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• Police, ambulance or fire 000 • Royal Melbourne Hospital Emergency 9342 7000 or email: • Dental emergency 9341 1222 • Prescriptions 9663 3915 T2easygo.international@gmail.com - International Terminal. • Interpreter Service 9416 9999 domestic@travellersservices.net • Lifeline 9662 1000 www.melbourneairport.com.au • Crisis Line 9329 0300

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An exhibition of over 170 amazing objects from the British Museum

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Welcome to Melbourne in winter balloonovermelbourne.com.au

Welcome to the winter issue of this week in Melbourne, packed with information about what’s happening in and around the city. As the weather turns cooler, local purveyors of entertainment, food and wine respond with a calendar of events guaranteed to please.

CoNTENTS winter highlights

4

City centre and arts precinct

8

Major attractions

12

Why not embrace winter's chill and enjoy the sparkle and elegance of iceskating at Medibank iCehouse, or see the Little Penguins emerge from the chilly ocean every night at dusk on phillip island.

parks and gardens

23

discount vouchers

24

Melbourne’s inner suburbs

26

shopping Melbourne style

28

If you're looking to broaden your mind, take time out of your shopping schedule to see the eMpire that shaped the world exhibition celebrating Ancient Rome at Waterfront City, visit the the wonders of anCient MesopotaMia exhibition at the Melbourne Museum or get your gameon with gaMe Masters at ACMI.

where to eat

33

Markets

37

health & beauty

40

beyond Melbourne

42

Whatever your mood or inclination, Melbourne has got you covered this winter, so get out and enjoy it!

what’s on in winter

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public transport map

46

essential information

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Hardie Grant Magazines takes care researching information for this publication, but dates, prices, maps and times may change, so readers are advised to check details before visiting places. © All material contained in this publication is protected by Australian copyright regulations. Its circulation is audited by the Circulations Audit Board.

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Winter highlights

Game Masters From 28 June

ACMI’s new blockbuster exhibition appeals to the gamer in all of us. Discover the secrets of the world's best game designers and delve into over 125 playable games, from the arcade heroes of the 70s and 80s, to the most influential ‘Game Changers’ of the past 30 years, as well as a selection of new, independent productions. ACMI, Federation Square; Flinders Street Melbourne; www.acmi.net.au

Sin & Tonic Dracula’s new show Sin & Tonic is a scintillating show for those with a voracious appetite for sexy cabaret, Berlin burlesque, mischievous comedy skits and carnival style novelty acts, all set to tunes sure to get toes tapping. Dracula's Cabaret, 100 Victoria Street, Carlton; www.draculas.com.au

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A Call To The Games

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Experience a unique perspective on the modern Olympic Games. This exhibition, organised by the V&A Museum, London, offers a fantastic record of our world through sport and art. See over 100 iconic Olympic posters including London 1948, and Melbourne 1956.

For an unforgettable experience, head to Phillip Island to see one of Melbourne's favourite wildlife attractions. Each night at sunset hundreds of wild Little Penguins appear in the surf and begin their waddle up the beach to their burrows. There are a range of viewing options, allowing you to get up-close and personal with the penguins, with rangers on hand to provide information.

National Sporting Museum, Gate 3. Olympic Stand, Melbourne Cricket Ground; www.nsm.org.au

For more info about the experience and penguin arrival times, visit www.penguins.org.au

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IceAge @ The Icehouse 30 June – 15 July

Get down to Docklands for some school holiday fun on the ice! Daily performances of IceAge @ The Icehouse include meet and great sessions with the characters from Ice Age 4, Continental Drift. And for new skaters, there are free 15 minute lessons to get you feeling confident on the ice. Medibank Icehouse, 105 Pearl River Road, Docklands. For more information visit www.icehouse.com.au

Eureka Skydeck 88 Nothing will prepare you for the aweinspiring views from the highest viewing platform in the southern hemisphere. But apart from the unforgettable panorama, Skydeck 88 entertains the whole family with activities and fascinating facts – come in and explore the sights of Melbourne! Riverside Quay, Southbank www.eurekaskydeck.com.au

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Melbourne Aquarium Home to thousands of aquatic animals, the must-see Melbourne Aquarium is an entertaining and educational experience with four exciting worlds to discover and enjoy. Don’t miss the uniquely different adventures of Antarctica, Weird & Wonderful, River to Reef and Sharks Alive, along with daily animal feeds and diver presentations in the Aquarium’s 2.2 million litre Oceanarium. Melbourne Aquarium, Cnr King and Flinders Street, Melbourne; www.melbourneaquarium.com.au

Kokoda: Australians in New Guinea, 1942 From 8 June

The Kokoda Trail, winding through the Owen Stanley mountain range, was the setting for a campaign which many believe was Australia's defining episode of WWII. This year marks the 70th anniversary of this series of costly battles between July and November 1942 against Japanese forces on this trail, and our soldiers' eventual triumph is one of our nation's greatest stories. Shrine of Remembrance Visitor Centre, St Kilda Rd, Melbourne; www.shrine.org.au

Snow Works! 30 June – 15 July

Harbour Town Shopping Centre brings real snow to Docklands for wintery family fun. Fresh, real snow is made every day for the kids to play in – build a snowman, make a snow angel or just slip and slide around! This free event is on every day in the school holidays. Harbour Town Shopping Centre, Waterfront City Pavilion, Docklands; www.harbourtownmelbourne.com.au

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The Wonders of Ancient Mesopotamia Melbourne Museum presents a magnificent exhibition showcasing stunning artefacts from one of the world’s great ancient civilisations. Discover an era of incredible invention and innovation whose impacts are still felt today, as you explore the collection of over 150 artefacts, on loan from the British Museum. Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson Street, Carlton; www.museum.vic.gov.au

Come and join us for Polly Woodside Pirate day on the first Sunday of every month! Dress as a pirate, help us search for buried treasure, play tug of war and have your face painted. every Thursday (at 11am) enjoy fun, interactive seafaring storytelling and songs. 2A Clarendon Street, South Wharf, Melbourne; www.pollywoodside.com.au

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The Wonders of Mesopotamia at Melbourne Museum

City centre and arts precinct In Melbourne’s dynamic city centre architectural heritage meets cutting-edge design, world-class cultural events meet sports madness and everyone meets to shop, to stroll, or just to wine, dine and watch. GAllErIES AuSTrAlIAN CENTrE for CoNTEMPorAry ArT (ACCA) 111 Sturt Street, Southbank; open Tues-Sun 11am6pm; 9697 9999; www.accaonline.org.au

Melbourne's major public contempoary art space, housed in a remarkable building (dubbed the 'urban Uluru') presents changing – and challenging – international and Australian exhibitions, events and public programs.

AuSTrAlIAN CENTrE for ThE MovING IMAGE (ACMI) Federation Square, Flinders Street; open daily 10am–6pm; 8663 2200

Explore the moving image in all its forms — discover more than a century of cinema, as well as the history of television and computer games. Visit the world’s largest Screen Gallery and immerse yourself in the interactive art of the future. There are regular screenings of cult and significant films throughout the week and a changing and evolving exhibition calendar throughout the year.

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NATIoNAl GAllEry of vICTorIA NGV Australia: Federation Square; cnr Flinders and Russell streets; open Tues–Sun 10am–5pm, closed Mon. NGV International: 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne; open daily 10am–5pm, closed Tues; 8620 2222; www.ngv.com.au

To meet the demands of a growing collection and extensive exhibition schedule, the National Gallery of Victoria is split between the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square and the renovated NGV International at the original St Kilda Road site. The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia is dedicated to Australian art with a major highlight being Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, while NGV International offers visitors some of the biggest names in international art. Both house regular seasonal exhibitions.

MuSEuMS & hISTorIC PlACES IMMIGrATIoN MuSEuM 400 Flinders Street; open daily 10am–5pm; 9927 2700

Plotting the history of immigration to Victoria through compelling personal

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stories, the grandeur of the Old Customs House — Melbourne’s original site for immigrant processing — superbly complements both permanent and changing exhibition programs.

ChINESE MuSEuM 22 Cohen Place, opposite Chifley Hotel; open daily 10am–5pm; 9662 2888

This fascinating museum recreates the history of the Chinese in Victoria with photographic and other exhibits.

KoorIE hErITAGE TruST 295 King Street; open daily 10am–4pm; 9602 4333

Exhibitions and displays provide a fascinating insight into Australia’s rich historic and contemporary Aboriginal culture.

old MElbourNE GAol Russell Street; open daily 9.30am–5pm; 8663 7228

Infamous Australian bushranger Ned Kelly was hanged within this formidable bluestone prison in 1880. The gloomy penal museum has three levels of cells, the original gallows and death masks, and exhibitions detailing the life and death of its most notorious inmates. There are even

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spooky tours for those brave enough to visit the gaol after dark.

