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From Melbourne's best kept secrets, to last minute road trips to major international jaunts, we've got your travel needs covered

The best quirky getaways in country Victoria
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The best quirky getaways in country Victoria

From restored churches to riverside yurts, try these out-of-the-ordinary stays around Victoria

Victoria’s newest glamping spot is located in a winery
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Victoria’s newest glamping spot is located in a winery

Glamping by a winery? Don't wine-d if we do

Palm Springs: travel tips for California’s hip desert town
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Palm Springs: travel tips for California’s hip desert town

A guide to making all your friends jealous while in Palm Springs

The best ways to see Melbourne from above
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The best ways to see Melbourne from above

See your city from the clouds on these balloon rides, plane trips and skydiving experiences

10 incredible national parks within driving distance of Melbourne
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10 incredible national parks within driving distance of Melbourne

Hit the road and explore the state's best looking national parks

An insider's guide to Melbourne travel

Where to stay in Melbourne
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Where to stay in Melbourne

The best hotels in Melbourne
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The best hotels in Melbourne

48 hours in Melbourne
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48 hours in Melbourne

The best campsites near Melbourne
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The best campsites near Melbourne

Short escapes from Melbourne

The best day trips from Melbourne
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The best day trips from Melbourne

These one-day escapes are just what the doctor ordered, so get out there and explore Melbourne's beautiful backyard.

15 epic road trips from Melbourne
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15 epic road trips from Melbourne

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

Ten weekend getaways from Melbourne
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Ten weekend getaways from Melbourne

Where to go glamping in Victoria
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Where to go glamping in Victoria

Interstate trips from Melbourne

Hobart
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Hobart

The Whitsundays
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The Whitsundays

Canberra
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Canberra

Western Australia
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Western Australia

Adelaide
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Adelaide

Launceston
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Launceston

International escapes from Melbourne

New Zealand's North Island
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New Zealand's North Island

Palm Springs
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Palm Springs

Santiago
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Santiago

Fiji
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Fiji

Austin
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Austin

Travel tips and tricks

How to score an airline upgrade
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How to score an airline upgrade

How to get the best hotel room
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How to get the best hotel room

Top five premium economy cabins
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Top five premium economy cabins

Hotel pools for night swimming
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Hotel pools for night swimming

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8 hot experiences to have this summer in Melbourne
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8 hot experiences to have this summer in Melbourne

The Christmas and New Year’s hullabaloo might be over but in Melbourne things are only just starting to heat up. The long days, mild nights and glorious weather mean it’s time to experience the best our city has to offer. Whether you're looking for rooftop drinks with a view or fabulous festivals, summer in Melbourne has it all with art, markets, food, film and more. Plus if your wallet is looking a little thin post-holidays there’s plenty of free and cheap events as well.

Gaijin
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Gaijin

This South Yarra Japanese fusion restaurant offers up a seriously extensive sushi, sashimi and snack menu, alongside premium sake, wine and Japanese tea.  The menu starts with izakaya-style snacks including big bang; nasu dengaku (eggplant); chicken karaage; seared scallop (Hokkaido scallops seared with butter, soy and mirin); crispy soft shell crab; and salmon tartare served on a nori tempura crisp. The creative sushi roll menu steers away from traditional rolls and mixes things up with all things crunchy, spicy, saucy and fresh. Order up a spider vs dragon roll with soft shell crab, tempura crunch and cream cheese topped with seared unagi and teriyaki sauce; or a Tasmanian roll with cream cheese, avocado and crab stick wrapped with salmon slices, rolled with sushi rice and nori then fried served with Gaijin spicy mayo and teriyaki sauce. The star of the menu though is the all-you-can-eat-sushi and sashimi (available Monday through Friday). Order up unlimited fresh salmon, kingfish or tuna sashimi; selected sushi rolls and share plates for just $50 (including sashimi) or $42 (excluding sashimi). Wash it all down with wine, sake, beers and more matching beverages. Head in to check out Gaijin's wide-ranging, contemporary menu and book in for a sushi feast today. 

Max your summer in Melbourne
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Max your summer in Melbourne

The days are longer, the nights are warmer, and the city is packed with events every day of the week. Summer in Melbourne means a full social calendar, a Christmas break and the relief of not having to leave the house with ten layers on. Whether you’re in the mood for night markets, blockbuster shows or exhilarating sports events, we’ve got you covered with our summer hit-list. Tick them all off, and take summer to the max.   In association with  

Amex Eats: Salt and pepper squid in Melbourne
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Amex Eats: Salt and pepper squid in Melbourne

Deep fried squid, calamari, salt and pepper squid – whatever you want to call it and whichever way you want to fry it – it comes up on every other menu in Melbourne. From pubs to fine diners, Italian institutions to the local fish and chip shop, we scooted around the city to see who's frying up the cephalopods in the most interesting of ways, and letting you pay for your salty fried treat using your American Express.