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How to spend a day in Melbourne CBD on $50
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How to spend a day in Melbourne CBD on $50

There’s a surprising amount of things you can do with $50

The holes at Holey Moley, ranked from most fun to least fun
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The holes at Holey Moley, ranked from most fun to least fun

Have a tee-rific time at this new mini golf bar

The best winter markets in Melbourne
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The best winter markets in Melbourne

Once you're out, why not stay on a winter-themed roll and head to one of our favourite pubs with a fireplace or warm up in a bar with some cheese and wine.

South Wharf is getting an ice rink and toboggan slide
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South Wharf is getting an ice rink and toboggan slide

Winter in Melbourne's not all that bad. We might not get any powder in the city, but the Southbank and South Wharf riverside precincts is embracing the cold by turning into a winter wonderland.  The Common Man restaurant and bar on Dukes Walks will be bringing back their riverside ice rink and toboggan slide from June 1 to August 31 this year. Dubbed Skate, Slide and Chill, the winter park by the river is on every day of the week all winter. Just some of the weekly highlights include discount tickets on Mondays, Date Night Thursdays where you can make the most of the drink-and-skate package, and RnB Friday.    An artist's impression of The Common Man's Skate, Slide, Chill     If you need a break after all that skating, head to the Chill Out Zone to refuel with some winter warmers including hot pies, hot dogs, doughnuts, and South Melbourne Market dim sims. Lavazza will be dishing out coffees and hot chocolate while Absolut Vodka will be pouring cocktails if you need a different kind of winter warmer. Hungry? The Common Man will be offering dinner deals with your skate session tickets.  Eureka Skydeck is also getting in on the winter fun with a 40-metre ice slide in the heart of Southbank. Basically, you need to rug up and then enjoy a ride on a giant inflatable tube down the ice flow. Plus, if you're feeling particularly confident, your can race your mates – there are twin sliding lanes just for that purpose.  Need some other way to keep warm? Check out our favour

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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?

Where to go ice skating in Melbourne
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Where to go ice skating in Melbourne

Whether you're an edge-clinger or a total pro, ice skating is a cool way to spend a day

Our guide to Melbourne's best toilets (seriously)

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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Time Out Food Awards
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Time Out Food Awards

Melbourne, it’s time to mark Monday September 18 in your calendar because the annual Time Out Food Awards are upon us. Join us as we toast the city’s best fine dining restaurants and casual diners; degustations and sensational takeaways; top chefs and rising stars. Expect delicious drinks, sweet tunes brought to you by Flex Mami, and great food by Pontoon St Kilda Beach – not to mention all the suspense of the awards as we give back to those venues and talent that make feasting in Melbourne superb. Tickets are $70 + BF and include food, drink, fun and a copy of the annual Time Out Food Awards issue ($4.95 value), hot off the presses before it hits newsstands. Limited first release tickets go on sale Thursday July 20.You can also have your say by voting in the People's Choice awards. Powered by Eventbrite in association with

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Seeking out Creatures on the road from Melbourne to Geelong
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Seeking out Creatures on the road from Melbourne to Geelong

Apart from an open-range zoo, the freeway between Melbourne and Geelong is there to take you where you want to go, not to inspire you. But it’s just one hour’s drive to get to the city that’s the gateway to the Bellarine Peninsula and the Great Ocean Road. Drive straight to the waterfront to find the Geelong of today and the Geelong of yesteryear merging thanks to the presence of more than 100 bollards painted in the likeness of local identities. Created by late local artist Jan Mitchell, the figures nod to Geelong’s maritime heritage, with sea captains, sad clowns and dart-smoking broads of days gone by all represented. There’s also a dog called Timmy who loves digging up rocks from the seabed. This classic slice of beachside Australiana is found amid the sunshine and seagulls in hot chip search-and-destroy mode. Down in South Geelong, another great Australian tradition lives on. Taking an old wool mill and spinning it into a multipurpose space, Little Creatures Brewery is an ode to the fine art of brewing. It’s also a cinema, canteen, pizzeria, and on the weekend an arts market too. This is Little Creatures Geelong head brewer Warren. With a look of contentment on his face that could only come from working in the beer industry his whole life, Warren has travelled around the world helping thirsty people out with craft ales since before craft brewing was cool – from the Cook Islands to the Marshall Islands, Hawaii, Arizona, Sydney, Melbourne and now Geelong. Warr

All you can eat carvery at Wayside Inn
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All you can eat carvery at Wayside Inn

South Melbourne’s Wayside Inn is serving up all-you-can-eat carvery roast all day every Saturday. This sleek gastropub, located in between Southbank and South Melbourne, is known for its quality food and a huge selection of boutique beers on tap. Here you can relax in Wayside’s cosy bar and enjoy a counter lunch, or dig into a hearty meal in their leafy outdoor courtyard. They use locally sourced, seasonal produce and have a constantly evolving wine list with both local and international drops. Pop down on Saturday and you can score all you can eat carvery roasts for only $25. Simply flip your coaster to the green side to show the staff you’re ready for more meat, or flip it to the red side when you’re full. Plus, you can get $10 cocktail jugs and $2 oysters. You’re going to want to wear your stretchiest pants for this one. This brand new offer includes all meats and sides and is available every Saturday.

Where to get a drink in Canberra
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Where to get a drink in Canberra

Not only is Canberra home to some top-notch bars but they also ferment the good stuff right here in the region – from cool-climate shiraz to Australia’s only locally produced bourbon and craft beers worth travelling for. Enjoy them all at Canberra’s finest.