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No matter what you’re looking for, Melbourne offers something for everyone this spring. Sport, culture and fashion are celebrated this spring at the iconic Melbourne Cup Carnival, bringing together the world’s best thoroughbreds and most stylish spectators. Rugby League World Cup 2017, will see fans and players from far and wide enjoy worldclass action right here in Melbourne, while The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture will impress and delight locals and visitors in Australia’s culture capital. The Melbourne Festival, a celebration of the arts, and Shakespeare’s Pop-up Globe top off Melbourne’s impressive list of offerings this spring. Melbourne will have something for everyone and the best of everything this spring. I invite you to come along and enjoy all our great city has to offer. Hon John Eren MP Minister for Tourism and Major Events

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Events Trending This Season B U G L A B: LIT T LE B U G S , S U PE R P OW E RS

UNTIL 7 NOVEMBER THE HOUSE OF DIOR: SEVENTY YEARS OF HAUTE COUTURE NGV International Bug Lab

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Melbourne Museum

Various locations across Melbourne

Who knew bugs could be so talented? At this immersive experience for all ages, marvel at the secret life of these tiny creatures, as you journey through their unseen world.

Celebrate some of Melbourne’s more quirky art and culture. Think playful, irreverent, challenging and inspiring. And, with more than 400 events, there is always plenty to see for free, too.

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UNTIL 29 OCTOBER WALLACE & GROMIT AND FRIENDS: THE MAGIC OF AARDMAN ACMI Experience the unique charm of the fourtime Oscar-winning Aardman Animation Studios. Enjoy a glimpse into the cinematic world of props, sets, illustrations, models and more.

1–8 SEPTEMBER MELBOURNE FASHION WEEK Melbourne Town Hall It’s Melbourne’s most glamorous week, giving you much more than an excuse to frock up. Get to know the work of new and emerging designers. Discover your new favourite made-in-Melbourne boutiques and be spoiled for choice with a program of events that includes exhibitions, showcases and dining.

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4–22 OCTOBER MELBOURNE FESTIVAL Various locations across Melbourne From ballet to multimedia, this festival explores the diversity of the creative and performing arts. See an exhibition, explore an installation or immerse yourself in a free outdoor event.

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Back in Melbourne for the second year, this sporting spectacular sees the Kookaburras and Hockeyroos going head to head with the world’s best.

See the world’s best match up in the quarter final. This game is on a Sunday, so it’s a perfect opportunity to make a weekend of it and enjoy more of Melbourne.

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Melbourne Rectangular Stadium (AAMI Park) Aussies love nothing more than a sporting showdown, and there’s nothing like an international competition to deliver that! Australia and England are kicking things off in what will be an epic opener. It’s a Friday night, so why not stick around and make a weekend of it with a fan package?

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Like a music festival that takes over the whole city, MMW will have everyone feeling the groove. While music underpins this festival, it also delivers films, workshops and virtual reality experiences. With both free and ticketed events, it’s the festival the keeps on giving, but only for a week, so catch it while you can!

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Forget what you recall about netball from your school days. This is fast-paced action, packing in slick moves from the world’s best teams, with only five players on each side. Expect fierce competition and stellar athletes from Australia, New Zealand, England, Jamaica, Malawi and South Africa.

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GIDDY UP It's time for the Melbourne Cup Spring is here, which means one of the country’s biggest events is back in Melbourne, showcasing the best in horse racing and the latest in fashion.

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The tradition of the Melbourne Cup dates back to 1861, when the race attracted some 4,000 punters to Flemington Racecourse. Melbourne Cup Day has evolved since then and now draws crowds of more than 100,000 trackside each year. As well as the coveted Emirates Melbourne Cup Day, the Melbourne Cup Carnival [4–11 November] incorporates three other key race days — AAMI Victoria Derby Day, Kennedy Oaks Day and Emirates Stakes Day — each with a unique set of races and fashion themes.

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Date | Saturday 4 November

Date | Thursday 9 November

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Of the nine races held on prestigious Derby Day, four are Group One events, the highest level of thoroughbred racing in the country. For this reason, many argue it’s the best day to attend if you’re a serious horse-racing fan. The dress code is classic black and white, but that doesn’t stop the fashionistas from coming up with inventive ways to stand out.

There’s competition both on and off the field on Oaks Day, traditionally known as Ladies Day, with Fashions on the Field attracting style-setters from far and wide. From florals to lace, bright colours to pastels, the assortment of outfits and headwear you’ll see at Oaks is sure to wow and inspire. The drawcard event of the day sees Group One fillies race over 2,500 metres.

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Date | Tuesday 7 November

Date | Saturday 11 November

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It really is the race that stops the nation. No matter where you are in our great city, it is overcome with silent anticipation, as everyone waits to see who becomes the next legend of horse racing. Bringing together the world’s most competitive thoroughbreds aged three years and over, it’s the hallmark event of the carnival.

