The Crown Casino complex is located along the city's Southbank on the Yarra River (also an ideal spot for a romantic nighttime stroll). It's more than a casino; it's also home to swanky hotels, high-end fashion stores, fine-dining restaurants, bars, nightclubs, spa centers, cinemas, arcades. . .pretty much anything you could imagine, Crown will have one somewhere. The venue is also known for its water fountain shows and incredible fire displays along the riverside. It's well worth catching a show in the evening (during summer the displays happen on the hour from 9pm until 1am). Great spot for a beautiful date or extended stay, but should the luxury of the casino prove to be slightly outside the budget, it's still worth having a wander through the elaborate complex.
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