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The city of Melbourne is a unique metropolis offering something for everyone and is consistently ranked amongst the world’s most livable cities. A convenient public transport network, abundance of green spaces, a fascinating history, great shopping and entertainment districts and the beautiful Yarra River make Melbourne a favourite holiday destination.

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Shopping – Melbourne's Big 6

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Shopping – City Arcardes, Laneways and Shopping Precincts Shopping – City Fringe & Surrounds

Melbourne’s Major Events

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Getting Around

Pastuso

Pastuso

Tucked away on ACDC Lane, just off Flinders Lane is Pastuso, a modern Peruvian bar, grill and cevicheria. A meal here is not quite complete until you've cast your eyes over Peru's sweeter side and onto their dessert menu. 

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Rice Paper Scissors

Rice Paper Scissors

Be blown away by the rich flavours of South East Asia at this quirky restaurant tucked away on Liverpool Street. Rice Paper Scissors is fun, vibrant and simply delicious. 

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Garden State Hotel

Garden State Hotel

This unique, multi - level beer garden is located minutes away from Citadines on Bourke among one of Melbourne's most cosmopolitan laneways - Flinders Lane. 

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Emporium Melbourne

Emporium Melbourne

Emporium Melbourne is the newest shopping destination in the CBD. With over 200 stores you are bound to find something for every shopper. Spanning over six floors it is home to some of fashions biggest names such as, Zimmerman, Manning Cartell, Alannah Hill, Alice McCall, Camilla and Marc, Jigsaw, L'Occitane and many more. 

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Chin Chin

Chin Chin

The flexible, Asian-inspired menu makes it easy to get adventurous with lots of share plates as well as the Feed Me menu - a multi-course chef’s selection. Definitely worth visiting when you're in Melbourne.

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Garden State Hotel

Garden State Hotel

The multimillion-dollar pub is taking shape at 101 Flinders Lane within the walls of an 1896 cotton warehouse, a site bounded by Flinders Lane, Duckboard Place and AC/DC Lane.

A multi-levelled beer garden is the place’s defining feature, but this isn't just any beer garden. There’s lush greenery and enormous trees that will tower within the venue.

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Arbory

Arbory Bar

Arbory is uniquely located next to platform 13 of Flinders Street Station.

This outdoor bar and restaurant spans the length of the station, for 150 metres along the Yarra. Nestling under the canopy (arbour) of plane trees, the decking connects Princes Bridge and Southbank footbridge.

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DFO

South Wharf - DFO

DFO South Wharf is home to over 100 leading Australian and International stores that offer massive discounts off their every-day retail prices, all under the one roof.

DFO features a successful formula of fashion, children’s wear, footwear, handbags, jewellery, accessories, manchester, sporting goods and apparel. There are food options for every taste, making it easy to replenish in between shopping for bargains. From coffee to snacks and meals, you can grab a bite from one of the beautifully appointed cafés.

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St Collins Lane

St Collins Lane

St Collins Lane is Melbourne's newest shopping destination for luxury international and local brands.

Head to St Collins' dining level, The Aviary, for restaurant-quality dining from some of Australia’s best names in hospitality, including the likes of Neil Perry’s Burger Project.

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Melbourne Museum

Situated in the beautiful Carlton Gardens, Melbourne Museum has become an integral part of the art, culture and education of the city. Seven unique gallery spaces are housed in the largest museum in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Myer

Myer is the destination for international and local designers and brands. Explore the nine stories of exceptional shopping inside Melbourne’s original department store.

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Bourke Street Mall

Arguably the best shopping destination in Australia, Melbourne is a retail paradise. Citadines on Bourke is near the famous Bourke Street Mall, a pedestrian friendly shopping area perfect for gift buying, browsing designer boutiques or relaxing in style at one of the many cafes or bars. Discover leading brands such as H&M, Forever New and Zara in Melbourne’s pedestrian friendly retail heart. 

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Melbourne Central Shopping Centre

Melbourne Central

With more than 300 stores offering everything from homeware to leading fashion brands, plenty of parking and more than enough entertainment options to keep the whole family happy – Melbourne Central has it all. To make your shopping experience even more enjoyable, Melbourne Central is located above the Melbourne Central train station, making it easy to reach and easy to find.

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H&M

A sophisticated and modern retail experience awaits you in Melbourne’s stunningly refurbished 1864 postal building. Melbourne’s GPO is home to the world famous Swedish retailer H&M.

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David Jones

David Jones is one of Melbourne’s main department stores. Two grand, historic buildings offer customers the best in beauty, fashion and homeware. At David Jones, Australia’s oldest department store, you will find everything you need, whether it’s for the family, the home and or to treat yourself. 

