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No matter what you’re looking for, Melbourne offers something for everyone this winter. Melbourne truly lights up in winter – kindled by worldclass arts and cultural experiences and major sporting events. Among the key events are the Melbourne International Jazz Festival in June, followed by the opening of the Wallace & Gromit and Friends: The Magic of Aardman exhibition at ACMI. In August, the Melbourne International Film Festival will delight film buffs with movies from around the world. Sport fans rejoice! Melbourne will host Brazil vs Argentina and Socceroos vs Brazil at the MCG as part of the Chevrolet Brasil Global Tour in June and over at AAMI Park, the Rugby Union Test Series kicks off between Australia vs Fiji. There’s something for everyone in Melbourne this winter. Hon John Eren MP Minister for Tourism and Major Events

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What’s Trending This Season ALADDIN

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2 JUNE – 11 JUNE MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL Various locations across Melbourne MORE FESTIVAL FUN ON PAGE 12

NOW SHOWING ALADDIN THE MUSICAL

ON NOW UNTIL 30 JULY

Her Majesty’s Theatre

MY FAIR LADY

Make way for Prince Ali, Genie and Princess Jasmine in the stage show that brings the Disney classic to life. Her Majesty’s Theatre transforms into the enchanting city of Agrabah, where this tale of two lovebirds unfolds. With incredible costumes, extraordinary sets and exhilarating choreography, Aladdin The Musical is sure to wow both young and old.

Regent Theatre Watch in awe as the classes collide in the 60th-anniversary production of My Fair Lady, directed by Dame Julie Andrews, who starred as the musical’s original Eliza Doolittle in 1956.

ON NOW UNTIL 9 JULY VAN GOGH AND THE SEASONS NGV International This internationally exclusive exhibition presents the works of one of history’s most well-known and celebrated artists, as part of Melbourne Winter Masterpieces.

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7 JUNE – 30 AUGUST VA N G O G H A N D TH E S E A SO N S

WINTER NIGHT MARKET

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Keep warm this winter and enjoy the crackling fire under the historic sheds of the Queen Vic at the Winter Night Market. on every Wednesday night from 6pm, discover more than 30 street vendors serving up delicious international cuisines, while a revolving lineup of musicians and entertainers will help you forget your winter blues.


9 JUNE CHEVROLET BRASIL GLOBAL TOUR: BRAZIL VS ARGENTINA

WA L L AC E & G RO M IT A N D FR I E N DS: TH E M AG I C O F A A R D M A N

MELBOURNE WRITERS FESTIVAL

MCG

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Melbourne will play host to two of the world’s top soccer teams for an exhibition match that forms part of the Chevrolet Brasil Global Tour. But don’t be fooled: when these two powerhouses of international soccer meet, the word ‘friendly’ does not apply.

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27 AUGUST – 7 NOVEMBER THE HOUSE OF DIOR: SEVENTY YEARS OF HAUTE COUTURE

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NGV International

29 JUNE – 29 OCTOBER WALLACE & GROMIT AND FRIENDS: THE MAGIC OF AARDMAN

Get set to uncover a glorious display of more than 140 garments created by the prestigious fashion house between 1947 and 2017.

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Acclaimed animation studio Aardman has been delighting audiences for more than 40 years, bringing to life much-loved characters, including Wallace, Gromit, Shaun the Sheep and Morph, through the art of claymation. Sets, props, drawings and more from the animation powerhouse will be on display during the exhibition, giving visitors an exclusive look into their world.

LOOKING AHEAD 1–8 SEPTEMBER MELBOURNE SPRING FASHION WEEK Various locations across Melbourne

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MIFF returns to Melbourne this season to celebrate the best in homegrown and international cinema. From critically acclaimed films, to independent and experimental features, this festival has something for everyone.

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WALLACE & GROMIT AND FRIENDS: The Magic of Aardman Delve into the behind-the-scenes world of old pals Wallace and Gromit and other Aardman claymation creations at ACMI’s Melbourne Winter Masterpieces.

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WHO IS AARDMAN?

CLAYMATION

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One of Britain’s biggest creative exports, Aardman was founded in the seventies by two teenagers, Peter Lord and David Sproxton. From humble beginnings testing out animation techniques in their kitchen, Lord and Sproxton are now leading one of the most successful – and visually recognisable – animation studios in the world.

