Collins St/Swanston St, Melbourne

#3 of 10 in Neighborhoods in Victoria
Neighborhood · Hidden Gem · Shopping
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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  • Most visitors to Collins Street begin at Spring Street, which is known as 'the Paris End.' It's different to the old days, before the wreckers arrived, but it's still glamorous. Most of the city's...  more »
  • It’s not all about Collins street, but it is a very nice street. The Paris end particularly is nice but it probably won’t impress everyone. If you are flush with cash and you have an expensive...  more »

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