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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.

A Day Of Thrift Shopping

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.,1139,2326,1745&w=800&h=600&rot=360

17/05/2020 12:00:00 AM

17 May 2020

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.

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


James Wine Bar South Melbourne

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.

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.

La Central

Melbourne's first Spanish deli-meets-bodega has opened at South Melbourne Market.

Local Heroes: South Melbourne Market (Nicky Riemer)

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.

Local heroes: South Melbourne Market (Suki McMaster)

Discover beautiful illustrations that adorn a collection of homewares and children’s gifts from Suki McMaster – City of Port Phillip’s latest Local Hero.

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.,0,2048,1536&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

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.

Relax In Port Phillip’s Best Gardens & Parks

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.,0,6549,4912&w=800&h=600

South Melbourne Market

South Melbourne Market opened in 1867, making it Melbourne's longest continually running market.,0,2204,1653&w=800&h=600&rot=360

1/01/2020 12:00:00 AM

01 Jan - 05 Feb 2020

South Melbourne Night Market

The South Melbourne Night Market will be returning to the streets of South Melbourne this summer. For five glorious weeks, the city’s oldest Market transforms into a magical street festival with food, market stalls and free entertainment for all ages, plus late-night Market shopping.

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?,0,2048,1536&w=800&h=600&rot=360

14/12/2019 12:00:00 AM

12 Oct 2019 - 14 Mar 2020

Suitcase Rummage Emerald Hill

Suitcase Rummage is coming to South Melbourne. Suitcase Rummage is making its southside of Melbourne debut on Saturday 12 October, in front of the stunning heritage South Melbourne Town Hall building. Come and snap up some locally made goods or pick up a bargain.

The (Magnum) Queens of South Melbourne wine

From online to the streets of South Melbourne, Magnum + Queens is inviting wine lovers everywhere to come have a tipple. Discover more now.,0,3114,2336&w=800&h=600&rot=360

7/12/2019 12:00:00 AM

07 Dec 2019

The Muses' Delight: A Partridge in a Pear Tree

A Collection of Baroque and Traditional Tunes Begin the silly season with The Muses’ Delight and special guest Jessica Foot (oboe/violin) for a joyous afternoon of baroque and folk tunes from around the world.

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.