Mantra Southbank Melbourne boasts a central position, within 250 metres from The Southgate Arts & Leisure Precinct – one of Melbourne's main entertainment areas, offering high-end shops and restaurants, boutique cafes and handy food courts. Just a quick stroll from the Arts Centre Melbourne and ten minutes' walk to Federation Square, the cultural centre of Melbourne, overlooking the banks of the Yarra River.
The Yarra provides a buzz of activity, with river boats going past and restaurants and cafes lining its banks, making for the perfect place to soak in the atmosphere of the city lights after sunset, sip a cocktail or enjoy a glass of wine and an evening meal.
In the heart of Melbourne city is the historic Flinders Street Station, which provides a good vantage point to explore the best of this artistic city. Head to Chinatown and Little Italy, and explore the array of shopping centres including Bourke Street Mall, Queen Victoria Market, Collins Street, Docklands and Chapel Street – to name a few!
If you're looking for evening activities, the Queen Victoria Night Markets which are held during summer from November to March on a Wednesday night offer an abundance of stalls from local cooks, designers and artists, not to mention live entertainment.
Things to do in Melbourne
- Federation Square
- Flinders Street Station
- Little Italy
- Crown Entertainment Complex
- Eureka Skydeck
- Luna Park
- Melbourne Zoo
- Southgate Complex
- Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium
- Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
Events not to miss in Melbourne
- Melbourne Food & Wine Festival - February-March
- Moomba Festival - March
- Royal Melbourne Show - September
- Queen Victoria Night Markets - Open five days per week
- Carols by Candlelight - December