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Things to do in Melbourne in December
Things to do

Things to do in Melbourne in December

Wondering what to do in Melbourne in December? Summer's kicking off to a good start with Christmas markets, Royal Croquet Club, and barbecue pop-ups

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Summer's best Sunday sessions
Bars

Summer's best Sunday sessions

Melbourne's bars are bringing the good times with these summer sessions

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Summer night markets in Melbourne
Shopping

Summer night markets in Melbourne

Enjoy warm summer evenings at Melbourne's night markets

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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
Things to do

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
Things to do

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
Things to do

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
Things to do

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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Carols at Como Park
Music

Carols at Como Park

Escape the festive madness and enjoy an evening of Christmas carols with family and friends. The City of Stonnington is proud to present a night of Carols at Como Park, a family friendly occasion that brings loved ones together to celebrate the spirit of Christmas.  This year, Rhonda Burchmore hosts the much-loved event, welcoming an impressive line-up of performers to the stage. Bobby Fox (Jersey Boys), Amy Lehpamer (Sound of Music), Verity Hunt-Ballard (Mary Poppins) and Bert LaBonte (MTC) come together to deliver a wondrous night of carolling in an inner city oasis.  John Thorn stands at the helm as musical director, conducting choral support from the South of the River Choir and musical backing from Stonnington City Brass Orchestra. Frank Di Sario, Greg Ryan and Sam Lemann come together to form the band. The event is free and open to all ages.

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Ben & Jerry's Openair Cinemas

Ben & Jerry's Openair Cinemas

Make the most of the long summer evenings at this cinema (and ice cream parlour) by the sea. The film selection features quirky comedies, new releases and genre-spanning classics. Highlights include Arrival, Nocturnal Animals and Doctor Strange to name just a few. Monday night retro screenings will throwback to classics such as Labyrinth and Elf.  Ben & Jerry's Openair Cinemas will feature a fully licensed bar as well as pizza and salad to sort out your movie and dinner date. They're also hosting weekly Sundae Sessions where live musical acts will cool things down a notch (the free ice cream should also help).   Sunday November 27: Beth Grace DJ set and Keeping Up with the JonesesSunday December 4: Emily Soon and Boys in the TreesSunday December 11: Alexander Biggs and Beth Grace DJ set and ArrivalSunday December 18: Jade Alice and Beth Grace DJ set and War on Everyone  Grown-ups can look forward to a fully stocked bar and there’s plenty of ice cream for film buffs young and old.

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The Canberra Hit List
Travel

The Canberra Hit List

Canberra used to be the punchline of jokes: known only for porn, politicians and legal fireworks. Now the fireworks are restricted and there are far more stimulating things happening outside the adult shops than on their shelves. Canberra in the twenty-teens boasts hipper hotels than Sydney, excellent cafés, some of the best galleries and museums in the country, and, of course, the chance to pick up leaked Federal documents from behind the couch at popular public servant boozers. Because some things never do change. Tigerair's great value daily direct flights between Melbourne and Canberra launch December 8, book one today.

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