Guidebook for Melbourne

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Guidebook for Melbourne

Drinks & Nightlife
Time an evening stroll with Crown’s Gas Brigades to see enormous fireballs light up in the night sky. Dine alfresco as the city lights up at night or just watch the bustle along the Yarra River. It is recommended to check Crown's website for Gas Brigades timings. During summer, the timings could be different from other seasons.
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Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex
8 Whiteman St
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Time an evening stroll with Crown’s Gas Brigades to see enormous fireballs light up in the night sky. Dine alfresco as the city lights up at night or just watch the bustle along the Yarra River. It is recommended to check Crown's website for Gas Brigades timings. During summer, the timings could be different from other seasons.
Sightseeing
Enjoy Melbourne’s greatest point of view from Eureka Skydeck in the iconic Eureka Tower situated in the heart of Southbank.
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Eureka Skydeck
7 Riverside Quay
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Enjoy Melbourne’s greatest point of view from Eureka Skydeck in the iconic Eureka Tower situated in the heart of Southbank.
A giant Ferris wheel where you can enjoy magnificent view of Melbourne city
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Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
101 Waterfront Way
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A giant Ferris wheel where you can enjoy magnificent view of Melbourne city
A modern harbour development dominated by high-rises and the colourful Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, and popular for its shopping and waterside dining. The area's pedestrian plazas are adorned with public murals, sculpture and light displays.
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Docklands
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A modern harbour development dominated by high-rises and the colourful Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, and popular for its shopping and waterside dining. The area's pedestrian plazas are adorned with public murals, sculpture and light displays.
Walk down the famous bluestone laneway and admire the street art that has made the Melbourne urban art scene known across the globe
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Hosier Lane
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Walk down the famous bluestone laneway and admire the street art that has made the Melbourne urban art scene known across the globe
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Parliament House
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A venue for arts, culture and public events on the edge of the CBD of Melbourne
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Federation Square/Swanston St
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A venue for arts, culture and public events on the edge of the CBD of Melbourne
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St Kilda beach
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Food Scene
Get on board Arbory Afloat for New Years Eve. Spend the night on the Yarra River dancing under the fireworks while sipping on Champagne and Grey Goose cocktails. Arbory Afloat is available in summer. It is advisable to check and make reservation prior to visiting.
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Arbory Afloat
2 Flinders Walk
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Get on board Arbory Afloat for New Years Eve. Spend the night on the Yarra River dancing under the fireworks while sipping on Champagne and Grey Goose cocktails. Arbory Afloat is available in summer. It is advisable to check and make reservation prior to visiting.
If you love coffee as much as Melbournians do, below are some notable cafes nearby you don’t want to miss. Melbourne’s roasters and baristas are some of the most accomplished, inventive, and technical on earth. This is one of our favourites place to enjoy coffee.
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Seven Seeds Coffee Roasters
114 Berkeley St
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If you love coffee as much as Melbournians do, below are some notable cafes nearby you don’t want to miss. Melbourne’s roasters and baristas are some of the most accomplished, inventive, and technical on earth. This is one of our favourites place to enjoy coffee.
The house coffee is the Seven Seeds blend from the team’s Carlton cafe and roastery, and like its big brother, Budan also offers a coffee of the day, usually a single origin. As the shop has limited seats , it is recommended to take away.
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Brother Baba Budan
359 Little Bourke St
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The house coffee is the Seven Seeds blend from the team’s Carlton cafe and roastery, and like its big brother, Budan also offers a coffee of the day, usually a single origin. As the shop has limited seats , it is recommended to take away.
400 Gradi is the home of 2014 World Pizza Champion Johnny Di Francesco's ... Neapolitan pizza that leaves our 400 degree, wood-fired ovens!
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400 Gradi - Brunswick
99 Lygon St
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400 Gradi is the home of 2014 World Pizza Champion Johnny Di Francesco's ... Neapolitan pizza that leaves our 400 degree, wood-fired ovens!
Conveniently located in Queen Victoria Market, they serve one of the best coffees in Melbourne.
Market Lane
Conveniently located in Queen Victoria Market, they serve one of the best coffees in Melbourne.
Conveniently located in Queen Victoria Market, they serve one of the best coffees in Melbourne.
Little League
513 Elizabeth St
Conveniently located in Queen Victoria Market, they serve one of the best coffees in Melbourne.
Great place for steaks and grilled meats
Squires Loft City Grill Room
535 Little Lonsdale St
Great place for steaks and grilled meats
Great place to have brunch. It is recommended to visit there early in the morning, as it gets crowded by late morning.