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Chadstone

Chadstone is The Fashion Capital. Boasting 530 stores, making it the largest shopping destination in the Southern Hemisphere, Chadstone has more luxury brands under one roof as well as a massive selection of Australia’s best designers, food specialists, gift stores and homewares.

Shopping is not the only thing on offer at Chadstone, so why not treat yourself at a day spa and then meet up with the whole family at the Megaplex cinema or bowling alley.

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Fitzroy

Brunswick Street, Smith Street
Gertrude Street, Johnson Street

Eclectic street art, refined galleries, classic cocktail bars, old fashioned pubs and vintage shopping combine in the creative and bohemian area of Fitzroy. Brunswick Street is the perfect place to catch up with friends for an al fresco lunch and then wile away the afternoon browsing through specialist book stores and discovering local designers.

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Prahan

High Street, Chapel Street, Greville Street

Head to Prahan for a great day of vintage shopping, boutique browsing and quirky dining options. Take a walk down Chapel Street and discover some of the best independent shops in Greater Melbourne. Chapel Street Bazaar is the home of all things retro and vintage and the Prahran Market is not to be missed for amazing fresh and local produce. Experience Greville Street with its vibrant galleries, local design and unique cafes.

The fun doesn’t stop when the lights go out in Prahran. Start your evening with a drink in Windsor Castle’s beer garden and finish it with a dance in OneSixOne or live music and arts at Revolver Upstairs.  

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Richmond

Bridge Road, Church Street, Swan Street

Get a fresh and delicious coffee or snack at any of the many cafes in Richmond including favourites like Cheerio (323 Lennox Street) and the Old Barber Shop Café (251 Church St). Bargain hunters are always happy with their major label finds at the factory outlets on Bridge Road.

Richmond is home to fresh and exciting Greek, Mexican, Italian and Vietnamese dining options such as Little Saigon, Osteria La Passione, Noir and Chingón Cantina y Taqueria. Patrons at Baby Pizza dine on authentic Italian cuisine in contemporary and oh-so stylish surroundings.  Take a walk to the top of Swan Street and head to the rooftop terrace at Union Dining for drinks with someone special or refined dining inside.

Aussie Rules footy fans are at home in one of the ‘proper’ Richmond pubs such as The Swan Hotel, the Prince Alfred Hotel or the London Tavern. If you are looking for live music and a great atmosphere then you’ll find it at least 3 times a week at the Corner Hotel

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Flinders Quarter

Flinders Quarter is home to Melbourne’s most fashionable and creative residents. With more commercial galleries squeezed into one space than anywhere else in Australia, Flinders Quarter is an art collectors dream. Browse the hottest fashion from Melbournes best designers as well experimental new lines by emerging creatives.

When it comes to eating and drinking, you will spoiled for choice with everything from sushi to soup bars and artisan bakeries to the most highly regarded restaurants in the country.

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Collins Street, Little Collins Street

If someone invites you to the ‘top end of town’ then head to Collins Street, home to Melbourne’s finest stores, exclusive clubs and most famous luxury brands. If your budget allows then head to the flagship stores by leading designers such as Louis Vuitton and Prada. Get a feel for the history of the city and take a relaxing stroll down Collins Street to explore The Old Treasury Museum, one of the finest public buildings in the country.

To pick up something local and experience Melbourne culture then hop onto Little Collins Street. Not only home to the best local designers, but also unique bars such as Hairy Canary, and Gin Palace.

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The Royal Arcade

Linking Bourke Street Mall, Little Collins and Elizabeth Streets, The Royal Arcade has been a popular spot since 1869. The Royal Arcade houses a collection of stores and boutiques featuring relaxed cafes, beautiful jewellery, gifts and much more. 

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The Block Arcade

The Block, as it is affectionately known, was completed in 1893 but still retains its beautiful original mosaic flooring, carved stone details and beautiful glass canopy. The Block is one of the finest 19th century shopping arcades in the world.

Block Place manages to squeeze in a collection of some of Melbourne’s best cafes and eateries. Take a moment to stare at and then indulge in one of the beautiful and delicious cakes at Hopetoun Tea Rooms and take home a sweet gift from the renowned chocolatier Haigh’s Chocolates.

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Laneways

Throughout the city is a maze of fascinating laneways. Sidestep off a main street and explore some of the real highlights of the city. Small and unique boutiques, cosy coffee shops, romantic hideaways, the best bars and a haven for artistic expression, Melbourne’s laneways offer a unique perspective on the city. Laneways worth exploring include: Degraves Street, Centre Place, Little Collins Street, Hosier Lane and Little Bourke Street.

