Archive | August, 2012

Feast your eyes on this: Melbourne street art

August 22, 2012

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Melbourne has over 100 art galleries. But you don’t necessarily have to step inside one to see some of the city’s best displays… Hit Melbourne’s laneways, a tangle of shops, speakeasies and signless restaurants, and you’ll soon discover the city’s beating art. Art up: Visitors can arrange art tours of Melbourne’s laneways with Hidden Secrets […]

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Finding Walhalla… Nina Derham goes on a journey to Victoria’s gold mining town

August 20, 2012

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Walhalla, Victoria, Australia

I had heard that visiting Victoria’s famous gold mining town was like “stepping back in time” and my mind’s eye had conjured up an old fashioned film set. However, on arriving in Walhalla it became immediately apparent that I couldn’t have been more wrong. There was something different, more earthy about this place. It took […]

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Photo of the week: Cute koala gets that Friday feeling!

August 17, 2012

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Koala in Victoria, Australia

It’s hard work being a koala, as you can see from our pic of the week. All those eucalyptus leaves to eat, all that sun to bathe in.. and still this little fella finds time to strike a pose! Want to spot a koala when you travel Australia? These sleepy marsupials are best seen on […]

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Melbourne wins the No1 spot as the world’s most liveable city

August 16, 2012

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Yarra River And Melbourne Skyline

What is the best city in the world? Why Melbourne, of course! We were delighted (but not hugely surprised) to discover that Melbourne has been named the most liveable city in the world for the second year running, according to the EIU’s liveability index, as printed in The Economist. But what does this mean exactly? Well, aside […]

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More Olympic action in Melbourne

August 10, 2012

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Don’t want the London 2012 Olympics to end? Like us, have you spent the past two weeks glued to your TV enjoying the triumphs, the glory, the medals – and of course a few tears? Never one to shy away from stunning sporting events, Melbourne has something more in store for those that just can’t get enough of […]

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Photo of the week: Melburnian gorilla in the spotlight

August 8, 2012

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There is no resisting the overwhelming urge to ‘aaaah’ when you see this little face! Yakini, a gorilla born at Melbourne Zoo in 1999, has become a bit of an internet sensation over the past few days with people everywhere tweeting his picture. We may be biased but we think it’s easy to see why – […]

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Photo of the week: Tesselaar Tulip Festival

August 3, 2012

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Child at Tesselaar Tulip Festival, Victoria Australia

In just over a month’s time, visitors to the Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, will be greeted by a sea of colours and the scent of half a million tulips. The Tesselaar Tulip Festival is a kaleidoscopic showcase of spring flowers, which has been welcoming visitors from all over the world since 1954. Enjoy!

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Melbourne gets a Gold from Sir Chris Hoy

August 3, 2012

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Bicycles on Brunswick Street

As London takes centre stage to host the 2012 Olympics, the pressure to win Gold has been riding fairly high on one man – Sir Chris Hoy. UK journalist, Nick McAvaney, was lucky enough to interview Chris at the Track World Cycling Championships and discovered he’s a huge fan of Melbourne. Here’s why Chris thinks […]

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