MELBOURNE in Winter
Official Visitor Guide Melbourne Winter Masterpieces â€“ Degas: A New Vision
MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER Melbourne lights up in winter – kindled by world-class arts and cultural experiences and major sporting events. Among the key events making Melbourne the destination is the return of arch enemy England who take on the Wallabies in a Rugby Union Test match at AAMI Park in June, with soccer fans at Etihad Stadium later that month to see the Socceroos play Greece. Feel the roar as some of Europe’s best – Juventus FC, Tottenham Hotspur and Atlético de Madrid – meet home-town heroes Melbourne Victory FC in the International Champions Cup at the MCG in July. Melbourne Winter Masterpieces sees the beautiful work of Edgar Degas on display from 24 June until 18 September, while across town, Jurassic World: The Exhibition goers will get closer to dinosaurs than ever before. Hon John Eren MP Minister for Tourism and Major Events
MESSAGE FROM THE LORD MAYOR Grab your coat and get ready for a magical winter in the world’s most liveable city! There’s plenty on offer during the cooler months including the Melbourne Writers Festival, Melbourne International Jazz Festival and Melbourne International Film Festival. Something for everyone to enjoy. Sample delicious cuisine at one of our world-class restaurants or enjoy picturesque views at a heated rooftop bar. Don’t miss the Docklands winter fireworks and be sure to check out the ACMI SCORSESE exhibition and the Henry Talbot photography exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria. Melbourne offers a plethora of diverse and interesting experiences: your winter visit will be one to remember. Robert Doyle Lord Mayor Tourism Accreditation Program What this Tick Means to You Published by: Destination Melbourne Melbourne's Tourism Organisation w: destination.melbourne e: email@example.com While every attempt has been made to ensure accurate information at the time of going to press, the publishers accept no responsibility for supplied information or omissions. This guide uses paper from internationally certified sustainably managed forests and is printed at a plant that holds the ISO14001 Environmental Management System certification.
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Cover image: Edgar Degas, The Arabesque 1877, oil and essence, pastel on canvas, 67.4 x 38 cm. Musée d'Orsay, Paris. Lemoisne 418 (RF 4040) © Musée d'Orsay, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Patrice Schmidt. The following organisations have actively endorsed this publication as the Official Visitor Guide to Melbourne
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Discover Melbourne Welcome to the city judged the world’s most liveable. And for good reason. Whether you love sport, food or the arts, there’s so much to see and do.
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FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD There’s no better reason to explore the famous laneways and streets than discovering Melbourne’s renowned food scene. From fancy fine-diners to casual cafés – and everything in between, of course – there’s an eatery or bar for every occasion. THE GREAT OUTDOORS Lush gardens, sprawling parks and trails along the Yarra River offer a chance to get back to nature, even in the heart of the city. Lace up your favourite walking shoes for a stroll or pack a picnic to make the most of the sunshine. FROM THE SIDELINES See what makes this city tick when you take your seat at one of Melbourne’s world-class sporting arenas. Most of them are a short stroll from the city, so walk with the crowd, pick a side and cheer along. Image (top & left): Josie Withers Photography
For Aboriginal Australians, the city now known as Melbourne has been home since the beginning of time. The sprawling metropolis 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.
THE ARTS SCENE Roam galleries, take a seat at the theatre or grab a ticket for music’s next big thing. There’s always something to do in Melbourne that will satisfy your cultural side. Immerse yourself in the city’s creativity.
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 history and culture of Victoria’s Aboriginal people. »» museumvictoria.com.au/first-peoples
SHOP TIL YOU DROP It’s no surprise that people come to Melbourne especially to shop. From international designer labels to homegrown local talent, there are great buys to be found throughout the city’s laneways, arcades and shopping centres.
ABORIGINAL HERITAGE WALK From Sunday to Thursday each week, visitors can join indigenous guides for a walk through the Royal Botanic Gardens, and learn about the traditional uses for native plants. »» rbg.vic.gov.au
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THE IAN POTTER CENTRE: NGV AUSTRALIA This gallery in Federation Square focuses solely on local art. The Aboriginal collection is particularly strong, with artefacts and works by major Indigenous artists on permanent display. »» ngv.vic.gov.au
First Peoples, Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre
GULPILIL’S AUSTRALIA See a different side to Melbourne on board a boat, canoe or kayak. Owned and operated by Indigenous Australians, Gulpilil’s provides a range of half-day eco and cultural tours along the Yarra River to help visitors learn about the rich Aboriginal history of the region. »» gulpililsaustralia.com.au
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Calendar of Events JUNE
Until 3 July SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN Her Majesty’s Theatre Revisit the magic of the classic film live on stage. Australia’s favourite tap-dancing superstar Adam Garcia plays one of Gene Kelly’s best-loved characters, Don Lockwood, with the aid of 12,000 litres of recycled water each performance. »» singin.com.au
Until 10 July BENDIGO ART GALLERY AND TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX PRESENT MARILYN MONROE Bendigo Art Gallery She transformed herself from girl next door to screen goddess and now a little bit of her magic is lighting up Bendigo. See the authentic artefacts, costumes and other objects, drawn from collections around the world, that helped create the legend that is Marilyn Monroe. »» bendigoartgallery.com.au Image (below): Linda Jackson and Jenny Kee wearing Linda Jackson’s Tutti Frutti dress in 1975. Photographer: Ann Noon
200 Years of Australian Fashion
Until 31 July 200 YEARS OF AUSTRALIAN FASHION The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia More than 200 pieces, dating from the first days of Australia’s colonisation right through to recent designer collections, make up this extraordinary survey of the country’s ever-changing style. Whether you’re a history buff or fashionista, this exhibition will reveal another side of our sunburned country. »» ngv.vic.gov.au
Until 31 July THE SOUND OF MUSIC Regent Theatre How does Melbourne solve a problem like Maria? With Cameron Daddo, Marina Prior and Lorraine Bayly taking on this family favourite in a lavish new production. »» soundofmusictour.com.au Image (above): Marilyn Monroe performing to thousands of US soldiers in Korea, 1954
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Until 18 September SCORSESE
Until 9 October JURASSIC WORLD: THE EXHIBITION
Film buffs across the country will be drawn to this exhibition exploring the inspiration and creative processes of one the world’s most influential directors, Martin Scorsese. The more than 600 exhibits on display are drawn from his own private collection. »» acmi.net.au
Take a step back in time at this amazing display of life before man. Although it takes its cues from the movies of the same name, there’s also plenty of educational material at Jurassic World: The Exhibition. Just how close will you dare get to T Rex? »» jurassicworldtheexhibition.com
Until 1 October AFL PREMIERSHIP SEASON
Jurassic World: The Exhibition
Melbourne Cricket Ground & Etihad Stadium If you listen carefully you can hear the murmurs of excitement in the lead-up to every weekend. The footy, as Melburnians call it, is a very big deal here. Don a scarf and wander with the crowds to one of the two big city stadiums for arguably the most exciting game played anywhere on the planet. »» afl.com.au Image (below): Michael Findlay
Melbourne International Jazz Festival
1 June–17 July WINTER AT FED SQUARE Federation Square As the chill descends upon Melbourne, head to Fed Square where you can marvel at unique installations or enjoy family entertainment at the Campfire, Solstice Celebration and the outdoor ice rink! »» fedsquare.com/winter
3–12 June MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL Various locations Get your groove on when top international and local acts take over the city’s clubs and music venues. From traditional styles to contemporary performance, world premieres to innovation collaborations, it will be a feast for the ears. »» melbournejazz.com
Calendar of Events JULY 1 July–26 August DOCKLANDS WINTER FIREWORKS New Quay to Victoria Harbour Watch the skies over the water light up each Friday night. Your weekend will get off to a banging start with entertainment and a lot of sparkles. And it’s all free! »» melbourne.vic.gov.au/winter Degas: A New Vision
7 June CALTEX SOCCEROOS V GREECE Etihad Stadium This friendly game, one of two to be hosted in Australia, will bring out vocal supporters for both sides in a epic test before the next round of World Cup Qualifiers. »» socceroos.com.au
18 June QANTAS WALLABIES VS ENGLAND AAMI Park It’s the first time Melbourne’s rectangular stadium will host an international rugby union test match and, boy, will it be a beauty. The last time the two teams met was in London during the 2015 Rugby World Cup and Australia emerged victorious. »» rugby.com.au
24 June–18 September DEGAS: A NEW VISION NGV International Best known for his delicate portraits of ballet dancers, French artist Edgar Degas was also a supremely accomplished sculptor, drawer, printmaker and photographer. This major retrospective of more than 200 pieces, presented as part of Melbourne Winter Masterpieces, is an opportunity to experience his life’s work. »» ngv.vic.gov.au
23, 26 & 29 July INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONS CUP PRESENTED BY AUDI MCG The city’s football fans are used to seeing Melbourne Victory on the park, but for one big night they’ll be taking on Italian heroes, Juventus FC (23 July), at the home of Australian sport. Tottenham Hotspur and Atlético Madrid are also taking part in this leg of the International Champions Cup. »» internationalchampionscup.com Image (left): Edgar Degas. The rehearsal c.1874, oil on canvas 58.4 x 83.8 cm Burrell Collection, Glasgow Lemoisne 430 (Inv. 35.246) © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums and Libraries Collections.
Docklands Winter Fireworks
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AUGUST 26 August–4 September MELBOURNE WRITERS FESTIVAL Various locations
Melbourne International Film Festival
28 July–14 August MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Various locations Whether you’re a fan of comedy, documentaries or independent foreign films, this showcase of the best current cinema from around the world is sure to please. Now in its 64th big year, MIFF is some of the best fun you can have in the dark. »» miff.com.au
30–31 July OPEN HOUSE MELBOURNE
If you can’t think of anything better than disappearing into the pages of a novel, this festival of writing and ideas will give you an excellent excuse to close that book. For two weeks, discussions, storytelling, debates and workshops will look at some of the most important issues of the day. »» mwf.com.au
30 August–5 November WE WILL ROCK YOU Regent Theatre Queen’s greatest hits are brought to the stage in a futuristic musical written by Ben Elton. This spectacular production will make you want to dance in the aisles. More than 16 million tickets have been sold around the world and it returns to Melbourne this season. »» wewillrockyou.com.au
Various locations Take a behind-the-scenes look at some of Melbourne’s grandest and most historic buildings. Aimed to connect ordinary folk with architecture and design, this event features some of the city’s most significant houses, landscapes and buildings, both public and private. »» openhousemelbourne.org Open House Melbourne
We Will Rock You
The Best of Everything Whether you’re keen to cheer on your favourite team, feed your mind with inspirational ideas or be scared witless by a dinosaur, you can find the means here in Melbourne. Films, music, sport, festivals… Get ready to be excited. WORLD GAME, GLOBAL TEAMS Catch some of the world’s greatest football teams in action during the International Champions Cup presented by Audi (23, 26 & 29 July), when the round-ball game takes over the MCG. Juventus, Tottenham Hotspur and Atlético Madrid are coming to town over three big nights. Melbourne Victory fans are in for an even bigger treat, with their team taking on Turin’s favourite sons, Juventus FC, on 23 July. »» internationalchampionscup.com
2016 International Champions Cup Socceroos Vs Greece
TAKE THE TEST A little bit of history will be made when the Qantas Wallabies vs England (18 June) comes to AAMI Park. They’ve been playing one another for a century, but this is the first time the two teams will meet in a threegame rugby union test series to decide the Cook Cup. The Melbourne game will be the second in the series and the first time AAMI Park will play host to an international test. »» rugby.com.au KICK IT UP A NOTCH It’s being staged as friendly, but you can be certain both teams will come out firing when the Caltex Socceroos and Greece (7 June) meet at Etihad Stadium. The last time the two teams played was also in Melbourne, in front of 95,000 people at the MCG. That 2006 match went the hosts way, when Australians won 1–0. This time around coach Ange Postecoglou will be leading the Aussies in what will be an important test for the Socceroos in the lead-up to the second round of World Cup Qualifying. »» footballaustralia.com.au Image (bottom, right): Josie Withers Photography
Melbourne's multicultural heritage is on display in the Italian bars and eateries around the city. Spend an afternoon or evening at one of these suggestions.
TIPO 00 This pasta bar has won plenty of awards, and it will win over the family’s tastebuds. Kids will love rigatoni bolognese, while stinging nettle and saltbush risotto satisfies an adult palate. AFL Premiership Season
»» 361 Little Bourke Street tipo00.com.au
THE FOOTY’S BACK The AFL Premiership Season (until 1 October) is underway and 18 sides from across the country are already looking towards the big day in October when the best team of the year will hold the cup aloft. Until 28 August, check out the action at the MCG and Etihad Stadium, as well as Skilled Stadium in Geelong, during the home-and-away rounds.
DOC PIZZA & MOZZARELLA BAR Crispy pizzas with minimal toppings are the stars at this cool, casual offering. The corner restaurant is always buzzing, but if it’s sunny grab a table on the footpath.
MEATBALL & WINE BAR Choose your balls (pork, chicken and veg are all on the menu), add a sauce then pick something to sit them on, including pasta and potato smash. It’s simple but so delicious.
A ROARING GOOD TIME You might think you’ve gone back thousands of years at Melbourne Museum’s Jurassic World: The Exhibition (until 9 October). You haven’t really – you’ve simply washed up on Isla Nublar. Visit the Hammond Creation Lab, learn about top-secret projects in development and come face to face with creatures from another time, including velociraptors, a towering brachiosaurus and terrifying T Rex.
»» 295 Drummond Street, Carlton docgroup.net
»» 105 Swan Street, Richmond meatballandwinebar.com.au
»» jurassicworldtheexhibition.com LIGHT UP THE NIGHT Get your weekend off to a bang every Friday night with the Docklands Winter Fireworks (1 July–26 August). New Quay Piazza and Victoria Harbour will light up at 7.30pm, with free entertainment from 6.30pm until 8.30pm. Gather your family and friends, rug up against the chill and get yourself a front-row seat to Melbourne’s brightest night out. »» melbourne.vic.gov.au/winter
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La Dolce Vita
Degas: A New Vision
THE BEST OF DEGAS It gets better each year, bringing even more exciting works to the city’s major galleries. In 2016, Melbourne Winter Masterpieces at NGV International sees one of the modern masters come to town. Degas: A New Vision (24 June–18 September) will display more than 200 pieces from the French Impressionist’s 50-year career, gathered from dozens of collections around the world. Edgar Degas was most famous for his 19th century paintings of dancers, but his work also focuses on a number of other motifs such as work scenes and racecourses. »» ngv.vic.gov.au Image (below): Casino. Courtesy of Universal Studios Licensing LLC.
