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Contents Welcome3 Laneways + Arcades

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Dining6 Couples Itinerary

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Shopping10 My Melbourne

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Hotels14 Nightlife30 See + Do

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Properties that typify luxury across all areas of operation. Guests will enjoy an extensive range of facilities and comprehensive or highly personalised services. Properties at this level will display excellent design quality and attention to detail.

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Useful Information

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Melbourne City Map

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Inner Melbourne Map

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Accommodation Index

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Neighbourhoods36

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Properties that deliver a broad range of amenities that exceed above-average accommodation needs. Good quality service, design and physical attributes are typically fit for purpose to match guest expectations.

HH Properties that focus on the needs of price conscious travellers. Services and guest facilities are typically limited to keep room rates affordable and competitive but may be available upon request or fee-based.

H Properties that offer budget facilities without compromising cleanliness or guest security. Guests may access fee-based services or facilities upon request.

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Properties which achieve a deluxe guest experience. A wide range of facilities and superior design qualities are typically complemented by service standards that reflect the varied and discerning needs of the guest.

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welcome to MELBOURNE With major events, popular attractions and hidden secrets, Melbourne is the perfect getaway destination. Read on and prepare yourself for a visit to the world’s most liveable city.

ACCOM: Melbourne Accommodation Guide 2017 has been designed especially for those with a finger on the pulse, and a thirst for culture, sport, events and the treasures that can only be found by following your nose. ACCOM will provide you with plenty of suggestions for where to stay in Melbourne and how to spend your time. Follow them religiously or use them as a starting point; no matter what you want to get out of your visit, you’ll find inspiration in the following pages. Flick through to get an idea of what you could discover in Melbourne’s laneways

and arcades on page 4, or go to page 6 for enough gourmet options to satisfy even the most discerning diners. The ACCOM editorial team has also pieced together some easy-to-follow itineraries for you and your partner or your whole family to follow while you’re in Melbourne (pages 8 and 38). Of course, ACCOM wouldn’t be doing its job if it didn’t list a full range of accommodation options for you to choose from. From family- and wallet-friendly options to some of the finest hotels in Melbourne, you’re sure to find something that appeals.

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THE NICHOLAS BUILDING

Laneways

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No trip to Melbourne is complete without an exploration of the labyrinth of laneways that criss-cross the city.

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Not all of Melbourne’s hidden secrets are at street level. Step into the Nicholas Building elevator and spend an hour or two exploring the art studios, jewellers, boutique retailers and bespoke tailors that span the different levels. Pick a floor at random and start your adventure there. You must see…

BLINDSIDE Gallery One of the city’s best exhibition spaces, BLINDSIDE celebrates art that thrives on creativity.

Peter O’Connor If you’re into men’s accessories, Peter O'Connor is one of Melbourne’s finest designers of satchels, totes and kit bags.

Kimono House This could be Melbourne’s best-appointed store for Japanese textiles and craft, and it also runs workshops and cultural experiences.

Nicholas Building: 37 Swanston Street (corner Flinders Lane) BLINDSIDE Gallery: Level 7, Nicholas Building, blindside.org.au Peter O’Connor Studio: Level 4, Nicholas Building, peteroconnormelbourne.blogspot.com.au Kimono House: Level 2, Nicholas Building, kimonohouse.com.au E M P O R I U M M E LB O U R N E

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STREET ART The city’s walls and open spaces have been brought to life over the past decade or two, with renowned international artists rubbing shoulders with local creators to leave their mark on an ever-changing canvas. You must see… Union Lane: running north to south from Bourke Street Mall to Little Collins Street (between Elizabeth and Swanston Streets) Finlay Lane: a dog leg stretching from Little Lonsdale Street to Queen Street (enter from Little Lonsdale Street just east of Hardware Lane) AC/DC Lane: heads south from Flinders Lane and connects with Duckboard Place (between Russell and Exhibition Streets)

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SHOPPING Melbourne’s arcades are must-see destinations in their own right. You can walk from Flinders Street to Bourke Street via arcades like Port Phillip, The Block and Royal Arcades, meaning that even if it’s raining you can still satisfy your retail requirements. You must see… The history of The Block Arcade stretches back to 1837, and the current building was opened in 1893, with its architecture drawing from the French Renaissance style. Skylights, stained glass and the ornate mosaic tiling that covers the arcade’s floor almost make shopping a secondary reason to visit, but today retailers like Australian by Design and Basement Discs are prominent tenants, with the Victorian splendour of the Hopetoun Tea Rooms a charming location for an indulgent lunch or afternoon tea. The Block Arcade: 282 Collins Street, theblock.com.au Australian by Design: Shop 13, The Block Arcade, australianbydesign.com.au Basement Discs: 24 Block Place (enter from The Block Arcade or Little Collins Street), basementdiscs.com.au Hopetoun Tea Rooms: Shops 1-2, The Block Arcade, hopetountearooms.com.au

DINING With cosy cafes and lavish restaurants, Melbourne’s laneways offer scrumptious dishes for all types of budgets and tastebuds, no matter what time you’re looking to eat. You must see… Hardware Lane is the perfect place to start your day if you’re looking for breakfast, with options like Affogato Espresso Bar sure to supply you with the sustenance a full day of Melbourne exploration requires. When it comes to lunch, a favourite for locals is Maha, just around the corner from Flinders Street Station. It’s worth seeking out, with renowned chef Shane Delia’s Middle Eastern set menus a journey in themselves. Melbourne’s brimming with dinner options, but to combine an outstanding meal with the vibe of Melbourne’s most famous cobbled street, Hosier Lane, nothing compares to tapas bar MoVida, on the corner of Flinders Street. Affogato Espresso Bar: 29 Hardware Lane, affogatoespressobar.com.au Maha: 21 Bond Street, maharestaurant.com.au MoVida: 1 Hosier Lane, movida.com.au

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DINING

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CHOW DOWN Chair, booth, bench or stool… Regardless of where you’re sitting – or standing, for that matter – with a Melbourne meal in your mouth, you’ll be happy.

YUM YUM: DINING IN MELBOURNE By the time you’re showered, dressed and out of your hotel room, cafes all over town will be open and ready to help you kickstart your day. Head to Richmond for some blueberry and ricotta pancakes from Top Paddock, or to Abbotsford for chorizo chilli folded eggs at Kitty Burns. Top Paddock: 658 Church Street, Richmond, toppaddockcafe.com.au Kitty Burns: 24 Acacia Place, Abbotsford, kittyburns.com.au

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If you didn’t get enough laneway dining inspiration on page 5, pick up a bite to eat from The Organic Food and Wine Deli on Degraves Street, or indulge in a wagyu burger from the always-popular Bowery to Williamsburg. The Organic Food and Wine Deli: 28 Degraves Street, tofwd.com.au Bowery to Williamsburg: 16 Oliver Lane, facebook.com/bowerytowilliamsburg


SOMETHING FOR DINNER? Something romantic: Tonka dishes up high-class Indian fare in an environment that’s sure to impress that special someone in your life. 20 Duckboard Place, tonkarestaurant.com.au

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Something fun: For more than 40 years Japanese Teppanyaki Inn has been pleasing those in the market for dinner with a bit of flare, courtesy of the flamboyant chefs who ply their trade in front of your very eyes.

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182 Collins Street, teppanyaki.com.au Something with a view: There’s arguably no better view in Melbourne than from Taxi Kitchen. Cast your eyes from the MCG along the Yarra River to the Southbank skyline while enjoying a truly fine meal. Federation Square, corner Flinders and Swanston Streets, taxikitchen.com.au Something different: Hungry? Like, really hungry? Take the Metro Mania Challenge at Criniti’s in Carlton. If you can get through a full metre-long pizza on your own, then not only will you have a story to tell, but you’ll B O M BA also eat there for free for a whole year! 198-204 Faraday Street, Carlton, crinitis.com.au

DESSERTS 01 PIDAPIPÓ GELATO TO N K A

It’s worth lining up for (and you’ll probably have to). 299 Lygon Street, Carlton, pidapipo.com.au

02 LITTLE FRANKIE’S Adriano Zumbo embraces his Italian heritage and wins. 21 Daly Street, South Yarra, adrianozumbo.com

03 OM NOM After a mango alphonso here, you’ll never look at fruit the same way. Adelphi Hotel, 187 Flinders Lane, omnom.kitchen

04 DESSERT EVENINGS WITH PIERRE ROELOFS At the charming Milkwood in East Brunswick each Thursday night. Milkwood, 120 Nicholson Street, East Brunswick, pierreroelofs.com

05 NAUGHTY BOY CAFÉ Freakshakes sure to make your Instagram followers, like, totes jealous. 499-501 Lygon Street, Princes Hill, naughtyboycafe.com.au

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CO U P LE S ITI N E R A RY

A COUPLE’S WEEKEND IN

MELBOURNE Spend a long weekend in Melbourne – or cash in on that annual leave and make a mid-week trip of it – using this itinerary as a starting point.

