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Melbourne Cafe and Coffee Culture Walking Tour
"As cafe lovers will tell you there is more to coffee than a 43-bean blend – it’s also about where you’re enjoying your cup of joe. Nowhere in Australia is this more true that in Melbourne home to a thriving cafe culture. On this small-group walking tour through Melbourne’s maze of narrow laneways hear from your local guide the stories of the coffee revolution from the large coffee palaces in the 1950s to today’s hip boutique coffee bars.Hop on the tram and ride away from the crowds to smaller lesser-known lanes that are a coffee junkie’s paradise. As you walk enjoy the rich aroma of coffee roasting and smell exotic herbs and spices coming from the cafes. Discover the individual characteristics of each cafe
From AUD99.00
 
Melbourne Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour
"Melbourne is the epicenter for all things fashionable. This three-hour tour will highlight the best that Melbourne has to offer showcasing local designers whilst acquainting you with the arcades and lanes. Wander through the famed Royal Arcade steeped in old-world charm and grace and if time permits visit Hosier Lane. With more than 50 stores boutiques and galleries you won’t have time to shop properly but to browse and perhaps pick up the odd trinket.With a vibrant public art scene and historical buildings that act as a backdrop you will discover the sophistication and charm that makes Melbourne such a diverse city. Melbourne is a foodies paradise and no visit would be complete with out sampling some of the local food and wine. Indulge your self with a chocolate tasting
From AUD95.00
 
Melbourne Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour
"Melbourne is the epicenter for all things fashionable. This three-hour tour will highlight the best that Melbourne has to offer showcasing local designers whilst acquainting you with the arcades and lanes. Wander through the famed Royal Arcade steeped in old-world charm and grace and if time permits visit Hosier Lane. With more than 50 stores boutiques and galleries you won’t have time to shop properly but to browse and perhaps pick up the odd trinket.With a vibrant public art scene and historical buildings that act as a backdrop you will discover the sophistication and charm that makes Melbourne such a diverse city. Melbourne is a foodies paradise and no visit would be complete with out sampling some of the local food and wine. Indulge your self with a chocolate tasting
From AUD95.00

Fitzroy Gardens Tips (43)

CHILDREN WILL LOVE THE DRAGON!

Located near Grey street in Fitzroy Gardens is a wonderful children's playground. I guess the centrepiece would have to be the 20 tonne sculpted concrete dragon that is 7 metres long and 3 metres...
balhannah
Sep 01, 2016

GREY STREET FOUNTAIN

I wonder why a fancy name wasn't given to this nice fountain?Known as the "Grey Street" fountain, work began on it in 1863. A 30.5 metre pool was built and cluster of rocks were placed in the...
balhannah
Sep 01, 2016

FITZROY GARDENS

Fitzroy Gardens were permanently reserved as public gardens in 1848 and known as Fitzroy Square until 1862. They were named after Sir Charles Augustus FitzRoy, a governor of New South WalesThe...
balhannah
Sep 01, 2016

SINCLAIR'S COTTAGE

Sinclair's cottage is located on the main Elm avenue in Fitzroy Gardens. It's described as a "polychrome" brick cottage, designed by Melbourne architect Francis Maloney White. In 1866, Melbourne...
balhannah
Sep 01, 2016

THE BANDSTAND

It's called the "old" Bandstand as it dates to 1864, probably making it the first building to be built in the gardens. To me, it looked in very good condition and I loved it had been painted the same...
balhannah
Sep 01, 2016

BOY ON A TURTLE

Yet another sculpture in Fitzroy Gardens. This one I found in lake, as it was a marble statue of a boy sitting on top of a Turtle. A small fountain and water garden plants surrounded the pond, it...
balhannah
Sep 01, 2016

MARY GILBERT

Mary Gilbert was in the Fitzroy Garden's Conservatory, a bronze figure of a young woman surrounded by beautiful flowers and plants. The name didn't ring a bell, so I read the informative plaque which...
balhannah
Sep 01, 2016

THE FAIRIES TREE

You don't have to be a child to enjoy the Fairies tree that is located next to the Tudor Village. Children would love the fairies and for me, it was thinking how clever the artist "Ola Cohn" had...
balhannah
Sep 01, 2016

TEMPLE OF THE WINDS

Not far from the Tudor Village and on the other side of the Kiosk, is where I came across a beautiful Neo- classical Rotunda, known as the "Temple of the Winds." It has been here since 1873 and...
balhannah
Sep 01, 2016

A TUDOR VILLAGE IN MELBOURNE

Well, not a real one, a miniature Tudor Village! 77 year old Edgar Wilson created the village as a hobby, he actually made three of them!One of them he presented to the City of Melbourne through the...
balhannah
Sep 01, 2016

STATUE OF MEDITATION

Situated beside the Conservatory door is a massive statue of a draped form in marble, this is the Statue of Meditation. There is a story.......On the plaque it states it was a gift from Madame...
balhannah
Aug 31, 2016

BOY WITH SERPENT

I probably would never have walked out the back door of the Conservatory but for the crowd of people in there, and I wanted to get away. I was pleased I did, as there was a nice paved courtyard...
balhannah
Aug 31, 2016
 
 
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Flinders Street Station

Mention Flinders Street Railway Station and nearly every Australian would know your talking about Melbourne. Want a meeting place, then under the clock with everybody else at Flinders Street...
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St Paul's Cathedral Melbourne

When I walked into St. Paul's Anglican Cathedral I was immediately attracted to the stone work, cream limestone banded with bluestone - stunning! The floors and walls are beautiful, as they are...
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Federation Square

Federation Square has two courts, St. Paul's court located next to the Visitor Information centre and Swanston Street Forecourt. The Square itself is a huge open area and has a stage and there is a...
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Regent Theatre

THE REGENT THEATRE Really it is quite lucky that it is standing here today, as fire and flood and even demolishment meant it may have been destroyed for ever. Many outstanding old buildings were...
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Australian Centre of Moving Images - ACMI

We had heard so much about ACMI ( Australian Center for the Moving Image) we were extremely disappointed when we arrived there. We asked at the reception what we could see and the girl said that there...
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The Forum Theatre

The stunning architecture of the Forum Theatre (formerly State Theatre) is the kind I didn't expect to find in Melbourne nor Australia - it definitely reminded me of Egypt! In the early 1920s, Stuart...
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