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6 beautiful walks in the City of Port Phillip

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.,0,2381,1786&w=800&h=600&rot=360

2/08/2019 12:00:00 AM

02 Aug 2019

A Gateway to the Sublime

In the history of music there can be few examples of a composer exceeding the brief with results as astounding as Schubert in his Octet.,1139,2326,1745&w=800&h=600&rot=360

20/10/2019 12:00:00 AM

20 Oct 2019

Affordable Wedding Exhibition - South Melbourne

Planning your perfect wedding can be expensive, so this very special event is catered just for you. By attending this event you can have your perfect wedding day whilst saving time and money.

Artisan ice-cream

Ice-cream fanatics on the look out for this year's latest trends need look no further than these artisan specialists.,0,3552,2664&w=800&h=600&rot=360

Australian Tapestry Workshop

Since its establishment in 1976, the Australian Tapestry Workshop (ATW) has built a worldwide reputation for the creation of contemporary tapestries in collaboration with living artists and architects.

Best coffee in South Melbourne

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.


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 South Melbourne Easter 2019

Bibelot is an opulent destination for all-things-sweet; an artisanal pâtisserie, gelateria, coffee bar and chocolate shop.

Chez Dré

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.,0,2133,1600&w=800&h=600&rot=360

Chillout Travel Tours

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.

11/09/2019 12:00:00 AM

11 Sep 2019


Clara Schumann was one of the great musicians of the 19th century.,563,4500,3375&w=800&h=600&rot=360

26/07/2019 12:00:00 AM

26 Jul 2019

Deadbeat brothers and the trouble they cause

Proving the adage ‘You can choose your friends, but not your family’, trouble befalls the protagonists in three new crime books. J M Green, Carmel Reilly and Sherryl Clark have created women who have to clean up messes created by their deadbeat brothers.

ElliptiGO Experiences

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.

Emerald Threads


5/10/2019 12:00:00 AM

05 Oct 2019

Hardenberger's Brass Explorations

One of the greatest instrumentalists of our time, Håkan Hardenberger is renowned for his performance of the classics of the trumpet repertoire, and as a pioneer of significant new music.

Jazz Thursdays with JMQ Jazz Ensemble

St Kilda resident, John Montesante is a leading Australian Band Leader, whose name is synonymous with “Quality” in the Jazz, Soul, Funk & Blues genres.,0,2048,1536&w=800&h=600&rot=360

10/08/2019 12:00:00 AM

10 Aug 2019

Joy and Heartbreak

Like many wealthy young Europeans of his day, Mendelssohn travelled widely and found musical inspirationon many of his journeys. One country brought him particular pleasure: This is Italy. And now has begun what Mendelssohn has always thought to be the supreme joy in life.

La Central

Melbourne's first Spanish deli-meets-bodega has opened at South Melbourne Market.,0,2048,1536&w=800&h=600&rot=360

21/09/2019 12:00:00 AM

21 Sep 2019

LA Philharmonic Wind Quintet

This exploration of classics for wind ensemble sees the Australian National Academy of Music in the company of a starry ensemble indeed: leading the ANAM musicians for this program is a group in which every member is a first among equals – a quintet comprising principal players from...

Lûmé’s Orlando Marzo named the Diageo World Class™ 2018 Australian Bartender of the Year

Orlando is Bar Manager of Melbourne’s eccentric fine-diner Lûmé (Gault & Millau Restaurant of the Year 2016; Australian Chef of the Year 2017).

Most instagrammable spots in Port Phillip: #exploreportphillip

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.,0,2777,2083&w=800&h=600&rot=360

27/07/2019 12:00:00 AM

27 Jul 2019

Open Doors Emerald Hill

Open Doors Emerald Hill brings together visual arts, music, dance, literature, heritage architecture and Indigenous culture and performance in a one-day free event that is accessible to all.,0,2048,1536&w=800&h=600&rot=360

7/03/2020 12:00:00 AM

07 - 08 Mar 2020

Port Phillip Mussel and Jazz Festival

The Port Phillip Mussel and Jazz Festival is returns in 2020 with a two-day street party and mollusc feast. Spend the day in the sun with friends and family, feasting, dancing and celebrating seafood, all to the sounds of Melbourne’s hottest jazz.,0,2731,2048&w=800&h=600

Portable Iron Houses

19th Century Portable Iron Houses are the three houses which provide an insight into life in Emerald Hill, now known as South Melbourne, during the gold rush years.,0,2048,1536&w=800&h=600&rot=360

14/08/2019 12:00:00 AM

14 Aug 2019

Song Cycles with Macliver

Here is a sublime collaboration between one of Australia’s finest sopranos and the pianists of ANAM, in a program which includes two glorious 19th century song cycles.,0,6549,4912&w=800&h=600

South Melbourne Market

South Melbourne Market opened in 1867, making it Melbourne's longest continually running market.

South Melbourne Night Market

South Melbourne Night Market celebrates its 10th birthday in 2018 and everyone is invited to join the twilight fun.

South Melbourne Night Markets

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.

Staying fit around Port Phillip: Beyond the Gym

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?,71,3534,2651&w=800&h=600&rot=360

6/09/2019 12:00:00 AM

06 Sep 2019

The Friday Hooky: A VIP Whisky Experience

To 'play hooky' is to be absent without permission. Who does not want to knock off at noon for whisky? Join for a hearty two-course lunch conversation with Timboon Railway Shed Distillery's owner and head distiller, Josh Walker.,0,2048,1536&w=800&h=600&rot=360

4/10/2019 12:00:00 AM

04 Oct 2019

The Italian Sound

Umberto Clerici, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s Principal Cello, has created this fascinating program.

Things to do in South Melbourne in Autumn

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.,0,3114,2336&w=800&h=600

Vinetrekker Wine & Food Tours

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.