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DAY ONE Check in to your serviced apartment at Citadines on Bourke, in the heart of the city. If you’re after a bite to eat, Chinese restaurant Tim Ho Wan opened in Melbourne in 2016 to rave reviews, and is conveniently located just half a block away. Citadines on Bourke: 131-135 Bourke Street, citadines.com.au/melbourne Tim Ho Wan: 206 Bourke Street, timhowan.com.au

DAY TWO Most retailers in Melbourne open from 10am, so spend the day shopping up a storm in the city. You’re sure to find fashionable outlets along Flinders Lane while Bourke Street Mall is home to heavy hitters, including Myer, and trendy European brands like H&M in the historic GPO Building. Spend some time exploring the many levels of Emporium Melbourne. Designer threads and all the latest trends are available in abundance, and you can keep your energy levels up at one of the upmarket food outlets in the Café Court on level 3.

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Self Preservation, at the top of Bourke Street, serves dinner from 3pm, which is perfect if you’ve got plans for a show or event later in the evening. Part restaurant, part gallery, the menu is focused on clean, refined flavours that will satisfy without breaking the bank.


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After dinner, catch a tram to Melbourne’s arts district on the south side of the Yarra River. Arts Centre Melbourne is ground zero for all things performing arts, with Melbourne Theatre Company and other touring shows taking place every night. Catch an intimate show or a grand performance. Myer: 314-336 Bourke Street, myer.com.au H&M: Melbourne’s GPO, 350 Bourke Street, hm.com/au Emporium Melbourne: 287 Lonsdale Street, emporiummelbourne.com.au Self Preservation: 70 Bourke Street, selfpreservation.com.au Arts Centre Melbourne: 100 St Kilda Road, artscentremelbourne.com.au Melbourne Theatre Company: mtc.com.au

DAY THREE Go on, you’re on holiday – sleep in. When you’re ready to roll out from under the covers, head a block or so to the Melbourne institution, Grossi Florentino, for a coffee. Sure, there are a gazillion places around town where you could get a quality long black, but sitting outside while Melbourne meanders by is hard to beat. As the caffeine kicks in, feel free to join in the bustle of Saturday in the city and wander through the streets to Southbank for lunch. The building that houses acclaimed Australian restaurant Pure South Dining is being redeveloped so, until it reopens some time during 2017, 7000 by Pure South Dining is where the master chefs are trying out exquisite Tasmanian- and King Islandinspired dishes at very reasonable prices. Work off your meal (and, no doubt, that glass of wine or two) with a romantic afternoon stroll along Southbank. See performers and buskers, cyclists and joggers, and all the different walks of Melbourne life. If time permits, head to South Wharf, a burgeoning location for new M I LK TH E COW, S T K I LDA Melbourne bars, restaurants and shopping.

Hop on the number 109 tram from outside the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and take the 25-minute ride to Victoria Street, Richmond. The intoxicating smell of Vietnamese food permeates the air, so take your pick at any of the quality restaurants that line the strip, before imbibing a few post-dinner cocktails in the beer garden of the Aviary Hotel. If your night goes longer than expected, Public Transport Victoria’s Night Network will get you back to your hotel at any hour, where your comfy bed awaits. Grossi Florentino: 80 Bourke Street, grossiflorentino.com 7000 by Pure South Dining: Upper Level, Southgate Precinct, 3 Southgate Avenue, Southbank, puresouthdining.com.au Aviary Hotel: 271 Victoria Street, Abbotsford, aviaryhotel.com.au Public Transport Victoria Night Network: ptv.vic.gov.au

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Shake your

retail feather

From the markets to the megamalls, Melbourne’s got the gear to get you through every season. Plus, there are even options for bargain hunters.

MELBOURNE MARKETS The most well known of Melbourne’s markets is the Queen Victoria Market (open Tuesday, and Thursday to Sunday), which has held pride of place at the top of the city for the best part of 130 years. During the next five years, the City of Melbourne will be investing about $250 million on the renewal of the market, so look out for exciting temporary sites that will ensure a morning at the Queen Vic is a special event. For clothing, accessories and beautiful gift ideas, a trip to Fitzroy’s Rose Street Artists’ Market (open Saturday and Sunday) is worth the tram ride. And for a market with a view, head to the St Kilda Esplanade Market (open Sunday) for arts, crafts and the sight of the sun high over Port Phillip Bay. Queen Victoria Market: corner Elizabeth and Victoria Streets, qvm.com.au Rose Street Artists’ Market: 60 Rose Street, Fitzroy, rosestmarket.com.au St Kilda Esplanade Market: The Esplanade, St Kilda, stkildaesplanademarket.com.au Q U E E N V I C TO R I A M A R K E T

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BARGAIN HUNTERS UNITE!

SHOPPING CENTRES OF MELBOURNE Like most major cities, Melbourne has its fair share of major department stores, but what sets it apart from most is the focus placed on forward-thinking, local businesses that exist alongside international brands. Melbourne Central is one place you can see that in action. While you can still get your essentials from ubiquitous labels like Cotton On and Foot Locker, local legends Crumpler will get you accessorised with one of its quality bags and Gorman leads the way when it comes to ladies’ fashion in Melbourne.

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DFO South Wharf Located just off the West Gate Freeway as you come into town, DFO South Wharf is home to more than 180 outlets like Adidas, Fossil and Lacoste. Other DFOs exist in Essendon Fields and Moorabbin, if you find yourself in those parts of town. 20 Convention Centre Place, dfo.com.au/southwharf

One of the newest Melbourne shopping centres is St Collins Lane, which offers those with an eye for fine quality another retail destination. Rodd & Gunn, Coach and M.J. Bale all call St Collins Lane home, with British department store Debenhams set to arrive in 2017. Melbourne Central: 211 La Trobe Street, melbournecentral.com.au Crumpler: Shop 246, Level 2, Melbourne Central (and other outlets around Melbourne), crumpler.com Gorman: Shop 211, Level 2, Melbourne Central (and other outlets around Melbourne), gormanshop.com.au St Collins Lane: between 260 Collins Street and 289 Little Collins Street, stcollinslane.com.au

Face it, not everyone has an unlimited credit limit to splash around while shopping. So when a good deal pops up, it’s worth taking a closer look. Melbourne’s outlet shopping centres are an excellent place to start.

Harbour Town Melbourne No visit to Melbourne’s Docklands precinct is complete without hunting out a bargain at Harbour Town. More than 120 specialty and outlet stores are ready to be explored, and with other major attractions like the Melbourne Star nearby, there are plenty of reasons to spend an afternoon – or longer – in the area. 440 Docklands Drive, Docklands, harbourtownmelbourne.com.au

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A PROFESSIONAL’S GUIDE TO MELBOURNE Nik Adams is the chief concierge at Stamford Plaza Melbourne. With 308 rooms across two buildings, the Stamford Plaza is one of the most prestigious hotels in town and Nik is a fountain of knowledge. He shares a few of his favourite things to see and do for any visitor to Melbourne.

RESTAURANT Grossi Florentino is just around the corner from us here at the Stamford Plaza. The best thing about going to a nice restaurant is the service, and the service at Grossi Florentino is some of the best in Melbourne. When you go upstairs to the mural room it feels like you’ve been transported to a time 30 or 40 years ago. COFFEE I’m not a coffee drinker, but as a good concierge you have to be an expert on things you don’t necessarily do yourself! My top recommendation to guests is Oli + Levi. The staff in there are very friendly and word is that the coffee’s great. VIEW I like going down to Albert Park at sunset. When you’ve got the lake in front of you and the sun setting over the city skyline, that’s hard to beat. WALK Everyone knows the Royal Botanic Gardens, but I love the smaller Fitzroy Gardens. Cooks’ Cottage is a highlight and it’s a beautiful area to walk around no matter the weather. FREE ATTRACTION The City Circle Tram. It’s a free attraction that everyone should take up, if only for the opportunity to ride on an old-fashioned W-class tram rather than for the informative overview of the city. BAR I like the uniqueness of Ponyfish Island, and the fact that someone’s come along and said, ‘Let’s put this bar on the river on a barge.’ I think that’s the great thing about Melbourne; people can look at a space and do something with it that isn’t very obvious. CO O KS' COT TAG E

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EVENT Melbourne Cup Carnival is one of the best times to work in a hotel. It’s so much fun. There are four days of races, so there’s a big event every second day. Obviously Cup Day is huge; we have a big breakfast in the lobby here and everyone comes down all dressed up. I love the pageantry of it. I know nothing about horse racing and rarely tip a winner, but for me it’s not about that. You see people who never usually wear a suit who get dressed up, and it makes it very special. SHOPPING I was down at Emporium Melbourne not too long ago and it’s quite impressive. It’s got a lot of Australian shops in there, which is interesting, and they’re constantly changing. MUST-SEE ATTRACTION The Melbourne Zoo is my favourite. I love the zoo. It gives you a broad selection of animals, especially Australian animals. Plus, if you don’t have the time to get to Phillip Island it’s got a great penguin display. They’re doing a refurbishment at the moment, moving away from cages, which is good, too.

