MELBOURNE in Summer
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Message from the Minister Now is a great time to explore Melbourne, whether it's dining alfresco in our laneways, sipping cocktails on a rooftop bar or enjoying one of the many iconic sporting and cultural events that firmly position Melbourne in the international spotlight. Serving up some of the biggest thrills of summer will undoubtedly be the annual Boxing Day Test Match and of course the Australian Open, bringing in two weeks of international tennis action, the world’s best players and a myriad of visitors to Melbourne. Vibrant precincts and an enduring creative spirit play a starring role in White Night Melbourne, an unforgettable night of music, dance, theatre, visual arts, sport, food and fashion. At the National Gallery of Victoria, culture lovers will be delighted by Melbourne Now, from latest contemporary art, architecture, design and performance celebrating our identity. Hon Louise Asher MP Minister for Tourism and Major Events
Message from the Lord Mayor Welcome to Melbourne. The festive season kicks off in Christmas Square and will be followed by marvellous New Year’s Eve celebrations across the city. I encourage you to take part in the colour and excitement of Chinese New Year to welcome in the Year of the Horse at the end of January. Sports lovers will be busy over summer with Melbourne summer favourites, the Australian Open and the Boxing Day Test. The Melbourne Indigenous Festival comes to Melbourne for 11 days in February. It is sure to be a moving experience and one not to be missed. What better way to spend the balmy evenings of summer than at one of our many waterfront venues. I invite you to explore the delights of Melbourne – you’ll be glad you did. Robert Doyle Lord Mayor
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Welcome to Melbourne Founded in 1835, Melbourne is now home to close to four million passionate and welcoming people. Prepare to be surprised – this is a city that thrives on creativity and innovation. Shopping Shopping is on the top of the to-do list in Melbourne – with a thriving passion for fashion and beauty, this is a town that knows how to dress. Enjoy the fresh air and explore the unique streets and laneways throughout the city, lined with boutiques that cover fashion’s best - from local labels to international imports - you could spend days discovering your style. Food and Wine City streets and laneways are filled with restaurants, bars, cafés, and who could forget, the fabulous rooftop and riverside venues, that during the warmer months hum with activity. Relax with a long lunch after a morning of shopping, or catch a quick dinner before you head to the theatre. Whatever you pick, Melbourne will serve up something magical. Sticky Institute
Outdoors Parks, gardens and vast open spaces located neatly in the city centre, make it easy to relax and enjoy the fresh air. From the beach to the bush there is so much to see – all just a short distance from the city. Take a stroll through the Royal Botanic Gardens, feel the sand beneath your feet at St Kilda Beach or experience the waterside views at Docklands. St Kilda Beach
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Wominjeka - Welcome For Aboriginal people, the city now known as Melbourne has been home since the beginning of time. The sprawling metropolis of this urban city rests upon the ancestral lands of the clans of the Boonerwrung and Wurundjeri people.
he land that makes up Melbourne is part of the Kulin Nation and is an important meeting place for the Wurundjeri, Boonerwrung, Taungurong, Djajawarrung and Wathaurong people. Experience Melbourne's rich indigenous culture at one of many locations across the city.
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Sport For those that like it fast paced or even in the slow lane, this is a city with a serious sporting fixation. It doesn’t matter when you are visiting, there is always something happening on the city’s packed sporting calendar. Discover the action from the grandstands and sidelines at Melbourne’s world-class sporting facilities including the city’s favourite – tennis. Arts and Culture From exhibitions to festivals and events, prepare to be busy because Melbourne has lots to experience and enjoy. Galleries, theatres and festival venues are filled with world-class arts and culture throughout the year. As the home to some of the biggest events, theatre productions and exhibits in the country, you are sure to experience the very best Australia has to offer.
First Peoples Melbourne Museum’s First Peoples at the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, is the largest exhibition to focus on the story of Aboriginal Victoria from the time of creation to today. The exhibition celebrates the diversity, continuity, strength and vitality of Koorie people. »» museumvictoria.com.au/first-peoples Aboriginal Heritage Walk From Tuesday to Friday each week, visitors can join indigenous guides for a walk through the Royal Botanic Gardens to discover the traditional uses for native plants. »» rbg.vic.gov.au The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia This gallery in Federation Square focuses solely on local art. The Aboriginal collection is particularly strong, with both artefacts and works by major indigenous artists on permanent display. »» ngv.vic.gov.au Melbourne Visitor Centre For more information on indigenous experiences in Melbourne and around Victoria, staff members at the Melbourne Visitor Centre at Federation Square can provide recommendations and information. »» melbourne.vic.gov.au/visitor
Calendar of Events December Until 13 December Melbourne Ring Festival Various locations across Melbourne A festival of free events designed to help explore and celebrate Melbourne's staging of the epic Der Ring des Nibelungen, or Ring Cycle as it’s more commonly known. From serious symposiums, to a great community choir, concerts and cabaret, the Melbourne Ring Festival embraces the spirit of this wonderful occasion. »» melbourneringcycle.com.au
Until 25 December Christmas Festival Various locations across Melbourne Find Christmas decorations in unexpected places; from little laneways to major landmarks, like the spellbinding light projections on Melbourne Town Hall. Experience a very special atmosphere you won't find anywhere else with 30 days of free festivities as the city celebrates Christmas. »» melbourne.vic.gov.au/christmas
Until 23 March Melbourne now National Gallery of Victoria From architecture and design to light installations and interactive displays, Melbourne Now celebrates Melbourne’s burgeoning love of all that is art. Explore the city’s preoccupation with the diverse and wideranging works and exhibits that define a generation. »» ngv.vic.gov.au
1-8 December ISAF Sailing World Cup (Sail Melbourne) Sandringham Yacht Club Head to Port Phillip Bay to see the world’s best sailors battle it out. On terra firma there’s something for everyone at the marine carnival, including entertainment, fashion and fun for all the family. »» sailmelbourne.com.au
6-8 December The Big Design Market Royal Exhibition Building The biggest artist market of its kind in Australia brings together the best independent Australian and international designers and artists for three huge days. »» thebigdesignmarket.com
Christmas in Melbourne
Image (above): Ash Keating, born Australia 1980. West Park Proposition 2012 (video still), three channel video installation. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Purchased NGV Foundation, 2012 (2012.318). © Ash Keating, courtesy of the artist and Fehily Contemporary. Photo: Greta Costello.
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January From 2 January Grease the Musical Her Majesty’s Theatre Dust off your leather jacket, pull on your bobby socks and take a trip back to a simpler time as Grease returns to the stage. Watch as 'bad boy' Danny and 'girl next door' Sandy fall in love all over again. »» greaseistheword.com.au
12 January - 2 February Midsumma Various locations across Melbourne New Year's Eve
26-30 December Boxing Day Test Melbourne Cricket Ground Be part of one of sport’s biggest rivalries, when the England team comes to Australia in the battle for the Ashes. The stands at the MCG will be packed with spectators watching postChristmas test cricket and catching up with family and friends. »» cricket.com.au
As the city’s premier queer arts and cultural celebration, this festival brings together the finest entertainment, performing arts, film and fashion for a series of colourful and fun events. »» midsumma.org.au Image (below): Pat Bromilow Downing
31 December New year's eve Various locations across Melbourne Revellers in Melbourne will be some of the first in the world to welcome in 2014, and the city offers a variety of ways to celebrate in style. Live sites are located at Treasury Gardens, Kings Domain, Flagstaff Gardens and Docklands, and offer unparalleled views of the spectacular midnight fireworks. For family-friendly fun throughout the evening, head to Yarra Park. The whole family can enjoy rides, games entertainment from 6pm, and an ‘early eve’ fireworks display at 9.30pm. »» melbourne.vic.gov.au/nye
Grease the Musical
Calendar of Events Australian Open
13-26 January Australian Open Melbourne Park The first Grand Slam of the year brings the world’s best tennis players to town to compete for one of the richest prize pools in the game. With enthusiastic fans and some hard-hitting action, this is the event of the summer. »» australianopen.com Image (above): Tennis Australia
Chinese New Year
Festival of Sails
13-26 January Festival of sails Royal Geelong Yacht Club, Geelong Waterfront & Corio Bay Geelong’s waterfront comes alive during the Festival of Sails on the Australia Day long weekend. Festivities include fireworks, thrilling sailing and on-water action, boating and lifestyle exhibits, gourmet food and wine, music, entertainment and activities for all ages. »» festivalofsails.com.au
31 January Chinese new year Chinatown and various locations across Melbourne See the dragon awake and travel through Chinatown as the young and old celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Horse. Both contemporary and traditional cultural activities, dancing, karaoke, Chinese opera, chess competitions and a range of other festivities mark this most important of occasions. Image (above): Andrea Francolini
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february 5-16 February Melbourne Indigenous Arts Festival Various locations across Melbourne Celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders arts, culture and history in this 11-day festival which includes theatre, music, visual art and other activities. Presented by the City of Melbourne. »» melbourne.vic.gov.au/miaf
Melbourne Indigenous Arts Festival White Night Melbourne
21-23 February eni FIM Superbike World Championship Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit The fastest men on two wheels do battle on Victoria’s challenging Phillip Island Circuit. Three days of production bike racing thrills on the track alongside non-stop trackside entertainment. »» worldsbk.com Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
22 February white night melbourne Various locations across Melbourne For one sleepless night, see Melbourne in a different light. Head into the city to see galleries, theatres, music venues, retail spaces, streets, laneways and museums transformed by artists, entertainers and chefs at this sunset-to-sunrise celebration of the good things in life. »» whitenightmelbourne.com.au
28 February - 16 March Melbourne Food and Wine Festival presented by Bank of Melbourne Various locations across Melbourne and regional Victoria The city plays host to more than 200 unforgettable food and wine events, as part of the renowned Melbourne Food and Wine Festival presented by Bank of Melbourne. Don’t miss the World’s Longest Lunches, one-off dinners, masterclasses, demonstrations, handson cooking classes, tours and wine tastings. »» melbournefoodandwine.com.au Image (left): Daniel Mahon
Top of the Game From hidden rooftop bars to clashes between sporting titans and classic cultural performances, Melbourne delivers. Make the most of summer when the city is bursting with festive fun. Australian Open
Game, Set, Match Not all the action is on centre court during the Australian Open (13-26 January), the year’s first Grand Slam. Grab a ground pass and get caught up in the atmosphere. As well as cheering on the world’s best players, you can join thousands of fans at Garden Square or catch music, DJs and entertainment at Grand Slam Oval. The excitement spreads into the city, where the action from centre court is screened at Federation Square’s live site and everyone gets into the spirit trying to spot tennis superstars in some of the city’s best restaurants and bars. Heads up: Nobu is a favourite. »» australianopen.com »» noburestaurants.com/melbourne
Boxing Day Test
Ashes to Ashes Everyone’s favourite sporting rivalry goes into round two this summer. Earlier in the year it went England’s way, but the Australian cricketers will be looking for revenge on home shores during this Ashes clash. Tens of thousands of fans will be at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) to witness the first ball being bowled during the Boxing Day Test (26-30 December). The hits continue when the two teams face off in a Carlton Mid One Day International (12 January) and the KFC T20 (31 January). »» cricket.com.au Image (top left): Tennis Australia
Melbourne Summer Boat Show
New to South Wharf Promenade is Chihuahua Bar, which boasts more than 50 tequilas and serves up tacos and a kitsch Mexican vibe. Down by the bay, iconic waterfront restaurant Stokehouse has added a café downstairs that opens right up to the beach. Head there for breakfast, or oysters, burgers and pasta later in the day. Ponyfish Island
eni FIM Superbike World Championship
Fast Times Find out who’s the fastest on two wheels at the eni FIM Superbike World Championship (21–23 February), held at Phillip Island. As well as racing, there’ll be Super Cross demonstrations, joy flights over the course and loads of fun for the family. There’s even the chance to ride the famous track the day after racing. »» worldsbk.com.au Wind and Water Melbourne’s calendar is marked by great competition throughout the summer. All eyes turn to the water for the ISAF Sailing World Cup (1-8 December). The entire Australian Olympic sailing team will be competing against the world’s best on Port Phillip Bay, while on dry land there’ll be fashion, food and family entertainment. For those keen on watercraft of all kind, the Melbourne Summer Boat Show (31 January 2 February) takes place at Docklands, with courses, fishing, sea kayaking and plenty of demonstrations. »» sailmelbourne.com.au »» biavic.com.au/melbournesummerboatshow
Get a different view of the Yarra River from Ponyfish Island, which can be found underneath the Southbank pedestrian bridge. This chilled-out atoll offers quesadillas, burgers and beers. If the sun is shining, Melburnians love a beer garden. Two with great menus are the designer-style Royal Saxon in Richmond and the tiki-inspired Windsor Castle, hidden just off Chapel Street. »» facebook.com/thechihuahuabar »» stokehousecafe.com.au »» ponyfish.com.au »» royalsaxon.com »» windsorcastle.com.au ISAF Sailing World Cup
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Take It Outside Sometimes it’s just a pit stop before the theatre or after you’ve been to a game. At other times it’s the perfect way to relax in the sunshine. Whatever the occasion, during summer take advantage of the weather at Melbourne’s unique al fresco restaurants and cafés.
10 Celebrating Culture Melbourne definitely has art at its heart. From independent theatre companies performing new works, to internationally recognised dance companies and visual artists, there's something on for everyone, every night of the week. This year sees the return of White Night Melbourne (22 February), a feast of art, performance and live music that takes over city spaces from sunset to dawn. Involving more than 130 artists, Melbourne Now (until 23 March) is the NGV’s most ambitious exhibition to date. It will examine how artists have contributed to the essence of this creative city. »» whitenightmelbourne.com.au »» ngv.vic.gov.au
festival season Celebrating another slice of city life is Midsumma (12 January - 2 February), Melbourne’s annual queer culture celebration. Across Melbourne and regional Victoria, experience performing arts, film, visual arts, live music, sport and, of course, parties. See history and culture through Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eyes at the Melbourne Indigenous Arts Festival (5-16 February). The festival opens with a performance by Yorta Yorta soprano and composer Deborah Cheetham, and continues with free performances by Jessica Mauboy, Archie Roach and the Yung Warriors; dance event Koorioboree at Birrarung Marr; the Koori Market and much more. »» midsumma.org.au »» melbourne.vic.gov.au/miaf White Night Melbourne
Image (above): Perks and Mini, Melbourne, Australia est. 2000. Black gold spring-summer 2013 (still), Video. Collection of the artist. Image (left): John Gollings
Make the most of long days and warm nights. Climb the stairs (or take a lift) to one of Melbourne’s many rooftop bars for a taste of a different scene.
Artistic Anniversary To celebrate what would be Richard Wagner’s 200th birthday, Opera Australia is presenting Der Ring des Nibelungen, more commonly known as the Ring Cycle. Accompanying the performance is the Melbourne Ring Festival (until 13 December), which will explore and celebrate the German composer’s four epic operas. There will be talks, performances and art inspired by the piece, as well as a laneway lunch and gala dinner. »» melbourneringcycle.com.au/festival Food, Glorious Food It has become one of the city’s most-loved events, and each year the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival presented by Bank of Melbourne (28 February - 16 March) gets bigger and tastier. It’s as much about inspiration as indulgence, with masterclasses, walking tours and demonstrations, as well as events like the World’s Longest Lunch. »» melbournefoodandwine.com.au Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
Goldilocks Follow the garden path - or at least the stairs from Swanston Street - to this fairytalethemed bar. The cocktail menu gets an A+ for innovation (Drunken Chicken Sazerac, anyone?) and the rooftop terrace is new for summer. It’s juuust right. »» goldilocksbar.com.au
Bomba Owner and chef Jesse Gerner has changed things up with his new venture. Classic tapas alongside glasses of Spanish wine are the draw, as is the tiny, sun-drenched rooftop. »» bombabar.com.au
Young Bloods Diner Adam Ferrante, co-founder of Rose Street Artists’ Market, has turned his family home into this light-filled café. Grab a cheeky glass of viognier, order some devilled eggs and head to the roof terrace. »» facebook.com/youngbloodsdiner
Naked in the Sky One of the best views in the city can be had from a position tucked away in Fitzroy. Head into the depths of Naked For Satan, go up in the lift and you’ll be deposited four floors up on the roof, where there’s a seriously smart terrace, bar, lounge and kitchen. »» nakedforsatan.com.au Image (top): Roberto Seba Image (left): Daniel Mahon
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Roof With a View
Christmas in Melbourne
The Festive Spirit Melbourne celebrates Christmas in its own way. It begins with the lighting of the Christmas tree in City Square (29 November) accompanied by a free concert and an appearance by Santa. City Square will be renamed Christmas Square and hold festivities throughout the month of December. There will be a maze, the nativity, an interactive storybook, Where’s Rudolph interactive activity and, of course, Santa himself who will be granting all the children’s wishes. »» melbourne.vic.gov.au/christmas decked out Head to Arts Centre Melbourne for quite the show with Deck the Houses lighting up the front lawn of this iconic building. Paying homage to Melbourne’s suburban traditional Christmas, Deck the Houses is a free Christmas installation featuring a spectacular metallic pop-up house, covered in shining Christmas lights that will delight visitors from day to night. Christmas in Melbourne is not complete without a visit to the legendary Myer Christmas Windows. A true local tradition, the window display attracts a million visitors every year and lights up the bustling Bourke Street Mall. Each Christmas the windows bring to life a special festive tale derived from storybooks, nursery rhymes, films and even the theatre – creating a not to be missed event. »» artscentremelbourne.com.au
Myer Christmas Windows
For a gift with a difference, a treat for yourself or some delicious street food, you can’t beat Melbourne’s markets.