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Australia Open Tennis (January)

Watch the worlds tennis stars battle to win the first Grand Slam of the season.

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White Night

White Night (February)

One of Melbourne's biggest art festivals, White Night attracts hundreds of thousands of people to Melbourne's city streets where art work is projected onto some of Melbournes most iconic buildings. 

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Food and Wine Festival (February-March)

Whether you are wine expert or an aspiring masterchef or just fancy experiencing the finest produce prepared by the best chefs in the country, this is the place to be.

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Formula 1 Grand Prix (March)

There's nothing as exciting as a FORMULA 1 Australian Grand Prix race. Albert Park becomes home to one of the most exciting events in the motorsport calendar.

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Virgin Fashion Festival

Virgin Fashion Festival (March)

Step out with the seriously stylish at Australia's biggest fashion event featuring fabulous entertainment, runway shows and workshops.

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International Flower and Garden Show (March)

Garden lovers will not want to miss this showcase of the best national garden designs and floral highlights.

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Comedy Festival

International Comedy Festival (March-April)

There is a living, breathing and growing Melbourne institution that is forever in fashion: The Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Prepare for side-splitting-belly-laughs as the world’s funniest comedians come to town.

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International Jazz Festival

International Jazz Festival (June)

A ten day festival that brings the world's modern masters of jazz to Australia, with a thrilling program of big-name artists, blistering instrumentalists and soulful singers, alongside the best Australian artists.

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Open House Melbourne

Open House Melbourne (July)

Open House Melbourne is quickly growing year on year as it allows you to explore the inside of some of Melbourne's most iconic buildings that up until then have been closed to the public. Engage in Melbourne's exquisite architecture on this weekend in July.

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International Film Festival (July-August)

The largest film festival in the Southern Hemisphere and one of the longest running film festivals in the world, the MIFF features a handpicked selection of the best world cinema and the largest showcase of new Australian movies.

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AFL Grand Final

AFL Grand Final (September)

Australias Football League is a big deal around here, so if you want to experience the pinnacle of the AFL calendar then make sure you in the city for the grand final.

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Spring Racing Carnival

Spring Racing Carnival (October-November)

Immerse yourself in a world of glamour and gambling at one of the worlds premier horse racing events.

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Boxing Day Test (December)

The MCG hosts the years biggest game of cricket. The perfect way to spend Boxing Day.

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Melbourne Cricket Ground

Our Apart'hotel is a short 20 minute walk to the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) making us a popular choice for sports lovers. The MCG is a listed Australian heritage site and a world famous sports complex that is a must visit for tourists when in Melbourne. 

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AAMI Park

AAMI Park is unmissable with it’s unique geodesic dome roof, it is one of the most iconic stadiums in Melbourne’s Olympic Park precinct. The destination for both soccer and rugby fans, hosting both regional and international events.

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Rod Laver Arena

Named after one of the world’s greatest tennis players, Rodney ‘Rod’ Laver, this tennis arena is the home of the Australian Open and hosts concerts by some of the biggest music acts in the world. 

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Etihad Stadium - Docklands Stadium

Etihad Stadium in the Docklands is only a short tram ride or ten minutes drive from Citadines, the stadium plays home to many Australian (Aussie) Rules Football games and is a stunning venue for a range of other sporting events and the biggest music stars. Etihad Stadium is one of the best places to experience the thrills of Aussie rules in the centre of Melbourne.

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Rooftop Bar

Enjoy the rooftop cinema experience even without the cinema. Head up to the rooftop bar and enjoy unbeatable city views and a full and varied drinks menu.

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Madame Brussels

Expect Pimms and cupcakes served in a 'rather fancy terrace and public house' when you go to Madame Brussels. A garden terrace and a relaxed and quirky atmosphere make Madame Brussels as sensational as the Madame it took its name from.

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The Carlton

The original Carlton Hotel was converted into one of the most visually arresting bars in the city. Experience the interior for yourself and be transported to a world that is unlike any bar you have been in before. The Carlton is perfect for a romantic evening where you will have plenty to talk about.

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City Wine Shop

As you might expect from the name, the City Wine Shop is not just a bar but also a retail wine shop. Focus here is clearly on wine, and the selection is hard to beat. Plenty of wines to try by the glass and a surprisingly comfortable way to spend your evening.

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Section 8

Converting a shipping container into a bar, placing it in a Chinatown parking lot and then providing you with an old crate to sit on may not be what you expect from one of the most popular bars in town, but at Section 8 that’s what you get. Section 8 may be a little rough around the edges but that all adds to its character and makes it a great inner city outdoor bar.

