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HIT THE HIGHLIGHTS OF MELBOURNE.

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The city of Melbourne boasts many fast-paced and glamorous attractions. Thriving on a lifestyle of high fashion, a vibrant night life, and exquisite food and drinks. Melbourne offers the biggest and glitziest events of the year, guaranteeing a lot of something for everybody.

As much about the riotous street art as it is about the classy socialite events, here is the lowdown on the full Melbourne experience.

 

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WHAT TO EAT & DRINK.

Melbourne offers a huge variety of food and drink experiences, from fine dining to backstreet dive bars this city has it all. One of Melbourne’s best attractions is undoubtedly its warren of lanes and alleyways that bisect the central city. Most are home to several dumpsters and various locals, while others are home to high end fashion boutiques and some very cool bars & restaurants. Check out Chin Chin restaurant, Shmucks Bagels, Manchuria Bar and Murmur Piano Bar to get you started. You may need the help of Google Maps...


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VISIT THE STREET GALLERIES.

Melbourne is famous for the incredible art displayed on its streets. Offering a freeing and engaging 'alty' vibe, the coloured walls bring this city to life! Showing that there is more to Melbourne than just it's elite social life, spaces such as Hosier Lane and ACDC Lane, assault the eye with bright colours and often abrasive imagery. The street art is a key attributing factor to what makes Melbourne unique, truly exposing every visitor to the true underlying life of the city.

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SHOP 'TIL YOU DROP!

The shopping and fashion culture of Melbourne is one that is almost impossible to keep up with, but it is so fun to try! Around every corner is a new fashionable local, effortlessly flaunting whichever trend they please. There are no limits to fashion in this city, and the shopping is certainly available to match. Chadstone is the largest shopping centre in the Southern Hemisphere, boasting over 500 stores, there is definitely something for anybody seeking a wardrobe update. In addition to this, city streets are lined with boutiques offering more exclusive looks for anyone wanting something a little more different or sophisticated.




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HEAD TO THE MELBOURNE CUP CARNIVAL.

It’s not just any event, it’s racing's biggest event of the year. Pulling in more than 700 million viewers from around the world, Australia’s Melbourne Cup is the country’s most thoroughbred horse race. Held at the prestigious Flemington Racecourse and attended by 120,000 of the world’s glitziest guests, it’s an annual Aussie tradition with roots as far back as 1861. As much about the frocks (and frolics) as it is about the thoroughbreds. The Melbourne Cup truly exemplifies the glamour and prestige of this city.




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ESCAPE THE CITY.

Just when it seems Melbourne couldn't be any better, the beautiful and famous beachfronts allow for a quick city escape. Proving that not everyone has to love the city life to fall for Melbourne. Beaches such as St Kilda offer some surf and a view with its beachfront units.


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ABOUT SARAH HILES-SMITH

Sarah Hiles-Smith is a part-time Digital Content Assistant at House of Travel. Splitting time between work and university, she loves to get away and travel when she can. Working at House of Travel is inspiring a big OE, which will hopefully happen soon!

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