Claymations, as the name suggests, are made from plasticine or clay, with each movement skillfully moulded and captured frame by frame using the stopmotion technique. This intricate and timeconsuming process means films can take years to complete. Not only does Aardman have this down to a fine art, but the studio is also recognised for its unparalleled ability to convey a character’s emotions and personality through clay-moulded facial expressions and body language.

After experiencing the enchantment of Aardman, take a broader look at the past, present and future of the moving image at the free Screen Worlds exhibition.

With franchises including Wallace & Gromit, Shaun the Sheep and Chicken Run to its name, the studio has claimed four Academy Awards, including Best Animated Feature Film for Wallace and Gromit’s feature debut, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.

THE EXHIBITION The exhibition will feature more than 350 items from the studio including concept drawings, models and storyboards, as well as set pieces like the flying machine from Chicken Run and the tall ship from The Pirates! Band of Misfits, which stands at an impressive five metres tall. Additionally, visitors to the exhibition can enjoy film screenings, workshops and education programs. The likes of Paris and Frankfurt have previously played host to this exhibition, but its stop in Melbourne will see additional artworks from Aardman’s forthcoming feature film Early Man.

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Wallace & Gromit and Friends: The Magic of Aardman 29 June – 29 October ACMI, Federation Square, Flinders Street acmi.net.au

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1. What is Wallace’s favourite food? 2. What is the name of Aardman’s first claymation character? 3. Which British actor is the voice behind the Pirate Captain in The Pirates! Band of Misfits?

4. In which Aardman film would you hear the quote ‘I don’t want to be a pie!’? 5. Name one of the three films that Aardman partnered with DreamWorks to make. © Aardman Studios 2016

ROYCE HOTEL Experience a mix of design and luxury at Melbourne’s five-star boutique hotel. Perfectly located next to the 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, 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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With the winter school holidays

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approaching, why not bring the family into town for a city escape?

Fun for the whole family A YOUNGSTER’S ADVENTURE Friday: Arrive in Melbourne and check in to your weekend home away from home, Somerset on Elizabeth Melbourne [250 Elizabeth Street], where the whole family will enjoy ample room to relax in a trendy one- or two-bedroom apartment. Saturday: Today is going to be full of fun at the LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre [1341 Dandenong Road, Chadstone]. To get there, head down to Federation Square — either on foot or on any tram on Swanston Street — and hop on the Chadstone Free Fashion Shuttle. The kids will love exploring this sensory wonderland featuring LEGO-themed rides, a 4D cinema and plenty of opportunities to build your

own LEGO® creations. After returning from your adventure head to Juicy Bao [178 Little Bourke Street] in Chinatown for some delicious dumplings.

FOR THE YOUNG LADIES Thursday: It’s time to treat the junior princess in your life (and yourself). Book ahead and save a spot at The Langham, Melbourne’s Despicable Me 3-themed high tea for children at the Aria Bar & Lounge and enjoy some tea, treats and mischief with the minions. When 2pm rolls around, check in to luxury for an overnight stay at The Langham,

Melbourne [1 Southgate Avenue, Southbank]. Explore the grandness of the hotel before heading out for an early dinner at ENA Greek Street Food [28 Southgate Avenue, Southbank]. It will then be time to head back to the hotel to frock up for a night of entertainment and laughter at the Regent Theatre [191 Collins Street] watching the 60th-anniversary production of My Fair Lady. Based on the beloved original, director Julie Andrews has assembled a cast of theatre royalty. The stellar line-up includes Downton Abbey star Charles Edwards as Henry Higgins and Anna O’Byrne as Eliza Doolittle.

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Sunday: Use the PTV app to find out which tram will get you and your tribe to Melbourne Museum [1 1 Nicholson Street, Carlton] where you can experience the incredible Bug Lab: Little Bugs, Super Powers exhibition showing from 23 June. Full of interactive hands-on science displays, this exhibition makes learning about creepy crawlies engaging and, most importantly, fun!

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Friday: Is there anything that says girls’ day out more than a little retail therapy? After enjoying breakfast at the Langham’s award-winning Melba restaurant, start your shopping adventure by hopping on any tram in the Free Tram Zone. Be sure to keep an eye on the cool and quirky stores you pass during your journey – you never know what wonderful spoils you’ll find!