200 Years of Australian Fashion
GLIMPSE BEHIND CLOSED DOORS Satisfy your internal stickybeak at Open House Melbourne (30–31 July). Over the course of an entire weekend free tours of some of the city’s oldest and most interesting buildings are open for public inspection. The idea is to connect people with amazing architecture and history, and in past years eager visitors have peeked behind the scenes of Parliament House, the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Myer Mural Hall and Circus Oz HQ. »» openhousemelbourne.org THE WAY WE DRESS Never before has such a major exhibition of this country’s style been undertaken. More than 90 designers are represented at 200 Years of Australian Fashion (until 31 July) at the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. See about 120 works, from the early dressmaking establishments of Brisbane to the contemporary studios of Bondi, illustrating a unique style. »» ngv.vic.gov.au Image (above): Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson in front of the backdrop used for the Flamingo Follies, Bondi Pavillion parade, 1975 Photographer: Tim Street-Porter Image (top, left): Edgar Degas. Rehearsal hall at the Opera, rue Le Peletier 1872, oil on canvas, 32.7 x 46.3 cm. Musée d'Orsay, Paris. Lemoisne 298 (RF 1977) © RMN-Grand Palais (musée d'Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski
Taking a tasty cooking class while you’re in Melbourne allows you to revisit your holiday memories any time you’re feeing peckish.
THE MAN BEHIND THE SCENES La Motta, Bickle, Pupkin, Hill… They’re some of the most compelling anti-heroes to ever grace the big screen. Now ACMI is celebrating their creator and one of Hollywood’s most famous directors, Martin Scorsese. SCORSESE (26 May–18 September) takes items from his personal collection and explores the creative processes and collaborations behind his movies, from Taxi Driver and Goodfellas to The Wolf of Wall Street. »» acmi.net.au CELEBRATE THE SOLSTICE Embrace the winter season with a huge range of events, music, performances and exhibitions at Federation Square. As the chill descends upon Melbourne, head to Fed Square where you can marvel at unique installations, enjoy fun filled family entertainment at the Solstice Celebration (18 June) and the outdoor ice rink (18 June–17 July), before feasting on delicious winter warmers at the Fed Square eateries. »» fedsquare.com/winter
Winter at Fed Square
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Bring the Taste Home
Convent Bakery, Abbotsford
CONVENT BAKERY Knead the dough, let it rise and put that bread in the oven. In all-day classes, a qualified baker can teach even a beginner how to make a brilliant loaf. »» Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford conventbakery.com
MARKET COOKING SCHOOL Some of Melbourne’s best chefs take over the school at South Melbourne Market to show potential gourmands how to prepare dishes from all around the world. »» Cnr Coventry & Cecil Streets, South Melbourne southmelbournemarket.com.au
GANACHE CHOCOLATE Imagine being able to make your own truffles, chocolate bars or macarons. The best thing is you get to take your creations home with you. »» 250 Toorak Road, South Yarra ganache.com.au
14 SCREEN SAVER It’s one of the oldest film festivals in the world and certainly the most significant one in Australia. At the Melbourne International Film Festival (28 July–14 August) – the locals simply call it MIFF – guests can watch shorts, animations, world films, retrospectives and limited-release, independent films from early in the morning until late at night at screens across the city. Book a ticket for just one session or map out an entire weekend of director talks and movies you won’t see anywhere else.
Singin’ in the Rain
»» miff.com.au JUST YOUR TYPE Some people think literary festivals are only for writers and intellectuals. But Melbourne Writers Festival (26 August–4 September) is for anyone who loves the written word. Take a workshop, book tickets for thought-provoking panel discussions or meet authors. Each year writers from around the world and the best of the local crop, along with journalists and editors, come together to discuss all sorts of ideas and trends. »» mwf.com.au
FEEL THE BEAT From be-bop to contemporary explorations of music, it all happens at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival (3–12 June). Jazz clubs in the city and inner suburbs are taken over by musicians from Australia and around the world, while bigger venues play host to some extraordinary events. Plus, there are plenty of free events, including the opening celebration concert (4 June) in Fed Square. »» melbournejazz.com FRENCH CONNECTION Say bonjour as the State Library of Victoria goes Francaise during an entire weekend for the Bastille Day French Festival (16 & 17 July). Snack on crêpes, croissants, saucisson and cheese, listen to blues and jazz music, find out about the history of Bastille Day, or have a go at a French language class. »» bastilledaymelbourne.com DO YOU WANT TO ROCK? More than 16 million theatregoers the world over can’t be wrong. We Will Rock You (from 30 August), written by Ben Elton and featuring 24 of Queen’s greatest hits, has been a huge hit everywhere it’s been staged and now it’s coming to the Regent Theatre. Set in the year 2350, this futurist adventure sees live music banned on earth and a group of rebellious kids fighting against an aural diet of synthesised pop.
Melbourne International Jazz Festival
At the end of a long day in Melbourne, or before a big night out, drop into one of the city’s relaxed wine bars.
EMBLA The stylish, rustic space is the perfect backdrop for perusing the eclectic list of Australian and international wines, some of them usually not available away from the vineyard. »» 122 Russell Street embla.com.au The Sound of Music
KIRK’S WINE BAR Grab a seat on the footpath and watch the passing parade while toasting the night to come with a glass of nebbiolo or verdelho and a cheese plate.
»» Cnr Hardware Lane & Little Bourke Street kirkswinebar.com
MELBOURNE IS ALIVE If raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens are among your favourite things, you won’t want to miss the Australian production of the hit musical The Sound of Music (until 31 July). Almost everyone is familiar with the story of the Von Trapp family’s flight across the mountains, but this production at the Regent Theatre also features some of Australia’s best-loved performers, including Cameron Daddo and Marina Prior.
HARLEY HOUSE Ask the staff to pour you a glass of prosecco (or make you a pisco sour), while you decide on which ceviche to order in this chic basement space. »» 71 Collins Street (entry via Strachan Lane) harleyhouse.com.au Image (centre): James Morgan
»» soundofmusictour.com.au MAKE A SPLASH In the local production of the critically acclaimed and much-loved Singin’ in the Rain (until 3 July), Adam Garcia steps into the role made famous by Gene Kelly in the 1952 film. All of the glorious songs and choreography is brought to the stage at Her Majesty’s Theatre, and made all the more real with the help of 12,000 litres of recycled water raining down on to the stage each performance. »» singin.com.au
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Take a Sip
Uniquely Melbourne Melbourne is a one-of-a-kind city with some quirks 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. KEEP YOUR CUP Disposable coffee cups are harmful to the environment, so dine in and enjoy a break. If you must keep walking, invest in one of Melbourne’s very own barista-quality, reusable containers known as KeepCups. Made in a range of funky colours, they make a perfect take-home souvenir. »» keepcup.com 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
THE TAN Melbourne has a number of beautiful green spaces, and the Tan is a 3.8km running track that winds its way through some of the best. Popular day and night with locals and visitors, it follows the Yarra River and circles King’s Domain and the Royal Botanic Gardens. The lap record – 10 minutes and 12 seconds – was set by long-distance runner Craig Mottram in 2004. Good luck beating that! »» onlymelbourne.com.au/tan-track AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL If you hear Melburnians talking about Pies and Demons in the same sentence, do not be alarmed. They’re the nicknames of some of the teams competing in the Australian Football League. The season is well underway, and taking in a game is a great way to experience another side of Melbourne. »» afl.com.au
Australian Rules Football
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A Tap Away Melbourne’s only official visitor app is available for Android and iPhone, making it easy to navigate the city and get the most from your trip. With exclusive discount offers to some of the city’s favourite attractions, travel, event and entertainment guides, and useful tips and information, the Melbourne Official Visitor Guide App is the perfect companion for any visit to Melbourne.
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. »» onlymelbourne.com.au/hook-turns
SEASONABLE SHIFT Winter is a beautiful time of year in Melbourne, however the city offers ever-changing temperatures known to vary from hour to hour. It pays to always be prepared, so pack an umbrella along with your sunscreen and hat. »» bom.gov.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. Image (above): ChameleonsEye / Shutterstock
GIVE BACK Conservation Volunteers is Australia’s leading practical conservation organisation. Its members believe in a healthy and sustainable environment and for everyone to be involved in managing and protecting that environment. Conservation Volunteers welcomes people with a love of the outdoors and an interest in the environment to take part as a volunteer. »» conservationvolunteers.com.au
Life Down the Laneways Lots of Melburnians would like to keep them a secret, but the city’s maze of laneways, alleys and arcades has so much to offer. ART ON THE WALLS When you’re in Melbourne you don’t only head to galleries to see the latest masterpieces. Around the city there are about 60 laneways where you can view street art – murals, stencils and paste-ups included – by local and international names. Hosier Lane is the most famous and among the colourful designs you’ll see people having their wedding photos taken and groups of students talking about the history of the street. Head also to Union and Caledonian Lanes. If you want to learn more about the scene, book a spot with Melbourne Street Art Tours. Artists lead these three-hour walks, which include a studio visit, through the CBD. »» melbournestreettours.com
Design A Space
HIDDEN TREASURE It can be tempting to stick to the malls, but much more interesting discoveries await the curious shopper who heads into the laneways and arcades. Flinders Lane caters to everyone. Men should check out sleek Incu, with its smart streetwear and accessories. Women will prefer Christine, an accessories boutique with its carefully selected designer collection. For those wanting to take home some local creations, Design A Space has an ever-changing range by a selection of up-and-coming designers. Looking for quality gifts, either for yourself or someone special? Australian by Design specialises in beautifully presented products by local craftspeople. »» Incu, Shop 6A, 274 Flinders Lane incu.com »» Christine, 181 Flinders Lane christineaccessories.com »» Design A Space, 20 Manchester Lane designaspace.com.au
Melbourne Street Tours
»» Australian by Design, Shop 20, Block Arcade 282 Collins Street australianbydesign.com.au
Duck into these laneway restaurants for a tasty winter meal to warm the cockles of your heart.
PASTUSO Peruvian flavours, including smoked, slowcooked beef ribs served with padron peppers, are the specialty of this stylish Peruvian grill, cevicheria and pisco bar. »» 19 ACDC Lane pastuso.com.au
MOVIDA Nibble on the city’s best tapas and raciones (small dishes), including saffron and seafood stew, at this Spanish favourite. Belleville
ALL-DAY DINING There are many things Melburnians love, but right near the top of the list is food and coffee. Early in the day, Manchester Press offers excellent coffee, bagels and breakfast fare in a light, bright former art gallery. Centre Place is a tiny pedestrian thoroughfare lined with cafés. Head there for Shandong Mama Mini, and eat your fill of excellent pan-fried dumplings. Hell’s Kitchen, with its huge windows overlooking the lane, is a cosy, casual café during the day that transforms into a great spot for a glass of wine or a cold beer at the end of the day. Despite offering itself up as a boho bar, the multi-room Belleville also has amazing chicken cooked on a Brazilian rotisserie. Later in the evening, DJs and bands offer a diverse range of tunes.
»» 1 Hosier Lane movida.com.au
LEE HO FOOK Innovative, sophisticated Chinese cuisine – be sure to try the tea-smoked egg – is the order of the day in this refurbished warehouse setting.
»» 11–15 Duckboard Place leehofook.com.au
»» Manchester Press, 8 Rankins Lane facebook.com/manchesterpress »» Shandong Mama Mini, 5 Centre Place facebook.com/shandongmama »» Hell’s Kitchen, 20A Centre Place »» Belleville, Globe Alley belleville-melbourne.com
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Melbourne in a Moment Don’t worry if you’ve only got a couple of days. We’re here to show you how to make the most of your two-day Melbourne mini break. DAY TWO MORNING Catch early-morning life in the city at one of the cafés along bustling Degraves Street. Then head across he river to the highest point in the city. You’ll get an amazing view from the 88th floor of Eureka Tower at the Skydeck. »» Eureka, Riverside Quay, Southbank eurekaskydeck.com.au ACMI
DAY ONE MORNING Catch a tram to the Queen Victoria Market to grab some breakfast and stroll among the aisles. Once you’re full, head back to Federation Square where you can satisfy your cultural side at either the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia or the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI). »» Queen Victoria Market, 513 Elizabeth Street qvm.com.au »» Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Federation Square ngv.vic.gov.au »» ACMI, Federation Square acmi.net.au AFTERNOON Spend the rest of the day exploring St Kilda. Choose a cake from a European bakery on Acland Street, get your thrills at Luna Park or rug up and take a walk along the beach. When hunger strikes, have dinner at one of St Kilda’s best Italian restaurants, Café di Stasio. »» Luna Park, 18 Lower Esplanade, St Kilda lunapark.com.au »» Café di Stasio, 31 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda distasio.com.au
AFTERNOON Take a long stroll through the Royal Botanic Gardens – maybe hire a punt on the Ornamental Lake – before getting a taste of history at the solemn Shrine of Remembrance. Finish the evening off with dinner at one of Melbourne’s favourite Chinese eateries, Dainty Sichuan. »» Royal Botanical Gardens, Birdwood Avenue rbg.vic.gov.au »» Shrine of Remembrance, Birdwood Avenue shrine.org.au »» Dainty Sichuan, 176 Toorak Road, South Yarra daintysichuan.com
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In the Know There’s no better way to discover Melbourne’s best-kept secrets than by asking someone who knows and loves the city. Get the best tips from our expert.
AMINA LEE JEWELLERY & ACCESSORIES DESIGNER
esigner Amina Lee and her twin sister Nadia run the jewellery and accessories label Aminalee. In 2011, they began trading at the Queen Victoria Market and soon after settled into a permanent location on String Bean Alley. Now, with winter arriving, they’ll be part of the QVM Night Market, which takes place each Wednesday evening between June and August.
CAFÉ: The Cornershop at Yarraville is beautiful little café, with a relaxed atmosphere and honest, wholesome food. It’s my favourite breakfast spot.
“I’d have to say the food and being surrounded by the amazing aromas from around the world,” says Amina, when asked why she loves working at the Night Market. “There’s nothing like it in Melbourne. It’s special on nights when it’s cold, but the atmosphere is alive and you’ve got a hot beverage to keep you warm while you’re watching amazing live talent and street performers.”
COFFEE: The first thing you’ll notice at Market Espresso in the Queen Victoria Market is the amazing number of people who come here. The coffee is always great and the staff are super friendly.
We asked Amina about some of her other favourite Melbourne places.
RESTAURANT: It would have to be Yong Green Food on Brunswick Street in Fitzroy. The vegetarian and vegan food is richly flavoured and the raw desserts are incredible!
SHOP: I love secondhand bookshops, especially because they are becoming a rarity these days. Already Read Bookshop in Fitzroy is jam-packed from floor to ceiling. I love spending an hour or two there and I’ve always walked out with something I am super excited to get stuck into. EVENT: Second only to the QVM Night Markets is the Melbourne International Film Festival. It’s a chance to visit the heart of the city and enjoy screenings of both local and international cinema. TREAT: A strawberry deluxe waffle from The Waffle Club in String Bean Alley. It’s no surprise that almost everyone notices the smell while they’re shopping here. »» For more information on Aminalee, visit: aminalee.com.au
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Attractions & Entertainment From action-packed excursions for the whole family to an afternoon of absolute indulgence for grown-ups only, Melbourne is packed with options to fill your days.
