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Your insider’s guide to the city

Insider's Guide
Think you know Melbourne? Think again. From $10 lunch spots to secret summer rooftops, this is your ultimate guide. 

Check out some top picks and download the full guide below, or grab your copy from our visitor hubs​.  ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Image of Arbory Afloat
Sat 21 Sep 2019 to Thu 30 Apr 2020
Arbory Afloat has re-berthed on the banks on the Yarra River for its fourth season with a Miami inspired food and design concept.
Image of Moonlight Cinema
Thu 28 Nov 2019 to Sun 29 Mar 2020
Picturesque parklands, sparkling summer starlight and fantastic food – gather your loved ones and treat yourself to a night of cinematic splendour.
Image of Juke's Karaoke Bar
Juke's have got ten themed rooms to suit karaoke crews of any size. From the window to the wall, they know how to jazz up a room to make it something special.
Image of Ocean 12 Melbourne
Experience a new level of luxury at Ocean 12, with a playful collision of style, service, drink and frivolity. Raising the bar for karaoke in Melbourne, Ocean 12 has over 30 private rooms complete with your very own dedicated bartender.
Image of Dessous
Beneath the pavement of Flinders Lane you'll find Dessous: a debaucherous and moody drinking hole. The perfect place to escape from the rush of the city. The menu is designed to share, from snacks to large plates, piece it together however you please.
Image of Beekeeper Parade
Beekeeper Parade upcycle fashion and textile waste into stylish, sustainable and unique backpacks, bags and fashion accessories.
Image of Park
Tue 14 Jan 2020 to Mon 01 Nov 2021
Park is part garden eatery and bar, part outdoor gallery. Come along to this green oasis within the city.
Image of The Music Gym
Ever wanted to learn a musical instrument, but couldn’t find the time? Trade your lunchtime workout for a jam session with music lessons at The Music Gym. They're focused on flexibility, with small group music classes running hourly.
Image of Pepe's Italian & Liquor
Pepe’s Italian & Liquor is situated in heritage-listed, faded red-brick building. This moody, yet inviting restaurant, serves Italian-American fare.
Image of Moomba Festival
Fri 06 Mar 2020 to Mon 09 Mar 2020
Moomba Festival is back in full swing, with a chock-a-block program of free events for the entire family.
Image of Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
Thu 19 Mar 2020 to Sun 29 Mar 2020
Celebrate everything that makes our city delicious with 10 days of dinners, parties, talks, demonstrations and free events for the whole family.
Image of Light Up Melbourne Festival
Thu 19 Mar 2020 to Sun 22 Mar 2020
The Light Up festival presents custom-built lanterns, stalls showcasing Asian culture, traditions and cuisines, and a full weekend of entertainment.
Image of Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Wed 25 Mar 2020 to Sun 19 Apr 2020
The lights of Melbourne shine a little bit brighter when the Melbourne International Comedy Festival takes over town!
Image of Wonderpop & Deli
Wonderpop & Deli serve up a range of pies and pastries, made fresh daily. These are no ordinary pies. How about the 'Tradie Slammer'? A pie served in a toasted brioche bun, with house-made chutney.
Image of Bon Bon Boy
Vietnamese classics with a French-inspired twist. An East meets West experience.
Image of The Olive Jar Cafe
The Olive Jar welcomes you to the true authentic flavours of Italy alongside modern Australian Dishes. This casual dining restaurant offers light lunch dishes and gourmet pizza, voted the best pizza base in Melbourne.
Image of Pollon Flowers
Pollon flowers has been celebrated for over a decade for its original and creative floral arrangements.
Image of La Belle Miette
La Belle Miette is a small French patisserie specialising in macarons. A tiny piece of Paris in Melbourne, La Belle Miette was founded by two Francophiles.


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