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A TEENAGE DREAM Friday: It’s the weekend, so take the stress out of your getaway and relax on the V/Line into town. Head to your accommodation Citadines on Bourke Melbourne [131–135 Bourke Street] where you can relax and enjoy the spectacular views of the city or take advantage of the indoor pool and sauna. By now, everyone's appetite will be calling, so venture down to super-cool Degraves Street and take your pick from the range of laneway restaurants. Saturday: Today is market day and for an experience that both teens and adults will love head to Queen Victoria Market [Corner Elizabeth & Victoria Streets] for a foodie tour. Be guided by a market expert, while you enjoy discovering and tasting Queen Vic's best food offerings. Before leaving the market with your goodies in tow, treat your teen to one of Queen Vic’s legendary jam doughnuts for a sweet end to your foodie experience. A L A D D I N TH E M US I C A L

EXCLUSIVE MELBOURNE NOW DEALS Save a pretty penny by heading to our website and taking advantage of these special winter offers. Somerset on Elizabeth Melbourne Book a two-night stay and you'll save up to 20%.* LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Save $7 off admission tickets* with our special discount voucher. Bug Lab: Little Bugs, Super Powers at Melbourne Museum Save 20% on adult tickets* with our exclusive promotion code ‘MANTIS.’ Take a short walk from Citadines to Fancy Hanks [79 Bourke Street] for dinner, where you’ll enjoy a barbecue feast fit for a prince or princess. It will then be time to get ready for your magic carpet ride into the wonderful world of Aladdin The Musical. Teens and adults alike will love this modern, more grown-up version of the Disney classic, showing at Her Majesty’s Theatre [219 Exhibition Street]. The glitz, glamour and hilarity will make the night one that won’t be soon forgotten. Sunday: Sadly your teen’s dream weekend is drawing to a close. But not before grabbing a delicious breakfast from Manchester Press [8 Rankins Lane]. Then, head back to Southern Cross Station to continue your journey home via V/Line.

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Afternoon Tea Starring You! From the moment our doorman ushers you and your entourage through the hotel’s famous doors, past the grand staircase and into the elegant dining room, you feel like you were born to be famous. French sparkling wine is served and a truly decadent Afternoon Tea arrives on tiered silver stands. For over 130 years, the stars of stage and screen have taken tea, dined and stayed at The Windsor. Vivien Leigh, Lauren Bacall and Katharine Hepburn, just to name a few. Now it’s your turn to shine. Bookings are essential. Gift Certificates available all year round. Telephone 03 9633 6002 or email reservations@thw.com.au www.thehotelwindsor.com.au CEL EBRATE YOU R STAR QUAL I TY

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F E S TI VA L S

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FESTIVAL CITY

Art and culture take centre stage during the cooler months in Melbourne, with an abundance of festivals on offer, mesmerising those with a creative streak.

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MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL The Melbourne International Jazz Festival is back and celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017. During the 10-day festival, jazz fans and newcomers can experience a solid mix of sounds from some musical heavyweights, as well as up-and-coming artists from all corners of the globe. Enjoy performances from a range of jazz artists, including Grammy Award-winning vocalist Dianne Reeves, Armenian pianist Tigran Hamasyan and homegrown Aussie performer Vince Jones. Shows will take place at a variety of venues across the city, from the grand Hamer Hall right through to more intimate gigs at quirky cafes in Melbourne’s west. Although many of the performances are ticketed, open events will also be available so you can jump and jive free of charge! 2–11 June, melbournejazz.com

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FRASER PLACE MELBOURNE Experience an overnight winter escape in Melbourne with accommodation in a studio apartment. Enjoy a bottle of wine on arrival, with buffet breakfast for two and a complimentary late checkout as you explore Melbourne’s laneways and hidden secrets. A: T: E: W:

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MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

AG ATH E PATI S S E R I E PE TITE

Pre-festival eats and post-festival treats

MIFF is coming to town, bringing with it the best in current cinema from around the world. Showcasing films that you aren’t likely to find screening at your local theatre, the festival provides a great opportunity to make your own mind up about the movies that critics from all around the world are talking about. In its 66th year, the festival also showcases some of Australia’s best home-grown cinema.

