Things To Do
The Mill Restaurant:
A haven of chic, the Mill adds a touch of class to Melbourne City's Hardware Lane. A converted warehouse, the Mill boasts exposed brick, dark wood and polished concrete fused with the luxury of soft leather and golden wallpaper. The Mill's al a carte menu is modern Australian with an Asian influence, using only the finest and freshest ingredients from local suppliers.
Off to one side, a large bar area offers the perfect spot for an after work or pre dinner drink. The Mill has a great selection of beers on tap and over 18 wines by the glass. Al fresco dining is Hardware Lane at its best, grab a table outside, the perfect opportunity to soak up the sounds of the jazz band which plays in the lane each Thursday to Saturday.
The National Opal Collection:
The National Opal Collection is Australia's leading supplier of opals including beautiful black opals, light opals and boulder opals as well as exquisite opal jewelry. Located in the heart of Sydney and Melbourne and showcased in two stunning showrooms, The National Opal Collection is a treasure trove of beautiful Australian Opals and includes souvenir items to collector's opals.
Melbourne Aquarium is the newest and most state-of-the-art aquarium in Australia. Not to be missed is the 360 degree Oceanarium which houses giant sharks and stingrays - witness the incredible live feeding presentations held twice each day. Also experience the beautiful Great Barrier Reef exhibit, the touch pools, or be dazzled by the coral atoll with its colorful coral and tropical creatures.
Federation Square is one of the most complex and ambitious construction projects ever undertaken in Australia. Comprising an entire city block the bold and audacious design is the work of Lab Architecture in conjunction with the Australian architects Bates Smart. A unique fusion of civic and cultural activities, Fed Square is recognized internationally as one of the world's great public spaces.