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Brighton Beach Huts (Vic)

Like those of Brighton in the UK, Brighton Beach in the south of Melbourne has a long line of colourful Bathing Boxes. This is a popular tourist/photo spot and the boxes are all painted in different styles and themes, even one with an Australian flag! It’s not really the nicest beach for actually swimming but its quite scenic and a long beach coastline to walk.

About 30min south of central Melbourne with by car (with expensive parking at $5/hr) or direct train from Flinders Street to Brighton Beach Railway Station, and walk from there to the beach.

Shrine of Remembrance

Opened in 1934, the Shrine of Remembrance is a memorial built for those from Victoria who served in WWI, and now to all Australians who served in war. It is one of the largest memorials in Australia and a main location for ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day.

You can climb stairs to the top and look around at the surrounding parks and gardens, and there is a war museum underground. Guided tours run at 11:00 and 14:00.

Kings Domain on St. Kilda Road
Open daily 10:00 ~ 17:00 (closed Good Friday & Christmas Day)

Hosier Lane

Just off Flinders Street is Hosier Lane, a cobbled street with walls covered in graffiti and urban art. A few other connecting lane-ways have also been given decorated. I even saw a couple taking wedding photos with the walls as a backdrop. Its not lit well at night so go during the day to get a good view.

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