Discover Melbourne shopping with all the extras on our 72-hour itinerary. Find the perfect something and unbeatable bargains, shop local designs and luxury brands, and explore restaurants and bars at shopping precincts across the city.
Coffee and breakfast are worth queuing for in Melbourne, so join a line. Flit between cafes to compare the city's best or get the lowdown on the long-term love affair with coffee and breakfast at Higher Ground.
Start your day bargain hunting at DFO (Direct Factory Outlet) South Wharf. A two-level outlet centre on the Yarra River, DFO has more than 180 retailers including Armani Outlet, Michael Kors, Coach and Kate Spade.
With riverside restaurants, bars and cafes on your doorstep, take the time to enjoy lunch and a refreshing beverage at South Wharf. Make time for local favourites The Boatbuilders Yard and The General Assembly.
Take the 96 tram from Spencer Street to the Bourke Street Mall, in the heart of Melbourne's CBD. Head into Myer, then through to Emporium, the biggest shopping centre in the city centre. A multi-level retail space, Emporium is home to a veritable shopping bag of first-to-Australia brands, sleek and shiny Melbourne flagship stores, and impressive food and wine options.
Post shopping, grab a rooftop drink to go with your shopping show-and-tell. Head to Goldilocks, Madame Brussels or the Rooftop at QT.BarsThe General AssemblyEnter this iconic South Wharf pub and be transported to Melbourne’s iconic laneways with street art installations to be discovered across the venue. And...BarsThe Boatbuilders YardNestled beside MCEC and the Polly Woodside sailing ship is an unexpected highlight of the Melbourne drinking and dining scene. Take a walk around this...Shopping precinctsEmporium MelbourneBe assured of the best of the best at Emporium Melbourne, the city's see-it-to-believe-it, one-stop, super stylish, cutting edge shopping mecca.
Fuel the day's fashion hunt with coffee and breakfast at Queen Victoria Market, the largest open-air market in the southern hemisphere. Shop for clothing, jewellery and souvenirs, and of course, fresh produce. Book ahead for the two-hour Ultimate Foodie Tour: meet the stallholders, indulge in tastings and learn about the market's rich history.
Take the City Circle Tram from La Trobe Street and head towards Docklands. Here, discover the neighbourhood's shopping heartland: The District Docklands. Shop Australian and international brands including H&M, General Pants Co., Canterbury and Kathmandu. Beyond the shops, explore seemingly endless options, from bowling and ice skating to immersive art and craft brew tastings.
Next door to The District, discover warehouse-club shopping at Costco, where members can access better-than-retail prices on everything from groceries to clothing, jewellery and electronics.
Shopping marathon complete, take in staggering views from the 120-metre-tall Melbourne Star Observation Wheel – with or without wine in hand.MarketsQueen Victoria MarketShop 'til you drop at this celebrated market to see buskers, find souvenirs and to marvel at the fresh produce and the treats in the Dairy Hall.ShoppingThe District DocklandsThe District Docklands is the experiential heart of the Docklands, quickly becoming Melbourne’s leading lifestyle destination. Shop your favourite Australian...FamilyMelbourne Star Observation WheelTake a 30-minute ride on Melbourne's newest star attraction for extraordinary views and a unique bird's-eye perspective of the city and surrounds.
Take the free fashion shuttle from Federation Square to Chadstone. Australia's largest shopping centre, Chadstone houses more than 550 stores, designer boutiques and luxury brands including Valentino, Louis Vuitton and Prada.
Choose shopping sustenance from more than 85 eateries, and round out your Chadstone experience in luxury cinemas. Junior shoppers in tow? Don't miss the LegoLand Discovery Centre.
After your day of shopping, take the free shuttle bus back to Federation Square and enjoy a well-deserved beverage at Riverland Bar or Pilgram Bar, both in prime position on the banks of the Yarra River, below Federation Square.BarsPilgrim BarOne of Melbourne’s hidden gems tucked away below Federation Square, Pilgrim is an intimate waterfront venue that proudly engages an all-Australian menu...ShoppingChadstone - The Fashion CapitalChadstone – The Fashion Capital is Australia's number one retail, dining and entertainment destination for local and international visitors. An all-encompassing...Architecture & designFederation SquareIn the tradition of the world's busiest public spaces, "Fed Square" buzzes with a daily program of events, restaurants and cafes and bold galleries.BarsRiverland BarWalk down from Princes Bridge and join the merry throng along the banks of the Yarra River. Grab a beer, hit the BBQ and watch the boats go by.