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

Hidden Melbourne
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Hidden Melbourne

Explore a different side to the city with our guide to hidden Melbourne – featuring secret art spaces, mysterious regional destinations and other secret shenanigans

The best tattoo parlours in Melbourne
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The best tattoo parlours in Melbourne

We take a look at some of Melbourne’s best tattoo shops and some of the inspiration behind the work

The best secret gardens in Melbourne
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The best secret gardens in Melbourne

If you've seen everything there is to see at the Royal Botanic Gardens, it might be time to stop and smell the flowers at these unsung gardens around Melbourne. Here you'll find gardens devoted to Australian natives, fancy ferns and some not-so-ubiquitous plants like cacti, rhododendrons, tulips and lotuses – perfect for when you need some green in your life. Want more green? These 10 national parks are within driving distance of Melbourne and here's our guide to getting your nature fix in the CBD. 

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

Melbourne is made for winter. When the weather gets colder, the city comes alive with food festivals, art shows, theatre, markets and lots more. Here, we've put together a definitive guide to the very best of Melbourne in winter.

The best tours in Melbourne
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The best tours in Melbourne

From food to laneways, drinking to ghosts, these tours are the best way to get to know Melbourne

The best of Melbourne

50 things to do in Melbourne before you die
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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

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 this city for a lot less than you'd think

The best markets in Melbourne
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The best markets in Melbourne

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

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?

48 hours in Melbourne
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48 hours in Melbourne

If you only have a little bit of time to spend but want to experience the best Melbourne has to offer, we have you covered. From lush parks and gardens to world-class museums and out-of-the-way secret bars, here is an itinerary to make the most of your precious hours. But where should you start? Here's our guide to where to stay in Melbourne. On a budget? Check out our cheapskate's guide to Melbourne.

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Dating in Melbourne

The best date-night restaurants in Melbourne
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The best date-night restaurants in Melbourne

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

The best bars for first dates in Melbourne
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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

The most adventurous dates in Melbourne
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The most adventurous dates in Melbourne

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

The 13 best make-out spots in Melbourne
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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

The best bars with board games in Melbourne
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The best bars with board games in Melbourne

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

The best places for Tinder dates
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The best places for Tinder dates

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

Or try a romantic weekend getaway

Outdoor activities in Melbourne

The best beaches in Melbourne
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The best beaches in Melbourne

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

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

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

The best places to swim in Melbourne
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The best places to swim in Melbourne

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

Where to get your nature fix in the city
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Where to get your nature fix in the city

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

See Melbourne's best picnic spots

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Win $1000 to invest with AtlasTrend

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Igloos are popping up at the Wharf Hotel this winter
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Igloos are popping up at the Wharf Hotel this winter

Just because it doesn’t snow in Melbourne doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy an igloo this winter. Over on the banks of the Yarra, the Wharf Hotel has opened a pop-up igloo garden for you to enjoy until mid-September. Unlike their icy cousins, these antipodean igloos aren’t made of snow, but rather are transparent to best take advantage of those mint riverside views. Each igloo can fit four to seven people and comes packed with chairs, a low table and plenty of plush cushions and warm throws. Photograph: Supplied Booking an igloo will set you back $49 per person, which includes  your choice of beverage to share and either a fisherman’s basket or platter of Wharf Hotel favourites (such as buttermilk fried chicken and cheeseburger spring rolls). It’s not the first time igloos have come to town, with Auburn Hotel also setting up a icy wonderland for winter.   Want more icy treats? Pidapipo has launched a new range of gelato cakes. Or warm yourself up with a boozy hot Milo.

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Side with Amex Melbourne | American Express x Time Out

What's better than a main meal? One with sides. Pay with your American Express® Card at these leading restaurants, and you'll be rewarded with a complimentary side for your first main meal ordered. Want to know more? Check out our Side with Amex FAQ. For more great offerings, return to the American Express casual dining guide.    

September at Drum Theatre

September at Drum Theatre

This September the Drum Theatre is gearing up for three gigs that'll have dads a-rockin'. Instead of getting your dad another pair of useless socks or a OTT lunch, you can give him the gift of live music. Get groovy on September 1 at the Australian Bee Gees Show, which will bring a visual and musical discotheque to life with some help from classic tracks by the Gibbs brothers. The show has been performed around the world for the past 20 years and is now coming to Dandenong direct from Vegas. Or you can catch Aussie rocker Ian Moss live in concert in acoustic mode on Friday, September 14. If it's more musical nostalgia you're after, then book tickets to the Bootleg Beatles on September 16. Direct from London, this world-class Beatles show will take audiences on a ride through the band's iconic back catalogue, including a special tribute to mark the 50th anniversary of the White album. These guys are the real deal, having performed across the world and even at Glastonbury Festival. Each concert will tap into all the hits your dad (and you) know and love, making for a memorable evening that's about enjoying the music, nostalgia and each other's company. Whether he's a disco dad, an Aussie rock die-hard or a Beatles fanatic, each of the evenings will offer up a one-off chance to celebrate at the Dandenong theatre.

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