the Night Market The historic Queen Victoria Market flings open its doors on Wednesday nights, serenading you with live music and more than 200 stalls showcasing hawker-style food, local wines, drinks and, of course, design and art. »» qvm.com.au
Rose St Artists' Market
Christmas on the Green Take care of any last-minute gifts at this urban affair held at Victoria Green on Friday evenings from 29 November to 13 December. There’ll also be delicious food stalls, a garden bar and roving musicians. »» destinationdocklands.com.au
New Year's Eve
Welcome the New Year The party continues on New Year’s Eve when family fun takes over Yarra Park with early fireworks from 9.30pm, and everyone gathers at Docklands and other live sites, such as Flagstaff Gardens, for the traditional fireworks at midnight. There will be more fireworks and the traditional parade through Chinatown on Chinese New Year (31 January) to welcome the Year of the Horse. The celebrations continue over the next week with arts, entertainment and food. »» melbourne.vic.gov.au/nye Image (top left): Little Red Photography Image (above, centre): Lucas Dawson Photography
Blender Lane Artists' Market In the unique setting of a street art– strewn laneway, painters, sculptors, fashion designers, jewellery makers and other artists and artisans sell their wares. Another summer special, it’s held on Wednesday evenings until 26 February (except Christmas Day and New Year's Day). It’s also a quick stroll from Queen Victoria Market, so combine a visit here with one to The Night Market. »» theblenderstudios.com
Rose Street Artists’ Market For 10 years, Melburnians have been getting their handmade fix at this Fitzroy address just off buzzing Brunswick Street. Open Saturday and Sunday year round, it’s just the spot for a one-off find, whether your preference is photography or vintage fashion. »» rosestmarket.com.au
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Uniquely Melbourne Melbourne is a unique city with a few antiquities that are occasionally hard for a visitor to fathom. Here are all the tips and tricks, so you’ll know exactly what the locals are talking about. Market Lane Coffee, Prahran
Sports Mad It is no secret that Australians are sport mad, and that love finds its home in Melbourne. With five world class sporting venues all in close proximity to the city, you will find a range of star-studded sporting events played out across the summer. Some of the highlights include sailing, surfing, superbike racing, tennis and of course the typically Australian and much loved cricket. Coffee Breaks There are some things that are taken seriously in this city, and coffee is one of them. Right in the heart of the city is the always busy Brother Baba Budan. It is definitely worth the trip – the coffee is nearly unmatched and you can pick up a delectable pastry or cake to enjoy as well. Market Lane Coffee across from Prahran Market excels at everything coffee; from syphon to single origin, these guys know how to brew. »» sevenseeds.com.au/seeds/brother-baba-budan »» marketlane.com.au.com.au
Hook Turns Don’t be alarmed. Due to tramlines running down the middle of major city streets, there are some intersections where cars turning right must do so from the left lane. The vehicle remains there until the traffic lights for the road it’s entering turn green, then it carefully executes its turn. This manoeuvre minimises congestion on the roads. Hook turns are rare and not nearly as scary as they sound. On track Exploring the city? The best way to get around Melbourne is on the easy to use public transport system, which includes Melbourne’s iconic trams. They run throughout the inner suburbs and are the perfect way to get your bearings. »» yarratrams.com.au
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Melbourne Official Visitor Guide App Melbourne’s only official visitor App is available on iPad, iPhone and Android, making it easy to navigate the city on the go and make the most of your trip. With exclusive discount offers to some of the city’s favourite attractions, travel, event and entertainment guides, useful tips and information, the Melbourne Official Visitor Guide App is the perfect companion for any visit to Melbourne. Available for download in the iTunes or Google Play App store now. Give back Conservation Volunteers is Australia’s leading practical conservation organisation. They believe in a healthy and sustainable environment and for everyone to be involved in managing and protecting that environment. Conservation Volunteers welcome people with a love of the outdoors and interest in the environment to take part as a volunteer. »» conservationvolunteers.com.au keep your cup Disposable coffee cups are harmful to the environment, so dine in and enjoy a break, or if you must keep walking, invest in one of Melbourne’s very own KeepCups; barista-quality recyclable coffee cups. Made in a range of funky colours it is the perfect take home souvenir. Pedal power Enjoy life in the slow lane. Hire a blue bicycle from one of the Melbourne Bike Share stands found around the city. Daily subscriptions to use the bikes can be purchased from the bike station using Visa or MasterCard. »» melbournebikeshare.com.au Water Saving Melbourne is subject to water restrictions, so do your bit by keeping showers short (four minutes or less) and hang towels in your hotel room so that you can reuse them.
Laneway Designs In Melbourne, laneways are more than meets the eye – they hide a creative and innovative world where every surface is a canvas and every storefront offers a unique and exciting experience. Artistic License Wander among vibrant and glowing artworks, as they tower over you. From wall to floor, Melbourne’s creativity drips from the laneways and byways that wind through the city centre. Hosier Lane and Union Lane hide effervescent outdoor galleries and are home to some of the most well known street artworks in Melbourne, including Hosier Lane’s illuminating City Lights Projects, which comprises a series of light boxes. Following on with lights and brights, this summer Melbourne will welcome its second White Night Melbourne – an evening of art and light celebration with the city transformed by stunning artistic light projections. The laneways dance with colour as clever images flicker across the walls, floors and night sky. »» citylightsprojects.com »» whitenightmelbourne.com.au
Rare Finds Lined along many of Melbourne’s laneways you will discover a host of shopping delights. Explore Russell Place, Degraves Street, Flinders Lane and Crossley Street for a treasure trove of eclectic boutiques and stores, stocking a huge variety of fashion, homewares and so much more. Head to the Royal Arcade for a horde of shopping delights; indulge in a macaron at The Little Royal or pick up a designer trinket from one of the many jewellery and clothing stores. Since 1869 this bustling laneway complex has provided the perfect place to find a little piece of Melbourne to take home. Two giant statues of mythical figures Gog and Magog watch over shoppers, striking the chimes every hour. »» thelittleroyal.com Image (below): Hidden Secrets Tours
These unique laneway bars are the perfect spot to relax and enjoy one of Melbourne’s most iconic experiences, and not to mention a great way to watch the city go by.
Street Treats Food, glorious food – Melbourne loves its food and will have you going back for third and fourth servings. There is no better place to indulge than in the city’s famed laneways. Over the last few years dining clusters have popped up in Flinders Lane and Meyers Place, adding to the already long list of laneway food precincts which include the renowned Degraves Street and Hardware Lane. It may be small but big things are happening in Warburton Lane. Start with a dinner of delicious tapas and Jamón a traditional Spanish cured ham - at Portello Rosso. You won’t have to go far for some after-dinner drinks, right next door is Murmur and with an impressive cocktail list you will be glad to grab a seat and watch the evening pass by. »» portellorosso.com.au »» murmur.com.au
New Gold Mountain Hidden behind an unmarked red door, this laneway treasure oozes mystery and style. It may be tricky to find but it is certainly worth the hunt – sit back and enjoy the outstanding drinks menu, as this cocktail specialist is sure to impress. »» newgoldmountain.org
Ferdydurke Eclectic, eccentric and all-round unique, this New York inspired bar is another hit for Melbourne. Offering a long drink list and Vietnamese bar menu, there is something distinctly great about this small bar. »» ferdydurke.com.au
section 8 Since its arrival in Tattersalls Lane, Melbourne’s famed container bar has rooted itself firmly as a local favourite. With its unique concept and well delivered execution, it is easy to see why. »» section8.com.au
Berlin Bar Another ‘blink and you will miss it’ laneway bar, Berlin Bar offers the intriguing paradigm of East and West Berlin – the bar is literally divided in two, with drink menus to match. Opulent luxury clashes with the harsh frontlines of wartime in Germany – all that is left is to pick a side. »» berlinbar.com.au
For more detail on Melbourne's laneways refer to the Melbourne Laneway Map on page 148.
Discover Melbourne Only in town for a few days and struggling for ideas? Get out there and make the most of your visit to the world’s most livable city. Day one
The Night Market
MORNING Start a day off with the breakfast of locals. Head to the famed Cumulus Inc on Flinders Lane for arguably the best eggs in the city and the perfect launch pad for a day exploring the city’s many unique laneways and attractions. Now you are ready to start exploring the vibrant city and what better place to begin than right at the heart of the Arts Precinct at Federation Square? With ACMI, NGV and Arts Centre Melbourne all in close proximity, it is the best place to begin your journey. »» cumulusinc.com.au »» acmi.net.au »» ngv.vic.gov.au »» artscentremelbourne.com.au AFTERNOON Melbourne is home to one of the biggest tram networks in the world and your trip wouldn’t be complete without experiencing it. Jump on the historic free City Circle Tram and head straight to a true Melbourne icon – the Queen Victoria Market. Explore the eclectic stalls that sell everything from clothing to fresh produce. Luna Park
NIGHT Melbourne’s famous Queen Victoria Market transforms as the sun goes down, every Wednesday night from November through to January, The Night Market takes over this historic venue. Enjoy mouth watering exotic world food and a wide array of trinkets and baubles. It is the perfect place to end a long day or start a big night. »» qvm.com.au
Day two MORNING Prepare for a day of relaxation, pure sea air and big fun – a scenic tram ride from Federation Square will soon have you surrounded by some of Melbourne’s most recognised attractions and at the famed St Kilda. Start the day off on a high with a trip to Luna Park. Its iconic smiling face has been welcoming visitors for over a century, ensuring you are in for a truly unforgettable morning. »» lunapark.com.au
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In the Know What better way to uncover the city's hidden secrets than from an honourary Melburnian? Get all the hot tips and seasons’ best from our local expert and start your very own adventure!
AFTERNOON After an action-filled morning, indulge in coffee and cake from the world-class patisseries on the bustling Acland Street. Choose from towering sponge cakes, perfectly iced vanilla slices and a bevy of other delicious treats. After all that sugar a stroll along the stunning beach is in order. Drink in the celebrated views as you dip your toes in Port Phillip Bay or wander the picture perfect pier. NIGHT Don’t say goodbye to the stunning sights yet, with an abundance of restaurants right on the shore you won’t have to go far for a tasty dinner. The renowned Republica, set just off the beach, is a bustling and trendy spot which fills quickly on warm nights. After dinner head back into the city and continue the evening with a drink at one of the many rooftop bars that overlook Melbourne – try Madame Brussels or Palmz Rooftop Bar above The Carlton. »» republica.net.au »» madamebrussels.com »» thecarlton.com.au Image (below and top right): Zachary Latimer
ADAM GOSNEY Ferdydurke Bartender
dam Gosney is a 26 year old professional bartender who left New Zealand to take part in the vibrant Melbourne hospitality industry. Ferdydurke was the first bar he entered when he arrived in the middle of the night – all his bags in tow, and it was clearly meant to be as he now works at this popular watering hole. Tell us about Ferdydurke... It’s a special bar for me because it is eclectic, playful and stimulating in style, music, drinks and the people you find there. My theory is that some of that comes from the polish novel which is Ferdy's namesake, Ferdydurke by Witold Gombrowicz, the surrealist 1937 story of a man cast back into youth and immaturity. On any given day at Ferdy you can expect to find something fun and interesting. From our well stocked back bar and gourmet hot dogs, to visual artists, hip-hop beat makers, Latin dance music, live jazz, costume parties, face painting and sometimes Nintendo being played on cinema size projections across the laneways. It's a radical, modern and fun take on the more traditional cocktail bar. Adam’s tips for summer... drink: If I'm not drinking ales or gin and tonics in the sun, it's all about rum and citrus. Daiquiri's, Mai Tai's, Zombies, etc. Restaurant: Late night Asian at New Kum Den.
cafÉ: Right now it's Black Cat in Fitzroy. Good coffee, beers and the music is always great.
Dining & Nightlife Restaurants, cafĂŠs and bars buzz as the days get warm and the nights longer, providing the perfect time to discover why Melbourne is the food capital.
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Dine Like Kings Experience Melbourne’s favourite preoccupation – food and wine. With a huge range of dining options, you will not be disappointed.
visit to Melbourne would not be complete without indulging in the rich food culture. From the streets and riverways, to the rooftops and laneways, Melbourne embraces every form of dining. Whether it be dinner, drinks or a quick coffee, get out and discover the highlights of the enduring relationship Melbourne has with food. On The Water Along the south side of the Yarra River is the picturesque Southbank. Stretching from the Crown Entertainment Complex, the tree-lined boardwalk is home to a busy food cluster offering flavours from across the globe. South Wharf Promenade, situated right on the Yarra River, is all about the restaurant and bar combo. Afternoon drinks easily turn to long dinners, at venues like The Boatbuilders Yard and Melbourne Public.
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»» southwharfpromenade.com.au Foodie Havens High dining lives on Flinders Lane – with a thriving cluster of 'worth the wait' popular restaurants that are defining a new age of food in Melbourne. From the aromatic Thai flavours of restaurant-come-art space Chin Chin, to the rich modern bites at Meatball and Wine Bar, this is dining in style. Meyers Place off Bourke Street may be small and a little hard to find, but once you do you won’t forget it. Home to the much discussed Argentinean delight San Telmo and equally worthy Mexican fiesta Señoritas. You will also find a few distinctive laneway bars that are the perfect place to follow dinner. »» chinchinrestaurant.com.au »» meatballandwinebar.com.au »» santelmo.com.au »» senoritas.com.au
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Sweet tooths rejoice – from frozen treats to puffed pastries and indulgent iced masterpieces, Melbourne loves a sugar hit like no other.
Hopetoun Tea Rooms Nestled neatly into the stunning heritage Block Arcade, the window filled with unbelievably tasty and decadent treats has hungry guests lining up. »» hopetountearooms.com.au
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Café Loving St Ali Coffee Roasters has been the go-to place for great food and coffee, and its popularity is not fading. Take a seat at one of the large wooden tables and prepare for a feast of some honestly tasty food. North Melbourne plays home to the award-winning Auction Rooms. This is the ideal café to start your day, with seriously good coffee and a menu to match. Top Paddock in Richmond is new to Melbourne’s café scene, but has already established itself as one to watch. Fitted out with recycled materials, it is warm and inviting café dining with flair. »» stali.com.au »» auctionroomscafe.com.au »» toppaddockcafe.com
Burch & Purchese Sweet Studio Producing exquisite and extravagant sweet creations that are a true work of art. Try the gorgeous flavoured meringue clouds. »» burchandpurchese.com
Rosamond dessert evenings Thursday night is dessert night at Rosamond – in fact only desserts are served. Indulge in every child’s fantasy and choose from one to three courses of cakes, pastries, caramels, tarts and tortes. »» pierreroelofs.com/dessert-evenings
N2 Extreme Gelato N2 is the destination for frozen desserts. Gelartists use liquid nitrogen to create their delicious gelato. From forest fruits to Pina Colada flavour, you are sure to find your favourite. »» n2extremegelato.com.au
Meals on wheels Following on from the popular US tradition, food trucks now roam Melbourne’s streets serving an abundance of delicious fare. Gumbo Kitchen has brought New Orleans classics like po'boys, gumbo, sausage and okra to Melbourne’s streets in style, while Smokin' Barrys serves a selection of wittily named ribs, nachos and barbecued meats. As the name suggests, popular food truck Mr Burger, are all about burgers. They are US-style, meaning big, juicy and filled with delicious cheese. »» wherethetruck.at
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Richmond’s The Real Thing
The perfect preparation for an afternoon of world-class tennis is found in the rooftop dining rooms and hidden courtyards in Richmond.
Swan Street Take the number 70 tram from the city centre to the Corner Hotel’s popular rooftop beer garden, the Euro–inspired Union Dining terrace and The Richmond Club Hotel’s sunset–special skyline bar.
Bridge Road Bask in fine food and sunshine at Bouzy Rouge’s secret garden or enjoy uninterrupted city views from the Mt View Hotel’s Rooftop Bar. Tram 48 or 75 from the city centre will get you there. bridgerd.com.au
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The West End at Crown is an experience like no other in Melbourne. Combining the perfect mix of places to dine, bars, gaming and live entertainment, itâ€™s the ultimate destination in the heart of the city. With so much to discover, where do you begin? Corner of Clarendon Street and Crown Riverwalk.
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SOUTHGATE RESTAURANT & SHOPPING PRECINCT Southgate is a vibrant restaurant, shopping and entertainment destination in the heart of Southbank in Melbourne. The Centre is located directly opposite Flinders Street Station and is positioned at the gateway to Melbourne’s Arts Precinct. As a landmark city destination, Southgate offers a diverse range of restaurants, cafés and bars, unique fashion and giftware retailers, everyday shopping needs, free Wi-Fi and a licensed riverside food court with spectacular views of Melbourne’s city skyline. Open daily: 10am until late. Selected food court, restaurant and café traders are open for breakfast, please visit website for details. 3 Southgate Avenue, Southbank 9686 1000 firstname.lastname@example.org celebratesouthgate.com.au facebook.com/southgatemelbourne instagram.com/southgatemelbourne
THE PANCAKE PARLOUR The Pancake Parlour is a Melbourne family business serving sweet and savoury pancakes and crepes, as well as fish, chicken, steak and salads. Breakfast fare served until 5pm daily (until 12pm public holidays) Melbourne Central (Level 3, next to cinemas) Centrepoint Arcade, Bourke Street Mall (down the escalators) pancakeparlour.com.au | facebook.com/thepancakeparlour
THE COLONIAL TRAMCAR RESTAURANT Dining in Melbourne is a fabulous experience, especially aboard The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. As the glossy, burgundy trams cruise the scenic streets of Melbourne, diners enjoy our fine cuisine and drink the very best of Australian wines, or make a selection of beverages from our fully stocked bar at an inclusive price. Open daily: Luncheon, 1pm to 3pm; Early dinner, 5.45pm to 7.15pm & Late dinner, 8.35pm to 11.30pm 9695 4000 tramrestaurant.com.au
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THE HOTEL WINDSOR Australiaâ€™s most cherished hotel serves its renowned Afternoon Tea of freshly baked scones with jam and cream, exquisite pastries and finger sandwiches on tiered silver stands daily. Upon arrival, enjoy a glass of sparkling wine whilst afternoon delicacies and unlimited freshly brewed tea and coffee are brought to your table. Open daily: refer to website for times 111 Spring Street Melbourne 9633 6004 email@example.com thehotelwindsor.com.au
TUTTO PREMIUM FROZEN YOGURT & DESSERTS Tutto Premium Frozen Yogurt & Desserts is conveniently located off Lygon Street in Carlton. A great place to relax with friends or family. Experience delicious, tangy, sweet, tantalising premium Italian frozen yogurt, cutesy cupcakes, mouthwatering macaroons, organic coffee and traditional, herbal and fruit infused teas. You will be amazed by our choice of flavours. Tram: 1, 3, 3a, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67 or 72 Open hours: Monday - Thursday, 10.30am to 11pm; Friday, 10.30am til late & Saturday - Sunday, 11am til late 81 Grattan Street, Carlton 9348 2148 tutto.com.au
CHARCOAL LANE Charcoal Lane is a vibrant and unique restaurant located in buzzing Fitzroy. Offering a twist on modern Australian food through the infusion of native ingredients, Charcoal Lane offers a dining experience like no other. Charcoal Lane is a social enterprise restaurant, which provides Aboriginal and disengaged young people opportunityâ€™s to create positive change in their lives through its hospitality traineeships. Refer to website for opening hours 136 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy 9418 3400 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Attractions There is a lot to love in Melbourne; discover world-class festivals, creative tours, and one-ofa-kind experiences, all in the heart of the city.
