3 Unforgettable Days in Melbourne
Collected by Nicole Smith
45 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Cumulus, Inc. in Melbourne was, without hesitation, the best dining experience I had while on the continent of Australia. Is it fair to build up a meal so boldly for a restaurant that changes its menu frequently, if not daily? Perhaps not....
190 Wells St., South Melbourne VIC 3205, Australia
Playful, fun and just a little bit kitsch, this hidden restaurant, just off of St Kilda Road, serves up Taiwanese food that will leave you anything but ‘Peko Peko’ – a cute way of saying “hungry” in Japanese. Among the more traditional dishes you’...
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...
21 Bond St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
While the Age Good Food Guide gave it one-hat, and it had been recommended by countless locals, I had yet to experience Maha. Sitting in the chic laneway restaurant near Flinders Street Station, I settled into the comfortable cushions and admired...
107 Grey St, St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia
Escape the bustle of Fitzroy and Acland Streets and escape to the quieter side of St Kilda down Grey Street to Dr. Jekyll. There’s no visible signage for the effortlessly cool cafe, the owners preferring to rely on word of mouth of locals who...
St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia
Come the first hints of warm weather and locals descend on St Kilda to enjoy the beach, hip restaurants or the outdoors at one of the local gardens. The laughing face welcoming people to Luna Park is an icon of the area since opening in 1912 and...
130 Acland St, St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia
A long way from Melbourne’s ‘Little Italy’, Cicciolina has been offering St Kilda residents some of the cities best Australian-Italian food since 1993 and even awarded one-hat in ‘The Age Good Food Guide 2012’. Going back to the basics, Cicciolina...
Acland St, St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia
A visit to Acland Street is not complete with out tasting, or at least gazing, through the windows of one of the many famous cake shops lining the street. Settled by the Eastern European and Jewish communities in the 1930’s, they bought with them...
Ground Level, Transport Hotel, Federation Square, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
The sounds of a live Jazz band wafts down the hall as you reach the third floor of the Transport Hotel complex in Federation Square. Sink into the velvet lounges and enjoy the ambiance as you await you drink. They have an extensive martini menu,...
Melbourne VIC, Australia
If you can brave the 4:30am wake-up call, hot air ballooning is a majestic and relaxing way to see the city. You can help as much or as little as you want, including in the balloon inflation ceremony as the balloon heats up and rises – storeys...
Melbourne VIC, Australia
As you explore the city you’ll see plenty of sleek modern trams, not at all like the heritage W-Class trams depicted on postcards; but there are a limited number of W-Class trams still running, the most popular being on the free City Circle route....
66 Hunter St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
The most stunning dining room in celebrity chef Neil Perry’s restaurant empire has got to be Rockpool Bar & Grill in Sydney. Seated amid soaring green marble columns and Art Deco windows in a space designed by Emil Sodersten, diners can...
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