Melbourne Visitor Centre is the first place anyone should visit when travelling in Melbourne. There is a plethora of information and discounts that can be availed of. It is aptly called as the first stop for visiting Melbourne.
It is located at the City Centre , also knows as the Melbourne CBD. Its right at Federation Square the meeting place of Melbourne.
Its a pretty simple building but a perfect example of how well the Australian Govt is promoting Tourism. From outside it looks like a glass building which is pretty much empty but the magic is in the floor below. Its pretty well staffed actually.
There are many brochures that you can pick up from here and they usually contain some kind of discount. There are also brochures of Tour operators that you can pick for sydney , adelaide or Great Ocean Road Trips.
There is also a list of Bike and Walking Trails that you can take if you are interested in that. There are brochures with maps and everything. Bikes are available for rent all around the city. There are bike lanes almost everywhere.
The Visitor Centre also has a good collection of Souvenirs, However unless you find something you really want , better get souvenirs in the airport duty free.
If you have any inquiries to make or purchase something there are staffs to help you out. Its always a good idea to chat up with them as they can give you information about the tourist places like no one else.
Take as many brochures as you want and go through them to make sure you make the best out of your time in Melbourne.