STATE lIbrAry of vICTorIA 328 Swanston Street; open daily; 8664 7002

The state’s most important reference and research library, housed in an iconic 19th century building with a magnificent dome. There are regularly changing exhibitions, rare treasures on display and informative tours of the building and its displays.

STATE PArlIAMENT houSE Spring Street; open Mon–Fri 10am–3pm; 9651 8568

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This grand, imposing public building, was the first home of the Australian Parliament and was built during the gold rush era in 1856. Daily tours are available.

doCKlANdS ICEhouSE The Icehouse, Waterfront City, 105 Pearl River Road, Docklands; open daily 6am–late; 1300 756 699; www.icehouse.com.au

The Icehouse is the largest ice sports centre of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and has two Olympic-sized ice rinks. It offers learn-to-skate programs, figure skating, and more.

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1800 888 326; www.newquay.com.au

Home to an eclectic range of awardwinning restaurants, buzzing bars and cafés, boutique retailers and fine art galleries, New Quay delivers a truly unique Melbourne experience. Only a five minute tram ride away from the CBD, this exciting location is waiting for you.

WATErfroNT CITy 8628 6000; www.waterfrontcity.com.au

Waterfront City is Melbourne's most exciting entertainment and lifestyle precinct, offering harbourside dining with spectacular views at one of the precinct's many restaurants, bars and cafes, a picturesque public marina and an innovative event schedule throughout the year.

SouThbANK ThE ArTS CENTrE 100 St Kilda Road; open daily 9am–late; information 9281 8000; tickets 1300 136 166; www.theartscentre.com.au

Just a two-minute stroll from Flinders Street Station, the Arts Centre plays host to the best performing arts companies from Australia and overseas all year round. There are five performance venues, free exhibitions and a diverse range of restaurants and

cafes that open to the small hours. Take a guided tour or check out the Sunday Arts Market, a Melbourne institution, which showcases over 150 stalls of Victoria's finest artisans – you'll find everything from ceramics to jewellery as well as gourmet food.

CroWN ENTErTAINMENT CoMPlEx 1 Whiteman Street, Southbank; 9292 8888; open 24 hours daily; www.crownmelbourne.com.au

Melbourne's premier entertainment venue showcases national and international stars. There are state-ofthe-art movie theatres, 17 bars, 35 restaurants and nightclubs, not to mention a palatial shopping mall. Try your luck at Crown Casino.

fEdErATIoN SQuArE Cnr Flinders & Swanston streets; 9655 1900; www.fedsquare.com.au

Federation Square is home to the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia; Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI); Birrarung Marr — Northbank Promenade and more. It's also a hub for a wonderful range of restaurants, cafés and bars. This buzzing and dynamic area also plays host to regular outdoor events. Visit the Melbourne Visitor Centre for more information.

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Melbourne Recital Centre

SouThGATE PlAZA Southgate Shopping Centre, 3 Southgate Avenue, Southbank; open daily. Craft market Sat & Sun 1pm–3pm; 9699 4311

Southgate restaurants cater for all tastes and budgets, there are interesting shops and fantastic riverside views. It’s the perfect spot for a pre- or post-theatre dinner or drink or a river cruise.

MElbourNE rECITAl CENTrE Cnr Southbank Boulevard & Sturt Street Southbank; 9699 3333; www.melbournerecital.com.au

The Melbourne Recital Centre is recognised for its architecture and state of the art acoustics, as well as its shows.

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eureka Skydeck

EurEKA SKydECK 88 Riverside Quay, Southbank; 9693 8888 www.eurekaskydeck.com.au

Experience a spectacular ride on ‘The Edge’. ‘The Edge’ is a glasspanelled cube that projects three metres out from the building–with you in it –while suspended almost 300 metres above the city. You'll never see Melbourne the same way again! Subject to weather conditions and wind speeds.

CoMo houSE & GArdEN Cnr Williams Rd & lechlade Ave, South Yarra; open daily 10am–4pm; 9827 2500 www.comohouse.com.au

Major attractions Melbourne is bursting with must-see attractions that are sure to make your stay entertaining. Plus, you’ll experience the best the city has to offer.

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This elegant mid-19th Century mansion, with its superb garden and rolling grounds, epitomises the gracious lifestyle of the wealthy in the colonial era. Step back in time for a day!

fEdErATIoN SQuArE Cnr Flinders & Swanston streets; 9655 1900; www.fedsquare.com.au

Melbourne's favourite meeting spot and the city's most versatile outdoor space, Fed Square is home to The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia; Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI); BMW Edge at Federation Square; and Birrarung Marr–Northbank Promenade.

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nforgettable decadence Indulge in the Royal treatment with a decadent afternoon tea of artisan delicacies at The Hotel Windsor. A step back in time, surrounded by tradition, grandeur and elegance – a truly Melbourne experience. Bookings: 9633 6004 or www.thehotelwindsor.com.au Prices are at $59 monday to Friday and $79 on weekends and PuBlic holidays.

the hotel windsor, 111 sPring street, melBourne

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Medibank Icehouse, 105 Pearl River Road, Docklands; open daily 6am–late; 1300 756 699; www.icehouse.com.au

Celebrate winter all year round at the largest ice sports centre in the Southern Hemisphere. Offering free learn-to-skate lessons, figure skating, and more on its two Olympic-sized ice rinks. Icehouse

Galactic Circus

GAlACTIC CIrCuS Ground floor, Crown entertainment Complex 13-2695; www.galacticcircus.com.au

Whatever the weather, you can enjoy Australia’s largest indoor interactive theme park 365 days a year. From the latest arcade games, indoor laser skirmish, state of the art bowling or carnival favourites, it's all here.

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lower esplanade, St Kilda; check website for opening hours; 9525 5033; www.lunapark.com.au

From jaw-dropping super thrill rides like the Pharoah’s Curse and the Enterprise, to exhilarating rides like the Twin Dragon and Shock Drop, you’re bound to have an awesome time!

MCG Jolimont Street; tours depart hourly 10am–3pm; 9657 8879; www.mcg.org.au

Tour this internationally renowned sportsground! Step onto the hallowed turf and marvel at the memorabilia, try to catch a game of cricket in summer or AFL football in winter.

MElbourNE AQuArIuM Corner Flinders & King streets; daily 9.30am–6pm; 9923 5999; www.melbourneaquarium.com.au

See divers handfeed the newest aquarium attractions – penguins! Observe tiny marine creatures, learn about the mangrove ecosystem and much more. You can even dive with the sharks.

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Melbourne Aquarium

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National Sports Museum

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Carlton Gardens, Carlton; open daily 10am–5pm; 13 11 02; www.melbourne.museum.vic.gov.au

MCG, Yarra Park, Jolimont; 9657 8888; www.mcg.org.au

State-of-the-art interactive exhibits and major galleries featuring Aboriginal history and a living Forest Gallery sit alongside touring international exhibits. Don’t miss the colourful Rubix Cube-like Children’s Museum with hands-on exhibits. Children visit free.

Houses the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum, the Sport Australia Hall of Fame, the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame, the Aussie Rules Exhibition as well as various temporary exhibitions. Five permanent exhibitions are dedicated to sporting icons such as Don Bradman and Ian Thorpe.

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Melbourne Zoo

Old Melbourne Gaol

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elliott Avenue, Parkville; open daily 9am–5pm; 9285 9300; www.zoo.org.au

Old Melbourne Gaol, Russell Street (between la Trobe and Victoria streets), Melbourne; 8663 7228; www.oldmelbournegaol.com.au

With more than 300 species of animals you won’t believe that you’re only 4km from the city. Stroll through the tropical surrounds of the Asian and African rainforests and be amazed by the rich and varied wildlife, or catch an outdoor concert during the warmer months, featuring local and international acts.

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Built in the 1800s, Old Melbourne Gaol is one of Melbourne's oldest buildings. View the cells where Australia's most notorious prisoners were held, discover the life and death of bushranger Ned Kelly, or, if feeling brave, take a night tour to see the Gaol by candlelight!

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Polly Woodside

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2A Clarendon Street, South Wharf; 9699 9760; www.pollywoodside.com.au

1011 Ventnor Road, Phillip Island, 5951 2800; www.penguins.org.au

Polly Woodside is one of Melbourne’s most iconic attractions: a tall ship first launched in 1885 who sailed 1.5 million km around the globe! Step aboard and view maritime artefacts and an interactive gallery, watch a short film in the theatre and enjoy a costumed guided tour of the ship with First Mates.

