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Sydney's White Rabbit Gallery brings its provocative collection of modern Chinese art to the NGV

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14 INSIDER A literally explosive art exhibition; a food court for upmarket lunches; igloos for hire; an erotic take on a classic ballet; and more!

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20 WINTER BLUES The cream of the Australian blues and roots music crop heads to Echuca Moama this month

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Competing forces are at work in Melbourne this month, giving visitors the

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chance to be either sinful or saintly. Should you choose the former path, cut a route to the

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Old Treasury Building, where the “Wayward

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Women?” exhibition takes a dive into the

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fascinating history of the cityʼs transgressive

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females (page 12). And while food courts are

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Q: What is the one mustdo activity in Melbourne?

A: Explore the myriad city laneways—from n ing a hi en speakeasy bar like Pizza Pizza Pizza (pizza slices out front, surprise out back negotiating the lunchtime bustle of entre lace seeing the street art of Hosier ane or getting your caffeine at raveller in Crossley Street. Q: What is an underrated Melbourne destination, in your opinion?

A: ften overlooke yet located just 20 minutes from the CBD by car, Heide Museum of Modern Art is a wonderful public art museum dedicated to pro oting the work of living conte porary artists he useu is also notable for its stunning architecture, sculpture park and beautiful gar ens Q: Who has the best wine list in the city?

A: Kisumé has an a a ing list of wines and sakes from around the worl heir elegant Chablis Bar stands out. Chablis is located in the urgun y region in rance o n a Japanese restaurant showcasing this style of rench wine ight sound quirky, but it pairs nicely with seafood,

especially sashimi. Kisumé's Chablis Bar has the largest range of Chablis in Australia. Q: If you were to treat yourself to a fancy dinner, where would it be?

A: No35 restaurant in o tel elbourne n ollins e nitely has the “wow” factor, with oor to ceiling win ows, breathtaking city an bay views, and uncomplicated, beautiful ining using only the freshest local ingre ients Q: What is your favourite thing to do for free in Melbourne?

A: love the beautiful Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden at the Royal Botanic Gardens. esigne for chil ren of all ages, you can e plore the bamboo forest, plant tunnel, an play along the waterway.


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Solaris

Radical Inventor

“Solaris” is a thriller about a mysterious planet, its evasive inhabitants, and the space crew tasked with exploring it. Set aboard a lonely, haunted, halfabandoned space station, the story follows Kelvin, a psychologist sent to fin out why the stationʼs sparse crew has started communicating in gibberish. Although the setting is intergalactic, the true mission of “Solaris” is to explore the darkest truths about what it means to be human. malthousetheatre.com.au 10

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“Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor” at the National Gallery of Victoria brings together approximately one hundred sculptural and pictorial works from an artist who changed the course of modern art. Widely acknowledged as the artist who made sculpture move, Alexander Calder is credited with the invention of many new artistic forms, including his two most acclaimed inventions: the mobile and the stable. This exhibition covers the full breadth of the American artist's career, from his two-dimensional line drawings to his iconic three-dimensional wire portraits. ngv.vic.gov.au

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Mamma Mia Singalong (July 6) Dance, jive, have the time of your life from the comfort of your seat with "Singing Cinema Presents: Mamma Mia Singalong". Say goodbye to those inhibitions and sing at the top of your lungs as "Mamma Mia" plays at Bells Hotel. eventbrite.com

Yandell Walton: Shifting Surrounds (Until July 20) Yandell Walton's immersive exhibition "Shifting Surrounds" is a timely one, using technology to interrogate the rifts of climate change. This eery, multi-sensory work finds its match in the industrial setting of The Substation. thesubstation.org

Wayward Women? In the late 19th to early 20th centuries, women who transgressed societal mores were judged harshly. While some prospered, many of them paid dearly for their actions—but not all for nothing. The “Wayward Women?” exhibition at The Old Treasury Building follows the stories of 10 women from that perio who, either by choice or by force of circu stance, straye off the well tro en path of acceptable wo anly behaviour ro these wo enʼs lives came important changes that helped pave the way for some of the choices we take for granted today. From women who advocated for birth control options to women who were jailed simply for being poor, these stories of wayward women will move and inspire in equal measure. oldtreasurybuilding.org.au

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Gertude Street Projection Festival Like Sydney's Vivid Festival but on a smaller scale, Gertrude Street Projection Festival demonstrates just how much art can change your perception of a building. Bringing together dozens of artists and diverse community groups, this annual street festival collaborates with local traders, the Indigenous community, refugees and public housing tenants to light up Gertrude Street and surrounds with art, projections and installations. Some of them are large, some of them are small, some of them are provocative, and all of them are worth checking out. gspf.com.au

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TOP: BEATRICE PHILLIPS, 1934. BOTTOM: PETRINA HICKS, GERTUDE STREET PROJECTION FESTIVAL, PHOTO: CHRIS COHEN.

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TEMPTATION TO CO-EXIST A celebration of two pioneering conceptual artists. sit alongsi e uoro eck chairs, irreverently painte riot shiel s an anipulate chil car seats in this bright an witty e hibition at ei e useu of o ern rt e ptation to o ist celebrates four eca es of collaboration between groun breaking conceptual artists anet urchill an ennifer c a ley, who have together been e ploring the es of fe inis an o ernis since the i s leverly splicing o ern pop culture slogans with tongue in cheek historical references, then renching it all in colour, this e hibition will provoke thoughts an knowing s iles alike Until July 14. Heide Museum of Modern Art, 7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen. 9850 1500. heide.com.au PAINTING, SCULPTURE AND NEON

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Un-Thaid at Grau Projekt Grau Projekt combines two of founder Matt Bax's heartfelt passions. The concept is of "artist-curated drinking", which makes sense considering Bax is also the founder of several revered Melbourne bars. The current art, cocktail and performance program, "Un-Thaid", is curated by ceramic artist Vipoo Srivilasa, and brings together five Thai-born, Australia-based artists. Until July 27. Grau Projekt, Level 1, 2–12 Alexandra Parade, Clifton Hill. grauprojekt.com For more great exhibitions in the city visit wheretraveller.com

TOP: "TEMPTATION TO CO-EXIST: JANET BURCHILL AND JENNIFER MCCAMLEY", HEIDE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, MELBOURNE, PHOTO: CHRISTIAN CAPURRO. BOTTOM: BUNDIT PUANGTHONG, "UNI NATURE FRIENDS", 2019, 110X122CM, ACRYLIC ON PLYWOOD.

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WINTER MASTERPIECES A literally explosive exhibition of ancient and modern Chinese art. The past, present and future of Chinese art collide at the 2019 iteration of National Gallery of ictoria始s inter asterpieces e hibition series. Building on showstopping past winter e hibitions that have inclu e incent van ogh, Edgar Degas and The Hermitage collection, this year the gallery welco es hina始s worl fa ous erracotta arriors, wi ely consi ere the eighth wonder of the world, alongside work from one of the country始s ost e citing conte porary artists, ai uo iang ore than priceless historic artefacts are currently on isplay, while uo iang始s gunpow er rawings and intricate ceramics line the gallery walls and hang suspended from its ceilings. Ongoing. NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne. 8620 2222. ngv.vic.gov.au

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Melbourne Tea Festival Wander through this one-day market with your tasting cup in hand, sampling loose-leaf tea varieties from near and far. July 21. melbourneteafestival.com.au

Winter Village

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ELLA is Melbourneʼs new food court for fancy people. a hatted chef in a food court, but here we are in Melbourne 2019, when high-end concept dining is more accessible than ever ocate aroun the corner fro the ʼs shopping centre and public transport hub Melbourne Central, the aim of the newly opened 185-square-metre food and dining hall is to emulate the upscale offerings of train stations in cities like okyo ʼs tenants were carefully chosen from the best chefs and bartenders in the city, specialising in cuisine fro aroun the worl ere youʼll n everything fro e iterranean vegan bowls to soft shell crab ra en to cocktails an an offshoot of hatte outh arra restaurant tlas ELLA, cnr Elizabeth and La Trobe Streets, Melbourne. ellamelbourne.com.au YOU WOULDN’T EXPECT TO FIND

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Whisky Wine and Fire Fire will be used for both feasting and performance over one hot weekend. Think smoked meats, restorative drops and flaming feats. July 18–21. whiskywineandfire.com.au For more ways to stay warm in the city visit wheretraveller.com

TOP RIGHT: MELBOURNE TEA FESTIVAL, PHOTO: © RACHEL KORINEK.

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Go ice skating, visit a hot chocolate stand or even book a private igloo at Federation Square, which has been turned into a European-style village this winter. Ongoing. thewintervillage.com.au


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HEROIC BEL CANTO

Two of the worldʼʼs best singers pay homage to a demanding artform. THE INIMITABLE ART OF BEL CANTO demands much of its singers. The Italianborn technique alternates between long, controlled phrases and rapid vocal movements, making it a style suited to only the very best singers. Victorian peraʼs pro uction of eroic el anto is certain not to isappoint, pitching the toast of talian opera, aniela arcellona, against co pany favourite arlos rcenas his one off perfor ance is a chance to experience unrivalled vocal prowess set to moving orchestral music. July 14. Hamer Hall, 100 St Kilda Road, Southbank. victorianopera.com.au

Joseph Tawadros Quartet July 4

Exposing Edith July 7

James Blake July 20

Egyptian Oudist virtuoso Joseph Tawadros brings his band along for a performance at Melbourne Recital Hall.

A multi-award-winning Edith Piaf cabaret is accompanied by petit fours at Art Centre Melbourne's High Tea Live.

English sonic visionary James Blake plays a Splendour in the Grass sideshow at Forum Melbourne.

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Grammy Awards, Emmy Awards and Golden Globes line the career path of Donald Glover, a.k.a. Childish Gambino. The multi-talented recording artist and creator of television's "Atlanta" is finally making an appearance in Australia after a much-decried tour cancellation last year. As the artist has stated that this is likely to be his last-ever world tour, fans are encouraged to get in fast. July 17. Rod Laver Arena, Olympic Boulevard, Melbourne. ticketek.com.au For more great

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BOTTOM: BALLETS DE MONTE CARLO'S VERSION OF "SWAN LAKE". PHOTO: ALICE BLANGERO.

Alive with wit and bristling with talent, the Melbourne Theatre Company production of “Heisenberg” tackles the Heisenberg Uncertainty Theory through the lens of romantic comedy. The play follows the story of 42-year-old American, Georgie, who kisses the neck of a stranger at a train station and thrusts the two into an unconventional and fascinating relationship. Written by Tony Award-winner Simon Stephens and starring Australian screen darling, Kat Stewart. Until July 6. Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne. artscentremelbourne.com.au

LAC A dark interpretation of a classic ballet.

“Swan Lake” in its classic form is rife with adult themes, but even more so in this dark and erotic interpretation by Les Ballets de Monte Carlo. The revered dance company presents its provocative vision in partnership with Australian Ballet, complete with an immortal Tchaikovsky score, resplendent costumes by Winter Olympics designer Philippe Guillotel, and countless disturbing dives into the human psyche. Until July 6. Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne. australianballet.com.au

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Winter Blues Nothing beats a bad case of the winter blues like a trip to the Echuca Moama Winter Blues Festival. By Kirsty Sier


THE TWIN TOWNSHIP of Echuca Moama feels like the kind of place you could write a song about. Historic pubs with breezy wrap-a-round verandahs, wide open streets, yawning skies and a mighty river running through the centre. It’s a port town that’s held onto all the best bits of a long history while moving forward with the kinds of cultural initiatives that keep laziness at bay. Take the Echuca Moama Winter Blues Festival, which this year celebrates its 20th anniversary. The annual event has established itself as a reliable magnet for some of the best roots and blues musicians in the country, who in turn attract crowds of up to 20,000. More than 60 performers will take the stage this month— or stages, as the case may be, as the festival is spread across pubs, cafés and restaurants throughout the twin towns, which can be easily accessed by bus or train from Melbourne. Here are five artists not to miss at the Echuca Moama Winter Blues Festival 2019.

MAIN AND CENTRE: JIMI HOCKING. TOP RIGHT: ANNA SCIONTI, BOTTOM RIGHT: BUDDY KNOX.

ANNA SCIONTI A blues songstress hailing from Melbourne, Anna Scionti (pronounced “Shon-tee”) plays raw, foot-stomping blues using her voice, a guitar and a bottleneck slide. Her most recent album “Orphan Diary”, released earlier this year, is an original collection of songs that detail love, loss and longing, particularly related to the singer’s loss of both parents during her teenage years. The album—which Scionti will play from at the blues festival—is a follow-up to her self-titled 2017 EP, which debuted at number two on the Australian Blues and Roots Airplay Charts.

BUDDY KNOX Tamworth-based musician Buddy Knox has been a working musician his entire life, having grown up playing in his family’s band. Since 2007, Knox has been busy carving a name for himself as an independent and authoritative solo artist, notching up big-ticket Australian festivals from Bridgetown

to the legendary Bluesfest—not to mention twice winning the title of Sydney Blues Society Performer of the Year. This one-off show is a chance to see an extraordinary guitarist put on a performance of authentic blues.

JIMI HOCKING Emerging in the 1980s as mullet rocker Jimi the Human, Jimi Hocking is a mainstay of the Australian blues scene. The musician has acquired many identities for himself over the decades, including as a long-time member of seminal rock band The Screaming Jets and a successful solo artist with 14 albums under his belt. Not satisfied with an output that would fill the lifetime quota of any musician twice over, Hocking continues to perform and produce new music, which he will share with the Winter Blues Festival audience.

ELECTRIC BLUES COLLECTIVE Veterans of the Echuca Moama Winter Blues Festival, Electric Blues Collective, are back this year for another round. If history is anything to go by, this deluge of ferocious Chicago blues is not to be missed. Led by singer and harpist Phil Coyne, this four-piece band combines jumping, hypnotic blues with clean-cut film-star style, complete with powderblue jackets, midnight-black glasses and a frenzied level of energy destined to make you move.

THE STREAMLINERS A mixed bag of soul, blues and roots music, The Streamliners is a South Australian band known for fiery live shows. Over the course of their career, they have earned comparisons to artists such as The Allman Brothers and Albert King, and have been chosen to support international acts including Buddy Guy, Fabulous Thunderbirds and Junior Wells. Punters can expect a performance that goes well beyond The Streamliners’ seven studio albums to incorporate the improvisational madness that is at the heart of the band’s live energy.

winterblues.com.au

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FIND THE BEST IN SOUTH YARRA, ONE BLOCK AT A TIME

Known for its high-end offerings, South Yarra is a hunting ground for covetable local boutiques. All mirrored walls and glittered stairs, Le Louvre is a luxury boutique where you can find oneoff investment pieces from brands such as Balmain, Gucci and Saint Laurent. For statement accessories, check out Dinosaur Designs. Founders Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy met at art school, an education that they now apply to bright, textural jewellery and homewares made from resin.

