Live in Southbank

LIFESTYLE
06-Sep-2018

Southbank is one of those rare places that’s located incredibly close to their city’s centre yet still retains its own unique identity.

A short walk from Flinders Street Station – if you exit at the riverside it’s only a small footbridge away – yet quite a departure from the laneways and local colour of the CBD, Southbank is a place of culture, entertainment, dining and convenience like no other.

Where else can you relax at a river’s edge, walk through a casino, visit a museum and stroll towards botanical gardens all in the space of a half hour?

Southbank is home to a staggering amount of art, theatre, gourmet food and nightlife – here are a few of our favourite things about this remarkable urban locale:

Art, Culture & Entertainment

Those who call Southbank home enjoy immediate access to several major cultural institutions. Close proximity to galleries, museums and event spaces has also made Southbank the perfect home for art and music-focused higher education such as the Victorian College of the Arts, the National Institute of Dramatic Art and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.

Arts Centre Melbourne

Its iconic needle-like spire serves as Melbourne’s beacon of culture – and its multiple stages serve locals and tourists alike with awe-inspiring entertainment. Theatre, concerts and special events provide our city with an endless array of choices for enrichment.

National Gallery Victoria

Melbourne’s premier art museum, the NGV stands alongside the world’s most beloved galleries and provides visitors with a venue for viewing contemporary and classic art, exhibitions of classic and world-renowned artists and special events. Van Gogh, Hokusai, Monet, Memling and more – NGV has shown us the art that simply must be seen.

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art

The ACCA holds an invaluable trove of modern art wrapped in an award-winning architectural icon. The exhibitions, programs and education initiatives offered by the ACCA are vital, continually enhancing the culturescape of our great city.

Southbank Theatre

Sporting a neon-wrapped façade that you just can’t miss; this theatre is the home base of the Melbourne Theatre Company. An annual season of up to a dozen plays are hosted here, as well as play readings, education performances and a variety of additional productions.

Melbourne Recital Centre

Timeless sophistication meets modern elegance at this beautiful recital hall. From orchestral to jazz and world music and beyond to cabaret and featured talks, the Melbourne Recital Centre continually hosts a diverse range of impeccable performances.

Iwaki Auditorium

This small concert hall serves groups of up to 400. A performance space most often used for audio production, it also hosts events due to its ideal Southbank location. Its worth catching events at this auditorium when they are on offer as it promises intimate, imitable experiences.

Malthouse Theatre

A historic brewer’s malthouse built in 1892, converted to a modern theatre after being gifted to the Victorian State Government in 1986, the Malthouse Theatre is a paragon of art and culture. Inclusive, forward-thinking and challenging the mainstream for decades – the theatre is a place for intellect, emotion and community.

Crown Casino

Crown Casino is a globally-recognised entertainment complex hosting an array of gaming halls, clubs, restaurants, luxury accommodations and entertainment. Lovers of cards, slots, roulette and more travel from all over the world to stay – and play – at this top-rated destination.

The Backlot Studios

Australia’s first purpose-built private cinema, Backlot Studios is a venue for organisations to host unforgettable events – and they also have movie nights featuring a range of genres. For June and July 2018: Bollywood drama and romance.

 

 

Southbank’s famous view

Eureka Skydeck

Eureka Tower is a 297-metre tall, gold plated tower rising up Southbank. On its 88th level is the Eureka Skydeck, offering visitors a breathtaking panoramic view of our incredible city. Featuring the edge experience, a cube made of glass jutting out from tower that allows brave visitors to stand “on air” 88 floors above Southbank’s streets, the Skydeck is a must-see for residents and visitors alike.

 

Accessibility

City

With the CBD a short walk away, and tram lines framing the neighbourhood, residents of Southbank are accustomed to easy, efficient transport to the city centre. Work, study and Melbourne’s world-renowned shopping are more than in reach – they are in hand at all times.

Flinders Street Station

With Flinders Street station close by, those who call Southbank home also call our main metro train hub their home stop. This opens up the entire city and surrounding suburbs to residents, who can quickly be on a train going in any direction.

Southern Cross

A walk, tram ride or single stop from Flinders Street away, Southern Cross station’s ease of access for Southbank residents makes regional hot spots

Trams – City & St. Kilda

With trams at St. Kilda road and Clarendon street, travel to city tram hubs, South Melbourne and St. Kilda is accessible to all Southbank residents. A quick tram ride to Luna Park for a morning shop and beachside walk or a visit to the South Melbourne market are fantastic ways to start a relaxing weekend.


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