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Fun in the City Whether it is out at a festival, a day at the beach or a seat in the stands watching tennis stars battling it out, this is a city that loves to have a good time – so get out there and join in the celebration.
his summer be sure to make the most of the city’s best state-of-the-art sporting venues, world class attractions and a whole lot of gardens, parks and beaches to soak up the sun.
Fresh stylings If there is one thing you have to do on your trip to Melbourne it is to spend time getting some well needed fresh air. St Kilda Beach is a first stop for many visitors and its unmissable bay views and clear blue water are the reason why. Head to Birrarung Marr for a walk along the banks of the Yarra. It is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate as you watch the rowers on the Yarra River float by. Sporting Life Every year the best tennis players in the world descend on Melbourne for the Australian Open and now you can get a slice of the action as you explore the iconic Melbourne Park and Rod Laver Arena on the Tennis World behind the scenes tour. Running before and after the Open action, you can take the Walk of Champions and even have a hit on the same courts as the world’s best. These tours sell out fast so make sure you check availability and book in quick. »» tennisworld.net.au
Feathers, Fins & Fur Explore an aquatic underwater wonderland at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, with cute and majestic Antarctic penguins, brightly coloured fish friends and of course the oceans most feared, sharks and crocodiles. Continue the animal exploration with a trip to the unique inner-city patch of the Collingwood Children’s Farm in Abbotsford. You will feel like you are miles away in the rolling countryside as you feed donkeys, gawk at geese and giggle at portly pigs. Take a trip to Lemur Island at the award-winning Melbourne Zoo. Get up close to the Ring-Tailed Lemurs as you wander through their misty rainforest aviary and tree houses.
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Memorable Melbourne Want an unforgettable experience? Whether you are a sports fanatic, looking for indulgence and relaxation or travelling with your family, Melbourne is the city for you.
Sport Lover Summer in Melbourne is all about the Australian Open. Warm nights, the world’s best players, colourful fans, live entertainment and a whole lot of tennis action. Grab a seat at Melbourne Park and enjoy one of the biggest events on the sporting calendar. »» australianopen.com
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horsing about The stunning Yarra River is at the centre of the action for Melbourne’s Chinese New Year celebrations, with top destinations Eureka Skydeck and SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium ringing in the Year of the Horse with gusto. Grab the whole family and explore a spectacular underwater world, or see the city from the highest heights. There will be fireworks and the traditional parade through Chinatown on Chinese New Year (31 January) to welcome the Year of the Horse. Melbourne comes alive with celebrations popping up across the city. Welcome the New Year with a week of arts, entertainment and food. »» eurekaskydeck.com.au »» melbourneaquarium.com.au
adrenaline junkie Travelling with the family? Then a trip to Bounce Inc is a must. With over 100 interconnected trampolines and 500 square meters of soft foam pits, this is the ultimate jumping universe. Whether you are a child or simply young at heart, this is sure to have you jumping with joy. »» bounceinc.com.au
The Luxury Lover There is nothing more luxurious than your own signature scent. Head to Fleurage Perfume Atelier in South Melbourne and experience the opulence of creating your own bespoke perfume in the traditional way, with the help of the onsite Master Perfumer. »» fleurage-natural-perfume.com.au
family fun Arts Centre Melbourne delivers a Summer Program packed with family favourites – from Angelina Ballerina and life-like Dinosaurs to acrobatic dance and the world’s best illusionists. Book your tickets and take to the stage for a day like no other. »» artscentremelbourne.com.au
delights The starting point. The end point. Or many points along the way. Fed Square is where Melbourne joins and celebrates, where it steps off and unfolds for all to see. Start your adventure, explore Melbourne or just involve yourself in the rewarding art, culture, performance, food and wine or unique shopping available at your fingertips. Free Guided Tours 11am, Monday to Saturday (subject to availability) fedsquare.com
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Experience an African adventure
Take a guided safari bus tour across the savannah and discover rhinos, giraffes and zebras. Visit our three male Western Lowland Gorillas in one of the world’s largest gorilla exhibits. Or follow the African walking trail to see lions, hippos and cheetahs.
Just 30 minutes drive from Melbourne. K Road, Werribee Transport: Take the Werribee line train to Werribee Station. Then take Bus Route 439 to Werribee Open Range Zoo.
Melbourne Zoo Journey through a world of wildlife in the heart of Melbourne
You won’t believe how many animals are at Melbourne Zoo! Explore the beautifully landscaped settings, see majestic Asian Elephants, sleek Sumatran tigers, and watch orang-utans swinging through the trees.
Only 10 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD. Elliott Avenue, Parkville Tram: Take tram No. 55 from William St. Train: Take the Upfield line to Royal Park Station from Flinders St or Southern Cross stations.
HEalESvillE Sanctuary Explore a bushland haven for Australian wildlife Experience a real slice of Australia at Healesville Sanctuary. Wander the tranquil bushland tracks and come face to face with iconic Australian animals like koalas, kangaroos, platypus and emus.
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An hour’s scenic drive from Melbourne. Badger Creek Road, Healesville Transport: Day tours to Healesville Sanctuary depart from Federation Square every day.
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EXPERIENCE A DAY AT THE YARRA VALLEY WINERIES Great value! $110 all day Entertaining, informative and fun Fully inclusive • Superb lunch at Balgownie Estate Restaurant • Visiting four wineries for tasting and tours • Finishing the day at Domaine Chandon with light tasty nibbles and a glass of bubbles • City and St Kilda pick up and drop off • Friendly personalised tour • Departs daily • Free Wi-Fi onboard Let our expert guides show you some of Australia’s premier vineyards in the beautiful Yarra Valley, only one hour from Melbourne. 1800 996 414 (freecall) austwinetourco.com.au
LUNA PARK Luna Park is the ultimate destination for fun in Melbourne! Bursting with amazing rides and attractions, it will fill your summer with screamworthy excitement! Soak up the spectacular carnival atmosphere that has entertained visitors for over 100 years, whilst having loads of fun on 20 awesome rides and attractions. Brand new this summer is Pirates Revenge; an aquatic roller coaster where getting wet has never been more fun! With 3 new rides, plus your old favourites, you can enjoy all the spinning, zooming, twirling and screaming you could possibly want all summer long. Tram: 16, 96, 79, stop 138 Open: Every day during weekends, school holidays and public holidays from 11am. See the website for more details. 18 Lower Esplanade, St Kilda 9525 5033 email@example.com lunapark.com.au
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GALACTIC CIRCUS Anybody’s Game! Galactic Circus is Australia’s largest indoor interactive theme park. Offering hundreds of carnival favourites, prize redemption games, the hottest bowling lanes in the CBD, indoor laser skirmish, motion rides and the latest high-tech attractions, this exciting venue is the only one of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. Centrally located at the Crown Entertainment Complex – Galactic Circus is the ultimate entertainment venue for all ages and best of all entry is free! Open daily: 10am to 2am Ground Floor, Crown Entertainment Complex 13-BOWL (13-2695) firstname.lastname@example.org galacticcircus.com.au
CARLTON & UNITED BREWERY TOUR AND BEER TASTING Come behind the scenes, and explore the home of Australia’s famous beers – Carlton Draught, VB, Fosters and more... Following the tour enjoy complementary ‘Brewery Fresh’ tastings at the bar. Pub meals also available. Bookings essential, minutes from the CBD, catch the 109 tram. Corner Thompson & Nelson Streets, Abbotsford 9420 6800 carltonbrewhouse.com.au
38 SOUTH EAST TOURS Let us take you away from the crowds and experience Victoria like a local. We specialise in building personalised tour experiences. We offer flexibility and a passion for the region’s environment, wildlife and natural history. Tours include Great Ocean Road, bird watching, Grampians and beyond. Luxury vehicle with six passengers maximum. 9391 5191 or 0433 872 771 email@example.com | 38set.com
Did you know… · in both World War I and World II, Point Nepean was where the first shots were fired in anger? · Murrangurk was William Buckley’s Wattawarre name? · the wetlands of Port Phillip Bay have Australia’s largest concentration of bird life diversity, second only to Kakadu?
Discover your ay Around the Bay Whether you go all the way, or just do one side, it’s classic good times. In a cosy group of six guests, soak up local stories, tantalising flavours and good conversation - either on a “Join In” basis or by arranging a private tour. It’s a great gift to share with the people you care about. Pick-ups: Melbourne CBD, Geelong, Queenscliff Ferry & Sorrento Ferry
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SKYDIVE THE BEACH AND BEYOND Leave your world behind as you skydive at one of three eye-opening locations across Victoria. Attached securely to your experienced tandem instructor, you leap from the plane from maximum altitudes for up to 60 seconds of life-changing freefall at over 200km an hour. Soak up the unbeatable views of Melbourne city as you jump directly over St Kilda beach. Or marvel at the incredible views of the favourite tourism destinations of the Yarra Valley or Great Ocean Road. Book now! Melbourne: St Kilda Marina, Marine Parade, St Kilda Great Ocean Road: Barwon Heads Airfield, 1419 Barwon Heads Road, Connewarre Yarra Valley: Lilydale Airport, 13 MacIntyre Lane, Yering 1300 663 634 skydive.com.au
LEADBEATER ECO TOURS Discover the wonders of the Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges with the small group specialists. These fully inclusive tours visit Puffing Billy, Healesville Sanctuary, The Black Spur, Sherbrooke Forest, William Ricketts and much, much more. See their website to find out more or to book online. • Lunch included • City and St Kilda pick up and drop off • Small group size guaranteed • Professional and friendly guides • Departs daily Tip: See the offers section for a great discount! 1300 905 503 email@example.com leady.com.au
The 2014 Formula 1ÂŽ Australian Grand Prix promises to be faster and more exciting than ever before, with a huge range of on and off-track entertainment including F1s, V8 Supercars, music, stunts and much more. From various corporate package offers, to Grandstand and General Admission, there are plenty of options for everyone. Book your tickets now so you donâ€™t miss a second of the exciting F1 action.
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MELBOURNE TOURS Just arrived and not sure where to start? With tours to suit all ages and interests, let the expert guides from Melbourne’s many walking tours show you the highlights.
FOODIE TRAILS Our three hour walking food tours give you the opportunity to discover Melbourne’s cultural side. Taste the flavours, experience the culture, explore the regions. Various locations: Masala Trails – CBD and Dandenong, Turkish Trails – Brunswick, African Trails – Footscray, Cooking classes – Bentleigh. 1800 667 791 | foodietrails.com.au
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WALK TO ART TOURS Walk to Art is an intimate behind the scenes tour which takes you to street art; art in artist-run initiative spaces, and to artists in their studios, all hidden in Melbourne’s unnamed buildings and laneways. 0412 005 901 email@example.com | walktoart.com.au
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Most demanded quality tours Australia's Top Brands Significantly discounted prices • Great Ocean Road • Phillip Island Penguin Parade • Grampians • Yarra Valley Wine Tours • Peninsula Hot Springs Shuttle • Sovereign Hill • Puffing Billy and Healesville Sanctuary day trips Complimentary door-to-door pick up services available from most inner city accommodation providers. Most tours depart daily, bookings available 24/7. 9592 3646 lastminutedaytours.com
GLOBAL BALLOONING AUSTRALIA Choose to enjoy the incredible sensation of drifting over Melbourne, or Victoria's winery region; Yarra Valley. Enjoy a sunrise flight with Victoria’s most experienced and professional hot air ballooning company with a complimentary transfer from any CBD hotel. Mention this guide at time of booking to receive a 15% discount. 9428 5703 globalballooning.com.au facebook.com/globalballooning
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Australia’s Favourite Steam Train
Puffing Billy is Australia’s favourite steam train which travels through the magnificent forests and fern gullies of the Dandenong Ranges. Located in Belgrave, Puffing Billy is only one hour east of Melbourne and runs everyday except Christmas Day. Hang your legs over the side of our traditional excursion train carriages whilst journeying to Emerald Lake Park or Gembrook. Gather family and friends, pack a picnic and have a great day out! Alternatively you can travel first class in our luxury, fully enclosed dining carriages on the daily ‘Steam & Cuisine’ Luncheon Train, or on our ‘Dinner & Dance Train’ which departs on selected Friday and Saturday evenings. Tours are offered by all major day tour operators. Metro Train: Belgrave line to Belgrave Station.
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MELBOURNE RIVER CRUISES Take Me to the River! Take an award-winning sightseeing cruise and discover the best of what Melbourne has to offer while gently meandering your way through this river city. Enjoy a complimentary tea or coffee and relax as our captains detail the history of the Yarra and Melbourne. â€˘ Yarra Sightseeing Cruises â€˘ City & Williamstown Ferry Tickets can be purchased at: 1. Southgate Riverfront, Arts & Leisure Precinct Berth 5 kiosk 2. Federation Wharf, located below Federation Square Open daily: 10am to 3.30pm 8610 2600 or 9654 9599 melbcruises.com.au
CHILL ON ICE LOUNGE & SKI LODGE The ultimate arctic experience and at negative 10 degrees it is definitely the coolest place in town. Everything within Chill On Ice Lounge is made of ice including the walls, tables, chairs and even the glasses you drink from. For your arctic adventure you are provided with a snow cape ( jacket), gloves and Ugg boots keeping you snug as a bug in a rug. Children are welcome between the hours of 12 noon and 6.30pm daily. Accompanying the Ice Lounge is the Ski Lodge restaurant where you can enjoy a coffee or a meal after your Chill On experience. Train: Located on the banks of the Yarra River, opposite Flinders Street Station Open daily: 10am to late MR6 Mid Level Southgate Arts & Leisure Precinct, 3 Southgate Avenue, Southbank 1300 ICE BAR or 9663 3877 firstname.lastname@example.org chillon.com.au
VISIT AUSTRALIA’S HOME OF SPORT Take a tour of the MCG and discover the legendary history behind Australia’s largest stadium. Walk on the hallowed arena and explore the inner sanctum of this mighty destination. Visit the National Sports Museum located at the MCG and relive the greatest moments in Australian sport. Open 10am – 5pm Tickets available at nsm.org.au Gate 3, MCG T 61 3 9657 8879
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Stay Fire Safe This Summer Summer is the perfect time to experience regional Victoria. Relax and enjoy Victoria’s breathtaking scenery and diverse natural wonderlands knowing you’ve taken a few simple steps to stay bushfire safe. Before you leave • Check fire warnings and Fire Danger Ratings for the area you are visiting. • Download the FireReady app. • S ave the Victorian Bushfire Information Line (1800 240 667) to your mobile phone. • P ack a few essential items in your car such as woollen blankets, drinking water, sturdy shoes and long-sleeved tops and pants made from natural fibres. These items will help you if you are caught in a fire. While you are away • On hot, dry, windy days, check Fire Danger Ratings and warnings. Fires can start and spread quickly on these days and parks and forests may be closed. • C heck if a Total Fire Ban has been declared for the area you are visiting. • L isten to local radio for advice and warnings while you’re on the road. • N ever travel into a high risk bushfire area where a Code Red Fire Danger Rating has been declared or where fires are burning.
Stay Informed Visit cfa.vic.gov.au, call 1800 240 667, check the FireReady app, listen to local radio, talk to your host or visit an accredited Visitor Information Centre. And remember; always check more than one source of information.
What are Fire Danger Ratings & Total Fire Bans? Fire Danger Ratings tell you how dangerous a fire would be if one started. A Total Fire Ban sets legal restrictions on activities that may start a fire, including restrictions on barbecues and campfires.
Experience a breathtaking flight over the most spectacular coastal scenery in Australia. 12 Apostles Helicopters on Victoria’s Great Ocean Road, offers you a unique opportunity to see the entire Shipwreck Coast and Port Campbell National Park in style. Perhaps a journey over the 12 Apostles, a flight to the Bay of Islands via London Bridge, or take in the beauty of the entire Shipwreck Coast all the way to the Cape Otway Lighthouse. We offer the highest level of safety and service to make this an experience of a lifetime. Open daily: 9am until one hour before sunset 12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Port Campbell 5598 8283 email@example.com 12apostleshelicopters.com.au
ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS Located in the heart of Melbourne, the Royal Botanic Gardens is considered one of the world’s finest gardens, offering visitors a calm oasis of beautiful plants and landscapes. This summer, join one of our local guides on an Aboriginal Heritage Walk or watch the kids explore the Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden. Relax at one of our two cafés: the lively market style Observatory Café or The Terrace which overlooks the tranquil Ornamental Lake. Visit The Gardens Shop for a unique range of botanic inspired gifts and gardening accessories. Open daily: 7.30am until sunset Entry to the Gardens is free Costs apply for some tours Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne 9252 2429 rbg.vic.gov.au
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Arts & Culture With events, theatre and a full festival calendar, there is no denying Melbourne is the home of arts and culture.
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Celebrate Art With galleries, exhibitions and festivals galore you will understand why arts and culture is so passionately celebrated in Melbourne.
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his is a city that lives and breathes the creative, innovative and unique. This summer, get out and discover the soul of Melbourne – from the music and arts scenes that are definitely alive, to the museums and architecture that reveal the city’s intriguing past. wall art The city is home to over 100 galleries, with the most well known being the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). Home to world-class exhibitions, it is a must for any art aficionado. ARC One Gallery in Flinders Lane is one of Melbourne's art highlights. Showcasing vibrant and creative artists, the gallery continually produces quality and high calibre exhibitions. No Vacancy Gallery represents an important part of the art scene, showing both solo and group art exhibitions, ranging from live music, fashion runway shows, to performance and major installation works. »» ngv.vic.gov.au »» arcone.com.au »» no-vacancy.com.au
Live And Loud Venues like The Tote in Collingwood and The Corner Hotel in Richmond have helped define Melbourne’s live music scene, bringing established and emerging artists to their hallowed stages for years. Experience a music moment and join the swaying crowds at one of the nearly nightly gigs. Declaring itself boldly as ‘pretty much the best rock n’ roll bar in the world’, you are in for an authentic rock n’ roll experience at Cherry Bar. Appropriately found in AC/DC Lane, they showcase a roster of DJ’s and live bands, perfect for the rock connoisseur. »» thetotehotel.com »» cornerhotel.com »» cherrybar.com.au
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Bricks & Mortar Melbourne has a rich history and its buildings tell its greatest stories. Wander the streets and laneways and you will unravel an intriguing past. Make sure you check out these architectural gems.