Do all the festivities have you feeling a bit peckish or parched? We have the scoop on all the new hotspots… HENRY SUGAR With an impressive menu of small plates and desserts to go with some awesome cocktails, Henry Sugar is the perfect place for a treat.

3–20 August, miff.com.au

MELBOURNE WRITERS FESTIVAL Towards the end of winter, Melbourne becomes a hub of ideas and creativity attracting some of the most talented writers from around the globe. Celebrate all things reading and writing and be inspired by live performances, talks, educational programs, intellectual debates and more. The festival offers events for all ages and more than a quarter of the events on the program are free!

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SHADOWBOXER BAR & KITCHEN Toorak Road has a new kid on the block in this gem. Using local and sustainable produce, Shadowboxer serves impressive lunches and dinners. 302 Toorak Road, South Yarra

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Perfect for a quick breakfast or a mid-festival bite, here you will find delicious traditional French pastries and croissants. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed!

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ATLANTIS HOTEL Connect with comfort in one of our 232 guest rooms, or enjoy the swimming pool, sauna and fully equipped gym. Rates are based on either Cityview or Superior Twin rooms, including a continental breakfast and 12pm checkout. A: T: E: W:

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Speciality shops, hand made products, great food and authentic atmosphere. With so much on offer you’ll take home more than just memories.

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Come inside and discover State Library Victoria Explore stunning spaces, free exhibitions and children’s activities in one of Melbourne’s most magnificent buildings. Free tours daily Free lockers and wifi available

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KICKING OFF

IN THE SPORTING CAPITAL TOYOTA A F L PR E M I E RS H I P S E A SO N

No visit to Melbourne is complete without checking out a sporting match, and this season there is plenty to be excited about. C H E V RO LE T B R A S I L G LO BA L TO U R

201 7 TOYOTA AFL PREMIERSHIP SEASON The fairy-tale premiership win by the Western Bulldogs last season saw many Victorians become more bulldog for a short moment. But now, with the new season in full swing, football loyalties are back where they started. Will the sons of the west be able to back it up this season? Only time will tell. Essendon’s full side is back leaving the controversy of years gone by behind them and, after claiming the number one draft pick, the expectations of fans are high. There’s nothing like the atmosphere at an AFL match at the ’G so be sure to check out a game or two the next time you’re in town. Until September MCG, Brunton Avenue, East Melbourne Price: Adult tickets from $25 Take any train to Jolimont or Richmond Stations

CHEVROLET BRASIL GLOBAL TOUR Arguably two of South America’s (and the world's) most competitive soccer teams will come together in Melbourne to face off at the MCG. Argentina will be looking to settle the score with five-time world champions Brazil after going down to them in the World Cup qualifying match in November last year. Both teams will be bringing out their big guns, with gold medal-winning Neymar Jr of Brazil and Argentina’s fivetime FIFA Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi both set to play. If you can’t get enough of soccer, the good news is just four days later Brazil will return to the MCG for a clash against our beloved Socceroos. It will be the last chance to get behind our national team on home turf before they head to Russia to compete for the Confederations Cup.

GRAND HYATT MELBOURNE Escape to the centre of city luxury. Enjoy a blissful sleep in your luxurious Grand King room followed by a gourmet buffet breakfast for two at Collins Kitchen. Let us spoil you with valet car parking, Wi-Fi and 24-hour access to City Club Health & Fitness Centre. A: T: E: W:

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9 June – Argentina vs Brazil Price: From $110 13 June – Socceroos vs Brazil Price: From $69 MCG, Brunton Avenue, East Melbourne Take any train to Jolimont or Richmond Stations

RUGBY UNION TEST SERIES: AUSTRALIA VS FIJI

10 June, AAMI Park, Olympic Boulevard Price: From $36 Take any train to Jolimont or Richmond Stations

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Book a seat in the stands to see Australia’s rugby union team, the Wallabies, don the green and gold against Fiji at AAMI Park this June. Australia has traditionally boasted one of the world’s strongest rugby teams, but with the success Fiji has seen in Rugby 7s, an upset can’t be ruled out.

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Your post-match feed Where to fill up after the big game THE TERMINUS HOTEL, ABBOTSFORD The huge beer garden, split across two levels, provides the perfect place for a pot and parma after the excitement of the game.