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Siglo

If you found your way to The Melbourne Supper Club, but want to try something new then head upstairs to the rooftop terrace bar Siglo. Great views and some of the best service in town make Siglo somewhere worth experiencing.

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Manchuria

Hidden away in Chinatown, Manchuria presents a vision of decadent China from times past. The selection of fine cocktails, a vast whiskey list as well as premium rums, tequilas and gins make Manchuria a go-to destination for drink appreciaters.

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Riverland

Riverland is the perfect destination for a lazy Saturday afternoon where you can make the most of the Melbourne sunshine and enjoy the beautiful river and garden views. The bar and café is in the historic Federation Wharf vaults on the banks of the Yarra and is open for drinks as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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The Melbourne Supper Club

Late night drinking and dining at The Melbourne Supper Club sets the benchmark for modern bars in the area. Identified by many as the ‘best bar in the city’, The Supper Club has an engaging drinks menu for you to ponder over. A classy and refined décor and bar staff who make you feel both at home and someone special make The Supper Club a must visit. 

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Ponyfish Island

If you can find it, you will love Ponyfish Island. The only way to get to this unique bar and café is a small stairway going below the Yarra Pedestrian Footbridge. Open from dawn to dusk, Ponyfish Island serves great food and a full bar menu in a totally unique setting. 

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Cookie

On the edge of Chinatown you’ll discover Cookie, a Thai ‘eating house’ that is as popular with its patrons as it is with food critics. The exciting menu aims to surprise and delight with dishes such as the signature stir fried pork belly with red curry paste, green peppercorns and Kaffir lime. 

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Carlton Gardens

Carlton Gardens

Carlton Gardens are a World Heritage site that holds the Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne Museum and the Imax Theatre. The sweeping lawns and stunning architecture are a sight to see. Perfect for an afternoon picnic and a stroll under the trees, these picture perfect gardens are a must do in Melbourne. 

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Movida

Tapas with a modern twist, ice cold beers and seriously good Spanish wine await you at Movida, arguably the best Spanish eatery in Melbourne. 

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Gingerboy

Gingerboy is renowned for a hip location, décor that gets people talking and exciting Asian inspired street market style food. The atmosphere at Gingerboy is fast and dynamic but the menu is refined and seasonally appropriate.

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The Meat Ball & Wine Co.

The concept is simple; the best meat with the best ingredients paired with an affordable selection of wine. The concept works and diners love The Meat Ball & Wine Co. with its interesting décor and its homely but clever dining concept.

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Gazi

Not the place to go if you are looking for a quiet night out, GAZI’s reputation says it all 'eat, drink and let loose without the rules'. GAZI is all about having a big night out, offering tasty Greek street food and a carefree fun filled atmosphere.

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Lupino

An Italian restaurant that hints at times-gone-by with a retro vibe throughout, Lupino is a fun Italian bistro with a relaxed feel focused on providing good food and good wine. 

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Mamasita

Part late night diner and part taco/tequila bar, Mamasita offers fresh Mexican flavor with no fuss. The menu makes the most of seasonal produce and presents an interesting take on traditional Mexican dining. If you love tequila, there is plenty to choose from, as well as cocktail options, a varied wine list and a good selection of Mexican beers. 

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Grossi Florentino

Visit The Grill at Grossi Florentino for casual, welcoming and sophisticated Tuscan dining that has been crafted around the finest local and best imported ingredients. Or head downstairs to The Cellar Bar for all day dining, a great selection of wines or to experience what it describes is ‘Melbourne’s epicenter of café society.’

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Vue de monde

Vue de monde delivers on its promise of offering ‘dining as an experience’. Located 55 storeys above the CBD, Vue de monde offers exquisite award winning French style dining that is both refined and theatrical.

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Flower Drum

This Cantonese restaurant aims to present elements reminiscent of the beautiful and elegant Chinese “Flower Drum” dance after which it is named. The great service complements the fine Chinese dining menu and varied wine list. 

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Di Stasio

Cafe Di Stasio is an award winning Italian restaurant in St Kilda, Melbourne. Serving daily specials and a choice of the best seafood, game and vegetarian options, Café Di Stasio is a Melbourne institution. 

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Tonka

Tonka captures the spirit of the Orient with a modern Indian inspired menu. Enjoy cocktails and tasters in the Tonka Bar and then head through to the dining room where you can sit back and enjoy sweeping views of the Yarra River and delicious and contemporary cuisine.

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Da Noi

Da Noi is a cosy and busy space in South Yarra offering an authentic and delicious fine dining Italian menu. With everything from roasted suckling pig to fresh and delicious oysters and delicate pasta dishes on offer, Da Noi will have you longing for Italy and at the same time feeling like you might have discovered a little piece of it right here in Melbourne.

