Explore the Wildlife at Watergardens Town Centre

EricaL

These Easter school holidays, Watergardens Town Centre will welcome an amazing wildlife spectacular featuring some of the world's most exotic animals.From 23 March to 19 April 2015, the Explore the Wildlife Exhibition will see a wonderful world of wildlife bought to life with remarkable life-like animatronics, allowing visitors of all ages to enjoy a roar-tastic animal adventure.The display will f ...

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 ...

Melbourne International Coffee Expo

Vi

In 2013, over 11,000 people attended The Melbourne International Coffee Expo. Now, MICE is on again in 2014, from Thursday May 15th till Sunday May 18th. It is the largest coffee exhibition held across Australasia and boasts a gathering of over 150 exhbitors under the one roof, from cafe owners, those in the roasting business and more. It's a great opportunity to meet with industry specialists and ...

Medibank Icehouse

Vi

There are different sports for different terrains. Running, jumping and twirling on land could be a breeze for you but can you do the same on ice? Medibank Icehouse offers skaters, from first timers to seasoned professionals the benefit of two Olympic sized ice rinks to skate till their heart's content. For first time skaters, the Icehouse offers free 15-minutes lessons that teaches you the basics ...

The Bumblebee Baby & Children's Market

EricaL

The cost of buying new clothes and products for children can really add up.  Sometimes it seems completely unjustifiablebuying new clothes for children, particularly small babies, considering most seem to grow out of them quicker than a caterpillar turns into a butterfly.  Toys and baby accessories are used for such a short space of time, and are often stored away in garages and spare rooms unti ...

5 ways to celebrate New Year's Eve in Melbourne

EricaL

Australia's cultural capital is filled with a myraid of fun and exciting festivities to celebrate New Year's Eve.Whether you prefer to be watching the City of Melbourne's fireworks light up the sky at midnight or you are one to dance the night away in a top night spot, Melbourne's summer climate means there are plenty of ways to celebrate New Year's Eve at both indoor and outdoor venues. With ...

The Little French Deli

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The Little French Deli sits on the Nepean Highway, nestled in-between a small strip of stores in Melbourne's tiny beachside suburb, Bonbeach.  Filled with European character and flavour that you might expect to find in a city location, this quaint little eatery opened as a casual take-away deli in 2012 serving a fine collection of cheeses, cold meats, croissants, quiches, smoked salmon, croque-mo ...

The Clothing Exchange

EricaL

Most women would agree that we hoard far too many clothes, shoes and accessories in the back of our bulging wardrobes. Sometimes it is hard to part with our unworn pieces as we would ideally like to see some money back on the items we've spent our hard earned cash on. As we lead such busy lives, selling unworn clothes online eats into our precious time, as we hear many women cry "I just don't hav ...

Queen Elizabeth makes Little Lonsdale talk of the town!- Part II

@ieatmelbourne

The food scene on the section of Little Lonsdale Street between Queen and Elizabeth Streets, and its adjoining laneways is thriving with an injection of some of Melbourne’s best dining hotspots. Here are some more highlights for you to experience: Brothl - 123 Hardware Street Yes...you pronounced it correctly! Joost Bakker, the genius behind Greenhouse Perth, is at it again. This time has t ...

Chocolate Walking Tours

EricaL

Sweet-toothed folk visiting Melbourne should take advantage of one of the many chocolate walking tours offered in the heart of the city.  Chocoholic Tours have been running since 1995 and offer a number of yummy walking journeys throughout Melbourne's CBD each weekend.  There are a number of Chocoholic Tours to choose from including; the Chocolate and Historical Treats Afternoon on Friday after ...

Inside The Brick: Bayside LEGO Fan Expo

EricaL

LEGO fanatics have a lot to be excited about this winter, as Australia's master builders unite to show off their amazing creations at Bayside LEGO® Fan Expo brought to you by Inside the Brick®. Lego creations at Bayside LEGO® Held on the last weekend of the July school holidays at Kingston Town Hall in Cheltenham, Bayside LEGO® Fan Expo invites families to discover the magic of LEGO building, ...

Hanging Rock

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Hanging rock, located a few kilometres north of Mount Macedon is a collection of rocks created from the distinctive eruption of thick lava. Hanging rock contains  ‘’the hanging rock’’ itself, which is a boulder suspended between other boulders.  The highest point on Hanging rock is 718 metres from sea level and views of the surrounding flat plain and farmland, and ...

Coffee Lovers Walk

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Explore the coffee culture that Melbourne is so famous for!

Cat Cafe Melbourne

EricaL

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 ...

The Melbourne Experience

Vi

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 ...

Sugar Hit Melbourne

Vi

How does a pop up festival run by the people that brought you LuxBite, Mork Chocolate and N2 Extreme Gelato sound? There's live music to boot, and in keeping with Melbournian 'tradition', it's all happening at a hidden laneway cafe.  Sugar Hit Melbourne was set to occur over once a month, across the months of April, May and June. Each themed night brings together a concentration of some creative ...

Ride on into Kawa-Sake!

@ieatmelbourne

Melbourne is such a diverse city that it’s almost impossible to take it all in! Many Melburnians don’t always take the opportunity to venture out into neighbouring suburbs for the occasional spontaneous feed. On Saturday, I decided to try something different and headed over the Maribyrnong River and into Yarraville. For those of you who haven't spent a lazy Saturday afternoon strolling aroun ...

The Vertue of the Coffee

Vi

The Vertue of the Coffee Drink is located in an easily overlooked alleyway next to the petrol station. The addition of a coffee sign to point you in the right direction has certainly aided newcomers in seeking out the perhaps unintentionally elusive cafe - personally I find the initial hunt to be rather exhilarating. Adventure is my type of entree.The interior is very welcoming. Spanning two ...

CATS returns to Melbourne

EricaL

Theatre goers will be delighted to hear Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record breaking musical CATS will return to Melbourne this December for a strictly limited season.The hit stage show prowls back to Australia after a triumphant revival season performed at the London Palladium in Britain's theatre capital.  CATS will open in Sydney this October, moving onto Hobart then Melbourne in December, and ...

I Had a 24 hour Stop Over in Melbourne and I loved It

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So I was flying from New Zealand home to England at the time. And, as is usually the way when you choose the cheapest route home, my journey involved a ridiculous stop over in a major airport; the airport in question this time was Tullamarine, in Melbourne. I had exactly 24 hours from the time when plane was scheduled to land and my next to take off. Being the independent woman I am I decided I wo ...