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HIDDEN SECRET There’s a little opal shop on Elizabeth Street called Lightning Ridge Opal Mines. It’s probably the most unique shop in Melbourne. It’s an opal shop, but it also has a mini zoo in there. The family who operates it has worked in mining and zoos for many years, and if you go there you can see live snakes, spiders and lizards that you can handle. They show you how the opals are cut, and it’s the most fascinating shop I’ve been to in Melbourne.

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MAP P.50, P.48, REF F6 F5 | NO. NO.47 54

ABODE BY EASYSTAY Abode by Easystay is St Kilda’s newest 4-star studio apartment hotel. Fully renovated in 2015, these studio apartments offer underfloor bathroom heating, rain showers, de-mist mirrors, automatic black-out blinds, kitchenettes with dishwashers, fantastic artwork and modern, beachside decor. All accommodation is inclusive of in-house movies and free Wi-Fi access. The hotel offers a colourful breakfast room with a Continental Breakfast Buffet and there is also a business area. Choose from our colourful, modern Queen, Twin or Family Studio Apartments. Abode by Easystay is located on vibrant Fitzroy Street, just steps from a wide choice of restaurants, bars and local activities. It’s just 20 minutes into the city too. Enjoy St Kilda in style.

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ADELPHI HOTEL Awarded Best Boutique Accommodation in Victoria, 2014, 2015 and 2016, Adelphi Hotel is a 34 room hotel set in the heart of Melbourne. With galleries, iconic food destinations, coffee and laneway culture, Federation Square, the Yarra River and more all virtually at your door, Adelphi awaits you. Every stay includes complimentary mini-bar (of non-alcoholic beverages and snacks), free Wi-Fi, unlimited latest release movies, a drink at the bar on arrival and impeccable boutique service. The hotel’s rooftop Pool & Deck area is a much loved Melbourne icon. The pool hangs out daringly over Flinders Lane, allowing swimmers to look down through the glass bottom and passers by to look up! Famous Om Nom Kitchen & Dessert Bar is set within the hotel and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner aswell as 24 hour room service. A: T: E: W:

187 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 8080 8888 info@adelphi.com.au adelphi.com.au

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ALTO HOTEL ON BOURKE ECO FRIENDLY Despite its classic architecture and timeless beauty, this boutique hotel is definitely modern. As Australia’s first carbon neutral hotel, Alto Hotel cleverly balances eco smarts and luxury as well as being ranked in the top 10 hotels on TripAdvisor. + Wi-Fi included throughout the hotel + Breakfast daily featuring honey from our rooftop beehives + Easy walk to Etihad Stadium and the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre + Free trams at the door to Bourke Street Mall and beyond + Relaxation room with therapeutic massage chairs + Foxtel Platinum IQ with 120+ channels and BYOC Smart TV + Complimentary organic & fair-trade espresso coffee in guest lounge A: T: E: W:

636 Bourke Street, Melbourne 1800 135 123 stay@altohotel.com.au altohotel.com.au

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ATLANTIS HOTEL MELBOURNE The Heart of the City – Stay right where you belong. The 4-star Atlantis Hotel welcomes business and leisure travellers into a comfortable atmosphere where you’ll feel right at home. Located on Spencer Street right opposite Southern Cross Station and Etihad Stadium, it is easy walking distance to all that marvellous Melbourne and Docklands has to offer and with free CBD trams right outside the front door getting around Melbourne could not be easier. Our 232 contemporary rooms all contain sleek furnishings, flatpanel 32-inch LCD TVs, a comfortable bed, generous working desk, fridge, heating and cooling and free wireless internet. Want to keep fit and active whilst at the hotel? Then why not head down to the heated pool for a few laps, jump into the gym for a workout or just relax in the sauna – here at the Atlantis we have it all. The Hotel also features a business centre and various sized meeting rooms catering for up to 200 guests. On site car parking is also available at $15 per night.

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300 Spencer Street, Melbourne 9600 2900 sales@atlantishotel.com.au atlantishotel.com.au

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CROSSLEY HOTEL MELBOURNE The Crossley Hotel Melbourne has one of the best addresses in town for both business and leisure travelers. Located in the cosmopolitan end of the city and nestled in Melbourne’s famous laneways, Crossley Hotel is surrounded by theatres, bars, trendy boutiques and restaurants, and is close to the free tram stop. It offers contemporary, boutique accommodation within easy walking distance of major attractions. Crossley Hotel Melbourne offers a range of accommodation options, from standard and superior rooms to one and two bedroom Terrace Apartments. The 89 spacious and modern rooms include convenient guest amenities such as flat-screen TVs with free in-house movies, and free Wi-Fi internet. The Crossley Hotel offers a business centre, which provides the use of computers, printers and scanners free of charge. If you prefer to relax, then visit the Atrium Library where we have books, magazines and newspapers available for guests. Start your day the easy way with a Continental Buffet in the Breakfast Room, or order room service. Choose from a delicious range of meats, cheeses, fresh bakery items, cereals and juices. Fresh ground coffee and specialised teas are complimentary and available all day. A: T: E: W:

51 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne 9639 1639 stay@crossleyhotel.com.au crossleyhotel.com.au

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AMORA HOTEL RIVERWALK MELBOURNE

CAUSEWAY INN ON THE MALL

Amora Hotel Riverwalk Melbourne is a 4.5 star boutique hotel. Ideally positioned on Bridge Road shopping precinct in Richmond and on the banks on the Yarra River, we are only minutes away from the CBD and all that cosmopolitan Melbourne has to offer.

Causeway Inn On The Mall boasts Melbourne’s best location on Bourke Street Mall, offering comfortable, affordable accommodation. Opposite Myer and David Jones, surrounded by cafés, shops and arcades, with entertainment and sporting venues a short walk away.

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327 Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne 9650 0688 reservations@causeway.com.au causeway.com.au

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CAUSEWAY 353 HOTEL

CITY LIMITS HOTEL APARTMENTS

Causeway 353 Hotel is perfectly positioned in Melbourne’s CBD, offering modern accommodation. Ideally located within Melbourne’s laneways, among an array of eateries, cafés and shops, with entertainment, sporting and cultural venues just a stroll away.

City Limits has 32 studio apartments located in Melbourne’s CBD right in Chinatown, one of the city’s best shopping, theatre and dining precincts. All apartments offer free Foxtel, kitchenette, Sealy beds and windows that can be opened for fresh air.

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353 Little Collins Street, Melbourne 9668 1888 reservations@causeway.com.au causeway.com.au

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20 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne 9662 2544 res@citylimits.com.au citylimits.com.au

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CREST ON BARKLY

HOTEL CAUSEWAY

Located at St Kilda Junction and offering direct access to the CBD, as well as key attractions including Albert Park, the Grand Prix track and iconic St Kilda beach, all within walking distance. Crest on Barkly features contemporary rooms, multiple conference facilities, restaurants, a fitness centre and undercover car parking.

Hotel Causeway is a boutique hotel in the heart of Melbourne, offering contemporary accommodation. Perfectly situated in Melbourne’s laneways, nestled among eateries and boutiques, just a short walk to Bourke Street Mall, entertainment and sports venues.

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Vibrant Living in the Heart of Melbourne

Award-winning Citadines on Bourke is the epitome of Melbourne; vibrant and modern. Located in the heart of the city, the Apart’hotel is in the ideal location to experience all the world’s most liveable city has to offer. Offering 380 serviced apartments, each with separate living and dining areas, fully-equipped kitchenettes, modern amenities and complimentary Wi-Fi. Citadines is perfect for a weekend away or an extended stay. Because life is about living. Citadines on Bourke Melbourne No. 131-135 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Enjoy Ascott’s Best Rate Guarantee | www.citadines.com.au | 1800 766 377

Citadines on Bourke Melbourne is managed by The Ascott Limited, a member of CapitaLand. It is the largest international serviced apartment owner-operator with more than 290 properties in 100 cities across the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. It operates three award-winning brands Ascott, Citadines and Somerset.