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It’s family day at Flemington and the perfect chance to include the kids in the racing fun. As well as the excitement of what’s happening on the track, there are family-friendly activities to take part in off the track, too. Stakes Day Fashions on the Field is a highlight for many, giving the little ones the chance to show off their style. melbnow.com.au

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MORNING Check into your accommodation at Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne Docklands [443 Docklands Drive, Docklands], where you will be perfectly positioned to enjoy everything the Docklands and city centre has to offer. Once you've settled in to your home away from home, stretch your legs and take a stroll to the Queen Victoria Market [513 Elizabeth Street]. Experience the amazing tastes, sounds and atmosphere of this Melbourne institution on one of the market's most lively days. Be sure to pick up some delicious cheese and meats in the deli hall to enjoy at your next stop.

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AFTERNOON With your goodies in tow, head towards Flagstaff Station and take a train to Richmond Station. Walk 10 minutes to your gourmet picnic spot at the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria’s Melbourne Gardens [Alexandra Avenue and Anderson Street], where you’ll enjoy your feast

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surrounded by spectacular flora and fauna. Once your picnic basket is empty, head towards the lake for a relaxing punt tour with Punting on the Lake. Whether you're with a friend or your significant other, a punt tour is not only fun, but also offers the chance to see the stunning gardens from a unique perspective. EVENING Frock up for a Melbourne dinner experience with a difference on board the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. Your tram will pick you up from stop 125 [corner Clarendon Street and Normanby Road, Southbank] behind the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Enjoy a tasty five-course dinner as you pass by the many scenes of Melbourne.

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MONDAY MORNING After breakfast, head into the CBD for a pamper session at Sakura Lounge [8–10 Warburton Lane], where you'll be able to relax and unwind in this Japanese oasis. Book the Friends and Lovers package for a foot treatment, massage and facial. Continue to treat yourself by heading to Damon Bradley [3 Southgate Avenue, Southbank] and testing out decadent, warm fruit dishes like the caramelised maple apple, which comes with sultanas, vanillabean ice-cream and walnuts. AFTERNOON After your tasty treat, it’s time to start prepping for race day. Pick up your race day flower from any of the city’s florists, and finishing touches from the abundance of fashion stores in the CBD. If you’re looking for a last-minute one-stop shop, the Bourke Street Mall is the place to go. For boutique stores, delve into Melbourne’s laneways to find something unique.

EVENING Book for dinner at Minamishima [4 Lord Street, Richmond], a hidden finedining restaurant where sushi is transformed into edible art. If possible, request a seat at the bar where you can watch the sushi wizards at work. Afterwards, head back to your hotel for an early night ahead of the big day to follow.

TUESDAY MORNING Rise and shine! It’s time to preen yourselves and polish your shoes for a funfilled day at Flemington Racecourse [448 Epsom Road, Flemington]. If you want to reserve prime position at the finish line, be sure you are trackside nice and early. Set up your picnic rug and settle in for a fun day ahead. Fingers crossed you’ll pick a winner. EVENING After the spring racing action, head back to Docklands and stop at Woolshed Melbourne [Harbour Esplanade, Docklands]. Enjoy the evening view of the

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docks as you tuck into tasty share platters and impressive cocktails. Riding the race day high? The Woolshed keeps buzzing into the wee hours of the morning.

WEDNESDAY MORNING Sadly, your getaway is drawing to a close, but it’s not too late to squeeze in one more fun experience. Check out of your hotel and head over to O’Brien Group Arena [105 Pearl River Road, Docklands] and hit the ice. If you’re feeling particularly inspired from the day prior, perhaps make a race of your own around the rink.

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FINALS FEVER There’s no better time to spend a long weekend in Melbourne than during the footy finals. Not only can you catch all the action on the field, it’s also a chance for a cheeky family getaway. Whether your tribe is a party of four or a full mini-van, Melbourne has got you covered with plenty of accommdation options. Get to the game in style with a Melbourne Water Taxi to the MCG, or catch a tram directly to Etihad. Feel the buzz as you spot fellow fans decked out in team colours. There’s nothing quite like the exhilaration of game day in Melbourne.

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The next day, take a stroll or bike ride along the Yarra Trail. Not only is it scenic, following the Yarra River through the northeastern suburbs, it’s mostly easy-going, flat terrain, which is great for littlies. For brunch, feed the whole family at The Farm Cafe at Collingwood Children’s Farm before meeting the resident animals and exploring the surrounds. Family entry to the farm for two adults and up to four kids is $20. Melbourne Water Taxis Southgate Berth 4, Southbank Promenade The Farm Cafe 18 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford Left: MCG Tour

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Think you know footy? 1.  Which two clubs hold the record for the most VFL/AFL premierships at 16 wins?