Cooks' Cottage Discover the historic home of Captain James Cook. Relocated to the lush Fitzroy Gardens, this 18th century English cottage is a true piece of history. »» cookscottage.com.au
The Royal Exhibition Building Completed in 1880 this stunning building has been the centrepiece for some of the city’s most iconic events and festivals, and still presents a flourishing calendar to this day. »» museumvictoria.com.au/reb
Arts Centre Melbourne Opening in 1977, this striking piece of architecture has become the feature point of the Southbank Arts Precinct, identifiable by its luminous and iconic spire, lighting up the city every night. »» artscentremelbourne.com.au
Federation Square Over the last 200 years, the site on which the current space sits has been home to the city morgue, a fish market, corporate offices and rail yards. Now it stands proud as one of Melbourne's most important buildings and event venues. »» fedsquare.com
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Melbourne’s Muse As the arts and cultural capital, Melbourne has its fair share of world-class museums and exhibition spaces – Melbourne Museum, ACMI, the Immigration Museum, Scienceworks and the list goes on. Wherever your passion lies, you will be sure to discover a place that you can further explore it. For those that love uncovering the secrets of the past, head to the Immigration Museum on Flinders Street, with walls of displays investigating Melbourne’s migrant past. Otherwise the Melbourne Museum will have you spouting facts about Dinosaurs, the Human Body and Australia’s Indigenous history. »» museumvictoria.com.au/immigrationmuseum »» museumvictoria.com.au/melbournemuseum Digital Icons Be immersed in the digital and dive into a world of moving pictures at the Australian Centre of the Moving Image, or ACMI as it is more frequently known.
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With exhibitions covering all areas of pop culture, you will find everything from your favourite films to cult television hits and will quickly be up to date on all the ins and outs of the modern digital age. »» acmi.net.au
26 Sep 2013 – 23 Feb 2014 ACMI, Federation Square acmi.net.au/spectacle — “a huge and brilliant exhibition” The Age
Spectacle the music video exhibition Spectacle: The Music Video Exhibition is organised by the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati and curated by FLUX Image: Gotye “Somebody That I Used to Know” (feat. Kimbra) (2011) Directed by Natasha Pincus
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Discover a culture that has survived for more than 2000 generations and experience the rich celebration of culture today. Be immersed in a sound and light cinema experience where youâ€™ll share in the story of Bunjil, the Creator. Take an emotional journey across Victoria and discover the uniqueness of south east Australian Aboriginal culture.
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ST MICHAEL'S St Michael's, completed in 1867, is built on the site of the first permanent church in Melbourne. The interior design, though ahead of its time, is influenced by a theatrical style reminiscent of Florentine galleries. The exterior reflects Tuscan style with Romanesque features. Some claim its design has no parallel in England or Australia. St Michael’s bicentennial windows are a rare expression of visual theology – the largest display of existential-religious stained glass in the Southern Hemisphere. Mingary 'The Quiet Place' (on the west side) is a gem visited by hundreds each week. Open hours: Weekday tours, 10.30am to 1.30pm (please phone for confirmation) Church Service: Sunday, 10am 120 Collins Street, Melbourne (Corner of Russell & Collins Street) 9654 5120 stmichaels.org.au
PARLIAMENT HOUSE Visit Victoria’s Parliament House – one of Australia’s oldest and most architecturally distinguished public buildings. Free guided tours are provided on non-sitting days, Monday to Friday. Groups of six or more must book. On sitting days, come and see Parliament in action. Public tours: On non-sitting days, Monday - Friday, 9.30am; 10.30am; 11.30am; 1.30pm; 2.30pm & 3.45pm Spring Street, East Melbourne 9651 8568 | parliament.vic.gov.au/visit Follow us on Twitter: @VicParliament
OLD TREASURY BUILDING Discover Melbourne’s most beautiful 19th century building. Explore its original gold vaults and stories of the gold rushes, Ned Kelly, Chinese, Eureka and much more. Enjoy the fascinating stories behind Melbourne’s streets and their names in the new exhibition ‘Streets of Melbourne’. Free entry. Open hours: Sunday - Friday, 10am to 4pm (closed Saturday) 20 Spring Street, Melbourne 9651 2233 firstname.lastname@example.org | oldtreasurybuilding.org.au
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VISIT The ShrIne of remembrance Contemplate the quiet solitude of the sanctuary, explore the memorials in the surrounding parkland and discover the story of Australians in war and peacekeeping in our exhibitions and displays. Free guided tours, daily at 11am and 2pm Remembrance Ray of Light ceremonies, every half hour from 10.30am â€” Birdwood Avenue and St Kilda Road, Melbourne 03 9661 8100 www.shrine.org.au Open daily 10am-5pm (closed Good Friday and Christmas Day) Free entry. Donations welcome
COOKS’ COTTAGE Melbourne is home to many unique experiences. When visiting the city, make sure you take the time to experience Cooks’ Cottage. Australia's oldest building will captivate you with stories of explorer Captain James Cook, remarkable insights of life in the 18th century and the history of how this landmark came to be in Melbourne. Open daily: 9am to 5pm (last entry 4.45pm) Fitzroy Gardens, Wellington Parade, East Melbourne 9419 4677 email@example.com www.cookscottage.com.au
IMMIGRATION MUSEUM Journey through Melbourne’s history and explore stories of people who have migrated from all reaches of the world. Explore Australian identity – who we are and who others think we are. Open daily: 10am to 5pm 400 Flinders Street, Melbourne 13 11 02 firstname.lastname@example.org | museumvictoria.com.au
RAAF POINT COOK MUSEUM Australia’s Air Force in fascinating detail through thousands of memorabilia items, beautifully preserved aircraft and interactive flying displays, just 25 minutes from Melbourne. Admission is free. Open hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10am to 3pm; weekends and public holidays, 10am to 5pm (closed Monday, Christmas Day and Good Friday) RAAF Williams, Point Cook Road, Point Cook 8348 6040 email@example.com | airforce.gov.au/raafmuseum
Melbourne Theatre Company is one of the world’s largest theatre companies, producing classic and contemporary Australian and international theatre for audiences all year round. Over summer MTC presents a range of thrilling productions including The Mountaintop, a stunning work about Dr Martin Luther King Jr; Noël Coward’s classic comedy Private Lives (pictured); a cheekily titled work called Cock by Olivier award-winning playwright Mike Bartlett; and children’s plays The Book of Everything and Big Bad Wolf. MTC performs at Southbank Theatre and Arts Centre Melbourne. Performances occur Monday to Saturday evenings, with matinees on Wednesday and Saturday for most productions. Call or visit the box office for ticket prices and more information. Southbank Theatre Box Office 140 Southbank Blvd, Southbank 8688 0800 mtc.com.au
ARTS CENTRE MELBOURNE GUIDED TOURS Beneath the iconic spire lies Australia’s largest performing arts centre; home to some of the world’s best loved stars of song, dance and theatre. Buried deep beneath its twinkling lights is a myriad of backstage rooms and secret passageways unknown to most of its visitors. We invite you to discover what lies beyond the walls of our theatres and performance spaces and learn how the magic of the stage is brought to life with three exclusive guided tours. Attend a tour for exclusive discounts to shows, restaurants, retail and more! Group discounts available. Gallery and State Theatre Tour: Monday to Thursday & Saturday, 11am - $20 per person Hamer Hall Tour Aperitivo: Friday, 11am; Tuesday & Thursday, 5.30pm - $30 per person Backstage Tour: Sunday, 11am - $20 per person 1300 182 183 artscentremelbourne.com.au
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Shopping Designer clothes, unique homewares and unforgettable footwear, Melbourne will have your every need covered with a bustling and vibrant shopping experience.
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Shopping Mad Explore Melbourne’s passion for fashion, from the city’s towering arcades and unique boutiques to the bustling shopping strips in Melbourne’s famed precincts.
ne stop shopping at its best. From the highend to the unique, this city caters perfectly for all your shopping needs with an abundance of conveniently located strips, malls and arcades, albeit in true Melbourne style. Or if you are wanting to branch out a little further, flanking the city centre are Melbourne’s villages, each home to a distinctive atmosphere and rich community. All in One From heritage to modern, the refurbished Melbourne Central has gone from a humble train station to a shopping Mecca. With three sprawling levels of shopping delights, it will be easy to discover a treat to take home with you. Bourke Street Mall has it all – you can find designer brands in home decor, cosmetics and of course fashion at flagship department stores Myer and David Jones, as well a mix of Australian boutiques selling everything from luggage and leather goods, to accessories and beauty essentials. »» melbournecentral.com.au Melbourne's GPO
Couture Clothing Forget bargain buys and vintage finds – fashion becomes haute couture at the top end of Collins Street. The shade of towering heritage buildings veil some of the most recognised international fashion houses including names like Prada, Gucci, Chanel and Louis Vuitton.
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Head to the stunning and historic Melbourne’s GPO, an object of beauty in itself with high luminous arches, sun-filled balconies and of course, a fabulous selection of Australian and international designer boutiques. »» melbournesgpo.com
Get out and enjoy the fresh air as you peruse Melbourne’s best markets. From the freshest produce to vintage designs, discover why the city loves its market finds. Craft Victoria Market Import, Armadale
south melbourne market South Melbourne Market offers some of the best produce in town, from fish and meats to homemade pasta and bread, you will find everything you need to put together a feast. Make sure you pick up a famous South Melbourne Dim Sim – you won’t be disappointed. »» southmelbournemarket.com.au
Unique finds Nestled among the cobbled streets of Armadale in the city’s east is the unique retail retreat of High Street. Home to fashion, food, beauty and homeware stores, it is the perfect place to relax and indulge. The well discussed Market Import is right out of a South American bazaar, with colourful trinkets and hand-carved statement furniture sprawled across the sunny warehouse-like space. »» marketimport.com.au
St kilda esplanade market Every Sunday since 1970, the St Kilda Esplanade Market has been a destination for local artists’ wares. With nearly 200 of Victoria’s best artists and craftspeople to choose from, it will make discovering your next purchase easy. »» stkildaesplanademarket.com.au
arts centre sunday market Local artists' deliver the goods every week at this uniquely Melbourne market, held at the famous Arts Centre forecourt. Discover handmade and one-of-a-kind treasures as you are entertained by live tunes from some of the city’s best musicians. »» artscentremelbourne.com.au
Fashion Hubs Sydney Road in Brunswick is celebrated as one of Melbourne’s great food streets, but surprisingly dispersed between the world dining options are a host of vintage and eclectic boutiques. From custom fit denim and designer wear from forgotten times, to pre-loved fashion at vintage specialists, this is a truly unique shopping experience. For years Chapel Street has been a destination for shopping in Melbourne and for good reason. Not only is this strip filled to the brim with shops, boutiques, restaurants and cafés, it is also has a refreshing vibe.
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Explore 530 Fabulous Stores, 50 Australian and International Designer Boutiques and 16 World Class Luxury Brands, all under the one roof and just 25 minutes from the city. Plus, be transported in style on the free Fashion Shuttle leaving the CBD 5 days a week. For enquiries, call 1300 668 467. chadstone.com.au
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Melbourneâ€™s hottest shopping strips are only 10 minutes from the city centre. Chapel Street is famous for fashion and even more fun after dark with alfresco dining and buzzing nightspots. Nearby enjoy the elegance of High Street Armadale with acclaimed fashion designers, galleries and home wares stores. Explore a little further from the city and discover Melbourneâ€™s true style this summer.
ST KILDA ESPLANADE MARKET Every Sunday for over 40 years, the St Kilda Esplanade Market has delighted crowds with a wide assortment of unique products and curios for sale. Shop stall after stall of unique, handcrafted jewellery, gifts, souvenirs, wearable and decorative arts and crafts, all while taking in the picturesque views of the St Kilda shoreline. Bliss! Chat to any of the 130 exhibiting artisans, and along with a treasured memento, you're sure to uncover a unique story worth taking home. This famous makers’ market is located between Fitzroy Street and Acland Street beside Luna Park in St Kilda. Tram: 3a, 16, 79 or 96, stop 135 - 138 Open: Every Sunday, 10am to 5pm Winter opening hours: 10am to 4pm Upper Esplanade, St Kilda 9209 6634 firstname.lastname@example.org stkildaesplanademarket.com.au
QUEEN VICTORIA MARKET A much loved cultural and historic treasure, Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market is the largest open air market in the Southern Hemisphere. Open Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and weekends, it’s a vibrant and bustling inner-city Market where you can shop for everything from fresh produce, and local and imported gourmet foods, to cosmetics, clothing and souvenirs. Train: Melbourne Central Station or Flagstaff Station Tram: 19, 57, 59, stop 7 or 55, stop 9 Bus: Melbourne Visitor Shuttle, stop 8 Open hours: Tuesday & Thursday, 6am to 2pm; Friday, 6am to 5pm; Saturday, 6am to 3pm & Sunday, 9am to 4pm Corner Elizabeth & Victoria Streets, Melbourne 9320 5822 email@example.com qvm.com.au
Harbour Town Shopping Centre is the best location in Melbourne for brand direct outlets, speciality stores, dining and entertainment. It is the perfect day out! Located in Docklands, Harbour Town is an open air centre, with great shopping across two levels. It is close to public transport and located right next to Medibank Icehouse and Costco. Make sure to visit the Tourism Lounge for a free Tourism Card for extra discounts from participating stores, as well as complimentary refreshments and luggage minding. Train: Southern Cross Station Tram: 70, 86 or 35 (free City Circle), stop D11 Open daily: 10am to 6pm; Sundays & public holidays, 10am to 5pm & Friday until 9pm AEDT (closed Christmas Day & Good Friday) Docklands Drive, Docklands 9386 8600 firstname.lastname@example.org harbourtownmelbourne.com.au
LIGHTNING RIDGE OPAL MINES Established in 1964, Lightning Ridge Opal Mines is a family owned and operated business that specialises in Australian opal and opal education. We educate every visitor that comes into our store about the different types of opals and how they are valued. We will demonstrate for you how an opal is cut and polished and we also have a small display of Australian Wildlife â€“ a little piece of outback in the Melbourne CBD. Please feel free to come into our showroom and view the large selection of unset solid opals and our handmade opal jewellery. Download our free Opals App for iPhone & Android. Tram: 35 (free City Circle), 70 or 75, stop 6 Open seven days a week! 175 Flinders Lane (not Street), Melbourne 9654 4444 email@example.com opals.net.au
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BRIDGE ROAD A visit to Melbourne isn’t complete without experiencing this truly Melbourne shopping precinct. Mingle with locals as you explore the array of shops offering everything from top-to-toe fashion, through to one-off homewares and furnishings. When you’re all shopped out, revive yourself at one of the many bustling cafés, discover the myriad of restaurants or soak up the atmosphere in a local award-winning bar. Train: Richmond or West Richmond Station Tram: From City; 48 or 75, from the South; 78 or 79 Bridge Road, Richmond firstname.lastname@example.org bridgerd.com.au
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AUSTRALIAN BY DESIGN Established ten years, Australian By Design is a unique Australian business selling beautiful Australian made products, hand blown glass, handcrafted timbers, bronze sculptures, jewellery, original art, Aboriginal art and craft, hand painted silk scarves and pewter creations. Come visit us for that special gift and souvenir. Tram: Any tram to the Elizabeth & Collins Street intersection Open daily: Monday - Thursday, 9am to 6pm; Friday, 9am to 7pm & Saturday - Sunday, 11am to 5.30pm Shop 13, The Block Arcade 282 Collins Street, Melbourne 9663 9883 email@example.com australianbydesign.com.au
JOHNSTON JEWELLERS Johnston Jewellers, a family business dating back to 1901, is proud to be one of Melbourne's largest opal dealers. With knowledge stemming from an involvement in opal mining and manufacturing, Johnston Jewellers can provide first class quality and selection to suit all budgets. We stock a huge selection of unmounted opals as well as set opal jewellery and we are only too happy to explain the intricacies of purchasing one of these fine gems. Johnston Jewellers also has a magnificent range of South Sea black, white and gold pearls, and jewellery to choose from. 124 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 9650 7434 firstname.lastname@example.org johnstonjewellers.com
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Out & About Head any direction from Melbourneâ€™s city centre and you will uncover one of the cityâ€™s famed villages.
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Village Voices From those that edge along the bay to ones nestled in the hills, each of Melbourne’s unique villages has a distinct and vibrant personality that is worth discovering. Fashion in the east In The Market In the leafy eastern villages of Camberwell, Hawthorn Canterbury and Kew you will find a hidden oasis of shopping delights. From the laden stalls at the Hawthorn Craft Market, to the full clothing racks at the famed Camberwell Sunday Market, you are sure to uncover a treasure to take home with you. If it is fresh produce you are after then a visit to the Boroondara Farmers Market will have you sorted. Open every third and fifth Saturday of the month and home to a huge variety of local produce, it is easy to get everything you need to prepare a tasty feast. Chadstone Shopping Centre
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Fashion forward Take your pick of the east’s fashion hubs; Toorak Road, Malvern Village and of course Chapel Street. As one of the city’s most affluent addresses, Chapel Street is home to a host of shopping opportunities. Whether you are browsing for a new outfit or just simply perusing the stunning window displays, this is the street for you. If you are talking shopping in the east you cannot miss Chadstone Shopping Centre. It is big, bold and with over 530 stores, it is easy to get lost in. Free fashion shuttles run from Federation Square daily from Wednesday to Sunday. »» chadstoneshopping.com.au
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Northern Delights Authentically Tasty The feast continues with arguably some of the city’s best pizza, pasta and gelato, at Melbourne’s own Little Italy, Lygon Street. Stroll the tree-lined streets and duck into the many restaurants, bars and cafés that spill out onto the pathway with their brightly coloured awnings and enigmatic hosts.
