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Whether you’re going out with friends for an active weekend catch-up or taking advantage of some much-needed solo time through the week, take in some fresh air with a nice long walk. These are six walks that we highly recommend taking around the City of Port Phillip.
Discover vintage clothing on the op-shop trail through the City of Port Phillip – it’s easy if you know how. Find out where the best bargains are now.
Ice-cream fanatics on the look out for this year's latest trends need look no further than these artisan specialists.
I had the pleasure of catching up with Isabel from The Visitor recently. Isabel runs amazing tours through South Melbourne over a half day with her local South Melbourne Flavours Food Tour or 2 hours with her Tastes of South Melbourne Market Food Tour.
Looking for the best smoothie or acai bowl in Melbourne? This fresh and photogenic brunch option is perfect for summer. Read our top picks now!
We’re all in need of a little extra comfort right now. Luckily, there are plenty of local restaurants serving delicious comfort food to pick up or get delivered.
With winter underway, it’s the perfect time to stay home and enjoy some hearty food.
Located at the Coventry Street entrance to Chez Dré, Bibelot is an opulent destination for all-things-sweet. Everything in-store is made by hand using premium quality ingredients from around the world.
Bibelot is an opulent destination for all-things-sweet; an artisanal pâtisserie, gelateria, coffee bar and chocolate shop.
Down an inconspicuous alley near the South Melbourne Market lies Chez Dré, a warehouse converted café, a bustling hub of French-inspired sweet & savoury delights, serving all-day brunch, delicious take away meals & fresh daily baked pastries.
Chillout Travel Winery Tours is a leading winery and brewery tour provider in Victoria. Since 2003 Chillout Travel have been specialising in winery and brewery bus tours for groups up to 24 people, showcasing the best of what the Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula have to offer.
Food and Wine Tours
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A compelling evening of music for brass and percussion directed by two international symphonic leaders – the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s principal percussion Cynthia Yeh and the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s principal horn, Andrew Bain.
Concert or Performance
Get outdoors and have some Fun! ElliptiGO Experiences invites you to come and have a go on a guided stand up elliptical bike ride along Melbourne’s most scenic bike paths.
AUSTRALIAN TAPESTRY WORKSHOP, MULTICULTURAL ARTS VICTORIA AND SLOW ART COLLECTIVE PRESENTS ‘EMERALD THREADS’
Have an upcoming anniversary, birthday or just in desperate need of a good date night? These local restaurants are shaking up their offerings so you can have top-quality meals at home. Check out these exciting takeaway options for at-home celebrations.
The hunt is on for the best ice cream in Port Phillip. Check out some of our best spots for grabbing cups and cones from Port Melbourne to Elwood.
Mussels in paella, mussels in batter and mussels in chili. Add in some live jazz music and you’ve got the recipe for one delicious free festival in Melbourne. Explore what’s on at this year’s Port Phillip Mussel and Jazz Festival.
Boredom. It’s pretty hard to avoid at the moment. Here are some fun at-home activities you can do featuring local businesses in the City of Port Phillip. Whether it’s something to keep the kids occupied, home workouts or a fun date idea, we’ve got you sorted.
As you’re spending more time at home, greening it up with indoor plants can transform it into your own garden oasis.
Bring the outdoors inside with these easy tips to green up your home in isolation.
Blending a Japanese-inspired menu with a wine list that highlights local expert makers, discover Wynyard’s new wine bar, James, a venue for South Melbourne.
St Kilda resident, John Montesante is a leading Australian Band Leader, whose name is synonymous with “Quality” in the Jazz, Soul, Funk & Blues genres.
Melbourne's first Spanish deli-meets-bodega has opened at South Melbourne Market.
With 30 taps showcasing delicious hop-forward beers in South Melbourne, we chatted to Local Hero, Casey Wagner of Westside Ale Works. Read about it now.
Bringing people together with the simple premise of a welcoming environment and delicious food, Alischa Ross has created something special with a Beautiful Food Experience. Find out more about our latest Local Hero in the City of Port Phillip.
Gianna Molinaro champions well made, sustainable and purposeful garments. Inspired by her mother and distant lands, learn more about our latest local hero.
Pieno Di Grazia brings a taste of Sicily to South Melbourne Market. We spoke to local hero, Maria, about her homage to her mother, Grazia.
Fancy perfecting your cooking skills with one of Melbourne’s best chefs? Read about our latest Local Hero from the South Melbourne Market, Nicky Riemer.
Discover beautiful illustrations that adorn a collection of homewares and children’s gifts from Suki McMaster – City of Port Phillip’s latest Local Hero.
Meet Kate, she’s part of husband-wife duo, TheSuperCool. For Kate and husband, Noonie, their raison d'être is to make kindness and community ‘super cool’ again.
Orlando is Bar Manager of Melbourne’s eccentric fine-diner Lûmé (Gault & Millau Restaurant of the Year 2016; Australian Chef of the Year 2017).
Whether you’re visiting Port Phillip or you’re a local looking for things to do, hitting up the most instagrammable spots in the area is never a let down.
Now the holiday season is over, you may have a New Year's resolution to get fit and healthy. Discover the best spots in the City of Port Phillip.
The nineteenth century Portable Iron Houses provide an insight into life in Emerald Hill, now known as South Melbourne, during the gold rush years.
These remarkable examples of early property development are among the few prefabricated iron buildings remaining in the world.
Galleries, Museums and Collections
Historical Sites and Heritage Locations
Landmarks and Buildings
Want to experience the beautiful summer weather in lush green outdoor spaces? Check out the best parks and gardens in the City of Port Phillip.
South Melbourne Market opened in 1867, making it Melbourne's longest continually running market.
Shopping and Markets
South Melbourne Night Market celebrates its 10th birthday in 2018 and everyone is invited to join the twilight fun.
It’s not too early to start getting excited about this year’s South Melbourne Night Market. If you’re looking for things to do in South Melbourne, make sure the South Melbourne Night Market is at the top of your list.
Do you feel uninspired by heading to the local gym and running on the treadmill, but you’re keen to incorporate regular exercise in your life?
Looking for a way to keep the kids entertained (and out of your hair) while learning something during COVID-19? Now is a great time to dive into your local history.
You may not be able to visit them on foot, but there are loads of great online tools and resources.
From online to the streets of South Melbourne, Magnum + Queens is inviting wine lovers everywhere to come have a tipple. Discover more now.
With Wine and Cheese Fest fast approaching, we thought it was a good chance to get our palates ready. Check out our picks for the best spots for wine and cheese in the City of Port Phillip.
Autumn in Melbourne is a magical time of year as we transition from the balmy late-summer nights into cooler mornings amidst the changing colours of the trees and their slow-falling leaves.
Vinetrekker offers a wide selection of private and public touring for small groups.
Some of the featured regions include the Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula and Macedon Ranges.
Food and Wine Tours
Nature and wildlife