2.  Who kicked the GWS Giants' first-ever goal in the AFL?

3. Tom Boyd was taken at pick one in the 2013 AFL Draft. Who were the next three picks in that draft?

4.  In what year did the Richmond Football Club last win a final?

5. Who is the games record holder for the Geelong Football Club?

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7. In what year did the Adelaide

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THE GRAND FINALE This is it folks, the final match-up of the season. It doesn’t really matter if your team made it through — a Grand Final in Melbourne is definitely something worth ticking off your bucket list. Friday is parade day, and you can’t call yourself a footy fan if you miss this one. Crowds can reach more than 100,000 people, so getting there early is a sound plan. Got the post-parade munchies? Head to Roule Galette creperie in Port Phillip Arcade for a pork sausage crepe with emmental cheese, or an old-fashioned ice-cream, banana and chocolate crepe. While you’re in town, take the family to a show like no other. Impossible Occurrences is a magic show for adults and kids (aged 10 and up) alike, but it’s not just tricks and illusions. It’s also an opulent feast for the eyes that takes full advantage of its luxury surroundings at the five-star Melbourne Marriott hotel.

8. Who holds the record for the most Brownlow Medal votes in a single season?

9. Leigh Matthews was involved

The big day has arrived! No tickets? No worries. The big screen at Federation Square is a great place to watch the Grand Final, complete with an audience of fellow fans to make you feel like you’re right in the middle of the action. The day after the Grand Final, check out the free MCG Open Day [1 October]. Spend the whole day exploring the areas of the MCG that are normally off limits to the public, including the famous hallowed turf and the player change rooms.

in eight senior VFL/AFL premierships as a player and coach for which three teams?

10. Tony Lockett won a Brownlow Medal playing for which club?

11. Which Hawthorn player holds the record for the most goals in a single season?

12. Four-time premiership player Martin Pike played for which four clubs in his 247-game career?

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1. Meet at six for cheap tix Ready for a spontaneous night out? Arts Centre Melbourne’s tixatsix program operates nightly at 6pm. A limited number of tickets to selected Arts Centre Melbourne performances are made available for only $30. tixatsix are offered across all genres of performance, including popular and classical music, classical and contemporary dance, musical theatre, theatre, circus, opera and more. Where Box Office, Level 5, Theatres Building, 100 St Kilda Road Getting there Tram number 1, 3, 3a, 5, 6, 16, 58, 64, 67 or 72 to stop 14 Cost $30 Web artscentremelbourne.com.au

2. Get your caffeine hit for free Keen to learn about the bean? Proud Mary Coffee Roasters in Collingwood will wake you up with a caffeine hit like no other. Join other coffee lovers there for Community Cupping, a free tasting on Saturday mornings from 10.30am. Where 200 Wellington Street, Collingwood Getting there Tram number 86 to stop 18, then it’s a short stroll to Wellington Street Cost Free Web proudmarycoffee.com.au A RTS C E NTR E M E LB O U R N E

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ROYCE HOTEL Experience a mix of design and luxury at Melbourne’s five-star boutique hotel. Perfectly located next to Royal Botanic Gardens and with a tram stop at the front door giving you easy access to the city’s attractions. Featuring an award-winning restaurant, lounge bar, modern spacious rooms and bicycle hire. Includes buffet breakfast and welcome drink. A: 379 St Kilda Road, Melbourne T: 9677 9900 W: roycehotels.com.au

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3. Let’s get trivial The Cornish Arms in Brunswick is home to a free weekly trivia night that books out nearly every single week. Trivia master Richard is practically a local celebrity, bringing with him a dry sense of humour, quick wit and questions that skirt the line between humorous and challenging. There’s also solid pub food, with a vegan option to match almost every single meaty delight listed on the menu. Where 163A Sydney Road, Brunswick Getting there Tram number 19 to stop 20 Cost It’s free to play trivia, with snacks from $8 and meals from $15 Web cornisharms.com.au

4. Wanna get into these pants? With the bargain-basement prices offered by Dejour Jeans, everyone can own these high-quality wardrobe essentials. Find out why so many bloggers and bargain hunters can’t get enough of Dejour.