 Le Louvre 2 Daly Street, South Yarra. lelouvre.com.au

 Dinosaur Designs 562 Chapel Street, South Yarra. dinosaurdesigns.com.au

Drink If you're after something different, South Yarra is full of one-of-akind experiences. Shadowboxer is a cocktail and wine bar opened by Melbourne hospitality legends. Almost everything in the venue is custom-made by local design firm Fiona Lynch. The sun-soaked balcony is perfect for afternoon oysters and a stonefruit spritz. Conversations, cocktails and culinary delights are specialties of Talk To Me, a neon-lit,

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Asian-inspired bar opened by chart-topping electro musicians Peking Duk. Continuing the Asian theme, Bosozoku HQ is a biker-inspired burger and sake den that is a mash-up of gourmet style and fun-loving weirdness.

 Shadowboxer 302 Toorak Road, South Yarra. shadowboxer.bar

 Talk To Me 153 Commercial Road, South Yarra. talktomebar.com

 Bosozoku HQ 34A Bray Street, South Yarra. bosozokuhq.com

Bake Melbourne's best bakers seem to flock to South Yarra. Tivoli Road Bakery is equally adept at churning out mouthwatering sweets and savouries. Don't go past their sausage rolls or custardpumped donuts. The design of Baker D. Chirico is just as impressive as its crusty sourdough and crumbly biscotti, while Q Le Baker is famous for its signature mortadella sub.

 Tivoli Road Bakery 3 Tivoli Road, South Yarra. tivoliroad.com.au

 Baker D. Chirico 183 Domain Road, South Yarra. bakerdchirico.com.au

 Q Le Baker 163 Commercial Road, South Yarra. qlebaker.com.au For more things to do in South Yarra go to wheretraveller.com

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Art Yarramunua Gallery First opened in 2008, Art Yarramunua Gallery is the project of local Indigenous artist Stan Yarramunua. After two decades selling his paintings, didgeridoos and clap sticks at markets and galleries around Victoria, the artist encountered growing demand from his family members and fellow artists for a space in which to sell their work—the origin story of Art Yarramunua Gallery. These days Art Yarramunua is one of the only Aboriginal privately owned and managed galleries in the world, representing Indigenous artists from around Victoria as well as from the desert region of Australia. All artworks have been purchased straight from the artists and all profits get returned directly to them. Art Yarramunua, 112 Acland Street, St Kilda. artyarramunua.net

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fashion label founded by brother and sister Camilla Freeman-Topper and Marc Freeman. Camilla brings expertise from the Accademia Italiana Arte Moda to the label with specialised couturier techniques such as draping. Bold silhouettes meet masculine tailoring and feminine fabrics. The simplicity of designs are aimed at allowing the wearer to shine through. 1067 High Street, Armadale. 9804 3111. Emporium Melbourne, Shop 2024, Level 2, 287 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. 9663 2216. camillaandmarc.com CRESWICK

Creswick Woollen Mills’ exclusive designs and high quality has made it a favourite brand amongst discerning shoppers. Producing women’s and men’s apparel, homewares,

accessories, outdoor picnic rugs, throws, fire blankets and kids’ blankets from their mill in country Victoria, Creswick Woollen Mills’ luxury products are made from natural fibres including merino, cashmere, cotton and bamboo. All Creswick Woollen Mills’ products are designed in Australia to suit Australian conditions. Block Arcade, basement level, entrance via 96 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne. Daily 9am–5pm. 9662 1346. creswickwool.com ET AL

Et Al is one of Melbourne’s most accomplished brands. The Australian label has developed a cult following for its relaxed tailoring and timeless pieces that transcend gender, age and trends. Fluid and flattering lines, quality fabrication and thoughtful detailing are

embedded in garments that flatter the wearer. The staff are enlightening and provide a personalised styling service with extensive knowledge of the Et Al aesthetic. 1003 High Street, Armadale. 9822 1777. 714 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn. 9815 0703. 1A, 268 Flinders Lane, Melbourne. 9650 4554. 125 Toorak Road, South Yarra. 9820 2088. etal-australia.com GORMAN

Australian fashion label Gorman brings fun and colour to their cool clothing. From dresses, tops, pants and jackets, to funky socks and shoes, Gorman offers a very unique and colourful take on Australian style, often in a range of quirky patterns and kaleidoscopic colours. 135–137 Swanston Street, Melbourne. 9639 8824.


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1013 High Street, Armadale. 9822 6768. 248 Chapel Street, Prahran. 9510 1151. gormanshop.com.au GUCCI

One of the most predominant fashion houses in the world, Gucci has its Melbourne home on Collins Street. Gucci represents the pinnacle of Italian craftsmanship and is known for its quality and attention to detail. Shop women’s and men’s clothing, handbags, jewellery, accessories and more. Shop 1, 161 Collins Street, Melbourne. 1300 442 878. gucci.com JENNEN SHOES

Jennen Shoes is the exclusive retailer of men’s elevator shoes in Australia. Jennen Shoes has helped over 50,000 men stand more confidently and walk taller, from Australian celebrities, politicians and businessmen, to students, bachelors and grooms. Since its establishment in 2007, its height-increasing footwear has stimulated conversation on Australia’s radio stations as well as in newspapers and publications all around the country. Jennen Shoes offers a cushioned height increase of 3cm to 10cm, without compromising style or comfort. While you’re in Melbourne, be sure to visit their unique boutique, just two kilometres from Melbourne’s city centre. 91 Johnston Street, Collingwood. 9078 7938. jennenshoes.com.au PERRI CUTTEN

Victorian brand Perri Cutten is a mainstay of the modern businesswoman’s wardrobe, known for a

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classic and sophisticated style that outlasts fashion fads. The iconic fashion house offers a timeless appeal that has seen it stocked in online and standalone stores across the country, including David Jones and Myer. Combining sharp tailoring, magnificent fabrics and head-turning cuts, each piece from Perri Cutten is an investment in elegance. 1079 High Street, Armadale. 9822 3984. perricutten.com.au PETER ALEXANDER

Australia’s pyjama king, Peter Alexander, is a must-visit for all your stylish sleepwear needs. From chic slippers to luxe robes, and a host of funky sleepwear options, including men’s, women’s and children’s pyjamas, Peter Alexander has created a loyal following. Look out for the ever-popular designer collections with your favourite characters, like Mickey Mouse and Winnie the Pooh. Shop G045, Emporium Melbourne, 287 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. 9662 8024. Level 2, Shop 228, Melbourne Central, 212 La Trobe Street, Melbourne. 9639 1299. peteralexander.com.au PRADA

Founded in 1913, Prada is an Italian fashion house known for pushing the boundaries of fashion. View their latest seasonal collections—as well as luxury handbags and accessories—at Prada’s store on the Collins Street fashion strip. 75–77 Collins Street, Melbourne. 9663 0978. prada.com

R.M. WILLIAMS

UNIQLO

Visit iconic Australian clothing brand R.M. Williams on Collins Street for classic men’s and women’s clothing, boots, Akubra hats and more, all expertly crafted and made from premium materials. 180 Collins Street, Melbourne. 9662 9126. rmwilliams.com.au

Get back to high-quality basics with UNIQLO’s wide range of men’s, women’s and children’s clothing. From their famous ultralight down puffer jackets, to their fine, merino wool sweaters, UNIQLO has an enormous range, all stocked in a wide variety of colours. Check out their designer collaboration collections too. Emporium Melbourne, 287 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. 9821 8800. uniqlo.com/au

ROXANNE FASHIONS

Roxanne sells an affordable and exclusive range of designer mix and match coordinates. In store you’ll find a range of Australian-made garments in conjunction with international fashion labels including Joseph Ribkoff, Verge, Not Your Daughter’s Jeans and Seven Sisters. 304 Little Collins Street, Melbourne. 9663 4247. The Block Arcade, 102 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne. 9654 5051. Royal Arcade, 331 Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne. 9654 1735. 280 Doncaster Road, Balwyn North. 9816 4411. roxannefashions.com.au SMOOTH

Smooth is Australia’s premier age-positive, sizepositive brand. Designers Amanda Owens and Catherine McQuade met in the ‘80s when Cathy’s pop group Deckchairs Overboard played at Amanda’s nightclub, Stranded. They became best friends and in 2000 launched Smooth, creating elegant but playful pieces designed with women over 40 in mind. 100% Australianmade, the label offers an exclusive range of clothing for both special events and casual wear. 280 Flinders Lane, Melbourne. 9639 8520. smoothaustralia.com.au

VERONIKA MAINE

Low-key luxury is at the heart of Australian label Veronika Maine, a brand whose surface-level effortlessness rewards a discerning eye. With each collection, the brand continues to experiment with bold use of pattern and modern silhouettes while remaining true to its commitment to beautiful fabrics, technical innovation and surprising details. Veronika Maine is available at Veronika Maine boutiques, online, David Jones and selected Myer stores. The Strand Melbourne, Shop T13, Ground Floor, 250 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne. 9088 8294. veronikamaine.com.au ZIMMERMANN

Luxury Australian fashion label Zimmermann rose to prominence with their stylish swimwear and now their ready-towear collections grace the stages each season at New York Fashion Week. Upholding the brand’s original vision of sophisticated femininity, delicate florals meet with statement sleeves


Welcome to the Smooth Story: Amanda and Cathy met in the 80’s when Cathy’s band Deckchairs Overboard played at Amanda’s nightclub ‘Stranded’. Two girls in a male dominated universe they became instant best friends. In 2000 over a bottle of bubbles, they formed Smooth to design for women like themselves (NOT GIRLS), who enjoy life, colour and style.

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and swathes of ruffles. A national icon, a Zimmermann piece is always a statement. 1027-1029 High Street, Armadale. 9822 6992. Emporium Melbourne Shopping Centre, Shop 2-047, Level 2, 287 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. 9654 0294. QV Melbourne, 16-18 Albert Coates Lane. 9654 0386. Shop 4, 566 Chapel Street, South Yarra. 9827 2123. Chadstone Shopping Centre, Shop G/02. 9564 8415. zimmermannwear.com

BEAUTY

AESOP

Visit Aesop’s signature store on Collins Street and you’ll walk into a beautiful, meticulously crafted space. This iconic Australian skincare brand offers a unique range of skin, hair and bodycare products formulated in their custom-built laboratory using ingredients from the most reputable suppliers across the globe. 87 Collins Street, Melbourne. 9650 3027. aesop.com/au MECCA COSMETICA

Bringing you exclusive and hard-to-find cosmetics from around the world— from French brand NARS to South Korea’s Drunk Elephant—Mecca Cosmetica is your onestop-shop for all things beauty, including makeup, skincare, haircare and bodycare. Their friendly staff will help you find products and solutions best suited to you. Shop 1-041, Emporium Melbourne, 287 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. 9663 8728. Melbourne Central Shopping Centre, Shop 54/55, 300 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. 9639 5897. mecca.com.au

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SEPHORA

Make-up lovers rejoice, Sephora has made its mark in Melbourne. Favourite brands Benefit Cosmetics, Marc Jacobs Beauty and tarte are available, as well as Sephora Collection and Rihanna’s own make-up line Fenty Beauty. Shop 103, Melbourne Central, 211 La Trobe Street, Melbourne. 9663 3893. sephora.com.au

BOOKS AND MUSIC

ALLEY TUNES RECORDS

Those looking for a coffee hit alongside their vinyl browse should look no further than Alley Tunes Records. They stock thousands of new and second-hand releases in recycled wooden shelves and buy as well as sell records. The special smell of coffee fills the cosy shop making the experience rejuvenating. Take a browse and you could strike gold! 8/660A Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn. 9819 9449. alleytunes.com THE BASEMENT DISCS

Basement Discs is almost 25 years old and has seen a lot in its time. Located in a once-abandoned basement under The Block Arcade, Basement Discs has an exorbitant range of CDs, vinyl and DVDs. They offer regular, free lunch-time concerts alongside in-store listening facilities and have some of the most helpful staff around. Basement, 24 Block Place, Melbourne. 9654 1110. basementdiscs.com.au DYMOCKS

This leading Australian book retailer has a fantastic bookshop on Collins Street stocking every genre imaginable. There’s a great selection of children’s

books available, and staff are on hand to help you find what you are looking for. Collins 234, Lower Ground Floor, 234 Collins Street, Melbourne. 9663 0900. dymocks.com.au PERIMETER BOOKS

Perimeter Books is a design nerd’s dream. Natural light bounces off its crisp, white walls and shelves of art. They specialise in small press books and magazines on subjects like art, photography, architecture and design, most of which you’ll never have heard of. They also present exhibitions year-round. 748 High Street, Thornbury. 9484 8101. perimeterbooks.com

ROCKSTEADY RECORDS

Rocksteady Records is stocked full of new and second-hand vinyl. The store specialises in funk, soul, rock, jazz and hiphop—but really, you won’t have trouble finding any genre. Look out for the storefront’s glowing neon sign, which proudly proclaims its name. Owner Pat Monaghan has been selling records for more than three decades and has seen the rise, fall and rise again of vinyl. With such a wealth of knowledge in store, you’ll easily be able to find what you’re looking for—and no doubt some treasures you weren’t anticipating. Level 1, Mitchell House, 358 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. 1800 760 070. rocksteadyrecords.com.au


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DEPARTMENT STORES

DAVID JONES

David Jones is the oldest department store in the world that’s still operating under its own name. An Australian institution, its fashion shows are the main highlight of every fashion season. Here is where you will find a range of leading Australian fashion designers like Camilla, Carla Zampatti and Zimmermann. 310 Bourke Street, Melbourne. 9643 2222. davidjones.com.au MYER

Myer is Australia’s largest department store group. It stocks everything from fashion, accessories, beauty and fragrances to electrical goods and

homewares. A leader in the fashion and style stakes for more than 100 years, Myer offers a wide range of Australia’s top fashion labels, including Cue, Tony Bianco and Wayne Cooper. 314–336 Bourke Street, Melbourne. 8609 7500. myer.com.au

GALLERIES

ART YARRAMUNUA

One of the only privately owned and managed Aboriginal art galleries in the world, Art Yarramunua is the project of local Indigenous artist Stan Yarramunua. After two decades selling his own paintings and traditional artefacts in marketplaces and galleries around the state, the artist opened his own gallery in St Kilda in 2008 with the

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aim of representing family members and fellow artists from Victoria and from the desert region of Australia. 112 Acland Street, St Kilda. 0406 995 697. artyarramunua.net

Level 3, Lift 1 opposite The Hopetoun Tea Rooms, The Block Arcade, 282 Collins Street, Melbourne. 9663 9883. australianbydesign.com.au

GIFTS AND DESIGN

The beautifully crafted wares of designers Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy are what make Dinosaur Designs so unique. Renowned for their chunky jewellery and homewares crafted from resin, you can be sure to pick up a very special piece. The hardest part is choosing from the rainbow of available colours. Shop T06, The Strand Melbourne, 250 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne. 9650 8000. dinosaurdesigns.com.au

AUSTRALIAN BY DESIGN

Australian By Design stocks genuine, Australianmade products from a selection of skilled local craftspeople. You’ll find rare Australian timber creations, exquisite bronze animals and birds, hand-blown glass made in a range of beautiful Australian colours, pewter objects and jewellery. There are also genuine Aboriginal arts and crafts, and magnificent original oil and watercolour paintings.

