Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) Tours
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With its 30,000 square meters of open space and a bold approach to modern architecture fused with green design, the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is an engineering marvel. Nearly everyone who visits these enormous buildings is here for a large convention, as the exhibition center is the largest of its kind in the entire southern hemisphere. At the center’s famous Plenary hall, public shows such as ballets and theater are also open to the public. The room can accommodate up to 5,500 people, or can also be divided into three different rooms of approximately 1,500 people. Aside from the shows and conventions themselves, the buildings are lauded for their innovative advances in modern green design, and it’s the world’s only venue to ever receive a 6 star Green Star environmental rating.
The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center (MCEC) is in South Wharf on the Yarra River, close to restaurants and the casino. It’s a 20-minute drive from Melbourne Airport and is accessible by public transport.
Address: 1 Convention Centre Place South Wharf, Melbourne, VIC 3006, Australia
5 Tours and Activities to Experience Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC)
Discover Melbourne’s history and highlights on this guided Yarra River cruise. Float past the city’s towering skyscrapers and lovely urban gardens while learning about the transformation of this vibrant city from 19th-century port town to a modern cultural capital. Your sightseeing cruise takes you upriver and downriver for a scenic overview of attractions on both banks.
Explore Melbourne as you wish with a 24-hour or 48-hour City Sightseeing bus pass. Board the double-decker and enjoy panoramic views of highlights like the Eureka Tower, Federation Square, and seaside St. Kilda as you learn their history via the onboard commentary. Hop off and on to explore on foot, or stay aboard to get your bearings and decide your sightseeing plans. Ideal for first-time visitors and those short on time.
Enjoy a new perspective of Melbourne’s port and Docklands area as you cruise down the Yarra River toward Hobson’s Bay. Learn about Melbourne’s history as a 19th-century port town while watching the sights go by on this narrated tour.
This small-group tour provides a comprehensive overview of Melbourne. Visit highlights like St. Kilda, the CBD, Flinders Street Station, Queen Victoria Market, the Royal Botanical Gardens, Federation Square, and more. See the city from the comfort of an air-conditioned bus, and enjoy a light lunch and artisanal coffee. Your local guide can tailor the tour to suit your interests.
Come with us to see why Melbourne has been named “The World’s Most Liveable City” by The Economist Magazine for seven consecutive years. Enjoy a professionally guided tour of Melbourne's most iconic buildings, cultural attractions and historical landmarks. Stops will be made where time permits to allow for photo opportunities. We make sure you get a feel for why Melbourne is regarded so highly and will show you as much of our beautiful city as possible!
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What's the best way to experience Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC)?
The best ways to experience Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) are:
- Highlights of Melbourne Cruise
- City Sightseeing Melbourne Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
- Port of Melbourne and Docklands Sightseeing Cruise
- Small Group The Best of Melbourne
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