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CROWN METROPOL MELBOURNE Crown Metropol Melbourne redefines style. This urban oasis combines stylish accommodation with contemporary luxury. With specially commissioned works of art, bespoke fittings and designer furniture throughout the 658 rooms and suites. From the top floors of the 28-storey tower, Crown Metropol offers spectacular views of Melbourne’s Yarra River and a bay side panorama. The unrivalled location connects you to the best of Melbourne’s shopping, dining, sporting and cultural precincts. You’ll be captivated by the luminous cityscape from 28 Skybar Lounge, the exclusive club lounge that never fails to impress. Linger over a drink or entertain at the exclusive 28 Skybar Lounge. Crown Metropol is the perfect city retreat. Indulge at Mr Hive Kitchen & Bar, Crown Metropol’s signature restaurant and bar, featuring a warm, rustic dining area complete with a lively bar area serving a world class selection of cocktails, irresistible snacks and shared platters. A stay at Crown Metropol isn’t complete without experiencing an AVEDA treatment at ISIKA Spa. The ultimate cosmopolitan retreat, ISIKA Spa offers luxurious spa and relaxation areas, a stunning indoor pool and gymnasium with panoramic views. A: T: E: W:

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CROWN PROMENADE MELBOURNE With its blend of modern style, warm service and city-side location, Crown Promenade Melbourne is perfect for a week seeing the sights or a quick stay. The award-winning hotel provides attentive service, a relaxed atmosphere and modern styling combined with state-of-the-art technology. With views over Melbourne’s famous Yarra River, Crown Promenade Melbourne is surrounded by the city’s cosmopolitan cafes, restaurants and bars. If shopping is your passion, Crown’s internationally-acclaimed shopping is on your doorstep, with more shopping, galleries, museums and sports grounds just a short stroll along the riverbank. To wind down after a busy day, the Mesh restaurant and Tonic bar offer a stylish and relaxed atmosphere. Mesh’s modern bistro menu offers a la carte or buffet choices to tempt any appetite. At Tonic Bar, there’s a carefully selected range of fine wine and cocktails waiting for you. You can also explore Crown’s exciting restaurants, bars and entertainment. For wellbeing, The Deck pool and fitness centre is a retreat where you can revive mind, body and spirit.

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CROWN TOWERS MELBOURNE Renowned as one of the finest hotels in the world, Crown Towers Melbourne offers an atmosphere of unmatched luxury and sophisticated elegance. The opulent surrounds and impeccable service combine to deliver an unforgettable experience.

CROWN TOWERS MELBOURNE Rising above the southern bank of the Yarra River in Melbourne, just 30 minutes from Melbourne International Airport, Crown 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank Towers is only a short stroll from the CBD. Melbourne’s famous (03) 9292 6868 arts, culture and sporting precincts are waiting to be explored. reservations.mct@crownhotels.com.au crowntowersmelbourne.com.au The sumptuous guest rooms and suites, provide every imaginable amenity, matched by spectacular views of the city Renowned as one of the finest hotels in the world, Crown Towers Melbourne Port Phillip Bay. luxury and sophisticated elegance. offers an or atmosphere of unmatched The opulent surrounds and impeccable service combine to deliver an Synonymous unforgettable experience. with elegance and luxury, Crown Towers

is home to exceptional fine dining restaurants including Nobu, Rockpool Rising above the southern bank of the Yarra River in Melbourne, just 30 Bar Melbourne & Grill and Bistro Guillaume, internationally-acclaimed minutes from International Airport, Crown Towers is only a short stroll fromshopping the CBD. Melbourne’s culture and precincts and iconicfamous bars arts, including Thesporting Waiting Room. are waiting to be explored.

Crystal Club offers guests an exclusive and private lounge private check-in service and concierge facilities.

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Crystal Club offers guests an exclusive and private lounge in one of the world’s leading hotels with a dedicated private check-in service and concierge facilities.

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CROWNE PLAZA MELBOURNE Experience the vibrancy and eclectic culture for which Melbourne is renowned with central accommodation in the Melbourne CBD. With impeccable service and an enviable location, Crowne Plaza Melbourne will provide you with outstanding accommodation in the city. Close by attractions include SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, Southgate, Etihad Stadium and lots of shopping options including DFO, a popular factory outlet shopping centre. Be sure to start your morning with a full buffet breakfast in Clarendon Street Grill before you explore the city on the free CBD tram just outside the hotel door. When you come back you will be spoilt with unique river and Melbourne city views from comfortable guest rooms and suites. Crowne Plaza Melbourne offers great value on hotel packages all year round. Book your stay today.

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HOLIDAY INN MELBOURNE ON FLINDERS Enjoy the best that Melbourne has to offer with our convenient CBD location, 4.5-star facilities and relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders offers everything you need for a comfortable stay. Whether you are travelling for business, planning a weekend getaway or taking the family on a holiday for much needed time together, you’ll be delighted with your choice of accommodation. We have modern guest rooms to suit a variety of needs, including suites and adjoining rooms perfect for families and groups. Our hotel is within walking distance of some of Melbourne’s most popular landmarks and attractions. We are also just a two minute walk from Southern Cross Station and have the free city trams at our doorstep. Don’t forget at Holiday Inn kids stay and eat free! A: T: E: W:

575 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 9629 4111 | 138 388 reservations.melsf@ihg.com holidayinnmelbourne.com.au

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INTERCONTINENTAL MELBOURNE THE RIALTO Everything about InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto is geared to give you memorable local experiences. Our concierge team can unlock the unexpected and the treasures known only to locals. At the hotel, you can rely on our impeccable service and enjoy a cosmopolitan atmosphere that is quintessentially Melbourne. Our 1890s Victorian Gothic architecture blends evocatively with the hotel’s contemporary interior design. Enjoy sophisticated cuisine at Alluvial Restaurant or a range of wines and cocktails at Bluestone Wine Lounge and Market Lane Bar. Elevate your stay with Club InterContinental and enjoy exclusive benefits or rejuvenate at Botanica Day Spa. Elegant signature suites and superbly comfortable guestrooms offer indulgence with a uniquely Melbourne flavour. A: T: E: W:

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JASPER HOTEL

In the heart of the Docklands area, near restaurants and shops, our hotel features 273 rooms and relaxed dining and lounge venues. Take advantage of the free tram and our location near Melbourne Star, Etihad Stadium and Harbour Town Shopping Precinct.

Whatever the occasion, escape to the fresh and vibrant feel of the Jasper Hotel. Right next door to the Queen Victoria Market you can take advantage of Melbourne’s culture, hassle free. With over five different room types, including suites, private balconies and rooms with direct access to our indoor courtyard, your choices are endless.

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LYALL HOTEL AND SPA

MIAMI HOTEL MELBOURNE

This small, privately owned 5-star hotel captures the essence of its chic, urban address offering grand hotel services and facilities on a more personal level. The hotel’s sumptuous suites, tailormade service and ‘Insider Access’ to South Yarra’s array of shops, restaurants and galleries makes this a unique Melbourne experience.

Located on Melbourne’s doorstep. Walk to Queen Victoria Market, Etihad Stadium, trams and the CBD. Enjoy 3.5-star rated rooms with ensuite, TV with Foxtel and free-to-air channels, central heating and cooling, free Wi-Fi (500mb) and guest amenities.

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PARKROYAL MELBOURNE AIRPORT

QUAY WEST SUITES MELBOURNE

Connected to both International and Domestic terminals, offering 276 guest rooms, complimentary Wi-Fi, 24 hour reception and room service, plus restaurant, bar and leisure facilities with pool and spa.

If you’re looking for an apartment-style hotel in the heart of Melbourne, you cannot go past Quay West Suites Melbourne.

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Featuring one, two and three bedroom apartments with all the services and facilities of a 5-star hotel, it is the perfect place to stay. 26 Southgate Avenue, Southbank 9693 6000 h8804@accor.com quaywestsuitesmelbourne.com.au

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DOUBLETREE BY HILTON MELBOURNE – FLINDERS STREET Located in the heart of Melbourne’s dynamic city centre, DoubleTree by Hilton Melbourne – Flinders Street directly overlooks iconic Flinders Street Station. This 180 room hotel is within easy walking distance to famous Melbourne laneways, the vibrant arts and entertainment district that spans Federation Square and Southbank, and a huge variety of the city’s best restaurants, bars, cafes and shops. A multi-million dollar refurbishment of the entire hotel has resulted in a design-driven upscale hotel filled with new furnishing and boutique touches inspired by Flinders Street Station. Guests can get energised using the hotel fitness centre and enjoy breakfast, dinner or a cocktail at the chic Platform 270 restaurant and bar. A: T: E: W:

