Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park

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The Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park in Pearcedale situated in Melbourne's South East, only 50 minutes from the heart of Melbourne via the Monash Freeway (M1) and Westernport Highway (A780) offers visitors a unique Australian wildlife encounter away from madding crowds. Open 7 days a week, from 10am - 5pm (closed Christmas Day), the Moonlit Sanctuary invites visitors to explore its 10 ...

QV Tropical Retreat

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As temperatures drop in Victoria's capital city and winter brings forth cool grey skies with dreary weather, don't book your flight to the tropics just yet as QV Melbourne introduces QV Tropical Retreat to the heart of the city.   QV Tropicial Retreat  Running throughout the month of June, QV Tropical Retreat warms chilly Melburnians with its beach-themed resort sanctuary located within QV's sh ...

Ice Hockey - Canada vs USA

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Traditionally a big sport in America, ice hockey is coming on tour to Australia, full of excitement and hype. And why not? After all, they're bringing the best teams with the biggest rivalry, USA and Canada, to showcase one of the most popular sports and provide the full experience. There will even be American commentators, jumbo screens, sound and lighting effects, entertainment and more. Image c ...

The Melbourne Experience

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In the digital age there is no shortage of resources for getting to know the ins and outs of a city, much less for the world’s most liveable city. But how many guides can capture our frenetic dedication to the eateries, galleries and pop up events in the nooks and crannies of our streets? Walk Melbourne steps in to highlight the contemporary icons of Melbourne and shed light ...

Northern Regards Artisan Market

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If you are looking for handcrafted gifts for your loved ones, with the added feel good factor knowing your choices are better for the environment, then look no further than Northern Regards Artisan Market.  Held at the Northcote Social Club from 11am - 4pm on the first Saturday of every month, Northern Regards Artisan Market only accepts stallholders selling locally made, sustainable wares with a ...

Learn to Live Comedy Gala

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The Melbourne International Comedy Festival may be over, but for many of the comedians, the show goes on. And what better way to continue providing laughs, than for charity. This spectacular line-up of comedians, from Adam Hills to Ronny Chieng, will be performing to raise money for Learn to Live.Learn to Live has a goal to help less fortunate areas gain access to clean water and health care. ...

Koko Black

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Chocolate lovers seeking the best treats in town should look no further than Koko Black.  Established in Melbourne back in 2003, Koko Black leads the way in chocolate sensory pleasure.  Koko Black’s founder Shane Hills, started his Koko journey travelling to Solingen in Germany and Bruges in Belgium, to learn the art of chocolate making from the bean.  In Bruges, he met a passionate and talen ...

Laneway Learning

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If you are the type of person that likes to expand your knowledge and skill set, yet balks at the idea of enrolling onto a fully fledged course in a formal class setting, you might like to try out city based Laneway Learning instead. Laneway Learning Attending a Laneway Learning class will undoubtedly be like no other you would have been to before.  Classes start from just $12 (some hands-on c ...

Docklands Fireworks Boat Cruises

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Most people are probably aware that during July and August, the city of Melbourne holds fireworks every Friday at Docklands. To contrast the gloomy weather and draw you and your family out of your home, it's a great idea. You can drop by Docklands and enjoy a great view, but even better you can take a boat cruise and make it more of an exciting occasion. Boat cruises are offered by Pleasure Boa ...

Pidapipo

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Lisa Valmorbida is the creative mind and maker behind popular gelateria, Pidapipo. Her journey in developing her gelato making skills has taken her from restaurants in Sydney and Melbourne, to training at the Carpigiano Gelato University in Italy. Following her formal training, Lisa travelled to her family's hometown Vicenza where she refined her abilities, before returning to Melbo ...

Eureka 89

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Eureka 89 offers the most magnificent 360-degree dining experience in the city, with breathtaking floor to ceiling panoramic views across Metropolitan Melbourne. Towering high above the city on the 89th floor of Eureka Tower, Eureka 89 provides an impressive degustation menu to match Melbourne’s prestigious sky high dining destination. Eureka 89 In a recent collaboration with Eureka 89, hig ...

Coffee Lovers Walk

$69.00

Walk Melbourne

Explore the coffee culture that Melbourne is so famous for!

Love Desire and Riches Exhibition: The Fashion of Weddings

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Rippon Lea House & Gardens, under the care of the National Trust of Australia, is one of Melbourne's grand historic estates positioned 20 minutes from the CBD.  This suburban historic house of beauty boasts manicured gardens of some 5.7 hectares surrounded by age old trees and a tranquil lake, the Southern Hemisphere's largest fernery, and an orchard with a vast number of heritage apple and p ...

Cape Otway Lightstation

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On the seacoast of Cape Otway National Park, a quick detour from Victoria's iconic Great Ocean Road, sits Australia's oldest lighthouse.  Cape Otway Lightstation sits 90 metres above the 'Shipwreck Coast', a coastline filled with historic tragedy in claiming hundred's of ships within its 130km stretch toward Port Fairy. The construction of Cape Otway Lightstation began in 1846, following the trag ...

Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm

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Sometimes I feel like I'm running out of places to visit in Melbourne, but there are many small little places that you might not hear about as often.Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm is just ten minutes further from the Daylesford area and is a simple, down-to-earth getaway from the busy surburban life.It's undeniably cute, like walking in someone's extremely large backyard. The best bonus is ...

Fort Nepean

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Previously, I wrote about a nice trip and bike ride at Point Nepean National Park. This was more about the journey to the very tip of Mornington Peninsula, whereas now I will tell you about what else is waiting for you at the end! Last time, we didn't have the same enthusiasm to explore the end as we were more excited to reach the end and admire the scenery, then ride back. This time, we took a sh ...

Panachocolate Store

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From it’s humble beginnings in raw, organic chocolate manufacturing – Panachocolate has now established itself a café on the outskirts of metropolitan Richmond. Specialising in freshly made cakes and ganache, their connoisseurs assure that all Pana creations are -       organic -       vegan -       gluten free -       dairy free -       soy free -       ha ...

Altona Dog Beach

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Sometimes it can be difficult planning a day out to include you and your furry little (or big) friend. Fortunately there are several beaches in Melbourne that are dog friendly all year around and all day. Altona Dog Beach, also known as Burns Reserve, is a perfect place to let your dog run a little wild and to snap some beautiful memories with them. It's located between Altona Coastal Park and Al ...

Nanna Cool Markets

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Nanna Cool Markets in Melbourne's South East is what a friend describes as "etsy without the postage costs", offering an eclectic mix of vintage and handmade goods for sale. With most similar markets operating in the inner city suburbs, Nanna Cool is one the first of its kind in the area, bringing together some of the coolest stallholders to Melbourne's beautiful beachside suburbs. Describing t ...

Cat Cafe Melbourne

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Feline fans have a lot to be excited about as Australia's very first Cat Cafe is set to dig its claws into Melbourne's CBD in a just few months from now. Based on smilar concepts that have taken off in some parts of Asia and Europe, cat cafe's offer an interactive space where patrons can play with feline friends, at the same time enjoy the establishment's refreshments. Yarraville couple Anita and ...