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MUJI

ASHLEY JEWELLERS

For stationery, notebooks, journals and homewares with a Scandinavian touch, head to kikki.K. Their beautiful, functional designs will bring some joy to your everyday. Check out their travel range of travel diaries, purses, luggage tags and bags. Shop G18, 3 Southgate Avenue, Southgate Retail Precinct. 8640 0100. Shop 3-032, Emporium Melbourne, 287 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. 9044 5067. kikki-k.com

Japanese store MUJI is homewares heaven. The store is based on three core principles: selection of materials, streamlining of processes and simplification of packages. You’ll find a range of simple yet practical, quality goods including women’s and men’s fashion and accessories, furniture, electronics, health and beauty products and stationery. Emporium Melbourne, 287 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. 9671 4974. muji.com/au

The opal is the essence of Australian colour in jewellery. Each piece is set in platinum and other precious metals to suit a specific design and budget. Ashley Jewellers is the destination for exclusive pieces including Australian black, boulder and white fire opals, Australian white and gold South Sea pearls, black Tahitian pearls, precious gemstones and diamond jewellery. Level 2, 296 Collins Street, Melbourne. 9654 4866. ashleyopals.com.au

TOP3 BY DESIGN

Established in 1974, IMP Jewellery specialises in quality, handmade diamond jewellery including engagement rings, earrings, pendants,

MAG NATION

Magazine nerds and stationery lovers will get a kick out of a visit to Mag Nation. The store sells a huge range of specialist magazines and magazine subscriptions, stationery and gifts. Whether you are after the latest overseas edition of Vogue or a specialist architecture magazine, Mag Nation is the place to go. Shop LG-04, Emporium Melbourne, 287 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. 8609 8195. 88 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne. 9663 6559. magnation.com

Design fiends head to top3 by design for the most welldesigned products around. They stock the top three products in each category (homewares, dining, living, furniture and more) so you are always going to get an amazing product here. Shop 337, Level 3, Emporium Melbourne, 287 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. 1300 867 333. top3.com.au

JEWELLERY

MARIMEKKO

ARTS CENTRE MELBOURNE SUNDAY MARKET

A visit to Finnish design house, Marimekko, is a treat for all design lovers. From their bold colourful designs to their quality crafted homewares, Marimekko is renowned the world over. Pick up delightful design pieces including clothing, shoes, fabric, bags, crockery, glassware, bedding and more. Level 1, Shop 143, Emporium Melbourne, 287 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. 9663 1695. marimekko.com.au

Head to Arts Centre Melbourne on a Sunday for their much-loved market. You’ll get to meet the makers and learn about their products. Shop quality goods from more than 80 local artisans, including jewellery, paintings, bags, photography, clothing and gourmet treats. Every Sunday 10am–4pm, along St Kilda Road and Arts Centre Melbourne lawn, 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne. artscentremelbourne.com.au

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IMP JEWELLERY

diamond set bracelets, and bangles that are designed in-house and made in their Melbourne workshop. Sapphire, ruby, and emerald jewellery is complemented with South Sea, Tahitian and gold pearls. They also offer a remodelling service or you can even trade your old jewellery in for a more contemporary design. 455 Toorak Road, Toorak. 9826 1835. impjewellery.com.au LIGHTNING RIDGE OPAL MINES

Lightning Ridge Opal Mines has more than 40 years’ experience in mining, cutting and retailing opal, with mining operations in Lightning Ridge and Coober Pedy. Lightning Ridge Opal Mines offers a range of beautiful opal


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jewellery and unset opals. Choose your own unset opal and let their jeweller create a beautiful setting. 63 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne. 9654 4444. opals.net.au THE NATIONAL OPAL COLLECTION

No gemstone captures the imagination quite like the opal with its lustrous fiery colours. Part showroom, part museum, The National Opal Collection not only has a huge array of opals and jewellery for sale but also shows how opals came to be formed over millions of years. The spectacular showroom displays Australia’s largest range of exquisite opals and opal jewellery. Level 1, 119 Swanston Street, Melbourne. 9662 3524. nationalopal.com

ROCHI’S OPALS

For quality opals visit Rochi’s Opals in the heart of Melbourne. The Rochi family has specialised in Australian opals since 1901. Rochi’s Opals has a superb range of Australian opals for you to choose from. Their highly trained staff will advise you on just the right opal to suit your taste and budget. Purchases are tax-free for overseas visitors. 168 Swanston Street, Melbourne. 9654 6446. 210 Little Collins Street, Melbourne. 9654 4258. rochisopals.com ROLEX

Rolex watches are renowned for their excellent craftsmanship and technical mechanisms. The new Datejust 31 in 18ct yellow

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gold features a dial crafted from malachite, a natural ornamental stone chosen for its intense green colour and beautiful structure. Yellow gold and green: the perfect combination of Rolex’s two emblematic colours. Watches of Switzerland, 294 Collins Street, Melbourne. 9663 3303. L9 Luxury Precinct, T2 Melbourne International Airport. 9338 0882. rolex.com

MARKETS

QUEEN VICTORIA MARKET

An authentic, bustling, inner-city market that has been the heart and soul of Melbourne for 140 years. Home to more than 700 small businesses, it’s a great place to discover fresh and specialty produce, handmade and unique products,

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great coffee and food, souvenirs and clothing. Cnr Victoria and Elizabeth Streets, Melbourne. Tue and Thu 8am–2pm, Fri 8am– 3pm, Sat 8am–3pm and Sun 9am–4pm. qvm.com.au THE ROSE STREET ARTISTS’ MARKET

The Rose Street Artists’ Market is where those in the know find Melbourne’s best art and design talent. There’s everything from art, photography, fashion, jewellery, accessories, homewares, collectables, emerging designers, vintage pieces, tasty treats, cool beats, bike hire and more. 60 Rose Street, Fitzroy. Sat and Sun 11am–5pm. 9419 5529. rosestmarket.com.au ST KILDA ESPLANADE MARKET

Every Sunday since 1970, the St Kilda Esplanade Market has been the destination for those searching for something special. Meet more than 140 artisans offering an exciting range of contemporary artworks. These goods include quality handmade artworks made from wood, glass, paper, resin and recycled materials. Upper Esplanade, between Cavell and Fitzroy Streets, St Kilda. Sun 10am–4pm (until 5pm daylight savings). stkildaesplanademarket.com.au

SHOPPING DESTINATIONS

THE BLOCK ARCADE

The Block Arcade is a true Collins Street treasure. Built on the site of the original Georges Store, The Block at 282 Collins Street opened in 1892, with the Elizabeth Street wing following

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some 10 months later. Visit more than thirty fascinating shops including the stylish Roxanne Fashions, The Hopetoun Tea Rooms and Australian By Design. 282 Collins Street, Melbourne. 9654 5244. theblock.com.au BOURKE STREET MALL

Bourke Street Mall is Melbourne’s true retail heart, linking both Swanston and Elizabeth Streets. Wander through the bustling city shoppers and fill your arms with numerous bags, ranging from department stores like David Jones and Myer to fashion retailers such as Zara and H&M. Bourke Street, Melbourne. bourkestreet.com.au CHADSTONE

Located just 25 minutes from Melbourne, Chadstone is a shopping mecca for fashionistas. The complex features more than 550 stores, boutiques and 38 luxury brands, as well as numerous dining precincts and Australia’s first LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre. 1341 Dandenong Road, Chadstone. 9563 3355. chadstone.com.au

COLLINS 234

EMPORIUM MELBOURNE

QV MELBOURNE

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle, Collins 234 is the perfect stop for those wanting a break from the daily grind. Collins 234 is home to iconic local and international brands such as Braun Büffel, Mollini, Indigo and SABA, as well as indulgent health and beauty stores. Be treated like a local as you browse the fashion and speciality stores in peaceful and light-filled surroundings reminiscent of art deco grandeur. Whether you have five minutes or 50, Collins 234 is the perfect CBD shopping destination. 234 Collins Street, Melbourne. 8539 3000. collins234.com.au

Located in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, Emporium Melbourne is a reimagined modern-day shopping mecca with 225 high street fashion and food brands. You’ll find stores including Adidas, Muji, Coach, Alice McCall, Aquila, Converse, Gorman, Kate Spade New York, Laura Ashley, Pandora and UNIQLO. The food court is an adventure in itself, offering an A–Z of international cuisines. 287 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. 8609 8221. emporiummelbourne.com.au

QV is a city within a city that represents the quintessential Melbourne lifestyle. Intimate laneways in the urban precinct give shoppers the freedom to wander and discover the eclectic mix of shops, cafés and restaurants at their own pace. Cnr Lonsdale and Swanston Streets, Melbourne. 9207 9200. qv.com.au

COLLINS STREET

Filled with national and international shopping boutiques, along with an array of hotels, restaurants and theatres, there is something for everyone on Collins Street. Be sure to stop at the famous ‘Paris End’ of Collins Street to check out flagship stores, such as Tiffany & Co. and Louis Vuitton. Collins Street, Melbourne. 9639 4078. collinsstreet.com.au

CHAPEL STREET

THE DISTRICT DOCKLANDS

A Melbourne shopping experience isn’t complete without a trip to Chapel Street. From South Yarra to Prahran to Windsor, the street is lined with well-known fashion labels, unique boutiques, cafés, restaurants and bars. Enjoy cinemas and shopping at the Jam Factory, and don’t miss funky Greville Street. Chapel Street, South Yarra, Prahran and Windsor. chapelstreet.com.au

Located in the heart of Melbourne’s Docklands precinct, The District Docklands has myriad shopping, dining and entertainment offerings. You’ll find Australian and international brands including H&M, Cotton On, General Pants Co., Canterbury and Bonds. Plus there are cool unique experiences like ArtVo and Dialogue in the Dark. Waterfront Way, Docklands. 9328 8600. thedistrictdocklands.com.au

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HOWEY PLACE

This roofed laneway, which runs off Little Collins Street, west of Swanston Street, is home to a variety of designer and shopping boutiques. It’s here you’ll find specialist jewellers James Alfredson and Australian style makers Smooth. Howey Place, Melbourne. MELBOURNE CENTRAL

This huge shopping centre boasts fashion, restaurants, entertainment, beauty services and much more. Retailers include Calvin Klein Jeans, Esprit, French Connection, Mimco, Levi’s, Nike, Sass & Bide, Tommy Hilfiger and many more. Cnr La Trobe and Swanston Streets, Melbourne. 9922 1122. melbournecentral.com.au MELBOURNE’S GPO

Melbourne’s GPO is a worldclass, contemporary retail and fashion destination. It is home to the Australian flagship store of H&M. 350 Bourke Street, Melbourne. 9290 0200. melbournesgpo.com

SOUTHGATE

The Southgate shopping experience provides an eclectic mix of what makes Melbourne the style capital of Australia. From fashion and accessories through to homewares and gifts, Southgate’s diverse collection of retailers offers unique designs and products to catch your eye and take your breath away, including beautiful fashion, exquisite jewellery, crafted artisan accessories and gorgeous décor. Banks of the Yarra River, Southbank. 9686 1000. southgatemelbourne.com.au SPENCER OUTLET CENTRE

Conveniently located right next to Southern Cross Station, Etihad Stadium and above the busy Skybus Terminal, Spencer Outlet Centre is Melbourne CBD’s largest outlet centre. With more than 110 stores including all the brands you know and love, a visit to Spencer Outlet Centre is a must for all fashion and bargain conscious shoppers. Big brand stores include Cotton On Mega Store, Harris Scarfe and TK Maxx. To receive a copy of the Centre’s VIP Tourists Rewards book and receive exclusive discount offers, visit Centre Management. 201 Spencer Street, Docklands. 8689 7577. spenceroutletcentre.com.au


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ST. COLLINS LANE

Melbourne’s premium shopping destination, St. Collins Lane is what Melbourne fashion is all about dressing up and dressing down. It upholds the tradition of Collins Street as a destination for highend designer shopping while connecting visitors to Melbourne’s edgy laneway culture. The one-of-a-kind lighting feature creates the illusion of walking through Emerald City while shopping international and local designer brands such as Coach, TAG Heuer, Sandro, Maje, DÉCLIC, Calibre, Birkenstock, and Debenhams. A newly opened food hall brings a touch of high-end glamour to lunch time. 260 Collins Street, Melbourne. 9650 4355. stcollinslane.com THE STRAND MELBOURNE

Located right in the heart of Melbourne’s shopping precinct, The Strand Melbourne is between the laneways and arcades that Melbourne is famous for. It is home to some of the best names in retail, including Dinosaur Designs and Gorman, making it one of Melbourne’s top shopping destinations. 250 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne. 9290 0200. thestrandmelbourne.com.au

SPAS AND SALONS

CHUAN SPA

Chuan Spa at The Langham, Melbourne is a deluxe contemporary day spa. Treatments include massages, facials, scrubs and wraps, hand and foot spa therapies and tri-bathing rituals. The tri-bathing ritual is exclusive to Chuan Spa and is inspired by the philosophy of free-flowing water. It features The Langham, Melbourne’s pool, salt water jacuzzi,

heated sauna and river stone snail shower. Try a Chuan Escape package, which combines elements from the Chuan Signature treatments to provide you with an exquisite experience. The Langham, Melbourne, Level 9, 1 Southgate Avenue, Southbank. 8696 8111. chuanspa.com.au PARK CLUB HEALTH AND DAY SPA

The Park Club Health & Day Spa is a sanctuary of peace and vitality, located at the Park Hyatt Melbourne. You’ll experience spa treatments, rituals and lifestyle recommendations based on the four cornerstones of wellness—sound nutrition, regular exercise, peace of mind and care of the face and body. Before your treatment commences, be sure to immerse yourself in the 25-metre indoor infinity pool, Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna to relax the body and mind. Let their highly experienced therapists guide you through a deeply relaxing and personalised spa journey. Park Hyatt Melbourne, 1 Parliament Square, Melbourne. 9224 1222. hyatt.com THE SPA AT SHERATON MELBOURNE

Relax and rejuvenate at The Spa at Sheraton Melbourne. Enjoy a range of offerings including massages, body wrap treatments, facial treatments, nail services, waxing and tinting. Experience a signature beauty ritual with worldrenowned French skincare brand, PAYOT Paris. The spa features five luxurious treatment rooms including one couples room, a fitness centre with state-of-theart equipment, an indoor heated lap-pool and a steam room.