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Cutler & Co.

With the open plan kitchen and it’s setting in an old metal works factory, Cutler & Co. is sure to impress from the moment you walk in the doors.  Fine dining is presented in the restaurant aiming to strike a balance between elegance and simplicity and showcasing exceptional produce. Cutler & Co. also welcomes you for light bites and drinks in a unique atmosphere.

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Attica

The commitment of head chef Ben Shewry has resulted in Attica being regarded as one of the worlds and one of Australia’s best restaurants. The cuisine is both modern and beautifully balanced to bring out the best flavours found in local and international ingredients. 

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Cumulus Inc

CUMULUS INC. is perfect for a coffee with friends, a quick midday snack, a light business lunch or a relaxed and refined dinner experience. Defined by its owner Andrew McConnell as an ‘Eating House and Bar’, CUMULUS INC. offers both fresh and varied breakfast until 11.30am and lunch or dinner with dishes designed to share and to savour. 

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CODA

Coda is something of an enigma, managing to be the perfect setting for any number of reasons. Whether you want to enjoy a leisurely Sunday lunch, a memorable anniversary dinner or a quick meal before the footy, Coda is a great choice. You’ll find Coda in the heart of Melbourne’s most exciting culinary area. 

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Trunk

Relax outdoors in one of the largest courtyards in the Melbourne CBD, while enjoying innovative Italian cuisine. For breakfast and lunch diner classics, the Diner right next door is the ideal choice.

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Miss Chu Tuckshop

Unbeatable atmosphere and delicious Vietnamese dishes mean that Miss Chu has earned her title of ‘The Queen of Rice Paper Rolls’.  A playful atmosphere and friendly staff is a good reason to dine in house, but Miss Chu also delivers during office hours as well as offering delectable catering options.

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Hutong

Experience the culinary secrets of Ancient China in the Melbourne of today. Named for the alleys that surround the Forbidden City, Hutong serves traditional dumplings in a wam and welcoming atmosphere. Enjoy informal dining in the bar area, the more conventional second floor or the private top floor dining areas.

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Roll'd

Roll’d brings Vietnamese street food to Melbourne. With locations throughout the city and more to come, a meal at Roll’d will be unforgettable. Whether you choose Pho, handmade rice paper rolls or the Roll’d version of banh mi, Mr Bun Mee - share traditional Vietnamese tastes with family, friends or colleagues.

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Huxtaburger

Discover a no-nonsense burger in the heart of the Melbourne CBD. Traditionalists will enjoy the delicious classic beef patty, but Huxtaburger also caters for vegetarians with six different burger options, all served in 1950’s American style diner.

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Don Don

The ultimate destination for a speedy and healthy lunch in Melbourne that won’t break your budget. Don Don is Japanese cuisine for the visitor on the go, serving just 11 donburi or Japanese rice bowl dish options.

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Bar Lourinha

An eclectic selection of drinks and delicious sharing plates are to be expected at this cosy and bustling tapas bar on Little Collins Street. The lunchtime “Menu del Dio” that includes a glass of wine is the ideal midday break.

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Syracuse Wine Bar

Elegant dining in an informal atmosphere is what you will discover in the heart of Melbourne’s Bank Place. Flavorful and fresh European cuisine prepared with local ingredients and an extensive wine list set Syracuse Wine Bar apart as a central Melbourne dining experience.

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Camy Shanghai and Dumpling House

A celebration of dumplings, Camy Shanghai and Dumpling House offers delicious value for money dishes. Sample the in house selection of beers or bring your own to complement the wide selection of Shanghai dumplings.

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Izakaya Den

Informal dining with quality ingredients and authentic flavors are trademarks of one of Melbourne’s best kept secrets. A discreet Russell Street location, meticulous attention to detail and range of sake, beers and Japanese dishes ensure a remarkable Izakaya experience.

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Red Spice Road

Discover the communal South East Asian dining style in the heart of the city.  Red Spice Road promises explosive flavors crafted with the freshest ingredients. Shared dishes and a warm atmosphere make for a memorable experience.

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Sarti

Located in Russell Place, Sarti is a vibrant slice of Italy in Australia. New head chef Paolo Masciopinto delivers fresh flavors, traditional recipes and quality ingredients in a fine dining yet festive atmosphere ideal for lunch or dinner.

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Il Solito Posto

Descend below street level to discover one of Melbourne’s most respected classic Italian eateries with a stellar wine list. A traditional tratorria in the Melbourne city center, Il Solito Posto presents delicious Italian cuisine prepared with fresh and seasonal ingredients for breakfast, lunch and supper. You can find the entrance of George Street.

