Catch up with the World Rugby Cup at the Turf Sports Bar Melbourne
Melbourne is famous for its live music scene, particularly rock music. There’s plenty of bands playing at any given time, and the city attracts international talent, including of the up-and-coming variety. Some popular spots to catch a band include the Corner Hotel, the Evelyn Hotel, the Spotted Mallard, the Post Office Hotel, the Ding-Dong Lounge, the Esplanade Hotel and the Palais Theatre.
Have a Gourmet Greek Dinner
Melbourne has the largest Greek population of any city outside of Athens, and the close-knit, vibrant Greek community always has plenty of cultural events going on.There’s also the wonderful Greek Precinct, where you’ll find Greek cuisine of a standard that you’d expect in Greece itself! This area also has many Greek cultural shops, and the Hellenic Museum is nearby.
Shop till you Drop
Melbourne is renowned for its world-class shopping; in particular, Chapel Street is popular with both local and international celebrities for its excellent range of high-quality clothing or visit the former Melbourne Government Post office, wich now functions as a shopping mall.
Bridge Road in Richmond is a great spot for outlet shopping, great food at budget prices, and excellent homewares. Fitzroy is well-known for its eclectic, vintage finds, and further afield, Highpoint and Chadstone are excellent, large shopping malls with a wide range of Australian and international brands.
Go Penguin-Spotting at St Kilda
St Kilda is full of attractions for tourists and locals alike, from the delicious cakes of Acland Street to the community gardens and the thriving nightlife.
There’s also a gorgeous beach, with famous Victorian beachhouses, and a pier; surprising to many, this busy suburb of Melbourne has some unexpected residents, a colony of the St little penguins! This colony established itself in the 1970s on the St Kilda breakwater, and arrive just after sunset every night of the year, being particularly numerous in summer.
Penguin guides are on duty during the daylight savings period, to answer any questions about the penguins that you may have. They do request that visitors treat the penguins, their nesting sites, eggs and chicks with respect: they love their family as much as you do!