Collingwood dining centers on Smith Street.

Collingwood Dining Explosion

These days, one of Melbourne’s oldest neighborhoods is the newsiest when it comes to food. Collingwood was once a forgotten strip of Vietnamese joints, grand 19th-century buildings and empty department stores. Now, well-dressed locals squeeze into brick-walled, marble-bared caverns to get their fill of whatever Japanese tapas, elevated vegetarian and Southern barbecue is on the […]

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December 17, 2014 by
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The playful lobby at the new Larwill Melbourne art hotel in Parkville takes cues from artist David Larwill's studio.

Where to Stay in Melbourne: Art Hotels

Melbourne has long been known as a creative city. Here, art is not just found in museums; it’s splashed on city walls, hung in cafes, and is the impetus for festivals as well as an expanding batch of Melbourne art hotels. The Art Series Hotel Group debuted its flagship property, the Cullen, in the eclectic […]

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December 3, 2014 by
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Melbourne’s Best Coffee

Founded in 2003, St. Ali has been one of Melbourne's best coffee spots for years.

Here’s a sampling of some of Melbourne’s best coffee shops that set the standards for beans and brewing.

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November 19, 2014 by
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Great Ocean Road Highlights

The Twelve Apostles are the most famous Great Ocean Road highlight. Today only eight of the 12 remain.

  Often compared to sections of California’s Pacific Coast Highway, the Great Ocean Road is Australia’s most scenic ramble. It stretches from Torquay in the east to Port Campbell in the west and passes iconic sea stacks, koala-laden forests, hidden waterfalls, infamous shipwreck sites, slow-paced beach towns and some of the country’s best surf spots […]

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November 5, 2014 by
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Melbourne: Knowledge City

Housed in the State Library of Victoria, the Wheeler Centre is one of many institutions that has helped shape Melbourne into such an intellectual city.

Melbourne is a smart city, and it’s proud. It even has an event to prove it. The fifth annual Melbourne Knowledge Week (MKW) takes place Oct. 27 through Nov. 2. The event transforms the city into a massive classroom where locals and visitors learn about innovative projects and thinkers and participate in public conversations about what it […]

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October 22, 2014 by
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Melbourne Spring Carnival

Four main races, running from November 1-8 this year, make up the Melbourne Spring Carnival

The Melbourne Spring Carnival rivals the Super Bowl in popularity. The culmination of Australia’s spring horse racing calendar, the Melbourne Cup is a public holiday in Victoria during which Australians and visitors dress in vintage formal wear and hit the tracks, or the nearest pub, to cheer on their favorite steed. Betting games and fashion […]

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October 8, 2014 by
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Sydney and Melbourne Flash Sale

HURRY! Book by June 26th, 2014 to save 50% on select tours in Sydney and Melbourne. This exclusive offer applies to select departure times and dates through March 31st, 2015. Please note that this offer is available for new transactions only and cannot be applied to any existing booking.

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September 18, 2014 by
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Phillip Island Little Penguins Parade Evening Tour

If you’re looking for a great wildlife experience in Melbourne, there’s a spectacular (and adorable) one unique to the area — and it’s just a bus ride away. Travel by coach from Melbourne to Phillip Island, home of the largest little penguin colony in the world, on this Phillip Island Little Penguins Parade Evening Tour.

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September 5, 2014 by
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The Ghosts of Melbourne

Melboure at Night

Ghost tours aren’t for everyone, but for those who do enjoy them, they offer a unique insight into the history of a given place. The ghosts of Melbourne are plentiful, but there are three famous locations of supernatural activity that shouldn’t be missed when visiting the city.

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September 3, 2014 by
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10 Reasons to See More of Victoria Than Just Melbourne

Puffing Billy Railway, Victoria

Whilst NSW has well-known attractions like Newcastle and Byron Bay, and in Queensland, the Whitsundays and Cairns are destinations just as popular as Brisbane, many visitors to Victoria concentrate just on Melbourne. They’re missing out! There are plenty of reasons to see more of Victoria than just Melbourne.

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August 6, 2014 by
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