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Pelligrinis

Visit a Melbourne institution for one of the best espressos in the city. Pelligrini’s will transport you to Italy with authentic home-style cuisine, a relaxed atmosphere and staff who will treat you like one of the family. Whether for your first coffee of the day, or to end a great Melbourne evening- Pelligrini’s is unmissable.

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Stalactites

Serving flavor filled Greek cuisine for over 30 years, Stalactites is an established part of Melbourne’s dining heritage. Experience Greek specialties in a warm family atmosphere.

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Out of Town Sightseeing

Even though the city has more than enough to keep you entertained no matter how long your stay is, it’s well worth taking a trip out of town and enjoying some truly Australian experiences and sights. 

Some of our favourites include the following destinations: 

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Eureka Skydeck

At 285m the Eureka Skydeck offers you the best possible view of Melbourne. Occupying the entire 88th floor of the Eureka Tower you can experience the highest public vantage point in the Southern Hemisphere.

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IMAX Theatre

There is no movie experience as immersive or as downright impressive that can compete with IMAX. The IMAX Melbourne Museum features a 23 metre high screen (that’s 7 storeys high!) and 32 metres wide. State of-the-art 3D technology and surround sound will make you feel part of the best blockbuster movies or stunning documentaries. 

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Chinatown

From Little Bourke to Spring Streets and the laneways in between, Melbourne transforms into a hub of Chinese culture. For a truly authentic taste of Asia, then head through the impressive Chinese archway and emerge in a different world where you will be immersed in the Chinese community, culture and celebrations.

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Street Art

Street Art

Melbourne’s vibrant street art can be found throughout the city. Take a trip to any of the following areas for great photo opportunities and to experience this art phenomenon for yourself: 

  • Flinders Lane
  • Cocker Alley
  • Caledonian Lane
  • Hosier and Rutledge Lane
  • Union Lane
  • Rear of 280 Queen Street
  • Finlay Avenue
  • Degraves Street
  • Centre Place
  • Palmerston Street, Carlton 
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Arts Centre

Arts Centre Melbourne

Arts Centre Melbourne is a performing arts centre comprised of a theatre complex and concert halls. A unique design and world class performances and exhibits make this a must visit for lovers of the arts.

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Melbourne Museum

Situated in the beautiful Carlton Gardens, Melbourne Museum has become an integral part of the art, culture and education of the city. Seven unique gallery spaces are housed in the largest museum in the Southern Hemisphere. 

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Federation Square

Federation Square

In the heart of the city, Federation Square is the perfect venue to meet-up and enjoy a cultural feast. Federation Square is not only a beautiful square to explore, but also offers a unique experience for tourists, major cultural attractions and world-class events.

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Zoos Victoria

Zoo's Victoria

A world of animal adventure awaits you at Zoos Victoria, Journey through a world of wildlife at Melbourne Zoo, experience an African adventure at Werribee open range zoo or explore a bushland haven for Australian wildlife at Healesville Sanctuary. 

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Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

Take a trip throughout the day on the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel and enjoy a 30 minute ride experiencing incomparable views of the city all the way to the Dandenong Ranges. Or wait until the sun goes down and fill one of the cabins with 19 of your friends for an unforgettable evening overlooking the beautiful city lights.

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National Gallery of Victoria

The National Gallery of Victoria is the oldest public art museum in Australia. It’s long history and stunning collection of both indigenous and international art makes it a cultural highlight during a stay in Melbourne.

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Queen Victoria Market

The largest open air market in the Southern Hemisphere and a major Melbourne landmark is only a 20 minute walk from Citadines. The Queen Vic’ Market is a vibrant destination for an authentic market experience in the CBD. Tourists and local’s alike head to the market for fresh produce, unique deli items and delicious ingredients as well as a selection of clothing and arts and crafts. Open daily except Mondays and Wednesdays.

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Birrarung Marr

Birrarung Marr

Birrarung Marr is the newest inner-city park and home to some of the best events and festivals in Melbourne. Divided into three terraces, each with a contrasting surface of grass or sand, the park has been designed to help you appreciate some of the best views in the city. Birrarung Marr hosts seasonal attractions and events and is a great place to take the kids for a fun packed day out.

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Alexandra Gardens

Alexandra Gardens

Alexandra Gardens merges with Melbournes Royal Botanic Gardens, but offers its own unique feel and highlights. Near to the very popular barbecue areas you will find a collection of historic boathouses lining the edge of the Yarra River. Alexandra Gardens is a relaxed and beautiful spot throughout the year. 

