Melbourne City is brimming with theatres, cinemas, atmospheric bars and live entertainment venues. Families can stroll through the Royal Botanical Gardens or enjoy the carnival rides at Luna Park....
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See the city over the handlebars
Forget the historic trams that trundle across the capital of the State of Victoria ferrying wide-eyed tourists and irritated commuters. Value your personal space and see the hidden sights of Melbourne the local way, by pedal. Armed with a hired pushbike from one of Melbourne’s busy bike shops,... more »
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Melbourne is the cultural capital of Australia and an easy city to fall in love with. While there's plenty enough in town to keep you busy for a week, here's a few tips on how to balance your urban adventures with exploring up the coast and around Port Philip Bay. Get Your Bearings... more »
Four seasons in one day
Victoria, covering roughly 227,600 square kilometres of the south east coast of Australia, is the second-smallest state, but she is big on personality! The song “Four Seasons in One Day” by Crowded House, released in 1992, was written about Melbourne while Neil Finn was living in the city. The... more »
On a Trail to Dreamland from Melbourne
True places are never down on any map, Herman Melville once said, and if you are planning on exploring the Great Ocean Road in all its glory, a bus tour will not suffice. One of the world’s most scenic roads, this 243-km coastal drive delivers mesmerising views of endless natural wonders,... more »
Find out where to go for that perfect cup of coffee in Melbourne
Melbourne is known for great restaurants and enough cafes to give you a new experience day after day, from city laneways to urban and suburban. It seems new ones sprout up between chic shops or dusty grey concrete warehouses, like irrepressible wild plants. To the coffee purist, cafes must prove... more »
Getting around is easy to do
Metropolitan Melbourne offers comprehensive public transport options with trains, trams and buses. Extending from the CBD out in all directions, Melbourne’s public transport network will help you explore this wonderful city. Melbourne trains are efficient and affordable, with train lines... more »
The Melbourne International Coffee Expo
Melbourne will again host next year’s International Coffee Expo - which will take place at the Melbourne Showground’s in March 2016 - My Destination takes a look back at Australia’s coffee history. Following on from the success of last year’s event, the trade show will unite coffee... more »
Local Tip We want everyone to enjoy the Moonlit Sanctuary experience so please make sure you have adequate weather protection.
Local Tip ** 26th July 2015: Please click on the events tab about exciting changes ** Proud to be the oldest on the strip and celebrating 60 years of fine food and service.
Art Exhibition "Kitchenalia" is an ongoing series of linocut prints exploring memory, love, loss. I am pleased to show my latest works. Join me to celebrate on Thursday 5 May 5-7pm “My mother owned and daily used many of the domestic items you have rendered so lovingly, as did much loved Aunts and Great Aunts. These wonderful women... more »
Sleeping beauties rejoice – an Ettitude pop-up store lands in the heart of Melbourne on Monday, May 2nd. Located in the Glass Cube on the third floor of Melbourne Central, the space will house a bedroom sanctuary that showcases the best of our organic bamboo bedding. Just in time for Mother’s Day, the natural light-filled space will be... more »
By popular demand, our Alice in Wonderland program returns just in time for Mother’s Day and all Wonderland’s most magical characters will be here – including The Mad Hatter, The Queen of Hearts, the White Rabbit and of course, Alice herself! The celebrations will kick off with The Mad Hatters Tea Party at 11am. Watch the Tea Party... more »
A decadent high tea buffet with unlimited sparkling wine and a welcome cocktail on arrival! There will be Gapstead wine tasting available as well. Pick from one of two sessions available: * Saturday 7 May 2016 03:00 PM * Sunday 8 May 2016 03:00 PM EARLY BIRD SPECIAL | $80 per person Valid until 30th April ** For group... more »
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