How The Famous Melbourne Laneways Came About

How The Famous Melbourne Laneways Came About

Melbourne laneways are a world renown phenomenon for its exciting combination of cafes, dining, hipsters and hidden gems. But have you ever wondered how the Melbourne laneways came about ? The Melbourne laneways had existed since the creation of the Hoddle grid in the 1830s. But these were originally planned as service routes. So what caused them to change? I came across this wonderful interview with Craig Allchin from Six Degrees Architecture, the practice which opened one of Melbourne’s defining laneway bars – Meyers Place. Read all about the origin of our wonderful laneways in the interview published on Broadsheet Melbourne … “How Melbourne Found Its Laneways” Enjoy...

FREE Lonely Planet eBook for Melbourne wheelchair travellers

I was browsing around Amazon today and came across this FREE Lonely Planet ebook guide for Melbourne wheelchair bound visitors. Here’s the description from Amazon … Lonely Planet Accessible Melbourne is your free passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see, with tips and recommendations for travellers with special needs. Discover Melbourne’s best wheelchair-friendly restaurants and shops, get active with accessible sports, enjoy spectacular scenery, food and wine along the Great Ocean Road. No matter what your ability, get to the heart of Melbourne and begin your journey now Click on the link below to take you to the book’s page on Amazon … While this book is meant for disabled travellers, some of the information should also be useful for families with young children and large prams...
Melbourne Cup Carnival and “The Race that Stops the Nation”

Melbourne Cup Carnival and “The Race that Stops the Nation”

With the week-long Melbourne Cup Carnival in full swing, horse racing fever is well and truly in Melbourne! An event rich in tradition and history spanning over 150 years, the Melbourne Cup carnival is a truly unique Melbourne experience not to be missed! For many, it is an excuse to dress up to the nines, go to races, have the once-in-a-year horse race bet and generally have a good time with friends. In fact, a great tradition is to go to the track car park and have a picnic (with lots of champagne of course!). Many don’t even watch a single race! The major race days during the Carnival week are: Victoria Derby (1st Sat) – The most exciting day for serious punters with the many top level races taking place. Melbourne Cup Parade (Mon) – Not a race day but an event not to be missed! Come and watch the jockeys and horses taking part in the Melbourne Cup parade down the streets of Melbourne CBD. The streets will be packed with tens of thousands of people so arrive early to get the best vantage points. P.S. Many people take the Monday off work, have an extended 4-day weekend and a short holiday break. So book your accommodation early to avoid disappointment if you are planning to visit the popular holiday spots during this time! Melbourne Cup (Tues) – The Race That Stops The Nation! The pinnacle of the carnival is undoubtedly the Melbourne Cup race day. It is held on the first Tuesday of every November at 3 pm and is also a public holiday! I’m not sure...

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