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The ultimate guide to winter in Melbourne
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The ultimate guide to winter in Melbourne

Food festivals, ice skating rinks, night markets and mulled wine

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Melbourne street artist Rone has transformed an abandoned house

Discover a derelict home, frozen in time and filled with murals

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The Gertrude Street Projection Festival is back

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A countdown of our 10 favourite decorated bollards in Melbourne

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The best new openings in Melbourne

Stay ahead of the crowds with our guide to Melbourne's new and notable restaurants, cafés and bars

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The best restaurants in Melbourne

Behold, our eat-and-destroy list – a guide to absolutely everywhere you should be eating in Melbourne

The best patisseries in Melbourne
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The best patisseries in Melbourne

Got a sweet tooth? Melbourne's patisseries are making amazing treats for you

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The best cheap eats in Melbourne

Eat out without breaking the bank with our guide to 20 fantastic meals under $20 in Melbourne

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The best Mexican restaurants in Melbourne

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50 things to do in Melbourne before you die

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The 50 best bars in Melbourne

From world-beating cocktail lounges to down-and-divey saloons, here's everywhere worth drinking in Melbourne

Cheap things to do in Melbourne
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Cheap things to do in Melbourne

If you know where to look, you can get by in Melbourne for a lot less than you'd think

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The best markets in Melbourne

Start your engines, shoppers: from organic produce to arts and crafts, there's a Melbourne market near you

The best rooftop bars in Melbourne
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The best rooftop bars in Melbourne

For beers in the sun or cocktails by moonlight, check out these high-altitude drinking spots

20 mind-blowing facts about Melbourne

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Where to find street art in Melbourne

The street art laneways and hotspots that any self-respecting 'grammer should be snapping

The best restaurants on Lygon Street
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The best restaurants on Lygon Street

Where to eat along Melbourne's quintessential restaurant strip in Carlton

Shopper's guide to Chapel Street
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Shopper's guide to Chapel Street

Vintage treasures, local designers, international brands: you'll find it all on Melbourne's famed shopping strip

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26 ways to be a dickhead in Melbourne

Melbourne, we love you, but sometimes you can be a bit of a dickhead

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The best escape rooms in Melbourne

The door is locked. The room is dark. The clock is ticking. Can you get out in time?

24 things to do alone in Melbourne
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24 things to do alone in Melbourne

Spending time in the city by yourself? Check out Melbourne's best adventures for one

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Little Creatures Live

You might already enjoy their beer – including Pale Ale, Rogers' and Dog Days – but did you know there's a way to take your Little Creatures love a little deeper? This year the brewery is taking their show on the road with a series of parties that feature live performance art, food and beer at various on-premise locations and festivals across Australia. They're calling it Little Creatures Live – inspired by the original moniker of their very first Pale Ale, brewed their own way with fresh hops flowers and live yeast.  Little Creatures Live will be back in Melbourne very soon. Curious as to what to expect? Check out our recaps below. Or if you can't wait, why not pay a visit to Little Creatures' Geelong or Fremantle breweries? 

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The Perth Hitlist: What to do and where to go on a three or five day stay

It’s the only capital city in Australia where you can watch the sun set over the ocean, but that’s not the only reason Perth is now one of the coolest places to visit. Once known only for its pristine beaches, Perth’s love of food and culture is capturing the attention of tastemakers. Blame it on Instagram or the perfect weather – no one can explain how WA’s capital city made its way onto the international radar – but the latest frenzy of new hotel openings, a statewide culinary scene that is booming and a string of new urban projects may provide some clues. Stay a little longer and you can explore ancient caves and award winning wineries just three hours ‘down south’ around Margaret River. // var axel = Math.random() + ""; var a = axel * 10000000000000; document.write(''); //

Things to do in Melbourne in July
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Things to do in Melbourne in July

Wondering what to do in Melbourne in July? We can help. Check out our guide to all the fun things to do in Melbourne, from free events to exhibitions, theatre shows, live music and more. For rainy days, consult our guide to Melbourne's best indoor activities instead.

13 things we love about winter in Melbourne
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13 things we love about winter in Melbourne

When winter's chill sets in, it can be tempting to hibernate. Our advice: don't. As a city that takes pride in its top-notch food and drink culture, arts, festivals and fashion, Melbourne comes into its own in winter – and we're here to help you make the most of it. Never have a boring winter's day again with these 14 rainy day activities in Melbourne; and stay toasty with our list of 21 ways to beat the cold. If all else fails, grab a seat next to the fireplace at one of these cosy pubs.

Jade Kingdom
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Jade Kingdom

If you want to eat old-style Chinese-Malaysian street food but can’t afford a flight to KL, take a trip to Heidelberg Heights instead. Local eatery Jade Kingdom is churning out the good stuff by the hot, sizzling wokful. Along a small strip of shops on a residential street, Jade Kingdom makes itself known by the neon glow of its signage and the smoky aroma of ever-so-slightly charred noodles and pork lard, the flavour base of Malaysian fare. And it draws a crowd – on Friday and Saturday nights, be prepared to wait among swarms of far-northern suburb dwellers and Malaysian expats for your hit.  The restaurant replicates the hawker centres of Malaysia – quick and no-fuss – so don’t expect the waitstaff to introduce themselves or ask you how your meal is going. Do expect them to deliver hot fresh food, fast, and leave you the hell alone to get stuck in.   They work in layers of flavour here: char from the heat, salt from pork and light soy sauce, brine from seafood and sweetness from dark soy and vegetables. Start with the lobak, a deep-fried entrée hailing from Penang. These rolls are made of Chinese sausage and crunchy vegetables, diced up and mixed with five spice before being stuffed into a sheet of shiny tofu and deep fried. They’re served in slices that you dunk into a mixture of dark soy, five spice and sugar. We absolutely recommend one of the fried noodle dishes (we also recommend not wearing white). The hokkien mee of thick egg noodles, fish cake and vegetables all

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Nocturnal
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Nocturnal

If the last time you visited Melbourne Museum was on a school trip to see the hall of taxidermy animals, you're definitely long overdue for a return. Luckily, the museum is kicking off Nocturnal, an adults-only event series. Nocturnal will transform the museum into an after-hours adult playground on the first Friday of every month. Punters will have access to the museum long after the last school group have left the building and can expect a lounge bar serving drinks and bar snacks. The event's crowning glory is the stage in front of the Forest Gallery where Melbourne's best music acts will perform monthly. The event will also run expert demonstrations, talks from the museum's curators, exclusive viewings of collection items and roving entertainment.  

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