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27-29 Tattersalls Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
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Melbourne is leading the way in Australia with a host of pop-up or themed small bars. Summer favourite, Ponyfish Island, is a quirky little bar found under the Southgate Pedestrian Bridge in the middle of the Yarra River. Located on one of the...
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180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3006, Australia
Stroll the laneways or visit one of the many museums; Melbourne is the city for art lovers. The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is Melbourne’s most well-known art gallery. It has a free permanent collection and regularly hosts major...
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359 Little Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
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Long renown as Australia’s coffee capital, Melbourne is the place to come if you want the best coffee Australia has to offer. If there is only coffee house you visit make Brother Baba Budan your choice. The warehouse-style café, located near...
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Brunton Ave, Richmond VIC 3002, Australia
Melbourne isn’t nicknamed Australia’s sporting capital without reason. The city has held the 1956 Olympic Games, 2007 Commonwealth Games and is home to some of the countries biggest sporting events. If you can’t visit Melbourne in time for the...
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Melbourne VIC, Australia
It’s exclusive but democratic; bi-monthly, ten diners are chosen to experience a private dinner with one of Melbourne’s well-known chefs in an interesting setting – cellars of the cities top restaurants or perhaps a rooftop with a view. The...
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Melbourne VIC, Australia
Known as ‘The Fashion Capital’, Melbourne’s selection of vintage, boutiques and chain stores will appease every fashionistas shopping style. Looking for a bargain? Head to Bridge Street, Richmond or Smith Street, Collingwood to snap up end of...
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Melbourne VIC, Australia
A weekly tradition for many Melburnians is to visit one of the local markets to stock up on fresh produce for the week ahead, but there’s more to the markets than food. The Queen Victoria Market, has retained the art deco features within its still...
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Hosier Ln, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
Aerosol-wielding artistsfrom around the world have lefttheir mark on Melbourne. HosierLane, declared a “graffiti tolerancezone” by the city council, containsthe area’s densest collectionof spray-painted masterpieces. —Chris Baty This appeared in...
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Melbourne VIC, Australia
With the worlds most famous comedians descending on Melbourne in late-March, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival is one calendar event not to be missed. Headlining acts can usually be found in the Town Hall or – Theatre, but for the best...
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1 Southgate Ave, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
With its imposing marble staircase, opulent crystal chandeliers, and massive floral displays—which include a weekly changing centerpiece, plus two-dozen pink roses,  standard with every Langham property—the lobby here was designed...
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Australia is well known for it’s wine and Victoria wines are among the best. Take a day-trip to the Yarra Valley, the closest wine region to Melbourne, which produces high-quality chardonnay, pinot noir and sparkling wine. Join the Australian Wine...
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Melbourne VIC, Australia
On the boarder of the CBD are three of the cities most loves and utilised gardens, the Fitzroy Gardens, Carlton Gardens and Royal Botanic Gardens. Elm-lined avenues of Fitzroy Gardens lead visitors to the highlights of the Victorian era styled...