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Southern Cross Station, Australia

From series “Top 14 Most Astonishing Railway Stations in the World”
Year: 2005.

Southern Cross Station has to be included in a list of the best places in Melbourne for curious tourists. In contrast with other popular railway stations, it became known thanks to its modern decoration. The building has a huge wavelike roof with a wonderful lightning. Earlier this station was called Spencer Street, after the reconstruction, the station was modernized and took a new name.

Southern Cross Station, Australia Today the modern building with an unusual roof has the best infrastructure. The station is fitted with the powerful ventilation and air conditioning systems. That’s why you can breathe deep, no matter how many people surround you. There also was made a wide system of connecting passages and escalators.

A wonderful wall painting decorates the station inside. The painting depicts the developed of the transport system in the city. It was placed there at the time of the first station, in 1978. During the last restoration, the masters decided to renew to refresh the painting. The station has everything that modern traveller wants. There you will see not only benches, vending machines but also some shops with the necessities and several cosy cafes. Next - Kanazawa Station


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Southern Cross Station - interactive map

Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Commomwealth Bank ATM' located in 0.08 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Budget Car and Truck Rental Southern Cross Station' is located in 0.26 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'BP Connect Clarendon' in 1.2 km
Supermarket: 'Southern Cross Supermarket' in 0.19 km
Parking: 'InterPark Australia' in 0.05 km
Apotheek: 'Pharmacy Choice' in 0.16 km
Police station: 'Police Victoria Crime Department Drug Task Force' in 0.5 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Saporo Cafe' in 0.05 km
Railway station: 'Southern Cross Station' in 0.19 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Tullamarine Airport MEL - in 18 km
 »  Moorabbin Airport MBW - in 21 km
 »  Avalon Airport AVV - in 48 km
 »  Albury Airport ABX - in 263 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Southern Cross Station

Southbank Apartments Freshwater Place

Located in 0 km from Southern Cross Station
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Rooms: 30
The Westin Melbourne

Located in 1 km from Southern Cross Station
Route on the map:
Rooms: 262
All guest rooms include a 42-inch flat-screen TV and tea/coffee making facilities. The en suite bathroom comes with a separate bath and shower. The … More: photo, rates and booking
Naughtons Parkville Hotel

Located in 2 km from Southern Cross Station
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Rooms: 10
The refurbished air-conditioned rooms feature a flat-screen HD TV, a work desk and a refrigerator. All rooms include tea/coffee making facilities and … More: photo, rates and booking
St Arnauds Guest House

Located in 3 km from Southern Cross Station
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Rooms: 40
Your continental breakfast includes toast, juice, fresh fruit and a variety of cereals and spreads. Free tea and coffee is available throughout the … More: photo, rates and booking

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Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens
2 km - Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens
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Top destination around Southern Cross Station - Melbourne

Tourists come to Melbourne to make a walk on its beautiful streets, explore the remarkable places of this city and visit most beautiful parks and gardens in the country. There are really many iconic places in this city. However, there are several obvious leaders who are most popular, so they must be definitely mentioned.

Start your acquaintance with the city from Federation Square, which is decorated with unusual architectural monuments. You can also visit the National Gallery, which is located directly on the square. In order to get acquainted with the history of the city, move your feet to the Museum of Gold. It was opened in the middle of the 19th century in an amazingly beautiful architectural complex built in the neo-Renaissance style. The name of the museum hasn’t been chosen by chance as Melbourne has been built during the Victorian Gold Rush. Another truly grandiose building is the Melbourne Aquarium, which is built in the so-called "circular" form, so visitors can walk through an unusual tunnel and see all the splendor of the sea around them. The main theme of the aquarium is the inhabitants of the southern seas.
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