Trendy Treats From gourmet burgers and delicious Thai, to late night pizzas – the best chefs are serving it up in Fitzroy. After dinner it is time to discover the bars and pubs that line the famous Smith and Brunswick Streets. There are a lot to choose from – cocktail lounges, wine bars, traditional pubs and many in-between, so prepare for a night of exploring.
Explore the world of food in Melbourne’s northern villages. Head to Sydney Road in Brunswick for a Mediterranean taste sensation, with a host of authentic Turkish, Afghani, Lebanese and Greek restaurants, cafés and bakeries. Dine on traditional barbecued meats and homemade desserts – you won't go home hungry.
Craft beers, cosy courtyards and classic Vietnamese are Church Street and Bridge Roads expertise. Right in the heart of Richmond this pocket is bursting with delicious traditional fare, from Pho to Rice Paper Rolls, you will be well fed.
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Views & Brews Want to enjoy some of Melbourne’s best views? Then St Kilda, Port Melbourne and South Melbourne are the places to go. With stunning bay and city views you won’t forget these vibrant villages too quickly. St Kilda has long been one of the city’s most famed destinations with a thriving dining and entertainment precinct. Days in St Kilda are spent at the beautiful bay beach, while nights are for enjoying the views across the bay over a delicious meal. South Melbourne, just a short drive up the road, is a hive of activity and a must visit when looking for an authentic Melbourne experience. With a fantastic community feel you will thoroughly enjoy browsing the stalls at the South Melbourne Market and chatting with friendly locals at the many cafés. Miles of Style You will feel like you are miles away in the effervescent seaside villages of Brighton, Sandringham and Hampton. With 17 kilometres of beautiful coastline, there is a lot of sightseeing and investigating to be done in this quiet and inviting region. Start your trip at the colourful Brighton Bathing Boxes and you can even watch the sail boats start their exhibitions. Head on to the famous sand belt golf courses in Beaumaris for the perfect place to watch the sunset on another great Melbourne day. Brighton Bathing Boxes
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West side story From the wild Head further inland and discover the Werribee Tourism Precinct, which is home to the Werribee Open Range Zoo, the historic Werribee Park Mansion and the stunning K Road Cliffs. From ghost tours and overnight safaris, to wine tastings and aerochuting, there is something to suit everyone. Just up the road is the Point Cook Coastal Park and Cheetham Wetlands, which rank among the top places in the world for migratory wading birds. BY THE water Docklands has quickly established itself as a destination for dining and entertainment. A short tram ride will have you at the heart of Docklands – Medibank Icehouse, Harbour Town Shopping Centre and a host of family fun. After a day of exploring you will need a break, and with a long and mouth-watering list of restaurants, cafés and bars, Docklands will have you ready to do it all again.
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beachside bliss Williamstown and Newport in the city’s west have some of the best views across the bay, and not to mention a host of entertainment and dining options that make it the perfect day out. Picnic at Williamstown's Commonwealth Reserve, directly across from the pier; ride the 23km Hobsons Bay Coastal Trail from the Westgate Bridge to Skeleton Creek, taking you past botanic gardens, beaches and wetlands; or uncover Williamstown’s rich maritime past. HMAS Castlemaine, Williamstown
St Kilda, Port Melbourne & South Melbourne Head beachside for sun, fun and to make some great summer memories! Summer sizzles IN ST KILDA Bask on the beach, exercise along the foreshore or get in an adventure activity adrenalin fix. Brunch in the sun, visit an iconic attraction, shop in quirky Acland Street or try a new gelato flavour. Later, meet up with friends for a meal, a show or appreciate some great live music as you soak up the buzzing nightlife in Fitzroy Street. Don’t miss the cinema under the stars from 1-29 December 2013 at South Beach Reserve or the famous St Kilda Festival, 1-9 February 2014 showcasing Live N Local music, visual arts, street performances, film, poetry and comedy.
Sail into Port Work up a sweat perusing the boutique stores and art galleries of Bay Street. Then take a break and pop in and be pampered at one of the many health and well-being providers or just head to the beach to relax and swim. Stop in at a water side café and watch the ships sail by as you grab a bite to eat. In the evening, admire the sunset across the bay with a drink in hand at a stylish bar on Beach Street, or upmarket restaurant at Station Pier.
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South Melbourne soul If you are hunting for something unique, then explore the hidden laneways and streets of South Melbourne. Peruse the exclusive stores along Coventry, Clarendon and Park Streets or visit the So:Me designer space at the South Melbourne Market. Soak up the bustling market atmosphere and buy gourmet delights, wander the area admiring vibrant street art or watch life go by from a trendy café.
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GETTING THERE St Kilda Tram: 96, 16 or 112 from Bourke, Swanston or Collins Streets Bus: 246, 600, night buses 922 or 923 Port Melbourne Tram: 109 from Collins Street Bus: 250, 251 or 253 South Melbourne Tram: 112 or 1 from Collins or Swanston Streets Across Port Phillip Bus: 606 from Port Melbourne to Elwood
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Bayside Bayside Beauty: From Brighton to Sandringham and on to Beaumaris!
ays, beaches, smiling sun and sparkling seas sum up the beautiful Bayside experience. A half hour from the city grid is the perfect laid-back summertime experience in the world’s most livable city.
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There’s so much to engage and delight your five senses, and it’s so easy to access. Bayside’s villages are connected by a series of walks and bike paths, especially along the coast. Brighton has its iconic beach boxes on family friendly beaches, cliffs to watch colourful windsurfers and mansions on gorgeous boulevards. Then there’s the sophistication of Church Street’s society, and the worldstandard Royal Brighton Sailing Club, cafés and bistros – all awaiting your selection. Sandringham also has its world-standard yacht club, and its street-chic shops. It lays claim to the beautiful Half-Moon Bay with its sheltered beaches, the iconic wreck of the Cerberus and the seaside jumble of cafés and paddle boarders just waiting to say ‘come on in!’ Chocolatier, Hampton
Beaumaris and Black Rock are equally eclectic. From the prestigious Royal Melbourne Golf Club to the Marine Park at Rickett’s Point, there’s a wealth of experiences (and shops) for the intrepid traveller who must go from Golf Club to Tea House, Ice Creamery to Bike Shop – decisions, decisions. Half-day to spare? Bayside is at your fingertips. Download our app and discover Bayside’s wonderful coastal and walking trails. Insider knowledge After a day of exploring the beaches and villages of Bayside, take a quiet break at Green Point, Brighton Beach, over the road from the station. The sunset on the Brighton Beach Boxes is just magical, with the towers of Melbourne framing them. FIND OUT MORE
GETTING THERE Train: Sandringham & Frankston lines Tram: 64 to East Brighton
Use this QR code to discover Bayside today. bayside.vic.gov.au
Luxury serviced courtyard apartments in the heart of Brighton
Brighton Bay Apartments are a home away from home for the corporate or leisure visitor and a place to relax or work, and enjoy the space of your own luxury apartment. Enjoy Brighton’s cosmopolitan lifestyle with its café’s, restaurants, boutiques and the beach, all just a short walk away. The self contained luxury apartments feature two, three or four bedrooms, all with two bathrooms, laundry and guest powder room, spacious lounge/dining areas opening onto private courtyard or terrace, fully equipped kitchen with marblefinishes,workstations withbroadbandinternetaccess and direct dial telephones, secure underground car parking with elevator access, air conditioning, stunning furnishings and home theatre with Foxtel, DVD and CD players.
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Werribee, Point Cook & Surrounds Enjoy breathtaking natural attractions, amazing cultural experiences and the ‘must see’ Werribee Park Tourism Precinct, all just 30 minutes from Melbourne.
he Werribee & Point Cook region is home to some fantastic activities that the whole family will enjoy. Here are some highlights: treat yourself to a wild encounter Come face-to-face with a pack of lions or eye-to-eye with a giraffe at Werribee Open Range Zoo. Meet the Zoo’s ‘bachelors', three male silverback gorillas and jump aboard the safari to experience magnificent wildlife roaming free on the African savannah.
Step back in time Visit the Werribee Mansion. Explore this iconic 19th century building which boasts over 60 rooms in several wings and is a tribute to the opulence of the Victorian era in Australia. Don’t miss the newly opened children’s room! Smell the roses Enjoy the beautiful sight and scent of the Victoria State Rose Garden where 5,000 roses are displayed to perfection within four uniquely shaped designs. WERRIBEE VISITOR INFORMATION centre Werribee Park Tourism Precinct K Road, Werribee Open daily: 9am to 5pm 8734 6006 »» experiencewyndham.com.au GETTING THERE Car: From Melbourne – M1 Westgate Freeway, over the West Gate Bridge toward Geelong and take exit C108 for Werribee Train: Werribee Line to Werribee Station
Point Cook RAAF Museum
Aviation enthusiasts delight At the Point Cook RAAF Museum you’ll find Australia’s fascinating aviation history on display. Explore the large collection of memorabilia and exhibitions and be exhilarated by the interactive flying displays. Free entry! Savour the sunshine Bask in the sunshine at one of the regions many natural attractions. Enjoy boating, fishing and family barbecues at the Werribee South Foreshore, take in the magnificent views of the K Road Cliffs overlooking the Werribee River, marvel at the array of birdlife at the Point Cook Coastal Park and Cheetham Wetlands, or head to the Point Cook Marine Sanctuary where divers will discover one of the most prolific areas of marine life in Port Phillip Bay.
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Williamstown & Hobsons Bay Explore summer life by the seaside in glorious Williamstown and surrounds. Discover the seafaring charm today! ON THE WATERFRONT Jump on a ferry and head across the bay to Williamstown to take a glimpse of Melbourne’s past life. Williamstown retains the charm of an old seaport, close to the city but a feel that is truly a world away. The first streets of what was known as William’s Town were laid out in 1837, making it Melbourne’s earliest settlement. Much of its early character remains; with grand old houses, workers cottages, historic pubs and churches making it a great place to wander. For some serious summer fun, head to the unofficial gelato capital of Williamstown, Nelson Place, and just watch the world go by. Or maybe grab some good old fashioned fish and chips and watch the ships come in from the pier. Altona Beach Pier
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HOBSONS BAY VISITOR INFORMATION centre Commonwealth Reserve, Williamstown Open daily: 9am to 5pm (closed Christmas and Good Friday) 9932 4310 »» visithobsonsbay.com.au GETTING THERE Ferries: Operate daily from Southbank to Gem Pier Train: Take the Williamstown or Werribee line
maritime mysteries The city’s strong maritime heritage is reinforced by many attractions. The Timeball Tower at Point Gellibrand Coastal Park operates at 1pm each day. Gem Pier where the city ferries arrive and depart from is also home to the HMAS Castlemaine Museum Ship. Blunts Boatbuilders in adjacent Nelson Place has been in business for over 150 years. Visit Seaworks for its maritime museum and any number of waterside events. Or for the brave souls, step back in time by lamp light and discover hidden lanes, abandoned morgues and burial grounds every Friday and Saturday night with Lantern Ghost Tours. Williamstown is a wonderful place to explore, with magnificent views across the water to the city. Take a ferry, get on your bike, catch a train or travel the bridge. Or to get a real bird’s eye view of Hobsons Bay, take a Seaplane flight – the journey is nearly as good as the destination.
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BEACHSIDE BLISS Hobsons Bay is home to two lovely swimming beaches, Williamstown and Altona. Take a picnic, enjoy an ice-cream and explore the Williamstown Botanic Gardens, just along from Williamstown Beach. Further around the bay in Altona, stroll down Pier Street to The Esplanade and stop in Logan Reserve, with its beautiful Moreton Bay fig trees and historic Altona Homestead right across from the sea. Both beaches are family friendly and accessible via public transport. If you are looking for something a bit more adventurous why not snorkel at stunning Jawbone Marine Sanctuary, the closest marine park to Melbourne.
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Summer EVENTS Summer Sounds Various Sundays in Summer Bring a picnic and enjoy quality music in the great outdoors at both Williamstown and Altona on selected weekends during summer. Free for the whole family to enjoy. Movies by the Bay Fridays in January Enjoy a classic open air cinema at waterfront locations in Hobsons Bay. Free event. Alternate Fridays in Altona and Williamstown. »» hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au »» visithobsonsbay.com.au
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PEDAL POWER Explore 23 kilometres of foreshore trail from Spotswood to Altona. Arrive at Scienceworks via the Westgate Punt on the Yarra and start your cycle journey along the waterfront. Featured on the trail are public artworks and markers with interpretive panels to bring the local environment and history to life. Hire your bike today and explore the great outdoors.
Bay Classic Criterium Sunday 5 January This annual cycling event returns to waterfront Williamstown for the grand finale. Watch elite cyclists battle it out in the final race of the series where the winner will be declared.
The Substation Artists Market First Sunday of the month, 10am to 4pm
Australia Day in Altona Sunday 26 January Celebrate Australia Day in style at beachfront Altona. Enjoy a fun family day out by the beautiful Altona Beach. There will be plenty of free activities for children and adults alike, and lots of great places to eat and shop throughout the day along Pier Street and surrounds. »» visitaltona.com.au
Williamstown Regional Farmers Market Second & fourth Sunday of the month, 9am to 1pm
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Williamstown Craft Market Third Sunday of the month, 10am to 4pm Altona Beach Market Every Tuesday, 9am to 3pm
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Camberwell & Hawthorn Fire your inspiration for great art and music, vintage treasures and beautifully designed handmade products â€“ just ten minutes from the CBD.
or devotees of all things antique, vintage or handmade, the first Sunday of every month is a day not to be missed, with back-to-back shop-tilyou-drop treasures to be found at the Camberwell Sunday Market followed by the Hawthorn Craft Market, all within a five minute walk.
The Camberwell Sunday Market The Camberwell Sunday Market attracts collectors with an eye for the exotic and a bargain. The market sells furniture, bric a brac, second hand clothes and treasures, and is a Melbourne institution. Every Sunday, 7am to 12.30pm Station Street, Camberwell The Hawthorn Craft Market The Hawthorn Craft Market is one of Melbourne's oldest makers markets and showcases artists working in a variety of mediums. You'll find jewellery, bags, rugs, candles, cards, toys, clothes, ceramics, leadlight, hand spun items, even plants and gourmet food. First Sunday of each month March - December 10am to 3pm Parkview Room, City of Boroondara Council offices 340 Camberwell Road, Camberwell Hawthorn Craft Market
Hawthorn Craft Market
GETTING THERE Train: Belgrave or Lilydale Line to Camberwell, Glenferrie and Auburn Stations Tram: 16 to Burwood Road, Hawthorn 70, 72 or 75 to Camberwell Junction
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Twilight Market A special Twilight Hawthorn Craft Market will be held on Friday 13 December. This Christmas themed market will offer a range of beautiful gift ideas from a selection of over 40 designers. Experience browsing in a warm, festive atmosphere and enjoy live music and entertainment. Friday 13 December, 5.30pm to 9.30pm
Hawthorn Arts Centre Surrounded by great cafés, restaurants and eclectic shopping along Glenferrie Road, the brand new Hawthorn Arts Centre offers a gallery and regular exhibitions and performances throughout the year. Visit the Emporium Gallery to purchase something unique, or enjoy a coffee or a snack at the Second Empire Café after seeing one of the gallery's many contemporary and curated exhibitions. Permanent artists on display include John Brack and Fred Williams. Hawthorn Arts Centre 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn
Camberwell Sunday Market
Hawthorn Arts Centre summer shows Singular Impressions 14 January - 23 February Responses to landscape over the past 30 years by Wayne Viney. New Ground 31 January - 23 February Contemporary printmaking from six leading artists. An Evening with David Helfgott 31 January, 7.30pm Heralded as one of the world's best pianists, displaying astounding talent and passion, David Helfgott will be presenting a program of romantic piano that is set to be an experience of a lifetime. Tickets: $50/$42.50. »» hawthornartscentre.com.au
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Regional Victoria Leave the crowds behind and hit the open road. Experience the rolling countryside and seaside villages of Victoriaâ€™s regions.
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Out of the City From the city streets to the lush forests and rugged coastlines, there is no limit to the beauty of Victoria. Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm, Main Ridge
Bay Side Frolic on the beach or picnic among the vines. There is good reason that the Mornington Peninsula is a top holiday destination – it truly is a treat for all the senses. Sip on delicious local wines, breathe in the clean sea air, play a round of golf with a coastal view, get up close to native Australian wildlife and experience some of Victoria’s most stunning beaches. Wine with a View Wine and dine in unparalleled style in the beautiful Yarra Valley. Famous for its wine growing, in the warmer months the vines heave with fruit ready to be turned into the renowned drops that make the Yarra Valley so well known. There is no doubt that you will find a quality glass of wine in this inviting region, but there is more to see than just the cellar door. Explore the charming villages and old-world shops that sit in the lush green hills.
Iconic Sights The Great Ocean Road is arguably one of the world's most scenic coastal drives – with the Twelve Apostles, iconic surf breaks, towering lighthouses and cascading waterfalls to take in. Make sure you discover why this patch of coast has become one of Australia’s most renowned icons.
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A Touch of Gold As the days turn sunny and clear take a step back in time and explore Victoria’s rich gold past in the beautiful Ballarat region. Pan for gold or head deep into the mine at Sovereign Hill, Ballarat’s recreation gold town. The history lesson continues as you wander the quaint villages and through heritage buildings – you will soon understand why this town has played such an important role in Victoria’s past.
Bendigo Art Gallery
Arts Abound With tree-lined streets full of stunning, intricate and elegant architecture from time gone by, Bendigo mixes the past with the present in perfect synergy. Explore the Heritage and Arts Precinct, home to beautiful old theatres and galleries. After discovering their rich past it is time to uncover their contemporary side at the Bendigo Art Gallery, one of the state’s leading exhibition venues.
