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Local Area Guide: Hub Southern Cross

Looking for the best places to drink, dine, park, and shop near Southern Cross Station? We’ve put together an area guide, featuring local favourites just moments from our space at Hub Southern Cross.

The Melbourne CBD is one of those places you’ll always find somewhere new to go, and something new to do. A city that’s alive any night of the week, there’s almost no end to the world-class dining, retail, and entertainment options it has to offer.

The Docklands end of the CBD has come a long way in recent times. Marvel Stadium and the abundance of offices now provide the ideal setting for the best lunch options, bars, and after work activities.

Hub Southern Cross is conveniently located moments from Southern Cross Station on Bourke Street, found on Level 2 of the old Mail Exchange building and delivering state-of-the-art offices, shared workspaces, and serviced meeting spaces to a thriving community of members.

Being situated in the heart of the Melbourne CBD comes with a variety of perks, including being surrounded by the city’s best retail, dining, and fitness options, all just a short walk away from Hub Southern Cross.

 

Fitness

Virgin Active

With an expansive layout, the Virgin Active club on Collins Street features a collection of sleek, custom-built studios for reformer Pilates, yoga, and grid training, with an additional studio space for more traditional group classes.

Distance from Hub: seven-minute walk

Snap Fitness

Snap Fitness makes staying healthy simple. The club is dedicated to supporting its members in setting and achieving their own goals, allowing people to move how they want to. The Melbourne CBD location includes cardio equipment, free weights, and 24/7 access.

Distance from Hub: 11-minute walk

free weights equipment

Aleenta Health Club

The ethos at Aleenta is all about making workouts fun, helping you fuel your mind, body, and soul. Their Bourke Street studio  offers pre- and post-work reformer Pilates classes, with classes suited to a range of fitness levels.

Distance from Hub: 10-minute walk

 

Daycare

Genius Childcare

The Genius Childcare centre is located a short walk from Southern Cross Station, and includes an outdoor play area, an in-house chef providing five meals a day, an approved Kindergarten Program, and modern facilities.

Distance from Hub: seven-minute walk

Kids Club Childcare – Collins Street

Kids Club ensures your child’s educational needs will be met through a play-based learning environment. Its Collins Street centre features a fitness program and a range of play zones.

Distance from Hub: eight-minute walk

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Dining

Higher Ground

Higher Ground is one of Melbourne’s most iconic dining venues, located in a heritage-listed brick building with evocative high ceiling, brick interiors, and plenty of greenery. With a menu featuring items like a blue swimmer crab benedict, avocado on pretzel, and grilled swordfish, it’s a place sure to impress for a midday meal or coffee catch up.

Distance from Hub: two-minute walk

V Wine Salon

Co-founder of V Wine Vianney Establet comes from a family of winemakers dating back five generations, so he knows a thing or two about wine. An intimate wine bar found on Bourke Street, V Wine Salon pairs good quality local and international wines with a cosy setting and classic French snacks.

Distance from Hub: one-minute walk

Rolling Nori

The team at Rolling Nori know how to serve up good quality and authentic Japanese food, offering everything from katsu curry, to ramen and fresh sashimi. A great spot for a quick and healthy lunch close to Southern Cross Station.

Distance from Hub: three-minute walk

Schmucks Bagels

Schmucks has long been known as the best bagel purveyor in the CBD. Their Polski-inclined bagels include fillings like smoked salmon, capers and cream cheese, and more inventive flavours like salami with truffle cheese, and turmeric roasted cauliflower.

Distance from Hub: 10-minute walk

Fishbowl – Collins Street

The lunchtime choice of health nuts and foodies alike, Fishbowl do delicious and nutritious bowls with a range of flavours, proteins, and bases. Choose from dishes like a salmon sashimi bowl with kale, shallots, and seaweed salad or go for a classic crispy poached chicken with roasted sesame dressing on a bed of soba noodles.

Distance from Hub: 10-minute walk

 

Retail

Spencer Outlet Centre

The Outlet Centre at Spencer Street has all your retail needs covered, including outlet stores for Bonds, Fila, and Kathmandu, alongside a range of food and drink options.

Distance from Hub: two-minute walk

Spencer Street DFO

Bourke Street Mall

The heart of the Melbourne CBD fashion district, Bourke Street Mall features big brands and department stores including Zara, David Jones, and Myer.

Distance from Hub: 15-minute walk

 

Parking

Secure Parking – Bourke Street

Location: 570 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Rates:
Early-bird all-day – from $19
Hourly – from $6
Weekend all-day – from $12
Distance from Hub: five-minute walk

Wilson Parking – Southern Cross Station

Location: 300 Flinders Street, Melbourne
Rates:
Early-bird all-day – from $25
Hourly – from $9
Weekend all-day – from $10
Distance from Hub: three-minute walk

 

Member Perks and Discounts

Check the perks page on the member portal for regularly updated, exclusive Hub member perks and discounts to some of the best amenities in the Melbourne CBD, including discounts for parking, dining, and retail.