Chapter 6
Accessing Melbourne
for a wheelchair. The entrance to the ANZ Bank tower is visible from the security
desk. Tenant directories are difficult to read from the glare and small lettering.
The only accessible toilet is near the hotel conference facilities, it is unisex and
has polished metal door knobs. Access to the offices from the car park is a
matter of taking the car park lift to ground level, heading out to Collins St then
back in past the waterfall/pond. Alternatively you can head to the conference
rooms and then through the ANZ bank to the lifts.
Port Philip Arcade
Port Phillip Arcade, connects Flinders St and Flinders Lane behind Young &
Jacksons Pub. A gradient 7.2% leads up to shops through automatic doors and
down at 14% to a Chinese Restaurant (closed). The arcade is an historic one
consisting of obscure shops (a stamp collectors paradise), many with narrow
doorways. There are also a couple of cafes. About halfway along a ramp at 12%
leads down to Flinders Lane.
SHOPPING
Queen St
190 Queen St, flat entry into Government Printers Bookshop (freecall 132 447),
but heavy glass doors.
Elizabeth St
The strip of shops between La Trobe St and Bourke St is a significant area for retail
shoppers mixing bargain hunters with camera buffs and motorcycle lovers. The
top end of Elizabeth St is  Bikie Territory ; Harley, Kawasaki, Yamaha motor
bikes are wheeled out onto the footpath every morning at the start of business.
Plenty of space is left for a clear path of travel. Squeezed among the bikes is
Cafe Heaven (9640 0505), playing on the bikie theme.
On the corner of Little Lonsdale St is Melbourne Central Pokies. A short steep
ramp (14.5%) to an awkward almost dangerous entry leads to the foyer where
there are tables by a gas fireplace, bar and plenty of pokie machines, but no
accessible toilets.
Crossing Little Lonsdale St is a retail area with an electronic theme:
  Batman Records with flat entry,
  Timezone amusement arcade has a graded entry (17.2%) and small lip,
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