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Take a Hike Victoria is Australia’s garden state and with 100 parks and reserves, covering more than 4.1 million hectares, there is no question why. Whether it is by foot, bike or by air, get exploring these beautiful national treasures. Natural beauty Explore the natural, untouched beauty of Phillip Island; from the wildlife to the white sandy beaches, the outdoors has never been so good. Meet the islands most famous residents - the Fairy Penguins - that make their way up the beach each night at sunset, in a oneof-a-kind parade. Great Views A short distance from Melbourne is Geelong, Victoria’s second biggest city and the gateway to The Great Ocean Road. From the sandy beaches spotted with brightly painted wooden characters, to the bustling shopping and dining strips, this is a city that knows how to impress. So make sure you take the time to discover the highlights of this stunning coastal region. Lap of Luxury Luxurious and divine are just two words that describe the extravagance of the Daylesford region. Prepare to be spoilt, get a massage or bathe in the famous natural Summer waters. The historic Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa offers pure indulgence. Fairy Penguins, Phillip Island
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Great Otway National Park Stretching from Torquay up through the Otways hinterland, the park features rugged coastlines, sandy beaches, rock platforms, rainforests, waterfalls and windswept heathland. Explore the leafy rainforest canopies from the top at Otway Fly Treetop Adventures.
Wilsons Promontory National Park Located at the southernmost tip of mainland Australia and home to huge granite mountains, open forest and sweeping beaches. With a range of bushwalks extending from under an hour to over three days, it is easy for this drive to turn into a week long getaway.
Alpine National Park The largest national park in Victoria covering over 646,000 hectares and protecting most of the Australian Alps. Home to 10 of the 11 highest mountains in the state, it boasts stunningly beautiful alpine and mountain landscapes, wild rivers, impressive escarpments, snow gum forests and open grasslands known as high plains.
Macedon Regional Park The 2,379 hectare Macedon Ranges Regional Park is home to the iconic Hanging Rock formation. Mount Macedon is one of the highest peaks in the region and offers magnificent views from the Mount Macedon Memorial Cross and the Camels Hump viewing platforms. For more information on regional Victoria: »» visitvictoria.com
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Ballarat Ballarat is in full swing this summertime, with a host of festivals and events set amongst the city's lush gardens, picturesque lakes and historic architecture. Come and explore Ballarat at its most exciting this summer. Ballarat and Its Historic Villages The world flocked to Ballarat in the 1850s in search of gold. Today you can discover your own treasures when you travel to and around Ballarat, and its historic villages. It’s where history comes to life. The Ballarat region has become one of Australia’s premier tourism destinations, offering a vibrant arts and cultural scene, a cool climate wine trail, gourmet food to be enjoyed, some of Australia’s best cycling and walking trails, vintage shopping and world renowned attractions. All set against Australia’s best preserved gold heritage architectural backdrop. Explore For those feeling energetic Ballarat is home to Australia’s National Road Race cycling course, so don the helmet and get pedalling, or pack the rucksack and take to the many walking trails around the region. Learmonth Cafe
Fun and Frivolity Ballarat offers a diverse range of accommodation, from grand five-star indulgences, through to family friendly holiday parks and inns. The city hums with great restaurants, a diverse retail sector, quirky cafés and stylish wine bars and cider houses. Sovereign Hill, the Ballarat Wild Life Park, Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (MADE) and Kryal Castle offer plenty of fun and frivolity. If you are hoping to wind down, pack a picnic and laze in the lush parklands surrounding Lake Wendouree, buy a homemade ice cream and take a stroll around the foreshore, or book yourself into one of the many spa retreats. Upcoming EVENTS Cycling Australia Road National Championships 8-12 January 2014 Enjoy the third largest elite road cycling event in Australia. »» roadnationals.org.au Organs of the Goldfields 10-19 January 2014 The Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields Festival celebrates fine music in historic venues. »» ballarat.com/organs
Ballarat INFORMATION centre 43 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat Open daily: 9am to 5pm 1800 446 633 »» visitballarat.com.au
Ballarat Beer Festival 18 January 2014 A celebration of boutique beer, gourmet food and great entertainment. »» ballaratbeerfestival.com.au Ballarat Beat Rockabilly Festival 13-16 February 2014 A three day event that encapsulates all things Rockabilly and incorporates art, fashion and nostalgia. »» ballaratbeat.com.au
Enjoy an interactive experience of a lifetime with some of Australia’s most unique wildlife. A visit to our award-winning park will get you in close contact with koalas, wombats, emus and much more. Hand feed over 100 free roaming kangaroos. Guided tours daily at 11am, show times on weekends and public holidays. Located in the heart of Ballarat, only four minutes from Sovereign Hill. Corner of York & Fussell Streets, Ballarat East 5333 5933 wildlifepark.com.au
KRYAL CASTLE ADVENTURE PARK AND RESORT Australia’s only medieval adventure park and resort has epic adventures for all the family with jousting shows, storytelling, wizards workshops, Dragon’s Labyrinth, the maze and more. Kids can even try out their sword and archery skills! Within the Castle walls is a medieval town of activities, with interactive experiences, displays and exhibits. To extend the fun at this 'land of medieval adventure', visitors can stay in one of the 17 luxury suites. Open daily: from 10am 121 Forbes Road, Leigh Creek 5334 7388 kryalcastle.com.au
CRAIG’S ROYAL HOTEL Grand Gourmet Getaway Experience the legend of Craig’s Royal Hotel with these Grand Gourmet Getaway packages including: One night accommodation for two, continental buffet breakfast, two course dinner with wine (winelist value $45) Classic Suite - $425 Superior Suite - $455 Royal Suite (pictured left) - $620 10 Lydiard Street South, Ballarat 5331 1377 craigsroyal.com.au
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Sovereign Hill The dynamic events, personalities and dramas that helped carve Australia’s rugged history are played out at Sovereign Hill 364 days a year.
overeign Hill is an outdoor museum that tells the story of the world’s richest alluvial goldrush. When you visit make sure you experience ‘Trapped’, Sovereign Hill’s latest underground tour. An innovative presentation that transports you back to the scene of Australia’s worst gold mining disaster at Creswick’s No. 2 New Australasian Mine in 1882. Hear how a town rallied together in the face of adversity when 27 men were trapped underground after a sudden inrush of water. Upon reaching the surface, there is plenty more fun to be had with Sovereign Hill’s other renowned activities. Try your hand at panning for real gold, see the Redcoat Soldiers march up Main Street, witness a $150,000 gold pour and plenty more.
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Your ticket to Sovereign Hill includes a second day visit for free (conditions apply), entry to the Gold Museum where you'll discover million dollar gold displays, plus exciting travelling and permanent exhibitions.
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Sovereign Hill Information Centre Bradshaw Street, Ballarat Open daily: 10am to 5pm 5337 1199 firstname.lastname@example.org »» sovereignhill.com.au
Why not extend your visit? Stay on-site at Comfort Inn Sovereign Hill and see Blood on the Southern Cross sound and light spectacular for a getaway you’ll never forget. Only 90 minutes from Melbourne, there are plenty of ways to get to Sovereign Hill to experience this award-winning attraction. Catch V/Line’s Goldrush special train service from Southern Cross Station with a free shuttle bus to Sovereign Hill’s front door, or book your Sovereign Hill day tour with your hotel concierge.
Experience your own summer fling in Ballarat. Whether it’s the Ballarat Beat Rockabilly Festival, the Ballarat Beer Festival or the National Road Cycling Championships there are plenty of fun, unique and social events to keep you, your friends and family entertained all summer long. Plus, experience the region’s world-class attractions at a discounted rate with the new Ballarat Pass, available at the Visitor Information Centre. Open daily: 9am to 5pm 43 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat 1800 446 633 email@example.com visitballarat.com.au
ART GALLERY OF BALLARAT You’ll be amazed by the stunning collection of Australian art at the country’s premier regional art gallery. The Gallery usually has two or more temporary exhibitions at any time, so there’s lots to see. Let the kids take a trail while you wander at your leisure, explore the shop’s unique gifts or enjoy handmade chocolates in the café. Open daily: 10am to 5pm (closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day) 40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat 5320 5138 artgalleryofballarat.com.au
MUSEUM OF AUSTRALIAN DEMOCRACY AT EUREKA (M.A .D.E) Be inspired at Australia's newest museum – an interactive multimedia experience that combines historic artefacts and high-tech displays. M.A.D.E puts the 1854 Eureka Stockade event into contemporary and global democratic context and features the iconic Eureka Flag, a playground, café and gift shop. Open daily: 10am to 5pm (closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day) 102 Stawell Street South, Ballarat (enter next to pool) 1800 287 113 firstname.lastname@example.org | made.org
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Mornington Peninsula The perfect summer escape...beautiful beaches, blue seas, cool white wines, fine regional fare and more.
elax...we’re just an hour from Melbourne on a supremely easy drive. Take EastLink and the new Peninsula Link freeway, and you’ll reach the heart of the Peninsula without a single traffic light. Art and antiques Start at the Frankston Arts Centre, well known for music, theatre, dance, art and kids’ entertainment. Then stroll the Frankston foreshore, where top international and Australian sculptors turn 3,500 tonnes of sand into a huge fantasyland every summer. If antiques are your passion, Factory Antiques in Dromana is full of old wares, collectables, retro and vintage clothing. Wildlife and adventure Day and evening tours at Moonlit Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Park reveal rare and threatened species, nocturnal creatures and the cute occupants of the Wallaby Walk. The Enchanted Adventure Garden is non-stop fun, with mazes, tube slides and tree surfing.
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Mornington Peninsula Visitor Information Centre 359B Point Nepean Road, Dromana Open daily: 9am to 5pm (closed Christmas Day) 1800 804 009 or 5987 3078 email@example.com »» visitmorningtonpeninsula.org
Summer wine and food Sip a cool Chardonnay or Pinot Gris and taste some of Australia’s finest Pinot Noir in our 50 cellar doors. Summer dining is sublime: indoors at Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove’s fine dining restaurant (one Chef ’s Hat), at the more casual La Baracca Trattoria at T’Gallant Winemakers, or on a broad deck at a vineyard or coastal restaurant. Top spots on the Attractions Pass The Mornington Peninsula Attractions Pass provides entry plus bonuses at Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens, Cape Schanck Lighthouse, Moonlit Sanctuary and Peninsula Hot Springs, plus special offers at Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm, Box Stallion Winery and Peninsula Searoad Ferries between Sorrento and Queenscliff. Great value at $63 for adults (with more than $100 of value) and $45 for children. See website below to purchase your pass online. Like some expert guidance? Then book with Melbourne Big Picture Travel for the best of the Peninsula’s cultural, food and wine experiences. »» www.emmp.net.au.
Old wares and collectables, jewellery, clothing, shoes, retro wares, flash trash, tools, records, books, Australiana, sculpture, pottery and glassware. Anything reminiscent of yesteryear. Open daily: 9.30am to 4.45pm 2 Collins Road, Dromana (off Point Nepean Road, opposite Dromana Drive In Theatre) 5981 4141 or 0413 589 005
FRANKSTON ARTS CENTRE There is always Arts to See and Do at the FAC. One of Australia's largest arts venues, the FAC has six gallery spaces, an exciting workshop program, and theatre for all interests from the MSO through to Comedy Festival Roadshow, Circus Oz and the Moscow Ballet. 27-37 Davey Street, Frankston 9784 1060 thefac.com.au
MELBOURNE BIG PICTURE TRAVEL See Melbourne differently! Take your unforgettable cultural journey of the Mornington Peninsula with the Around-The-Bay specialists. Choose from Melbourne return trips (all-day or stopovers); one-way to Sorrento or via Queenscliff with ferry pick-ups. Pick-ups: Queen Vic Market* and Sorrento Rotunda 0418 318 824 firstname.lastname@example.org | bigpicturetravel.com.au *En route by negotiation
MONTALTO VINEYARD & OLIVE GROVE Montalto is a family business offering an epicurean journey of highly acclaimed estate wine and olive oil, a Chef Hat awarded restaurant and produce gardens, with spectacular contemporary sculpture and natural wetlands. We invite you to share in our dream. Open daily 33 Shoreham Road, Red Hill South (Melway Ref: 256 B2) 5989 8412 email@example.com | montalto.com.au
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MOONLIT SANCTUARY Pet a koala, feed kangaroos and wallabies at Victoria’s award-winning Wildlife Park. Explore our bushland, enjoying encounters with pythons, colourful birds, dingoes and many other animals. Or come on one of our world famous lantern-lit evening tours – city transfers available. Open daily: 10am to 5pm 550 Tyabb-Tooradin Road, Pearcedale (Melway Ref: 141 B9) 5978 7935 moonlit-sanctuary.com
SAND SCULPTING AUSTRALIA Annually from Boxing Day to Anzac Day. See 3,500 tonnes of sand carved into spectacular sand sculptures. With a new theme each year and loads of children’s activities, it provides a fun day out for all the family. Open daily from 10am Frankston Waterfront, Nepean Highway, Frankston 5986 6684 firstname.lastname@example.org | sandstormevents.com.au
T ’GALLANT WINEMAKERS T'Gallant is the birthplace of Pinot Grigio - Cellar door open daily from 10am to 5pm. La Baracca open daily for lunch from 12 noon. Twilight Tastings every Friday evening commencing December. Come and embrace a slice of Italy and succumb to roman style pizza in the famous Spuntino Bar. Live music on weekends. 1385 Mornington-Flinders Road, Main Ridge 5931 1300 tgallant.com.au
THE ENCHANTED ADVENTURE GARDEN This award-winning adventure park at Arthurs Seat is a wonderland of mazes, gardens, art and activities. Home to the popular Tube Slide Rides, 3D Indoor Maze and Tree Surfing: a two hour ropes adventure high in the tree canopy. 55 Purves Road, Arthurs Seat 5981 8449 enchantedadventure.com.au | treesurfing.com.au
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Bendigo Celebrate Bendigo’s summer which boasts a vibrant culture of arts, fashion, food and wine, amidst beautiful breath-taking heritage streets. MODERN LOVE The Bendigo Art Gallery’s latest exhibition, Modern Love, showcases the work of the most spectacular and avantgarde fashion designers from the 1980s to today. The gallery is the exclusive venue for the exhibition in Australia.
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FRESH LOCAL PRODUCE Dine in one of Bendigo’s alfresco-style restaurants that spill into the stunning streets lined with gold-rush architecture and showcase the best of regional produce. MEET THE WINE MAKERS From rich, ripe reds to elegant whites, the wines from Bendigo and Heathcote are a wine lover’s treasure. Be sure to meet the winemakers at over forty cellar doors across regions.
THE GREAT OUTDOORS Get into Summer in the Parks and make the most of sunny days, balmy nights and free entertainment by immersing yourself in the beautiful outdoors across the Bendigo region. You can also explore Bendigo’s many attractions and celebrate Chinese New Year this summer in Bendigo. Ideally located in Central Victoria and only 90 minutes from Melbourne Airport along the Calder Freeway or 90-120 minutes via V/Line train from Melbourne. Upcoming events Modern Love Exhibition 26 October - 2 February
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Bendigo visitor INFORMATION centre Old Post Office Building, 51- 67 Pall Mall, Bendigo Open daily: 9am to 5pm 1800 813 153 »» bendigotourism.com
Summer in the Parks 1 December - 28 February Chinese New Year 1 February Bendigo Community Farmers’ Markets Second Saturday of each month Heathcote Regional Farmers’ Markets Third Saturday of each month
Drop 228 metres and encounter an amazing underground world on Nine Levels of Darkness – Australia’s deepest mine tour! Or enjoy a range of other fascinating mine experiences at Victoria’s Cultural and Heritage Attraction of the Year. Open daily: 9am to 5pm 76 Violet Street, Bendigo 5443 8322 email@example.com | central-deborah.com
BENDIGO’S VINTAGE TALKING TRAM TOUR Be delighted by Bendigo’s grand architecture and hear colourful stories of the city’s golden past on a Vintage ‘Talking’ Tram. Hop-on and off to explore the city and include a visit to the Bendigo Tramways Depot & Workshop, Australia’s oldest operating tram depot. Open daily: 10am to 4.30pm 1 Tramways Avenue, Bendigo 5442 2821 firstname.lastname@example.org | bendigotramways.com
MODERN LOVE EXHIBITION Fashion visionaries from the FIDM Museum, LA. This is an exhibition which focuses on works from the post-punk period from the 1980s through to the new millennium. Works range from haute couture designs such as museum commission Alexander McQueen gowns to t-shirts, Adidas high top runners, to shoes worn by Samantha Jones in Sex and the City. Tickets available online. 26 October 2013 – 2 February 2014, 10am to 5pm 42 View Street, Bendigo 5434 6083 | moderlovebendigo.com
THE HOTEL SHAMROCK BENDIGO Built in 1854, the grand and historic Hotel Shamrock is in the heart of Bendigo and offers two contemporary dining areas, stylish accommodation, a brand new underground bar with live music and TAB/sports bar. Open daily: 7am until late Corner Pall Mall & Williamson Streets, Bendigo 5443 0333 hotelshamrock.com.au | email@example.com
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Daylesford & Macedon Ranges Less than an hour from Melbourne you’ll find Victoria’s premier destination for rejuvenation, relaxation, unwinding and indulgence.
enowned for its natural mineral spring water, luxurious spas, gourmet food, boutique wines, award-winning accommodation and beautiful nature trails and parks. The region boasts a host of unique villages, each with its own distinct charm and appeal, offering refreshing alternatives to city life. Discover exclusive retreats and charming village streets, blending heritage with contemporary style. Come and explore our many wonderful villages.
Some of our region's wonderful towns are Woodend, Macedon, Sunbury, Bacchus Marsh, Gisborne, Lancefield, Kyneton, Trentham, Lyonville, Daylesford, Hepburn Springs, Creswick, Clunes, Leigh Creek, Gordon, Glenlyon, Romsey and many more. follow us facebook.com/daylesfordmacedonranges @wellbeingregion daylesfordmacedonranges.tumblr.com/
Visitor INFORMATION centres Located throughout the region. 1800 244 711 »» visitvictoria.com/dmr GETTING THERE Approximately one hour from Melbourne Airport or 90 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD and can be accessed via V/Line train, scheduled coach services, self-drive and specialist tour operators.
