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Four ways to make the most of Melbourne in spring/summer 2016

Once again, Melbourne is going all-out in the warmer months, with festivals and blockbuster art exhibitions
White Night, STILL HERE
Photograph: John Gollings
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Whether you're a local or an out-of-towner planning a trip to Melbourne, it pays to plan ahead. Here are four things that we're looking forward to this summer – and you can find even more events, festivals and parties on our monthly planner

Coming down for a holiday? Qantas flights to Melbourne are on sale now, so book early and save (sale ends 11.59pm December 15. T&Cs apply).

Four reasons to get excited about Melbourne in spring/summer

A shot of a woman browsing through clothes on a rack
Photograph: Robert Polmear

All the great Melbourne shopping

Loosen your purse strings and wander Melbourne's streets and laneways for a spot of retail therapy. From vintage treasures and sale outlets, to artisan goods and gourmet pantry goods, here is your ultimate guide to the best shopping this town has to offer.

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