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Treasury Gardens

Take a stroll through The Treasury Gardens and enjoy the relaxed feel of this city garden that is just as home to sunbathing locals as it is to the collection of statues of Victorian politicians and its resident colony of possums. 

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Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

Royal Botanic Gardens

The Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne houses one of the finest collections of native and exotic plant life in Australia. Showcasing over 10,000 individual species in 38 hectares of landscaped gardens, a day in the Royal Botanic Gardens is a plant lover’s dream. 

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Fitzroy Gardens

Establishing Melbourne’s reputation as the Garden City, Fitzroy Gardens is an ideal way to relax surrounded by stunning landscaped gardens and points of interest such as Cook’s Cottage, the Fairies Tree and a beautiful ornamental lake.

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Buses

Buses

There are over 300 bus routes across Melbourne making it effortless to explore the city. Whether you want to head out to the shops, travel across the city or head to a business appointment in the city, the bus service is both efficient and affordable. Public Transport Victoria.

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Trains

Melbourne's train network takes you wherever you want to go around Melbourne. Take a trip to the old fishing village of Williamstown that is now a food-lovers' destination. Ride the rails to the Dandenongs. Or travel down to Brighton and check out the shopping delights of Church Street. The closest train station to Citadines is Parliament Station which is only a short 4 minute walk. 

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Trams

The most convenient way to explore the city is on one of Melbourne's iconic trams. Trams operate from outside the door of our apart’ment hotel and offer a transport grid that covers much of the city. The trams operating within melbournes CBD are now free as well as a free City Circle Tram service which travels around Melbourne CBD and passes many of the best landmarks. For more information on the free tram zone visit Public Transport Victorias website below or speak to our Guest Service Team at reception. 

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Myki

Pick up a re-usable myki card to pay for your travel on the trams, buses and trains. You can buy and top-up a myki card at nearly 800 retailers in the city. You can easily pick up and top up your card at the tram stop just outside our Apart’hotel on Bourke Street or at the closest 7/11 store. 

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National Gallery of Victoria

The National Gallery of Victoria is the oldest public art museum in Australia. It’s long history and stunning collection of both indigenous and international art makes it a highlight during a stay in Melbourne.

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Eureka Skydeck

Eureka Skydeck (20 minutes walk)
At 285m the Eureka Skydeck offers you the best possible view of Melbourne. Occupying the entire 88th floor of the Eureka Tower you can experience the highest public vantage point in the Southern Hemisphere. (www.eurekaskydeck.com.au)

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131 - 135 Bourke Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Bar Lourinha

Bar Lourinha
37 Little Collins St
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia

Syracuse Restaurant

Syracuse Restaurant
23 Bank Pl
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia

Izakaya Den

Izakaya Den
114 Russell St
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia

Attica

Attica
74 Glen Eira Rd
Ripponlea VIC 3185
Australia

Chinatown

Chinatown
Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Collins Street

Collins Street
Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Richmond

Richmond
Richmond VIC 3121
Australia

David Jones

David Jones
310 Little Bourke St
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia

Melbourne Cricket Ground

Melbourne Cricket Ground
Brunton Ave
Richmond VIC 3002
Australia

Etihad Stadium

Etihad Stadium
740 Bourke St
Docklands VIC 3008
Australia

Rod Laver Arena

Rod Laver Arena
Batman Avenue and Olympic Boulevard, Melbourne VIC, Australia

AAMI Park

AAMI Park
Olympic Blvd
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia

Melbourne Cup

Melbourne Cup
5 Crown St
Flemington VIC 3031
Australia

Melbourne Cricket Ground

Melbourne Cricket Ground
Brunton Ave, Richmond, VIC 3002
Australia

Filmfest

Filmfest
225 Bourke St
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Melbourne International Comedy Festival
240 Exhibition St
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia

Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show (March)

Royal Exhibition Building
9 Nicholson St
Carlton VIC 3053
Australia

Australian Grand Prix

Australian Grand Prix
Albert Park Melbourne
VIC 3004
Australia

Melbourne Food & Wine Festival

Melbourne Food & Wine Festival
163 Commercial Rd
South Yarra VIC 3141
Australia

Australian Open

Australian Open
Olympic Boulevard
Melbourne VIC 3121
Australia

Rooftop Bar & Cinema

Rooftop Bar & Cinema
6/252 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia ‎

Madame Brussels

Madame Brussels
Level 3/59-63 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia ‎

The Carlton

The Carlton
193 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia ‎

The Toff

The Toff
2/252 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia ‎

City Wine Shop

City Wine Shop
159 Spring St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia ‎

Section 8

Section 8
27-29 Tattersalls Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Siglo