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HILTON MELBOURNE SOUTH WHARF Set in the heart of Melbourne’s newest tourism precinct, this modern riverside hotel offers bold styling, intimate service and stylish boutique touches. Hilton Melbourne South Wharf is a 10 minute walk to Etihad Stadium, SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, Crown Entertainment Complex and Southbank. The free City Circle tram stops just across the river from the hotel, taking guests to the historic city centre, renowned Melbourne laneways and major tourist attractions. Its 396 generous upscale rooms enjoy panoramic views of the city, river or bay. The Relaxation and Yarra Suites offer dramatic ambiance for a romantic getaway. The unique Two-Bedroom Suites are ideal for families or for longer stays. It’s easy to indulge and relax with in-room spa services, a spacious complimentary Fitness Centre, and multiple dining options. A: T: E: W:

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IBIS STYLES MELBOURNE, THE VICTORIA HOTEL Offering classic style and contemporary comfort, ibis Styles Melbourne, The Victoria Hotel is the perfect accommodation choice for visitors travelling to Melbourne. Centrally located in the heart of the city with easy access to public transport, our hotel is the ideal base for both business and leisure travellers alike. Enjoy your stay in one of our 370 comfortably appointed guest rooms, with excellent facilities available, including a plunge pool, spa, sauna and Fitness Centre. The hotel offers a full buffet breakfast, and Alice’s Restaurant provides all day dining with views of fashionable Little Collins Street. Vic’s Bar and Pool Room provides a down to earth atmosphere, serving drinks, snacks and a great game of pool. Quote ‘Destination Melbourne’ when making your booking. A: T: E: W:

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MELBOURNE MARRIOTT HOTEL The Melbourne Marriott Hotel welcomes guests with one-of-a-kind luxury in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. Featuring an unbeatable location in central Melbourne, we provide a luxury backdrop for rejuvenation for business and leisure travellers alike, offering a host of first-class resources and intuitive service befitting a 5-star hotel. Each one of our sleek, contemporary hotel rooms boasts tasteful design and an impressive array of amenities. For added luxury, our accommodation features 24-hour room service and elegant marble bathrooms. You’ll be delighted with our hotel’s wide range of additional features, including a gym and a heated indoor pool, outstanding on-site dining and a full-service business centre. Allow our hotel to host your next event and benefit from our versatile, intelligently designed venue space and our convenient location in the CBD – close to many local businesses, theatres, the Melbourne Cricket Ground and more. Treat yourself to luxury beyond compare at the Melbourne Marriott Hotel.

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YOUR CITY P L AY G R O U N D A W A I T S Just a short walk from Melbourne’s best dining experiences and with views overlooking the iconic MCG, Melbourne Park and Fitzroy Gardens, Pullman Melbourne on the Park is right where you’d expect it to be. We’re more than a hotel room. So drop your bags, put up your feet... then get into the action. Because our world is your playground. Stay from $199 per night at pullmanonthepark.com.au

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FRASER PLACE MELBOURNE Located in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, Fraser Place Melbourne provides the perfect base to explore the cultural, retail, dining and entertainment precincts of Victoria’s capital. Offering 112 Studio, Deluxe Studio, Executive Studio and Premier Studio apartments each with their own kitchenette, complimentary Wi-Fi, washer/dryer (in selected apartments) and balconies or opening windows. Fraser Place Melbourne features 24-hour reception, breakfast café open daily, room service, fully equipped fitness centre and rooftop terrace. Whether you’re travelling for business or leisure Fraser Place Melbourne provides the perfect retreat for either a short or long stay. A: T: E: W:

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RADISSON ON FLAGSTAFF GARDENS MELBOURNE Treat yourself to a rewarding stay at the 4.5-star rated Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens. Located on the edge of this thriving metropolis and offering the commitment of superior service, reinforced by a 100% guest satisfaction guarantee, Radisson Melbourne provides the perfect base when travelling for business or pleasure. Our hotel offers 184 contemporary hotel rooms as well as numerous conveniences like complimentary Wi-Fi, a gymnasium, business centre, conference facilities and fresh, locally sourced dining at HQ’s on William Restaurant. The hotel’s central location in Melbourne’s CBD is just across from Flagstaff Gardens, next to the vibrant Queen Victoria Market, and within the Free Tram Zone. Winner of 2016 TAA Awards Best Hotel All Day Dining and 2016 HM Awards Best Upscale Hotel. A: T: E: W:

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SOFITEL MELBOURNE ON COLLINS At the Paris end of Collins Street, the hotel’s luxurious rooms and suites begin from level 36 offering floor-to-ceiling views stretching across the city skyline, bay and beyond. Each room is complemented by modern furnishings, high-speed wireless or cable internet, an executive desk and integrated ‘touch’ technology. Complement your stay with the contemporary dining of No35. Headed by chef Martin Horsley, the restaurant offers contemporary artworks, breathtaking views and serves modern cuisine that matches pure flavours to hand-selected wines. Prior to dinner, enjoy cosmopolitan cocktails in The Atrium Bar On 35, or alternatively indulge in sumptuous high teas in the curated art space of Sofi’s Lounge. A: T: E: W:

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ROYCE HOTEL

RYDGES MELBOURNE

This stylish designer hotel is ideally located next to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne city. A tram stop at the front provides easy access to Melbourne’s attractions. The hotel boasts spacious accommodation rooms and suites, many with balcony and city views, a bar and award-winning restaurant.

Rydges Melbourne is a stylish 4.5-star hotel located in the heart of Melbourne’s vibrant theatre district and is walking distance to Collins Street, MCG and Rod Laver Arena. Offering superior accommodation, all rooms feature Rydges DreamBeds, free Wi-Fi and great city views.

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SHERATON MELBOURNE HOTEL

STAMFORD PLAZA MELBOURNE

Located at the Paris end of Little Collins Street, guests can immerse themselves in the city’s famed laneway culture. Relax in one of our 174 luxurious rooms or indulge at one of our four dining venues; the hotel features an indoor heated lap pool, gym and day spa.

5-star CBD location in Melbourne’s theatre district, surrounded by laneway restaurants, rooftop bars and boutique shopping. Spacious guest rooms offering personable service and 5-star facilities to enjoy.

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★★★★★ TREASURY ON COLLINS APARTMENT HOTEL Situated in a 19th-century historic building, Treasury on Collins Apartment Hotel offers boutique accommodation with an extensive range of spacious suites, loft apartments, 1 and 2 bedroom serviced apartments. The location doesn’t get any better, right on the corner of Collins and Queen Streets, and with the Free Tram Zone at your front door. Treasury on Collins offers a unique blend of classic elegance combined with modern chic. These refurbished apartments are designed to impress with spacious interiors and a host of added perks, not just a place to sleep. + + + +

Kitchenette and spacious living area with sofa/bed Unlimited business-grade Wi-Fi Treasured Guest Mezzanine Lounge Large 40” flat screen TV with Netflix

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A night owl’s

guide to Melbourne The sun goes down. The streetlights switch on. And your nocturnal adventure begins…

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MUSIC LOVERS Jazz cats, rejoice. Bird’s Basement is one of the city’s newest hangouts, and the first venture outside the United States to have a connection with the historic Birdland club in New York City. Usually hosting two shows per night, Bird’s Basement will fit into almost any Melbourne itinerary. To get your fill of Australia’s – and the world’s – best bands and artists, 170 Russell has everything you need for a fun night out. Good views of the stage, an enviable array of stars coming through most nights of the week (Big Scary, Drapht and, umm, Vengaboys all played in 2016) and its proximity to Chinatown will ensure your live music needs are satisfied with aplomb. If you’d prefer to do it yourself, Melbourne has a swathe of karaoke bars. K Box is one of the most popular, so book yourself a private room and release your inner Céline Dion.

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COMEDY LOVERS Melbourne’s comedy scene is the envy of Australia, with huge names regularly performing on small stages. The Comic’s Lounge plays host to many of them on the cheap, with dinner-and-show packages a great way to spend an evening. For something completely different, suspend your inhibitions and spend a night at Dracula’s Cabaret Restaurant. The tales you’ll tell of this horror-themed comedy and dinner venue, are sure to impress the folks back home. The Comic’s Lounge: 26 Errol Street, North Melbourne, thecomicslounge.com.au Dracula’s Cabaret Restaurant: 100 Victoria Street, Carlton, draculas.com.au/Melbourne D R ACU L A’ S C A BA R E T R E S TAU R A NT

VIEW-AND-DRINKS LOVERS No matter what time of year, Melbourne from above is a sight to behold. For those thirsty enough to climb seven flights of stairs (there’s an elevator, too), Rooftop Bar is a brilliant place to watch the sun go down. Catch a film during the summer months at the Rooftop Cinema or embrace the elements with a mulled wine and good company. Prefer to see the entire city skyline from the one vantage point? Hop on the number 11 tram to Naked for Satan on bustling Brunswick Street, then head up to its rooftop bar known as Naked in the Sky. Enjoy a vodka with your vista, fill up on the Basque-inspired menu, then immerse yourself in Fitzroy’s inner-city cool on the street below. Rooftop Bar: Level 7, 252 Swanston Street, 9654 5394 Rooftop Cinema: Level 7, 252 Swanston Street, rooftopcinema.com.au Naked in the Sky: 285 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, nakedforsatan.com.au