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See the Fun Side Get out and about to enjoy everything Melbourne has to offer. From going on safari with lions to indulging in a relaxing spa day, there are more options than you could ever imagine. THE ACTIVE LIFE Sport is such a big part of Melbourne’s personality, but it’s not all about sitting on the sidelines cheering. Get behind the scenes at National Sports Museum – perfect for the lead-up to the Rio Olympics – and take a guided tour of the MCG to see the hallowed ground from a different perspective. When the weather’s fine head to Rentabike @ Federation Square then go for a pedal along the river. Those who revel in cooler temperatures should strap on a pair of skates at the O’Brien Group Arena for a session on the ice. »» National Sports Museum, MCG nsm.org.au »» Rentabike @ Federation Square rentabike.net.au »» O’Brien Group Arena, 105 Pearl River Road Docklands obriengrouparena.com.au O’Brien Group Arena
PURE INDULGENCE Sometimes you just want to relax and kick back. Book a massage or treatment at Isika Day Spa on the top floor of Crown Metropol, then get there early to enjoy its sky-high pool overlooking the CBD, steam rooms and vitality pools. For a sweet edge to your day, book a Chocolate Wonderland Tour with Chocaholic Tours. For two-and-a-half hours, wander the city’s laneways and arcades, tasting the best confectionary the city has to offer and topping it off with a decadent afternoon tea. »» Isika Day Spa, Level 27, Crown Metropol 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank crownhotels.com.au Isika Day Spa, Crown Metropol
»» Chocaholic Tours chocaholictours.com.au
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Family Fun Keep kids of all ages entertained during your Melbourne visit. You'll find yourself getting swept up in the fun too!
OUR ANIMAL FRIENDS Want to get up close to some of Melbourne’s furry creatures? If you’ve got kids, the Collingwood Children’s Farm is an entertaining and educational way to spend a few hours. Pat all the farmyard animals, and even help milking Heather the cow. For bigger creatures, head to Werribee Open Range Zoo, where you watch many of the animals, including giraffes, rhinos and zebras, from a safari bus. One of the city’s favourite attractions is the SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium. Immerse yourself in coral reefs, watch the cute penguins, smile at Pinjarra, a huge saltwater crocodile, and walk beneath the water while sharks and rays swim over you. »» Collingwood Children’s Farm, 18 St Heliers Street Abbotsford farm.org.au »» Werribee Open Range Zoo, K Road, Werribee zoo.org.au »» SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium Corner King & Flinders Streets melbourneaquarium.com.au SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
MELBOURNE ZOO Did you know you can go behind the scenes at the zoo to meet the animals and their keepers? It’s true, but you need to book ahead.
»» Elliott Avenue, Parkville zoo.org.au
ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS The Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden is a great place to start, but you can also hire a punt on the Ornamental Lake when the weather is fine.
»» Birdwood Avenue, South Yarra rbg.gov.vic.au
ESCAPE ROOM MELBOURNE If they’re a bit older, form a team. Now you’ve got 70 minutes to solve the puzzle and get to freedom in either the Mine Escape or Kellar’s Magic Emporium. »» 12–18 Yarra Street, South Melbourne escaperoom.com.au
Werribee Open Range Zoo Get onboard for a guided safari across the unique open range savannah and spot rhinos, giraffes and zebras! Come face to face with a pride of lions, visit one of the world’s largest gorilla exhibits, see cheeky monkeys at play and discover a family of hippos in their wetland home.
Just a 30 minute drive from Melbourne. K Road, Werribee Public Transport: Take the Werribee line train to Werribee Station. Then take Bus Route 439 to Werribee Open Range Zoo.
Melbourne Zoo You won’t believe how many animals are at Melbourne Zoo! Visit roaming tigers, see eye to eye with orangutans and meet our family of elephants. Spy unique native wildlife in the Australian Bush setting and see playful penguins and seals.
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 Wander through the tranquil tracks and meet iconic Australian animals including koalas, kangaroos, platypus, dingoes, wombats and emus. Enjoy feeding Australia’s best loved birds and don’t miss the thrilling shows and presentations.
An hour’s scenic drive from Melbourne. Badger Creek Road, Healesville Coach: Group and private day tours to Healesville Sanctuary depart from Federation Square daily.
Kids are FREE! Children under 16 years of age receive free entry every weekend, during Victorian Government school holidays and on Victorian public holidays.
Open daily 9am to 5pm 1300 966 784 www.zoo.org.au
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THE ICONIC MCG Celebrate the 2016 Olympic year and the 60th anniversary of the Melbourne Olympics with a visit to the world’s most iconic stadium. Whether you take the amazing MCG Tour, explore the National Sports Museum, grab a beer before the game or enjoy a gourmet treat, there’s no other feeling like being at the ‘G. Open every day inside Gate 3, the mighty ‘G simply can’t be missed! *Receive 20% off MCG Tour, National Sports Museum or combined ticket. Promo code: GUIDE. Valid until 31 August 2016.
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PUFFING BILLY RAILWAY Australia’s Favourite Steam Train Puffing Billy travels through the magnificent forests and fern gullies of the Dandenong Ranges from Belgrave, only one hour east of Melbourne, every day except Christmas Day. Enjoy a traditional excursion train journey to Emerald Lake Park and Gembrook. 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. Train: Belgrave Line to Belgrave Station 1 Old Monbulk Road, Belgrave 9757 0700 firstname.lastname@example.org puffingbilly.com.au
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ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS VICTORIA Visit one of the world's finest botanic gardens, offering visitors a calm oasis of beautiful plants and landscapes. This winter, join one of our Indigenous guides on an Aboriginal Heritage Walk, or cruise through the Gardens in the comfort of our Garden Explorer. Relax at one of our two cafĂŠs: Jardin Tan near the Melbourne Observatory or The Terrace which overlooks the tranquil Ornamental Lake. Visit the shop for a unique range of botanical-inspired gifts and gardening accessories. Entry to the Gardens is free. Costs apply for some tours. Train: 3, 5, 8, 16 or 64, stop 20 Bus: Melbourne Visitor Shuttle, stop 13 Open daily: 7.30am til sunset Melbourne Gardens, Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne 9252 2300 email@example.com rbg.vic.gov.au
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COOKS’ COTTAGE Cooks’ Cottage is a unique Melbourne experience, located in the heritage-listed Fitzroy Gardens. Built in Yorkshire, England, by the parents of Captain James Cook in 1755, Cooks’ Cottage was transported to Melbourne, re-assembled and officially opened in the Fitzroy Gardens in 1934. Be captivated as you discover remarkable insights into 18th century living, stroll through the English cottage garden and uncover the stories of Captain James Cook in the Discovery Centre. Purchase your tickets and merchandise from the Fitzroy Gardens Visitor Centre. Open daily: 9am to 5pm (last entry 4.45pm) Fitzroy Gardens, Wellington Parade East Melbourne 9658 9658 email@example.com melbourne.vic.gov.au/cookscottage
SKYDIVE AUSTRALIA For one long minute you’re wrapped in the widest blue yonder you’ll ever know. See what it feels like. Attached securely to your experienced tandem instructor, you leap from the plane at maximum altitudes for up to 60 seconds of life-changing freefall at over 200km an hour. Soak up the unbeatable view of Melbourne city as you jump directly over St Kilda beach. Or marvel at the incredible views of favourite tourism destinations such as the Yarra Valley or Great Ocean Road. Escape the ordinary and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org skydive.com.au
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CENTRE FOR ADULT EDUCATION If you’re looking to do something different, you can’t go past the Centre for Adult Education (CAE). For over 70 years the CAE has been running interesting courses for interesting people. From guided walking tours, to photography lessons, cooking classes and everything in between, there’s sure to be a short course or class to suit your taste, budget and availability. Open hours: Monday–Thursday, 8.30am to 8pm; Friday, 8.30am to 5pm; Saturday, 8.45am to 1.45pm & Sunday, 9.30am to 12.30pm Level 2, 253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 9652 0611 email@example.com cae.edu.au
PHILLIP ISLAND NATURE PARKS Watch the penguins cross the beach at sunset, take a virtual journey to Antarctica, see koalas up close and enjoy the heritage farm activities. Bundle & Save with discounted entry to the Penguin Parade, the exciting new Antarctic Journey, Koala Conservation Centre and Churchill Island Heritage Farm. Phillip Island – Australia's wildlife Island. Open daily: From 10am (2pm on Christmas Day) 1019 Ventnor Road, Ventnor, Phillip Island 5951 2800 firstname.lastname@example.org penguins.org.au
MELBOURNE RIVER CRUISES Enjoy a sightseeing cruise and discover the best of what Melbourne has to offer, while gently meandering your way through this river city. • Yarra Sightseeing Cruises • City & Williamstown Ferry Special Offer: 2 for 1 offer on all Sightseeing Cruises and Williamstown Ferry Tours. Ticket kiosk: Southgate Arts & Leisure Precinct – Berth 5 Open daily: 10am to 3.30pm 8610 2600 melbcruises.com.au
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MOONLIT SANCTUARY WILDLIFE CONSERVATION PARK Melbourne’s award-winning wildlife park. Explore our bushland, meet endangered species, feed kangaroos, cuddle up to koalas and enjoy encounters with colourful birds, reptiles, dingoes and many other animals. Or come on a magical lantern-lit evening wildlife walk. Close to Melbourne on the way to Phillip Island. Open daily: 10am to 5pm 550 Tyabb-Tooradin Road, Pearcedale 5978 7935 email@example.com | moonlitsanctuary.com.au
CARLTON BREWHOUSE Visit the Carlton Brewhouse, located at Australia’s largest brewery and home of some of Australia’s favourite beers, including Carlton Draught & Victoria Bitter. Here you can go on a beer expedition, following the River of Beer through which 150,000 litres of fresh beer flows each day. Open hours: Monday–Friday, 9am to 4pm; Saturday & Sunday, 11am to 4pm & selected Wednesday evenings 24 Thompson Street, Abbotsford 9420 6800 | carltonbrewhouse.com.au
RAAF MUSEUM POINT COOK The RAAF Museum, located at Point Cook, is home to an amazing range of historic military aircraft. A great chance to view these rare machines is at the interactive flying displays, which are held every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 1pm (weather permitting). The Museum has a vast collection of historical material on show, including several hangars with static aircraft, and offers visitors an exciting experience and insight into the history of the Air Force. Models, books, patches, clothing and mementos can be purchased at the Museum shop. Admission is free! Open hours: Tuesday–Friday, 10am to 3pm; weekends & public holidays, 10am to 5pm (closed Monday, Christmas Day & Good Friday RAAF Williams, Point Cook Road, Point Cook 8348 6040 firstname.lastname@example.org airforce.gov.au/raafmuseum facebook.com/RAAF.Museum
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Shopping Whether you love the latest fashions or are simply looking for a gift to take home to someone special, Melbourne is home to world-class stores.
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Retail Revelations Have your credit card ready because right across the city there are unique fashions, gifts and souvenirs to fill your bags before you head home. Melbourne Central
IN ONE PLACE There’s no need to run all over town to find something you love when there are excellent precincts offering everything you could possibly need. In the CBD, Melbourne Central has more than 300 retailers, from international labels to a multitude of dining options. There are plenty of local designers represented on South Yarra’s Chapel Street, but don’t forget to duck down Greville Street for Signed & Numbered, which sells limited-edition prints from local and international artists. For a more independent vibe, Fitzroy’s Brunswick Street is the place to go. Lovers of vintage will be in heaven. Check out Shag for the best fashion finds from past eras. »» Melbourne Central, Cnr LaTrobe & Swanston Streets melbournecentral.com.au »» Signed & Numbered, 153 Greville Street, Prahran signedandnumbered.com.au »» Shag, 377 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy shagmelbourne.com MELBOURNE MADE Don’t forget to take a little piece of the city home with you. From beautiful original photographs of city landmarks to a Tram I Am scarf, you can find it all at Melbournalia. The city boasts some extraordinary craftspeople and one of them is Lucy Folk. Her jewellery collections are often inspired by types of food, like pineapples and peppercorns. The Ark Clothing Co is a local label creating stylish, ethical pieces, including an Ark Basics line, that are perfect for travelling. »» Melbournalia, Shop 5, 50 Bourke Street melbournalia.com.au »» Lucy Folk, 1A Crossley Street lucyfolk.com »» The Ark Clothing Co, 635 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North theark.com.au
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Looking to refresh your look? With both international labels and local designers to choose from, you won’t find a better shopping city than Melbourne.
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MARKET FRESH Melbourne’s fabulous markets aren’t just a place to buy great produce. The Queen Victoria Market has a bit of everything, including a lot of great independent stores within its precinct. Plus, from June to August, each Wednesday night sees the most creative stallholders thrilling shoppers after dark. Head over to South Melbourne Market, for SO:ME Space, a unique retail concept featuring some of the city’s most innovative young makers selling handcrafted, sustainable and vintage fashion and design. A firm favourite is the Rose Street Market, just off Fitzroy’s popular Brunswick Street. Held each Saturday and Sunday it features jewellery, fashion, art, gifts and more from local artisans. »» Queen Victoria Market, Corner Elizabeth & Victoria Streets qvm.com.au »» South Melbourne Market, Corner Coventry & Cecil Streets, South Melbourne southmelbournemarket.com.au »» Rose Street Market, 60 Rose Street, Fitzroy rosestmarket.com.au
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EMPORIUM MELBOURNE This shining star arrived two years ago, and is the biggest designer precinct in the country. You’ll find Uniqlo, Sass & Bide, Muji and so much more. »» 287 Lonsdale Street emporiummelbourne.com.au
COLLINS STREET They call its eastern reaches the Paris end of Melbourne. Head to the top of Collins Street (towards Spring Street) to find a wealth of international luxury labels, as well as men’s department store, Harrolds. »» 101 Collins Street harrolds.com.au
CROWN MELBOURNE As well as being one of the city’s leading entertainment precincts, Crown offers an impressive selection of leading brands from Louis Vuitton and Prada to Guess and G-Star Raw. »» 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank crownmelbourne.com.au Image (below): Image Play
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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 foods, to cosmetics, clothing and souvenirs. Train: Melbourne Central or Flagstaff Station Tram: 19, 57 or 59, stop 7; 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 firstname.lastname@example.org qvm.com.au
ASHLEY OPALS JEWELLERS Ashley Jewellers, located at the 'Paris end' of Collins Street, is recognised locally and internationally for its jewellery of distinction, with a unique style and reputation for quality and individuality of design. Ashley's specialises in Australian white and gold South Sea pearls, black Tahitian pearls, diamonds and precious gemstones, and high-quaility Australian opals featured in contemporary trendsetting designs to create modern-day masterpieces that will be cherished for eternity. Open hours: Monday–Thursday, 10am to 6pm; Friday, 10am to 7pm & Saturday, 10am to 5pm 85 Collins Street, Melbourne 9654 4866 email@example.com ashleyopals.com.au
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RUTHERFORD FINE JEWELLERY & PEARLS Over 60 years, Rutherford of Collins Street has established a reputation for rare, beautiful and high quality jewellery. Mr Bruce Rutherford started the business in 1952 trading in antique diamond and coloured stone jewellery. Now with four stores the family business also specialises in Australian South Sea pearls. These three pieces are highlights of Rutherford's extraordinary ruby, sapphire and emerald collection. Open hours: Monday–Friday, 10am to 5.30pm & Saturday, 10am to 5pm 182 & 174 Collins Street, Melbourne Shop 17, The Block Arcade, Melbourne 9650 7878 | 9650 6277 firstname.lastname@example.org | rutherford.com.au
THE BLOCK ARCADE A Melbourne heritage building and key feature of the city’s Golden Heritage Trail, this Collins Street National Trust treasure is a must to visit. The Block Arcade opened in 1892 on the site of the original Georges store. Construction of the Elizabeth Street wing followed in 1893. Truly Melbourne’s grandest arcade, it’s home to 29 fascinating shops as well as an amazing intricate mosaic floor. The Block Arcade is listed on the Heritage Register of Victoria. Voted #1 landmark in Victoria as per Tripadvisor 2015. Guided tours on Tuesday and Thursday by appointment only. 282 Collins Street, Melbourne 9654 5244 email@example.com | theblock.com.au
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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 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
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 an award-winning local bar. Train: Richmond or West Richmond Station Tram: From city, 48 or 75; from the south, 78 Bridge Road, Richmond email@example.com bridgerd.com.au
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Dining & Nightlife Day and night, enjoy the bounty of Melbourne’s vast array of restaurants, cafés and bars. From early morning to late at night, there’s a spot for every mood.