Built on the philosophy that budget shouldn’t limit travel options, and that Melbourne is for everyone, Walks 101 offers a free tour as part of its repertoire. It covers Aboriginal history, Federation Square, Yarra River, Immigration Museum, State Library Victoria, Old Shot Tower, Flinders Street Station, Eureka Tower, Southbank and Old Melbourne Gaol. This tour operates seven days a week, 365 days a year, rain, hail or shine. Where Meet at the corner of Spring and MacArthur Streets, East Melbourne Getting there Tram number 11, 12, 48 or 109 to stop 8 Cost You’ll never be pressured to tip, but it is certainly appreciated Web walks101.com

6. Sample off-menu items at Ides If its $120 set menu would break the budget, you can still enjoy the Ides fine-dining experience on the cheap. Just book a place at the Sample Table on a Wednesday or Thursday night. For around half the price, you’ll be served four of chef Peter Gunn’s innovative creations, so new they’re not even on the menu. Where 92 Smith Street, Collingwood Getting there Tram number 86 to stop 15 Cost $65 Web idesmelbourne.com.au

Where 542 Sydney Road, Brunswick Getting there Tram number 19 to stop 24 Cost Around $60 for the perfect fit and ultimate comfort

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ART ABOUT TOWN Just this year, Melbourne was ranked as Australia’s cultural capital, and it is easy to see why. With an ever increasing number of galleries, theatres and festivals, this city can keep you entertained for an hour, an afternoon or all year round.

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elbourne joins New York and Paris as one of only three cities to host the iconic work of Christian Dior Couture. This exhibition is a visual feast of 70 years of Dior’s opulent creations. See resplendent showcases of signature ball gowns and evening dresses, as well as designs from the inaugural couture collection of the house’s first female head designer, Maria Grazia Chiuri. This isn’t just for fashion fans. These garments are as at home in the NGV as they were when they first took to the runway. The attention to detail in these wearable works of art is almost architectural, with many of them reminiscent of cinematic costume design. From the daring to the sublime, it’s both a visual feast and an engaging cultural lesson in the influence of fashion on society. While the garments themselves are works of art, some of the gems are the photos throughout. They capture the nostalgia of their era, conveying a sense of history. There’s something relatable about these photos from a bygone era, imagining yourself there at the time, and having a window into another life. On Friday nights, NGV is mixing things up with DJs, Dior and dining. It’s a chance to see the Dior exhibition with a live soundtrack from some of the hottest acts from Melbourne and overseas. Friday October 20 sees Los Angeles’ electro R&B star Nite Jewel take to the stage. Be wooed by her wistful love songs as you take in the Dior exhibition, then dance the night away to some of her dance-floor hits. The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture, 27 August – 7 November, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road Tickets from $22, ngv.vic.gov.au

MELBOURNE FRINGE 14 September – 1 October Various locations across Melbourne Making art and artistic expression accessible to everyone is at the core of Melbourne Fringe. More than 400 events showcase the weird and strange, the different and queer, the misfits and fringe dwellers. Tickets free and upwards, melbournefringe.com.au

POP-UP GLOBE 21 September – 12 November Sidney Myer Music Bowl Party like its 1614, at the world’s first-full scale replica Shakespearean theatre. See the bard’s most popular works played out as he intended them, in all their sword-fighting, insult-slinging, belly-laughing glory. Tickets from $20.33, popupglobe.com.au

MELBOURNE THEATRE COMPANY’S HAY FEVER 23 September – 28 October The Sumner, Southbank Theatre, 140 Southbank Boulevard, Southbank See the inimitable Marina Prior as Judith Bliss in Hay Fever, a comedy that has had audiences in hysterics since it was first staged in the 1920s. It revolves around the hilariously inappropriate Bliss family, as they, their guests and their poorly executed plans clash over the course of a weekend. Tickets from $43.15, mtc.com.au

MELBOURNE FESTIVAL 4–22 October Various locations across Melbourne

LIFE DRAWING AT THE NICHOLAS BUILDING Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 7pm to 9pm Studio 11–12, Level 4, Nicholas Building, 37 Swanston Street Remember when you thought school would be better without the teachers? You’ll get your wish at these unstructured life drawing classes. Everything is provided except the tutor. Places fill up quickly, so get there early as you can’t make bookings. Tickets $10–$15, life-drawing.com.au

FORTYFIVEDOWNSTAIRS 45 Flinders Lane Underground in every sense, this non-profit theatre and gallery exists to help artists who don’t have commercial representation. This makes it the ideal space to see independent visual art, theatre and music that you won’t find anywhere else. Tickets from $15, fortyfivedownstairs.com

IAN POTTER MUSEUM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE Swanston Street (between Faraday and Elgin Streets), Parkville Not to be confused with the Ian Potter Gallery at Federation Square, this Parkville space is the largest university-based art museum in Australia. The Potter, as it is known, works with living artists to deliver public programs, publications, social media and the exchange of ideas. General entry is free, art-museum.unimelb.edu.au

Art truly has the power to transform the lives of individuals and communities, and that is what this festival aims to do. Let yourself be moved by a unique experience in dance, theatre, music, visual arts or multimedia. Tickets free and upwards, festival.melbourne melbnow.com.au

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The Festival of Questions The Wheeler Centre presents some of the sharpest and funniest thinkers of today across four sessions to wrestle with the big questions facing Australia, and the world.

