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Flinders Street Station

A Melbourne Tradition: Meeting Under the Flinders Street Station Clocks
"I'll meet you under the clocks."

It's a phrase you'll hear thrown around Melbourne by locals all the time, but what does it mean?

Flinders Street Station is not only a Australian icon but it's Melbourne's heart.
Being the Metropolitan train hub, with a major tram stop out the front doors and at the end of St Kilda Road, meeting "under the clocks" is an easy place for people to wait (with comfortable concrete steps to act as a seat!) or meet people.

So who are you going to ask to "meet under the clocks" when you visit Melbourne next?

The heart of Melbourne
Coming from the bush - Hurstbridge, Australia - by train one enters from Flinders Street Station to the heart of Melbourne. This city is beautiful in its old world charm mixed with eclectic modern architecture. Just a delightful sight for the senses.

Walking around in Melbourne
Melbourne is a beautiful city to walk around in. Begin your walking tour of Federation Square and the surrounding historic buildings by at Flinders Street Station.

Flinders Street Station
Flinders Street Station, built in 1909, is one of Melbourne’s most iconic landmarks. For a period in the 1920s, it was the world’s busiest passenger station. To this day, it plays a key role in the life of Melbourne. If someone tells you that they’ll “meet you under the clocks,” they are referring to the row of clocks inside the station. It’s just one of the historic buildings that you’ll visit on your first day in Australia on John Clifford’s itinerary to Victoria and South Australia, when a local architect will take you to General Post Office and the city’s shopping arcades.

To read more about John Clifford’s Raise a Glass to Australia itinerary and other trips to the country created by leading travel advisors, visit AFAR Journeys.

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