Escape the city limits and visit Phillip Island to see the famous Penguin Parade. Get down early to stake-out a spot on the sand or take advantage of the various viewing platforms as Little Penguins appear in the waves at subset before gathering the courage to march up the beach to their burrows. There are a range of viewing options available for

* Numbers are limited, participants accepted on a first in basis. Lessons are for beginners only. Lessons run for 15 minutes. Times for free lessons are listed at www.icehouse.com.au

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Rod laver Arena

visitors, with experienced rangers on hand to provide information about the wild little birds.

rod lAvEr ArENA Tennis World Melbourne Park, Batman Avenue. 1300TeNNIS (836 647); www.tennisworld.net.au

This multi-use venue hosts a wide range of sports and entertainment events, from Grand Slam tennis to international rock concerts. If you're in Melbourne in January make sure you get to the Australian Open! Or experience a 'behind the scenes' tour of Rod Laver Arena and discover areas exclusive to players of the Australian Open. Show courts are also available for court hire – giving you the chance to feel like your favourite tennis star! An unforgettable experience for any tennis fans. There are also guided tours daily, for more information call 1300TENNIS.

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“Behind the scene” tour of Rod Laver Arena and play on a Show Court Tours operate 7 days a week (no bookings required) 11:30 am 1:00 pm 2:30 pm (Monday-Friday) Rod Laver Arena - Batman Avenue, Melbourne 10 minute walk from Fed Square or catch tram No.70

For further information call 1300 TENNIS (1300 836 647)

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rIPPoNlEA houSE & GArdENS 192 Hotham Street, elsternwick; Open May-Aug: Wed, Sat, Sun 10am–4pm; Sep-Apr: Daily 10am-5pm 9523 6095; www.ripponleaestate.com.au

A visit to this 19th century National Heritage listed mansion takes you on a journey back in time and offers a unique glimpse into the lifestyles of the wealthiest Australians of the era.

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SCIENCEWorKS 2 Booker Street, Spotswood; open daily 10am–4.30pm; 9392 4800; www.museumvictoria.com.au

This is a museum which strives to make learning about science a fun and interactive adventure. There are exhibits and activities for the kids, plus shows and performances guaranteed to capture the interest of adults too!

See Experience Think Feel Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne 10am – 5pm (Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day)

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03 9661 8100 www.shrine.org.au

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Shrine of Rememberance

ShrINE of rEMEMbrANCE Birdwood Avenue; open daily 10am–5pm; 9661 8100; www.shrine.org.au

The Shrine of Remembrance is Victoria’s largest and most visited war memorial and is probably Melbourne’s most recognised landmark. It is a memorial to Victorians who served and died in the First World War. The cenotaph, eternal flame, flagpoles and forecourt commemorate the Second World War veterans. The Visitor Centre features two galleries and is home to regular exhibits.

WoNdErlANd fuN PArK Wonderland Fun Park 120 Pearl River Road Harbour Town Docklands; www.wonderlandfunpark.com.au

Wonderland Fun Park is centrally located at Harbour Town Shopping Centre, Docklands. Offering rides and attractions including a petting zoo, take part in a carnival atmosphere all year round.

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ThE hoTEl WINdSor 111 Spring Street, Melbourne; Afternoon Tea served twice daily at 12 noon and 2:30pm. For bookings please call 03 9633 6004; www.thehotelwindsor.com.au

Built in 1883, this stunning 180-room hotel perfectly combines old-world charm with outstanding cuisine. Walking distance to city shopping, restaurants, Federation Square, the MCG and the Southbank arts precinct. The 111 Spring Street Restaurant has a reputation for outstanding food and service, but it is the famous Afternoon Tea that has made The Hotel Windsor a Melbourne institution. Afternoon Tea is served twice daily at 12 noon and 2:30pm. Prices: weekdays $59, weekends and public holidays $79.

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The Hotel Windsor

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WHAT TO See AND DO

Parks and Gardens The green heart of Melbourne is one of the city’s great assets. Parks and gardens can be found around every corner so there’s plenty of opportunity to experience a slice of green goodness.

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Just 3km from the CBD this tranquil lake is rimmed by more than 200ha of parkland and is an important sanctuary for wildlife and vegetation. Walk, jog or cycle the lake or hire a boat.

At the heritage-listed Fitzroy Gardens you can take a stroll along the avenues of majestic elms, step back in time with a visit to Cooks’ Cottage, or visit the Conservatory for the perfect photo opportunity among the floral exhibits. Other highlights include the picturesque model Tudor Village, the Fairies Tree and relaxing areas in the beautiful gardens.

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The city’s newest parkland is a blend of wide-open spaces and sculptured terraces with wonderful city views. The 39 Federation Bells chime regularly across the city hum.

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Docklands Park is an extensive inner city parkland, running along the eastern border of Victoria Harbour. The magnificently landscaped urban park offers free BBQs and an amazing interactive playground.

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This is a patchwork of parks, gardens and reserves comprising of The Domain, the Shrine Reserve (including the Shine of Remembrance), Alexandra Park, Queen Victoria Gardens and The Sidney Myer Music Bowl. Features include a floral clock and monuments to famous Australians.

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royAl boTANIC GArdENS Gardens open daily 7.30am–dusk, 9252 2300; Observatory Café open daily 7am–5pm, 9650 5600; www.rbg.vic.gov.au

One of the world’s finest botanic gardens, with more than 12,000 species. Take an Aboriginal Heritage Walk, or enjoy breakfast or lunch at the Observatory Café. And there are plenty of large spaces for gatherings in front of the many lakes dotted throughout the gardens.

TrEASury GArdENS Spring Street; open daily

A memorial to US President John F. Kennedy forms the centrepiece of this park with its majestic oaks and elms.

For more parks and gardens, see the Melbourne Suburbs map in the fold-out section of this book.

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polly woodside Step aboard and enjoy the interactive gallery, view some historical maritime artefacts and displays, watch a fascinating short film in the theatre and take a guided tour above and below the decks. POllY WOODSIDe 2A ClAReNDON STReeT, SOuTH WHARF PHONe: 03 9699 9760 WWW.POllYWOODSIDe.COM.Au *Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or at special events. VAlID uNTIl 31 AuGuST 2012

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aCMi store Stocking an eclectic range of books, DVDs, toys, objects and artefacts, the ACMI Store is an oasis for film lovers and fans of digital culture. Present this voucher for 10% off any item in store, excluding sale items*. Open 7 days, 10am-6pm, until 7pm Wednesdays. AuSTRAlIAN CeNTRe FOR THe MOVING IMAGe FeDeRATION SQuARe, MelBOuRNe (03) 8663 2227 WWW.ACMI.NeT.Au/ACMI_STORe *Not valid with any other offer. VAlID uNTIl 31 AuGuST 2012

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WHAT TO See AND DO MElbourNE’S INNEr SuburbS

Melbourne’s inner suburbs Discover Melbourne’s incredible diversity and unique character in its lively inner suburbs. CArlToN & PArKvIllE

IMAx MElbourNE MuSEuM Melbourne Museum Precinct, Rathdowne Street – Carlton Gardens, Carlton South; open daily; 9663 5454; www.imaxmelbourne.com.au

IMAX offers the ultimate movie experience. Enjoy crystal clear images and amazing cinema sound when watching films, including 3D movies.

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A short tram ride from the city centre, Bridge Road is home to fashion outlets specialising in designer seconds for men and women and cafés. Discover the Greek restaurants of Swan Street and Vietnamese culture on Victoria Street.

MElbourNE MuSEuM Carlton Gardens, Carlton; open daily 10am–5pm; 13 11 02; www.melbourne.museum.vic.gov.au

Located just opposite the Royal Exhibition Building, this modern museum has state-of-the-art interactive exhibits and major galleries featuring Aboriginal history and a living Forest Gallery. Visit the Mind and Body Gallery and don’t miss the colourful Rubix Cubelike Children’s Museum with its hands-on exhibits. New exhibitions are unveiled frequently. Children’s admission is free.

uNIvErSITy of MElbourNE Grattan Street, Parkville; open daily 9am–6pm; 8341 7777

Explore the grounds of Australia's second oldest university, including the historic law buildings and see Walter Burley Griffin’s distinctive Newman College. The university owns and encourages the use of its 31 cultural collections in academic disciplines such as languages, botany, zoology and fine arts.