605 Victoria Street, Abbotsford KINGSTON HOTEL, RICHMOND Bangers and mash, anyone? Check this place out for the classics, as well as pub dishes with a modern twist.

55 Highett Street, Richmond THE FEAST OF MERIT, RICHMOND For a standout meal with locally sourced and sustainable ingredients, this is your spot. Profits go towards improving the lives of those living in poverty, so even if your team doesn’t come through with a win, you’ll go home feeling good! FE A S T O F M E R IT, R I C H M O N D

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QUEST HAWTHORN Quest Hawthorn is the perfect destination for the sports and entertainment lover. Only nine minutes by train to the MCG, Rod Laver Arena, AAMI Park and Hisense Arena, and only 12 minutes to Flinders Street Station. Enjoy this stylish 4.5-star accommodation. A: T: E: W:

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Checking out

Chapel Street A stone’s throw away from the CBD you will find one of Melbourne’s most well-known precincts for shopping, dining and fun. From South Yarra to Prahran, take a look at what’s hot on Chapel.

Shop up a storm Chapel Street is a favourite Melbourne haunt for fashion lovers, making it not just a fantastic place to shop for a wardrobe refresh, but also a great spot to be inspired by some impressive street style. In addition to staple fashion stores, including Witchery and Top Shop, you’ll find chic Melbourne boutiques to keep you ahead of the game, no matter the season. Check out Green with Envy for an incredible range of Aussie designs, as well as international lust-have labels including Celine and Alexander Wang. Head a little further along Chapel Street to Prahran, where you will find Gorman, a proudly Melbourne-born brand. Or, if you are looking to uncover some lesser-known labels, stop at Design A Space, which provides local independent designers with a platform to showcase and sell their creations. Witchery 535 Chapel Street, South Yarra, witchery.com.au Top Shop The Jam Factory, 500 Chapel Street, South Yarra topshop.com Green with Envy 517 Chapel Street, South Yarra greenwithenvy.com.au Gorman 248 Chapel Street, Prahran, gormanshop.com.au Design A Space 142 Chapel Street, Windsor designaspace.com.au SA I G O N SA L LY, W I N DSO R

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Chapel eats The dining options on Chapel Street are both impressive and endless, with restaurants and cafes offering a wide variety of cuisines. Start your day with a slight detour off the main drag at the Prahran Market, with a coffee from Market Lane Coffee and an almond croissant from Noisette Bakery. For something a bit more substantial, head to Lucky Penny and test out its pulled pork benedict or classic smashed avo. For lunch, head to A25 Pizzeria and enjoy delicious pasta or, you guessed it, pizza. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, take a squizz at its Crazy Pizza menu, which offers wacky topping combinations such as those on the Hot Dog (fior di latte, tomato, frankfurts, chips, ketchup and mayonnaise).

Abode by Easystay is St Kilda’s quirky four-star studio apartment hotel. These recently renovated double, twin and family studio apartments are right in the heart of St Kilda. They offer rain showers, de-mist mirrors, automatic black-out blinds, kitchenettes with dishwashers, and a modern, beachside feel. Enjoy free in-house movies and free Wi-Fi access. Book direct and mention this ad for a complimentary continental breakfast buffet for two. A: T: E: W:

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You’ll be spoiled for dinner options anywhere you stop along Chapel Street, but a crowd favourite is Saigon Sally, which serves fresh and tasty Vietnamese food in a funky space, featuring street-art-adorned walls and decorative liquor bottles dangling from the ceiling. Be sure to check out the colourful adjacent laneway for an Insta snap or two. Market Lane Coffee Prahran Market, 63 Commercial Road, South Yarra, marketlane.com.au Noisette Bakery Prahran Market, 63 Commercial Road, South Yarra prahranmarket.com.au/trader/noisette Lucky Penny 481 Chapel Street, South Yarra, luckypenny.cafe A25 Pizzeria 720 Chapel Street, South Yarra, a25.com.au Saigon Sally 2 Duke Street, Windsor, saigonsally.com.au

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Getting there The Chapel Street precinct is well serviced by public transport, making for the perfect day trip during your stay in Melbourne. From the city, take the Sandringham, Frankston or Pakenham train line to South Yarra Station and walk five minutes along Toorak Road to Chapel Street. Alternatively, from the city take the 72 tram to stop 31 [Chapel Street].

