Discover what to do in Melbourne City

Set in the heart of the Melbourne CBD, just steps from train and tram stations, Arrow on Swanston is the perfect gateway to the top attractions and things to do in Melbourne.

Enjoy comfortable, fully furnished serviced apartments within easy reach of many of the city’s main attractions and Melbourne University. For tips on what to do and the best events in Melbourne, our staff are happy to offer recommendations and assist you with making tour arrangements.


When in Melbourne, you simply have to experience the iconic Victoria Market. In addition to great shops, you’ll find street buskers, unique souvenirs and fresh produce and treats at the Dairy Hall.

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One of the most breathtaking settings in Melbourne, the Melbourne Zoo showcases over 320 species of animals in natural habitats just five minutes outside the city. Disappear deep into Asian and African rainforests, roam the Australian bushland or venture underwater for an unforgettable deep-sea voyage.

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Founded in 1854, the State Library of Victoria is the State's premier reference and research library and one of the world's great libraries. In addition to books, services, exhibitions and cultural programs, the library features artefacts from Victoria's cultural and social heritage, including John Batman's journal, Ned Kelly's armour and more.

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Located nearby between Swanston and Elizabeth Streets, the Bourke Street Mall is a bustling pedestrian-only thoroughfare (but watch for the trams). The vibrant shopping street is home to upscale Australian department stores like David Jones and Myer, plus a diverse array of fashion retailers like H&M, plus superb eateries on GPO Lane.

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The official meeting place in Melbourne, “Fed Square” is where you’ll find the City’s best cultural destinations, the most exciting events and fascinating tourism experiences, not to mention a wide selection of restaurants, bars and specialty stores.

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