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Brunswick Street is known for its cafés, bars and cool boutiques. Grab a latte at the legendary Marios and indulge in one of Babka’s delicious pastries or breads. Cutting-edge fashion, stylish homewares and fantastic bookshops make for a fascinating mix. Make time to check out the Rose Street Artists Market, on every weekend. Not far away is Gertrude Street, home to a clutch of galleries, art suppliers, retro fashion and the Gertrude Street Enoteca for wine buffs.

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Bridge road Bridge Road, Richmond www.bridgerd.com.au

Bridge Road is renowned for shopping and its many cafés, restaurants and bars where you can rest your feet or catch up with friends. Sitting outside, you can catch a glimpse of the landmark MCG and the city’s impressive skyline. Classified as a Heritage area, you only have to walk along Bridge Road to be transported back in time.

SouTh yArrA & PrAhrAN

Fashionistas should make a beeline for Chapel Street (extending from South Yarra through Prahran to Windsor). It is known for its designer labels, top-notch cafés and chic crowd. With the Jam Factory shopping and cinema complex and plenty of restaurants, bars and nightclubs this area is buzzing at all hours. Detour to Greville Street for übercool designers and a great café scene. The Windsor end of Chapel Street is decidedly retro.

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Melbourne’s most exclusive shopping precinct is a world of deluxe fashion boutiques, day spas, gourmet food outlets, smart cafés and restaurants. Toorak Road between Williams and Orrong roads.

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This is one of the city’s trendiest precincts and it is sought out for its cultural diversity, kosher delis, hole-in-the-wall cafés (and great coffee), wine bars and local village feel.

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fITZroy STrEET & AClANd STrEET (Jewish Museum, 26 Alma Road, St Kilda; open Tue– Thurs 10am–4pm, Sun 11am–5pm; 9534 0083)

St Kilda’s Fitzroy Street has a unique style that has been captured in a number of songs, films and novels. With a stretch of bars, inviting bookshops and restaurants open til late it’s a perfect place to visit at any time of the day. Nearby Acland Street is renowned for its European cake shops and delis and quirky mosaic street furniture. Visit the Jewish Museum of Australia which highlights Australia’s rich Jewish heritage, arts and culture.

luNA PArK lower esplanade; open Fri 7pm–11pm, Sat 11am–11pm, Sun 11am–6pm; 9525 5033; www.lunapark.com.au

Luna Park is a St Kilda icon, and one of the world’s oldest fun parks. Built in 1912, Luna Park makes for a great day out for the young and the young at heart. Enjoy super thrill rides like the Pharaoh’s Curse, Metropolis and the Enterprise and exhilarating rides like the Spider, Twin Dragon, G force and Shock Drop.

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on the esplanade Every Sunday people flock to the famous Esplanade Market St Kilda. Established in 1970 as an outlet for local artists, the market now boasts 150 of Victoria’s fine artists and crafts people. There is a unique range of quality handmade artworks, including ceramics, bags, jewellery, paintings, clothing, skincare and more. When you’ve had your fill, it’s just a quick stroll to the restaurants on Fitzroy and Acland streets. The markets are open every Sunday 10am-5pm. For inner suburb locations see fold-out suburban map.

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Shopping Melbourne style Melburnians love to shop — and when you discover the range of retail options on offer you’ll understand why. DFO

CITy ShoPPING AuSTrAlIA oN CollINS 260 Collins Street; 9650 4355

More than 60 specialty stores over five spacious levels.

dfo SouTh WhArf South Wharf, Convention Centre Place, South Wharf; 9099 1111; www.dfo.com.au

Home to high-end European and local brands including Armani Outlet, Guess, Calvin Klein, Witchery, Country Road and Mimco, all at drastically reduced prices, you'll be hard-pressed to walk away without a new addition to your wardrobe.

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Block arcade 282 Collins Street; 9654 5244

The grand dame of Australia’s shopping arcades, National Trust registered, lavishly decorated and home to many fine boutiques and terrific cafés.

hArbour ToWN Docklands Drive, Docklands; 9328 8600; www.harbourtownmelbourne.com.au

One of Melbourne's best destinations for bargain shopping, Harbour Town is a colourful and convenient location for savvy shoppers. Explore designer outlets and indulge in one of the many inviting cafes and restaurants.

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MelBourne airport Open 7 days with extended trading hours daily. www.melbourneairport.com.au

Five ways to make your holiday last longer: 1) From acclaimed chef, Shannon Bennett, comes Cafe Vue. Stop by for coffee or a meal. 2) Hit the exclusive Apple stand for iPads, MacBooks, iPhones and other treats all at tax free prices. 3) Visit the JR/Watch Co. store and make sure you stay on time with a Swiss exclusive timepiece or two. 4) Find local products at Purely Merino, Purely Australian and Australian Made. 5) The T2 fashion precinct will send you home looking a million dollars.

MElbourNE CENTrAl Cnr Swanston & la Trobe streets; 9922 1100; www.melbournecentral.com.au

More than 160 specialty stores draw fashionistas, foodies and those meeting friends — it’s always busy and the glass dome has to be seen to be believed.

MElbourNE’S GPo Cnr Bourke and elizabeth streets; 9663 0066 www.melbournesgpo.com

Fashion, food and lifestyle hub in the city’s heirloom, neo-Renaissance former General Post Office. Architectural brilliance and fashion innovation combine in this shopping Mecca where the surrounds are as beautiful as the treasures within.

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Qv PrECINCT Reminiscent of a European-style piazza, the QV precinct offers a dynamic mix of high fashion, street wear, art and craft, homewares, cafés, restaurants and bars plus entertainment.

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Richmond; www.bridgerd.com.au

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Classified as a Heritage area and just on the edge of the city, Bridge Road is renowned for its shopping and great atmosphere. You can break up a day of shopping with a stop at the many cafes, bars and restaurants. If you pass by on a Saturday, be sure to check out the Gleadell Street Market off Bridge Road, adjacent to the Town Hall, where you can find a range of local produce.

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Cnr Swanston and lonsdale streets; 9658 0100 www.qv.com.au

174 Collins Street, Melbourne; Open Mon–Sat 10am–5pm; 9650 6277

Melbourne’s first specialist pearl boutique with a selection of South Sea, Japanese Akoya and Chinese freshwater pearls in both modern and classic designs.

ruThErford fINE jEWEllEry 182 Collins Street; open Mon–Sat 10am–5pm; 9650 7878

Beautifully detailed antique jewellery from Art Deco brooches to superb Georgian rings, plus an extensive range of fine silver from the 18th century to elegant contemporary designs.

ShoPPING furThEr AfIEld bruNSWICK STrEET Fitzroy; www.brunswickstreet.com.au

Whether you’re in the market for vintage or unique designer wares, some unique stationery or a good book, Brunswick St. has it, and more. With some of the best bars all on one street, you won’t go thirsty, with any also offering delicious food to accompany. Ensure you venture down some of Fitzroy’s side streets for more hidden galleries, cafés and a pub or two. Rutherford Fine Jewellery

182 & 174 Collins Street, Melbourne • 797 Burke Road, Camberwell Telephone (03) 9650 6277 • www.rutherford.com.au

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Chapel Street, running from Toorak Road to Dandenong Road; www.chapelstreet.com.au

Chapel Street boasts cutting edge fashion and designer gift wear stores, lounge bars, clubs, lively cafés and great restaurants. Greville Street is uber cool and alternative, the Windsor quarter is thrift and antique savvy, and the Prahran Market is a haven of fresh, gourmet food.

GErTrudE ST Gertrude St, Fitzroy; www.gertrudestreet.com.au

Formerly one of the most notorious streets in Melbourne, this comfortable pocket of Fitzroy now offers trendy cafés, independent designer stores, wellcurated selections of vintage clothing, one of the best boutique art stores in Melbourne, and contemporary art spaces.

hIGh STrEET ArMAdAlE Armadale; www.highstreetarmadale.com.au

A favourite amongst lovers of antiques and fine arts. You’ll find many established antique dealers and more than 20 art galleries here as well as fabulous fashion retailers and cafés and restaurants.

hIGh STrEET NorThCoTE High street, Northcote; highstreetnorthcote.com.au

As one of Melbourne’s oldest shopping streets, historic value isn’t the only thing on offer. Independent designers and specialty stores can be found between quaint cafés and bars and restaurants oozing with understated cool.

lyGoN STrEET Carlton; www.visitvictoria.com

Popularly known as the Italian restaurant capital of Melbourne, Lygon Street boasts authentic cuisine and some fantastic boutique and brand shopping.

SMITh STrEET Smith st, Fitzroy/Collingwood; www.smithstreet.org.au

Often considered the slightly grungier cousin of Brunswick st, Smith st is a melting pot of fascinating cultural and social histories, adding to its very individual vibe. Explore quirky boutiques, excellent cafés and the many hidden treasures of the Fitzroy and Collingwood border.