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Melbourne on a Plate Sometimes you’ll be walking along and an amazing aroma will waft over you. That’s Melbourne, where every street and lane has an eatery or bar to discover. AFTERNOON DELIGHT Forget about lunch and instead enjoy the sweetest way to spend an afternoon: partaking in high tea. At the Hotel Windsor, they’ve been serving dainty sandwiches, scones and cream and delectable pastries for more than 130 years. Also delightfully traditional is the spread at Hopetoun Tea Rooms, where savouries, sweets and fruit are presented on a three-tiered stand. More contemporary is newcomer Bibelot. Apart from displaying decadent pastries, this European-inspired dessert bar also has a beautiful high tea salon, decked out with emerald-hued banquettes and armchairs. It’s a little different from most English-style high teas, with cured meats, French cheeses and pâté, served alongside miniature versions of gateaux. »» The Hotel Windsor, 111 Spring Street thehotelwindsor.com.au »» Hopetoun Tea Rooms, Shop 1 & 2, Block Arcade, 282 Collins Street hopetountearooms.com.au »» Bibelot, 285–287 Coventry Street South Melbourne bibelot.com.au Bibelot, South Melbourne
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THE AMERICAN WAY Melbourne is having a moment. Everyone seems to have fallen in love with barbecue ribs, fried chicken and US-style burgers. At Meatmother, the best locally sourced meat is smoked over native hardwood chips. Order pulled pork with braised beans, Wagyu brisket with burnt eggplant and, of course, mac and cheese. Nashville’s finest fried bird is served in Fitzroy at Belle’s Hot Chicken. Choose the heat level of your wings or dark meat (drumstick and thighs), but beware: Really ***** Hot is just that. Tuck into burgers, hotdogs, fries and milkshakes, surrounded by retro video-gamethemed decor, at 8bit. The loaded fries – with cheese sauce, bacon, pickles, grilled onions and jalapeños – are epic. »» Meatmother, 167 Swan Street, Richmond meatmother.com.au »» Belle’s Hot Chicken, 150 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy belleshotchicken.com »» 8bit, 231 Swanston Street eat8bit.com.au Image (above & bottom right): Josie Withers Photography
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The Best Street Eats They say that variety is the spice of life and these eateries serving fast, tasty international treats will keep you coming back for more.
SOPHISTICATED SIPPING The only way to end a tough day seeing the sights is relaxing with a perfectly executed cocktail. Catch the sunset at the Japanese-inspired Upside Rooftop Bar, where sake, yuzu and umeshu can all be found utilised on the innovative drinks list.
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THE BRASS COQ Vietnamese flavours are the order of the day here. Order up big on their delicious rice paper rolls, crispy spring rolls and pho. »» 470 Little Lonsdale Street thebrasscoq.com
For those looking to impress, the intimate Everleigh is the place to be. It’s table service only, and every element, from juicing fruit to carving ice, is performed to order. Classics like fizzes and sours make up the short list, or you could leave decisions in the morethan-capable hands of the bar staff.
DELHI STREETS Pani puri (crispy, spicy cracker balls), samosas and chicken tikka are just some of the popular choices at this colourful, casual diner.
Its big sister Chin Chin restaurant upstairs seems to have a constant line of hungry diners waiting to get in, but those in the know head down the laneway to enter Go Go Bar. Seasonally inspired cocktails and tasty Thai snacks are the order of the day in this cool, dimly lit den.
»» Upside Rooftop Bar, 127 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy upsiderooftopbar.com.au »» The Everleigh, 150–156 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy theeverleigh.com
»» 22 Katherine Place delhistreets.com.au WELCOME TO THORNBURY If you can’t decide what you want, head north to this permanent food truck park and beer garden. On any night of the week you can eat tacos, burgers, Greek street food and much more. »» 520 High Street, Northcote welcometothornbury.com
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THE HOTEL WINDSOR Partake in a tradition that has been brewing since 1883. Australia’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 French sparkling wine while afternoon delicacies and unlimited freshly brewed tea and coffee are brought to your table. Monday & Tuesday: 12pm Wednesday–Friday: 12pm & 2.30pm Saturday & Sunday: 12pm & 3pm 111 Spring Street, Melbourne 9633 6004 email@example.com thehotelwindsor.com.au
MELBA RESTAURANT Experience Melba Restaurant’s famed grazing buffet. Grazing Buffet. Bountiful Seafood. Sushi Station. Turbo woks. Char Grill. Chinese Dumplings. Italian Pastas. Classic Carvery. Farmhouse Cheeses. Decadent Desserts. Chocolate Fountain. Cadbury Candy Bar. Ice Creams. Or High Tea in style at Aria Lounge with tailor-made desserts, ribbon sandwiches and warm scones. Innovative high tea events include Melbourne’s pastry whiz Darren Purchese, acclaimed fashionista Kerrie Hess and popular children’s high teas. Tram: 1, 3. 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67, or 72. Stop 14. Melba Restaurant – open daily, 6.30am to 11pm Aria Lounge High Tea – weekdays, 10.30am to 8pm & weekends, 12pm to 4.30pm The Langham, Melbourne 1 Southate Avenue Southbank 1800 641 107 firstname.lastname@example.org melbarestaurant.com.au
Grand Hyatt Melbourne have collaborated with one of Australia’s iconic luxury lifestyle designers to introduce High Tea in Style by Cristina Re. Indulge with a selection of warm scones, elegant finger sandwiches, decadent desserts and pastries, complimented with T2 tea blends and espresso coffee served with Cristina Re’s 24 carat gold porcelain tableware. The luxurious affair at Collins Kitchen continues with an exquisite buffet filled with signature delights where everything has a local connection. Served with a glass of Chandon NV Sparkling Brut $69 per person or $89 per person with a limited edition Cristina Re teacup. Open hours: Saturday & Sunday, 3.30pm to 5.30pm 123 Collins Street, Melbourne 9653 4831 email@example.com melbourne.grand.hyatt.com
TAXI KITCHEN Taxi Kitchen is one of Melbourne’s iconic restaurants. Situated in the heart of Melbourne at bustling Federation Square, this relaxed yet smart eatery and bar boasts unparalleled views of the CBD, Yarra River, Arts Precinct and Southbank. The food is contemporary and rustic, and focuses on shared dishes, making it perfect at any time of day or night. Pop in for a drink or quick bite before heading to a show, or come and celebrate in style among the sparkle of the city lights. Open hours: Monday–Saturday, 12pm til late & Sunday, 11am til late Level 1, Transport Hotel Federation Square, Melbourne 9654 8808 taxikitchen.com.au
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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 includes delicious crispy bacon, free-range eggs, house-made hash browns and freshly squeezed orange juice and is served until 5pm daily (until 12pm public holidays and big event days). Melbourne Central (Level 3, next to cinemas) Centrepoint Arcade, Bourke Street Mall (down the escalators) pancakeparlour.com.au | facebook.com/thepancakeparlour
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
LINDT CHOCOLATE CAFÉ Indulge in an exquisite chocolate experience at the Lindt Chocolate Café. Savour the finest Lindt chocolate creations, all handcrafted by the Lindt Master Chocolatiers, in a relaxing café environment. Decision-making is made deliciously difficult with everything from our decadent cakes and desserts to our signature hot and cold chocolate drinks and creamy ice-cream. Whether you want somewhere special to go for breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea, our cafés are ready to welcome you in these convenient locations. 271 Collins Street, Melbourne 9667 0900 Ground level, Southgate Retail Precinct, Southbank 9686 7498 lindt.com.au
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Arts & Culture Music of every genre, dance productions from around the world and striking heritage buildings all help to make Melbourneâ€™s cultural heart beat.
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Expand Your Mind Book tickets to world-class productions or get down to an up-and-coming local band. Whatever your idea of culture may be, there’s a theatre, gallery or club to please. ON THE STAGE Big shows and small, international companies and productions from groups closer to home – for those who love theatre and performing arts, Melbourne is a cultural magnet. One of the world’s most innovative dance troupes, Nederlands Dans Theater, is returning to Arts Centre Melbourne for a short season (22–25 June). For anyone who loves acrobatics and opera, the new show Il Ritorno (The Return) from the Circa Ensemble is sure to please (Arts Centre Melbourne, 17–20 August). The Melbourne Theatre Company’s winter season includes David Hare’s contemporary classic Skylight (18 June–23 July) and the adaptation of Craig Silvey’s novel Jasper Jones (1 August–9 September). »» Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road artscentremelbourne.com.au »» Circa circa.org.au »» Melbourne Theatre Company mtc.com.au Image (below): Roberto Seba
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MELBOURNE’S AMAZING ARCHITECTURE From the outside they look spectacular, but many of Melbourne’s landmark buildings can also be visited and toured. The Old Treasury Building is considered one of the finest 19th century buildings in the country, and there are exhibits and exhibitions on show in many of its rooms, including the old gold vaults. Just up the road, Parliament House is open to the public during sittings, and there’s the chance to go behind the scenes during its public and architecture tours. Impressive is the only word you can use to describe the domed reading room at the State Library of Victoria, which opened in 1854. As well as books, the library holds a huge collection of artefacts often shown in its galleries. »» Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street oldtreasurybuilding.org.au »» Parliament House, Cnr Spring & Bourke Streets parliament.vic.gov.au »» State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston Street slv.vic.gov.au
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Museums for All The big spaces get a lot of the attention, but Melbourne’s smaller museums have plenty to offer.
IMMIGRATION MUSEUM Find out about the different cultures and communities living throughout Victoria in these thought-provoking exhibits. »» 400 Flinders Street museumvictoria.com.au
VICTORIA POLICE MUSEUM From Kelly Gang armour to forensic evidence from some of Melbourne’s most notorious crimes, you’ll find out all about law and order here. »» 637 Flinders Street policemuseum.vic.gov.au
COOKS’ COTTAGE Built in 1755, the home of a young Captain James Cook and his family was pulled down in Yorkshire and reassembled half a world away. It now features exhibits describing Cook’s voyages. »» Fitzroy Gardens, Wellington Parade melbourne.vic.gov.au/cookscottage
SOUND ADVICE Whether you’re into jazz or indie rock, Melbourne is the place to listen up. Considered the music capital of Australia, there are venues big and small hosting gigs every night of the week. The sister venue to New York’s famous Birdland, Bird’s Basement, opened earlier this year and features the best in contemporary and traditional jazz from all over the world. Rock and roll is usually the feature act at the Corner Hotel, but for great acoustics and edgier bands and DJs head to Howler, a cool indoor-outdoor bar at the back of a car park in Brunswick. »» Bird’s Basement, 11 Singers Lane birdsbasement.com »» Corner Hotel, 57 Swan Street, Richmond cornerhotel.com »» Howler, 7–11 Dawson Street, Brunswick h-w-l-r.com Image (top, left): Cameron Murray
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Exhibition open 26 May – 18 Sep 2016 A must-see in Melbourne ACMI, Federation Square
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Strutt’s Australia Free exhibition 14 July – 23 October
See dramatic paintings of Melbourne’s golden age in a stunning retrospective of William Strutt’s work. Guided tours run daily through free exhibitions housed in one of Melbourne’s most magnificent heritage destinations. Free lockers and wi-fi available.
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The world calls them Australia’s finest musicians. Melbourne calls them locals. PROKOFIEV’S ROMEO & JULIET 3, 4 & 6 June
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MENDELSSOHN’S ITALIAN SYMPHONY 11 – 13 August
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TOGNETTI AND THE LARK ASCENDING 20 & 22 August
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OLD TREASURY BUILDING Discover Melbourne’s most beautiful 19th century public building. Explore its original gold vaults and learn how Victoria was shaped by the Gold Rush, Eureka uprising and much more. The Old Treasury Building presents for public viewing a wealth of historic documents and records from the Public Record Office Victoria. Open hours: Sunday–Friday, 10am to 4pm 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 Galleries of Remembrance, open daily, free admission â€” Open daily 10am-5pm Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day Free entry. Donations welcome Birdwood Avenue and St Kilda Road Visit www.shrine.org.au Call 03 9661 8100
Out & About Explore beyond the city centre and discover another side of Melbourne. The streets of the many urban villages are ripe for exploring.
