Traveller stories: Sunset sail on the Yarra

Traveller stories: Sunset sail on the Yarra

“You must be Mackenzie!” The man who shouted my name was still too far down the docks for me to see him clearly. The first thing I saw was his big, easy smile, white against his brown skin. He was tall and athletic, a regular Adonis, and introduced himself as...

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Exploring Melbourne’s coffee culture

Exploring Melbourne’s coffee culture

I already knew of plenty of things to do in Melbourne, but this time I was scouring the city with a purpose: to find some of the best coffee in a city known for getting its buzz on. I’d already consumed a large amount of coffee by that point while...

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Photo of the week: Yarn bombing in Melbourne

Photo of the week: Yarn bombing in Melbourne

Two words – yarn. bomb. Street art isn’t just what’s painted on a wall, it’s anything that plays with the urban landscape. And honestly, we love it even more when it’s responsible! From moss graffiti to yarn bombing, we love these unique projects that make everyday life a little more fun!...

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24 hours in: Melbourne

24 hours in: Melbourne

Headed to Melbourne, but with a time-strapped schedule? Of course, we recommend you spend your vacay hanging out with us, but if you’re still looking for something to do after your food tour or cocktail adventure, we also have a few suggestions to make the most of a little time...

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Photo of the week: Life on the Yarra River

Photo of the week: Life on the Yarra River

When it comes to exploring a city, we often talk about perspective. Whether you’re discovering a new city or re-appreciating your own, there are infinite ways to see the urban landscape. Familiar views take on new wonder when appreciated from a different angle. A city you’ve researched and seen represented...

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The Complete Guide to: Melbourne Travel

The Complete Guide to: Melbourne Travel

So you’re travelling to Melbourne – smart choice! This right here will give you everything you need to know about visiting Melbourne, from getting to and from the airport, to the best Melbourne books you should read, and the cool local spots you should check out. Getting To and From...

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Things to do in: Melbourne

Things to do in: Melbourne

We asked Tony, General Manager of Urban Adventures and long-time resident of Melbourne, to answer a few questions for us. Here, he gives us a local perspective on things to do in Melbourne. Where would you take your Mum on her birthday for a special local lunch? (When money isn’t an...

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What’s On In… Melbourne: Melbourne Now

What’s On In… Melbourne: Melbourne Now

Anyone who is going to be in Melbourne over the next few months and wants to instantly tap into their inner hipster should head straight for the National Gallery of Victoria. Here you’ll find an exhibition called Melbourne Now, which celebrates all things Melbourne through several forms of art and...

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Battle of Oz: Why You Should Visit Melbourne

Battle of Oz: Why You Should Visit Melbourne

Coming to Australia? Definitely come to Melbourne! Melbourne is clearly the best city in Australia to visit, as it’s a juxtaposition of easy-to-find amazingness and incredible finds tucked away only to be discovered by true ‘urban adventurers’. To us, Melbourne can be summed up with the five Fs: funky, fashionable,...

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My Neighbourhood: Kensington in Melbourne

My Neighbourhood: Kensington in Melbourne

Kensington is just two stops away from Melbourne’s CBD but until relatively recently was the kind of place you took a wide berth around or held your nose and raced on through! The reason for this was that it was the home of the city abattoir and stockyards and so...

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