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

What to do in Melbourne based on your astrological sign
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What to do in Melbourne based on your astrological sign

Use our Melbourne-inspired zodiac to (horo)scope out fun experiences in Melbourne. 

17 things you can only do in Melbourne
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17 things you can only do in Melbourne

Where else can you see pink lakes in the city, eat Vegemite curry roti and drink at a bar under a bridge?

Where to see flowers near Melbourne
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Where to see flowers near Melbourne

Just a short journey from the city’s concrete jungle you can find everything from curated rose gardens to wild fields of colourful native flowers.

Punting on the Lake
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Punting on the Lake

Did you know you can hire a boat ride right in the middle of the Botanic Gardens?

Things you only know if you're a...
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Things you only know if you're a...

One of the best things about Melbourne is the cool mix of people who make it such an awesome place to live. There are Melburnians who take people around on tours, spend all day in an underground cheese cave or even spend their days interpreting Auslan. Find out the things you'll only know if... from each of our interviews so far. 

The best of Melbourne

101 things to do in Melbourne before you die
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101 things to do in Melbourne before you die

The definitive Melbourne bucket list: knock off these 101 activities and you'll really, properly know our great city

The best waterfalls in Victoria
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The best waterfalls in Victoria

This state is peppered with cascading rivers, some with plunge pools you can swim in and some dotted beside awe-inspiring bush walks

The best free things to do in Melbourne
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The best free things to do in Melbourne

Check out these expert tips for exploring the city's best attractions and events for zero dollars

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

Stop and smell the flowers at these unsung gardens around Melbourne

17 things you can ONLY do in Melbourne
Things to do

17 things you can ONLY do in Melbourne

More than 30 million people visit Melbourne every year, but how many of them are experiencing the very best that this city has to offer? Sure, the laneways and art galleries are as popular as ever, plus our affinity for coffee and incredible food knows no bounds. But to really experience Melbourne, we’d suggest hitting up some of the more unusual sites on this list. Whether you’re visiting Melbourne from another country or state, or just a local looking for some new experiences, you’re sure to find something new on this list.

Our guide to Melbourne's best toilets (seriously)

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Time Out Melbourne Bar Awards

Time Out Melbourne Bar Awards

Save the date for the Melbourne bar scene's night of nights

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Five great glamping experiences near Melbourne
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Five great glamping experiences near Melbourne

Pack the car and discover the great outdoors – while also enjoying the great indoors

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Win a double pass to the Time Out Bar Awards
Bars

Win a double pass to the Time Out Bar Awards

Join us for a night of ace drinks, sweet tunes, great food as we crown Melbourne's best bars

Due West Arts Festival

Due West Arts Festival

Go west for this jam-packed festival of parties, performances and exhibitions

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Dating in Melbourne

Dating IRL
Sex and dating

Dating IRL

Time Out wants to send single Melburnians on blind dates in the hopes of finding love

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
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

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

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

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

Or try a romantic weekend getaway

Outdoor activities in Melbourne

The best parks in Melbourne
Attractions

The best parks in Melbourne

Craving some closeness to Mother Nature? There's nothing like a romp through a local CBD park to restore some balance

The best day hikes from Melbourne
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The best day hikes from Melbourne

Grab your comfiest shoes and head to one of these awesome hiking spots near Melbourne

The 8 best swimming holes in Victoria
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The 8 best swimming holes in Victoria

Check out nature’s swimming pools, carved naturally out of rock and featuring some very refreshing waters that are ripe for splashing around in

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

See Melbourne's best picnic spots