Level 3, Sheraton Melbourne Hotel, 27 Little Collins Street, Melbourne. 9290 1074. sheratonmelbourne.com/spa V HOTEL SPA

V Hotel Spa offers a luxurious inner-city spa location and awardwinning mobile massages in Melbourne. Trained and experienced therapists provide expert treatments that focus on your unique wants and needs. V Hotel Spa offers hydro steam and spa bath and the best massages, facials and body treatment in Melbourne. Lower Ground, 630 Little Collins Street, Melbourne. 9629 6600. vhotelspa.com.au

TECHNOLOGY

APPLE

Apple fans should head to Highpoint Shopping Centre for the latest models of iPhones, iPads, Macbooks and more, as well as the Genius Bar for any technical difficulties. Highpoint Shopping Centre, 120-200 Rosamond Road, Maribyrnong. 9975 9700. apple.com/au JB HI-FI

This home entertainment retailer is the place to pick up the latest release music, movies and more. From Apple products to gaming, TVs, DVDs, CDs and even old-school records, JB Hi-Fi is a one-stop entertainment shop. Village Centre, 206 Bourke Street, Melbourne. 8656 4200. 289 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne. 9642 6200. jbhifi.com.au

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Experienced residential developer Central Equity is now selling a range of brand new apartments— off the plan and soon to be completed. Located in a choice of prime locations including Southbank and the Central Business District, these new developments are setting a new standard in inner-city family-sized apartment living. These exciting new landmark projects combine modern design, stylish finishes and premium city centre locations. Available in a variety of family-sized 1, 2 and 3 bedroom combinations, these apartments are thoughtfully designed and incorporate the latest in quality fixtures and fittings. Extensive resident facilities include indoor pool, gym, residents’ lounge and outdoor terraces with BBQ areas. Visit displays at 560 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne or 75 City Road, Southbank. Open daily. 9278 8888. centralequity.com.au

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Precincts Winter in Greater Dandenong The City of Greater Dandenong is an enticing winter daytrip less than an hour’s drive from Melbourne. It has become a must-go destination for people who love great food and culture. The region offers a variety of festivals and experiences year-round. This season, the town of Springvale plays host to the Springvale Snow Fest, as part of which 80 tonnes of real snow will be brought down from the mountain to decorate the streets. Two stages will be set up for live performances, as well as a number of roving performers and hands-on activities. Springvale Snow Fest, 12–7pm, July 28. Buckingham Avenue, Springvale. greaterdandenong.com

BRIDGE ROAD, RICHMOND A desirable destination for smart, thrifty shoppers with an eye for a unique buy. Bridge Road’s range of quality garments have earned the iconic precinct its reputation as a top-totoe fashion experience encompassing quality everyday wear, all-budget formal and bridal couture, popular brand names, beauticians, salons, spas and much more. Bridge Road, Richmond. bridgerd.com.au BENDON LINGERIE OUTLET

The Bendon Lingerie Outlet is home to a great selection of recent and discontinued stock from brands including Bendon, Heidi Klum Intimates, Lovable and Pleasure State. You’ll find bras, briefs, swimwear, sleepwear and more. You’ll never pay full price again! Unit 3, 143-151 Bridge Road, Richmond. 9428 8364. bendonlingerie.com.au BONDS OUTLET

One of Australia’s favourite brands, Bonds has an outlet centre on Bridge Road. They carry excess stock, factory seconds and discontinued

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lines from Bonds as well as brands such as Red Robin, Berlei, Jockey and Tontine. You’ll find a great range of t-shirts, bras, briefs, socks and pillows at bargain prices. 221 Bridge Road, Richmond. 9427 8772. bonds.com.au COUNTRY ROAD OUTLET

Leading Australian fashion retailer Country Road has an outlet store in Richmond Plaza on Bridge Road. You’ll find great men’s, women’s and children’s clothing at discounted prices. From work wear to casual pieces, and everyday essentials to stylish dresses, Country Road stands for quality and simplicity with a relaxed, spontaneous style. Richmond Plaza, 261 Bridge Road, Richmond. 9427 7077. countryroad.com.au

543 Bridge Road, Richmond. 9429 8732. kathmandu.com.au RED CROSS BOUTIQUE STORE

For fashion with a conscience, shop at the Red Cross Boutique Store. You’ll find a great fashionable collection of vintage and recycled clothing, shoes and accessories. 191 Bridge Road, Richmond. 9421 6481. redcross.org.au RICHMOND PLAZA SHOPPING CENTRE

This shopping plaza conveniently located on Bridge Road is home to Coles, Bakers Delight, Country Road Clearance, Perri Cutten Outlet and Vintage Cellars. 261 Bridge Road, Richmond. 9829 5699.

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WITTNER

With a huge range of outdoor gear, clothing and equipment, this store stocks everything you need for every kind of adventure, from camping and hiking to backpacking and travelling. Kathmandu’s diverse products are known for their quality, reliability, ingenuity and versatility.

Wittner is passionate about high-quality fashion footwear. Choose from a huge selection of on-trend styles with a heritage of quality and craftsmanship that creates a product entirely unique in the Australian fashion world. 234 Bridge Road, Richmond. 9429 8781. wittner.com.au

COLLINS STREET Collins Street exudes style and glamour. It’s a boulevard of chic designer shopping, five-star hotels, exclusive jewellers, grand heritage buildings, churches, theatres and private clubs. COLLINS 234

Collins 234 is home to iconic local and international brands such as Braun Büffel, Mollini, Indigo and SABA, as well as indulgent health and beauty stores like Skin Deep Beauty Therapy. 234 Collins Street, Melbourne. 8539 3000. collins234.com.au GRAY REID GALLERY

Gray Reid Gallery is located in a heritage-listed showroom and displays and retails an exclusive collection of antique and contemporary jewellery. The gallery also deals in interesting collectables and objets d’art. As a member of the Gold and Silversmiths Guild of Australia, Gray Reid Gallery showcases and sells the diverse work of fellow jewellers. Engagement rings, celebration pieces and fine Australiana are


Toorak Village is famous for its prestigious fashion boutiques, sunny street cafes, fine dining, glamorous hair salons and luxurious beauty parlours. With over 150 chic specialty shops and an exciting Sculpture Exhibition in May, our vibrant shopping strip will give you a friendly and unique shopping experience.

Visit Toorak Village by catching any tram from Flinders St Station along Swanston St to the Domain Interchange, disembark and catch the No 58 tram to stop No 132 in the heart of Toorak Village.


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specialities. Many of Australia’s finest jewellers can be found here. The gallery truly has something for everyone. On-site workshops allow for a personalised service in making, repair and remodelling. With continually changing exhibitions, there is always something new and exciting to buy. Treat yourself to Melbourne’s finest locally made luxury. 156 Collins Street, Melbourne. 9650 7700. grayreidgallery.com.au HARROLDS

Harrolds is a Melbourne fashion institution and the go-to store for modern luxury pieces. It was founded in 1985 by John Poulakis right here on Collins Street. The unparalleled range found within Harrolds luxury Melbourne department store includes prestigious tailoring from heritage labels and modern redcarpet favorites alongside their own hand-made, Italian-crafted private label. 101 Collins Street, Melbourne. 8660 7888. harrolds.com.au ROXANNE FASHIONS

Visit Roxanne Fashions for an affordable and exclusive range of designer mix and match coordinates that have a modern point of difference. The Roxanne brand prides itself on having exclusive Australianmade garments. They also sell other leading brands including Verge, Not Your Daughter’s Jeans, Seven Sisters and Joseph Ribkoff. 304 Little Collins Street, Melbourne. 9663 4247. roxannefashions.com.au

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ST. COLLINS LANE

St. Collins Lane is one of Melbourne’s premier shopping destinations. Edgy and fashionable, it is home to international and local designer brands such as Coach, TAG Heuer, Sandro, Maje, DÉCLIC, Calibre, Birkenstock, ECCO, and Debenhams. 260 Collins Street, Melbourne. 9650 4355. stcollinslane.com TEMELLI JEWELLERY

If you’re after a special gift, then you can’t go past Temelli Jewellery. They offer a beautiful range of engagement rings, fine diamond jewellery and rings, natural coloured gems, Willie Creek Australian South Sea pearls and Australian Argyle pink diamonds. With eye-catching pieces and a passion for quality, a visit to Temelli Jewellery is a must. Shop 1, Centreway Arcade, 259 Collins Street, Melbourne. 9639 5556. tj.net.au

can be attributed to the fact this city is recognised as the most culturally diverse municipality within Victoria and second in the whole of Australia! With over half of its population born overseas, from over 155 different birthplaces, Greater Dandenong offers the most delicious foods and inspiring arts and cultural precincts within an environment which sees all the cultural blends coming together. You don’t need to travel overseas, you don’t need a passport, just visit the City of Greater Dandenong to get your diverse cultural experience. greaterdandenong.com GREATER DANDENONG TOURS

Greater Dandenong will awaken the senses and tantalise the tastebuds

with its vast array of cultural precincts and culinary delights. Greater Dandenong has become a must-go destination for people who love food and culture. There are a number of tours and events available for those who want to explore the area in the company of an expert. Various locations, Dandenong. 8571 1666. greaterdandenong.com/tours

HIGH STREET, ARMADALE High Street, Armadale is renowned for being Melbourne’s hot spot for the ultimate boutique wedding dress experience. However, it has so much more to offer than just bridal shopping! From cafés that serve art on a plate, specialty wine bars and restaurants, stunning

WATCHES OF SWITZERLAND

Watches of Switzerland is one of Australia’s leading and largest official boutique retailers of exclusive luxury watches. Watches of Switzerland is a familyowned company and is officially authorised by exclusive brands including Rolex, Breitling and Cartier. You can expect professional advice, excellent service and comprehensive after-sales service. 294 Collins Street, Melbourne. 9663 3303. watchswiss.com

GREATER DANDENONG The City of Greater Dandenong, located just 30 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD, is a ‘city connected by food’. This

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A unique collection of art glass and handmade jewellery by leading Australian artists. Open Mon–Sat 10am to 5.30pm. 1082 High Street, Armadale. T: 03 9500 9930. E: veronica@veronicageorge.com.au

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interior stores to the finest beauty salons, inspiring health studios and boutique and high-end fashion stores, High Street has it all. No matter your individual taste, style, desire or needs, this is the ultimate street to visit in Melbourne for a fabulous morning, day or night out. High Street, Armadale. highstreetarmadale.com.au BUD FLOWERS

Visit this stunning boutique florist and speciality gift store that has been serving the Armadale community since 1986. You’ll find a range of freshly made arrangements, showcasing lovely, locally sourced flowers, as well as hand poured candles, bath soaks, chocolates and potted plants. 1016 High Street, Armadale. 9509 3680. budflowers.com.au

CALMA SPA & SKIN CLINIC

Inside this renowned fivestar beauty and health destination, you can leave your troubles behind and relax with a massage, facial or body treatment. For all the special occasions in life, Calma Spa offers special treatment packages for bridal, hens, couples and corporate events. Their treatments include massages, facials and pedicures. 1100 High Street, Armadale. 9500 1166. calmaspaskinclinic.com.au MAISON EST

Searching the globe to find the most unique pieces of furniture for their customers, Maison Est offers a unique blend of style for each and every customer. From Chinese

antiques to modern recycled timber dining tables, classic upholstered pieces and French-inspired sideboards and bedside cabinets, you are sure to find something beautiful for your home. 1174 High Street, Armadale. 9500 8287. maisonest.com.au NATURE’S SECRET

Nature’s Secret offers furniture pieces uniquely made by Tasmania’s finest craftsmen. Offering handcrafted solid timber furniture, each piece curates a natural and effortless style that promotes a sense of wellness and infuses life into your home. They also showcase a range of designer accessories and giftware. You’re

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sure to find the perfect piece to complement any style. 1111 High Street, Armadale. 9822 5555. naturessecret.com.au ROSE ST. TRADING CO.

This eclectic store is filled with trinkets, gifts, soft furnishings and garments. Get swept away by the beautiful artwork hanging off the walls, feel stylishly on-trend with the latest knits, glitzy wallets, kitsch lunch totes and luggage tags, or take in the exotic fragrances of the scented candles and diffusers. With brands on offer such as Kate Spade, Arlington Milne and Alessandra just to name a few, you’ll definitely leave the store with more purchases than you intended. 1036 High Street, Armadale. 9500 0628. rosesttradingco.com.au SWISSTIMEHQ.COM.AU

SwisstimeHQ is a watch centre for Swiss-made watches and unique fashion jewellery. Traser Watches, Traser H3 Swiss Made, Mondaine Watches & Clocks, Jowissa Swiss Watches, Rodania 1930 Watches, Manfred Cracco Swiss Made and XEMEX Swiss Watch can all be found here. Danish fashion Jewellery brand Dansk Smykkekunst as well as many hand-made individual one-off pieces from European, Australian and New Zealand artists can be found in their store alongside their Swiss watches. SwisstimeHQ also service and repair all other Swiss-made brands with Swiss-expertise. 1018 High Street, Armadale. 9500 8894. swisstimehq.com.au

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If you’re looking for a uniquely Australian present then Veronica George Gallery is well worth a visit. The gallery represents a large number of Australian glass artists and has a magnificent variety of their work. The gallery’s range includes one-of-akind art glass, studio glass and collectables. There is also a fine collection of contemporary jewellery by well-known Australian artists. 1082 High Street, Armadale. 9500 9930. veronicageorge.com.au

TOORAK ROAD, SOUTH YARRA On Toorak Road it’s all about speciality shops— outstanding fashion at Cose Ipanema and Et Al, handmade designs, superb cafés like Gânache Chocolate, brilliant restaurants and bars, exciting galleries, designer products, the finest leather goods, homewares, special gifts and myriad services. Toorak Road, South Yarra. toorakroadsouthyarra.com.au BY AZUMI

By Azumi is a bespoke florist. Owner and creator Azumi Ishikawa has made an art form out of her unique floristry. Inspired by nature, the studio specialises in flowers for events, weddings and corporate settings. Rear 99 Toorak Road (enter via Station Street between Avoca & Murphy), South Yarra. byazumi.com.au ET AL

Et Al is one of Melbourne’s most accomplished brands with a cult following as an Australian label well-known

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for its relaxed tailoring and timeless pieces that transcend gender, age and trends. Fluid and flattering lines, quality fabrication and thoughtful detailing are tailored to a lifestyle and a presence that work in synchronicity with the garments. 125 Toorak Road, South Yarra. 9820 2088. 1003 High Street, Armadale. 9822 1777. 714 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn. 9815 0703. 1A and 1B, 268 Flinders Lane, Melbourne. 9650 4554. etal-australia.com GÂNACHE CHOCOLATE LOUNGE

A visit to Gânache Chocolate Lounge is a must for chocolate lovers. Enjoy their exquisite European-style chocolate and patisserie, handmade here in Melbourne. Both their stores boast stunning displays of beautifully handcrafted pralines made with the finest couverture chocolate as well as an extensive range of decadent chocolate bars, speciality hot chocolate and chocolate high teas. 250 Toorak Road, South Yarra. 9804 7485. Also at 245 Collins Street, Melbourne. 9650 8388. ganache.com.au GAZ MAN

This Australian-owned and family-operated company is one of Australia’s leading men’s clothing brands. From shirts, polos, knitwear and jackets to casual pants and chinos, GAZ MAN represents the stylish, confident men of today. 218–224 Toorak Road, South Yarra. 9826 4955. gazman.com.au WOLFORD

Austrian label Wolford is a leader in woman’s hosiery, lingerie and ready-to-

wear fashion. Wolford is renowned for producing legwear and bodywear of the highest quality with an emphasis on style and elegance. Stop by their South Yarra store and try for yourself! 96 Toorak Road, South Yarra. 9820 0039. wolfordmelbourne.com

TOORAK VILLAGE, TOORAK Toorak Village is full of fascinating shops, fine dining and sunny street cafés. Spend some time exploring Toorak Village and you’ll see why the term ‘village’ is so apt. There are more than 50 fashion, shoe, jewellery and accessory boutiques offering a wide range of both local and imported designer wares, including jewellery specialists IMP Jewellery and fashion house Mon Amore Paris. Toorak Village, Toorak Road, Toorak. toorakvillage.com.au HENRY BUCKS

Established in 1890 in Melbourne, Henry Bucks is a leading menswear boutique. They stock the best menswear brands from around the world, as well as their own eponymous line. Their personable and knowledgeable team are on-hand to help with all your fashion needs. 476 Toorak Road, Toorak Village. 9827 1890. henrybucks.com.au IMP JEWELLERY

Established in 1974, IMP Jewellery specialises in quality handmade diamond jewellery including engagement rings, earrings, pendants, diamond set bracelets, and bangles that are designed in-house and made in their Melbourne workshop.