SUNDAY 15 OCTOBER at Melbourne Town Hall, 12–9pm

Join us for a day of storytelling, comedy, debate, discussion and possible disarray. Open your mind, and mind the whole world’s business. JULIAN BURNSIDE GERALDINE DOOGUE LAUREN DUCA GARETH EVANS DEBORAH FRANCES-WHITE REBECCA HUNTLEY KRISSY KNEEN ANNA KRIEN AMY MCQUIRE GEORGE MEGALOGENIS

SHIREEN MORRIS SHEN NARAYANASAMY JORDAN RASKOPOULOS HELEN RAZER JAMILA RIZVI GEOFFREY ROBERTSON TIM WILSON DAMON YOUNG Plus more to be announced

Presented in partnership with Melbourne Festival and The City of Melbourne

Full day pass: $60 plus 30c booking fee. Single session: $20 plus 30c booking fee. Single session tickets available early September

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Across 230+ events each year and a unique collection of videos, podcasts and original writing, you’ll find some of our finest local and international writers and thinkers sharing their expertise, their imaginations and their ideas.

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See more of Melbourne for less Melbourne’s public transport is the easiest and most cost effective way to get around. Leave the car at home and let the adventure begin!

MORNING

EVENING

Let’s start out with breakfast at The Quarter. Tucked away in Degraves Street, in the CBD, this place is famous for its all-day breakfast. Fill up on French toast or go for classic bacon and eggs.

After you’ve had your fill of shopping, enjoy dinner just around the corner from Puckle Street at Carosello. This popular haunt offers some of Melbourne’s most authentic Italian cuisine. You’ll notice Moonee Ponds train station just across the street. Jump aboard and the train will whisk you back to the CBD in less than 20 minutes.

James Rogers, courtesy West Australian Opera

Next, head to Elizabeth Street and jump on the number 19 tram to Sydney Road, Brunswick. Take in the tree-lined vistas as the tram heads up picturesque Royal Parade. Sydney Road is the longest shopping strip in the southern hemisphere. Discover gems like Brunswick Bound Bookstore (near stop 22) or nearby Counihan Gallery (stop 21) and Olive Grove Studio ( just north of stop 20), for arts and wearable designs.

AFTERNOON For lunch pop in to Ray’s, just around the corner from stop 23. This comfy diner offers a full menu, as well as delicious seasonal cakes. Flavours like pistachio, matcha and lemon are all baked in house.

TH E M E R RY W I D OW

A great way to end your day is with a show! The Merry Widow’s spring season hits Arts Centre Melbourne this November and is not to be missed. Melbourne-born Danielle de Niese plays the title role, bringing sassy back to the stage. After the show, board a tram at the front of Arts Centre Melbourne to get back to your hotel in the city. To check the timetables and use the PTV journey planner, see the website below. ptv.vic.gov.au

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328 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000 Monday–Thursday 10am–9pm Friday–Sunday 10am–6pm Exhibition and event hours vary, check our website for details.

MCG TOURS Explore the inner sanctum of the MCG, walk on the hallowed arena and experience where legends play by taking a guided MCG tour! Highlights of this must-see tour include the famous MCC Long Room, player change rooms, cricketers’ viewing room, the Ron Casey Media Centre, the Don Bradman and Sachin Tendulkar portrait, and a walk on the hallowed arena.* Tours are available all year round, departing regularly from 10am to 3pm inside Gate 3! Visit mcg.org.au/tours for tour times on event days. *Tour route subject to availability and alteration.

NATIONAL SPORTS MUSEUM The National Sports Museum offers something for everybody all year round, highlighted by regular school holiday activities, the Game On! interactive gallery, 3D holograms (including Shane Warne), and Australia’s largest collection of sporting memorabilia. Including displays of Australian football, cricket, Olympics, horse racing and much more, the museum is sure to please all sporting fans. The National Sports Museum is open from 10am to 5pm every day inside Gate 3 of the MCG. Visit mcg.org.au/nsm for operating hours on event days.

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M A R I BY R N O N G R I V E R , F O OTSC R AY

GO WEST to explore the best The secret is out! Melbourne’s inner-west is as

Footscray

good as it gets for variety and cultural diversity,

The train or bus will get you to Footscray Station, from where you can start your urban adventure in this culturally rich suburb. Having an early lunch is a good idea, as Footscray offers so many culinary options. Kick things off at 8bit [8 Droop Street], a burger joint inspired by 80s-style arcade and video games, with menu items named to match. Try the Golden Axe, a fried chicken burger with cheese, sriracha mayo and slaw. Walk off your lunch and discover that it’s not just laneways in the CBD that boast outstanding street art — don’t miss the epic mural at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.

with a few surprises thrown in.

