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I've never been to Australia before (ie. I'm grossly ignorant about the country). Friends of mine have invited me to Melbourne but I'm on the other side of the world in Ottawa, Canada. It would take me more than 20 hrs of traveling to get there. So is Melbourne similar to say, Toronto? If it is, then I would likely pass. What is there that is compelling/exciting about Melbourne? What would I see or experience that I would not in other parts of the world?
April 18, 2016
Asking for a friend who is staying in Melbourne, Australia for the summer - he is a student arriving end of April and leaving end of August. Any help finding a place, or pointing me towards resources that would be useful for this, would be greatly appreciated! [more inside]
March 5, 2016
I am trying to put together an itinerary for my parents who will be spending a week in Melbourne before my partner and I arrive. My mom really wants to see the penguin parade and I booked tickets for her - before looking into transportation to/from the island. Oops. Now I'm wondering if there's a way to fix this. [more inside]
April 19, 2015
My sister is coming to visit in 2 days - yay! We'll be spending 14 days in Sydney and 5 in Melbourne, I think I have most things covered but can you see anything I've missed/have hot tips to make her visit supercool? She hasn't been on holiday for years. [more inside]
February 27, 2014
Today, Qantas threatened to strike over job cuts, and are meeting tomorrow to choose a course of action. We absolutely positively need to return to the US from Melbourne on Sunday for a non reschedulable hugely important appointment. Should we panic? [more inside]
August 26, 2012
I'll have four days in Melbourne a couple of weeks from now. What should I do? I'll be alone, staying in the central city and hiring a bike. I'm interested in: scenic cycle routes, standup comedy, hanging out in pleasant places with a book, cheap but delicious ethnic food, contemporary theatre, massage and other spa-like pampering, outdoor markets, interesting bike shops, nice bars for a quiet solo drink, small music venues and artisan chocolate/baking/sweets. And anything else wonderful and uniquely Melbourne that you think someone with those sorts of interests might like. (Vintage shopping too, but I've already got lots of advice on that from this question) Melburnians, I am so desperately in need of a break. Please help me have the best weekend ever!
May 17, 2012
I'm going to be spending the upcoming weekend in Melbourne, and am interested in shopping for vintage and handcrafted items, as well as general wandering/people watching. Where should I go? [more inside]
November 3, 2011
What to do in Melbourne this weekend? [more inside]
March 7, 2011
What should I do with one day in Melbourne? I'm going to the Golden Plains Festival next weekend, but I'm arriving a day early so I have a whole Friday in Melbourne with nothing to do. I've already been to the ACMI and The Espy, and I've got plans for the night. I like old books, videogames, pinball, and neat bars.
February 22, 2011
Help me figure out transport in Melbourne for a conference. [more inside]
February 16, 2011
Does anyone know any sections of rivers or creeks not too far out of Melbourne (Australia) that are very wide yet quite shallow? You know the type, like something you see in a documentary about Alaskan bears with pebbles on the bottom and crystal clear water. After swimming in an amazing river in West Virginia may years ago I've dreamed about finding a similar one over here.
December 9, 2010
Melbourne, Australia for the food and wine festival - Where to stay? [more inside]
March 11, 2010
What is the cheapest way I can arrange the round-trip to Melbourne, Australia from Providence, RI, US? [more inside]
February 28, 2010
Things to do with quite small children in Melbourne during this week... with no car. Got any good suggestions? [more inside]
October 27, 2009
Aussie Hive Mind: What are some some incredibly romantic things to do from say 10am to 3pm in Melbourne in late November, early December? [more inside]
October 9, 2009
What difficulties/expenses should I expect in shipping a caravan from the US to Melbourne Australia? [more inside]
September 13, 2009
Keep us busy in Melbourne. What to do for a few days in Victoria's Capital? [more inside]
August 5, 2009
Sydney and Melbourne with a 10-month-old in September. Any suggestions? [more inside]
Scootering back to Aus (Melbourne) from UK and want to transfer my motorcyle license. I have a UK A1 class motorcycle license (A full A1 licence permits you to ride any motorcycle up to 125cc and a power output of up to 11kW (14.6 bhp) without `L' plates, carry pillion passengers and use motorways.) Can this be transferred to something useful back in Aus (Victoria) so I can ride a Vespa (150cc) with sitting any more tests or having L/P plates??
May 28, 2009
What are your favourite things to do in both the Byron Bay and Melbourne areas? [more inside]