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23 amazing things to do in Melbourne in December
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23 amazing things to do in Melbourne in December

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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

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The best restaurants in Melbourne
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The best restaurants in Melbourne

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

Eat out without breaking the bank with our guide to 20 fantastic meals under $20 in Melbourne

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The best breakfasts and brunches in Melbourne
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The best breakfasts and brunches in Melbourne

Here are ten good reasons to be a morning person in Melbourne

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The best burgers in Melbourne
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The best burgers in Melbourne

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Win a double pass to NGV Friday Nights

Catch the David Hockney exhibition after dark then bathe in rainbow light while enjoying the sounds of Tangents

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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

This is it: the definitive list of the people, the places and the things that make our city so great

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The 50 best bars in Melbourne
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The 50 best bars in Melbourne

From world-beating cocktail lounges to down-and-divey saloons, here's everywhere worth drinking 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

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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

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

For beers in the sun or cocktails by moonlight, check out these high-altitude drinking spots

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20 mind-blowing facts about Melbourne

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

The street art laneways and hotspots that any self-respecting 'grammer should be snapping

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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

Spending time in the city by yourself? Check out Melbourne's best adventures for one

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The Cut launches its new seasonal menu
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The Cut launches its new seasonal menu

The Cut Steakhouse has launched its seasonal summer menu, featuring new dishes alongside old favourites. The wagyu burger (broiled house blend wagyu beef, served with relish, tomato, cheddar and hand cut chips) takes pride of place on the seasonal lunch menu, and will set you back a tender $9.95 between 12-3pm, Monday to Friday. The Cut is known for serving prime Australian beef and it's 'farm to table' attitude: meat and fish is locally sourced and its vegetable offering has maintained its seasonal focus. The Cut also boasts one Melbourne's largest glass-walled dry-aging rooms, which passers by can look upon from Alfred Place. Pair your meal with something from the extensive drink selection, which showcases a vast wine, whisky and cocktail offering. 

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Carousell
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Carousell

We all have those excess clothes and beauty products that just didn't quite make it into your everyday wardrobe or makeup routine. Whether it's the brand new pair of pants you got a size too big, the foundation that's just that little bit too light or that designer dress that you wore once, only to realise it wasn't quite your style. Well now there's an app that'll shift those goods into new homes with serious ease. Get snapping and selling on Carousell, the new app that makes helps you to sell your extra clothes, beauty products, electronics and furniture. Carousell is built for the smartphone generation and it makes selling as simple as taking a photo, and buying as simple as chatting. It's totally free to download and use, so all you need to do is go through your wardrobe and beauty products, take photos of the stuff you don't want, list a price and others will soon be chatting with you to deal.  Shopping is super simple too – swipe through curated collections of pre-loved fashion and beauty products and discover unique finds and great deals. With selling and buying made simple, you can free up more time and space for more meaningful experiences.  Download Carousell for iOS or Android today.

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Zoo Twilights

Zoo Twilights

Hold on to your safari hats, Melbourne – we’re in for a wild musical ride. Melbourne Zoo Twilights summer concert series has been announced, and this year's line-up will no doubt see thousands flock to the zoo for a night of live music under the stars. This year's line-up is truly spectacular. The opening weekend will see Peter Garrett and The Alter Egos take to the stage along with Ball Park Music and The Jungle Giants. If Aussie rock is your thing, then don’t miss the chance to see the recently reformed Killing Heidi, as well as ABBA tribute band Björn Again and george. The Living End and The Rubens have already sold out tickets to their first gigs, but second shows have been announced for both artists. On the international front, American singer-songwriter Kurt Vile is sure to be a highlight, as well as LA-based indie rock band Warpaint. Hailing from Canada is much-loved indie pop duo Tegan and Sara, plus the inimitable singer-songwriter Martha Wainwright. To cap off the killer line-up, veteran ska outfit The Specials will bring the season to a close with their funky sound. Get in quick and buy your tickets soon if you don't want to miss seeing your favourite bands live at the zoo.  Topping the line-up, of course, are the Zoo's wild residents. All proceeds from the Zoo Twilights summer concert series will be going back towards the zoo's conservation work, including their work to save the Eastern Barred Bandicoot from extinction.  No Zoo Twilights night is complete wit

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Long lunches at Fratelli Fresh
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Long lunches at Fratelli Fresh

Every weekend, Fratelli Fresh hosts a long Sunday lunch that's perfect for fans of Italian food and those who just love gathering around a table with friends and family over brilliant food and great drinks.  For $49 per person, Sunday lunch goers can get in on Fratelli Fresh's all you can eat Italian feast which will include unlimited pizzas, pasta, fresh salads and Fratelli Fresh house wine for two hours. The sessions run between noon and 3pm every Sunday, so there's plenty of time to finish your weekend with an Italian feast.

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