Bendigo streetscape, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia
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Architecture & design

See the depth and diversity of Victoria's cultural heritage reflected in its striking architectural treasures. From heritage buildings and stark mid-century architecture to bold contemporary designs, Melbourne and Victoria boast cityscapes and main streets highlighted by the contrast of old and new.

City icons
Start your city wanderings at Federation Square, with its signature shard-like buildings, a world away from the Moorish Revival-exteriors of the nearby Forum Theatre. Cross the Yarra to check out the futuristic shapes of the Arts Centre's beacon-like spire and Eureka Tower. Keen on art deco? Head across the Manchester Unity Building on Collins Street and Cathedral Arcade, located on the corner of Flinders Lane's and Swanston Streets.

For a look inside some of the city's favourite buildings, visit during Open House in July for tours of over 100 buildings around the city. 

Regional treasures
See the architectural evidence of Victoria's gold rush and pioneer history in towns and villages across the region, from Bendigo and Castlemaine to Ballarat and Mildura. Take yourself on a self-guided walking tour down main street, check out historical landmarks and time your visit for the Ballarat Heritage Weekend – a the celebration of the town's past.

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Bendigo Joss House

Bendigo Joss House Temple

Bendigo

From $4 - $18

At the Bendigo Joss House Temple you can discover more about the Chinese migrants who came to Bendigo in search of gold so long ago. The Bendigo Joss...

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Forum Theatre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Image: Roberto Seba

The Forum

Melbourne

Catch local heroes and international artists at this spectacular venue where the architecture and interior design add an enchanting edge to any gig.

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Nicholas Building, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Nicholas Building

Melbourne

Take the veteran lifts to floor after floor of studios and galleries in this heritage-listed creative hub. See behind the scenes at an Open Day.

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Mulberry Hill

Mulberry Hill

Langwarrin South

From $4 - $26

Mulberry Hill is a delightful American Colonial style house, set on 29 acres surrounded by the beautiful countryside and Western Port. It was the...

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Brighton Bathing Boxes, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Brighton Bathing Boxes

Brighton

Dive into Port Phillip Bay under the watch of 82 distinctive bathing boxes, a row of instantly recognisable wooden huts lining Brighton Beach.

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The Walk Arcade

The Walk Arcade

Melbourne

The Walk Arcade offers high profile national and specialty stores catering for all your shopping needs. Located in the heart of the Melbourne CBD,...

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Culture Secrets - Maxims of Behaviour, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Maxims of Behaviour

Melbourne

A kinetic coloured light display designed by Alexander Knox, MoB has taken over the Royal Mail House building, transforming it completely.

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Beleura the House and Garden

Beleura the House and Garden

Mornington

From $33 - $35

Beleura the House and Garden is an Italianate mansion built by James Butchart in 1863. Once the Governor of Victoria's Summer House, later the summer...

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St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

St Patrick's Cathedral

East Melbourne

Enter via the Pilgrim Path, absorbing the tranquil sounds of water and the spiritual quotes before seeking sanctuary beneath the gargoyles and spires.

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Portarlington Mill

Portarlington Mill

Portarlington

From $3 - $12

Located just 300 metres from the beach, the Portarlington Mill was constructed in 1856 with rough local sandstone and Baltic Pine floors. The...

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