Coffee and a sweet treat are in order next and there is a reason why T. Cavallaro & Sons [98 Hopkins Street] claims Melbourne’s best cannoli. It’s because they have been made here to an unaltered family recipe for more than 60 years. Grab your coffee and cannoli and head to the Maribyrnong River, where you can people watch, snap selfies and take in the tranquil parklands that hug the river. You may even stumble upon the Footscray Community Arts Centre [45 Moreland Street] and get to meet one of the makers, thanks to the artist-in-residence program.

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Time for dinner. Up in Smoke [28 Hopkins Street] is about taking food to the next level by smoking it and pairing it with a selection of more than 50 different beers. If you aren’t that hungry we’d suggest the cauliflower in red eye sauce from the munchies menu, but if you’ve brought your appetite, go for a full rack of ribs. End your day with a visit to The Reverence Hotel [28 Napier Street]. Catch a band, sip on a chardonnay and reflect on your day. Let us know what you liked best by tagging us — #melbournenow.


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Can’t get enough of the inner west? Check out Seddon and Yarraville. The train will get you to the station at either of these suburbs, with all the delights of the main streets just a stone’s throw away.

COMMON GALAXIA

Strike a high note! The Jazz Corner Hotel is situated opposite Flagstaff Gardens and above Birds Basement jazz venue. Enjoy stunning views and live shows nightly with “Relaxation Upstairs, Excitement Downstairs.” There are three different room types: Studio, one or two bedroom apartments. Visit Brother Thomas Cafe for the best coffee in town, and enjoy a unique Italian dining experience at Beer, Wine and Calzone. A: T: E: W:

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Choose from the all-day menu. Wagyu beef burger at 8am? Why not. Ferrero Rocher waffles for dinner? You got it. Shop 3-4, 130 Victoria Street, Seddon

SEDONIA Jewellery, homewares, objects of interest and plenty of things you never knew you needed are on offer. Think curious, clever, Instagrammable and on trend. 41 Gamon Street, Seddon

SEDDON DEADLY SINS If you like the name, you’ll love this uber-hip eatery. Too cool for a website, it only uses social media to show off its wares. Follow along to keep up with the generous ever-changing menu or wander in and be surprised. 148 Victoria Street, Seddon

VILLAGE IDIOM Quirky, stylish, surprising, artisan and inspiring are just a few of the words that come to mind when you step inside. More than a gift store, this is an emporium of the imagination. 34 Anderson Street, Yarraville

ACQUA E VINO If you like your martinis dry and your reds European, this is the perfect bar to sample something new. Come for the refined drinks list and stay for the sophisticated live entertainment. 18A Ballarat Street, Yarraville

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E AT + D R I N K

It’s little wonder Melbourne is considered Australia’s vegan capital, with more than a hundred specialty vegan and vegetarian cafes and restaurants. Here are six of the best.

Melbourne’s best

vegan eats treats C A K E CO L LEC TI V E , M O O N E E P O N DS

CAKE COLLECTIVE Located in picturesque Queens Park [Mount Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds], to the rear of its older sibling cafe, Curator’s Collective, this 100 per cent vegan cafe is not what you’d think. Expect generous serves, with vegan versions of classics like fish ’n’ chips, schnitzel burgers and BLTs. As the name suggests, the jewel in the crown of this vegan cafe is cake — delightful, soft, fluffy, creamy, gorgeously decorated cake. Importantly, the coffee is consistently good. thecakecollective.com.au

THE CRUELTY FREE SHOP Welcome to the largest vegan grocery store in the world [124 Johnston Street, Fitzroy]. Owner Jessica Bailey has made it even more special, with a vegan in-store cafe featuring baked goods from the highly popular, and very elusive, Von’s Vegan Bakehouse. Being able to grab one of Von’s chocolate pretzel slices, black sesame cakes or matcha cakes from the Cruelty Free Shop is akin to finding heaven. Pair it with a chai tea and check out the store while you’re there. Everything is vegan, even the staff. crueltyfreeshop.com.au

MATCHA MYLKBAR This Melbourne vegan cafe [72A Acland Street, St Kilda] has secured its place as a southside institution and is particularly well known for two highly Instagrammable delights. First is the botanical green tinge matcha tea gives to many of its cakes and baked goods. Second is the vegan egg. Who knows what alchemy happens in the kitchen to turn coconut and other plants into what looks exactly like a poached egg, but it’s truly delicious. M ATC H A M Y LK BA R , S T K I LDA

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TH E C RU E LT Y FR E E S H O P, F IT ZROY

Hungry for more? These restaurants and cafes have got vegans and the culinarily curious covered, with separate vegan menus or vegan versions of most of their other offerings.

