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The ultimate guide to winter in Melbourne
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The ultimate guide to winter in Melbourne

Food festivals, ice skating rinks, night markets and mulled wine

Cheap hacks for fine dining restaurants in Melbourne
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Cheap hacks for fine dining restaurants in Melbourne

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All the best things to do in Melbourne in June
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All the best things to do in Melbourne in June

Winter is here, but Melbourne is heating up with plenty of great events and things to do

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

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The best new openings in Melbourne
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The best new openings in Melbourne

Stay ahead of the crowds with our guide to Melbourne's new and notable restaurants, cafés and bars

The best restaurants in Melbourne
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The best restaurants in Melbourne

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The best patisseries in Melbourne
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The best patisseries in Melbourne

Got a sweet tooth? Melbourne's patisseries are making amazing treats for you

The best cheap eats in Melbourne
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The best cheap eats in Melbourne

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The best Mexican restaurants in Melbourne

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Win tickets to this special long lunch at San Telmo

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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

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The 50 best bars in Melbourne

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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 Melbourne for a lot less than you'd think

The best markets in Melbourne
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The best markets in Melbourne

Start your engines, shoppers: from organic produce to arts and crafts, there's a Melbourne market near you

The best rooftop bars in Melbourne
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The best rooftop bars in Melbourne

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Where to find street art in Melbourne
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Where to find street art in Melbourne

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The best restaurants on Lygon Street
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The best restaurants on Lygon Street

Where to eat along Melbourne's quintessential restaurant strip in Carlton

Shopper's guide to Chapel Street
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Shopper's guide to Chapel Street

Vintage treasures, local designers, international brands: you'll find it all on Melbourne's famed shopping strip

26 ways to be a dickhead in Melbourne
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26 ways to be a dickhead in Melbourne

Melbourne, we love you, but sometimes you can be a bit of a dickhead

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?

24 things to do alone in Melbourne
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24 things to do alone in Melbourne

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Five hidden secrets of Victoria Harbour
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Five hidden secrets of Victoria Harbour

Melburnians like to think we know everything about the city in which we live. We know where to find the cheapest coffee or the best dumplings in the city, but there are certain things that even a life-long Melburnian may not have an index of knowledge about. Case in point: Victoria Harbour. Victoria Harbour is a precinct of Docklands, located where Collins and Bourke streets meet beside the picturesque harbour. With its direct connection to the CBD via Collins Street, Vic Harbour is a mix of residential, office, retail and community spaces. It’s ready to be explored, so hop on the tram and make a day of it.  Find out even more about Victoria Harbour on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Discover traditional bush foods on these four Outback Australia adventures
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Discover traditional bush foods on these four Outback Australia adventures

Natural swimming holes, laughing kookaburras and canyons that rival the world’s best: the Australian Outback has all this in abundance, along with the opportunity to engage with the world’s oldest continuous culture. Hop on a tour and you’ll experience the sights and sounds of the Outback – but have you wanted to taste the Outback too?   Intrepid Travel is giving travellers the chance to experience native Australian food on several of their Northern Territory trips. These native ingredients have been used by Indigenous communities for hundreds and thousands of years, but it’s only now that they’re poised to enter the mainstream.  This bush food experience was developed in consultation with Aussie bush tucker specialist Andrew Fielke with mindful guidance from local Indigenous communities. Intrepid and Fielke have intentions to put native foods in the spotlight, celebrating and preserving these traditional practices for future generations. They're doing it by engaging with Indigenous groups on projects and making special efforts to purchase menu items from Indigenous and ethically sourced suppliers.  Not many people know that Australia is home to nearly 5,000 edible plant species and the following four Intrepid tours showcase the best of the lot, all the while experiencing the sights and paying respect to the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet.

Here's what happened at Little Creatures Live at GABS Beer Cider and Food Fest
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Here's what happened at Little Creatures Live at GABS Beer Cider and Food Fest

What do jugglers, can-can dancers and drummers have in common? They all wowed crowds at GABS Beer, Cider and Food Fest in Melbourne last weekend (May 19-21), thanks to a certain West Australian brewery who are known for being more than a little bit quirky. Last week, Little Creatures took their travelling roadshow series to Collingwood pub the Gem. This time, they went from cosy pub to the big stage, setting up a huge pop-up beer and performance space at one of the largest beer festivals in the southern hemisphere. It was hard to miss the red and white-striped umbrellas, Kombi van, and elevated stage smack bang in the middle of the Royal Exhibition Building. Thirsty beer-lovers gravitated to the bar, where friendly Little Creatures brewers served up six of Creatures’ tasty beers, including a Festoon White IPA brewed specially for GABS, as well as the winter seasonal Fire Falcon Hoppy Red and their new single batch Dreadnought Foreign Extra Stout. (Praise be to whoever invented tasting paddles!). Suddenly, all eyes rose to the stage on top of the bar. A team of marching band-style drummers erupted into a thunderous performance, lighting a fire under beer-lovers in even the farthest corner of the room. Throughout the day and night, performers seemed to suddenly appear on the stage, each one completely different from the last. Minds were blown when a team of acrobats lifted each other in increasingly difficult positions, and when a bevvy of colourful can-can dancers whipp

Blanc de Blanc
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Blanc de Blanc

After sizzling hot runs in Sydney, London and Adelaide, Blanc de Blanc is finally making its way to Melbourne for a season of Champagne-fuelled cabaret. The evening of adults-only circus, dance, acrobatics and other antics will be heating up the Spiegeltent at Map 57, a brand new arts precinct in St Kilda. This winter cast of quirky performers – comedians, models, show girls, singers, contortionists and aerial artists – will turn the night into a mad romp that begins in a sophisticated Parisian cabaret venue and slowly transforms into a crazed nightclub party. Expect bubbles, burlesque, balloons, sequins and tops off, for a hands down good time.  "If Baz Luhrmann made a nightclub it'd be like this" – Time Out Sydney Find out more about Blanc de Blanc.

Fire and lights at the Winter Night Market at Queen Vic Market
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Fire and lights at the Winter Night Market at Queen Vic Market

This season the Winter Night Market – which opened on the first Wednesday of June – sees a new collaboration with creative agency John Fish to devise an interactive lighting concept that permeates the precinct. The extensive installations include large glowing neon lights, billowing walls of red, hazy smoke and striking light beams. Check out the video below for a taste of the illuminated action:   // (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.6"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); // Fire & Lights! Premiering this Wednesday! Fire & Lights as explained in neon. Illuminating your Wednesday nights from June 7 - August 30. Video Credit: Tiny Disco Posted by The Night Market on Sunday, 4 June 2017   Alongside the interactive light installations, you'll also find a bunch of brand new food stalls including Movida’s Paco’s Tacos, Pickett’s Deli by Scott Pickett, That’s Amore Cheese and lamb on the spit from Black Sheep. They'll join a stack of other pop-up bars, street food stalls, open-fire pits and more for the action every Wednesday. Find out more about the Winter Night Market and Queen Vic Market. 

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