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Dracula’s is Australia’s longest running and most successful dinner theatre. A total night of entertainment combining burlesque, contemporary music, comedy and quality dining, all in the one incredible venue. Sample unique offerings in the cocktail lounge bar. A quality three-course dinner is followed by the main event, Dracula’s two-hour live production featuring some of Australia’s most talented performers. This one is a must-see – book now!

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Don’t miss out on these winterfriendly, must-do stops during your next stay in Melbourne.

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BUCKET LIST 1. Become part of the art at ArtVo, Docklands

3. Have a tea-riffic time at Teadrop

Immerse yourself in the different scenes of this ‘trick gallery’ full of optical illusions. Don’t forget your camera!

Enjoy a cuppa that gives Melbourne coffee a run for its money at this brew bar. The crowd favourite is the South Melbourne Breakfast tea.

Where: Harbour Town, Docklands Getting there: Take the City Circle, 70 or 86 tram to stop D11 $: Adult tickets from $25 Web: artvo.com.au

Where: South Melbourne Market, Corner Coventry and Cecil Streets, South Melbourne Getting there: Take the 96 or 12 tram to stop 127 Web: teadrop.com.au

2. Treat yourself at the Japanese Bathhouse

4. Catch a classic in the old-world charm of Astor Theatre

Take time to unwind in a bath of 45-degree bliss and enjoy the detoxifying and de-stressing benefits of this Japanese tradition.

With its art deco facade and grand furnishings, the heritage-listed Astor Theatre will take you back to a time when going to the movies was a glamorous affair.

Where: 59 Cromwell Street, Collingwood Getting there: Take the Hurstbridge or South Morang train lines to North Richmond, then walk five minutes to Cromwell Street via Victoria Street $: Adult bath from $25 Web: japanesebathhouse.com

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Where: 1 Chapel Street, St Kilda Getting there: Take the Sandringham train line to Windsor Station then walk three minutes down Chapel Street $: From $12 Web: astortheatre.net.au

5. Enjoy board games and beverages at The Fox Hotel Because beer plus any form of competition always makes for an entertaining night. Head to The Fox Hotel with your mates for a Monopoly meet, a Scrabble showdown or a table tennis tournament. Where: 351 Wellington Street, Collingwood Getting there: Take the 86 tram to stop 21 Web: thefoxhotel.com.au

6. Slide down an icy slope at Southbank This winter Eureka Skydeck will play host to the Melbourne Ice Slide (1–6 July), so you can go snow tubing without leaving the city. Where: Southbank Spillway, between Riverside Quay and Southbank Promenade Getting there: Five-minute walk from Flinders Street Station $: $12 for 3 slides, $20 for 6 slides Web: eurekaskydeck.melbourne TH E F OX H OTE L , CO L LI N G WO O D

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Each night at 6pm the Arts Centre releases at least 20 tickets to select evening performances for the bargain price of $30. Where: 100 St Kilda Road Getting there: Five-minute walk from Flinders Street Station, or any tram via Swanston Street/St Kilda Road to stop 14 $: $30 Web: artscentremelbourne.com.au

8. Explore the wonders of the Block Arcade You can spend hours admiring the mosaic floors and internal architecture of the heritage-listed Block Arcade. Finish your afternoon with high tea at the renowned Hopetoun Tea Rooms.

Where: 1 1 Nicholson Street, Carlton Getting there: Take the 96 tram to stop 12 $: Adults $14, children free Web: museumvictoria.com.au/ melbournemuseum

Where: 282 Collins Street Getting there: Seven-minute walk from Flinders Street Station Web: theblock.com.au

10. Experience Melbourne’s music scene at Northcote Social Club

With brightly coloured visual displays, textures to touch and spaces to create, the Children’s Gallery at Melbourne Museum offers a sensory experience the little ones will love.

It’s the quintessential Melbourne music venue, perfect for discovering up-and-coming bands, both domestic and international. Where: 301 High Street, Northcote Getting there: Take the 86 tram to stop 33 Web: northcotesocialclub.com

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9. Discover the Children’s Gallery at Melbourne Museum

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Whether you have half a day or two weeks to explore, seek out City of Melbourne’s visitor services to make the most of your time here. The Melbourne Visitor Centre is conveniently located at Federation Square to provide you with information about what’s on in the city, plus brochures, maps and all the tips you’ll need to explore Melbourne and Victoria. Make use of the travel booking service or pick up your souvenirs.