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Beyond the City Heart Jump on a tram or train and head in any direction to find Melbourne’s unique suburbs, from the chic streets of the east to the inner north with its laidback vibe. NORTH SEE & DO Get a whole new perspective on cinema by booking a ticket for IMAX Melbourne, where you can see the latest blockbusters in 3D, as well as visual epics shot especially for this format. After dark, prepare to laugh till you snort at the Comic’s Lounge. As well as hosting the best comedians from around the city – often trying out new material – you can also catch some of the biggest names from overseas when they’re on tour. »» IMAX Melbourne, Carlton Gardens Rathdowne Street, Carlton imaxmelbourne.com.au
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»» The Comic’s Lounge, 26 Errol Street North Melbourne thecomicslounge.com.au EAT & DRINK The Brunswick East end of Lygon Street has become a bar and café hot spot. One of the newer arrivals is Lady Carolina. The flavours of Mexico, Cuba and Peru feature on the menu, and pisco sours are the specialty from the bar. There’s also a casual garden setting out the back where street food is served. Chef Andrew McConnell has a number of venues on Gertrude Street and the latest is Marion, a chic wine bar. Choose from an extensive range of vino and a short menu of classic dishes, like grilled calamari and steak tartare. »» Lady Carolina, 175–177 Lygon Street Brunswick East ladycarolina.com.au »» Marion Wine, 53 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy marionwine.com.au
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Captain Baxter, St Kilda
SOUTH SEE & DO It might not seem like the best season for a swim, but it’s summer all year round at the Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre. As well as lap pools, the facility has a heated, indoor wave pool and waterslide so you can get splashing even when it’s chilly outside. Talking about fun, Luna Park has been providing thrills and smiles to Melburnians and visitors since 1912. Spend the day riding the dodgems, Ghost Train and Great Scenic Railway, the world’s oldest continually operating rollercoaster. »» Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre 30 Aughtie Drive, Albert Park melbournesportshub.com.au »» Luna Park, 18 Lower Esplanade, St Kilda lunapark.com.au EAT & DRINK Perched atop St Kilda Sea Baths, Captain Baxter has a great view of the bay, a hip terrace bar and a dining room serving snack happy Asian street food. If you want to sip on wine from small producers, Harry & Frankie, a wine store doubling as a bar, should be on your must-visit list. Choose a bottle from more than 600, pay a $15 corkage fee and enjoy. There’s also beer on tap and a short menu of charcuterie, cheese and hot dishes to share. »» Captain Baxter, 10–18 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda captainbaxter.com.au »» Harry & Frankie, 317 Bay Street, Port Melbourne harryandfrankie.com.au
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EAST SEE & DO A new semi-permanent exhibition has arrived at Heide Museum of Modern Art. In the farmhouse, known as Heide I, the works, archival material and personal effects of Sidney Nolan, Arthur Boyd, Joy Hester and other members of the Angry Penguins are now on show. If you’d rather indulge in retail therapy, head to the largest shopping centre in the southern hemisphere, Chadstone. Fill your bags with high fashion, relax at a luxe day spa or grab a bite to eat at one of the many cafés, all under one roof. »» Heide Museum of Modern Art 7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen heide.com.au »» Chadstone, 1341 Dandenong Road, Chadstone chadstone.com.au Image (above): Emily Floyd, Abstract Labour 2014. Photograph: Christian Capurro
EAT & DRINK For a taste of contemporary Italian, book a table at Sagra. The restaurant is set out around a gleaming open kitchen, where the best seasonal produce is prepared to classic recipes. Everything, from the bread to the gelato, is made in house each day, and there’s even a rooftop bar for a relaxing pre-dinner drink. There’s no excuse for not eating well at Hawthorn Common. The chefs at this daytime diner work closely with local suppliers to ensure the dishes, whether poached eggs with potato croquettes at breakfast or the carrot salad or burger later in the day, are as tasty as can be. »» Sagra, 256 Glenferrie Road, Malvern sagra.com.au »» Hawthorn Common, 302 Burwood Road Hawthorn hawthorncommon.com
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WEST SEE & DO Look into the night sky during the day, learn how to build and run a city and try your skills as a soccer goalkeeper at Scienceworks. This interactive museum is as fun as it is educational. When the sun goes down, join Lantern Ghost Tours’ creepy Ghosts of the Old City tour around Williamstown. You’ll visit abandoned morgues and forgotten cemeteries while learning about drunken sailors and convicts in Victoria’s most historic seaport. Bookings are essential.
EAT & DRINK Get a taste of Texas at Up In Smoke. Plenty of classics – pulled pork, beef ribs, hot wings – come out of the huge smoker and there are plenty of craft beers on tap. English pastry chef Matt Forbes has plied his trade at such big-name international restaurants as The Waterside Inn and Noma, but his latest venture is a suburban café. Cobb Lane serves up delectable donuts and pastries but the seasonal menu with the likes of a British breakfast of black pudding, bacon and scotch egg are top notch, too.
»» Scienceworks, 2 Booker Street, Spotswood museumvictoria.com.au »» Lantern Ghost Tours lanternghosttours.com
»» Up In Smoke, 28 Hopkins Street, Footscray upinsmoke.net.au »» Cobb Lane, 13 Anderson Street, Yarraville cobblane.com.au
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Werribee, Point Cook & Surrounds Enjoy our open spaces and the Werribee Park Tourism Precinct, one of Victoria’s premier tourism regions, all just 30 minutes from Melbourne. MUST DO'S THIS WINTER WILD NIGHTS A winter event for the whole family at Werribee Open Range Zoo. Held during the winter school holidays this is a unique experience to see what life is like for the animals after dark. Bring your torch and sense of adventure. WERRIBEE PARK MANSION Get out for some fresh air at Werribee Park Mansion. Explore the formal gardens, get active with a game on the great lawn or immerse yourself in history with an audio tour as you take a self-guided tour. SHADOWFAX WINERY Get together with friends to taste the latest wine releases or while away the afternoon with good food and good company at Shadowfax winery.
Werribee Open Range Zoo
PACIFIC WERRIBEE If you need some retail therapy Pacific Werribee has it all. Make a day of it and dine at one of the many restaurants or finish the day with a movie at Village Cinemas. RAAF MUSEUM The RAAF Museum in Point Cook showcases over 100 years of Australian aviation history and offers visitors the chance to interact with pilots during flying displays. ‘It’s so much more than a museum’.
Werribee Park Mansion
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
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Werribee Visitor Information Centre Werribee Park Tourism Precinct, K Road Werribee Ph: 8734 6006 email@example.com www.experiencewyndham.com.au
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Williamstown, Altona, Newport & Spotswood Explore the inner west’s heritage, culture and waterfront locations. The perfect day trip close to the CBD yet a world away WATERFRONT WILLIAMSTOWN Historical charm mixes freely with a contemporary lifestyle showcasing retail, cafés and restaurants with hot food and warm hospitality overlooking a picturesque waterfront in Melbourne’s oldest suburb. Board the HMAS Castlemaine, a serving World War II vessel now a floating museum or visit Seaworks, a maritime precinct with a lively events calendar. Experience a seaplane flight, a ghost tour, dinner and a show on the Titanic, a railway museum and more. Take one of three self guided tours showcasing Melbourne’s early history. Over 300 shops in a friendly main street setting including more than 70 restaurants, bars and cafés. Take the ferry from Southgate, the train to Williamstown station or driving from the city, take the first off ramp after the Westgate Bridge. HMAS Castlemaine, Williamstown
VISITOR INFORMATION For more information on above attractions and events, please contact: Hobsons Bay Visitor Information Centre Commonwealth Reserve, Williamstown Open daily: 9am to 5pm 9932 4310 » dyob.com.au/hobsonsbay
ALTONA VILLAGE Stroll the beach, spot the birds, walk the pier and dine from a selection of restaurants and cafés. With the beach and a tree lined reserve adjacent to the shopping area, Altona is a destination with something for everyone. Check out the Tuesday market for a bargain and a visit to historic Altona Homestead. Take the train to Altona station. HISTORIC SPOTSWOOD Home of Scienceworks, the Melbourne Planetarium, cool cafés and Australian history. Head to Scienceworks where kids and adults alike are amazed, challenged and entertained as science and learning become fun. Check out a show at Melbourne Planetarium and then download the Spotswood Industrial Heritage Tour app. On this you will see the set of Mad Max, where Ned Kelly’s armour was made and the home of the infamous stubbie. Suitably exhausted, head to the nearby township of Spotswood to chill out in trendy cafés. Take the train to Spotswood station.
BIKING AND WALKING Keep fit during the winter months. Hobsons Bay is blessed with 23 kilometres of paved walking and biking trails set along a stunning coastline with views of the bay and passing ships. Why not catch the train to Altona and grab a coffee, walk or bike the 7 kilometre section to Williamstown, stop for lunch then grab the train home again. Look out for public artworks and markers along the trail. Image (below): Museum Victoria
EXPERIENCE LOCAL EVENTS Hobsons Bay performing arts program – Arts At Your Doorstep Annual arts program showcasing the best in Australian performance. »» hobsonsbaytickets.com.au Capturing the Cosmos at Scienceworks Discover Australia’s night sky at Melbourne Planetarium’s newest Fulldome feature film, Capturing the Cosmos. Narrated by award-winning Australian actor Geoffrey Rush, Capturing the Cosmos features the most current research being carried out by Australian astronomers in a stunning unforgettable presentation.
The Williamstown Literary Festival 18–19 June With more than 40 individual events, workshops and presentations, get up close and personal with your favourite authors at the Williamstown Literary Festival. »» willylitfest.org.au/event
MARKETS IN HOBSONS BAY The Substation Artists Market, Newport First Sunday of the month, 10am to 3pm Regional Farmers Market, Williamstown Second & fourth Sunday of the month, 9am to 2pm Williamstown Craft Market Third Sunday of the month, 10am to 4pm The Bluestone Church Market, Williamstown First Sunday of the month, 12pm to 5pm Altona Beach Market Every Tuesday, 9am to 3pm
Newport Folk Festival 1–3 July Head to Newport for a weekend full of concerts, workshops, dances and jam sessions. Held across various venues in and around Newport, all close to public transport. »» nffc.org.au/festival.php Railway Museum Every Saturday, 12pm–5pm The largest collection of Victorian Railways steam locomotives and steam cranes. Take the train to Williamstown North station.
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CULTURAL NEWPORT The Substation is one of Melbourne’s newest and most exciting arts destinations. With a firm commitment to making the Arts accessible to all, it is exposing audiences to challenging, thoughtprovoking and stimulating artistic experiences. Check out the schedule of performances and exhibitions. Located right next to Newport station, take the train from the city.
St Kilda, Port Melbourne & South Melbourne As the temperature falls, Port Phillip's iconic villages turn up the heat! EMBRACE THOSE WINTER DAYS Get your blood pumping with a walk, run or cycle along Melbourne's beachfront. Alternatively, splash out on a kiteboard, sailing or stand-up paddleboard lesson or take a dip in the heated indoor sea water pool at the St Kilda Sea Baths. For colourful winter wear, trawl the eclectic stores of Acland Street. Pause to warm your hands around coffee and savour a sweet treat from one of the world famous European bakeries. Later, wrap up and dine out with friends or quench your thirst at a stylish venue as you soak up the buzzing, vibrant nightlife of famous Fitzroy Street.
Bay Street, Port Melbourne
The Local Taphouse, St Kilda
GETTING THERE St Kilda Tram: 96, 3a, 16 or 12 from Bourke, Swanston or Collins Streets Bus: 246, 600, 623, 922, 923, night bus 970 Port Melbourne Tram: 109 from Collins Street Bus: 234, 235 and 236, night bus 944 South Melbourne Tram: 12 or 1 from Collins or Swanston Streets Bus: 236, night bus 970 Across Port Phillip Bus: 606 from Port Melbourne to Elwood
EXPLORE YOUR CREATIVE SIDE Discover boutique fashion, cutting edge designers, vintage gems and stylish home and giftwares throughout South Melbourne, at it's famous market and in the high streets of Port Melbourne and Albert Park. Admire skilled weavers at the Australian Tapestry Workshop, translating contemporary art into woven masterpieces. Push boundaries at Linden New Art gallery, appreciate culture at the Jewish Museum or be moved by a performance at The National Theatre, Theatreworks or Gasworks Arts Park. At the new Alex Theatre or iconic Palais Theatre, be entertained by top international music acts, short film festivals, stage productions and comedy. »» palaistheatre.net.au SAMPLE ONLY THE BEST Cafés, restaurants and bars throughout Port Phillip hit a high during winter. Delight in a range of cuisines from across the globe or try a unique food-matching experience. It’s the perfect time to tuck into big breakfasts, linger over lattes or savour extended dinners with friends. Select from magnificent menus prepared by legendary chefs at some of Melbourne’s top rated restaurants.
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Chapel Street, High Street & Toorak Road Winter is the perfect time to explore the stylish streets of Melbourne’s premier retail precincts. WINTER STYLE As we head into Winter, Viktoria and Woods in High Street Armadale is a great place to pick up premium Australian knitwear. Since 2005, the brand has been producing luxurious, high quality wardrobe staples that are built to last. While you’re in High Street, take the opportunity to explore many other Australian designers including Aje, Skin and Threads, and Ryder. Make sure you stop by at one of the many wonderful cafés and restaurants including Cooper and Milla’s and new comer High Society. For the guys, Kings Domain Barber Shop in South Yarra has ‘manscaping’ down-pat with your choice of beer, coffee or soda on arrival, paired with a menu of clips, cuts, shaves and ‘The Royal Treatment,’ the ultimate grooming experience. Likewise in Prahran, The Bearded Man offers up ‘Beards, Beats and Beans,’ a focus on deluxe haircuts, the finest coffee and a full DJ set-up with visiting artists. After your cut, check out Chapel Street fashion staple Dakota 501 to pick up the latest threads.
Kings Domain Barber Shop, South Yarra
NEW IN TOWN Sister of Society has quickly become a favourite for Prahran locals. The restaurant serves up modern Australian food paired with decadent cocktails and you can’t go home without their signature ice cream sandwich! Just around the corner, you’ll find Greville Street, home to many great dining options, both new and institutional, including Ladro Tap, Toko and St Edmonds. In Windsor, you can’t go past Hawker Hall, from the team behind Kong and Chin Chin – a converted stable that seats 160 guests and offers over 60 dishes of Malaysian and Singaporean influence. For an after dinner treat, head across the road to Pidapipo, a gelataria whose cult status produces longer lines than the club down the street, but is well worth the wait. Image (below): Josie Withers Photography
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Cooper and Milla's, Armadale
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WHAT'S ON Roola Boola 28 June–8 July Roola Boola is an interactive arts festival for 4–12 year olds. The exciting four-day program of performances, workshops and free activities will entertain and encourage kids to get creative. Held at Chapel Off Chapel, and in various venues across Stonnington, the program includes performances and workshops that feature dance, circus arts, puppetry, magic, craft, music and more.
Spring Fashion September Stonnington’s unique and significant place in the Australian fashion industry comes to the fore in Spring. The much celebrated Hall of Fame kicks the season off with inductees, media, and fashionistas celebrating all the talent that surrounds us. The Expression Fashion Gala then reveals emerging talent with a showcase of the work of fashion design, make-up, hairdressing and staging students.
