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A guide to Melbourne events, attractions, outdoor adventures and more

Things to do in Melbourne in November
Things to do

Things to do in Melbourne in November

We've got a bonza calendar of food festivals, music and world-class theatre

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Shimmerlands
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Shimmerlands

The Shadow Electric crew is hosting a two-month summer festival featuring a killer line-up 

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Queen Victoria Summer Night Markets
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Queen Victoria Summer Night Markets

The Queen Victoria Market Summer Night Market returns to shake up your hump day

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The best outdoor cinemas in Melbourne
Film

The best outdoor cinemas in Melbourne

Watch blockbusters and cult favourites under the stars

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The best of Melbourne

50 things to do in Melbourne before you die
Things to do

50 things to do in Melbourne before you die

The definitive Melbourne bucket list: knock off these 50 activities and you'll really, properly know our great city

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Cheap things to do in Melbourne
Things to do

Cheap things to do in Melbourne

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

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The best markets in Melbourne
Shopping

The best markets in Melbourne

From organic produce to arts and crafts, there's a Melbourne market happening near you this week

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The best escape rooms in Melbourne
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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?

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13 rainy day activities in Melbourne
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13 rainy day activities in Melbourne

When the weather's terrible, there's plenty of indoor fun to be had in Melbourne

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Our guide to Melbourne's best toilets (seriously)

Dating in Melbourne

The best date-night restaurants in Melbourne
Restaurants

The best date-night restaurants in Melbourne

Our favourite places for frocking up and impressing the pants off someone

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The best bars for first dates in Melbourne
Bars

The best bars for first dates in Melbourne

Sit close, sip a cocktail and get to know one another at these cosy Melbourne drinking spots

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The most adventurous dates in Melbourne
Sex and dating

The most adventurous dates in Melbourne

From cycling tours to rooftop glamping, here are our suggestions for dates with a difference in Melbourne

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The 13 best make-out spots in Melbourne
Sex and dating

The 13 best make-out spots in Melbourne

This city's full of nooks and crannies, so lock lips and make the most of them

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The best bars with board games in Melbourne
Bars

The best bars with board games in Melbourne

Long, tipsy games of Connect 4, Scrabble and Balderdash: now that's a foolproof date idea

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The best places for Tinder dates
Restaurants

The best places for Tinder dates

Swipe right, eat right with our guide to setting up the perfect Tinder date in Melbourne

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Or try a romantic weekend getaway

Outdoor activities in Melbourne

The best beaches in Melbourne
Attractions

The best beaches in Melbourne

Don't scoff: Melbourne has some beautiful beaches and splendid spots to cool down on a hot day

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The best sunset and sunrise spots in Melbourne
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The best sunset and sunrise spots in Melbourne

Check out our ten best spots to enjoy the view of the rising and setting sun around the city

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Five great Melbourne walks
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Five great Melbourne walks

Lace up your sneakers: our favourite places to promenade are all a stone's throw from the city

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The best places to swim in Melbourne
Sport and fitness

The best places to swim in Melbourne

Don't restrict yourself to the pool: dip into Melbourne's most beautiful rivers, lakes and beaches

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Where to get your nature fix in the city
Attractions

Where to get your nature fix in the city

Get close to Mother Nature without leaving the inner-city at these five urban oases

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See Melbourne's best picnic spots

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The Cut launches its new seasonal menu
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The Cut launches its new seasonal menu

The Cut Steakhouse has launched its seasonal summer menu, featuring new dishes alongside old favourites. The wagyu burger (broiled house blend wagyu beef, served with relish, tomato, cheddar and hand cut chips) takes pride of place on the seasonal lunch menu, and will set you back a tender $9.95 between 12-3pm, Monday to Friday. The Cut is known for serving prime Australian beef and it's 'farm to table' attitude: meat and fish is locally sourced and its vegetable offering has maintained its seasonal focus. The Cut also boasts one Melbourne's largest glass-walled dry-aging rooms, which passers by can look upon from Alfred Place. Pair your meal with something from the extensive drink selection, which showcases a vast wine, whisky and cocktail offering. 

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Carousell
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Carousell

We all have those excess clothes and beauty products that just didn't quite make it into your everyday wardrobe or makeup routine. Whether it's the brand new pair of pants you got a size too big, the foundation that's just that little bit too light or that designer dress that you wore once, only to realise it wasn't quite your style. Well now there's an app that'll shift those goods into new homes with serious ease. Get snapping and selling on Carousell, the new app that makes helps you to sell your extra clothes, beauty products, electronics and furniture. Carousell is built for the smartphone generation and it makes selling as simple as taking a photo, and buying as simple as chatting. It's totally free to download and use, so all you need to do is go through your wardrobe and beauty products, take photos of the stuff you don't want, list a price and others will soon be chatting with you to deal.  Shopping is super simple too – swipe through curated collections of pre-loved fashion and beauty products and discover unique finds and great deals. With selling and buying made simple, you can free up more time and space for more meaningful experiences.  Download Carousell for iOS or Android today.

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Zoo Twilights

Zoo Twilights

Hold on to your safari hats, Melbourne – we’re in for a wild musical ride. Melbourne Zoo Twilights summer concert series has been announced, and this year's line-up will no doubt see thousands flock to the zoo for a night of live music under the stars. This year's line-up is truly spectacular. The opening weekend will see Peter Garrett and The Alter Egos take to the stage along with Ball Park Music and The Jungle Giants. If Aussie rock is your thing, then don’t miss the chance to see the recently reformed Killing Heidi, as well as ABBA tribute band Björn Again and george. The Living End and The Rubens have already sold out tickets to their first gigs, but second shows have been announced for both artists. On the international front, American singer-songwriter Kurt Vile is sure to be a highlight, as well as LA-based indie rock band Warpaint. Hailing from Canada is much-loved indie pop duo Tegan and Sara, plus the inimitable singer-songwriter Martha Wainwright. To cap off the killer line-up, veteran ska outfit The Specials will bring the season to a close with their funky sound. Get in quick and buy your tickets soon if you don't want to miss seeing your favourite bands live at the zoo.  Topping the line-up, of course, are the Zoo's wild residents. All proceeds from the Zoo Twilights summer concert series will be going back towards the zoo's conservation work, including their work to save the Eastern Barred Bandicoot from extinction.  No Zoo Twilights night is complete wit

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Long lunches at Fratelli Fresh
Restaurants

Long lunches at Fratelli Fresh

Every weekend, Fratelli Fresh hosts a long Sunday lunch that's perfect for fans of Italian food and those who just love gathering around a table with friends and family over brilliant food and great drinks.  For $49 per person, Sunday lunch goers can get in on Fratelli Fresh's all you can eat Italian feast which will include unlimited pizzas, pasta, fresh salads and Fratelli Fresh house wine for two hours. The sessions run between noon and 3pm every Sunday, so there's plenty of time to finish your weekend with an Italian feast.

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