RAY’S Add gingerbread tofu to your vegan French toast for a smoky hit. 332 Victoria Street, Brunswick, facebook.com/rayscafebrunswick

THE GLASS DEN Order a vegan burger and be sure to ask for the charcoal bun. 15 Urquhart Street, Coburg, facebook.com/theglassdencoburg

I DREAM OF SUSHI For perfect pot stickers, ask for the separate vegan menu, and try the vegan gyoza. I D R E A M O F S US H I , M O O N E E P O N DS

6 Margaret Street, Moonee Ponds, idreamofsushi.com.au

The Queen of Cakes

REBECCA CUNNINGHAM Owner, Cake Collective She makes it. She eats it. She buys it. She loves it. Cake and more cake! It’s fair to say she lives it. While Rebecca Cunningham is no stranger to the professional food industry, or to veganism, she’s certainly the new kid on the block in Moonee Ponds. Cake Collective is the first 100 per cent vegan cafe in the area. “You can never have enough vegan cake or enough 100 per cent vegan places for us to all hang out at,” enthuses Rebecca. Her motivations are pure and relatable — food and fun with friends. It’s no wonder the five-star reviews are coming in thick and fast.

REBECCA’S PICKS TREAT The lamingtons from Smith & Deli. Lamingtons are my favourite food. RESTAURANT If you’re into fine dining and special wines, Attica

in Ripponlea is perfect. COFFEE If you love specialty coffee, I highly recommend the pour-

over at Industry Beans in Fitzroy.

To read the full interview with Rebecca, visit: melbnow.com.au/rebecca-cunningham

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H O LE Y M O LE Y

HOLEY MOLEY We didn’t realise we loved our mini-golf indoors with cocktails, pumping tunes and plenty of puns, until Holey Moley opened and brought them all together. You haven’t played putt-putt until you’ve played it with a Teeyonce Holes cocktail in hand, on what looks like a hilarious film set. Let the belly laughs begin. 590 Little Bourke Street, holeymoley.com.au/melbourne

NOISY RITUAL Are you a member of your local winery? Probably not, because wineries don’t have members… Unless it’s Noisy Ritual. A membership will give you workshops, wine, discounts and more. Anyone can drop into the cellar door to sip, sample and discover how wine making has become Melbourne’s newest urban ritual. 249 Lygon Street, Brunswick East, noisyritual.com.au HANA

OSTERIA ILARIA

We’ve stayed ahead of the latest and greatest, so you

This CBD newcomer is the sister restaurant of renowned Italian eatery Tipo 00. Expect an emphasis on protein and carbs, but forget what you know about these sorts of dishes being heavy. At Osteria Ilaria, they are substantial and filling, yet subtle and refined.

can take your pick on your next trip. Here are some

367 Little Bourke Street, osteriailaria.com

Has it been a while since you were last in town?

of the new kids on our block. HANA This little piece of Hawaii in the heart of Melbourne is designed to make you feel as if you’re on a tropical holiday. Try the poké, a signature dish from Maui that emphasise the Japanese influence on the local cuisine. Poké is a pairing of raw fish with fresh produce like citrus, apple or herbs. It’s like summer all year round. 212 Little Collins Street, hanarestaurant.com.au

LEGO ADULT-ONLY NIGHTS AT LEGOLAND® DISCOVERY CENTRE 21 September, 26 October & 30 November AFOLs (adult fans of LEGO) will tell you these events sell out fast. Book ahead to check out MINILAND Melbourne, challenge the Master Model Builder and compete in build competitions for prizes. Level 2, Chadstone Shopping Centre, 1341 Dandenong Road, Chadstone, legolanddiscoverycentre.com.au 28

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L A N E WAYS

TAKE A SIP Impress your friends with any one of these fine laneway cocktail bars.

Punch Ln

PARLIAMENT STATION

Liverpool St

153

Crossley St

Chinese Museum

Market Ln

Paynes Pl

Coverlid Pl

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B O U RK E S T

4 2

Melbourne Town Hall

220

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Russell Pl

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Block Arc

75

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Melbourne Pl

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Block Pl

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Howey Pl

Royal Arcade

Carson Pl

The Causeway

Union Ln

The Walk Arc

TRAMS

McKillop St

151

Cohen Pl

2

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BOURKE ST MALL

Smythe Ln Waratah Pl

Heffernan Ln

Celestial Av

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239

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CHINATOWN

Postal Ln

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Hardware Ln

Driver Ln

259

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Hardware Ln

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1

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3 Emporium Melbourne

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Melbourne Central

State Library Victoria

Corrs Ln

352

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5

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MELBOURNE CENTRAL STATION

Drewery Ln

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City Square

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57

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Market St

53

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Malthouse Ln

St Paul’s Cathedral

Oliver Ln

Cathedral Ar

6 Rutledge Ln

Hosier Ln

342

City Library

Scott Al

Bond St

Immigration Museum

Degraves St

Flinders Ln

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WHITEHART With only seven cocktails on the menu, this one makes the cut for its genius combinations of flavours and use of smoke. Try the Smoking Ruse, made using white rum, chartreuse, matcha and raspberry syrup, ginger beer and smoking rosemary.