HANGING ROCK RESERVE Hanging Rock has crammed in a lot over six million years. From a reputed refuge for bushrangers to a colourful host of popular horse races, the Rock could tell you many things about the region’s history – if you listen closely enough. You can enjoy events, festivals, BBQ and playground facilities, along with numerous walking paths and trails that weave through the reserve, allowing you close access to the flora and fauna. Bring your fishing rod and try your luck, or climb the summit which is the highlight for many. Relax in the Café over a bite and a glass of local wine or stop by one of the local cafés to stock your picnic hamper. Open daily from 9am to 5pm (except Christmas Day). South Rock Road, Woodend. Entry fees apply. »» visitmacedonranges.com
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Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges Summer is full of picking your own fruit in the rolling hills of the valley, sipping wine amongst vineyards ripe with grapes ready to be harvested, and escaping to the cool enchanted forests and mountain streams. Yarra valley Less than an hour’s drive from Melbourne, vignerons open their cellar doors to some of Australia’s best wines. There are over 60 cellar doors to explore including big brand wineries such as Domaine Chandon, Balgownie Estate, Rochford, De Bortoli and Oakridge and many boutique wineries with stories to share. Cider and ale makers are also blazing a trail. Don’t miss the newest attraction, the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery, see Australia’s unique animals at Healesville Sanctuary and soar over the country in a hot air balloon. Farms are bustling with fresh fruit waiting to be picked. Visit Blue Hills Berries, Kookaberry Strawberry Farm and Cherryhill Orchards. Rayners Stonefruit Orchard offers year round tractor tours. Warratina Lavender Farm is also at its best, and drop into Yarra Valley Dairy and Yarra Valley Gateway Estate for fresh produce. Dandenong Ranges Hidden among the hills, green ferns and tall forests of mountain ash are quaint villages with an abundance of artist studios, craft stores and renowned gardens. Visitor INFORMATION centres Yarra Valley Visitor Information Centre 42 Harker Street, Healesville 5962 2600 Dandenong Ranges Visitor Information Centre 1211 Burwood Hwy, Upper Ferntree Gully 9758 7522 Warburton Visitor Information Centre 3400 Warburton Highway, Warburton 5966 9600 »» experienceyarravalley.com.au »» experiencethedandenongs.com.au
Ride the famous Puffing Billy Steam Train, take in the views of Melbourne and beyond from SkyHigh Mt Dandenong, experience the mystical sculptures set amongst the ferny glades of William Ricketts Sanctuary, feed the birds at Grants picnic ground or soar through the trees at Trees Adventure. upcoming EVENTS Grape Grazing 14-16 February 2014 A festival involving wineries and attractions across the Yarra Valley.
Discover all the flavours of the Yarra Valley with Winebus®. We're not wine snobs and we're not into cross-country cruisin' and boozin'. Enjoy a personalised wine tasting tour visiting four wineries. Includes wine and cider tastings, Oakridge restaurant á la carte lunch with wine, guided tour of Chandon with a glass of bubbly and nibbles. Small groups, city pick-ups. Full day tour $120. 1300 WINEBUS (1300 946 328) winebus.com.au
OAKRIDGE WINES Oakridge embodies all this exceptional region has to offer: the finest food and wine, and magnificent scenery. A first class experience awaits you at our new restaurant and cellar door, where you can taste the Oakridge Wine range or enjoy the food crafted by Chef José Chavez to match an extensive list of current and museum release wines. Open: Monday - Saturday, 10am to 5pm & Sunday, 8am to 5pm 864 Maroondah Highway, Coldstream 9739 9900 firstname.lastname@example.org | oakridgewines.com.au
YARRA VALLEY REGIONAL FOOD GROUP FARMERS MARKET Held in the historic barn at Yering Station since 1998, the market is a lively place with food tastings, lots of chatter, tantalising aromas and a visual feast of foods and flavours. Chat with the local producers and discover why the Yarra Valley is Victoria’s premier food region. Held on the third Sunday of each month, from 9am to 2pm Yering Station, 38 Melba Highway, Yarra Glen 9739 0122 email@example.com | yarravalleyfood.com.au
RAYNERS STONEFRUIT ORCHARD Remember how fruit used to taste – come and try some of our over 350 varieties of fruit. Wander around the orchard on the Lamborgini sampling the different varieties of fruit that are ripe on the day. Open seven days a week with fruit every day of the year. Café open 9am to 5pm daily. U pick available. 60 Schoolhouse Road, Woori Yallock 5964 7654 firstname.lastname@example.org | raynerstonefruit.com.au
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Geelong & The Bellarine Rugged coastlines, bay views, exceptional food and wine, world-class golf courses, shopping and village atmosphere awaits in Geelong and The Bellarine. Geelong Geelong boasts a stunning waterfront bustling with activity, history, heritage and culture. There are many museums, galleries, fine cafés and restaurants to enthral and enjoy on a beautiful summer day. Indulge in some of this season’s best produce at any one of the regions farmers markets, including the Geelong Waterfront Makers and Growers Market on the first Sunday of every month. The bellarine No more than 30 minutes from Geelong to the furthest point, sits The Bellarine. The Bellarine prides itself on its coastal village towns, exceptional local produce, pristine beaches, fine cafés and restaurants, world-class golf courses, boutique shops and thoroughfares.
Bellarine Taste Trail Comprising unique, award-winning food and wine, from farmgate, provedores, restaurants and cellar doors, expect only the finest produce on offer on The Bellarine. Delve into the delights of the Bellarine Taste Trail these coming months.
Wine What’s more inviting than a drop of cool climate local wine whilst basking in the summer sun. Not only producing some of Australia’s best wine, some Bellarine vineyards have spectacular views across to Port Philip Bay, whilst others dominate the undulating hills and valleys of the Moorabool Valley.
Visitor INFORMATION centres Geelong Visitor Information Centre 26 Moorabool Street, Geelong Open daily: 9am to 5pm 1800 620 888 (toll free) ueenscliff Visitor Information Centre Q 55 Hesse Street, Queenscliff Open daily: 9am to 5pm 1300 884 843 »» visitgeelongbellarine.com.au
Events in Geelong & The Bellarine This summer, expect an array of activity in our region, ranging from sporting and endurance events to cultural celebrations and foodie festivals. The Pier Festival will see out 2013 with a bang on Geelong’s iconic waterfront (31 December). Celebrate one of The Bellarine’s icons at the Portarlington Mussel Festival (11 January). Festival of Sails will run over the Australia Day long weekend (24-27 January) and the Great Australian Beer Festival will follow on (1 February). Don’t miss Australia’s largest celebration of cultural diversity at the Pako Festa (22 February).
The spectacular 40 minute trip onboard Searoad Ferries links Melbourne’s most magnificent coastal regions – Great Ocean Road & Bellarine to the Mornington Peninsula. There are ever-changing sights – watch out for dolphins and enormous ships as you breathe incredibly fresh air. Enjoy easy drive on/drive off facilities, spacious comfy lounges with full-length windows, a tempting café and plenty of deck space. Save time, road tolls and fuel – the 40 minute crossing is a great alternative to the drive of over 200km through the city from one peninsula to the other. Two specially designed all-weather ferries depart from both Queenscliff and Sorrento on the hour, every hour, 7am to 6pm daily. A Better Way to Cross the Bay! 5258 3244 searoad.com.au
WINE GEELONG The Geelong region produces some of the best wines in Australia and offers fantastic touring and tasting opportunities with over 40 cellar doors and nearly 150 wineries. Boutique operators maximise wine potential by hand pruning, hand picking and hand crafting wines to allow regional characters to develop. winegeelong.com.au
CAPE OTWAY LIGHTSTATION Come to the top of Australia’s most significant lighthouse and experience the heart pounding thrill and awe-inspiring views 80 metres above the Southern Ocean. Discover our secret World War 2 history and radar bunker. Enjoy the lightkeepers four-wheel drive shipwreck discovery tour. See koalas and kangaroos in the surrounding bush of Great Otway National Park. Café, tours and accommodation available. 5237 9240 lightstation.com
Helping You Get There Whether it is water, road or sky, Melbourne makes it easy to get around and discover the best of this vibrant city.
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Getting Around Melbourne has an extensive transport system, and with a little planning and perhaps some creativity, it is easy to get anywhere. tickets myki is your ticket to travel on Melbourne's trains, trams and buses, V/Line commuter train services and buses in Seymour, Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, the Latrobe Valley and Warragul. It is a durable smartcard that stores value and can be used over and over again. myki visitor pack International and interstate visitors coming to Victoria can buy a myki Visitor Pack to travel on Melbourne’s public transport network. See page opposite for more information. Remember to touch on and off each time you enter the paid area of a station or board a tram or bus to ensure you have a valid ticket.
Planning Your Journey Public Transport Victoria’s online journey planner and iPhone mobile application can help you plan a journey on public transport between point A and point B. Many of Victoria’s attractions are listed in the journey planner – just enter your origin and the name of the attraction in the destination box. Southern Cross Station
MORE INFORMATION For tickets and public transport information in Victoria visit: » ptv.vic.gov.au »» 1800 800 007 (6am to midnight daily)
GETTING AROUND FOR FREE City Circle Tram The iconic W-class trams operate on the City Circle route, offering a historic journey and automated commentary that announces points of interest along the way. The City Circle runs the perimeter of the CBD every day between 10am and 6pm Sunday to Wednesday and 10am to 9pm Thursday to Saturday (except Good Friday and Christmas Day).
Travelling To Regional Victoria V/Line provides convenient, comfortable and reliable train and coach services to a wide range of destinations across Victoria. Southern Cross Station is V/Line’s passenger hub with train and many coach services beginning and finishing their journeys.
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If you’re visiting Melbourne and you want to use public transport, a great way to get around is with a myki visitor pack. You can buy yours from the PTV Hub at Southern Cross Station, the Visitor Information Centre at Federation Square, the Skybus Terminal at Melbourne Airport and Southern Cross Station or ask your hotel reception. Your myki visitor pack costs $14 and comes pre-loaded with one day’s travel value for CBD and inner suburbs (Zone 1). Plus, you’ll get a souvenir wallet and $130 worth of savings at 15 attractions (child and concession $7). To find out more visit ptv.vic.gov.au Authorised by Public Transport Victoria, 750 Collins Street, Melbourne.
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The myki visitor pack gets you travelling on Melbourne’s train, tram and bus network.
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Travelling on Two Wheels Melbourne by bike If you’re in the city and you need to get from one end of town to the other, the quickest way to travel might well be by bike. So get the seat with a view and hire a vibrant blue bicycle from Melbourne Bike Share stands across Melbourne. With bike trails winding across the city and through Melbourne’s villages you will all too soon be navigating like a local. Bikes can be hired for as little as $2.50 using Visa or Mastercard. »» melbournebikeshare.com.au
Skybus The SkyBus is a direct service from Southern Cross Station to Melbourne Airport. The buses depart every 10 minutes in both directions, and stop at both terminals 1 and 3. »» 9600 1711 »» skybus.com.au Avalon airport transfers Avalon Airport Transfers run services between Southern Cross Station and Avalon Airport. If prebooked at least 48 hours in advance, buses will pick-up at CBD hotels and the Werribee RSL.
The Humble Vintage Bike Hire Co If you prefer something a little more eye-catching, the Humble Vintage Bike Hire Co has a selection of refurbished classic bikes, including racers and ladies’ models, for the stylish cyclist. Available for pick up at locations across the city centre and inner villages, it couldn’t be any easier to hit the road in vintage style. »» thehumblevintage.com
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Sea faring If you have limited time, or simply want to experience the city from a different angle, head to the water and jump on one of the boat cruises, ferries or water taxis that run down the Yarra River or across Port Phillip Bay. Melbourne water taxis Landing at points on the Yarra and Maribyrnong Rivers, Melbourne Water Taxis operate Friday evenings and weekend afternoons. Popular stops include WTC Wharf, South Wharf, Southgate and Federation Square. Special services run to other locations for major events such as concerts and the Australian Open.
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»» melbournewatertaxis.com.au Williamstown ferry Catch this ferry from Southbank and go on a scenic ride along the Yarra River and around the bay to Williamstown. Stop by at Scienceworks or go all the way onto Williamstown and spend a day at the beach. »» williamstownferries.com.au
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Melbourne's taxis are an easy and convenient way to get around. A taxi is available if its dome is fully lit, otherwise it is already booked.
If you are planning to catch a taxi you can:
The traffic laws in Victoria may be different to those in your home town. If you're not familiar with driving in Victoria, make sure you review these road rules:
USE A TAXI RANK There are many taxi rank locations listed on the Melbourne City Map on page 150.
• In Australia, cars travel on the left of the road.
• S peed is in km/h, not m/h, and speeding is illegal. Heavy fines are imposed if you are caught above the limit by police or speed cameras. • S eat belts are compulsory in front and back seats. Children must be harnessed in a safety restraint. • W hen turning right at an intersection you must always give way to vehicles travelling left and any pedestrians crossing the road. • D rivers are required to carry a license at all times. International driving licenses are acceptable for up to three months, however you will require a Victorian license after this period. Great Otway National Park, Great Ocean Road
PRE-BOOK Consult the local directories for taxi company phone numbers.
HAIL A TAXI You can hail a taxi from a safe location on the side of the road. Fares for travelling in a taxi are detailed on the passenger fares sticker inside the taxi. You can plan ahead by estimating your taxi fare online at taxi.vic.gov.au/fareestimator. »» 1800 638 802 »» taxi.vic.gov.au
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MELBOURNE AIRPORT TO CITY SkyBus. 24 hours/seven days (incl. public holidays). SkyBus. Day departures, every 10 minutes. SkyBus. City. Airport. Express. Ticket Booths: • Melbourne Airport at kerbside (T1 & T3 outside arrivals) • Melbourne CBD (Southern Cross Station, corner Spencer & Bourke Streets) Fares (one way): • Adult - $17 • Family (two adults plus one - four children) - $38 • Discounts for return travel Free hotel transfer available • Get to select CBD hotels for no extra cost (subject to availability) • Visit website for hotel transfer operating hours and participating hotels 9600 1711 skybus.com.au Conditions apply
MELBOURNE’S TAXIS When exploring Melbourne's wonderful sights, it's simple and safe to travel by taxi. Estimate the cost of your trip prior to travel using our taxi fare estimator. When paying your fare, always remember to get a receipt. Your receipt is your record of travel and will help if you have lost property, or if you wish to provide feedback or lodge a complaint. 1800 638 802 (toll free) taxi.vic.gov.au taxi.vic.gov.au/taxifareestimator
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14 Stops Including Melbourne Aquarium Melbourne Zoo Melbourne Cricket Ground Docklands/South Wharf St Kilda and much more! See what the beautiful city of Melbourne has to offer aboard an open-top double decker bus. Visit major attractions and spend as much or as little time as you like at each site before jumping on board for the next location â€“ the choice is yours! With great views from the top of the bus and an informative audio commentary, this is truly the best way to get around. The full tour takes 90 minutes.
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For information and bookings email@example.com Visit Best of Victoria at the Melbourne Visitor Centre at Federation Square or ask at your hotel. Website: melbournecitysightseeing.com.au
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Let a Local Show You the Way Melbourne has so much to offer to visitors, whether you have half a day or two weeks to explore. Seek out City of Melbourne’s visitor services during your stay to help link many of the city’s great experiences. City Ambassadors
Melbourne Visitor Information Melbourne Visitor Centre The Melbourne Visitor Centre at Federation Square is a one-stop shop for all your information needs free brochures, maps and event listings - about the city and other regions of Victoria. Souvenirs, public transport tickets and free Wi-Fi are also available, along with an accommodation and travel booking service. Open 9am to 6pm every day, except Christmas Day. Melbourne Visitor Booth Friendly volunteers staff the Melbourne Visitor Booth in the Bourke Street Mall, and can supply information on shopping, attractions and events in Melbourne. Open 9am to 5pm every day, except Good Friday and Christmas Day. City Ambassadors Around the central city you’ll see City Ambassadors dressed in their distinctive red uniforms. They can provide information on shopping, events and how to get around. The City Ambassadors work between 10am and 4pm from Monday to Saturday and from noon to 3pm on Sunday, except Good Friday and Christmas Day. Melbourne Greeter Service Discover what locals love about Melbourne by taking a free, two to four-hour walking orientation of the city, conducted by a trained and enthusiastic volunteer. Orientations in English depart the Melbourne Visitor Centre at Federation Square daily at 9.30am. Orientations are also available in other languages, including French, German, Greek, and Spanish.
Bookings essential, call the City of Melbourne » 9658 9658 » melbourne.vic.gov.au/greeter
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Getting Around Melbourne Visitor Shuttle The Melbourne Visitor Shuttle is a great way to see Melbourne’s attractions. The shuttle bus stops at 13 key destinations around the city, including Federation Square, Docklands, Queen Victoria Market and Royal Botanic Gardens. It runs every 30 minutes between 9.30am and 4.30pm every day, except Christmas Day. Tickets are available from the Melbourne Visitor Centre at Federation Square or from ticket machines located at each stop. A daily pass on the shuttle costs $5, except for children under the age of 10 who travel free. Further information including the route and what to find at each of the 13 stops is available online, on-board the shuttle and from the Melbourne Visitor Centre at Federation Square. »» melbourne.vic.gov.au/shuttle
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Useful Information Wondering about visitor information, money or what to do in an emergency? Here is a handy reference for all the information you might need during your visit. While in Melbourne Travellers Aid Melbourne offers services to assist out-of-towners in many ways. Located at Southern Cross and Flinders Street Stations, Travellers Aid is one of these. Offering personal care and assistance for senior or disabled travellers, referrals for accommodation and other care for travellers who are disadvantaged, as well as showers, rest facilities, internet access and transport and travel information, this not-for-profit service has been helping travellers for almost 100 years. Some services attract a small fee, but many are performed for free by staff and volunteers. »» travellersaid.org.au Flinders Street Station
luggage lockers Lockers are available for hire at several different locations throughout Melbourne. Various sized lockers are available at Southern Cross Station and hire starts from $10 for 24 hours. Lockers are also available to hire in Palmer Hall at the State Library of Victoria, just off the foyer, starting at $2 for four hours. Travellers Aid also offer short term luggage storage at Flinders Street Station and at City Village on Bourke Street. For hire availability and costs visit their website. »» southerncrossstation.net.au »» slv.vic.gov.au »» travellersaid.org.au
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Phone Calls Phone boxes are dotted throughout the city and can be used for local, interstate and international calls. With a fixed rate of 50 cents, calls are charged on length and can be paid for using either coins or prepaid phone cards. Alternatively, prepaid sim cards can be purchased at retailers across the city. To make an international phone call, dial 0011 (the international access code), then the country code followed by the telephone number, including area code.
