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Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
This is a fun place to relax, have some beers, and shoot the breeze with friends on a sunny day. It's just south of the Finders St. Station and north of Southgate. We happened to discover it on Christmas Day and enjoyed ourselves immensely with...
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St Kilda beach, Victoria, Australia
We spent 2 weeks hitting every beautiful beach we could between Sydney and Melbourne. We hooked up with local hosts through the U.N. hospitality network called, Servas. You can stay for 2 nights for free with your hosts. Our first day in Melbourne...
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9 Nicholson St, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia
In a country where seemingly everything is new, here is a 120-year-old, beautiful building, which has found its way into the UNESCO World heritage list. Surrounded by the pretty Carlton Gardens, and adorned with a lovely fountain, the Royal...
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340 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia
I was having a leisure day in Melbourne, wandering the streets of the artsy neighborhood, Fitzroy, when I came across T2. Located on Brunswick Street, T2 is a tea lover's dream, with locations in major cities throughout Australia. Catering to the...
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163 Commercial Rd, South Yarra VIC 3141, Australia
Prahran Market and its surrounding merchants get me excited to shop for all things edible. This display of happy cupcakes made me stop and smile on my stroll through one of Melbourne's lively markets. They just made it extra special on a warm,...
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49 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
The Gowings and State Theatre buildings in Sydney's Central Business District (CBD) have been revamped to create the new designer hotel, QT Sydney. Its interiors feature edgy art and installations, even in the elevator. Bold colors and quirky...
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Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Sydney’s 158-acre botanic garden, which hugs the harbor between Mrs Macquarie's Chair and the Sydney Opera House, is home to nearly 9,000 plant species. Depending on the season of your visit, you might seek out spring peaches and wisteria or...
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Queens Square, Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Since opening in 1819, Australia’s first barracks has housed British convicts, female immigrants, destitute elderly women, courtrooms, and government offices until it was finally declared a museum in 1979. During a twice-daily tour, or with...
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Elizabeth St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
When walking through the streets of downtown Sydney, or anywhere for that matter, it is wise to explore the path less traveled. Poets argue it makes all the difference. Call them "local trails." The arterial streets of the heart of Australia's...
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Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia
On the first Saturday of the month, locals shop for vintage apparel and antique home decor at this flea market. Intersection of Crown and Collins Streets, Surry Hills. This appeared in the August/September 2013 issue.