Glow Winter Arts Festival 11–21 August The streets of Stonnington will light up after dark when the Glow Winter Arts Festival returns. The festival embraces the creative communities of Melbourne’s southside, providing an artistic playground for all ages to explore after dark. It features a diverse and contemporary line-up of comedy, cinema, installations, dancing and live music. Local residents and tourists are encouraged to experience Stonnington’s arts and culture in everyday locations in a really accessible way, with most events being free. »» glowfestival.com.au
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Camberwell, Hawthorn & Kew Follow the insider and explore Melbourne east of the river.
nter tree-lined streets, cosmopolitan alfresco dining strips, collectable markets and a multitude, of well-stocked shopping precincts. Discover a little more every time you visit. REAL FOOD, REAL FARMERS – BOROONDARA FARMERS MARKET This outdoor market brings the best of regional Victorian produce to the city each month. Stock up on fruit and veggies, cheese, eggs, nuts, olives, bread, cakes, chocolate, even wine. Third and fifth Saturday of each month, 8am to 1pm, Patterson Reserve, Hawthorn.
»» boroondara.vic.gov.au/farmers-market-facebook NANNA’S RECYCLED STEAMPUNK – ROTARY SUNDAY MARKET & HAWTHORN CRAFT MARKET Each Sunday the Camberwell Sunday market attracts collectors from all over Melbourne. Selling furniture, bric a brac, second hand clothes and antiques. Sundays, 7am to 12pm, Station Street, Camberwell. Mock Orange, Camberwell
GETTING THERE Train: Belgrave or Lilydale line to Auburn, Hawthorn, Camberwell and Glenferrie Stations Tram: 16 to Burwood Road, Hawthorn 70, 72 or 75 to Camberwell Junction
Nevermind Bar, Hawthorn
From 10am to 3pm the Hawthorn Craft Market opens with artisans selling jewellery, bags, rugs, furniture, candles, paper art, toys and homewares. First Sunday of the month, March–December, Parkview Room, City of Boroondara Council offices, 340 Camberwell Road, Camberwell. »» boroondara.vic.gov.au/farmers-market-facebook »» hawthorncraftmarket.org.au HIGH FASHION, HIGH TEA AND A GLASS OF PINOT – SHOPPING AND EATING Boroondara’s shopping centres offer an enviable lifestyle and a range of opportunities. Explore matchbox cafés and hidden courtyard bars near Glenferrie Road, hunt for vintage in Ashburton, find classic retailers in Camberwell, or enjoy afternoon tea in the irresistibly sweet Maling Road. THE BOROONDARA POCKET BOOK – AN INSIDER’S GUIDE For the best insider’s knowledge on shopping, eating and culture, take a look inside the little black book of all the places locals know and love. Available at Federation Square Visitor Centre or online. »» issuu.com/urbanwalkabout/docs/boroondara_ pocket_book_issuuv2
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Discover Victoria While Melbourneâ€™s treasures are many, Victoriaâ€™s regions offer a world of amazing adventure and spectacular sights.
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Outside the City Take to the road and visit Victoria’s regions, where you’ll find everything from coastal trails to amazing vineyards. HIGH COUNTRY During winter, the region located in Victoria’s northeast comes into its own. At the base of the mountains go cycling on rail trails, stop overnight in the gourmet getaway of Beechworth and visit excellent wineries, before heading up the mountains. At ski resorts like Falls Creek, Mount Hotham and Mt Buller, there’s plenty of snow for skiers and boarders. BALLARAT The history of Victoria starts in this area, where thousands of people flocked during the 1850s to seek their fortune. These days, the gold-rush era is captured at Sovereign Hill, while the importance of the town in the development of democracy in Australia is celebrated at M.A.D.E, the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka. The town itself has streets lined with historically rich buildings, and you can relax walking around Lake Wendouree. »» Sovereign Hill, Bradshaw Street, Ballarat sovereignhill.com.au »» M.A.D.E, 102 Stawell Street South, Ballarat made.org
BENDIGO Another city that grew around the discovery of gold is beautiful Bendigo. These days, it’s renowned for the spectacular Bendigo Art Gallery, which regularly hosts world-class exhibitions, and its burgeoning food scene. In its historic arcades and streets, you’ll discover boutiques, cafés, restaurants and bars, including the excellent Masons of Bendigo. The bounty of regional produce is showcased at this contemporary eatery enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. »» Bendigo Art Gallery, 42 View Street, Bendigo bendigoartgallery.com.au »» Masons of Bendigo, 25 Queen Street, Bendigo masonsofbendigo.com.au Bendigo Art Gallery
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GEELONG AND THE BELLARINE This seaside city, just an hour’s drive from Melbourne, is the gateway to the Bellarine Peninsula. Take a walk along the waterfront, stop to ride the historic carousel, admire the public art and dip your toes in the water at Eastern Beach. For heritage architecture head to Queenscliff or chill out in the surf town of Barwon Heads. GREAT OCEAN ROAD This is one of Australia’s most popular drives and with good reason. Not only does it pass the famous and spectacular 12 Apostles – for a completely different perspective on these granite towers erupting from the sea book a scenic flight with 12 Apostles Helicopters – but drive further and you’ll discover charming coastal towns like Apollo Bay and Port Fairy, where life slows down just a little. »» 12 Apostles Helicopters, Great Ocean Road, Princetown 12apostleshelicopters.com.au
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Relax a While While you’re taking in the stunning sights of Victoria, spend some time rejuvenating at a luxurious day spa.
PENINSULA HOT SPRINGS A string of pools filled with natural thermal mineral waters lead to the top of a hill, where you can soak and look out over the landscape. Book a massage at the Spa Dreaming Centre to soothe those sore muscles. »» 30 Springs Lane, Fingal peninsulahotsprings.com.au
HEPBURN BATHHOUSE & SPA Soak in traditional communal mineral baths before heading to the Sanctuary for a massage or body and facial treatment.
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»» Mineral Springs Reserve Road, Hepburn Springs hepburnbathhouse.com
SALTAIR SPA Check out the ocean views from the relaxation room then try some of the innovative treatments including a rhythmic Kodo massage inspired by Indigenous techniques. »» 50 Ashmore Road, Torquay saltairspa.com.au
ONSEN RETREAT & SPA After a hard day on the slopes slip into the heated outdoor pools at this Japanese-inspired spa as snowflakes fall around you. Top it off with an indulgent massage. »» Big Muster Drive, Dinner Plain facebook.com/onsenretreatandspa
DAYLESFORD AND MACEDON RANGES This is spa country, but it’s more than that too. Daylesford and the surrounding towns like Hepburn Springs have been re-invigorated by local chefs and their love for the outstanding regional produce. Enjoy an unforgettable meal at the Lake House, shop at the market, wander along the character-filled main street then head up Wombat Hill to the botanic gardens. »» Lake House, 4 King Street, Daylesford lakehouse.com.au
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MORNINGTON PENINSULA Plenty of Melburnians weekend on the Mornington Peninsula, a short 45-minute drive south of the city, and it’s easy to see why. There are golden beaches, either on the bay or with amazing surf breaks, vineyards andNature producers Phillip Island Park in the interior, and divine villages from where to set up base. The township of Sorrento is particularly beautiful with its limestone buildings and views over the bay from the historic Hotel Sorrento. YARRA VALLEY Rolling hills and lush vineyards are the hallmarks of this region, just an hour’s drive east of Melbourne. A number of companies run tours of local wineries if you don’t want to drive. There’s also the chance to take a sunrise balloon ride over the verdant landscape, get up close to Australian animals at Healesville Sanctuary, and explore villages like Yarra Glen and Healesville. »» Healesville Sanctuary, Badger Creek Road Healesville zoo.org.au THE MURRAY The legendary Murray is Australia’s longest and bestknown river, bringing life to the northwest of the state. Mildura, on the edge of the outback, is one of the Murray’s major towns. There’s a strong focus on food and wine – Stefano’s Restaurant has been serving great Italian dishes since 1991 – but you can also take a trip on a paddle steamer or rent a houseboat. »» Stefano’s Restaurant, Grand Hotel Langtree Avenue, Mildura stefano.com.au
»» Hotel Sorrento, 5–15 Hotham Road, Sorrento hotelsorrento.com.au Lake House, Daylesford
Self-Drive Adventures Melbourne provides the ideal starting point for visitors interested in a self-drive journey around the diverse and compact state of Victoria.
ailor your own adventure. The city, coast and country all tick off an impressive list of must-see icons and attractions as you travel the state. Within a 90-minute drive of Melbourne, you can experience tall forests, historic villages, wildlife, vine-filled valleys and rugged coastlines. Be it by car, campervan or tour bus, there are options to suit all budgets and tastes. Try one of these popular routes. SYDNEY–MELBOURNE TOURING ROUTES From the unparalleled grandeur of the coast, to the spectacular vistas of the Australian Alps, travelling from Melbourne to Sydney offers three distinctive routes. The Coastal Drive takes in national parks, white sandy beaches and vast lakes. The Heritage Drive allows you to explore gold rush towns, hit the greens on top golf courses, and sample the drops at renowned wineries. Finally, the Great Alpine Road showcases Victoria's vibrant north-east and the jaw-dropping Gippsland Lakes. Whichever you pick, all routes offer experiences to remember.
GREAT SOUTHERN TOURING ROUTE Encompassing the spectacular Great Ocean Road, the Great Southern Touring Route allows visitors to experience seascapes, the grandeur of the Grampians, the tranquility of Daylesford and the history of Victoria’s Goldfields region. MELBOURNE SOUTH-EAST TOURING TRIANGLE Melbourne’s South-East Touring Triangle links three beautiful regions surrounding Melbourne: the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, with its vibrant restaurants, rolling hills and fine wines; Mornington Peninsula, with its array of friendly wildlife and exciting attractions; and Phillip Island, with its lush forests and stunning beaches. GET TOURING The best way to get around Melbourne and the surrounding regions is with a great-value rental car. Redspot Enterprise will have you sorted with its allinclusive packages that allow you to enjoy everything Melbourne and its surrounds have to offer. With pick up available at Melbourne Airport or in the city, it is easy to hit the road and start exploring faster. »» 1300 668 810 redspot.com.au
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Itâ€™s not just a must see. Itâ€™s a must drive. The grandeur of the Grampians will feed your appetite for adventure. And the best way to take in every beauty spot on the Great Southern Touring Route is with a hire car from Redspot Enterprise. Call 1300 668 810 or go to redspot.com.au
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Ballarat For those seeking a taste of regional Victoria in one day, Ballarat is your destination. EXPLORE As soon as you step off the train, you’ll find some of the best restaurants, cafés, bars, galleries and boutiques within walking distance – and amid the breathtaking beauty of the city’s heritage buildings. Wander down the revived laneways decorated with street art, find out the stories behind the historical statues along Sturt Street and shop the new and old treasures at the diverse range of vintage and boutique stores.
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SEE There’s a range of fun for young and old to be had in Ballarat this winter. Lace up your skates and take to real ice at the pop-up ice skating rink in the CBD, then head to world-class attractions with the Ballarat Pass. Laneways and cellars will come to life with intriguing lights, illuminations, food carts and musicians. Go foraging and feasting at local farms then cook up your own storm at cooking classes. Or leave it to the region’s chefs to tempt you with their warming winter menus and gourmet winter pies featuring the best local produce. There’ll also be cultural wanderings with enticing exhibitions and shows to round out your Winterlude experience. »» ballaratwinterlude.com.au Winterlude
BALLARAT VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Ballarat Town Hall, 225 Sturt Street, Ballarat Central Open daily: 9am to 5pm 1800 446 633 » visitballarat.com.au GETTING THERE Car: From Melbourne – M8 Western Freeway Train: V/Line services daily Other: Specialist tour operators
TASTE While you’re here, it’s easy to sample the fresh tastes of the region, with Ballarat eateries proudly showcasing the flavours of local makers and growers. Be it dinners, wine lists or dessert, you’re sure to be served up a delectable offering – and buy some goodies afterwards to take home to your loved ones. STAY Yearning to experience more? Stay overnight or a little longer. To find out about array of overnight accommodation available, drop in to the Visitor Information Centre.
Enjoy an interactive experience of a lifetime with some of Australia’s unique wildlife. A visit to our award-winning park will bring you close to koalas, wombats, emus and much more. Hand feed more than 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
CRAIG’S ROYAL HOTEL Grand Gourmet Getaway Experience the legend of Craig’s Royal Hotel with these Grand Gourmet Getaway packages including: One night's accommodation for two, continental buffet breakfast, two-course dinner with wine (wine list value $45) Classic Suite – $425 Superior Suite – $455 Royal Suite (pictured left) – $620 10 Lydiard Street South, Ballarat 5331 1377 craigsroyal.com.au
BALLARAT PASS Go exploring with the Ballarat Pass! The best way to explore Ballarat’s top attractions is with the Ballarat Pass. The pass offers great value with discounted entry to Ballarat's most popular attractions: Sovereign Hill, Kryal Castle, Ballarat Wildlife Park and the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E). Purchase your Ballarat Pass from the Ballarat Visitor Information Centre and begin your Ballarat adventure! Ballarat Visitor Information Centre 1800 446 633 visitballarat.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 a living museum that tells the story of the world’s richest alluvial gold rush.
When you visit, make sure you take a horse-and-coach ride around the town and watch the Redcoat Soldiers march and fire their muskets on the parade ground. Try your hand at panning for real gold (it’s finderskeepers), witness an amazing $150,000 gold pour and ride the tram deep underground for a mine tour adventure. Journey through the Labyrinth of Gold takes you deep into the world of 19th-century gold mining. Trapped is a dramatic presentation based on Australia’s worst-ever mining disaster, which happened at Creswick, near Ballarat, in 1882, and The Secret Chamber is a story about the Chinese diggers who sought their fortunes on the Ballarat goldfields.
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Make sure you allow time to visit the factories and workshops to see rare trades, such as wheelwrighting and candlemaking, in action. There are also shops, schools and cottages to visit. Your ticket to Sovereign Hill includes a free, secondday visit (conditions apply), and entry to the Gold Museum where you'll discover million dollar gold displays, plus exciting exhibitions. Sound & Light Show
SOVEREIGN HILL INFORMATION CENTRE Bradshaw Street, Ballarat Open daily: 10am to 5pm 5337 1199 firstname.lastname@example.org » sovereignhill.com.au
For a getaway you’ll never forget, extend your visit by staying onsite at Comfort Inn Sovereign Hill and see Blood on the Southern Cross, Sovereign Hill’s sound-and-light spectacular. Only 90 minutes from Melbourne, there are plenty of ways to travel to Sovereign Hill. 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.