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Visa Information For a range of Visa information visit: »» immi.gov.au Consulates American British Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Japanese
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Time Zone Melbourne is located in the Australian Eastern Time zone. Standard Time is UTC/GMT +10 hours. Daylight Saving Time is UTC/GMT +11 hours. Weather For daily weather forecasts contact the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM). »» 9669 4000 »» bom.gov.au
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Health and safety Beach safety Beaches can be dangerous with undercurrents and rips, so make sure you swim on patrolled beaches between the red and yellow flags. If you're in the sun for extended periods, be sun smart by wearing a shirt, wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. In an emergency The below support numbers can be of service during an emergency: Emergency Services
1300 606 024
Major Hospitals See below for major Melbourne hospitals: Epworth Hospital 89 Bridge Road, Richmond | 9426 6666 St. Vincent's Health 41 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy | 9288 2211 The Alfred Hospital 55 Commercial Road, St Kilda | 9276 2000 The Royal Melbourne Hospital Grattan Street, Parkville | 9342 7000
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Credit Card Major credit cards are widely accepted and can also be used in automatic teller machines (ATMs) with the use of a personal identification number (PIN). UnionPay UnionPay cards can be used in 141 countries and regions around the world. Your UnionPay card can be used at:
Tipping Unlike other countries, tipping is not customary and generally not expected, although it is appreciated. Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS) A 10 per cent Goods and Services Tax (GST) is incorporated into the price of all goods and services sold in Australia, except some basic items. Under the Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS) you can claim a refund of the GST and Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) that you pay on goods you buy. To claim a refund you must:
• Spend $300 (GST inclusive) or more in the one store and retain your invoices. • A ll merchants that display the UnionPay logo, such • Have purchased the goods no more than 60 days as David Jones, Paspaley, Prada, Bvlgari, Watch of Melbournebefore Centralyour departure from Australia. Switzerland, etc. • 6 0% of ATMs in Australia, including Bank of China, HSBC, NAB, CashConnect, CashCard, FirstPoint, Customer, ExtraCash and Travelex • All taxi CabCharge terminals For more information »» 1800 649 612 (24 hour, toll free in Australia) »» unionpay.com
• W ear or carry the goods on board the aircraft or ship and present them along with your original tax invoice, passport and international boarding pass to a Customs and Border Protection Officer at a TRS facility. »» 1300 363 263 »» customs.gov.au
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Currency Exchange This service is available at banks and currency exchange desks at the airport and other locations around Melbourne. The currency used throughout Australia is the Australian Dollar (AUD).
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Tour bookings and travel information is available from the Travellers Information Desk, located on the ground floor of T2. Tel (03) 9297 1805.
Melbourne’s famed culinary culture extends right to the moment you step onto your flight. From tantalising tapas from Bar Pulpo by Movida (sister restaurant to acclaimed Melbourne institution), to watching the planes go by with a glass of champagne at Café Vue, to a casual pub meal from Little Ludlow and traditional fast-food options, there truly is something for everyone.
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Check in time is 1 hour before the your scheduled departure time. For more information please contact your airline. Check out www.melbourneairport.com.au for real time information on all flights.
Melbourne Airport is approximately 20km or 25 minutes northwest of Melbourne CBD and can easily be accessed by car, taxi or bus. H IRIN G A C AR
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ANZ has three foreign exchange outlets at the airport, offering you great bank rates. Tel: (03) 9338 3632. Travelex Worldwide Money operates three exchange facilities in T2. Travelex offers the widest range of currencies, with 58 currencies of cash and travellers cheques on offer. Tel: (03) 9335 5455. INTER N ATIONA L SH O P P IN G – AFTER C U STOM S
Shop conveniently and tax-free after customs. The best in genuine and authentic Australian produce, souvenirs and specialty merchandise surrounds you during your short to your gate. Visit F1RST Tax and Duty Free for the finest in cosmetics, fragrances, technology and wine/spirits. Be tempted by the luxury range of watches at JR Watch Co or spoil yourself with the wide range of exclusive beauty products and accessories. Call FIRST Tax & Duty Free to pre-order your duty-free purchases - 1800 814 023.
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Taxis are readily available. A trip to the City takes approximately 25 minutes and costs around AUD $55. TA K IN G A BUS
At $17 one way, Skybus is the quickest way into the city. It operates 24/7, and each bus features on-board baggage storage. Ticket booths are located on the ground floor of T1 and T3 – just near the kerb. Tel (03) 9335 2811. YO UR T H O UG HTS
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Phillip Island – 142km from Melbourne CBD Iconic wildlife and family fun, stunning white beaches and hi-octane motor sports, you'll find it all.
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For more information visit ptv.vic.gov.au or call 1800 800 007 (6am – midnight daily)
Frequently Asked Questions New to Melbourne? Here are all the answers to those pesky questions. Where are the major train stations in Melbourne? The City Loop train stops at all major city stations; Flinders Street, Parliament, Melbourne Central, Flagstaff and Southern Cross Stations. Refer to the map on page 154 for all stops.
How do I catch a taxi? You can safely catch a taxi at one of the many Taxi Ranks dotted around the city. Refer to the map on page 150 for the some of the major Taxi Ranks. You can also prebook, or hail a taxi from a safe location on the street.
How do I use public transport in Melbourne? For all the information on getting around Melbourne, refer to page 134. The PTV Hub at Southern Cross Station offers further public transport information.
Where are the best Melbourne shopping precincts? If you are in the city head to Melbourne Central, QV, Melbourneâ€™s GPO, Bourke Street Mall, South Wharf DFO or Harbour Town Shopping Centre. Out of the city head to Chadstone (shuttle bus departs from Federation Square) or catch a tram to Chapel Street or Bridge Road.
Where can I find public bathrooms or accessible public bathrooms around Melbourne? Public bathrooms can be found throughout the city, for locations please refer to the map on page 150. Is there any free ways to travel around the city? The City Circle Tram operates around the city and is a free option to get around. For route and stops refer to the map on page 150. Where can I find travel related assistance and help? Travellers Aid operate from both Southern Cross and Flinders Street Train Stations, offering personal care and assistance for senior, disabled or disadvantaged travellers; information, referrals for accommodation, showers, rest facilities, internet access, and transport and travel information.
Where can I access free Wi-Fi in Melbourne? Free Wi-Fi access is available at the following key locations throughout the CBD. You can also see these locations plotted on the City Centre Map on page 150. LOCATIONGRID
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Hub@DocklandsB2 IMAX Theatre
MCECC3 Melbourne Museum
Queen Victoria Market
Flinders Street Station
State Library of Victoria
Terra Rossa Restaurant & Bar
The Wharf Hotel
World Restaurant & Bar
What are the best Melbourne bike trails? Around the city you’ll notice blue bike stands with bikes available to hire. Daily subscription to use the bikes can be purchased from the stations for as little as $2.50. It is compulsory for all bike riders to wear protective helmets. For up-to-date information on the best Melbourne bike trails visit: »» melbournebikeshare.com.au »» bicyclenetwork.com.au How do I purchase tickets to a Melbourne event? Depending on the event, there is range of places to purchase tickets. Popular websites like Ticketek and Ticketmaster sell tickets for many of Melbourne's events. For specific events head to the Visit Victoria website. Not a big planner? Halftix is a great way to save money on last minute bookings. Located in the Melbourne Town Hall Administration Building on Swanston Street, Halftix sells tickets to events on the day at a discount. »» ticketek.com.au »» ticketmaster.com.au »» visitvictoria.com »» halftix.com Where can I get face-to-face information about what to do and how to get around Melbourne? City Ambassadors and the Melbourne Greeter Service are run by local experts that know everything there is to know about Melbourne. They offer great advice and assistance and can be found at the Melbourne Visitor Centre at Federation Square and Melbourne Visitor Booth in Bourke Street Mall. Federation Square
Useful Apps There are a huge range of Apps available that will ensure you get the most out of your stay. From navigating public transport, to booking a cab and finding a restaurant, these quality Apps will have you covered.
Public Transport Victoria The free Public Transport Victoria iPhone App is the one-stop-shop for Victorian public transport information. It includes an interactive map, journey planner, and the next five departures from any stop or station. tramTRACKER® If you’re in Melbourne you can find out when your tram is coming via your iPhone or Android. With tramTRACKER® from Yarra Trams you can check real-time tram arrival information from any tram stop. 13CABS Leap-frog call queues and hold times when booking your cab. This App detects your location, helps find a rank in your immediate vicinity and the Fare Estimator will give you an approximate value for the cost of your trip. V/Line Escape Putting over 300 Victorian events, festivals, special offers, town guides, galleries, tours, markets, museums, wineries, walking and cycling tracks, gardens, shops, restaurants, pubs and accommodation in the palm of your hand. MELBOURNE airport This official App puts all the essential airport information at your fingertips. Featuring detailed flight information including: real-time status updates, departures, arrivals and gate info, airport maps as well as car parking and taxi calculators. Spotcycle TM SpotcycleTM is a free multi-city GPS-enabled App that helps you maximise your bike-sharing experience. Track the statuses of bike stations around you and then pedal away to your next destination!
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Melbourne Official Visitor Guide App Take advantage of the free Wi-Fi and get the right tool to discover the hidden gems that make Melbourne the world’s most livable city; from laneway cafés and rooftop bars to world class events and festivals, everything you need to know is just a tap away. The Melbourne Official Visitor Guide App is Melbourne’s only official visitor App is available for download on iPad, iPhone and Android, from iTunes or Google Play App stores now.
Tell Us What You Think To Win! We want to know what you think about the Melbourne Official Visitor Guide. By completing the survey you go into the draw to win a $250 gift voucher compliments of Lightning Ridge Opal Mines (plus worldwide postage). For more information on Opal Mines see page 89 or visit opals.net.au. Q1. What is your gender? O Male O Female Q2. What is your age range? O 18-24 O 25-34 O 35-44 O 45-54 O 55-64 O 65+ Q3. Where are you travelling from? O Melbourne O Victoria O Interstate O Overseas Q4. Within Australia - what is your postcode? __________________________ Q5. Overseas - which country are you travelling from? ______________________________________ Q6. Where did you pick up this guide? O Hotel O Melbourne Airport O Skybus O Visitor Information Centre O City Circle Tram O Other, please specify ______________________________________ Q7. What is your reason for visiting Melbourne? O Visiting friends and relatives O Holiday O Business O I live in Melbourne O Other, please specify ______________________________________ ______________________________________
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163 Melbourne CITY MAP No. Property | Phone
Melbourne City Map No. Property | PhoneGrid
1. Adelphi Hotel | 8080 8888
42. Punthill Manhattan | 9916 8888
2. Alto Hotel on Bourke | 8608 5500
43. Quay West Suites Melbourne | 9693 6000
3. Arrow on Swanston | 9225 9000
44. Quest Southbank | 9694 5600
4. Atlantis Hotel Melbourne | 9600 2900
45. Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens Melbourne | 9322 8000
5. BreakFree Heritage on Little Bourke | 9664 2000
46. Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne | 9250 1888
6. Causeway 353 Hotel | 9668 1818 or 1800 650 688
47. Sofitel Melbourne on Collins | 9653 0000
7. Causeway Inn on The Mall | 9668 1818 or 1800 650 688
48. Somerset on Elizabeth Melbourne | 1800 766 377
8. Citadines on Bourke Melbourne | 1800 766 377
49. The Hotel Windsor | 9633 6002
9. Citigate Melbourne | 9693 6000
50. The Langham, Melbourne | 1800 858 662
10. City Limits Hotel Apartments | 9662 2544 or 1800 808 651
51. The Paramount Serviced Apartments | 9251 5555
11. Crossley Hotel Melbourne | 9639 1639
52. The Victoria Hotel | 9669 0000 or 1800 331 147
12. Crown Metropol Melbourne | 9292 6211
53. The Westin Melbourne | 9635 2222
13. Crown Promenade Melbourne | 9292 6688
54. Travelodge Hotel Southbank | 8696 9600
14. Crown Towers | 9292 6868
15. Crowne Plaza Melbourne | 9648 2777
16. D ocklands Apartments Grand Mercure 9641 7500 or 1300 789 200
17. Fraser Place Melbourne | 9669 6888
Inner Melbourne MAP No. Property | Phone
55. Amora Hotel Riverwalk Melbourne | 9246 1200
56. Andre’s Mews Luxury Serviced Apartments | 9428 8859
18. Grand Hyatt Melbourne | 9657 1234
57. Apartments @ Kew Q105 | 9807 5777
19. H arbourView Apartment Hotel 9321 0900 or 1800 606 888
58. Art Series Hotel Group - The Blackman | 9863 7806
59. Art Series Hotel Group - The Cullen | 9098 1555
20. Hilton Melbourne South Wharf | 9027 2000
60. Art Series Hotel Group - The Olsen | 9040 1222
21. Hilton on the Park Melbourne | 9027 2000
22. Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders | 9933 5111
61. A shley Gardens BIG4 Holiday Village A2 9318 6866 or 1800 061 444
23. Hotel Causeway | 9668 1818 or 1800 650 688
62. Brighton Bay Apartments | 9595 6099
24. Hotel Lindrum | 9668 1111
63. Crest on Barkly Hotel | 9537 1788
25. InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto | 9620 9111
64. Easystay Motel and Apartments - Reception | 1300 301 730
26. Jasper Hotel | 8327 2777
65. Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport | 9933 5111
27. Mantra 100 Exhibition | 9631 4444
66. Lyall Hotel & Spa | 9868 8222
28. Mantra on Jolimont | 9940 2100
67. Mantra Tullamarine Hotel | 9093 6500
29. Mantra on Little Bourke | 9607 3000
68. Medina Executive South Yarra | 9926 0000
30. Mantra on Russell | 9915 2500
69. Melbourne Parkview Hotel | 1300 785 453
31. Mantra on the Park | 9668 2500
70. Miami Hotel Melbourne | 9321 2444 or 1800 132 333
32. Mantra Southbank | 8696 7222
71. Mint Melbourne St Kilda Road | 1800 742 776
33. Medina Grand Melbourne | 9934 0000
72. PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport | 8347 2000
34. Melbourne Marriott Hotel | 9662 3900 or 1800 331 118
73. Punthill South Yarra Grand | 1300 731 299
35. Melbourne Short Stay Apartments | 1800 008 910
74. Quest Hawthorn | 8803 7700
36. Oaks on Collins | 1300 786 603
75. Richmond Hill Hotel | 9428 6501
37. Oaks on Lonsdale | 1300 880 229
76. Royce Hotel | 9677 9900
38. Oaks on Market | 1300 790 687
77. The Como Melbourne | 9825 2222
39. Park Hyatt Melbourne | 9224 1234
78. The Hotel Charsfield | 1300 301 830
40. Punthill Flinders Lane | 1300 731 299
79. Pullman and Mercure Melbourne Albert Park | 9529 4300
41. Punthill Little Bourke | 8680 5900
80. Vibe Hotel Carlton | 9380 9222
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National Sports Museum & MCG Tours
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Old Melbourne Gaol
Southgate Restaurant & Shopping Precinct
Swan Street and Bridge Road, Richmond
The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Hotel Windsor
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
The Pancake Parlour
Skydive the Beach and Beyond
The West End at Crown
Walk to Art Tours
Tutto Premium Frozen Yogurt & Desserts
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Wonderland Fun Park
Dining & nightlife
ATTRACTIONS 12 Apostles Helicopters
ARTS & CULTURE
2014 Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix
ACMI - Spectacle: The Music Video Exhibition
38 South East Tours
Arts Centre Melbourne Guided Tours
Around The Bay Tours
Melbourne Museum - Designing 007 - 50 Years of Bond Style
Australian Wine Tour Company
Melbourne Museum - First Peoples at Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre
Carlton & United Brewery Tour and Beer Tasting
Melbourne Theatre Company - Big Bad Wolf
Chill On Ice Lounge & Ski Lodge
Melbourne Theatre Company - Cock
Chinese New Year in Melbourne
Melbourne Theatre Company - Private Lives
Melbourne Theatre Company - The Book of Everything
Eureka Skydeck 88
Melbourne Theatre Company - The Mountaintop
National Gallery of Victoria - Melbourne Now
Old Treasury Building
Global Ballooning Australia
RAAF Point Cook Museum
IMAX Melbourne Museum - Great White Shark 3D
Shrine of Remembrance
Hidden Secret Tours
Lantern Ghost Tours
Last Minute Day Tours
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Factory Antique Market
Ashley Opals Jewellers
Frankston Arts Centre
Australia On Collins
Kryal Castle Adventure Park and Resort
Australian By Design
Melbourne Big Picture Travel
Modern Love Exhibition
Montalto Vineyard & Olive Grove
Chadstone Shopping Centre
Chapel Street & High Street Armadale
Mornington Peninsula Attractions Pass
Chapel Street Precinct
Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E)
Harbour Town Shopping Centre Docklands
Rayners Stonefruit Orchard
Sand Sculpting Australia
Lightning Ridge Opal Mines
Melbourne Official Visitor Guide App
Queen Victoria Market
The Enchanted Adventure Garden
The Hotel Shamrock Bendigo
St Kilda Esplanade Market
Winebus® Winery Tour
Yarra Valley Regional Food Group Farmers Market
OUT & ABOUT Brighton Bay Luxury Serviced Apartments
HELPING YOU GET THERE
National Equestrian Centre
Hop on / Hop off Melbourne City Sightseeing Bus
St Kilda Village Traders Group
myki Visitor Pack
Werribee Park Mansion
Werribee South Foreshore
V/Line Escape App
REGIONAL Victoria Art Gallery of Ballarat
Ballarat Visitor Information Centre
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Bendigo's Vintage Talking Tram Tour
Cape Otway Lightstation
Central Deborah Gold Mine
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Discover Daylesford App
QR CODES The Melbourne Official Visitor Guide now features QR codes. In order to take full advantage of these codes, which often contain special offers or quick links to useful content, we recommend you download the free QR code reader app Microsoft Tag. Visit the following website on your mobile device: www.gettag.mobi, or search the iTunes App Store or Google Play for 'Microsoft Tag'.
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The Official Visitor Guide (OVG) is Melbourne’s flagship guide, recognised as the authentic and official guide for Melbourne. Endorsed by To...
Published on Nov 26, 2013
The Official Visitor Guide (OVG) is Melbourne’s flagship guide, recognised as the authentic and official guide for Melbourne. Endorsed by To...