HALLMARK EVENTS Mark these dates in your diary 16–29 January AUSTRALIAN OPEN

31 March–9 April MELBOURNE FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL

1–19 March VIRGIN AUSTRALIA MELBOURNE FASHION FESTIVAL

29 March–23 April MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL

2–11 June MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

8–30 September 2017 TOYOTA AFL FINALS SERIES

4–11 November MELBOURNE CUP CARNIVAL FOR ALL THE LATEST EVENTS melbnow.com.au

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SEE + DO

The absolute final best-ever TOP 10 things to do in Melbourne* *(as suggested by us) 01 DISCOVER THE BUNJILAKA ABORIGINAL CULTURAL CENTRE AT MELBOURNE MUSEUM There’s no place better to discover the ancient history of Australia’s Indigenous people. The First Peoples exhibition is particularly enlightening, and make sure you spend a while wandering through the Millari Garden. 11 Nicholson Street, Carlton, museumvictoria.com.au/bunjilaka

02 CRUISE ALONG THE YARRA RIVER The views from the Yarra are the stuff of postcards. Melbourne River Cruises is a prominent operator with multiple departure points along the waterway.

You’ve read lists, seen infographics and watched videos of all the best things to do in Melbourne. Well, we did an office poll on the Top 10 Melbourne experiences, and here are our top picks (in no particular order).

Melbourne River Cruises, various locations, melbcruises.com.au

03 TOUR THE MELBOURNE CRICKET GROUND Sports nuts have probably already ticked this off the bucket list, but even if you’re not a fanatic, you’ll still get a kick out of the stories and history of the beloved MCG. An hour exploring the National Sports Museum is a great follow-up to an MCG walking tour. National Sports Museum, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Brunton Avenue, mcg.org.au | nsm.org.au

04 CHECK OUT THE VIEW FROM EUREKA SKYDECK After you’ve gotten lost within Melbourne’s centre, take to the city’s highest vantage point and look back down on it all. Trace your journey through the labyrinthine laneways then soak in the sweeping views of Port Phillip Bay and beyond. 7 Riverside Quay, Southbank, eurekaskydeck.com.au

05 GO OLD-SCHOOL AT ASTOR THEATRE Even if you’re not a film buff, an evening at the Astor Theatre is as Melbourne as listening to an old Dave Graney record or wearing one of those itchy woollen footy scarves. It first opened in 1936 and these days screens classic flicks and contemporary arthouse movies, often as double features. TH E YA R R A R I V E R

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06 TAKE A RIDE ON THE CITY CIRCLE TRAM The ‘ding ding’ of a tram is a tell-tale sign you’re in Melbourne, and there’s no more classic way to get around town than on the free City Circle Tram. The whole circuit takes just under an hour, but you can hop off wherever you like, hopping back on when the next tram rolls past. ptv.vic.gov.au

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07 VISIT THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIA The NGV is one of Australia’s most prestigious art institutions. The NGV International is home to works of some of the world’s greatest artists, while the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia is home to arguably the best collection of Indigenous Australian art in the world. NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Federation Square, corner Swanston and Flinders Streets ngv.vic.gov.au

08 HEAD UNDERWATER AT SEA LIFE MELBOURNE AQUARIUM The aquarium is a family favourite, with its celebration of Australian marine life a must-do for any parents bringing their kids to the city. Or step the intensity up a notch, if you’re 15 years or older, and dive with the sharks. Corner King and Flinders Streets, melbourneaquarium.com.au

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09 GO BEHIND THE SCENES AT ARTS CENTRE MELBOURNE Hundreds of shows are performed underneath the Arts Centre spire each year, and there’s something for any Melbourne-bound culture vulture. But the real kicker is the behind-the-scenes tour that takes you deep into the Arts Centre where few can venture. 100 St Kilda Road, artscentremelbourne.com.au

10 EXPLORE THE STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA Ask a Melburnian to name the best free attraction in town, and chances are they’ll say the 160-year-old State Library. Visit one of the ever-rotating exhibitions or simply browse the shelves of the 103-year-old La Trobe Reading Room. 328 Swanston Street, slv.vic.gov.au S E A LI FE M E LB O U R N E AQ UA R I U M

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A lazy day

outdoors You’re planning a holiday and want to embrace the Melbourne weather. Rain, hail or shine, there’s plenty to do in the great outdoors.

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You’re on holidays, so take a little down time for yourself. At the Royal Botanic Gardens, relax on the grass with a picnic lunch and good company before taking to Ornamental Lake with Punting on the Lake. Let your guide point out the flora and fauna, while you relax under a parasol with not a care in the world.

If you think you can handle a little bit more exertion, pack the clubs and spend a morning on Albert Park Golf Course. It’s not far from the city centre, and you can also hire clubs so you’re free to travel light. If the kids are in tow – or even if they’re not – spend a couple of hours at Melbourne Zoo. Marvel at the elephants, kick back with the kangaroos and koalas, or simply be dazzled by the colour of the butterfly enclosure. Royal Botanic Gardens: Birdwood Avenue, South Yarra, rbg.vic.gov.au Punting on the Lake: Royal Botanic Gardens, Gate A, corner Alexandra Avenue and Anderson Street, punttours.com.au Albert Park Golf Course: corner Queens Road and Lakeside Drive, albertparkgolf.com.au Melbourne Zoo: Elliott Avenue, Parkville, zoo.org.au/melbourne

Port Phillip Bay provides Melburnians a seaside escape without the waves and currents of the open ocean. Get the blood pumping and catch some rays by hiring a stand-up paddleboard from Stand Up Paddle HQ. A 90-minute session includes half an hour of group instruction and an hour of free paddling off the world-famous St Kilda Beach. If you’d prefer to go it alone, private lessons are also available. If you’re looking for another St Kilda thrill, try jumping out of an aeroplane and landing on the beach with Skydive the Beach and Beyond. It’s suggested you book a couple of weeks in advance, so when you’re planning your trip to Melbourne, make sure you schedule some time for an unforgettable adrenaline rush. With a combination of sea legs and air legs (that’s what they call it when you jump out of a plane, right?) it might be easier to let someone else take you back to your hotel or to the tram stop. St Kilda Rickshaws’ friendly riders will pick you up from the beach and deposit you at your destination. All you need to do is sit back and marvel at everything you’ve achieved for the day. Stand Up Paddle HQ, Pier Road (behind Catani Gardens, next to the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron), St Kilda, supb.com.au Skydive the Beach and Beyond, Marine Parade, St Kilda, skydive.com.au

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OUTSIDE the CENTRE Think you know Melbourne? Top up your myki and spend a day exploring Greater Melbourne.

HAWTHORN ARTS CENTRE Not only is the Hawthorn Arts Centre architecturally impressive, but it also plays host to a vibrant program of arts and cultural events. From family-friendly fun to Fringe Festival frivolity, all tastes are catered for. Getting there: Catch any Alamein, Belgrave or Lilydale line train to Glenferrie Station. Find the Hawthorn Arts Centre 200 metres south of the station. 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn, hawthornartscentre.com.au

COLLINGWOOD CHILDREN’S FARM Recognised by Melburnians as arguably the best destination for families, the Collingwood Children’s Farm is home to cows, donkeys, pigs, goats and more. Even if you’re used to seeing farm animals it’s still worth a visit for lunch at the renowned Farm Café or the Farmers’ Market that takes place on the second Saturday of every month (8am-1pm). Getting there: Catch selected South Morang or Hurstbridge line trains to Victoria Park Station. The Farm is a 20-minute walk east, mainly along Johnston Street. CO L LI N G WO O D C H I LD R E N ' S FA R M

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CHAPEL STREET SHOPPING, SOUTH YARRA Looking for something special, a casual outfit or that perfect gift? Chapel Street has been a favourite of Melbourne’s fashionistas for a long time, and an afternoon strolling the strip will soon prove why. Local labels like LIFEwithBIRD and Alice McCall will have you looking a million bucks. Getting there: Catch any Cranbourne, Pakenham, Frankston or Sandringham line train to South Yarra Station. Walk east along Toorak Road for about 250 metres until you hit Chapel Street. LIFEwithBIRD: 563 Chapel Street, South Yarra, lifewithbird.com Alice McCall: 549 Chapel Street, South Yarra, alicemccall.com

SHADOWFAX WINES, WERRIBEE It’s one of the closest wineries to Melbourne’s CBD, and Shadowfax is also located right next to the ever-popular Werribee Park precinct (home to Werribee Zoo, Werribee Mansion and the Victoria State Rose Garden). The first sip of the 2012 Port Phillip-Heathcote Shiraz will delight your palate, and with a lovely outdoor setting available to enjoy a glass – or a bottle – of wine, it’s a delicious Melbourne experience.