Sapphire, ruby, and emerald jewellery is complemented with South Sea, Tahitian and gold pearls. They also offer a remodelling service or you can even trade your old jewellery in for a more contemporary design. 455 Toorak Road, Toorak. 9826 1835. impjewellery.com.au JADE + AMBER

For stylish Parisian products head to Jade + Amber. Renowned for their elegance and high-quality craftsmanship, Jade + Amber offers European class to every home through sourcing a luxurious collection of interior products and one-of-a-kind gifts. Shop 10, 501 Toorak Road, Toorak. 9827 1901. jadeplusamber.com.au LAURENT BOULANGERIE PATISSERIE

For a taste of France in Toorak, head to Laurent Boulangerie Patisserie. This French artisan-style bakery was founded by Laurent Boillon and produces a delicious range of breads, savoury pastries, cakes and sweets. Relax with a coffee and be tempted by these French-inspired treats. 477 Toorak Road, Toorak. 9827 6928. laurent.com.au TOORAK NOVEL IDEA BOOKSHOP

Bookworms will be at home in the Toorak Novel Idea Bookshop with a huge number of books across all categories. Browse for yourself, or the friendly staff can help you. This independent retailer has called Toorak home for a number of years, and it’s well-loved by locals. 452 Toorak Road, Toorak. 9826 3186. novelidea.circlesoft.net


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Food Winter Night Market Mid-winter Wednesdays get warmer at Queen Victoria Market's Winter Night Market. Find tasty street food, roaring fires, specialty shopping, quirky entertainers and hot spiced mulled wine as you wander the market sheds and delight in the smells, sounds and tastes of winter. An entertainment program includes a silent disco and live, local entertainment. This month the market will also celebrate Christmas in July, complete with ugly Christmas sweaters, carollers and a snow-making machine. Every Wednesday 5pm–10pm. Queen Victoria Market, Queen Street, Melbourne. thenightmarket.com.au

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hub of social activity, CUMULUS INC. is a place to stop by for a coffee, meal or evening drink at the bar. Order a hearty, wholesome breakfast until 11.30am, such as the house-made crumpets with whipped ricotta and honey, or The Full English if you’re famished. Lunch and dinner dishes are best shared banquet-style with friends. 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne. Mon–Fri 7am–11pm, Sat– Sun 8am–11pm. 9650 1445. cumulusinc.com.au IL BACARO

Italian This modern Italian restaurant is the epitome of Venetian style. Their delicious menu uses the rich flavours of northern Italy to create classic modern dishes. Enjoy their highly regarded wine list offering a world of wine from vineyards and wine regions across Austria, France and, of course, Italy. 168–170 Little Collins Street, Melbourne. Mon–Sat lunch 12pm–3pm, dinner 6pm– late. 9654 6778. ilbacaro.com.au

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IL POM ITALIAN

Italian Located in

Melbourne’s popular Federation Square, Il Pom Italian offers diners the perfect spot to grab lunch or dinner. The menu includes delectable pizzas, pastas and a wide selection of Italian favourites. Warm up in the large heated outdoor section with a glass of wine or a classic Italian cocktail. Federation Square, 2 Swanston Street, Melbourne. Daily 11.45am–late. 9662 2282. ilpomitalian.com.au KISUMÉ

Japanese Located in the

heart of Flinders Lane, Kisumé offers three levels of dining, each a unique experience. In the basement diners can warm their insides with hot dishes and ramen noodles, while on the ground floor excellent sushi and sashimi can be selected from the sushi bar. The bespoke Kuro Kisumé dining experience can be found on level one, while the Chablis Bar stocks Australia's largest selection of chablis. 175 Flinders Lane, Melbourne. Daily 11.30am–late. 9671 4888. kisume.com.au

PILGRIM

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One of Melbourne’s hidden gems tucked below Federation Square, Pilgrim is an intimate waterfront venue that proudly engages an all-Australian menu. Their food options are heavy on share plates featuring native ingredients such as Bass Strait wallaby carpaccio with pickled blueberry, samphire and Kakadu plum gel, alongside a range of craft beers and local wines. This all-Australian drinking and dining experience is definitely worth fitting into your Melbourne itinerary. Vaults 15-19 Federation Wharf, Melbourne (downstairs). Daily 12pm–late. 9654 9575. pilgrimbar.com.au RIVERLAND BAR

Beer Garden Tucked away

below Federation Square sits the original beer garden that transformed the historic Federation Wharf vaults over a decade ago. Kick back at one of Melbourne’s most loved bars and join the crowd of loyal regulars. Enjoy the venue’s ever-popular Frosé served throughout summer, or peruse their

range of beers, wines and aesthetically pleasing food options available throughout the year. Vaults 1-9 Federation Wharf, Melbourne (downstairs). Daily 11am–late. 9662 1771. riverlandbar.com SAKÉ RESTAURANT & BAR, FLINDERS LANE

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two storeys in Melbourne’s famed gastronomic destination, Flinders Lane, this Saké venue is a superluxe, high-energy addition to Melbourne CBD. Saké’s executive chef makes the tofu, togarashi and furikake spice mix in-house, as well as the miso paste. The soy sauce and salts are housesmoked and the drinks list includes house-made shochu infusions, including jalapeño and lemon, shiso and cucumber and lemongrass and ginger. Saké Flinders Lane is the perfect spot for a sophisticated lunch or an atmospheric dinner. 121 Flinders Lane, Melbourne. Lunch Mon–Sat 12pm– 3pm, dinner Sun–Wed 5pm– 10pm, Thu–Sat 5pm–11pm. 1300 670 910. sakerestaurant.com.au

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Italian Sarti’s unique

menu is an adventurous interplay of traditional and contemporary Italian influences. The menu delivers highly inventive flavours whilst reflecting a passion for sourcing only the freshest seasonal produce. Sarti offers a comprehensive list of some of the best wines from Australia and Italy, and the bar and outdoor courtyard are open all day. 6 Russell Place, Melbourne. Lunch Mon–Fri 12pm– 3pm, dinner Mon–Sat 6pm–late. 9639 7822. sartirestaurant.com.au SEZAR

Armenian Sezar brings a taste of Armenia to Melbourne diners. Reworking an age-old cuisine with local produce and modern technique, you will be in for a memorable dining experience at Sezar. Visitors will enjoy contemporary Armenian cuisine through a range of spices, vegetables and meats combined with unique aromas. Sezar’s enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff will

guide you through their delicious menu. 6 Melbourne Place, Melbourne. Lunch Mon–Fri 12pm–3pm, dinner Mon–Sat 5.30pm–10pm. 9663 9882. sezar.com.au SUPERNORMAL

Asian With the intriguing promise of every dish having a tale to tell, Supernormal serves up classic Asianinspired dishes influenced by the cuisines of Tokyo, Shanghai, Seoul and Hong Kong. The all-day menu is best shared, so bring a group of friends and dine on seasonal dishes designed to suit all appetites. 180 Flinders Lane, Melbourne. Sun-Thur 11am-11pm, Fri -Sat 11am-midnight. 9650 8688. supernormal.net.au TIME OUT

International Serving up all-

day dining, Time Out Fed Square is a popular spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner. With an international menu offering everything from pancakes for breakfast to tasty pizzas and even a Panang curry, there is something for every food lover.

Federation Square, 2 Swanston Street, Melbourne. Daily 8am–late. 9671 3855. timeoutfedsquare.com.au TIPO 00

Italian Nirvana for carb-

lovers. In fact, if you don’t like carbs, then this pasta bar isn’t the place for you. Named after the highprotein flour used by Italians to make pasta, Tipo 00 offers nine different pasta and risotto dishes plus a delicious housemade rosemary focaccia. 361 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne. Mon–Sat 11.30am–10pm. 9942 3946. tipo00.com.au VUE DE MONDE

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unforgettable fine dining experience try Vue de Monde. Located in the heart of the city 55 floors up in the Rialto building, it offers superb views across Melbourne. Vue de Monde aims to present beautiful food that appeals to all the senses with a focus on simplicity, purity and balance. With an extensive wine list, they are able to match wine to each

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course of their degustation menu for a fully realised experience. “MasterChef” fans will enjoy tasting owner and chef Shannon Bennett’s highly acclaimed cuisine. Level 55, Rialto, 525 Collins Street, Melbourne. Lunch Thu–Sun from 12pm, dinner daily with reservations from 6pm–9pm. 9691 3888. vuedemonde.com.au

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CUTLER & CO.

Modern Australian Experience the contemporary cuisine of Andrew McConnell in his flagship restaurant, Cutler & Co., located in the heart of Fitzroy. Sink into the leather booths and comfortable surrounds of the dining room while enjoying a chef’s menu that toasts to the very best produce of the season. Adjoining the restaurant, the Cutler & Co. Bar celebrates the most impressive seafood alongside sophisticated snacks and signature aperitifs. 55–57 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy. Dinner Tue–Sun from 6pm, lunch Sun from 12pm. 9419 4888. cutlerandco.com.au

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ISH

Indian With dishes from

various regions of India, ISH is a lively, modern restaurant on Gertrude Street. On the ground floor, the dining room and bar has a funky vibe with dark, sultry lighting, a bronze-lined bar and cool Indian music. Upstairs, the restaurant is more intimate —ideal for a romantic dinner. Choose plates from its Peckish, Moreish or Famished lists. Some of the dishes are a reinterpretation—and improvement—of classic Indian fare, such as its unforgettable ISH butter chicken with Hazeldene farm free-range chicken. 199 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy. Tue–Sun 5pm–late. 0413 895 143. ishrestaurant.com.au

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ANGUS & BON

Modern Australian There’s a

distinct New York flavour to this steakhouse, housed inside the old Prahran Post Office built in 1928. Executive chef Declan Carroll, an ex-Rockpool sous chef, has designed a menu that is low on pretension and big on freshness and flavour. 168 Greville Street, Prahran. Mon–Wed 4pm–late, Thu– Sun 12pm–late. 9533 9593. angusandbon.com.au

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MINAMISHIMA

Japanese This intimate

Japanese dining experience is tucked away down a one-way street in Richmond, with very discreet signage. There is no à la carte menu at Minamishima—rather, the diner places their faith (and stomach) in the hands of the chef to serve up a progression of dishes as

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decided that evening. The menu is produce-driven, with a focus on seasonal, raw ingredients. Reservations open two months in advance and are only accepted by phone between midday and 6pm, Tuesday to Saturday. 4 Lord Street, Richmond. Tue–Sat 6pm–10pm. 9429 5180. minamishima.com.au

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ATTICA

Modern Australian One of

Melbourne’s most highly awarded restaurants is Attica. Using rare and unique ingredients, chef Ben Shewry has crafted an exquisite menu—it’s modern Australian dining like no other. Definitely book ahead, because this is one of the hottest food experiences in town. 74 Glen Eira Road, Ripponlea. Dinner Tue–Sat (seatings from 6pm–7.30pm). 9530 0111. attica.com.au

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DINNER BY HESTON BLUMENTHAL

Modern Australian It’s almost

impossible to get a table at this award-winning restaurant—but it’s still worth a shot. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal involves a menu with dishes guaranteed diners will have not seen before or since, inspired by historic recipes and history books. Cancellations do happen, so try calling before service starts to see if it’s your lucky day. Crown Towers, Level 3, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank. Lunch Fri–Sun 12pm–2.30pm, dinner Mon– Thu 5.30pm–10pm, Fri–Sun 5:30pm–11pm. 9292 5779. dinnerbyheston.com.au

LONG CHIM

Thai Long Chim is a must

for lovers of Thai cuisine. Favourite dishes include the fried rice with roast duck, the salted fish fried rice, the very tasty prawn and fish dumpling laksa, and the pineapple curry of pork. From their signature cocktail menu try tasty concoctions such as Tropic Thunder (pineapple, passionfruit, burnt orange and rum) and the Muay Thai Mai Tai (ginger, almond, coconut and tequila). Yarra Promenade, Crown Melbourne, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank. Wed–Fri 12pm–2.30pm, dinner Wed– Thu, Sun 5.30pm–10pm, Fri– Sat 5.30pm–11pm. 9292 5777. longchimmelb.com LUCKY CHAN

Chinese Lucky Chan offers

guests authentic Cantonese cuisine, specialising in sustainably farmed live seafood, as well as the choice of à la carte dining. Signature dishes include the sautéed scallops and king prawns with imperial sauce, but you may also be tempted to choose a lobster or large crab from their live seafood tanks. Their wonderful food is beautifully complemented by an extensive list of quality Australian and Oriental wines. Crown Melbourne, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank. Lunch Mon–Fri 11.30am–3pm, Sat–Sun 11am–3pm, dinner daily 6pm-late. 9696 3966. luckychan.com.au THE MEAT & WINE CO.

