Where Melburnians go
Why locals love it
Federation Square- an eyesore, or the heart of Melbourne’s cultural scene? This debate has divided Melbourne’s locals since Federation square was opened in 2002. ‘Fed’ Square is a paradox- Melbourne’s 2nd most popular tourist attraction with 9 million visitors in 2011, and a complex often voted one of the world’s ugliest buildings or attractions.
Why you should visit it
Whatever you think of it, Fed Square always has something going on, and it’s a hub and meeting place for both tourists and locals alike. The Square contains permanent fixtures including the fantastic Melbourne Visitor Information Centre, the BMW Edge Amphitheatre, the Ian Potter Centre and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
If you're on a budget, steer clear of the bars & cafes in Fed Square. However check out their website for loads of free activities including tai chi!