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UP IN SMOKE, FOOTSCRAY Melbourne is in the middle of a barbecue renaissance and the best in the west is Up In Smoke. Open from 5pm every night and from midday on weekends, it’s the place to load up on beef brisket, pulled pork and all kinds of mouth-watering sides and salads. Getting there: Catch any Sunbury, Williamstown or Werribee line train to Footscray Station. Up In Smoke is 400 metres away, along Hopkins Street via Irving Street.

Getting there: Drive along the Princes Freeway towards Geelong and exit at Duncans Road. Drive past the entrance to Werribee Zoo and Werribee Mansion; Shadowfax is on the right. K Road, Werribee, shadowfax.com.au

S T. H OTE L , S T K I LDA WERRIBEE MANSION UP IN SMOKE

28 Hopkins Street, Footscray, upinsmoke.net.au

MELBOURNE SEAPLANES, WILLIAMSTOWN Williamstown is one of Melbourne’s seaside playgrounds, and there’s no better way to see it – not to mention the stunning city skyline – than aboard a seaplane as it takes off from the bustling waterfront. Bookings are highly recommended, with gift vouchers also available to make that trip to Melbourne even more special. Getting there: Catch the Williamstown line train all the way to Williamstown Station, then stroll down Thompson Street to the visitor-friendly waterfront and Syme Street. 126 Syme Street, Williamstown, seaplane.com.au S H A D OW FA X W I N E S , W E R R I B E E

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SCHOOL HOLIDAYS in the city Leave the car, grab the kids, catch a train or bus to Melbourne and stay a few nights. Melbourne time is family time.

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Make the most of regional Victoria’s public transport network and catch a V/Line train or bus all the way to Southern Cross Station. The kids will be instantly excited as they watch the countryside rush by, and you’ll be much more relaxed than you would be speeding along a highway. On arrival, catch an eastbound tram along Collins or Bourke Streets towards ibis Styles Melbourne, The Victoria Hotel.

Let the kids sleep in while you duck to the Queen Victoria Market to pick up some fresh bread, cheese, fruit and deli treats. When they’ve (finally) risen, stretch the legs and explore the serene Royal Botanic Gardens. No matter the season, it’s a calming and beautiful destination to recline on a picnic blanket and tuck into all that delicious food.

V/Line: vline.com.au ibis Styles Melbourne, The Victoria Hotel: 215 Little Collins Street, victoriahotel.com.au

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Upon re-entering the city, check out the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and its free Screen Worlds exhibition. The kids will love playing the video games and you’ll be filled with nostalgia as you trace the history of Australia’s film, television and games industries. Make the most of that myki in your pocket and catch a number 86 tram or a South Morang line train into the trendy northern suburbs. Welcome to Thornbury is a dining experience unlike anything else in Melbourne. It’s a huge beer garden filled with Melbourne’s famous food trucks. Everyone can choose their own dinner, and you can grab a drink from the onsite bar. Queen Victoria Market: 513 Elizabeth Street, qvm.com.au Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne: Birdwood Avenue, South Yarra, rbg.vic.gov.au Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI): Federation Square, corner Flinders and Swanston Streets, acmi.net.au Welcome to Thornbury: 520 High Street, Northcote, welcometothornbury.com

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DAY THREE Wake up, take advantage of Melbourne’s Free Tram Zone and catch the number 86 tram west along Bourke Street to the Docklands precinct. The Harbour Town Hotel is family friendly and sure to satisfy those pub meal cravings you’ve been experiencing. And because it’s conveniently located across the road from O’Brien Group Arena (formerly Medibank Icehouse), you can work off lunch by strapping on some skates and taking to the ice. After freshening up back at the hotel (and packing away that new ice hockey jersey you just bought), stroll across the picturesque Princess Bridge for dinner in the city’s bustling Southbank precinct. ENA Greek Street Food is a relatively new addition to the area. This reasonably priced and kid-friendly restaurant serves up generous portions for all. If you can fit in any more food, head back across to the north side of the Yarra River for a treat from Popstic Ice Cream and Sorbet, then it’s off to bed.

Free Tram Zone: ptv.vic.gov.au Harbour Town Hotel: 9/12 Star Circus, Waterfront City, Docklands, harbourtownhotel.com.au O’Brien Group Arena: 105 Pear River Road, Docklands, obriengrouparena.com.au ENA Greek Street Food: Shop M4/9 Mid Level Southgate Complex, 28 Southgate Ave, Southbank, enagreekstreetfood.com.au Popstic Ice Cream: Federation Wharf, 1-9 Flinders Walk, popsticicecream.com.au

DAY FOUR Wake up and hit Degraves Street, one of the city’s most popular breakfast spots, to kick start your day. Eat al fresco at any of the cafes lining the laneway, then pick up a snack for the journey home. Opt for a delicious treat from Little Cupcakes or a Hosier Lane chocolate bar from Chocamama. Then it’s back to Southern Cross and your waiting V/Line chariot! Little Cupcakes, 7 Degraves Street, littlecupcakes.com.au Chocamama, 6 Degraves Street, chocamama.com

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the walk PHILLIP, 54, WANGARATTA HIDDEN SECRETS TOURS “I love coming to Melbourne to go to the footy, and this time my kids bought me a voucher for the Melbourne Lanes and Arcades tour. Our guide, Fiona, seemed to know a story about every single building in the city, and it was great hearing the history of the different laneways. I thought I knew a bit about Melbourne, but I had no idea there’s so much more history here.” Hidden Secrets Tours: hiddensecretstours.com

Melbourne is home to nearly 50 walking tour operators, catering to all budgets and travellers. We asked a few visitors about their walking tour experiences.

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DEBBY, 45, AND ASH, 26, BENDIGO CHOCOHOLIC TOURS Debby: “We came to Melbourne for Ash’s hen’s weekend. She loves chocolate, so we spent an afternoon exploring the laneways and indulging in chocolate and champagne.” Ash: “Our tour guide, Jess, was so friendly, it was the best way to spend the day, especially the chocolate degustation at Koko Black.” Chocoholic Tours: chocoholictours.com.au KO KO B L AC K

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HANNAH, 59, WITH DAN, 11, AND SAMMY, 9, WARRNAMBOOL HUNT & GATHER FOOD TOUR, QUEEN VICTORIA MARKET “We try to visit the Queen Victoria Market every time we come to Melbourne and only recently found out that you can do a food tour. Dan and Sammy love the market, especially the deli section, and the only thing that took the smile off their faces was when they were putting food in their mouths.” Hunt & Gather Food Tour: qvm.com.au/tours

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EASYSTAY STUDIO APARTMENTS The Easystay philosophy is simple – to provide visitors to Melbourne with quality, affordable accommodation in St Kilda, the city’s beachside playground. Guests can stay at one of five locations, which offer queen, twin and family studio accommodation, and one-bedroom apartments. Your apartment includes free Wi-Fi access, a kitchenette, guest laundry, TV, ensuite bathroom and air-conditioning. Car parking is available. Ideal for both short and longer stays, Easystay’s locations are within a few minutes walk of local supermarkets, restaurants, boutique shops, bars and cafes. Public transport is easily available in St Kilda – catch trams into the Melbourne CBD in just 20 minutes. Our friendly team offers service with a smile. Check-in at our central reception desk at 63 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, and receive a complimentary shuttle transfer to your new home-away-from-home. Your options in St Kilda are extensive – enjoy the fairground rides at Luna Park, have coffee and cake on buzzing Acland Street, go for a sunset walk along the pier, hire a bike and cycle along the beach, or just spend the evenings wining and dining in vibrant St Kilda. All within 20 minutes of the city – enjoy the best of both worlds! We’d love to have you stay. A: T: E: W:

63 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda 8598 0255 stay@easystay.com.au easystay.com.au

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Somerset on Elizabeth offers 135 spacious serviced apartments each with separate living and dining areas, fully-equipped kitchens and modern amenities. Perfectly positioned within walking distance to H&M, Emporium Melbourne, The Strand, Melbourne Central and the iconic Bourke Street Mall. Somerset is your gateway to experiencing Melbourne’s famous precincts and everchanging culture. Because life is about living.

balanced living in the heart of melbourne

Somerset on Elizabeth Melbourne No 250 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Enjoy Ascott’s Best Rate Guarantee | www.somerset.com | 1800 766 377

Somerset on Elizabeth Melbourne is managed by The Ascott Limited, a member of CapitaLand. It is the largest international serviced apartment owner-operator with more than 290 properties in over 100 cities across the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. It operates three award-winning brands Ascott, Citadines and Somerset.