Modern Australian/African

The Meat & Wine Co. aims to impress with African décor, wood paneled walls, leather booths and an open kitchen to watch

the chefs in action. You’ll be hard pressed to keep your eyes off the opulent interior long enough to take in the Yarra River and city skyline views, however the top-graded steak, fresh seafood and seasonal dishes will be sure to grab your attention. Various locations: Hawthorn East, South Yarra, 3 Freshwater Place Queensbridge Square, Queensbridge Street, Southbank. Sun-Thur 12pm – 10pm, Fri-Sat 12pm – 10:30pm. 9696 5333. themeatandwineco.com/ locations/southbank PURE SOUTH DINING

Modern Australian This

modern Melbourne restaurant is inspired by the fresh Australian produce of Tasmania including King Island and Flinders Island. The chefs here visit the ‘pure south’ of Tasmania and work directly with farmers and fishermen. The menu consists of food like King Island beef, St Helens oysters, Bass Strait scallops and other fresh seafood. Their glamourous Dining Room is located upstairs and looks out over the Yarra River with beautiful views out through floorto-ceiling glass walls. Upstairs, Dining Room, Southgate, 3 Southgate Avenue, Southbank. Sun–Fri lunch 12pm–3pm, dinner daily 5pm–late. 9699 4600. puresouth.com.au ROCKPOOL BAR & GRILL

Modern Australian The

creation of Neil Perry, one of Australia’s most influential chefs, Rockpool Bar & Grill was inspired by the great steakhouses of North America. The simple menu focuses on excellent produce, in particular


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beef sourced from Australia’s best producers. Rockpool Bar & Grill is an iconic Australian dining institution, offering guests a stylish, yet also relaxed, dining experience. Crown Complex, Southbank, Melbourne. Lunch Sun–Fri 12pm–3pm, dinner daily 6pm–11pm. 8648 1900. rockpoolbarandgrill.com.au/ melbourne ROSETTA

Italian Enjoy seasonal Italian dishes with a stunning view of the Melbourne skyline at Rosetta, an elegant and sophisticated restaurant perched on the banks of the Yarra River. With a menu based on regional recipes from chef Neil Perry’s travels through Italy, Rosetta serves up simple dishes including the excellent pasta that is house-made daily by the restaurant’s resident sfoglina. Crown Complex, Southbank, Melbourne. Lunch Tue–Sun 12pm–3pm, dinner daily 6pm–11pm. 8648 1999. rosettarestaurant.com.au SAKÉ RESTAURANT & BAR MELBOURNE, HAMER HALL

Japanese Saké serves a

renowned mix of modern and classic dishes with a distinct local flavour. Flowing with the seasons, the menu utilises the finest quality produce available. Located in the revitalised Hamer Hall at Arts Centre Melbourne and overlooking the breathtaking Yarra River and CBD, Saké is set over two levels including an outdoor dining area on the riverfront. Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne. Lunch Mon–Sat 12pm–3pm, dinner Mon–Sat 5pm–10pm, Sun 12pm–10pm. 8687 0775. sakerestaurant.com.au

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SOUTHGATE

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a unique collection of riverside restaurants, cafés and bars at Southgate Melbourne, located along the banks of the Yarra River. With exceptional city skyline views, Southgate is a dining destination sure to impress. Find fantastic casual dining at Bluetrain, Bavarian favourites at Hophaus, Cantonese cuisine at Red Emperor, modern Italian at Tutto Bene, contemporary Australian at Pure South Dining and so much more. Banks of the Yarra River, Melbourne. Daily 10am–late. 9686 1000. southgatemelbourne.com.au SPICE TEMPLE

Chinese Sample dishes from

lesser-known regions of China including Hunan, Jiangxi, Xinjiang and Sichuan at Spice Temple, a modern Chinese restaurant in Southbank’s Crown Complex. This dining experience is best to try with a group, as the à la carte menu is designed to be shared, banquet-style. Order a glass or bottle of one of the 100 wines on offer, or a cocktail based around the Chinese Zodiac. Crown Complex, Southbank, Melbourne. Lunch Thu–Sun 12pm–3pm, dinner daily 6pm–11pm. 8679 1888. spicetemple.com.au/ melbourne TUTTO BENE

Italian Enjoy classic Italian

dishes at this popular eatery by the water. This Mediterranean gem is known for its excellent and wide rasnge of risotto dishes—starring ingredients such as slowcooked salmon, saffronbraised beef or mixed mushrooms—as well as

their mouthwatering dolci (desserts). A taste of Italy right by the Yarra River! Mid-level, Southgate, 3 Southgate Avenue, Southbank. Breakfast Mon–Fri 8am–late, Sat–Sun 10.30am–late, daily lunch 12pm–3pm and dinner 5.30pm–late. 9696 3334. tuttobene.com.au

shoulders of lamb as well as their iconic dessert, the salted caramel rice pudding. Wash it down with ouzo or a glass of prosecco. 28 Ferguson Street, Williamstown. Sun–Thur 12pm–9.30pm, Fri–Sat 12pm–10pm. 9207 7477. hellenicrepublic.com.au

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MUNICH BRAUHAUS

Bavarian Munich Brauhaus is a

traditional Bavarian bierhaus where guests can dine, drink and party like Oktoberfest never ended. The state-ofthe-art waterfront venue seats more than 900 people and is a bier lover’s delight. Try a variety of exclusively imported Bavarian Biers from hefty glass steins and sample the hearty Bavarian-inspired menu, which includes suckling pig sourced locally from Riverlea and cooked over a charcoal spit and generous servings of authentic apple strüdel to top it off. You can even use and earn QANTAS points while you dine. 45 South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf. Daily 11.30am–late. 1300 686 424. munichbrauhaus.com

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HELLENIC REPUBLIC

Greek This popular restaurant, owned by celebrity chef George Calombaris, sources fresh, quality produce from Greece and Melbourne to create authentic Hellenic recipes, straight from Yia Yia's recipe box. Try the Masa Menu, a delightful feast of savoury and sweet dishes. You'll find traditional favourites on the menu such as spanakopita, saganaki cheese with peppered figs, grilled halloumi, spiced chickpeas and whole slow-roasted

PIER FARM

waterfront restaurant offers breathtaking views of Melbourne in a light, bright and airy space, while serving up fresh seafood and flavours of the Mediterranean. A true destination restaurant, Pier Farm sources the freshest produce of the highest quality from nearby Clamms Seafood, ensuring the dishes served to guests go directly from sea to plate, and are not only full of the flavour of the sea but also produced using sustainable practices. 34 The Strand, Williamstown. Daily 12pm–3pm, 6pm–late. 9397 7799. pierfarm.com.au

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SHUKAH

Armenian Enter Shukah

and be transported into a world of Armenian delight. Drawing on traditional tastes from modern Armenia and its neighbours, Shukah presents a wealth of beverages alongside their lip-smacking menu. With a kitchen run by chef Garen Maskal (of Sezar and The Black Toro fame) you know it’ll be a good time with great flavours 104 Chapel Street, Windsor. Dinner Tue–Sun 5.30pm– late, lunch Thu–Fri 12pm– 3pm, Sat–Sun from 12pm all day dining. 9521 3858. shukah.com.au


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The warm and welcoming inner city wine bar by Andrew McConnell, located one floor above the iconic all day eating house & bar, Cumulus Inc. Stop by for pre-theatre snacks and drinks or settle in for a night of dining with a menu that celebrates the best produce of the season. Reservations available online or via your hotel concierge.

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ucky Chan, situated in the Crown Casino Complex on the Yarra River, boasts one of the best city skyline views in Melbourne and some of the finest Chinese cuisine you’re likely to try. Highly recommended are the Golden Scallops and King Prawns with Imperial Sauce. Their live seafood tanks are full of interesting fish, lobsters, large crabs and prawns, ready for an enticing array of dishes. To complement these dishes, the wine list comprises a wonderful selection of superb Australian wines. OPEN LUNCH & DINNER EVERYDAY Lucky Chan Seafood Restaurant Riverside at Crown, 8 Whiteman St, Southbank. Tel: [03] 9696 3966

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Explore Hit the Road With AAT Kings Whether you’re in Melbourne for a short time or a long one, AAT Kings offers a wide variety of touring options around the city and wider Victoria. Day tour options range from the sights of the CBD to the penguins of Phillip Island, gourmet food and wine journeys through the Yarra Valley and jaunts along the Great Ocean Road past the iconic Twelve Apostles rock formations. If you have time on your side, a variety of longer four-day tour options are available so you can see, taste and experience as much of the region as possible. Tours depart daily from Melbourne including select hotel pick-ups. 1300 228 546. aatkings.com

For easy and convenient transport, call 13CABS. Book online or via their app. 13 2227. 13CABS.com.au AVIS

Wherever you are going Avis will help get you there with a wide range of vehicles available to hire. For a stressfree car rental experience, you can rely on Avis. 136 333. avis.com.au BRUNEL

Brunel Worldwide Chauffeur Drive is a boutique luxury transport service offering personalised touring around Melbourne and its environs, including airport transfers. 1300 855 955. brunelchauffeurdrive.com.au EAST COAST CAR RENTALS

With great online deals and low rates, East Coast Car Rentals makes booking a hire car easy. New or nearnew models are available from a variety of reputable manufacturers including Hyundai, Toyota and Honda. 254 La Trobe Street, Melbourne. 2 Tarmac Drive, Tullamarine. 1800 EAST COAST (1800 327 826). eastcoastcarrentals.com.au

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CRUISES

MELBOURNE RIVER CRUISES

Discover the beautiful city of Melbourne from a unique perspective. Melbourne River Cruises showcases the city and its important landmarks to locals and visitors alike. Their sightseeing cruises highlight all this beautiful city has to offer with enjoyable and interesting commentary. Enjoy complimentary tea and coffee and a relaxing cruise as their captains detail the history of the Yarra River and Melbourne. Berth 5, Southgate Promenade. 8610 2600. melbcruises.com.au

EXCESS BAGGAGE

PACK & SEND

Offering a range of personalised excess baggage services to meet your needs, Pack & Send is one of Australia’s leading service providers to international travellers wishing to send excess baggage back home. 452 Flinders Street, Melbourne. 9620 2277. 541 St Kilda Road, Melbourne. 9521 5633. packsend.com.au

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION Extending from the central business district in all directions, Melbourne’s trains, trams and buses can help you explore every corner of this city. Public transport is simple to use in Melbourne as one ticket gives you flexible travel between the three modes of travel. ptv.vic.gov.au FREE TRAM ZONE

The Free Tram Zone in Melbourne’s CBD includes the area of the Queen Victoria Market, Victoria Harbour in Docklands, Spring Street, Flinders Street Station and Federation Square. Travel on trams within this zone is free, and you won’t need a myki. However, if your journey starts or finishes outside the boundaries of the Free Tram Zone, you must touch on your myki at the reader in the normal way to make sure you have a valid ticket. ptv.vic.gov.au MYKI

myki is the smart card ticketing system in metropolitan Melbourne and select regional towns.

myki is a durable and re-usable smart card that stores value to pay your public transport fare. myki users enjoy an integrated ticketing system that works across the state on trains, trams and buses. Purchase the myki Explorer pack for travel on Melbourne’s trains, trams and buses. The myki Explorer pack includes a myki smartcard pre-loaded with one day’s unlimited travel, handy maps, a souvenir wallet, and discounts at 16 attractions. The myki Explorer is available from the PTV Hub at Southern Cross Station and SkyBus terminals at Melbourne Airport and Southern Cross Station. ptv.vic.gov.au/tickets/myki PUBLIC TRANSPORT VICTORIA

Public Transport Victoria (PTV) is your central stop for information on public transport services, fares, tickets and initiatives. Up-to-date information is available via the website, call centre and mobile applications. Enter your origin and destination into PTV’s online journey planner for travel anywhere in Victoria and you’ll be

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provided with a tailored travel plan including maps, connections and estimated travel times. 1800 800 007. Daily 6am– midnight. ptv.vic.gov.au SKYBUS

SkyBus is a convenient and easy way to travel from Melbourne Airport to the city. It operates 24 hours, seven days a week from Melbourne Airport to Southern Cross station. Buy tickets online or from one of their ticket booths at the station or airport. skybus.com.au/ melbourne-airport

TOURS

AAT KINGS

With a selection of half and full-day tours, AAT Kings will show you all the must-see sights of Melbourne and

surrounds. Discover the Great Ocean Road, ride the Puffing Billy Steam Train or see the Little Penguins on Phillip Island. AAT Kings also offers free hotel pick-ups so all you need to do is relax and enjoy your day. 1300 228 546. aatkings.com CITY CIRCLE TRAM

This free tram service offers a good introduction to the heart of Melbourne’s central business district, taking in many of the city’s attractions. A recorded message on the earlymodel trams explains the sites you are passing, along with a little of their history. The service runs in both directions every 12 minutes. Sun–Wed 10am–6pm, Thu–Sat 10am–9pm. yarratrams.com.au

CITY SIGHTSEEING MELBOURNE

The best way to see Melbourne is with City Sightseeing. Melbourne is renowned for its major sporting and cultural events, stylish fashion, the arts, food and wine and much more. Explore and see the city’s major attractions, bustling laneways, cafés and beaches at your own leisure as you hop on and hop off an open-top double decker bus at any of the 27 stops located in the city and surrounds including the popular seaside suburb of St Kilda. 8353 2578. citysightseeing.melbourne QUEEN VICTORIA MARKET’S ULTIMATE FOODIE TOUR

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Victoria Market with the Ultimate Foodie Tour. Taste the freshest produce, discover unique ingredients, learn tips and tricks for shopping and cooking, discover the market’s history and meet some of their beloved traders. A two-hour guided tour includes generous tastings, market shopping bag and $5 market voucher. Tours are $69pp and run every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Bookings essential. Cnr Victoria and Elizabeth Streets, Melbourne. qvm.com.au/tours

VISITOR SERVICES Get the most out of your visit to the city with Melbourne’s visitor services. Find helpful, local advice in more locations across the city and on the ground at popular events and destinations. 9658 9658. Mon–Fri only. whatson.melbourne.vic. gov.au/visitors MELBOURNE VISITOR HUB AT TOWN HALL

Located in the centre of the city, the Melbourne Visitor Hub at Town Hall is a place for free visitor information and maps, along with recommendations for the latest things to see to make the most of your experience of Melbourne. Daily 9am–6pm (excluding Christmas Day). Corner Swanston and Little Collins Streets, Melbourne. MELBOURNE VISITOR BOOTH IN THE BOURKE STREET MALL

Volunteers at the Melbourne Visitor Booth provide maps and information on shopping, attractions, events, and more. Daily 9am–5pm (excluding Good Friday and Christmas Day). Bourke Street Mall, between Swanston and Elizabeth Streets, Melbourne.

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Sights LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Report for duty these school holidays with LEGO City Firefighter activities at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne. Until July 14, guests can become LEGO City heroes by participating in a bunch of exciting rescue challenges. From creating a LEGO fire truck to filming a daring fire rescue in stop motion, there is plenty of LEGO City Firefighter fun to be had. Elsewhere in LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, visitors can try their hand at building the tallest LEGO towers imaginable on the Earthquake Tables, and test their strength as the surface starts to shake. Don’t forget to say hi to the resident farmyard cow in the DUPLO Farm Adventure. Until July 14. LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, Chadstone Shopping Centre, Level 2, 1341 Dandenong Road, Chadstone. legolanddiscoverycentre.com.au

ATTRACTIONS & SIGHTS

ARTS CENTRE MELBOURNE

The flagship of both Melbourne and Australia’s performing arts, Arts Centre Melbourne is the focal point of Melbourne’s vibrant cultural precinct. Experience the best of both local and international acts, ranging from theatre, live music, opera and more. 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne. 1300 182 183. artscentremelbourne.com.au BRIGHTON BEACH

Spend a lazy day by the seaside at Brighton Beach and enjoy a stroll, swim or sunbathe. Famous for the 82 colourful Victorian bathing boxes that line the foreshore, the beach is an Instagrammer’s dream. Just 30 minutes from the CBD, the bathing boxes maintain their original Victorian structures with artistic and colour variations designed by licensees, evoking a unique historical moment. Esplanade, Brighton. COLLINGWOOD CHILDREN’S FARM

A not-for-profit inner-city farm on the Yarra River, Collingwood Children’s

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Farm provides visitors with the opportunity to get up close to farm animals. Guests can brush a cow and watch her being milked, wander into paddocks with sheep and goats, look for eggs and hold a guinea pig. 18 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford. Daily 9.15am–4.30pm. 9417 5806. farm.org.au EUREKA SKYDECK 88