If you’re wandering through the city, you can also seek helpful advice at the Melbourne Visitor Booth in the Bourke Street Mall, Fitzroy Gardens Visitor Centre or with one of our City Ambassadors – look out for them in their distinctive red uniforms.

Don’t miss our celebrated attractions:

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Uncover a piece of Australia’s history in the tranquil Fitzroy Gardens.

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Charlie Carrington Experiencing different cuisines is arguably one of the best parts of travel. One Melbourne restaurateur has figured out a way to bring a rotation of international fare to this foodie city. Meet Charlie Carrington, 23-year-old head chef and owner of Atlas Dining.

THE CONCEPT OF ATLAS DINING IS SIMPLE BUT UNIQUE.

How did you discover your love of cooking?

Charlie researches and travels to a select destination,

My grandmother’s sister was an amazing pastry cook. Whenever I ate her food, I just couldn’t believe something could be so delicious. From there I became very interested in chefs, especially people like Gordon Ramsay, who I still admire.

experiences its food and cooking techniques first hand, then brings his learnings back to the Atlas Dining kitchen. Every four months a new menu is introduced, inspired by a different destination, providing guests with an everchanging but delicious dining experience. This season the menu is Korean and at $65 for six courses, this is one Melbourne restaurant you won’t want to miss.

How did the Atlas Dining concept come to be? I did an eight-month overseas trip and for six of those months I worked for free at different places in South America, North America and Europe. The experience of learning in a different country and cooking a different cuisine every month is something that I wanted to keep going.

What do you love most about Melbourne’s foodie scene? I really like that, in Melbourne, restaurants can cook their own way and have their own service style. There’s no real rulebook here, or if there is a rulebook, there are young people in the industry saying ‘I’m not listening to those rules’ and just doing their own thing.

CHARLIE'S PICKS RESTAURANT Dainty Sichuan [176 Toorak Road, South Yarra].

The fish-flavoured eggplant is absolutely unforgettable. BAR I love going to the Alps Wine Shop and Bar

[64 Commercial Road, Prahran]. I know a lot of our guests have pre-drinks there and I can see why. FREE THING TO DO I’m always into walking through markets,

like the Queen Vic Market [Corner Elizabeth & Victoria Streets] or Prahran Market [63 Commercial Road, Prahran], and checking out what’s new there.

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Atlas Dining 133 Commercial Road, South Yarra atlasdining.com.au

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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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FINE WINING & DINING Experience some of Melbourne’s finest laneway fare at these hatted restaurants.

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EZARD Situated in one of Melbourne’s trendiest laneways you’ll find the flagship venue of gastronomical genius, Teage Ezard. Ezard has stood the test of time, having originally opened up in 1999 and offers diners lavish Asian-influenced cuisine.

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CODA Tucked away in a Flinders Lane basement you will find arguably some of Melbourne’s best Asianfusion dishes. As you walk down the stairs you’ll feel as though you’ve transported to a trendy SoHo bar with dim lighting and chic décor. 141 Flinders Lane codarestaurant.com.au

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CUMULUS INC. Fine dining isn’t just for after hours, although Cumulus Inc does offer a fantastic dinner menu. Here you’ll find a decadent meal or a fancy drink at pretty much any time of day. Our tip? Pay Cumulus Inc a visit for a classy champagne breakfast or brunch.

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SARTI This is the place to go in Melbourne for unique, modern Italian cuisine that doesn’t sacrifice the quality found in a traditional dish. Make sure you save space to indulge in a treat from the dolci and formaggi menu. 6 Russell Place sartirestaurant.com.au

MAHA As you walk through the doors at Maha, there’s a sense of elegance and exclusivity, making it the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion. Maha presents contemporary Middle Eastern dining at its best, with great service to match. 21 Bond Street maharestaurant.com.au

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FLOWER DRUM Experience Cantonese cuisine at its finest by visiting this Melbourne institution. Delighting locals since 1972, its incredible Peking duck has become a crowd favourite, but don’t overlook the delicious dim-sum. 17 Market Lane flowerdrum.melbourne


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