Melbourne City Photo Tour + Photo Map

I adore Melbourne with all my heart. I mean, it takes a special kind of city to be crowned most liveable city in the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit for four years running. When I was back home over Christmas break, I think my most enjoyable day was spent, camera in hand, wandering around the city streets.

I did some extensive research via Instagram by searching the Melbourne hashtag and pinpointing all the photo spots in the city that I wanted to target. From there, I mapped out the most logical walking route to ensure I got around to all the spots I wanted to shoot at.

The best way to experience Melbourne is by staying right in the heart of the city. There are plenty of great, affordable accommodation Melbourne CBD options available that will put you steps away from all that Melbourne has to offer.

Melbourne, a sunny day, and Christmas; is there anything better? You be the judge.

Beginning via the back exit out of Flinders Street Station, this is the path I wandered and photos I took along the way…

Melbourne City Photo Tour

I’ve supplied the map of the walking route I took below. Each stop highlighted in the photos below are pinpointed on the map with the corresponding stop number.

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Melbourne City Photo Tour Map

Stop 1: Southbank Footbridge

Southbank Footbridge, Melbourne

Southbank Footbridge, Melbourne

Stop 2: Southgate Mall

Southgate, Melbourne

Stop 3: Views of the city along Southbank

Southbank, Melbourne

Southbank, Melbourne

Southbank, Melbourne

Stop 4: St. Kilda Rd Bridge

St. Kilda Rd Bridge, Melbourne

St. Kilda Rd Bridge, Melbourne

Stop 5: Federation Square

Federation Square, Melbourne

Stop 6: Hosier Lane

Hosier Lane, Melbourne

Hosier Lane, Melbourne

Hosier Lane, Melbourne

Hosier Lane, Melbourne

Hosier Lane, Melbourne

Hosier Lane, Melbourne

Hosier Lane, Melbourne

Hosier Lane, Melbourne

Hosier Lane, Melbourne

Hosier Lane, Melbourne

Hosier Lane, Melbourne

Hosier Lane, Melbourne

Hosier Lane, Melbourne

Stop 7: Corner Flinders St and Swanston St

Flinders St Station

Flinders St Station

Stop 8: The Westin Melbourne

The Westin Melbourne, Christmas Display

The Westin Melbourne, Christmas Display

The Westin Melbourne, Christmas Display

Stop 9: Melbourne Town Hall

Melbourne Town Hall at Christmas

Melbourne Town Hall at Christmas

Stop 10: Bourke St

Bourke St, Melbourne Christmas

Stop 11: Postal Lane & Hardware Lane

Warburton Lane, Melbourne

Postal Lane, Melbourne

Postal Lane, Melbourne

Stop 12: Royal Arcade

Royal Arcade, Melbourne at Christmas

Stop 13: Chuckle Park Cafe off Little Collins St

Chuckle Park Cafe, Melbourne

Chuckle Park Cafe, Melbourne

Stop 14: Block Arcade

Block Arcade, Melbourne at Christmas

Stop 15: Elizabeth St facing Flinders St Station

Flinders St Station from Elizabeth St, Melbourne

Stop 16: Centre Place

Centre Place, Melbourne

Centre Place, Melbourne

Centre Place, Melbourne

Stop 17: Melbourne Central

Melbourne Central

I could not believe how much the city had changed in the three years that I’d been gone. There were new malls, entire new stores and food courts – honestly, I’d never seen Melbourne look more dazzling! I can’t wait to one day travel home with some of my American friends and show Melbourne off to them. It could never disappoint.

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Stay tuned for more Melbourne photo adventures…

Melbourne City Photo Tour
Melbourne City Photo Tour

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