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ARIA HOTEL APARTMENTS Aria Hotel Apartments is perfectly located in Southbank, on the edge of the CBD, only a stone’s throw away from Crown Casino and a five minute walk to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. At Aria we aim to surprise and delight our guests through personalised service, and sharing of local secrets. Let us share our favourite places and experiences with you – secrets only a local would know. We pride ourselves on having very spacious and modern apartments with fully fitted and equipped kitchens, free and unlimited Wi-Fi, 24 hour reception, baggage storage and room service. Parking available on site. Choose from one bed, two bed one bath, two bed two bath and three bed, art inspired apartments. A: T: E: W:

285 City Road, Southbank 8102 3990 reservations@ariahotelapartments.com staywitharia.com.au

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THE PARAMOUNT SERVICED APARTMENTS

An independent 4-star apartment style hotel located in the CBD. All 273 rooms feature kitchenettes and the facilities include a restaurant, bar, indoor swimming pool and gymnasium.

The Paramount offers guests one-, two- and three-bedroom fully self-contained apartments with an indoor heated swimming pool and spa, sauna, cardio gym and a rooftop tennis court. It is surrounded by theatres, cinemas, Chinatown, shops, cafes and restaurants, and is in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD.

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206 A’Beckett Street, Melbourne 9284 2400 reservations@pegasussuites.com.au pegasussuites.com.au

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181 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 9251 5555 info@theparamount.com.au theparamount.com.au

❖❖❖❖ QUEST HAWTHORN Whether travelling for business, pleasure, or you need to accommodate visiting friends and relatives, Quest Hawthorn is your destination in Melbourne. Our friendly reception staff are on duty 24 hours, seven days a week to welcome you. Park your car and take the train to Melbourne’s hotspots – nine minutes by train to the MCG, Rod Laver Arena and 12 minutes to Flinders Street Station. Convenient access to the M1 Freeway and 15 minutes by car to the fashion capital, Chadstone. Boasting 119 stylish 4.5-star studio apartments, some with private balconies, complete your stay with secure undercover car parking, Foxtel, free Wi-Fi, gymnasium, self-catering kitchenette facilities, meeting rooms and a sun-drenched BBQ terrace. Enjoy your stay, your way! A: T: E: W:

616 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn 8803 7700 questhawthorn@questapartments.com.au questhawthorn.com.au

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GETTING ABOUT town Whether you’re travelling to Melbourne or navigating your way from A to B, here are a few tips to make your trip as smooth and enjoyable as possible. GETTING HERE V/Line makes your journey to Melbourne simple. Just hop on board at your closest train or coach station and let your driver handle the ride. Sit back, enjoy the company of your travelling companions and, before you know it, you’ll be gliding into Southern Cross Station. If you prefer to drive, before you leave print directions to your hotel and, if you’re coming in via one of the CityLink toll roads, buy a 24-hour pass, weekend pass or Melbourne pass (for trips of up to 30 days). If you are travelling from a far-flung location, sometimes it’s easier to fly to Melbourne, and with Tullamarine, Avalon and Essendon Airports all well connected to the city centre via taxi or shuttle bus, regional airlines like Regional Express Airlines (Rex) make any trip to the city a dream. V/Line: vline.com.au CityLink: citylink.com.au Regional Express Airlines: rex.com.au 46

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GETTING AROUND For a quick and easy guide on how to travel around Melbourne, use the Public Transport Victoria (PTV) Journey Planner. It can be used online and there’s a free app to assist you with directions when you arrive. If you want to explore outside the immediate city centre, you can buy a myki Visitor Value Pack or, if you already have a myki card, you can top it up at any train station as well as 7-Eleven outlets across the city. Tram travel in the Free Tram Zone (Melbourne’s CBD and Docklands) is – you guessed it – free, and you don’t need to use a myki card on trips that start and end within the zone. You can also ride the free W-class City Circle Tram (number 35) that will take you on a historic tour of Melbourne’s city centre. You can hop on and hop off at will, with a complete circuit taking about an hour. After a successful trial period, Melbourne’s Night Network will continue to operate on Friday and Saturday nights, meaning that, no matter what time you want to call it a night, chances are there’ll be a tram, train or bus nearby to take you back to your accommodation. The Night Network trial has been extended until June 2017. Another low-cost way to explore Melbourne is on the Melbourne Visitor Shuttle, a hop-on, hop-off service that visits key attractions throughout the city centre and inner suburbs on a 90-minute round trip. For just $10 you can enjoy two consecutive days of travel – children nine years and under travel free – so it’s perfect for anyone whose legs are feeling a little weary. The shuttle operates every 30 minutes from 9.30am to 4.30pm.


Craig Newell F IT ZROY G A R D E N S V I S ITO R C E NTR E

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Redspot Enterprise is one of the most affordable and visitorfriendly car rental companies in Melbourne and is located in the heart of the city on Little Collins Street. Drop by to get sorted with a comfortable and safe car that’s the right size for your travel party and suitable for the terrain you’ll be driving through while sightseeing.

VISITOR INFORMATION AND SERVICES For more ideas or information on events, attractions and exploring the city, drop by City of Melbourne’s visitor services for advice on Melbourne’s many great experiences. The Melbourne Visitor Centre at Federation Square provides visitors with information on Melbourne and Victoria: free maps and brochures; souvenirs and a travel booking service (open daily, 9am to 6pm).

Craig Newell

Public Transport Victoria: ptv.vic.gov.au Melbourne Visitor Shuttle: melbourne.vic.gov.au/shuttle Redspot Enterprise: 34–60 Little Collins Street, redspot.com.au V/ LI N E

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The Fitzroy Gardens Visitor Centre is your first stop when visiting the heritage-listed Fitzroy Gardens. Find out about current events and attractions, purchase your Cooks’ Cottage tickets and merchandise, and enjoy the cafe and free Wi-Fi facilities (open daily, 9am to 5pm). Other helpful folk in the city are the friendly volunteers at the Melbourne Visitor Booth in the Bourke Street Mall, who provide free maps and information on shopping, attractions and events in Melbourne (open daily, 9am to 5pm). And look out for the City Ambassadors dressed in their distinctive red uniforms providing a mobile information service in the city (Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm, and Sunday, noon to 3pm). City of Melbourne Visitor Services: 9658 9658, visitor@melbourne.vic.gov.au, melbourne.vic.gov.au/visitor WhatsOnMelb @WhatsOnMelb @WhatsOnMelb

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E3

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Punthill Manhattan

F3

p.45

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Alto Hotel on Bourke Eco Friendly

C2

p.15

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Punthill Northbank

C3

p.45

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Aria Hotel Apartments

C4

p.44

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Quay West Suites Melbourne

D3

p.23

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Atlantis Hotel Melbourne

C2

p.16

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Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens Melbourne

D1

p.27

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Causeway 353 Hotel

D2

p.18

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Rydges Melbourne

F2

p.29

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Causeway Inn on the Mall

E2

p.18

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Sheraton Melbourne Hotel

F2

p.29

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Citadines on Bourke Melbourne

E2

p.19

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Sofitel Melbourne on Collins

F2

p.27

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City Limits Hotel Apartments

F2

p.18

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Somerset on Elizabeth

D2

p.43

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Crossley Hotel Melbourne

F2

p.16

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Stamford Plaza Melbourne

E2

p.29

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Crown Metropol Melbourne

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The Langham Hotel, Melbourne

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Crown Promenade Melbourne

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The Paramount Serviced Apartments

F2

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Crown Towers Melbourne

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Treasury on Collins Apartment Hotel

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p.29

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Crowne Plaza Melbourne

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DoubleTree by Hilton Melbourne – Flinders Street

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p.27

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Grand Hyatt Melbourne

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p.25

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p.22

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Amora Hotel Riverwalk Melbourne

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p.18

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p.18

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F5

p.43

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InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto

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p.22

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p.23

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p.28

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F2

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p.23

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p.52

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p.23

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p.52

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A2

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p.45

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Melbourne Short Stay Apartments - Southbank • • • • •

Close to MCEC & Southbank Promenade Spacious 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments Free high speed WiFi Fully equipped kitchen & laundry Indoor swimming pool, gymnasium & undercover secure car parking

Perfectly Positioned in 5 Locations • • • • •

187 City Road 241 City Road 180 City Road 63 Whiteman Street 67 Power Street

Melbourne Short Stay Apartments - CBD • Close to Southern Cross Station, Etihad Stadium & Harbour Town • Spacious Studio, 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments • Free high speed WiFi • Fully equipped kitchen & laundry • Indoor swimming pool, gymnasium & undercover secure car parking

For bookings visit

shortstay.com.au or phone 1800 008 910

Perfectly Positioned in 2 Locations • 618 Lonsdale Street • 668 Bourke Street

ACCOM Guide 2017