Are you visiting Melbourne’s CBD in the next few days?
Got an empty slot in your itinerary that needs filling?
Don’t sweat it – there are plenty of sights and sounds that you can use to pad out your time in Melbourne.
Whether you’re going to stick around after an appointment, arrived early for a dinner reservation, or you’re simply looking for something to pass some time while you’re in the city, there are plenty of things to do, visit, and see – all of which are mere minutes from our Flinders Street parking garage.
Today, we’ll be sharing 5 of our favourites!
Got your Flinders Street parking? Now it’s time to explore!
Located in the “Paris-end” of Melbourne’s CBD, Le Garage is perfectly located near some of Melbourne’s best attractions.
Our Flinders Street parking garage offers an affordable, safe, and clean CBD parking experience that’s a short walk away from many of the city’s attractions… many of which you can check out if you’re in the CBD and you have a spare moment to yourself.
Here are just a couple of our favourite ones… and you can enjoy each of these when you book your parking at our Flinders Street parking garage!
1) Free Fed Square events
There’s no denying that Fed Square has become a staple of Melbourne life, playing host to all sorts of events, concerts, expos, and festivals.
Located just a short 2-minute walk from Le Garage, there’s always something going on at Fed Square.
Depending on the calendar, you might be in for some world-class entertainment, cultural shows, and even some food festivals.
This July for example, Fed Square is hosting:
- Outdoor ice skating (until the end of September)
- A student moving image exhibition (until the end of September)
- Daily meditation (every Tuesday!)
If you have time to sparel, these are some great options!
For a full schedule of events and activities at Fed Square, click here.
2) Explore our parks
Whether you’re in the city for a job interview, meeting an SO’s parents for the first time or just need half an hour alone to relax, there are a number of parks surprisingly close to the CBD!
Is the weather forecast looking promising? Looking to unwind, or just soak in some of that glorious winter sun?
Enjoy a stroll along the Yarra at this unique Melbourne landmark (also host to the famous Night Noodle Markets that descend every November!)
Stroll around Parliament Gardens, including the magnificent Coles Fountain. As you wander, you can check the garden’s collection of bronze statues, including Pastor Sir Douglas and Lady Douglas, two of Australia’s traditional custodians and prominent Indigenous leaders.
Enjoy the view of the scenic Birrarung Marr along with the famous buildings and landmarks providing an epic backdrop.
Alexandra Gardens is more than the perfect place to unwind – it’s also a bona-fide historical sight itself, listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.
Make your way off the busy streets of Melbourne and take a short walk to the Treasury Gardens on the south-eastern side of the CBD.
Spot memorials of Sir William John Clarke, Robert Burns and US President John F. Kennedy hidden amongst the large areas of lawn.
3) Go for a stroll along the Yarra Riverbank
There’s a reason the Yarra river bank is a favourite hang-out place for cyclists, runners, and walkers alike!
Spend a couple of minutes walking along the Yarra River – it’s the perfect remedy if you’re feeling restless, or simply want to enjoy the sights and sounds of the city when you’ve got a little time to spare.
Pop in your headphones, choose your favourite tracks and get walking.
4) Visit the NGV
Looking to head indoors? Visit the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)!
In addition to its high-profile exhibitions, the NGV also retains several permanent exhibitions and collections that are free to explore.
Just take the escalator up from the lobby to start exploring the huge world of art.
From classical-style renaissance era paintings, to modern and contemporary pieces, to historical pieces of artworks from other cultures, there’s something for everyone here.
The NGV has two divisions:
The Ian Potter Centre
THe Ian Potter Centre exhibits Australian and Indigenous art and is located within Fed Square, mere steps from our Flinders Street parking
NGV International is located across the Yarra, about 8 minutes by foot from Le Garage. Here, you’ll find a gallery filled with a vast collection of international and Australia art and artefacts.
5) Simply sit down and watch the world pass you by
If you’re in the city with a little spare time, you might simply want to sit down and relax.
Besides, our day-to-day lives can be chaotic – so why not steal the opportunity to simply chill out for half an hour?
Thanks to our prime location, Le Garage is just a short walk away from many of Melbourne’s best cafes – perfect for people watching!
Need a place to start? Take a gander down one of the many laneways located close to our Flinders Street parking garage.
Le Garage’s rear exit leads you to Flinders Lane, which is chock full of fantastic cafes and restaurants.
Exploring Melbourne CBD?
Choose Le Garage for all your city parking needs today!
Location is just one of the things Le Garage’s CBD parking garage brings to the table.
In addition to a great location, we also offer some of the most competitive parking rates in the entire city – rates that you can enjoy a further discount on when you pre-book online.
We also offer a range of parking options and save not only time but money when you pre-book online:
Early Bird parking
- Just $18 when you pre-book
- Enter between 5:30am and 7am and exit before midnight, or
- Enter between 7am and 10am and exit between 3pm and midnight
- Pre-book online to enjoy a flat rate of $8 Monday-Thursday nights when you enter after 4pm and exit before 5:30 am the next day
- Pre-book Friday night parking and pay just $10 (instead of standard rate of $15). Enter after 4pm and exit before 5:30am the following day
- Rates drop from $15 to just $10 when you pre-book online
- Flat rate on Saturday and Sunday
- Exit before 5:30 am the next day
Secure your parking and get discounted rates by booking online today.
Work in the city and commute there regularly? Talk to Le Garage about a customised long term parking solution that fits your needs!