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harBour town Harbour Town, Docklands, Melbourne; www.harbourtownmelbourne.com.au

Harbour Town Shopping Centre is Melbourne’s finest outlet and specialty shopping experience, conveniently in the Docklands. Home to a range of luxury brands which include Levi’s, Sunglass Hut, Esprit, Industrie and many more, make sure you also take time to visit the Tourism Lounge to pick up your free Tourism Club Card offering even further discounts and complimentary services and refreshments.

ST KIldA St Kilda; www.visitvictoria.com

Acland Street has long been known as a cool shopping strip. It is equally renowned for its cake stores, arguably the best in Melbourne. Wander to Carlisle Street for great fashion boutiques and have a pit-stop on Fitzroy Street. Visit the Esplanade market on Sundays and the great bookstores of the areas including Chronicles, Cosmos, Metropolis and Readings.

ToorAK roAd South Yarra and Toorak; www.toorakroadsouthyarra.com

One of Melbourne’s most sophisticated shopping areas. South Yarra and Toorak are peppered with outstanding specialty stores, the best local and imported designers, beautiful jewellery shops, brilliant restaurants and bars.

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Where to eat When it comes to food and wine, Melbourne takes the cake, offering a veritable feast of restaurants, cafés, bistros, bars and pubs. There are endless opportunities to dine in style — any style!

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delicious dining In the city you can indulge in fiVestar dining with glittering views, find a wine bar tucked down a tiny laneway (Punch Lane is fantastic), enjoy the polished euro-CharM of an elegant café or top-class, authentic Chinese cuisine. At Southgate order a wine as you survey the cityscape and take in the ambience. The doCklands is definitely worth a visit with its stunning waterfront views. Sample truly outstanding cuisine at a variety of restaurants and bars. Fitzroy’s Brunswick Street is laid back (breakfast serVed all day) and nearby Gertrude Street is a trendsetter (sample Lladro’s gourmet pizza). Victoria Street, Richmond, is for absolutely authentic, bargainpriCed VietnaMese. Chapel Street has multicultural cred with a myriad of cuisines, but don’t miss the Oriental Tea House or the Middle eastern delights of Souk. St Kilda’s Fitzroy Street is all Cool bars, Cool Crowd, smooth restaurants and the ever-trendy George Hotel, while nearby Acland Street is Cake heaVen. The Esplanade is peppered with restaurants and cafés, all around the Bay. So, prepare to dine–from the gourmet to the everyday, Melbourne caters to all tastes and budgets.

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Feast at Melbourne’s best… 01 VUE dE mondE

NormaNby chambers, 430 lt colliNs street, melbourNe 9691 3888

02 thE stokEhoUsE

30 jacka boulevard, st kilda 9525 5445

03 cUmUlUs Inc

45 fliNders laNe, melbourNe 9650 1445

04 mamasIta

1/11 colliNs street, melbourNe 9650 3821

05 bar loUrInha 37 little colliNs street, melbourNe 9663 7890

06 moVIda

164 fliNders street, melbourNe 9663 3038

07 chIn chIn

125 fliNders laNe, melbourNe 8663 2000

08 hUtong

14-16 market laNe, melbourNe 9650 8128

09 cafE dI stasIo

31a fitzroy street, st kilda 9525 3999

10 blUE traIn cafE

mr5 mid level, southgate laNdiNg, southbaNk 96960111

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This casual tapas bar does a modern take on the Spanish experience of eating and drinking. Order a selection of the smallish tapas-sized dishes according to your appetite.

37 little collins street, melbourne; 9663 7890

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9-12, 439 docklands drive, Waterfront city; 9670 8008

dracula’s cabaret, 100 victoria street, carlton 1800 draculas www.draculas.com.au

Due to popular demand, BlueFire has moved to a bigger location. The menu has undergone a transformation as well, featuring brand new dishes such as the BlueFire salad bar, along with good old favourites. $$

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Dracula’s new show Sin and Tonic is a lush vampire cabaret, with Berlin burlesque, mischievous comedy skits, carnival style novelty acts and a punchy song list. It is Dracula’s most daring production yet, with a strong vampire theme and hand picked cast, all brought together to celebrate their 30th year.

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mr5 mid level, southgate landing, southbank; 9696 0111

The perfect place to start–or finish–your city visit. Blue Train boasts an extensive modern Australian menu that is vegetarian-friendly. $

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A simple space, with the occasional funky feature, is matched by modern Italian food and friendly service.

The rustic atmosphere belies the delicacy of flavours and excellent wine list this Italian restaurant is known for.

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125 flinders lane, melbourne; 8663 2000

Stunning Melbourne’s dining scene with lots of bang and sparkle, the long queue indicates how good the fusion Thai food is here. $$

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CooKIE

first floor/252 swanston street, melbourne; 9663 7660

A disguised entrance, a bar serving boutique beer and a excellent Thai restaurant – this venue has the goods to back up the first impression, and the prices are good value. $$

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CuMuluS INC

45 flinders lane, melbourne; 9650 1445

Modern Australian cuisine by Melbourne’s darling, Andrew McConnell, the all-day dining and no-booking policy makes this a great spot for a spur of the moment meal. $$$

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Dine on traditional Italian and fine international cuisine with friendly service. $$

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360 little collins street, melbourne; 9670 7214

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66 NewQuay Promenade, docklands; 9640 0808

Featuring prime quality Certified Australian Beef, along with exciting flame grilled specialities including Pork, Chicken and even Crocodile. Watch the Chef’s in action on the grill from your seat on the wall mounted plasma screens. $$

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310 flinders lane, melbourne; 9620 1881

Traditional Japanese cuisine in a New Yorkstyle setting; the flavours are pure, the menu pleasing, but it is the specials (handwritten on butchers paper on the walls) that really shine. $$$

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14-16 market lane, melbourne; 9650 8128

While many restaurants may claim to hold the crown, its no secret that Hutong is home to Melbourne’s best dumplings. You’ll have to book (or go early) but it is definitely worth it. $

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166 lygon street, carlton; 9663 2246

Family owned and operated, Dalmatino offers a rich array of sublime home-style Croatian fare prepared with the very freshest seasonal produce.

This family friendly restaurant offers great service, great food and most importantly fantastic value for money! For over 30 years Il Gambero has prided itself on great pizzas and the restaurant now has a fantastic new stone oven from Italy, the first of its kind in Australia!

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280 bay street, Port melbourne; 9645 6584

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jAMES SQuIrE hoTEl

16–17, 439 docklands drive, Waterfront city; 9609 0644

The James Squire Hotel offers premium casual dining in a relaxed atmosphere and specialises in Modern Australian cuisine. Showcasing hand-crafted beers, each with its own distinctive flavour, aroma and colour. $$

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253 flinders lane melbourne, 9650 4399

Hidden under the CAE Library, this is a Melbourne institution offering coffee and sandwiches (and something more substantial) for students and inner-city types all day and into the evening. $$

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level 1 20–22, 427 docklands drive, Waterfront city; 9329 9173

Exquisite food in superb surroundings. Enjoy the unique menu for its creative edge and harbour views. The menu and decor are fresh, modern and imaginative, containing some luxurious modern Japanese creations. $$

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55b NewQuay Promenade, docklands; 9642 1500

Breathtaking panoramic views of Victoria Harbour and the CBD. Feast on succulent seafood with Asian flavours. Indulge in a deluxe seafood platter. $$$

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MAMASITA

1/11 collins street, melbourne; 9650 3821

Mexican like you’ve never had it before! But with a no-booking policy and the queue for a table still trailing down the street two years after opening, get in early to grab a seat. $$

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MElbourNE AIrPorT café vue is located in t2 after customs Café Vue reflects the offerings of the existing suite of Café Vue (in the CBD, at 401 St Kilda Rd and at Heide Museum of Modern Art), offering a full range of lunch boxes for your trip, high quality breads, cakes, chocolates and pastries, exceptional coffee and other beverages as well as a more formal dining options. bar Pulpo by movida – in t2 after customs Missed out on the Movida experience while visiting Melbourne? Why not indulge your tastebuds before stepping onto your flight home in Melbourne International Departures after customs. little ludlow Little Ludlow offers a taste of a uniquely Melbourne bar, combining contemporary design with a warm, inviting and humble ambience. Open 7am - 1am everyday.