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The Hardware Société
123 Hardware St
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Great place to have brunch. It is recommended to visit there early in the morning, as it gets crowded by late morning.
Love their Signature Croissant Burger and Black Latte!
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White Mojo.
115 Hardware St
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Love their Signature Croissant Burger and Black Latte!
Serving one of the best coffees in Melbourne
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St Ali Coffee Roasters
12-18 Yarra Pl
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Serving one of the best coffees in Melbourne
Great place to have handmade beef noodle!
Lanzhou Beef Noodle Bar
379 Elizabeth St
Great place to have handmade beef noodle!
Great place to have dim sum. It is recommended to make reservation prior to going there.
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Shark Fin House
131 Little Bourke St
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Great place to have dim sum. It is recommended to make reservation prior to going there.
A Michelin star restaurant serving one of the best BBQ Pork Bun in Melbourne. This place can be quite crowded at certain timings.
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Tim Ho Wan
206 Bourke St
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A Michelin star restaurant serving one of the best BBQ Pork Bun in Melbourne. This place can be quite crowded at certain timings.
Grab a coffee while shopping at David Jones department store. Part of ST ALi Coffee Roasters.
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Sensory Lab
297 Little Collins St
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Grab a coffee while shopping at David Jones department store. Part of ST ALi Coffee Roasters.
Great place to have Korean cuisine. It is recommended to make reservation prior to visiting.
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Oriental Spoon
254 La Trobe St
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Great place to have Korean cuisine. It is recommended to make reservation prior to visiting.
Our favourite place in Melbourne CBD when we crave for burger! This place can get crowded during lunchtime.
Royal Stacks
470 Collins St
Our favourite place in Melbourne CBD when we crave for burger! This place can get crowded during lunchtime.
Serving one of the best Sichuan style noodle. The place has limited space and can get crowded during lunch and dinner.
Tina's Noodle Kitchen
237 Swanston St
Serving one of the best Sichuan style noodle. The place has limited space and can get crowded during lunch and dinner.
A popular spot for night-time revellers and foodies. Located 12 minutes from our home, you can sample flavours from across the globe, including Mexican, Italian, Thai, Korean, and contemporary Australian.
Hardware Lane
A popular spot for night-time revellers and foodies. Located 12 minutes from our home, you can sample flavours from across the globe, including Mexican, Italian, Thai, Korean, and contemporary Australian.
Vibrant restaurant & bar with funky, disco-style decor dishing up Asian-style street eats
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Gingerboy
27-29 Crossley St
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Vibrant restaurant & bar with funky, disco-style decor dishing up Asian-style street eats
Famous for their freshly baked croissants and pastries. Be sure to be there very early in the morning to avoid long queue. Their croissants can be sold out fairly quickly.
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Lune Croissanterie CBD
161 Collins St
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Famous for their freshly baked croissants and pastries. Be sure to be there very early in the morning to avoid long queue. Their croissants can be sold out fairly quickly.
Famous for their freshly baked croissants and pastries. Be sure to be there very early in the morning to avoid long queue .
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Lune Croissanterie
119 Rose St
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Famous for their freshly baked croissants and pastries. Be sure to be there very early in the morning to avoid long queue .
Place to find authentic Vietnamese cuisine
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Richmond
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Place to find authentic Vietnamese cuisine
An excellent Spanish restaurant. Sample the paellas of Valencia and sip a glass of Sangria after shopping at Queen Victoria Market.
Simply Spanish QVM
513 Elizabeth Street
An excellent Spanish restaurant. Sample the paellas of Valencia and sip a glass of Sangria after shopping at Queen Victoria Market.
Place to have Malaysian cuisine
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Malaysian Laksa House
449 Elizabeth St
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Place to have Malaysian cuisine
Excellent place to have Sichuan hot pot (Ma La)
Dragon Hot Pot Elizabeth
433 Elizabeth St
Excellent place to have Sichuan hot pot (Ma La)
Dipped on demand hand forged doughnuts. One of our favourite doughnut place!
Doughboys Doughnuts
535 Bourke St
Dipped on demand hand forged doughnuts. One of our favourite doughnut place!
Famous place to have Italian cuisine
Lygon St/Elgin St
Famous place to have Italian cuisine
Australian-made gourmet chocolate bars, pralines, truffles, handcrafted using premium, natural ingredients, free from artificial colours and flavours
Koko Black
52 Collins St
Australian-made gourmet chocolate bars, pralines, truffles, handcrafted using premium, natural ingredients, free from artificial colours and flavours
Australian-made gourmet chocolate bars, pralines, truffles, handcrafted using premium, natural ingredients, free from artificial colours and flavours
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Koko Black
167 Lygon St
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Australian-made gourmet chocolate bars, pralines, truffles, handcrafted using premium, natural ingredients, free from artificial colours and flavours
The place when you crave for Thai cuisine. Affordable and yum!