A visit to the highest viewing platform in the Southern Hemisphere, Eureka Skydeck 88 inside Melbourne’s iconic Eureka Tower offers awe-inspiring views to the Dandenong Ranges and Port Phillip Bay. Two dedicated lifts propel visitors to Level 88 in under 40 seconds. Here you’ll find the world’s only Edge Experience—a switchable glass cube which slides out from the building offering a bird’s-eye perspective of the streets below. 7 Riverside Quay, Southbank. Daily 10am– 10pm (last entry 9.30pm). 9693 8888. eurekaskydeck.com.au

and an array of restaurants, bars and specialty stores, Federation Square is the heart and soul of Melbourne. Take a free guided tour, check out an exhibition at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) or enjoy a seasonal festival at the Square. Cnr Swanston and Flinders Streets, Melbourne. 9655 1900. fedsquare.com LEGOLAND® DISCOVERY CENTRE MELBOURNE

The ultimate indoor LEGO® playground for families with kids aged 3–10 years, LEGOLAND® features rides, build and play zones, a 4D cinema, building workshops and a showcase of local landmarks built from more than 1.5 million LEGO® bricks. Level 2, Chadstone Shopping Centre, 1341 Dandenong Road, Chadstone. Daily, Mon–Wed and Sun 9.30am– 5.30pm (School holidays opens at 9am, last entry 4pm), Thu–Sat 9.30am–7pm (School holidays opens at 9am, last entry 5pm). legolanddiscoverycentre.com.au

FEDERATION SQUARE

MELBOURNE CRICKET GROUND

Home to major cultural attractions, world-class events, tourism experiences

Melbourne Cricket Ground is the birthplace of sport in Victoria. The MCG, or simply

‘the G’ to locals, plays host to cricket games, AFL matches, soccer, concerts and much more. Established in 1853, it has been the home of Australian football since 1859, and was the birthplace of test cricket in 1877 and one-day international cricket in 1971. You can learn more about the history of various sports at the National Sports Museum, and even go behind-thescenes of the grounds on an MCG tour. Brunton Avenue, Richmond. 9657 8888. mcg.org.au THE NATIONAL OPAL COLLECTION

Part showroom, part museum, the National Opal Collection in Melbourne shows how opals formed over millions of years and how they are mined today. Opals are Australia’s natural gemstone, and are recognised as uniquely Australian in character. There is a huge array of exquisite opals and opal jewellery for sale in the spectacular showroom. Level 1, 119 Swanston Street, Melbourne. Free admission. 9662 3524. nationalopal.com


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OLD MELBOURNE GAOL

Step back in time and walk the road to the gallows in a 19th-century prison. Learn about bushrangers and see where the infamous Ned Kelly was imprisoned and hanged. The City Watch House, where murderers and minor criminals were locked up to await their fate, is now an immersive experience to give visitors a taste of life at the Gaol. Take an evening tour with ghost stories if you dare. 377 Russell Street, Melbourne. Daily 9.30am–5pm. 9656 9889. oldmelbournegaol.com.au SEA LIFE MELBOURNE AQUARIUM

Home to over 10,000 aquatic animals, SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium is an entertaining and educational experience

with 12 amazing zones of discovery, including interactive animal encounters and iconic state-of-the-art displays. Visitors can witness daily dive feeds, meet King and Gentoo penguins and even dive with the sharks in the 2.2-million-litre Oceanarium. Cnr King and Flinders Streets, Melbourne. Mon–Fri 10am–5.30pm (last entry 4.30pm), weekends, school holidays and public holidays 9.30am–6pm (last entry 5pm). melbourneaquarium.com.au

MUSEUMS & GALLERIES

AUSTRALIAN CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (ACCA)

ACCA is Melbourne’s leading contemporary art space. It is the only

major public gallery in Australia that focuses on commissioning, rather than collecting. ACCA presents the most challenging, innovative and creative visual art. Housed inside the now iconic, awardwinning red building in the Southbank arts precinct, ACCA showcases living artists in their exhibitions, accompanied by a program of events including talks, lectures, symposia, music, performance and screenings. 111 Sturt Street, Southbank. Tue–Fri 10am–5pm, Sat–Sun 11am–5pm. Free admission. 9697 9999. acca.melbourne AUSTRALIAN CENTRE FOR THE MOVING IMAGE (ACMI)

ACMI celebrates, explores and promotes the cultural

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and creative richness of the moving image in all its forms—film, television and digital culture. This unique institution is located at the heart of Melbourne’s iconic Federation Square. Federation Square, Flinders Street, Melbourne. Daily 10am–5pm, cinemas and lounge open late. Free and ticketed exhibitions. 8663 2200. acmi.net.au HEIDE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

Located in beautiful Bulleen, just 20 minutes from Melbourne, Heide Museum of Modern Art is a unique combination of art, architecture, social history and landscape. The property, which was once the home of museum founders John and Sunday Reed, now consists of

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three galleries, stunning architecture and fifteen acres of gardens and sculpture park to explore. There is a continually changing program of both Australian and international artists on display in the galleries, whilst the sculpture park is home to over 30 stunning sculptures across the 15-acre site, including works by Anish Kapoor, Anthony Caro and Neil Taylor. 7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen. Tue–Sun 10am– 5pm. 9850 1500. heide.com.au THE IAN POTTER CENTRE: NGV AUSTRALIA

The world’s first major gallery dedicated exclusively to Australian art, the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia is comprised of over 20 galleries inside an iconic building. Artworks on display showcase the history of Australian art from the Colonial and Heidelberg School period through to present day, including a wide range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. Federation Square, Melbourne. Daily 10am– 5pm. Free admission. Additional charges may apply for special exhibitions. 8620 2222. ngv.vic.gov.au IMMIGRATION MUSEUM

This living cultural centre explores Australia’s immigration history, from the 1800s to the present day. Providing a global and personal insight into the migrant experience through the stories of immigrants, the museum engages both thoughts and emotions, while contributing to a greater understanding of Australia’s cultural diversity. 400 Flinders Street, Melbourne.

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Daily 10am–5pm. 13 11 02. museumvictoria.com.au/ immigrationmuseum LUNA PARK

Overlooking Port Phillip Bay, Luna Park is full of fun rides for the whole family, including the famous Great Scenic Railway, a large wooden coaster that travels at high speed around the outside of the park. 18 Lower Esplanade, St Kilda. Open every weekend 11am–6pm, Victorian school holidays and every public holiday except Christmas Day. 9525 5033. lunapark.com.au MELBOURNE MUSEUM

The Melbourne Museum is the largest museum complex in the Southern Hemisphere and draws on the latest technology and

interpretation methods to give visitors a memorable insight into the nation’s flora, fauna, culture and way of life. Incorporating the adjacent World Heritagelisted Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne Museum covers the natural and physical sciences as well as social history and cultures. Be sure to visit the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, which celebrates the history and culture of Victoria’s Indigenous people. 11 Nicholson Street, Carlton. Daily 10am–5pm. 13 11 02. museumvictoria.com.au/ melbournemuseum

from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome and the pre-Columbian period, Oceania and Pacific regions, Asia, the UK and Europe. The NGV is known for its rotating blockbuster exhibitions, featuring local and international artworks of high regard. Families will enjoy the NGV’s dedicated children’s gallery, which usually has special events to coincide with exhibitions. 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne. Daily 10am– 5pm. Free admission. Additional charges may apply for special exhibitions. 8620 2222. ngv.vic.gov.au

NGV INTERNATIONAL

OLD TREASURY BUILDING

Australia’s oldest public art museum, the National Gallery of Victoria, features artefacts and artworks

The Old Treasury Building is regarded as one of the finest 19th-century buildings in Australia.


Sights Occupying a unique position in the history of Melbourne, the Old Treasury Building’s origins lie with the great gold rush, symbolising the rapid development of the city. Today, the Old Treasury Building houses both permanent and temporary exhibitions. 20 Spring Street, Melbourne. Sun–Fri 10am–4pm. Free admission. 9651 2233. otb.org.au SCIENCEWORKS

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This attraction has developed a distinct identity as a museum with a difference. While the main exhibition galleries are housed in a modern, purpose-built facility, the Scienceworks site also features a unique piece of Melbourne’s history: the historic Spotswood Pumping Station. Scienceworks challenges curious minds with handson, immersive exhibits, and is also home to the Melbourne Planetarium. 2 Booker Street, Spotswood. Daily 10am–4.30pm. 13 11 02. museumvictoria.com.au/ scienceworks STATE LIBRARY VICTORIA

Australia’s oldest public library is home to the stories and original armour of bushranger Ned Kelly, the folios of Captain James Cook and over two million books. Established in 1854, the State Library Victoria was also one of the first free libraries in the world. The magnificent La Trobe Reading Room and Dome are particularly worth visiting. 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne. Daily Mon– Thu 10am–9pm, Fri–Sun 10am–6pm. Free admission. 8664 7000. slv.vic.gov.au

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ROYAL BOTANIC I I CRANBOURNE GARDENS

Discover the beauty and diversity of Australia’s native plants at the Cranbourne Gardens, a 50-minute drive from Melbourne’s CBD. Walk through 11 precincts featuring more than 170,000 native plants, showcasing regions from the Red Centre to the coast. Visitors can also draw inspiration and gather information about how to use Australian plants in their home garden. Cnr Ballarto Road and Botanic Drive, Cranbourne. Daily 9am– 5pm. 5990 2200. rbg.vic.gov.au/ visit-cranbourne ROYAL BOTANIC I I MELBOURNE GARDENS

The Royal Botanic Gardens is one of the world’s leading botanic gardens and a centre of excellence for horticulture, science and education. Take the Aboriginal Heritage Walk, enjoy a picnic by the Ornamental Lake, and discover the diverse plant collections such as camellias, succulents, roses, herbs, perennials and rainforest flora. Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne. Daily 7.30am– sunset. 9252 2300. rbg.vic. gov.au/visit-melbourne WERRIBEE PARK

Relax with a picnic on the rolling lawns of Werribee Park located just 30 minutes from the CBD and explore the Victorian history of Melbourne. 10 hectares of formal gardens surround the Italianate-style Werribee mansion. K Road, Gate 2, Werribee Park, Werribee.

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ART GALLERY OF BALLARAT

Founded in 1884, the Art Gallery of Ballarat is the oldest and largest regional gallery in Australia. Home to one of the most comprehensive collections of Australian paintings in the nation, works featured range from colonial to contemporary periods. The gallery hosts a diverse range of touring and temporary exhibitions and regularly curates significant shows often inspired by the work held by the gallery. It is also the home of the Ballarat

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International Foto Biennale, which has previously drawn international artistic talent of the calibre of fashion icon David LaChapelle. 40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat. Daily 10am–5pm. Free admission. Additional charges may apply for special exhibitions. 5320 5858. artgalleryofballarat.com.au BALLARAT WILDLIFE PARK

If it’s animals you love, then enjoy interactive play with some of Australia’s most-loved creatures at the Ballarat Wildlife Park. Hand-feed more than 100 free-roaming kangaroos then interact with koalas and wombats, as well as a variety of reptiles including snakes, lizards and a giant tortoise. Visitors can also see a colony of Little Penguins up-close through a large viewing window on their pool. They are the smallest penguin species and the only species to be found on mainland Australia. You’ll also get to see the park’s newest arrivals: two Sumatran Tigers. A brand new, state-of-the-art Tiger Sanctuary has been built for them with pools, climbing

poles, heated dens and shady areas for them to relax. Be sure to book an Animal Encounter and spend some quality oneon-one time with a koala, a wombat, a tree kangaroo or even have a snake wrapped over your shoulders. 250 Fussell Street, Ballarat East. Daily 9am–5pm. 5333 5933. wildlifepark.com.au GOLD MUSEUM

The Gold Museum at Sovereign Hill tells the story of Ballarat during the great Australian gold rushes of the 1850s. “Ballarat: Inspired by Gold” is a major exhibition focusing on the earliest days of Ballarat through to European settlement and the impact of the gold rushes. Entry to the Gold Museum is free with your Sovereign Hill ticket. An exciting mix of temporary exhibitions is also on display. Bradshaw Street, Ballarat. Daily 9.30am– 5.30pm. 5337 1199. sovereignhill.com.au SOVEREIGN HILL

Sovereign Hill brings to life the colour and excitement of Australia’s 1850s gold rush. It’s just like stepping

back in time to gold rush Ballarat—from the hustle and bustle of Main Street where costumed ladies and gents parade their newfound wealth, to the excitement of the diggings where visitors can pan for real gold. There’s also an underground mine tour, a spectacular $150,000 gold pour, the Redcoat soldiers who fire their powerful muskets, and much more. By night, be a part of the new sound and light show, AURA. Explore space, delve into the Dreamtime, and re-live Australia’s most important rebellion—all while travelling under the night sky. Bradshaw Street, Ballarat. Daily 10am–5pm. 5337 1199. sovereignhill.com.au

BENDIGO A magnificent gold rush put this vibrant regional centre on the map more than 150 years ago. Today, Bendigo has fine food, wine and shopping experiences against a stunning heritage backdrop. Its yearly events program includes food and wine festivals, car rallies, sporting events and much more. bendigotourism.com

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BALLARAT Historic Ballarat is located just an hour and 15 minutes west of Melbourne. The town is filled with iconic heritage buildings and has a wealth of history to discover, alongside a modern melting pot of arts, culture, food and wine. There is a great year-round program of events and festivals, including White Night Ballarat, Ballarat Winter Festival, Ballarat Beer Festival, Ballarat Heritage Weekend and the Ballarat Beat Rockabilly Festival. visitballarat.com.au


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Bendigo Art Gallery is one of the oldest and largest regional galleries in Australia. It was established in 1887 and features an extensive collection of works. The gallery presents a dynamic and varied temporary exhibition program including significant international exhibitions alongside national touring exhibitions, curated exhibitions and solo exhibitions by contemporary Australian artists. 42 View Street, Bendigo. Daily 10am–5pm. 5434 6088. bendigoartgallery.com.au BENDIGO POTTERY

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Bendigo Pottery offers guests the opportunity to explore the history of Australia’s oldest working pottery as well as participating in demonstrations and hands-on activities. There is even a chance to create your own pot on a wheel. The onsite museum details the production process, machinery, working conditions and traditional skills that are used to create Bendigo pottery’s high-quality ceramics. Afterwards, pick up a bite to eat and an authentic souvenir from the extensive retail outlet. 146 Midland Highway, Epsom. 5448 4404. bendigopottery.com.au BENDIGO VISITOR CENTRE

Stop by the Bendigo Visitor Centre, located in the historic Post Office, for everything you need to know about Bendigo. Get advice on accommodation, shopping, dining, booking attractions and tours, as well as maps and guide books. You’ll also find a range of

quality gifts and souvenirs available for purchase. 51–67 Pall Mall, Bendigo. Daily 9am–5pm. 1800 813 153. bendigotourism.com

DANDENONG RANGES Relax in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges, less than an hour’s drive from Melbourne. The breathtaking scenery and winding roads are the perfect respite from city life. Wander through the quaint villages, visit a national park, or hop aboard a steam train. visitdandenongranges.com.au DANDENONG RANGES NATIONAL PARK

For a pure dose of nature, nothing beats Dandenong Ranges National Park, which covers more than 3,500 hectares and is scattered with lush fern gullies, clear streams and cascading waterfalls. The park is famous for its Mountain Ash Trees, the tallest flowering tree in the world. There are plenty of walking trails and tranquil picnic spots from which to spot the diverse native wildlife. If you are lucky, you might hear the varied tones of Australia’s iconic lyrebird. Dandenong Ranges National Park, Mount Dandenong. 8739 8000. visitdandenongranges.com.au PUFFING BILLY RAILWAY

