Southgate - Melbourne City Guide.

3 Southgate Ave, Southbank. (Southbank Promenade),
Victoria. Ph: (03) 96861000

Where is Southgate? It is situated on the eastern side of the Crown casino is one of Melbourne’s main entertainment area and is home to a multi leveled Shopping Complex. This is a trendy area where you will find a lot of outdoor cafes & restaurants and also sidewalk entertainment and shopping.

Over here, you can find Fashion & Accessories retailers and Home & Gift shops. Some of the major Fashion & Accessories shops include American Rag, Aqua J Bloch, Excentrix, GASP, Ice & Origen.

This Melbourne Shopping Center also offers a wide range of dining experience with various Bars, Cafes, Restaurants & a Food Court. This is located in Melbourne's Art Precinct. This area offers exquisite Riverside settings, a breathtaking view of the City Skyline and Flinders Street Station.

If you're planning to attend a Theater nearby and you're not sure where to eat, try the cusines at Bear Brass, Blue Train Cafe, La Camera, Miyako, P.J.O'Briens Irish Pub, Pure South, Red Emperor, Scusami, The Deck, Tutto Bene, Wagamama or Walter Wine Bar Restaurants for a Pre-Theater Dining experience.

A new feature here includes Interactive Pillars which are located at the Upper Level of the Center. There are 5 LED controlled pillars which respond to your movement and then emit colorful light displays. Something fun for Kids & Adults to muck around with.

There is now a Cinema over here where you can enjoy a free film which includes screening of Art house films, Documentaries and some popular releases. Isn't that great!

For the more adventurous ones, Catch a steamboat or a boat from this place for a cruise on the Yarra river. Some of the Melbourne River Cruises are listed here –

  • City River Cruises (03) 9650 1427
  • Melbourne River Cruises (03) 8610 2600
  • Penguin Waters Cruises (03) 9386 8488
  • Sthgate Cruises (03) 9629 6204
  • Venice on the Yarra (03) 9399 1991
  • Williamstown Ferries (03) 9682 9555
The beautiful Princess Bridge links Flinders street and Southbank while offering wonderful views of the city & Yarra River.

Opening hours:

Monday to Wednesday 10am to 6pm
Thursday 10am to 7pm
Friday to Sunday 10am to 10pm

Entry: Free entry.

How to get there: Walk down from Flinders street station on Southbank Promenade over the Princes Bridge or Trams 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67, 72 on Swanston Street.

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