A city of immigrants, historic food markets and celebrity chefs, Melbourne has long been setting the dining trends of the Southern Hemisphere, and sometimes, the world. From a Chinese restaurant that has spanned the decades to one of the first fine-dining establishments to emphasize foraging, here are some of the most iconic restaurants of Melbourne.
If there’s one thing Australia is famous for it’s wine. Perhaps you’re familiar with popular Aussie varietals like Shiraz, but how much do you know about the others? One of the best places to start to get a handle on viniculture Down Under is the Yarra Valley. Located just 30 miles east of Melbourne, the Yarra Valley has endless miles of wineries, not to mention a popular gourmet trail and delicious vineyard restaurants.
Once winter chills the city of Melbourne to the bone, an arts and cultural event re-energizes downtrodden residents. The Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series brings some of the world’s most acclaimed exhibitions to Australia, providing locals with many reasons to get out of their warm beds this winter.
While it may not have the alpine views or soft powder of Switzerland, Colorado or New Zealand, you’re mistaken if you thought Australia was devoid of snow. True, the center of the country is baking hot desert, but ski and snowboarding resorts abound closer to the coast, and many lie within a short drive from Melbourne. Now that winter is in full force in the Southern Hemisphere, check out these three places for skiing and snowboarding from Melbourne.
The epicenter of Australia’s fashion and maker scene, Melbourne is a great city for shopping. From the famous Melbourne Outlets to standout malls and markets, to independent neighborhood shops. Here are five of the best shopping streets in Melbourne. Chapel Street, Prahran The main shopping artery in Prahran is lined with trendy boutiques from American […]
Markets are as much a part of Australian culture as ocean swimming and rugby. As the country’s food and craft capital, Melbourne offers some of the best, from the mouthwatering to the inspiring. From the South Melbourne Market, which has been a local fixture since 1867, to a beach boardwalk experience at the St Kilda Esplanade Market, here are the five best markets in Melbourne.
I’ve never been in a helicopter, but it’s always been my dream. During a recent trip to Melbourne, I spotted a helicopter tour of the Melbourne city center and St Kilda Beach on Viator’s website…The stars aligned. Husband’s birthday. Melbourne city. Spare time. Free babysitters (in-laws). Helicopter ride. Perfect.
It may be getting too cold to kayak or cycle Melbourne’s Yarra River, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy Yarra River views from the comfort of a waterfront restaurant, or from inside the cabin of a boat. Here are some of the best places for riverfront dining in Melbourne, even in winter.
Australia’s capital of coffee is also the baron of breakfast (or brunch depending on how late you sleep in.) It’s only natural for a culture- and food-crazed city like Melbourne to offer stellar spots to start a big day – or recover from a big night out. Trying them all would take a lifetime, […]
Melbourne is a city chock-full of food, social and cultural experiences, but loads more can be found outside the city limits. From islands and valleys to the world famous Great Ocean Road, here are some tips for great day trips from Melbourne. Great Ocean Road This famous stretch of coastal highway between one and three […]