Puffing Billy is Australia’s premier preserved steam railway. This century-old steam train is still running on its original mountain track from Belgrave to Gembrook in the scenic Dandenong Ranges and is a splendid reminder of days gone by. A dining option is also available. 1 Old Monbulk Road, Belgrave. 9757 0700. puffingbilly.com.au

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DAYLESFORD Invigorate your mind and body in the beautiful Daylesford region of Victoria. Located just an hour and a half from Melbourne, this area is well-known for its natural mineral springs, spa experiences and incredible restaurants. visitvictoria.com/dmr THE CONVENT DAYLESFORD

Nestled on the crest of Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens overlooking Daylesford, The Convent boasts expansive views of the countryside and township beneath it. Established in 1991, the Convent Gallery is a major regional gallery situated in Daylesford. The Convent Gallery presents local, national and international artists working in a variety of media and styles. With more than eight exhibition spaces throughout the building, the gallery offers visitors and collectors a truly diverse range of art from Australia and abroad. Cnr Hill and Daly Streets, Daylesford. 5348 3211. conventgallery.com.au HEPBURN BATHHOUSE AND SPA

Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa is dedicated to your wellbeing and offers a relaxing and reviving spa experience. It boasts more than 30 wet and dry treatment rooms, making it one of the largest spas in the country. Hepburn offers such indulgences as a large mineral relaxation pool and private 100% pure mineral water baths, aroma steam treatment room, Vichy rooms, a large relaxation lounge and its very own Hepburn Pavilion Café. You can choose from an array

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of treatments including indulgent therapeutic and relaxation massages, organic facials, and a selection of indulgent spa rituals. Mineral Springs Reserve Road, Hepburn Springs. Mon–Thu 9am–6.30pm, Fri 9am–9pm, Sat 8am–9pm and Sun 8am–6.30pm. 5321 6000. hepburnbathhouse.com

ECHUCA MOAMA Echuca Moama is a stunning duo of border towns situated on the banks of Australia’s longest river, the mighty Murray. The twin towns of Echuca Moama are the closest points of the Murray to Melbourne—a short two-and-a-half-hour drive. Echuca Moama is place with a passionate community spirit, rich Indigenous culture and an enduring river trade ambience. What sets this riverside community apart is a unique mix of ingredients exclusive to this native land: the mighty Murray; the river Redgums; the historic port and paddlesteamers; first-class eateries, bars and wineries; warm sunny days; accessibility and a mellow, country-town vibe. Echuca Moama Visitor Information Centre, 2 Heygarth Street, Echuca. 1800 804 446. echucamoama.com PORT OF ECHUCA DISCOVERY CENTRE

Experience the history of the region at the Port of Echuca Discovery Centre. Built in 1865 by the Victorian Railways, the Port of Echuca Wharf was crucial to Echuca’s development. For many years, Echuca was the main shipbuilding centre for the river transport

industry. Some of the boats built in Echuca, such as the PS Adelaide, still operate on the Murray River today. Learn about the bustling river trade of the 1800s, discover the Star Hotel with its underground bar, and hear fantastic and true tales of the Murray River. See original working steam engines and pumps, and meet the engineers who operate them. In the Cargo Shed Museum learn about the working life of a paddlesteamer and the captivating stories of what life was like for men who worked on the wharf. 74 Murray Esplanade, Echuca. 5481 0500. portofechuca.org.au/discover

GREATER DANDENONG The City of Greater Dandenong, located just 30 minutes from Melbourne CBD, is a city connected by food. This can be attributed to the fact this city is recognised as the most culturally diverse municipality within Victoria and second in the whole of Australia! With over half of its population born overseas, from more than 155 different birthplaces, Greater Dandenong offers delicious food and inspiring cultural precincts within an environment which sees all the cultural blends coming together. You don’t need to travel overseas, you don’t need a passport, just visit Dandenong to get your diverse cultural experience. greaterdandenong.com GREATER DANDENONG TOURS

Greater Dandenong will awaken the senses and tantalise the tastebuds with its vast array of cultural precincts and

culinary delights. Greater Dandenong has become a must-visit destination for people who love food and culture. There are a number of tours and events available for those who want to explore the area with an expert. Various locations, Dandenong. 8571 1666. greaterdandenong.com/tours

PHILLIP ISLAND Enjoy the amazing natural beauty and abundance of wildlife on Phillip Island, only 90 minutes from Melbourne. From penguins and seals to koalas and whale watching, the island is home to magnificent wildlife. It is also home to the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, which hosts many sporting events each year including the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix. Don’t miss the Penguin Parade during sunset at Summerland Beach. visitphillipisland.com PHILLIP ISLAND NATURE PARKS

See the best of the island with Phillip Island Nature Parks. Visit the Penguin Parade, where you can watch these magic little penguins waddle from multiple viewing platforms. Go on an Antarctic Journey in a multimedia wildlife experience at the Nobbies, or try an EcoBoat tour for a fun, high-speed boat adventure seeing wildlife up close in the water. The Koala Conservation Centre is home to many animals including koalas, wallabies and bats. Explore the treetop boardwalks and look out for Australian bird life and other magnificent creatures along the way. Phillip Island Nature Parks, Phillip Island. 5951 2800. penguins.org.au


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Scene Madame Brussels In their own words, a trip to Madame Brussels is like going to a rather fancy garden party. This elevated bar comprises multiple levels for you to prop and preen in, including a grand indoor garden strewn with Chesterfield couches; an outdoor terrace with views over the church spires and old theatres of east Melbourne; and a dimly lit den of iniquity that boasts some of the rarest dark spirits in Melbourne. The cocktail menu is always an adventure, changing according to weather and whim. Winter specialties include a Dirty Chai, Hot Buttered Rum and the Madame's very own Glühwein. Daily noon–1am. Level 3, 57–59 Bourke Street, Melbourne. madamebrussels.com

BARS

BAR LIBERTY

Self-described as ‘a place for everyone, to drink everything’, Bar Liberty delivers. The bar provides everything from wine and beer to spirits and saké. They also offer a concise snacking menu and a heartier Sunday lunch. The venue itself is an alfresco, astroturfed haven tucked back from the street. 234 Johnston Street, Fitzroy. barliberty.com BERLIN BAR

Tucked away in a hidden lane of Melbourne’s Chinatown, Berlin Bar blends capitalist opulence with communist austerity, ensuring patrons can experience both sides of the wall. With a selection of cocktail classics and seating options that range from bunk beds to armchairs, it is most definitely a drinking experience with an edge. 16 Corrs Lane, Melbourne. 9663 2673. berlinbar.com.au BLACK PEARL

This neighbourhood bar located in the heart of Fitzroy is the place to go for seriously good drinks and a

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seriously good time, having been named Australasia's best bar for two years running. Try cocktails like the Harajuku Highball and the Three Drop Swizzle. Head upstairs to The Attic for more delicious cocktails and tasty treats. 304 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. 9417 0455. blackpearlbar.com.au THE CROFT INSTITUTE

The Croft Institute gives off a perfectly peculiar vibe and is reminiscent of an old school science lab. With cocktails designed on the night to suit your mood, it’s always a perfect time to check out the hidden bar. Fun times are assured with a turf bar and dance floor. 21 Croft Alley, Melbourne. 9671 4399. thecroftinstitute.com.au EASEYS

Perched on top of a building block in Collingwood is a train carriage that houses Easeys, a beer and burger bar. Watch the sun go down from this unique vantage point with a cold brew in one hand and a famous burger by Jimmy in the other.

3/48 Easey Street, Collingwood. 9417 2250. easeys.com.au THE EVERLEIGH

Step back in time as you walk through the doors of The Everleigh in Fitzroy. The Everleigh focuses on classics from the time of the cocktail’s birth in beautiful surrounds filled with old-world charm. Upstairs, 150–156 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy. 9416 2229. theeverleigh.com HEARTBREAKER BAR

Heartbreaker Bar was born to provide good times. All bases are covered with a premium selection of Australian and American beers as well as a prestige selection of tequila, mezcal and whisky. This neon-lit den is filled with booths, pool tables and jukeboxes loaded with rock albums dating from 1968 to 1980, taking you back to the breezy and sleazy good times of a bygone era. 234a Russell Street, Melbourne. 9041 0856. heartbreakerbar.com.au MJOLNER

Mjolner is a drinking and dining experience with

a difference. The bar brings together the best of Scandinavian design and classic opulence with a cocktail menu inspired by Norse mythology and more than 400 different types of whisky. The food is also to die for. 106 Hardware Street, Melbourne. 8393 9367. mjolner.com.au/melbourne MUNICH BRAUHAUS

If you fancy an authentic German bier hall experience then there is no better place than Munich Brauhaus, located right on the Yarra River. Sit back with a stein and feast on a golden schnitzel. 45 South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf. 1300 686 424. thebavarians.com PAWN & CO

This 1920s steampunk bar is everything you could hope for in a themed bar. You can even take home a souvenir. That’s right, as the owners proudly exclaim, Pawn & Co is the first bar in the universe where everything is for sale. Like everything in this bar, the cocktails are also unconventional, but they are delicious.


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CASINOS

CROWN MELBOURNE

Crown Melbourne is a multi-faceted entertainment venue, encompassing a worldclass casino, hotels, spa, live concerts, bars, nightclubs, shopping boutiques and myriad premium and casual dining options. 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank. 9292 8888. crownmelbourne.com.au

CLASSICAL MUSIC AND DANCE

ARTS CENTRE MELBOURNE

Arts Centre Melbourne is Melbourne’s home of the arts and Australia’s largest performing arts centre. Each year they stage more than 4,000 performances and public events. Resident companies of the Arts Centre Melbourne include The Australian Ballet, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Theatre Company and Opera Australia. See theatre, comedy, dance, opera, musicals, contemporary music and more in world-class performance spaces. 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne. 1300 182 183. artscentremelbourne.com.au THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET

The Australian Ballet is Australia’s premier ballet company and regularly performs new and classical works at Melbourne’s home of culture, Arts Centre Melbourne. Committed to artistic excellence and led by artistic director David McAllister, The Australian Ballet is renowned on

the world stage. Performances at Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne. 1300 369 741. australianballet.com.au BANGARRA DANCE THEATRE

Bangarra is one of Australia’s leading dance companies, bringing contemporary Indigenous culture to the world’s stage. With a focus on culture and music, Bangarra is led by artistic director Stephen Page and features performers with a proud Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background from across the country. Performances at Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne. 02 9251 5333. bangarra.com.au MELBOURNE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Established in 1906, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO) is Australia’s oldest professional orchestra. The MSO performs a variety of concerts ranging from core classical performances at its home, Hamer Hall at Arts Centre Melbourne, to its annual free concerts at Melbourne’s largest outdoor venue, the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. Don’t miss their popular "MSO at the Movies" program, which features iconic movies backed by a live MSO score. Performances at Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne. 9929 9600. mso.com.au OPERA AUSTRALIA

Australia’s premier opera company, Opera Australia, brings worldclass productions to the

Arts Centre Melbourne stage. From the likes of “La Boheme” and “Aida” to musicals like “Evita” and “The King and I”, Opera Australia’s varied program is a testament to their artistic depth. With intricate costumes and astonishing staging, a night with Opera Australia is one to remember. Performances at Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne. 9685 3700. opera.org.au

DISTILLERIES

STARWARD DISTILLERY & BAR

David Vitale, Starward Distillery’s founder, started off with a simple vision: to create a uniquely Australian whisky Melbourne can offer the world with pride. Born and bred in Melbourne, Vitale was inspired to create a spirit that reflects his home town—from its culture to its famed ‘four seasons in a day’ temperature swings. Visit the distillery where bold Australian red wine barrels are used to elementally mature Australia’s best single malt whisky. Tours, masterclasses and an innovative list of cocktails are available Friday to Sunday. 50 Bertie Street, Port Melbourne. 9005 4420. starward.com.au

LIVE MUSIC

JASPER'S

Despite its doors having just swung open, Jasper’s has already established a reputation for itself as a cocktail and jazz destination in Melbourne. Tucked down a laneway in the heart of the city, the hidden entranceway doubles as a portal to the sophisticated speak-easies of the 1920s —complete with red brick archways, an open piano and a bar staff well-versed

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in cocktail creation (tip: try the Long Island Iced Tea). Live jazz acts take the stage every Thursday to Sunday, with an ever-changing lineup that swings between contemporary jazz, lively blues and revamped classics. 14 Goldie Place, Melbourne. 0402 692 855. jaspersclub.com.au

THEATRE

MELBOURNE THEATRE COMPANY

Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC) is a worldrenowned theatre group and is one of the major performing arts companies in Australia. Founded in 1953, MTC is also the oldest professional theatre company in Australia. It produces an annual mainstage season of up to 12 plays, and regularly features Australia’s best actors. Thespians to grace the boards at MTC include Marta Dusseldorp, Lisa McCune and Gina Riley. 140 Southbank Boulevard, Southbank. 8688 0800. mtc.com.au

WINE BARS

CUMULUS UP

Located one floor above the iconic all-day eatery, Cumulus Inc., Cumulus Up is an inner-city wine bar by renowned Melbourne restaurateur Andrew McConnell. European in atmosphere, the interior is warm and elegant. Cumulus Up has a climatecontrolled cellar which houses a considered and eclectic selection of wine. Open seven nights a week until late, drop by for drinks and snacks, a full dining experience and everything in between. 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne. 9650 1445. cumulusup.com.au

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 In the depths of winter, there's nothing better than rugging up indoors with a glass of something warming—but that doesn't mean you can't sample local culture at the same time. We round up the best pubs in Melbourne serving comfort with a side of local history. For more great watering holes in Melbourne visit wheretraveller.com

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The Standard Hotel "Hard to find, easy to love" is the motto of The Standard Hotel. This backstreet favourite is a salt-of-the-earth venue where pretension is all but condemned. In fact, in the '90s, the pub went through a period of barring entry to anyone wearing a suit. Although there are no such rules nowadays, the venue retains its grounded spirit, offering a huge selection of tap brews, classic pub meals done to perfection and a sunny beer garden.

Garden State Hotel A breathtaking pub in Melbourne's most famous laneway, the Garden State Hotel is like walking into "Alice in Wonderland", except friendlier. From The Observatory, a glamorous, light-filled space on the top level; to The Rose Garden, a raw-brick subterranean cocktail garden; to the plant-strewn central atrium, there are four storeys of themed space with different menus and atmospheres to choose from as the mood strikes.

Hotel Esplanade Affectionately known as "The Espy", this iconic beachfront venue is a must on any St Kilda itinerary. 140 years of stories are hidden within its five storeys—from the countless live music acts that have taken place in the historic basement band room, to the bay and palm tree views from newly opened upper level restaurant, Mya Tiger. The Espy is where to enjoy a beer while taking part in a local history that is very much alive.

293 Fitzroy Street, Fitzroy. 9419 4793. thestandardhotel.com.au

101 Flinders Lane, Melbourne. 8396 5777. gardenstatehotel.com.au

11 The Esplanade, St Kilda. 9534 0211. hotelesplanade.com.au

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