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With a spectacular combination of old and new architecture, elegant streetscapes, premium shopping outlets and a thriving arts and entertainment scene, Melbourne has a lot to offer.

The district centred around Flinders Street Station, between Swanston and Elizabeth streets has a great concentration of galleries and arty shops.

Quirky Flinders Lane was once home to Melbourne's rag trade, but now houses funky designer boutiques, fashion warehouses and publishing companies.

Collins Street is all class - the home of international haute couture, grand hotels and restaurants, the eastern portion of this street is often referred to as 'the Paris end'.

A block away in Little Collins Street, the young, the fashionable and the streetwise gravitate to shop for the latest labels.

Just 5 minutes from the CBD, on the banks of the glistening Yarra, is Docklands - NewQuay. The place Melbournites come to soak up the picturesque harbour views of their city.

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