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 one of Australia's newest museums offering 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, 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 email@example.com | made.org
CRESWICK WOOLLEN MILLS Creswick Woollen Mills is the last mill of its kind in Australia, offering high-quality natural products designed with Australian conditions in mind. Visit A Very Fine Yarn, the tourism exhibit, feed the alpacas and browse the great range of Australian products. Open daily: 9am to 5pm A Very Fine Yarn open: 11am, 12pm, 1pm & 2pm Railway Parade, Creswick 5345 2202 creswickwool.com.au
BALLARAT WINTERLUDE There’s a range of fun for young and old to be had in Ballarat this winter. Lace up your skates and take to real ice at the pop up ice skating rink in the CBD then head to world-class attractions with the Ballarat Pass. Laneways and cellars will come to life with intriguing lights, illuminations, food carts, musicians and more. 25 June–24 July Ballarat CBD ballaratwinterlude.com.au
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Geelong & The Bellarine With exceptional food and wine, world-class golf courses and shopping, coupled with a village atmosphere and striking bay and ocean views, Geelong and The Bellarine will captivate you. GEELONG Victoria’s second largest city boasts a stunning waterfront bustling with activity. Along the waterfront, with its whimsical bollards, you’ll find markets, events and places for a lazy lunch. The city itself hosts museums, galleries, fine cafés and restaurants, and mainstream and boutique shops. This is a city with a regional feel. Bollard Trail, Geelong
THE BELLARINE Step out of the city and you’ll stumble upon The Bellarine, no more than 30 minutes from Geelong. With its landscape laced with lush vineyards, captivating bay views and coastal villages, the Bellarine is home to exceptional food and wine. The seaside villages of the Bellarine highlight what makes this place special, from delectable provedores and farmgates, right through to world-class golf courses, boutique shops and magical beaches. BELLARINE TASTE TRAIL Comprising unique, award-winning food and wine from farmgates, provedores, restaurants and cellar doors, expect only the finest produce on The Bellarine. »» thebellarinetastetrail.com.au
VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRES Geelong Visitor Information Centre 26 Moorabool Street, Geelong Open daily: 9am to 5pm 5222 2900 | 1800 755 611 (toll free)
WINE Enjoy a drop of cool climate wine. Producing some of Australia's best wine, some Bellarine vineyards have spectacular water views, whilst others dominate the undulating hills and valleys of the Moorabool Valley. »» winegeelong.com.au UPCOMING EVENTS
Bellarine Visitor Information Centre 1251–1269 Bellarine Hwy, Wallington Open daily: 9am to 5pm 5250 6861 | 1800 755 611 (toll free)
National Celtic Festival (Portarlington) 10–13 June
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Bellarine Lighthouse Fine Art Film Festival (Queenscliff) 5–7 August
Winter Shiraz Weekend (various wineries) 2–3 July
International Lighthouse Weekend (Point Lonsdale) 20–21 August
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Getting Around Travelling across Victoria is easy, with trains, trams, buses and long-distance coaches ready to take you almost anywhere. HOW TO TRAVEL IN VICTORIA All you need is a myki card. myki is a reusable travel card that’s easy to use. It is your ticket to travel on Melbourne’s public transport network, and regional train services across Victoria, from Melbourne to Bendigo, Ballarat, Geelong, Traralgon and Seymour, as well as local bus services around these centres. If you are travelling beyond the myki-enabled area you’ll need to purchase a V/Line paper ticket. PICK UP A MYKI VISITOR VALUE PACK International and interstate visitors coming to Victoria can buy a myki Visitor Value Pack to travel on the public transport network in Melbourne and regional Victoria. The myki Visitor Value Pack includes: • A full fare, concession, child or seniors myki card, pre-loaded with enough value (myki money) for one day’s travel in Zones 1+2. • Discount offers at 15 Melbourne and regional attractions, including SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, the National Sports Museum, Eureka Skydeck and Puffing Billy Railway, saving visitors more than $100. • A protective souvenir myki wallet
FIND OUT MORE For more information on catching public transport in Victoria: »» 1800 800 007 (6am to midnight, all night Friday & Saturday) ptv.vic.gov.au
FREE TRAM TRAVEL IN THE CBD AND DOCKLANDS There is a Free Tram Zone in Melbourne’s CBD and Docklands. Travel on trams within this zone is free and you do not need to use a myki card. However, if your journey starts or finishes outside the boundaries of the Free Tram Zone, you must touch on your myki at the reader to make sure you have a valid ticket. You can also ride the iconic W-class free City Circle Tram (number 35) that will take you on a historic tour of Melbourne’s CBD, complete with automated commentary. ENJOY REGIONAL VICTORIA For convenient and comfortable services to regional Victoria, hop on a V/Line train or coach. Simply make your way to V/Line’s passenger hub at Southern Cross Station and someone there will be happy to help you plan your next getaway. PLAN YOUR JOURNEY For a quick and easy guide on how to travel around Melbourne, use the PTV Journey Planner. The Journey Planner can be used online and there is also a free app to assist you with directions from one location to another. The Journey Planner can provide you with public transport route numbers, as well as the distance and time it will take you to reach your chosen destination. OPEN UP YOUR NIGHT WITH NIGHT NETWORK Night Network is about giving everyone a convenient and affordable way to travel later. The one-year trial includes all night public transport on weekends, with all night metropolitan trains, trams, late night buses, and a 2am coach service to key regional centres. Stay out longer and enjoy Melbourne's vibrant night life, popular hot spots and special events throughout the year.
When you visit Melbourne there’s an endless list of things to do, so who wants to waste time sitting in traffic or lining up in queues at the airport? If you want to touch down and drive straight out to enjoy the sights, choose Avalon Airport. Situated close to an uncongested highway, the queues are short and Avalon has the best on-time performance of any Australian airport. If that doesn’t change your mind, consider the fact that Avalon Airport is the closest airport to the Great Ocean Road, Bells Beach and the 12 Apostles, yet is still only 40 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD. Pack more into your holiday and fly into Avalon Airport. To book visit the website below. avalonairport.com.au
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 & T4 outside arrivals) • Melbourne CBD (Southern Cross Station, corner Spencer & Bourke Streets) Fares: • Refer to skybus.com.au for all fare information Free Hotel and City Transfer service available in the CBD, Southbank and Docklands precincts • Hotel Transfer Service – see website for participating hotels and operating hours (subject to availability). • City Transfer for residents and business travellers can be arranged by calling direct (conditions apply). 9600 1711 skybus.com.au
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SKYBUS The SkyBus is a 24/7 direct service from Southern Cross Station to Melbourne Airport. The buses depart every 10 minutes in both directions and stop at Terminals 1, 3 and 4.
MELBOURNE BY BIKE In the city and need to get from A to B? The quickest way to travel might well be by bike. Melbourne Bike Share provides a seat with a view and with 50 stations across Melbourne there’s sure to be one near you. Daily subscriptions can be purchased for $3, which provides unlimited 30-minute trips across a 24-hour period. To find your closest Bike Share station, download the Spotcycle app from your preferred app store.
»» 1300 759 287 skybus.com.au AVALON AIRPORT TRANSFERS Avalon Airport Transfers run services between Southern Cross Station and Avalon Airport. If pre-booked at least 48 hours in advance, buses will pick-up at CBD hotels and the Werribee RSL. »» 9689 7999 www.sitacoaches.com.au/avalon
SEAFARING 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.
»» melbournebikeshare.com.au 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
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 Scienceworks or go all the way onto Williamstown and spend a day discovering this vibrant region. »» 9682 9555 williamstownferries.com.au 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. »» melbournewatertaxis.com.au
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ON THE ROAD REDSPOT ENTERPRISE CAR HIRE Redspot Enterprise makes it easy to start your journey with great value rental cars and all-inclusive packages. Travelling for work? Make sure you visit redspot.com.au and join National Emerald Club for great benefits and point earning opportunities, including free rental days. »» 1300 668 810 redspot.com.au ROAD SAFETY 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: • In Australia, cars travel on the left of the road. • Speed 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. • Seat belts are compulsory in front and back seats. Children must be harnessed in a safety restraint. • When turning right at an intersection you must always give way to vehicles travelling left and any pedestrians crossing the road. • Drivers are required to carry a licence at all times. International driver licences are acceptable for up to three months, however you will require a Victorian license after this period. Image (left): udeyismail / Shutterstock
Taxis Melbourne’s taxis are an easy and convenient way to get around. If you are planning to catch a taxi you can:
PRE-BOOK It is recommended that you book a taxi in advance. Consult your local phone directory, search online for taxi operators in your area, or use one of the many apps available.
USE A TAXI RANK There are many taxi rank locations listed on the Melbourne City Map on page 130.
HAIL A TAXI You can hail a taxi from a safe location on the side of the road. A taxi is available if its dome is fully lit, otherwise it is already booked. Fares for travelling in a taxi are detailed on the passenger fares sticker inside the taxi. You can also plan ahead by scanning the QR code below to estimate your taxi fare or visit the website below. »» taxi.vic.gov.au Twitter: @taxicommission FIND OUT MORE Scan this QR code to estimate your taxi fare
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 FEDERATION SQUARE A one-stop shop for visitors providing information on Melbourne and Victoria: brochures and maps; what’s on in the city; souvenirs; plus a travel booking service. Open daily from 9am to 6pm (closed Christmas Day). MELBOURNE VISITOR BOOTH BOURKE STREET MALL Friendly volunteers at the Melbourne Visitor Booth provide free maps and information on shopping, attractions and events in Melbourne. Open daily from 9am to 5pm (closed Good Friday and Christmas Day). FITZROY GARDENS VISITOR CENTRE Your first stop when visiting the heritage-listed Fitzroy Gardens. Find out about current events and attractions, purchase your Cooks’ Cottage tickets and merchandise, and enjoy the free Wi-Fi and café facilities. Open daily from 9am to 5pm (closed Christmas Day). CITY AMBASSADORS Dressed in their distinctive red uniforms, City Ambassadors provide a mobile information service in the city with information on shopping, events and how to get around. Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm, Sunday noon to 3pm (excluding Good Friday and Christmas Day). MELBOURNE GREETER SERVICE Free multilingual walking orientations of the city, conducted by trained volunteers. Bookings essential, call City of Melbourne. » 9658 9658 melbourne.vic.gov.au/greeter
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GETTING AROUND MELBOURNE VISITOR SHUTTLE The hop-on, hop-off shuttle is the easy way to explore Melbourne. For only $10, you’ll receive two days unlimited use, free Wi-Fi and informative onboard commentary. Children nine and under travel free. The 90-minute round trip stops at 13 key locations along the route. Operates every 30 minutes; first service leaves stop 1 at 9.30am and the last at 3.45pm daily (excluding shuttle closure days). For tickets and more information visit: »» melbourne.vic.gov.au/shuttle
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T2 - International Terminal. www.melbourneairport.com.au
I N F O R M AT I O N Tour bookings, event and travel information is available from the Information Desk, located on the ground ﬂoor of T2 (arrivals). Tel: +61 3 9297 1805. I N T E R N AT I O N A L Check in time is approximately 3 hours before your scheduled departure time. DOMESTIC Check in time is approximately 1 hour before your scheduled departure time. For more information please contact your airline or download the Melbourne Airport iPhone app, putting all the essential airport information at your fingertips. C U R R E N C Y E XC H A N C E & B A N K I N G ANZ offers three foreign exchange outlets and regular branch banking. Tel: +61 3 9338 3632. Travelex Worldwide Money operates three exchange facilities in T2. Travelex offers the widest range of currencies on offer. Tel: (03) 9335 5455. WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS Melbourne Airport offers free Wi-Fi access throughout T2, T3 and T4 (Qantas also provides free Wi-Fi within T1). Simply connect to the ‘Airport Free WiFi’ network to commence your session. I N T E R N AT I O N A L S H O PPI N G Shop conveniently and tax-free after customs. The best in genuine and authentic Australian produce, souvenirs and specialty merchandise surrounds you during the walk to your departure gate. Visit F1RST Tax & Duty Free for the ﬁnest in cosmetics, fragrances, technology, jewellery and wine/spirits. Call F1RST Tax & Duty Free to pre-order your duty free purchases. Tel: +61 1800 814 023. TO U R I S T R E FU N D S C H E M E The TRS office is located in T2 Departures after customs. Visit www.border.gov.au
I N T E R N AT I O N A L D I N I N G Melbourne’s famed culinary culture extends right to the moment you board your ﬂight. From tantalising tapas from Bar Pulpo by Movida, to the attractive options at Café Vue, a casual pub meal from Little Ludlow or traditional fast-food options, there truly is something for everyone. GET TING AROUND Melbourne Airport is approximately 20km or 25 minutes northwest of Melbourne CBD and can easily be accessed by car, taxi or bus. HIRING A CAR Melbourne Airport has six car rental companies located on site. All car hire information desks are located in T1 and T3 arrivals. For more information and to contact the companies directly for current rates, visit our website www.melbourneairport.com.au/rentalcars C ATC H I N G A TA X I Taxis are readily available from taxi ranks located on the ground floor outside all terminals. A trip to the city takes approximately 25 minutes and costs around AUD $65. TA K I N G A B U S At $18 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 (arrivals) – just near the kerb. Tel +61 3 9335 2811 or visit www.skybus.com.au M Y K I M AC H I N E S Myki machines are located in T2, T3 and T4 arrivals. Buy or top up a Victorian public transport card using cash or EFTPOS/credit. CO N TAC T U S We hope you enjoy your travel. If there is something that you’d like to bring to our attention, please call +61 3 9297 1600 or contact us via our website www.melbourneairport.com.au/contact-us
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Armadale Station Dandenong Rd
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Bendigo – 147km from Melbourne CBD Bendigo is a vibrant contemporary regional centre, boasting beautiful streets created from one of the CA greatest gold rushes. world’s LD
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Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges – 113km from Melbourne CBD St Arnaud Ranges National Park An easy hour from Melbourne Airport, relax and indulge in the A8 famous waters of Daylesford or sip on delicious local wine.
Mt Alexander Regional Park
Ocean Grove Barwon Heads
Angelsea Barwon Downs
Port Campbell National Park
Port Campbell Melba Gully State Park
Great Otway National Park
B380 Highway Numbers
V/Line Train Station Future V/Line Train Station Visitor Information Centre
Bells Beach Point Addis Marine National Park
Angahook State Park Lorne
PORT PHILLIP BAY Drysdale
GEELONG AND THE Wallington Waurn Ponds BELLARINE B110 Queenscliff
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You Yangs Regional Park
Brisbane Ranges National Park
Enfield State Park
Ballan Werribee Gorge State Park
Lerderderg State Park
Great Ocean Road – 207km from Melbourne CBD Discover the amazing sights along this stunning stretch of road – from Bells Beach to the famed 12 Apostles.
GLENELG HWY B160
DAYLESFORD AND THE MACEDON RANGES Gisborne
Creswick Regional Park
Geelong and The Bellarine – 75km from Melbourne CBD Geelong and The Bellarine features award-winning restaurants, wineries, attractions and accommodation.
Mt Napier State Park
Macedon Mt Macedon Regional Park
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Ballarat – 115km from Melbourne CBD Elegant architecture, grand boulevards, Sovereign Hill, Willaura Ballarat Wildlife Park, Art Gallery of Ballarat, beautiful lakes and gardens, art and culture.
