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

You can now go indoor skydiving in Melbourne
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You can now go indoor skydiving in Melbourne

Enjoy all the thrills of skydiving without actually leaping out of a plane.

The best libraries in Melbourne
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The best libraries in Melbourne

These state-of-the-art and historic libraries aren't your average bibliotheca.

Punt on Melbourne's Ornamental Lake
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Punt on Melbourne's Ornamental Lake

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

How to escape the heat in Melbourne
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How to escape the heat in Melbourne

Sure, Melbourne's weather is typically unreliable, but when it's hot, it's hot. When the sun is really putting the "burn" in Burn City, try these tried and true ways to keep your cool and still have a great time. For more cool ways to beat the heat, go for a swim at one of these pools, beaches and rivers. If you're too hot to move, why not go for a massage or see a film?

25 Melbourne tourist attractions that don’t suck
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25 Melbourne tourist attractions that don’t suck

Don't let the tourists have all the fun. These attractions showcase the best of Melbourne, from the sandy shores of St Kilda to the shelves of the State Library.

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The best beaches in Melbourne
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The best beaches in Melbourne

Switch off the aircon and head outside to one of Melbourne's best beaches where you can cool off in style. 

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 waterslides in Melbourne
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The best waterslides in Melbourne

From spiralling towers to rides that will make you weightless, here's our list of the best waterslides around Victoria.  

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)

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Bourke Street Green is your new after-work city drinking spot
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Bourke Street Green is your new after-work city drinking spot

Here are six reasons why this fresh new bar will become your new staple

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NGV Friday Nights: Crossing Lines
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NGV Friday Nights: Crossing Lines

Feel the energy of New York's '80s underground pop-art scene with NGV's Friday night party

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Bang Bang’s $12 lunches offer bang for your buck
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Bang Bang’s $12 lunches offer bang for your buck

This fun restaurant in the heart of Elsternwick is serving up a weekday lunch special

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Five outdoor hotspots for summer in Melbourne
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Five outdoor hotspots for summer in Melbourne

Head along to these alfresco spots for a memorable summer with friends

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Dating in Melbourne

Dating IRL
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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
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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

Or try a romantic weekend getaway

Outdoor activities in Melbourne

The best parks in Melbourne
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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