Siglo
2/161 Spring St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia ‎

Manchuria

Manchuria
7 Waratah Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia ‎

Riverland Bar

Riverland Bar
1/9 Princes Walk, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia ‎

The Melbourne Supper Club

The Melbourne Supper Club
1st/161 Spring St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia ‎

The Emerald Peacock

The Emerald Peacock
233 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia ‎

Ponyfish Island

Ponyfish Island
Southgate Pedestrian Bridge/Southgate Avenue, Melbourne VIC 3006, Australia

Trunk Bar & Restaurant

Trunk Bar & Restaurant
275 Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Camy Shanghai Dumpling & Noodle Restaurant

Camy Shanghai Dumpling & Noodle Restaurant
23-25 Tattersalls Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia ‎

Red Spice Road

Red Spice Road
27 McKillop St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Sarti

Sarti
6 Russell Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia ‎

Maha

Maha
21 Bond St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Il Solito Posto

Il Solito Posto
113 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia ‎

Stalactites Restaurant

Stalactites Restaurant
177-183 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

MissChu

MissChu
2/297 Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia ‎

HuTong Dumpling Bar

HuTong Dumpling Bar
14-16 Market Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Roll'd

Roll'd
181 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia ‎

Huxtaburger

Huxtaburger
333 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia ‎

Don Don

Don Don
198 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia ‎

Pellegrini's Espresso Bar

Pellegrini's Espresso Bar
66 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia ‎

Cookie

Cookie
1/252 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia ‎

Gills Diner

Gills Diner
360 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia ‎

MoVida

MoVida
1 Hosier Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia ‎

Gingerboy

Gingerboy
27-29 Crossley St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia ‎

The Meatball & Wine Bar

The Meatball & Wine Bar
105 Swan St, Richmond VIC 3121, Australia

GAZI Restaurant

GAZI Restaurant
2 Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia ‎

Lupino

Lupino
41 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia ‎

Mamasita

Mamasita
1/11 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia ‎

ChinChin

ChinChin
125 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia ‎

PM24

PM24
24 Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Grossi Florentino

Grossi Florentino
80 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Vue de monde

Vue de monde
Level 55/Rialto 525 Collins St, Melbourne CBD Victoria 3000, Australia ‎

Di Stasio Cafe

Di Stasio Cafe
31 Fitzroy St, St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia ‎

Tonka

Tonka
20 Duckboard Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Cutler & Co

Cutler & Co
55-57 Gertrude St, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia

Da Noi Restaurant

Da Noi Restaurant
95 Toorak Rd, South Yarra VIC 3141, Australia ‎

Cumulus Inc

Cumulus Inc
45 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia ‎

Coda

Coda
Basement/141 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia ‎

Heirloom

Heirloom
131 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia ‎

Birrarung Marr Park

Birrarung Marr Park
Batman Ave, Melbourne CBD Victoria 3000, Australia

Alexandra Gardens

Alexandra Gardens
Boathouse Dr, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia

Treasury Gardens

Treasury Gardens
Lansdowne St, East Melbourne VIC 3002, Australia ‎

Royal Botanic Gardens

Royal Botanic Gardens
Birdwood Ave, South Yarra VIC 3141, Australia

Conservatory

Conservatory
Crown Entertainment Complex/8 Whiteman St, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia ‎

Fitzroy Gardens

Fitzroy Gardens
East Melbourne VIC 3002, Australia

Chadstone Shopping Centre

Chadstone Shopping Centre
1341 Dandenong Rd, Chadstone VIC 3148, Australia ‎

Melbourne Central

Melbourne Central
Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Melbourne's GPO

Melbourne's GPO
350 Bourke St Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia ‎

Myer Melbourne

Myer Melbourne
314-336 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia ‎

Bourke Street Mall

Bourke Street Mall
Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia ‎

Queen Victoria Market

Queen Victoria Market
Corner of Victoria St and Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
101 Waterfront Way, Docklands VIC 3008, Australia ‎

National Gallery of Victoria

National Gallery of Victoria
180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3006, Australia ‎

IMAX Melbourne Museum

IMAX Melbourne Museum
Rathdowne St, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia

Melbourne Street Art Tours

Melbourne Street Art Tours
110 Franklin St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia ‎

Arts Centre Melbourne

Arts Centre Melbourne
100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia ‎

Melbourne Museum

Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson St, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia ‎

Federation Square

Federation Square
Corner Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia ‎

Eureka Skydeck

Eureka Skydeck 88
7 Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia ‎

Citadines Apart’hotel

131 - 135 Bourke Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

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