stock Exchange and William Wardell's Gothic Bank--to see some of Melbourne's finest interiors. Head to the "Paris End" for shopping to rival the European capital of culture from which it takes its name. The street is 1.6 km (1 mi) long. Make Collins St/Swanston St part of your personalized Melbourne itinerary using our Melbourne online driving holiday planner .
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  • Beautiful architecture on both sides of this wide, iconic street. A personal favourite is the Manchester Unity building on the corner of Collins and Swanston streets. Many dining options with a...  more »
  • Melbourne's best shops have always been in Collins Street. I don't mean department stores, but designer labels such as Louis Vuitton, Hermes and Ermenegildo Zegna. There are many to choose from. In...  more »
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