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195 Lonsdale St
The place when you crave for Thai cuisine. Affordable and yum!
Entertainment & Activities
Melbourne Zoo, Australia’s oldest zoo, contains more than 320 animal species from Australia and around the world. It is located 15 minutes away. Hop on Tram 58 (towards West Coburg) from Williams Street next to our home, stopping directly outside zoo. Be sure to visit zoo early in the morning to avoid crowds.
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Melbourne Zoo/Poplar Rd (Parkville)
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Melbourne Zoo, Australia’s oldest zoo, contains more than 320 animal species from Australia and around the world. It is located 15 minutes away. Hop on Tram 58 (towards West Coburg) from Williams Street next to our home, stopping directly outside zoo. Be sure to visit zoo early in the morning to avoid crowds.
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium is a Southern Ocean and Antarctic aquarium. It is located 10 minutes away from our home. Hop on Tram 58 (towards Toorak) from Williams Street, stopping at the last stop of free tram zone. Be sure to be there early in the morning to avoid crowds.
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SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
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SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium is a Southern Ocean and Antarctic aquarium. It is located 10 minutes away from our home. Hop on Tram 58 (towards Toorak) from Williams Street, stopping at the last stop of free tram zone. Be sure to be there early in the morning to avoid crowds.
Experience an African adventure close to home at Werribee Open Range Zoo. Even though you can get there by public transport, it is recommended to hire a car to save your traveling time. Driving to Werribee will take around 35 mins.
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Werribee Zoo
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Experience an African adventure close to home at Werribee Open Range Zoo. Even though you can get there by public transport, it is recommended to hire a car to save your traveling time. Driving to Werribee will take around 35 mins.
Be sure to check events at their official website
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Marvel Stadium
740 Bourke St
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Be sure to check events at their official website
Be sure to check events throughout the year (from Australia Open, cricket, etc.) from their official website.
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MCG - Hisense Arena/Melbourne Park
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Be sure to check events throughout the year (from Australia Open, cricket, etc.) from their official website.
Enjoy unique experience at Melbourne Cup event in spring
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Flemington Racecourse
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Enjoy unique experience at Melbourne Cup event in spring
Have a unique experience at Royal Melbourne Show event in spring
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Melbourne Showgrounds
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Have a unique experience at Royal Melbourne Show event in spring
Essentials
When Queen Victoria Market is closed or the food you need to buy is not available in the market, you can explore this grocery store. They do things differently, but for a very good reason: lowest prices on a wide range of high quality products.
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ALDI Melbourne CBD
501 Swanston St
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When Queen Victoria Market is closed or the food you need to buy is not available in the market, you can explore this grocery store. They do things differently, but for a very good reason: lowest prices on a wide range of high quality products.
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Coles Melbourne Central
211 La Trobe St
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Coles Spencer St
201 Spencer St
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Arts & Culture
Australia's largest performing arts venue
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Arts Centre
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Australia's largest performing arts venue
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National Gallery of Victoria
180 St Kilda Rd
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Australia's oldest public library and one of the first free libraries in the world. One of the iconic buildings in Melbourne and probably one of the most photographed building.
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State Library Victoria
328 Swanston St
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Australia's oldest public library and one of the first free libraries in the world. One of the iconic buildings in Melbourne and probably one of the most photographed building.
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Melbourne Museum/Nicholson St
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Getting Around
With Southern Cross coach terminal located 16 minutes away, you have the option to take SkyBus coach departing every 10 minutes from Melbourne City to Melbourne Tullamarine Airport/Avalon Airport (and vice versa).
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Skybus
44 Spencer St
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With Southern Cross coach terminal located 16 minutes away, you have the option to take SkyBus coach departing every 10 minutes from Melbourne City to Melbourne Tullamarine Airport/Avalon Airport (and vice versa).
Getting around with train to major attractions outside Melbourne CBD.
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Melbourne Central Station
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Getting around with train to major attractions outside Melbourne CBD.
Getting around with train to major attractions outside Melbourne CBD.
Flagstaff Station
Getting around with train to major attractions outside Melbourne CBD.
Getting around with train or coach to major attractions outside Melbourne CBD
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Southern Cross Station
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Getting around with train or coach to major attractions outside Melbourne CBD