4.5 out of 10

Bourke St, Melbourne (CBD)

Ranked 10th best street in Melbourne (CBD)
-37.8156531134 144.9581292836
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3/5
2yrs+

"Bourke Street is good for shoppers"

Bourke Street, being home to the Bourke Street Mall and several other shopping destinations, is a great place for all kinds of shopping. It's in a fairly central location, the main noteworthy part being between Queen and Exhibition streets. Bourke runs through Chinatown and there (near Exhibition) you can find lots of Asian foods and oriental goods.
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2/5
2yrs+

"Ok shops in the center of town"

Bourke Street mall between Elizabeth and Swanston Streets is good for shops, your major retailers, Myer and David Jones dominate here. Lots of buskers as there is no traffic except for trams on this block. Outside of the Bourke Street mall there isn't that much that appeals to me on Bourke. It is a bit rough with a Target store and an eclectic mix of corporate buildings, students (an RMIT city building), movie theaters and smaller mix of shops.

Bourke Street although is always busy, hence the term "busier than Bourke Street", so maybe i am missing something here, Bourke Street feels like it is still trying to develop a personality. Make sure you check out the David Jones food court in the basement of the DJ store, it has a great collection of freshly cooked and pre-cooked foods, so you can stock your cupboard or head there for lunch.
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3/5
2yrs+

"Not my favourite street in the Melbourne CBD"

Bourke Street in Melbourne spans the good portion of the Melbourne CBD, and has many faces. On one hand, it can feel a little dingy and dirty from Exhibition Street to Swanston Street with what seems like "gangs" hanging around the corner at Hungry Jacks, but from swanston down to King Street where it turns from Shopping beautiful architectural buildings.

The shopping in Myer and David Jones is fantastic, and we recently just had the christmas parade, and the christmad windows which were fantastic this year.

I would love to give this street a better rating, but to be honest, some areas (around the Hungry Jack's) really let it down.
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