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Garden State Hotel ©smg
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great ocean walk

Melbourne abuzz with spring events

Melbourne Cup Day 2015

Melbourne’s events calendar never rests. As the weather warms up, the city gets set to welcome a bevy of world class events.

You know you are a Melburnian when…

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32 signs you are a true Melburnian.

Melbourne, still the world’s most liveable city

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Melbourne named the world’s most liveable city for the sixth consecutive year.

New openings this spring

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This spring, flowers aren’t the only thing in full bloom. A number of new places to eat, drink and stay in Melbourne have popped up over winter, with more to follow throughout spring – alongside a flurry of new cultural offerings.

Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race joins UCI WorldTour

Great Ocean Road Race 2016; 13th Beach. Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images

The Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race has secured a place on the coveted UCI WorldTour racing calendar from 2017 – 2019.

Off the beaten track: four wheel driving in Victoria

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The compact state of Victoria with it’s diversity of landscapes and terrains is the only region of Australia where visitors can get seriously off the beaten track. Off road adventures in Victoria are available for everyone from novice drivers to experienced four wheel drivers.

Beach the winter blues

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Some of Victoria’s beaches are best explored in winter, when the waves are thunderous and the shores windswept.

Uncovering Melbourne’s ‘off Broadway’

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Melbourne’s theatrical scene is coming up roses, with a recent report showing the city’s six major historic theatres, dubbed the ‘East End’, contributed more than two-thirds of a billion dollars […]

Postcode 3011: Footscray


Footscray, in Melbourne’s inner west ties together an eclectic mix of cultures to create a must-visit neighbourhood.

Chinese restaurant revival in Melbourne

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Melbourne’s Chinese restaurant scene is experiencing a revival. Some chefs are focusing on province-specific cuisine while others are exploring new flavours.

The Inside Word with…Peter and Renata Singer

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The son of European Jews who moved to Australia to escape the Nazis, Peter Singer studied philosophy in Melbourne before moving to Oxford. He has campaigned against cruelty to animals, […]

CityMapper arrives in Melbourne

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CityMapper has released its transport app in Melbourne – ahead of any other Australian city, making it easy for visitors to navigate the city’s public transport system.

When art imitates…dessert

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Art and design meet sugar and butter, at Melbourne pastrychef Pierre Roelofs’ Dessert Studies events. Each week at these events, Roelofs invites a creative to present him with a piece […]

A Glimpse of a Dame

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Coombe – The Melba Estate, the home of  Australian opera legend Dame Nellie Melba, opened its doors to the public two years ago, and now visitors can glimpse even further […]

Staying warm and dry – Melbourne style

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When the heavens open in Melbourne, it is the perfect excuse to head indoors and enjoy one of these ultimate rainy day activities.

Inside Word with Dimitria Papafotiou of DIIDA

Dimitria Papafotiou of DIIDA

Designer Dimitria Papafotiou brings Grecian elegance to Melbourne’s doorstep with the launch of DIIDA’s first retail store.