Vegie Bar

KirtanaB

If you want to enjoy genuine, great quality food that is also incredibly good for you – look no further than the shambolic ensemble that is Brunswick St. Literally 10 seconds from Tram 112 stop (from Collins St), amongst an array of vintage cafes - Vegie Bar stands out as one of the best vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, raw food restaurants in Melbourne.     Following the current wave of raw fo ...

Collingwood Children's Farm

KirtanaB

Situated a mere 4km from the CBD, Collingwood Children’s Farm is tucked away behind Abbottsford Convent by the Yarra River. A picturesque little farm, filled with rolling hills, green fields and eucalypt trees as a beautiful backdrop. It’s hard to believe a piece of Australian countryside could be preserved in the heart of urbanised Melbourne. Although a small farm in size with your standard s ...

Industry Beans

Vi

Industry Beans differs from the ‘average’ Melbournian cafe in that it neither is just a cafe, or just a warehouse, but it is a proud hybrid and the decor makes it work. On arrival one can immediately see the shaded outdoor seating area with tables for small groups. The area is defined by its ebony frame, minimalism that contrasts with the juxtaposing tones of its surrounds. Meanwhile communal ...

5 Child Friendly Cafes in Melbourne South East

EricaL

Melbourne is perhaps best known for its flouishing cafe and coffee culture, but when it comes to brunches with little people in tow, it is a case of finding a venue that can accomodate for children so that you can enjoy your latte and possible squeeze in an adult conversation, too!5 Child Friendly Cafes in Melbourne South EastIf the thought of researching child friendly cafes exhausts you, look no ...

Northern Regards Artisan Market

EricaL

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 ...

Cat Stuff Pop Up Market

EricaL

It is official; Melbourne has gone a little cat crazy.  First Australia's first Cat Cafe opened to the public in Melbourne CBD last week, and now there is a pop up market heading to Brunswick this August, specialising in all things kitty.    [ Image credit: Alice Oehr ] The Cat Stuff Market will sell cat themed goodies from twenty established Melbourne based artisans including Able and Game, ...

Trees Adventure at Glen Harrow Park

Vi

The estate of Glen Harrow is situated in Belgrave and runs alongside the famed Puffing Billy. In the late 19th century, horticulturalist Thomas Cole purchased the land and established the collection of exotic, floral species. The park is currently under lease to Trees Adventure, an exciting journey where you'll be leaping, swinging and climbing as you advance across sections of the picturesque for ...

Miss Muddy in Ballarat

EricaL

Australia's first and only 4-6km charitable women's only obstacle race heads to Ballarat on Sunday 30 November 2014.  Miss Muddy in Ballarat challenges women age 18+ to gather together the join the ultimate 'Girl's Dirty Day Out' either running, walking or stumbling a messy-but-fun obstacle course of 5km. Miss Muddy in Ballarat The course includes a colour cannon, mud (and lots of it), crawling, ...

Add The Kettle Black to your list!

@ieatmelbourne

Not too long ago, people used to file down Albert Road in large numbers, unless you were on the guest list of course. That was the nightclub scene. At present, people are filling the same section of street once again just to get on the list - the seating list at The Kettle Black. Kettle Black, South Melbourne House-made coconut yoghurt The Kettle Black is the latest pin-up eatery in town. It’s ...

Tree Surfing at The Enchanted Maze Garden

monsadventure

The Enchanted Maze Garden at Arthurs Seat is a popular destination for families with children, as the multiple mazes and gardens ensure an endless day of fun. However, if you're travelling in a group of friends and you are a bit more of the adventurous type, then the Tree Surfing offered at the same location might just be for you. If you've been to Tree's Adventures in Belgrave, these courses are ...

Million Paws Walk

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On Sunday 18th May, you and your pup can take a stand against animal cruelty simply by participating in the Million Paws Walk 2014 organised by the RSPCA. The event will be held in multiple locations across Australia. Victorian locations include Albert Park, Mornington Peninsula, Whittlesea and more. For a full list of locations, click here. What better way to show your support than by taking you ...

Cape Otway Lightstation

EricaL

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 ...

Lake Wendouree

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In the midst of the cute, rural town of Ballarat, you'll find a peaceful lake known as Lake Wendouree. The town really has that small town, country feel, but away from the historic buildings lies a more active side of town. Around the lake, you'll find families out for walks and many cyclists out and about. There are several cafes around the area, capitalising on the views of the lake. It was es ...

Environmental Film Festival Melbourne

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The Environmental Film Festival Melbourne celebrates its fifth year at Kino Cinemas, Collins Place from 4-12th September. This year the festival will have four patrons: lifetime environmentalist Bob Brown, Greens MP Adam Bandt, director of Counteract Nicola Paris and author Julian Cribb. Read more on them here: http://www.effm.org.au/patrons/ The festival aims to showcase international and local ...

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 ...

Melbourne Frock Swap Women's Second Hand Fashion Market

Rachael @ Melb Frock Swap

The Melbourne Frock Swap isn't a swap at all! It's a second hand market with a difference! There's over 70 stalls selling second hand and vintage women's clothing and accessories; and they're complemented with pamper stalls, food vans, coffee and a few other fun things like a nail artists, etc, to make a day at the Melbourne Frock Swap a proper girls day out :) Anyone is welcom ...

Sushi Trains in Melbourne

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No matter where you are in Melbourne, you are bound to find sushi. Sushi stores have so much competition, it's really hard to differentiate from others, except for your location. If you are near a corporate section, you are bound to attract customers - and that's almost everywhere in the CBD.Sushi trains are a hit overseas, but they are slowly infiltrating the lives of Melburnians too. Here's some ...

Night Noodle Market

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AtmosphereIf you haven't already heard about it, the Night Noodle Markets are currently running for Good Food Month at Birrarung Marr until 30th November. When they were introduced last year, the market was crowded and had hardly any sitting space as all of Melbourne flocked to the hawker inspired markets.This year, it has been planned out a bit more carefully with experience under their belt. The ...

Fukuryu Ramen

Vi

Fukuryu Ramen is the latest hotspot to be slurping up bowls of mouth-watering noodle and broth in Melbourne. Despite opening three weeks ago, patrons, streaming in for a taste, stream out with positive reviews, singing praises of their experience. Located in Chinatown, one can be forgiven for having doubtful thoughts as they descend down the laneway and up the concrete stairwell, looking almost li ...

Screen Worlds at the Australian Centre of Moving Image (ACMI)

EricaL

If you are looking for a FREE and interesting family friendly activity in Melbourne's CBD, then head to Screen Worlds at the Australian Centre of Moving Image (ACMI). Screen Worlds: The Story of Film, Television and Digital Culture is ACMI's fascinating permanent exhibition, celebrating moving image in all types of format: film, television and digital culture.Positioned on the ground floor ga ...