Melbourne is Victoria’s cultural and lively capital city. This city, known for its spectacular architecture, food, art, and entertainment, has something for everyone. While many people rush to renowned landmarks such as Federation Square, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, and the National Gallery of Victoria, there are hidden jewels in Melbourne and Southbank that are equally enthralling.

Melbourne City Apartments has the pleasure of showcasing some of these hidden gems while you stay in our magnificent penthouses in Melbourne. Our luxurious ‘Platinum’ penthouse, located in the heart of Southbank and just a 2-minute walk from Crown Casino, is the ideal starting point for discovering these hidden gems. Whilst our ‘Sky View’ and ‘Panoramic’ penthouses, located in South Melbourne, also offer a perfect location to explore the best city in the world!

The Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, just a 15-minute walk from our penthouse, is one of Melbourne’s best-kept secrets. The gardens cover 38 hectares and feature a wide variety of plants, flowers, and fauna. It’s the ideal location for a calm picnic or a leisurely stroll away from the rush and bustle of the city. Visit their website to learn about upcoming events and activities.

A visit to the Old Melbourne Gaol is a must for history buffs. This former prison, located just a short tram ride from our penthouse, now runs as a museum and provides a unique glimpse into Melbourne’s criminal past. You have the option of taking a guided tour or exploring the jail on your own. Don’t miss the infamous death mask of Ned Kelly, one of Australia’s most infamous bushrangers.
Looking for a way to mix exercise with art? The Southbank Promenade Art Walk is an excellent choice. This lesser-known trail, located between Southbank Boulevard and the Arts Centre Melbourne, is not to be mistaken with the famed Yarra River Promenade. This enjoyable promenade includes a range of contemporary artworks by both local and foreign artists, as well as breathtaking views of the city and the river. If you enjoy art or simply want to take a tranquil walk away from the crowds, here is the place to be.
The Shrine of Remembrance Crypt comes next. This hidden gem is located beneath Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance, one of the city’s most prominent structures, and is accessible via a stairway on the monument’s left side. This underground tomb holds a small museum about Australia’s military history, as well as the crypt itself, which contains the remains of some notable Australians. It’s an intriguing and slightly creepy place to see, ideal for history lovers or those interested in Melbourne’s dark past.
The Dandenong Ranges National Park is a must-see for those wishing to get away from the city. This spectacular natural reserve, just an hour’s drive from the city, is home to towering trees, tumbling waterfalls, and breathtaking vistas of Melbourne and beyond. The popular 1000 Steps Kokoda Track Memorial Walk, which remembers Australian soldiers who fought in Papua New Guinea during WWII, and the Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens, a calm oasis of exotic plants and flowers, are both highlights. It’s an ideal day excursion for nature enthusiasts or those wishing to get away from the city.
Finally, for foodies, a trip to the South Melbourne Market is a must. This historic market, only a 5-minute walk from our South Melbourne penthouses, offers a diverse selection of fresh vegetables, fish, meat, and gourmet food booths. It’s ideal for stocking up on ingredients for a home-cooked meal or simply indulging in some delectable street cuisine. Visit their website to learn about future events and cooking lessons.
So, there you have it, so many hidden gems to discover during your stay at Melbourne City Apartments. Melbourne is full of surprises and hidden treasures just waiting to be discovered, from the Southbank Promenade Art Walk to the South Melbourne Market. Visit to book your stay and immerse yourself in the best that this great city has to offer.

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