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DOUBLE HAPPINESS Chillies, coriander, limes and ginger sound more at home in a stir-fry than a cocktail, yet Double Happiness makes it work. Perfectly. Try the Mr Foo at this legendary laneway gem, and wonder how you ever did without it. 21 Liverpool Street double-happiness.com.au

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MANCHURIA Like a secret only spoken about in hushed tones, the cocktail menu at Manchuria is well guarded. We’ve heard urban legends of a cocktail so potent, more than two is forbidden. Find out what all the whispers are talking about.

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Level 1, 5–7 Waratah Place manchuriabar.com

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NIEUW AMSTERDAM Start your weekend off with a bang at Nieuw Amsterdam where there are more than 30 cocktails. The Friends with Benedicts — Jim Beam rye, bacon liqueur, lemon curd, whole egg, cayenne salt and black pepper — is not for the faint of heart. 106–1 12 Hardware Street nieuwamsterdam.com.au

SECTION 8 If you have always wanted to visit a container bar, this one packs in a capacity crowd, a DJ and about 15 signature cocktails, including two epic concoctions designed for sharing. Try the Molten Avalanche for your hit of spice, chocolate and rum. 27–29 Tattersalls Lane section8.com.au

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MISTY This bar is the type of local secret locals like to keep a secret. Misty is known for doing the classics well — really well. If you’re the type who thinks a martini can be easily ruined, this is the place to go to avoid disappointment. 3–5 Hosier Lane mistybar.com


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elbourne is definitely the most stylish city in Australia, and I believe it’s due to our weather. Melburnians get to experiment with layering and textures, something that most other cities in Australia don’t really get to do.”

CARL NAVÈ For bespoke tailor Carl Navè, Melbourne’s style stems from our unique weather.

Carl’s definitely right about that, and he should know. The Williamstownborn Italian comes from a family of tailors, and has been sewing since his Nonna first introduced him to needle and thread at the tender age of six. He now owns and operates Carl Navè — Individually Tailored. How would you describe Melbourne men’s style of dressing within the national and international fashion ‘pecking order’? Four seasons in one day means that our style needs to be easily adaptable; we’re more like the northern Europeans in that way. I love the way the Italians dress, especially the Milanese. We appreciate style, but we are demanding of our clothes and, in many cases, a business suit needs to takes us from morning to noon to night. What makes a bespoke suiting business uniquely different? To some a suit is a uniform, but to others it’s an extension of their personality. That is why, for me, it is very important to involve the client in every step of the process and allow them to impart a touch of their personality on to the garment I create. We imagine that a business like yours may attract anyone from locals to visitors to celebrities. Any celebrities you can mention?

and tucked away in a great Melbourne laneway.

The Brownlow is a fantastic event for me and for Melbourne, and I dress a number of footballers each year. I love that these boys get to dress up in their finery for one night. They do it well and it’s changed the way men see their favourite players.

RESTAURANT The European is an institution and has the best

What are your tips for dressing for the races?

spaghetti marinara in town, hands down. But I also love Tokyo Tina in Windsor and Longrain in the CBD for some amazing Asian flavours and spice.

The Spring Racing Carnival is all about colour. After a dreary winter, Melbourne comes alive with the best exhibition of fashion and frivolity.

BAR I’m loving the QT Hotel with its great bar, restaurant and

This city is nothing but style and class. The diversity and ethnicity is intrinsic and that’s what makes us so great. We love fashion, food and parties and Melbourne comes alive for me in the spring time. The launch of the Spring Racing Carnival spurs my business on and we rejoice in the new season’s colours.

CARL'S PICKS COFFEE SPOT Find Neapoli in Russell Place — great coffee

roof top. Siglo has to be my favourite spot for a killer martini; the rooftop makes me feel like I’m in Paris. Then there’s Rufus in Greville Street, Prahran, which is my new favourite local. TREAT St Kilda’s Aurora Day Spa at the Prince of Wales is

my splurge. A day of massage and pampering while taking in some sun on their roof deck is all I need to recharge my batteries from time to time.

What do you love about living and working in Melbourne?

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Melbourne Now Spring 2017  

Melbourne Now keeps readers up-to-date with all the happenings in Melbourne. Full of inspiring imagery and engaging editorial that outlines...