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Uncovering the Canuck in Melbourne

July 1 is Canada’s national day, so what better time to acquaint yourself with a few beloved Canadian traditions? We’ve found some experiences right here in Melbourne that will have you celebrating like a Canuck on Canada Day and beyond. … Continue reading

Celebrating a new community hub for Carlton

What do you get when you cross 3D printing, iPads, a social enterprise café, spaces to hire, an art collection and a stack of new books? A library and community centre, of course! Well, maybe not just any library and community … Continue reading

Dreamy winter habitats

A bit of R&R is in order during Melbourne’s crisp winter months and the good news is, you’re likely to find savvy deals on accommodation while the weather’s cool. We’ve found some sweet digs that might tickle your fancy. St. … Continue reading

Melbourne school holiday activities for kids

Create a school holiday itinerary for your kids and pack it to the brim with educational and fun activities. From arts and crafts to action and adventure, you’ll find something for children of every age and inclination. SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium At SEA LIFE … Continue reading

Brain food for studious (and not-so-studious) types

Fancy a pick-me-up when you’ve been hitting the books or straining the brain? These establishments are conveniently attached to places of learning, so you can pop out and enjoy a well-deserved study (or office) break. Pearson and Murphy’s at RMIT … Continue reading

14 cocktails to warm you in Melbourne this winter

Melbourne’s city streets and laneways offer an abundance of watering holes for every occasion and all conversations. Whether you’re looking for an after-work tipple, pre-theatre drink or a little date-night fun, these warming concoctions will heat things up for an enjoyable night out. The … Continue reading

Ria Angelika Polo and the Melbourne Town Hall Grand Organ

Jakarta-born organist, Ria Angelika Polo, began to learn piano when she was five years old and moved to the organ at age eight. Now, she’s fulfilling a long-held dream to play a grand organ and you can experience it at … Continue reading

Melbourne is made for winter

It’s a time to indulge in hearty meals at cosy restaurants, walk in the rain and jump in puddles, gaze at fireworks in Docklands and check out the latest exhibitions and winter festivals. Melbourne is filled with events for foodies and sports fans, with fun … Continue reading

Best of British in Melbourne

The Queen’s Birthday long weekend is the ideal time to tuck into some traditional faves from the British Isles. We’ve tracked down everything from Jammie Dodgers to the Sunday roast, so you can get your Brit on this Queen’s Birthday! If you’ve ever seen … Continue reading

Inbetween dumplings and dishy chefs

Louise has lived in Elwood for 15 years and always felt she had everything she needed. But a gastronomic journey through Melbourne’s city was more than enough to change her mind. And the experience blew her away. Starting the adventure with … Continue reading