Bar Pulpo by Movida

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The Lower Deck offers fresh seasonal produce and a Victorian influenced wine list, while the Upper Deck’s floor to ceiling windows overlook Melbourne’s city skyline.

shop 13g–14g, 439 docklands drive, Waterfront city; 9670 6611

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SoCIETy

23–29 bourke street, melbourne; 9639 2544

Society really comes into its own after the sun goes down. There are $10 cocktails and DJ sets on Wednesday and Saturday nights, live music and drink specials on Thursdays and $5 drink specials on Fridays to celebrate the end of the week. $$$

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This Spanish restaurant has proved so popular, the owners had to open a series of spin-offs to keep up with demand. But for authenticity, head to the original for tantalising tapas. $$$

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orient express at crown, level 1, 8 Whiteman street, southbank; 9645 9959

Along with the traditional sushi, this doubledecker train will serve Yum Cha, Teppanyaki and Thai noodles. $

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Be transported to the seductive style of Morocco and Middle East as you enjoy a feast for the senses. Share mezze dishes while you take in the water views.

Whether you’re looking for breakfast, lunch or even a few tasty bites with a late night drink, this St Kilda stalwart does tapas with style.

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Pier 35 marina, 263 lorimer street, Port melbourne; 9646 0606; 66 NewQuay Promendade, docklands; 9640 0808

Prime Australian beef, flame-grilled right before your eyes. Select from two stunning venues. $$

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30 jacka boulevard, st kilda; 9525 5445

The formal upstairs dining and the casual bistro offer views across the bay and excellent food. $$

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3 city square, melbourne; 9662 9555

ThE hoTEl WINdSor

111 spring street, melbourne; 9633 6000

Enjoy an outstanding dining experience at The Hotel Windsor’s signature restaurant 111 Spring Street. Guided by acclaimed executive chef Jérôme Trémoulet, the menu changes seasonally and uses only the highest quality ingredients personally sourced by Jérôme. The menu features modern Australian cuisine with classical French influences. $$$

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WHAT TO See AND DO

Markets You can find everything you need — and even things you didn’t know you needed — at Melbourne’s marvellous markets. From tantalising fresh food to fine art and craft, books to bric-a-brac, sample brand-name stock and pre-loved threads. CITy doCKlANdS SuNdAy MArKET

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The esplanade Market

Waterfront City New Quay Promenade www.docklandsundaymarket.com.au

Enjoy city and water views, find treasures, arts and crafts, the old and the new. From jewellery to art, lollypops to model cars, have a meal and make it a family day out in Melbourne's newest tourist hubs. Sun 10am–5pm.

QuEEN vICTorIA MArKET Cnr elizabeth and Victoria Streets; 9320 5822

Boasts fresh produce and general goods, renowned for its vibrant atmosphere. Tue & Thur 6am–2pm, Fri 6am–6pm, Sat 6am–3pm, Sun 9am–4pm.

ThE ArTS CENTrE SuNdAy MArKET Southgate; 9281 8000

Enjoy the sights, delight in the sounds, and savour the flavours of Melbourne’s finest art and craft market. You’ll find exquisite silks, ceramics and wood sculptures, gems and pearls, as well as artwork, gourmet food, scarves and hats, and much more. Sun 10am–5pm.

the esplanade Market upper esplanade, St Kilda; www.esplanademarket.com.au

People flock to the Esplanade Market in St Kilda for the unique handmade artworks. Choose from ceramics, bags, jewellery, paintings, clothing, skincare, great gift ideas and so much more. Sun 10am–5pm.

Take your taste buds far away. While you’re in Melbourne, visit Dandenong Market, a multicultural hub of exotic food and wares. OPEN: Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. 9701 3850 dandenongmarket.com.au

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dANdENoNG MArKET Cnr Clow and Cleeland St, Dandenong ; 8740 2962 www.dandenongmarket.com.au

After a recent refurbishment, Australia’s oldest operating market now has even more to offer savvy epicureans, including a new Meat, Fish and Deli Hall, a refurbished Produce Hall and a bustling General Merchandise Hall, as they peruse the region’s best, locally grown produce. Tue & Fri, 8am–4pm, Sat 8am–3pm.

CollINGWood fArMErS MArKET St Helliers Street, Abbotsford; 5664 0096

Fresh and organic seasonal produce. Second Sat of the month, 8am–1pm.

SouTh MElbourNE MArKET Cnr Cecil & Coventry streets, South Melbourne; 9209 6295

A large undercover produce and general merchandise market that has been trading for more than 135 years. Don't leave without one of the famous dim sims. Wed, Sat & Sun 8am–4pm, Fri 8am–6pm.

PrAhrAN MArKET 163–185 Commercial Road, Prahran; 8290 8220

Dandenong Market

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Fresh fruit and vegetables, deli and gourmet goods, organic produce, meat, fish, flowers. Tue & Sat dawn–5pm, Thur & Fri dawn–6pm, Sun 10am–3pm.

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Rose Street Artist's Market

roSE STrEET ArTISTS’ MArKET 60 Rose Street, Fitzroy; 9419 5529; www.rosestmarket.com.au

Emerging artists offering fashion, product design, jewellery, painting and sculpture. Collect and source unique works while chatting with the artists and designers in person. Sat & Sun 11am–5pm.

bEyoNd MElbourNE rEdhIll CoMMuNITy MArKET Arthur’s Seat Road, Red Hill

Over 300 stalls of gourmet produce, fresh fruit and vegetables, quality Australian-made art and craft. Sat 3 Dec, 7 Jan, 4 Feb.

the St Kilda Esplanade Market

Quality hand made products that will warm your heart this winter. Every Sunday10am-5pm, Upper Esplanade, St Kilda Victoria. www.esplanademarket.com.au

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Health & Beauty Take time out to rest and rejuvenate at some of Australia’s most luxurious day spas, health retreats and mineral bathhouses.

sakura lounge 8-10 WARBuRTON lANe, MelBOuRNe; 9642 3663

A Japanese massage, beauty and holistic healing centre, located in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD in the iconic Hardware Lane precinct. Specialising in Japanese therapies such as Shiatsu and Seitai massage, as well as Japanese inspired facial and body treatments, indulge in one of Sakura’s great value packages which combine foot, massage and beauty treatments.

NATSKIN dAy SPA 264 Coventry St, South Melbourne; 9699 3090

Indulge yourself with a luxurious skin and body care treatment for a quick fix, or spend a few hours in the spa retreat for a rejuvenating and relaxing spa package or signature water therapy.

PArK Club hEAlTh & dAy SPA Park Hyatt, 1 Parliament Square; 13 12 34

ENdoTA SPA 93 Johnston Street, Fitzroy; 9486 0156

This stunning spa features a lush lounge/relaxation area and four sublime treatment rooms. Enjoy a range of relaxing and luscious treatments. Packages include the be-all-end-all (a four-hour blissful treatment) and girls day out which provides the perfect excuse to get the girls together for facials, massages and champagne!

dAylESford dAy SPA 25 Albert Street Daylesford; 5348 2331

Indulge your senses and your aching body with a relaxing spa treatment at one of the best spas 'spa country' has to offer.

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Park Hyatt guests enjoy complimentary access to Park Club’s 25 metre heated lap pool, spa, steam room, sauna and fitness studio. Alternatively, pamper yourself with one of the deluxe treatments from the extensive la prairie and Aveda range.

ST KIldA SEA bAThS 10-18 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda; 9593 8228; www.stkildaseabaths.com.au

St Kilda Sea Baths overlooks the idyllic and picturesque Port Phillip Bay. It features a 25 metre heated sea water pool, a therapeutic hydrotherapy spa, eucalyptus infused steam room and an award winning luxury day spa. You can enhance your spa experience in the Day Dreaming room with its ocean front balcony where you can relax after your treatment or enjoy a wonderful selection of spa cuisine.

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MANSIoN hoTEl & SPA Indulge in a luxurious body or beauty treatment at LeSpa, with its team of highly trained therapists, extensive Lancôme, Decleor and Li’Tya products, and eight treatment rooms including the exclusive Lancôme Beauty Studio and VIP suite with private hammam. Products, aromas and massage techniques can be customised to create personalised treatments and self-care rituals to enhance wellbeing.

hEAlTh & bEAuTy

41 Sakura lounge

K Road, Werribee; 9731 4000

ZIPT dAy SPA 234 Collins Street, Melbourne; 1300 ZIPT uP or 9639 1972; www.zipt.com

Zipt Day Spa offers treatments for both men and women. These rejuvenating treatments cover face, body, hands and feet, and back. Zipt beauticians can cater to your every need, from hair removal to relaxing massages. There is also a private steam room available. The heat from steam can penetrate deeply to help eliminate stresses and strains, sooth tired muscles, boost the immune system and metabolism, aid circulation and relieve congestion.

