Federation Square Tour in Melbourne:
A popular hangout for locals and tourists alike, the Federation Square is a huge plaza and one of the most visited attractions in Melbourne; in 2012 alone, it drew about 10 million footfalls. Locals and tourists of all sizes and ages find in the Federation Square an astounding collection of art galleries, cultural centres, museums, dining establishments and eateries, entertainment venues and endless shopping opportunities. Packaged with year-round events, the experience is just incredible!
Art aficionados have a field day at the Atrium, which houses within its iconic architectural space an extravaganza of art and creativity at as many as 6 venues including the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, NGV Studio and the Kirra Galleries. Movie buffs will not wish to miss an opportunity to catch Australian classics, special exhibits or the chance to make their own movie at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image.
A must-visit for kids is the ArtPlay, where children and families can explore their creative sides alongside professionals besides enjoying the sunny weather in the only playground in the area. Stop to ‘shop-till-you-drop’ at the many shops lining the venue – the eclectic collection of unique products across genres will have you loosening your purse strings in no time at all. A relaxing stop at one of the many bars and dining establishments that range from fast food joints and watering holes to fine dining establishments completes the Federation Square experience.