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2010 UCI Road World Championships

This weekend you can see some of the world’s best cyclists at the UCI Road World Championships in Geelong.   Let’s hope it doesn’t get totally overshadowed by the replay of the AFL Gr…

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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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What to do about drugs…

When travelling with medications remember to keep them in their original bottles so that the medications can be identified! Punthill offer a quality selection of apartment accommodation in Melbourne…

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How to pack

When packing try rolling your clothes in order to maximize the space in your suitcase! This means more space for shopping! Punthill offer a quality selection of apartment accommodation in Melbourne an…

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