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AurorA SPA rETrEAT

02 daYlEsford daY sPa

2 Acland Street, St Kilda; 9536 1130 www.aurorasparetreat.com

03 Endota sPa

A luxurious retreat in The Prince Hotel in St Kilda, you will feel you are miles away from the hustle and bustle of the streets below. Specialising in signature treatments using botanical ingredients, the first-class facilities luxurious products will leave you glowing, inside and out.

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The best places to relax and revive… 01 sakUra loUngE

8-10 WarburtoN laNe, melbourNe; 9642 3663 25 albert street daylesford; 5348 2331 93 johNstoN street, fitzroy; 9486 0156

04 Park clUb & daY sPa, Park hYatt

1 ParliameNt sQuare, melbourNe; 13 12 34

05 mansIon hotEl & sPa

k road, Werribee; 9731 4000

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Beyond Melbourne Discover beautiful coastlines, heritage towns and a wealth of things to see and do all within an easy drive from Melbourne.

GrEAT oCEAN roAd

Wine Bus Tours

Geelong & Great Ocean Road Visitor Centre, cnr Princes Highway & St Georges Road, Corio; open daily 9am–5pm; 5275 5797. For information visit www.greatoceanrd.org.au

The journey from Torquay to the South Australian border takes in rainforests, beach towns and national parks and breathtaking views. Don’t miss Torquay, the nation’s surfing capital, the seaside town of Lorne, the fishing village of Apollo Bay or historic Port Fairy. Otway National Park has good walking trails. Detour to Cape Otway Lighthouse for dramatic vistas. At Port Campbell National Park visit the spectacular rock stacks of the Twelve Apostles.

bAllArAT & bENdIGo history, gold trails, art galleries, regional food and wine

Book and pay online: www.extragreen.com.au 260 Swanston Street, Melbourne 1300 006 888

Ballarat Visitor Centre, 43 lydiard St, North Ballarat; 1800 446 633; www.ballarat.com Bendigo Visitor Information, 51–67 Pall Mall; daily; 1800 813 153; www.bendigotourism.com

MorNINGToN PENINSulA

Stunning heritage buildings recall Ballarat’s golden era. Browse the antique shops, visit the state’s oldest regional gallery, or experience the Ballarat Wildlife Park. Bendigo boasts Victorian architecture and tranquil gardens. Go underground at the Central Deborah Goldmine, inspect historic Bendigo Pottery at Epsom, or step back in time at Sovereign Hill goldfield township.

bay and ocean beaches, wineries and fine restaurants, historic homes and hidden treasures Peninsula Visitor Information Centre & Booking Service, 359 Point Nepean Road, Dromana; open daily 9am–5pm; 1800 804 009; www.visitmorningtonpeninsula.org

Mornington Peninsula offers wild ocean beaches and waterfront promenades. Sorrento, Mornington and Portsea are close to beaches, golf courses, galleries, gardens, fruit farms, and wineries.

NATIoNAl PArKS For information Parks Victoria; 13 19 63; www.parkweb.vic.gov.au

Point Nepean National Park is home to a range of flora and animals. Visit the fascinating Point Nepean fortifications which date back to the early 1800s. At Cape Schanck, in the Mornington National Park, there are superb views of the rugged coastline and a lighthouse built in 1859. Or ferry across to French Island, once a prison farm, now a wildlife haven with a koala colony and more than 200 species of birds. Book and pay online: www.extragreen.com.au 260 Swanston Street, Melbourne 1300 006 888

Book and pay online: www.extragreen.com.au 260 Swanston Street, Melbourne 1300 006 888

dAylESford & MACEdoN rANGES crisp country air, spa retreats, vineyards and great food, heritage gardens and bush walks Visitor Centres; Daylesford, daily 9am–5pm; 5348 1339; www.visitvictoria.com Woodend, daily 9am–5pm; 5427 2033

Daylesford and Hepburn Springs are at the heart of Australia’s spa country. Enjoy a spa treatment, try the cafés and fine-dining restaurants, explore the magnificent Convent Gallery, follow the walking trails to Sailors Falls and Tipperary Springs, or go boating. Macedon Ranges, only an hour’s drive north-west of the CBD, is renowned for its vineyards, gardens and restaurants. Book and pay online: www.extragreen.com.au 260 Swanston Street, Melbourne 1300 006 888

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SPA CouNTry For information Hepburn Spa: 5348 8888, www.hepburnspa.com.au or check with the Visitor Centre for a full list of spas.

For mineral waters that have been cherished since the 1800s head to Daylesford and Hepburn Springs where you can indulge in massage, hydrotherapy and more.

yArrA vAllEy & dANdENoNG rANGES sweeping vineyards and designer restaurants, romantic b&bs, oldworld gardens, devonshire teas and Wine bus tours Dandenong Ranges Tourism, upper Ferntree Gully; open daily 9am–5pm Yarra Valley Tourism, Harker Street, Healesville; open daily 9am–4.30pm; 5962 2600

The hills of Yarra Valley are studded with more than 50 vineyards and a host of stylish cellar doors and restaurants. Discover all the fruits of the Yarra Valley with a Winebus Winery tour, offering tastings at four premium wineries as well as cider tastings and a winery restaurant á la carte lunch. The Dandenong Ranges are home to tearooms, gardens, art and craft stores and romantic B&Bs. Book and pay online: www.extragreen.com.au 260 Swanston Street, Melbourne 1300 006 888

hEAlESvIllE SANCTuAry For information Badger Creek Road, Healesville; open daily 9am–5pm; 5957 2800; www.zoo.org.au

The state’s premier wildlife park has more than 200 native species, including koalas, kangaroos, wombats, emus, dingos and Tasmanian devils in as near natural surroundings. There’s a thrilling Birds of Prey presentation daily, platypus exhibit and walk-

through aviary. The sanctuary is 65 kilometres east of the CBD, in the foothills of the Yarra Ranges. Book and pay online: www.extragreen.com.au 260 Swanston Street, Melbourne 1300 006 888

PhIllIP ISlANd & WIlSoNS ProMoNTory beaches, family fun, fishing, wildlife and, of course, the penguin parade Phillip Island Visitor Information, Phillip Island Road, Newhaven; 1300 366 422 Wilson Promontory, Parks Information 13 19 63; www.parkweb.vic.gov.au

Just 90 minutes’ drive from Melbourne, Phillip Island is renowned for its nightly penguin parade, wildlife, surf beaches and motorcycle racing. From the Nobbies, see thousands of fur seals, see koalas at the Koala Conservation Centre, or tour the Grand Prix circuit. Churchill Island, connected by bridge to Phillip Island, is an historic working farm. Wilsons Promontory is the most southern tip of the Australian mainland. Book and pay online: www.extragreen.com.au 260 Swanston Street, Melbourne 1300 006 888

PENGuIN PArAdE For information Phillip Island Nature Park, 1011 Ventnor Road, Phillip Island; 5951 2800; www.penguins.org.au

Each night at sunset see the world’s smallest penguins waddle ashore to their sand dune burrows, with a range of viewing options for visitors. The Penguins Plus viewing platform provides closer viewing of the penguins while rangers provide commentary. Penguin Sky Box allows visitors to have ‘pole position’ for viewing alongside an experienced penguin ranger. Book and pay online: www.extragreen.com.au 260 Swanston Street, Melbourne 1300 006 888

Philip Island Penguin Parade

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What’s on in winter ongoing TASTES of ThE MArKET Tour

cnr clow and cleeland streets, dandenong; www.dandenongmarket.com.au

You’ll love the guided tasting tour of Dandenong Market. Your $30 culinary and cultural experience will include lots of tasty samples, a goodie bag and a spice starter kit. Tours run every third Friday and fourth Saturday of the month. To book call 9771 6666 or online at dandenongmarket.com.au.

KoKodA: AuSTrAlIANS IN NEW GuINEA, 1942

shrine of remembrance visitor centre, st kilda rd, melbourne; www.shrine.org.au from 8 june

Commemorating the 70th anniversary of the series of battles between Australian and Japanese soldiers on the Kokoda track. GAME MASTErS

acmi, federation square, flinders st, melbourne; www.acmi.net.au from 28 june

A CAll To ThE GAMES

Delve into over 125 playable games, from the arcade heroes of the 70s and 80s, to the most influential ‘Game Changers’ of the past 30 years.

