Point Nepean National Park

monsadventure

At the bottom of Mornington Peninsula lies a beautiful national park that, surprisingly, not many people know about. Point Nepean National Park is home to some magnificent views, with everything from the sandy beaches, to the rocky coasts and hilly landscapes. It's a large park, excellent for a hike or bike ride. Bike hire is $27.70 for the day and it's completely worth the ride and scenery. The ...

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 ...

H&M at the GPO

Jo Ferguson

H&M is one of the new retail giants to recently open in Melbourne. The modern, trendy new store takes up three levels and has made its home in Melbourne’s historic GPO building on the corner of Elizabeth and Bourke Streets in the city.   Being the flagship Australian store, previously H&M clothes were only available to us via their online store. This was itself a roaring success in Aust ...

10 Reasons to visit Melbourne Museum

EricaL

Melbourne Museum attracts thousands of visitors to explore its vast gallery space filled with Australian social history, culture, science, natural environment and pre-history. There are many reasons why locals and visitors to Victoria's capital city need to visit Melbourne Museum, here are 10 to get you started: 10 Reasons to visit Melbourne Museum Location Positioned in Carlton Gardens adjacent ...

Chain of Fools

EricaL

Chain of Fools, a quaint little cafe on Beach Road in Mentone opened just three months ago, and is already attracting a wide range of patrons. Admittedly, the reason my family and I ventured into Bayside's newest eatery, happened to be because of the images I'd seen online of its magnificent Bollywood-esque wall murals, decorated by Spanish-born airbrush artist 'Txiki'; and they are rather fabulou ...

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 ...

The Queensberry Pour House

Vi

Having classes in the CBD certainly has its perks as you're spoiled for choice when it comes to superb coffee, and cafes in general really. Too bad the old favourites are everybody's favourites - why not try new ventures and reclaim the instant gratification of brunch without the lengthy wait times?Located on the corner of Queensberry st and Bouverie st, The Queensber ...

The Grain Store

monsadventure

I don't often eat brunch - ironic for a foodie of Melbourne right? But I often plan food around my other weekend activities, thus I don't often venture to the city on weekends. The Grain Store has been on my radar for a while and I finally made it down thanks to a voucher that I won from Livlicious.Often some places treat you differently when you have a voucher, but the service here was swift and ...

Tree Surfing at The Enchanted Maze Garden

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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 ...

Thaiger

Vi

Dreary, cloudy days can dampen spirits so easily. Sometimes the best cure comes in the form of quality company over quality burgers. While I can't guarantee the chances of making a new friend while you're both in line, I can suggest trying the great burgers at Thaiger. Located towards the Little Collins edge of Causeway lane, their burgers are immensely popular with the 9-to-5 crowd who ...

Cafe Corretto

KirtanaB

I entered this restaurant on a whim in sought of a satisfying meal, after a long morning filled with back-to-back lectures and assignments. I was also told that it used to be the place where the Underbelly lads ordered their coffees and pizzas – which made it all the more alluring. Right in the center of Melbourne’s Italian precinct, Café Corrento has been serving authentic Southern Italian c ...

Sugar Hit Melbourne

Vi

How does a pop up festival run by the people that brought you LuxBite, Mork Chocolate and N2 Extreme Gelato sound? There's live music to boot, and in keeping with Melbournian 'tradition', it's all happening at a hidden laneway cafe.  Sugar Hit Melbourne was set to occur over once a month, across the months of April, May and June. Each themed night brings together a concentration of some creative ...

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week Exhibitions at Southgate

EricaL

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week is fast approaching, where some of the city's established and emerging designers get to show off their latest collections to influential fashion bloggers and style lovers alike. Melbourne's landmark dining and shopping destination Southgate is earmarked to celebrate in the fashion festivities with FREE exhibitions and displays of innovative emerging designers and the ...

Notemaker Pop Up Warehouse Sale

Vi

Rejoice all lovers of snazzy stationery, for Notemaker are holding their warehouse sale again! The Australian company sell attractive and ergonomical lifestyle products online. Their pop up sales are the only time you get to peruse an amalgamation of global goods from designer brands all under the one roof.I'm sorry if you were eyeing that travel journal because I may have taken the last one. ...

Dinosaur Adventures

EricaL

Prepare yourselves for a prehistoric adventure as Dinosaur Adventures will be taking over Melbourne this winter.  The number one attraction at the Sydney Royal Show earlier this year will be stomping its way into Caulfield Racecourse as Dinosaur Adventures opens on 21 Jun and runs until 20 July. Featuring realistic life-like animatronics, this is an exhibition of Triassic proportions that will l ...

Pidapipo

Vi

Lisa Valmorbida is the creative mind and maker behind popular gelateria, Pidapipo. Her journey in developing her gelato making skills has taken her from restaurants in Sydney and Melbourne, to training at the Carpigiano Gelato University in Italy. Following her formal training, Lisa travelled to her family's hometown Vicenza where she refined her abilities, before returning to Melbo ...

Queen Elizabeth makes Little Lonsdale talk of the town!- Part II

@ieatmelbourne

The food scene on the section of Little Lonsdale Street between Queen and Elizabeth Streets, and its adjoining laneways is thriving with an injection of some of Melbourne’s best dining hotspots. Here are some more highlights for you to experience: Brothl - 123 Hardware Street Yes...you pronounced it correctly! Joost Bakker, the genius behind Greenhouse Perth, is at it again. This time has t ...

Sovereign Hill in Ballarat

EricaL

Sovereign Hill, a 90 minute drive from Melbourne CBD in the regional city of Ballarat, has achieved recognition as one of the major tourist attractions of Victoria, employing 350 people and welcoming 450,000 visitors each year. Sovereign HillImage is c/o https://www.facebook.com/sovereignhill As an active open-air living museum and historical park, Sovereign Hill presents a town in the midst of th ...

LIbrary at the Dock

Jo Ferguson

There’s a new library in town but it’s so much more than a big room full of books. The Library at the Dock is Docklands latest addition to the picturesque Victoria Harbour precinct.   Located at 107 Victoria Harbour Promendae Docklands, the new community hub has a huge collection of books, magazines, DVD's CD's and games to borrow. Made from materials such as recycled hardwood taken from the ...

Find your best fit in 2015

Billy knows best

If you’re bored with your training schedule, want to start a new fitness kick or need valuable training or diet advice then head to the ultimate workout for fitness, wellness and health– the Fitness & Health Expo, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, April 10-12 – and find the best new fitness solution for you. Try and test the absolute latest fitness equipment, acce ...