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Spring Racing Tip #3

Avoid the massive crowds of Flemington Racetrack and try Caulfield Racetrack – just as much with fun with half the people!  If you don’t want to trek back into the city afterwards why not…

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Spring Racing Tip #2

Girls leaving Flemington racetrack  – avoid the barefoot look! Remember to take a pair of thongs or sandals in your hand bag for when you can simply wear your heels no longer!  Same goes for t…

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Spring Racing 2010

It’s racing time again, avoid the rush back into the city after a big day of racing at Flemington or Moonee Valley and stay at Punthill Essendon – just 1o minutes from either racetracks. Punthil…

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Melbourne Zoo!

Whilst in Melbourne it’s always fun to visit the zoo!  Just outside the Melbourne CBD, the Zoo is located in Flemington.  Our Essendon Accommodation makes a perfect base for a trip to the zoo,…

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Footy Grandfinal accommodation…..again

The MCG and the suburb of Rihcmond will be bustling again this weekend with the replay of the Football Grandfinal, Collingwood vs Sk Kilda.  Melbourne accommodation for next weekend is at a premium…

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Melbourne CBD walking spots

One of our favourite inner Melbourne walking spots is the track around the Melbourne Royal Botanical Gardens, known as The Tan.  Start at Domain Rd in South Yarra, or another popular starting point i…

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When to fly

Leisure travellers should avoid  flying into Melbourne in the early morning and late afternoon. These flights are usually heavily booked by business people travelling between the capital cities and t…

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Melbourne CBD Shopping

Are you staying in the Melbourne CBD and hoping to do some credit card damage?  Well here are the hours within which to get the damage done.  Saturday and Monday to Thursday most shops are open 10 a…

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Melbourne Airport to Melbourne CBD

Melbourne Airport is approximately 22 kilometres from the Melbourne city centre.  There are two main ways to get from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine Airport) to Melbourne CBD.  Choose from the 24 ho…

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The MCG – so very Melbourne!

A trip to an AFL Game (aka footy) at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, locally known as the MCG, is essential part of any Melbourne experience! The MCG in Richmond is just outside of the Melbourne CBD &#…

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Free Melbourne city circle tram

Did you know that there is a free tram that circles the Melbourne CBD!  The tram runs approx every 12 minutes along the following route Flinders Street > Harbour Esplanade > Docklands Drive &gt…

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Don’t get sick

If you have any food allergies and are travelling overseas, make sure you learn the words for that food in the language of the country you’re visiting.…

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