This exhibition of Olympic posters, organised by the V&A Museum, London, offers a fantastic record of our world through sport and art.

june

National sporting museum, gate 3. olympic stand, mcg; www.nsm.org.au from 18 june

ThE WoNdErS of ANCIENT MESoPoTAMIA

melbourne museum, 11 Nicholson st, carlton; museumvictoria.com.au/melbournemuseum until 7 october

Discover an era of incredible invention and innovation whose impacts are still felt today, as you explore the collection of over 150 artefacts, on loan from the British Museum. NAPolEoN

Ngv international, 180 st kilda road, melbourne; www.ngv.vic.gov.au from 2 june

This new exhibit explores French life, art and culture from times of revolutionary upheaval in the 1770’s to the end of Napoleon’s transforming leadership as Emperor of France.

ThE MElbourNE Good food & WINE ShoW

melbourne convention exhibition centre, 2 clarendon street, south melbourne; www.goodfoodshow.com.au/cityhub/melbourne 1 – 3 june

You’ll discover flavour and inspiration as you lose yourself in hundreds of tasty food samplings and wine tastings. ThE lIGhT IN WINTEr

federation square, melbourne; www.fedsquare.com/events/the-light-in-winter 1 june – 1 july

Federation Square’s annual celebration of light and enlightenment comes to life again at the start of winter. lovE ANd dEvoTIoN: froM PErSIA ANd bEyoNd

state library of victoria, 328 swanston street, melbourne; www.slv.vic.gov.au until 1 july

ACMI Game Masters

This free exhibition celebrates the beauty of Persian manuscripts and the stories of human and divine love told through their pages from the early 11th century on. MElbourNE INTErNATIoNAl jAZZ fESTIvAl various locations in melbourne; www.melbournejazz.com 1 – 10 june

The likes of Katie Noonan, Vince Jones and Dee Dee Bridgewater will descend on Melbourne’s music venues and bars in this ten day festival. CIrCuS oZ – froM ThE GrouNd uP

under the big top, birrarung marr, melbourne; www.circusoz.com 20 june – 15 july

Performed under the heated Big Top in Birrarung Marr, this is two hours on breathtaking agility, death-defying stunts,

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awe-inspiring acrobatic performances, irreverent comedy and a live band.

august

SNoW WorKS

MElbourNE ArT fAIr 2012

30 june – 15 july

Australia's premier fair and public exposition of contemporary art features more than 70 selected galleries from Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Japan and beyond.

Harbour Town Shopping Centre brings real snow to Docklands for wintery fun. This free event is on every day in the school holidays.

july CIrCuS SPECTACulAr

Wonderland fun Park 110 Pearl river road docklands; www.wonderlandfunpark.com.au 30 june – 15 july

royal exhibition building royal exhibition building 9 Nicholson street carlton; www.melbourneartfair.com 1 – 5 august

MElbourNE INTErNATIoNAl fIlM fESTIvAl

various venues throughout melbourne; www.miff.com.au 2 – 19 august

See acts of intrigue and wonder from Australia’s top circus performers at Circus Spectacular under the Big Top Spiegeltent.

The Melbourne International Film Festival offers the chance to discover some cinematic gems, whether it’s short or feature-length films, from overseas or locally made – there’s something to suit every taste.

WINTEr SKATE fESTIvAl

lA dolCE ITAlIA

Enjoy a true winter experience this July, including the 'Ice Age 4' show, a DJ, on-ice games, dancing and loads of giveaways.

In a celebration of all things Italian, visitors will have the chance to sample to tastes, smells and sights of Italy in the ornate Royal Exhibition Buildings.

medibank icehouse 105 Pearl river road docklands; www.icehouse.com.au 30 june ¬– 15 july

ruN MElbourNE PrESENTEd by ThE AGE federation square, melbourne; www.runmelbourne.com.au 15 july

royal exhibition building, 9 Nicholson street, carlton; www.ladolceitalia.com.au 10 – 12 august

MAlI IN ThE CITy

various locations throughout melbourne; www.zoo.org.au/mali 10 august – 21 september

Pick your favourite charity and put on your running shoes, it’s time for Run Melbourne. Participants can register online, and select a distance to suit them and their team.

Fifty life-size fibreglass models of the Zoo's most famous Asian Elephant calf, Mali, designed and decorated by a variety of artists, will grace the streets of Melbourne. Follow the trail and visit all fifty Malis.

EAT PrAy lAuGh! bArry huMPhrIES fArEWEll Tour

CooNAWArrA WINE-TASTING roAdShoW

her majesty’s theatre, 219 exhibition st, melbourne; www.dameednafarewell.com 19 – 28 july

Dame Edna is finally putting away her iconic purple wig after she takes her final bow in Melbourne this July at Her Majesty’s Theatre. MElbourNE rArE booK WEEK

various venues, melbourne; www.rarebookweek.com 19 – 29 july

In a fitting event for a UNESCO City of Literature, Melbourne presents a series of informative and entertaining lectures, events and exhibitions celebrating the book and the joy of collecting.

melbourne town hall, 100 swanston street melbourne; www.coonawarra.org 16 august, 5 – 8pm

Get up close and personal with Coonawarra winemakers during the Melbourne stop of Coonawarra Wine Tasting Roadshow. MElbourNE WrITErS fESTIvAl

various venues throughout melbourne; www.mwf.com.au 23 august – 2 september

Time to fuel your intellect and inspire your imagination. Features over 300 writers and celebrates everything from novels, screenwiting and journalism, to comedy, cartooning and songwriting.

MElbourNE oPEN houSE

Bookings

Over 100 buildings in Melbourne will open their doors to the public, offering the chance to explore and discover some true historic and architectural gems.

showbiz ticket sales 1300 474 697 ticketMaster ticket sales 13 61 00 ticketek 13 28 49 Centrepoint box office 9654 1914 Comedy theatres 9209 9000 princess theatre 9299 9800

various locations throughout melbourne; www.melbourneopenhouse.org 28 – 29 july

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harbour town shopping centre, Waterfront city Pavilion, docklands; www.harbourtownmelbourne.com.au

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How to get around PublIC TrANSPorT

Melbourne’s public transport system is the perfect way to explore every pocket of this vibrant city. Trains, trams and buses offer extensive services stretching from the heart of the city in all directions. They operate Monday to Saturday between 5am and midnight and Sundays and public holidays between 8am and 11pm.

TrAMS

Melbourne’s trams make the public transport experience in Victoria unique. They carry passengers to central and inner-city locations, as well as many suburban destinations. Free City Circle Trams also travel around the city centre and feature a tourist commentary. City Circle Trams run in both directions every 10 minutes, seven days a week between 10am and 6pm (except Christmas Day and Good Friday), and during Daylight Saving Time between 10am and 9pm every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

TrAINS

Departing from Flinders Street Station, Melbourne’s suburban train system extends to the outer-suburbs in every direction. Most routes include the City Loop (Parliament, Melbourne Central, Flagstaff Gardens, Southern Cross Station and Flinders Street Station).

buSES

The Melbourne City Tourist Shuttle is a free shuttle bus service operating daily every 30 minutes between 9.30am and 4.30pm (excluding Christmas Day). Hop on and off the bus at any of the 13 stops at key city destinations including: the Docklands precinct; Melbourne Museum and Carlton Gardens; Sports Precinct; Queen Victoria Market; Melbourne Aquarium; the Shrine of Remembrance; Immigration Museum; Southbank; Royal Botanical Gardens and Chinatown. The complete trip takes approximately 1.5 hours and includes an informative on-board commentary.

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How to get around skybus runs services from Melbourne Airport to Southern Cross Station, connecting flights with Melbourne’s public transport network every 20 minutes. call Skybus on 9335 2811 or visit www.skybus.com.au

TICKETING

There are currently two automated ticketing systems on all train, tram and bus services in the metropolitan area – electronically encoded tickets called MetCards and reuseable smartcard called Myki that can store either travel days dollar values and are easily topped up when your balance gets low . You can buy a myki online at myki.com.au, by calling 13 6954 (13 myki), or at Flinders Street Station, myki Discovery Centre at Southern Cross Station or the MetShop at Melbourne Town Hall (on the corner of Swanston and Little Collins streets). Metcards can be prepurchased from Customer Service Centres at premium stations, retail agents displaying Metcard signs, the MetShop, Metcard ticket machines at train stations, and a limited selection of Metcards can also be purchased on board buses or from coin-only ticket machines on trams. You must validate your ticket prior to travelling by using validating machines located on train station platforms and onboard trams and buses. For train, tram and bus information contact Metlink on 13 16 38 or visit www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au

rEGIoNAl TrAvEl

Regional Victoria is accessible via an extensive train and coach network operated by V/Line. For further information contact V/line on 13 61 96 or visit www.viclink.com.au

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