Tips & Articles

31
August
2018

What to Do in Melbourne This Weekend?

Melbourne is a thriving city bursting with potential weekend activities for your holiday plans. Don’t spend a night at the hotel, but instead adventure into the unknown and discover the unique events only occurring for a limited time. With art, history, scenery and foodie experiences on offer, you will be sure to like at least one of these options. MoMa at NGV Currently, the National Gallery of Victoria is presenting New York’s iconic Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) onto its walls. 130 years of Modern and Contemporary art, with famous artists such as Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, […]

   
  
26
July
2018

What to See and Do in Melbourne?

Melbourne is regularly seen at the top of any “world’s coolest city” list, and rightly so. The sheer amount of culture and attractions make it a place that’s perfect for everyone, whether you’re looking for art galleries rich in local creativity, historic museums that detail the city’s fascinating past, or outdoor activities that get the adrenalin pumping. Here are some of the best things to see and do in Melbourne 1. Melbourne Royal Botanical Gardens Melbourne’s pretty gardens are packed full of exotic plant life that make visitors feel a million miles away from the busyness of the daily grind. […]

   
  
20
June
2018

The Different Types of Sports Events at the Etihad Stadium

Sport is a large part of Melbourne life, exemplified by one of the city’s most popular landmarks being a sports ground that hosts an array of different sporting and cultural events throughout the year. The Etihad Stadium (which is also known locally as the Docklands Stadium) can be found in the vibrant and lively Docklands district of the city. The building itself dates back to 1997 when it was tentatively dubbed Victoria Stadium, and construction was finished three years later in 2000. In the first instance, the stadium was built to replace Waverley Park and was created specially to host […]

   
  
26
April
2018

Getting to Know Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance

Melbourne is a hub of culture, history, and charm, with plenty of landmark attractions to keep visitors busy for weeks. The Shine of Remembrance is one of the most popular landmarks in the city, and can be found on the bustling stretch of St Kilda Road. The shrine itself was built to commemorate all the men and women from Victoria who fought and served in some way in World War I. Today, the meaning of it has expanded to include all Australians that have served in a war. It remains an important site for the annual ANZAC Day celebrations and […]

   
  
15
March
2018

The National Tennis Centre at Melbourne Park

Melbourne Park is a premier sporting and events venue in the heart of Melbourne that dates back to 1988. Over the years, it has been home to the Australian Open Grand Slam tennis tournament in January as well as hosting events like basketball and netball games, big music concerts, swimming galas, motorsport events, and ice skating championships amongst many other things. The park itself used to be called Flinders Park until the main arena (Centre Court) was renamed to honour Rod Laver’s successful career – he won the Grand Slam twice and made a name for himself as Australia’s greatest […]

   
  
6
February
2018

The Block Arcade in Melbourne

The Block Arcade can be found in the heart of Melbourne’s central business district, and is a prominent heritage landmark in the area. As well as boasting a well-trod shopping centre, the city’s Golden Mile heritage walk runs right through the middle of it, allowing visitors to soak up the rich history. Formerly known as Carpenter’s Lane, the arcade soon became known simply as “The Block” because of the pre-Victorian Football League matches tradition where women walked one way around the block and men walked the other. The Local shopkeepers petitioned to have the name changed. Today, it is a […]

   
  
27
December
2017

What to See and Do at St Kilda Beach

Melbourne’s most famous beach, St Kilda Beach, is located just 6km from the centre of the city. Stretching out for around 700m, it promises sandy shorelines and a range of waterfront activities between St Kilda Marina and St Kilda Harbour. According to locals in Melbourne, it’s not summer until you’ve kicked back for a day by the seaside at St Kilda Beach, which can easily be reached via the city tram line from the Central Business District. Along the esplanade, you can watch walkers, joggers, and rollerbladers race by, while the waters make the perfect place to kitesurfers, windsurfers, and […]

   
  
30
November
2017

Things to Do on Fitzroy Street in St Kilda

Fitzroy Street is the main artery running through the bustling suburb of St Kilda in Melbourne. This major thoroughfare is the most popular part of the district, boasting a vibrant collection of bars, restaurants, shops, and cafes. Running from St Kilda Junction down to the beach, it is the easiest way to get from the centre of Melbourne to the bay that lies on the coast. Its seaside location means it combines both city and beach life, imbuing it with a unique atmosphere that is loved by both locals and tourists alike. The street itself was named after Charles Augustus […]

   
  
19
October
2017

Belgian and French Chocolate in the Yarra Valley

Just outside of Melbourne, the Yarra Valley unfolds in a delightful show of Australian countryside. While it is most famed for its wineries and contribution to the international wine industry, it is also renowned for something a little sweeter – chocolate. At the Yarra Valley chocolaterie and ice creamery, you can sample local flavours amongst the sprawling expanse of the stunning scenery. Here, you can indulge all your senses with free chocolate tastings and over 250 different varieties of chocolate products to try. The on-site café is perfect for relaxing in and trying a treat or two, and the surrounding […]

   
  
22
September
2017

The History and Events of Etihad Stadium

Sport is such a huge part of the cultural landscape in Melbourne, so it makes sense that one of the city’s top attractions is a sporting ground home to numerous different games as well as other festivals and events throughout the year. Etihad Stadium, which is also known as the Docklands Stadium thanks to its location, and its previous sponsored names of the Colonial Stadium and Telstra Dome, is set in the bustling and vibrant Docklands precinct in the heart of Melbourne. Work began on the stadium in 1997 when it was given its working name, “Victoria Stadium”. It was […]

   
  
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