Hepburn Regional Park
Mt Buangor State Park
Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Area
Grampians National Park
Ararat Hills Regional Park
Paddys Ranges State Park
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Creater Bendigo National Park
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Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park
MORNIN Searoad Ferries
Sorrento Droma Rosebud Rye
Mornington Peninsula – 55km from Melbourne CBD A region crammed with attractions; award winning food and wine, world class golf, gardens and galleries, marine and land national parks.
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High Country – 308km from Melbourne CBD Receive warm welcomes from the families who run the Mt Buffalo gourmet restaurants, boutique wineries and lodgings. National Park
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Mt Samaria State Park
Alpine National Park
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Bunyip State Park
Churchill Mirboo North
San Remo Wonthaggi
Gippsland Lake Coastal Park The Lakes National Park
Lake Wellington Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park
Morwell National Park Tarra-Bulga National Park
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Holey Plains State Park
Ninety Mile Beach Marine National Park
Inverloch Venus Bay
Phillip Island – 142km from Melbourne CBD Iconic wildlife and family fun, stunning white beaches and hi-octane motor sports, you'll find it all.
Cape Liptrap Coastal Park
Foster Corner Inlet Marine National Park
Wilsons Promontory National Park
Mt Worth State Park
FRENCH ISLAND French Island National Park
Mt Baw Baw
Gippsland – 188km from Melbourne CBD Head up to the snowy peaks of Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort or explore the rugged coastline – dramatic and beautiful all year round.
Dandenong Ranges National Park
Mitchell River National Park
MONASH FWY M3
Upper Yarra Reservoir
Avon Wilderness Park
Yarra Ranges National Park
Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges – 60km from Melbourne CBD Less than an hour from Melbourne, the Yarra Valley & Dandenongs is Victoria's premier food, wine, arts and nature destination.
Alpine National Park
Cathedral Range State Park
Kinglake National Park
Lake Eildon National Park
YARRA VALLEY AND DANDENONG RANGES
Benalla Violet Town
BurrowaPine Mounta National Park
REGIONAL VICTORIA MAP
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Warby Range State Park
Mt Granya State Park
ChilternMt.Pilot National Park
Mt Lawson State Park
Wilsons Promontory – 207km from Melbourne CBD Victoria's largest coastal wilderness area – the 50,000 hectare reserve is home to walking tracks and an abundance of wildlife.
Regional train and coach network Robinvale
Ouyen To Adelaide
BENDIGO Kangaroo Flat
Castlemaine Malmsbury Kyneton Woodend
Halls Gap Dunkeld Ararat
Wyndham Vale Skipton
Little River Lara
Mount Gambier Camperdown
Sherwood Park Port Fairy
V/Line train – travel with myki V/Line train – paper ticket required V/Line coach – paper ticket required Effective from 21 June 2015 – v2. Not to scale, not all stops shown. © Public Transport Victoria 2015
North Geelong GEELONG
South Geelong Anglesea
Lorne Port Campbell
Train and coach lines
Symbols SkyBus services operate directly between Melbourne Airport and Southern Cross Station. SkyBus ticket required
Customer Service Hub
Train and coach interchange
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For opening hours visit ptv.vic.gov.au
Interchange with Metro services Stations are drop off only to Melbourne and pick up only from Melbourne
State boundary * Limited services at Berwick station
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Griffith Finley Tocumwal
Rutherglen Yarrawonga To Sydney
SEYMOUR Heathcote Lancefield
Kilmore East Mount Beauty
Heathcote Junction Melbourne Airport
Broadmeadows Ardeer Sunshine
To Narooma & Batemans Bay
Clayton Dandenong Berwick*
Nar Nar Goon
Korumburra Leongatha Yarram Wonthaggi
Cowes (Phillip Island)
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
Southern Cross 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. Free lockers are also available in the Palmer Hall, just off the foyer, at the State Library of Victoria. Travellers Aid also offers short-term luggage storage at Flinders Street Station and at City Village on Bourke Street. For availability and costs, visit its website. »» southerncrossstation.net.au »» slv.vic.gov.au »» travellersaid.org.au Image (bottom, right): Ymgerman / Shutterstock
Australia 61 Canada 1 China 86 Germany 49 Greece 30 Hong Kong
Indonesia 62 Ireland 353 Italy 39 Japan 81 New Zealand
Spain 34 Taiwan 886 UK 44 USA 1
PHONE CALLS Phone boxes are dotted throughout the city and can be used for local, interstate and international calls. Local calls cost 50 cents, while long-distance calls are charged depending on duration. You can use either coins or prepaid phone cards. Alternatively, prepaid SIM cards for mobile phones 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.
VISA INFORMATION For a range of visa information visit: »» border.gov.au CONSULATES American British Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Japanese
9526 5900 9652 1600 9822 0604 9690 6075 9642 8088 9866 4524 9525 2755 9867 5744 9679 4510
»» protocol.dfat.gov.au/consulate/list.rails 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.
Flinders Street Station
WEATHER For daily weather forecasts contact the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM). »» bom.gov.au
FREQUENTLY CALLED COUNTRY CODES
144 HEALTH AND SAFETY BE SUNSMART If youâ€™re planning on spending long hours outdoors be sure to apply sunscreen and wear protective clothing like a shirt, hat and sunglasses. IN AN EMERGENCY The below support numbers can be of service during an emergency: Emergency Services
1300 606 024
POLICE STATIONS Melbourne East 226 Flinders Lane, Melbourne East 9637 1100 Melbourne West 313 Spencer Street, Docklands 8690 4444 MAJOR HOSPITALS Royal Melbourne Hospital 300 Grattan Street, Parkville 9342 7000 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 9076 2000
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Richmond
Smart Alec Hatters, Fitzroy
SHOPPING AND MONEY 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). UNIONPAY UnionPay cards can be used in 157 countries and regions around the world. Your UnionPay card can be used at: • All merchants that display the UnionPay logo, such as David Jones, Paspaley, Prada, Bvlgari, Watches of Switzerland, JR Duty Free etc. • 70 per cent of ATMs in Australia, including Bank of China, HSBC, CITI, NAB, Westpac, Suncorp, Bendigo, Bank of Melbourne, Bank of SA, CashConnect, CashCard, FirstPoint, Customer, ExtraCash, rediATM (except its Bank of Queensland) and Travelex • All taxi CabCharge terminals • All post offices »» For more information 1800 649 612 (24 hour, toll free in Australia) unionpayintl.com TIPPING Unlike other countries, tipping is not customary and generally not expected, although it is appreciated.
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). 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 have purchased during your stay. To claim a refund you must: • Spend $300 (GST inclusive) or more in the one store and retain your invoices. • Have purchased the goods no more than 60 days before your departure from Australia. • Wear 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 border.gov.au Image (top, left): Josie Withers Photography
Double Monk, Fitzroy
Frequently Asked Questions New to Melbourne? Here are all the answers to those pesky travel 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 136 for all stops. How do I use public transport in Melbourne? For all the information on getting around Melbourne, refer to page 120. The PTV Hub at Southern Cross Station offers further public transport information. 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 130. Are there any free ways to travel around the city? Melbourne has a Free Tram Zone in the CBD and Docklands. You donâ€™t need a ticket to ride any tram in this zone. However, if you travel anywhere outside this zone, you will need a valid myki ticket. See page 130 for zone boundaries. City Circle Tram
Where can I find travel-related assistance and help? Travellers Aid operates from both Southern Cross and Flinders Street train stations, offering personal care and assistance for senior, disabled or disadvantaged travellers, as well as 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 map on page 130. LOCATIONGRID
Arts Centre Melbourne
Hub@DocklandsB2 IMAX Theatre
Library at The Dock
Melbourne Visitor Centre
MCECC3 Melbourne Museum
Queen Victoria Market
Southgate Restaurant and Shopping Precinct
State Library of Victoria
Terra Rossa Restaurant & Bar
The Wharf Hotel
World Restaurant & Bar
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 who 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.
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 worldclass 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 and is available for download on Android and iPhone from the App Store or Google Play now.
Useful Apps Other Useful Apps From navigating public transport to booking a cab and finding a restaurant, these quality apps will help ensure you get the most out of your time in Melbourne.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT VICTORIA The free Public Transport Victoria iPhone or Android 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. MELBOURNE AIRPORT This official app puts all the essential airport information at your fingertips. Features detailed flight information including: real-time status updates; departures, arrivals and gate info; airport maps; 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 Melbourne Bike Share Stations around you and then pedal away to your next destination!
Frequently Asked Questions
Where are Melbourne’s best bike trails? Around the city you’ll notice blue bike stands with bikes available to hire. Daily subscriptions can be purchased for $3 which provides unlimited 30 minutes trips across a 24 hour period. It is compulsory for all bike riders to wear protective helmets. For up-to-date information on the best Melbourne bike trails, check out the Bicycle Networks website. »» melbournebikeshare.com.au »» bicyclenetwork.com.au
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MELBOURNE CITY MAP
MELBOURNE CITY MAP
Adelphi Hotel | 8080 8888
Pullman Melbourne on the Park | 1800 331 529
Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne | 9934 0000
Punthill Flinders Lane | 1800 331 529
Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne, Flinders Street 8663 0000
Punthill Little Bourke | 1800 331 529
Punthill Manhattan | 1800 331 529
Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne, Northbank 9246 0000
Quay West Suites Melbourne | 9693 6000
Alto Hotel on Bourke Eco Friendly | 1800 135 123
Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens Melbourne | 9322 8000
Atlantis Hotel | 9600 2900
Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne | 9250 1888
Brady Hotels Central Melbourne | 9650 9888
Rydges Melbourne | 9662 0511
Causeway 353 Hotel | 1800 650 688
Sofitel Melbourne on Collins | 9653 0000
Somerset on Elizabeth Melbourne | 1800 766 377
Causeway Inn on The Mall | 1800 650 688
Citadines on Bourke Melbourne | 1800 766 377
City Limits Hotel Apartments | 1800 808 651
Crossley Hotel | 9639 1639
The Hotel Windsor | 9633 6002
The Langham, Melbourne | 1800 858 662
The Paramount Serviced Apartments | 9251 5555
Treasury on Collins Apartment Hotel | 8535 8535
Wrap on Southbank | 9249 6300
Crown Metropol Melbourne | 9292 6211
Crown Promenade Melbourne | 9292 6688
Crown Towers | 9292 6868
Crowne Plaza Melbourne | 9648 2777
DoubleTree by Hilton Melbourne – Flinders Street 9654 6888
381 Cremorne | 1800 381 381
Fraser Place Melbourne | 9669 6888
Abode by Easystay | 8598 0255
Grand Hyatt Melbourne | 9657 1234
Adina Apartment Hotel South Yarra | 9926 0000
Hilton Melbourne South Wharf | 9027 2000
Adina Apartment Hotel St Kilda | 9536 0000
Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders | 9629 4111
Amora Hotel Riverwalk | 9246 1200
Hotel Causeway | 1800 650 688
Apartments @ IKON Glen Waverley | 9590 6170
ibis Styles Melbourne, The Victoria Hotel | 1800 331 147
Best Western Plus Travel Inn | 9347 7922
InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto | 8627 1400
Crest on Barkly | 9537 1788
Jasper Hotel | 8327 2777
Easystay Studio Apartments | 8598 0255
Melbourne Marriott Hotel | 9662 3900
Lyall Hotel and Spa | 9868 8222
Melbourne Short Stay Apartments | 1800 008 910
Melbourne Parkview Hotel | 9529 8888
Melbourne Short Stay Apartments at SouthbankONE 1800 008 910
Miami Hotel Melbourne | 1800 132 333
Melbourne Short Stay Apartments MP Deluxe 1800 008 910
Oaks South Yarra | 1300 660 223
PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport | 8347 2000
Punthill Essendon | 1800 331 529
Punthill South Yarra Grand | 1800 331 529
Melbourne Short Stay Apartments on Whiteman 1800 008 910
INNER MELBOURNE MAP
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Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens | 9205 9999
Punthill Williamstown | 1800 331 529
Oaks on Collins | 1300 786 603
Quest Hawthorn | 8803 7700
Oaks on Lonsdale | 1300 880 229
Royce Hotel | 9677 9900
Oaks on Market | 1300 790 687
The Blackman | 9039 1444
Oaks on William | 1300 554 275
The Cullen | 9098 1555
Park Hyatt Melbourne | 9224 1234
The Larwill Studio | 9032 9111
Pegasus Apart'Hotel | 9284 2400
The Olsen | 9040 1222
ACCOMMODATION INDEX – REFER TO MAPS ON PAGES 130-133
Advertiser Index ATTRACTIONS & ENTERTAINMENT
Ashley Opals Jewellers
Centre for Adult Education
Australian by Design
Central Equity Apartments
Chadstone The Fashion Capital
Chapel Street Precinct
Collins234 Boutique Place
Eureka Skydeck 88
Harbour Town Melbourne
Last Minute Day Tours
Lightning Ridge Opal Mines
Melbourne River Cruises
Queen Victoria Market
Queen Victoria Market – Winter Night Market
Melbourne Visitor Shuttle
Rutherford Fine Jewellery & Pearls
Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
The Block Arcade
National Sports Museum & MCG Tours
Phillip Island Nature Parks
DINING & NIGHTLIFE
Puffing Billy Railway
Bar Pulpo by MoVida
RAAF Museum Point Cook
River Rink at Fed Square
Colonial Tramcar Restaurant
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
Grand Hyatt Melbourne
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
Lindt Chocolate Café
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Southgate Restaurant and Shopping Precinct
The Hotel Windsor
The Pancake Parlour
151 Advertiser Index
ARTS & CULTURE
ACMI – SCORSESE
Art Gallery of Ballarat
Arts Centre Melbourne
Bendigo Art Gallery – Marilyn Monroe
Ballarat Wildlife Park
IMAX Melbourne – Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet 3D
Craig’s Royal Hotel
Creswick Woollen Mills
Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E)
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Melbourne Theatre Company – Double Indemnity
National Trust – The Dressmaker Costume Exhibition
NGV – Melbourne Winter Masterpieces Degas: A New Vision
Old Treasury Building
Shrine of Remembrance
State Library of Victoria – Heroes and Villains: Strutt's Australia
Victoria Police Museum
HELPING YOU GET THERE Avalon Airport
Redspot Car Rental
OUT & ABOUT National Equestrian Centre
St Kilda Esplanade Market
Werribee Park Mansion
Werribee South Foreshore
QR CODES The Melbourne Official Visitor Guide 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 App Store or Google Play for 'Microsoft Tag'.
The Official Visitor Guide (OVG) is Melbourne’s flagship guide, recognised as the authentic and official guide for Melbourne. Endorsed by To...
Published on May 31, 2016
The Official Visitor Guide (OVG) is Melbourne’s flagship guide, recognised as the authentic and official guide for Melbourne. Endorsed by To...