• Awesome Places You Probably Didn't Know About in Melbourne

    Posted by Michael Evans

    How well do you know Melbourne? Take a piece of paper and cross out the places that you've visited (or, at least, have heard of) to see if you really know Victoria's most populous city state.

    • Montsalvat, Eltham
    Fun fact: Australia's oldest artists' colony, rich with art, culture, and exhibits

    • Organ Pipes National Park, Keilor North
    Fun fact: The organ pipe structure was formed from dried up molten lava

    • Yarravile Gardens, Yarraville
    Fun fact: This is the perfect place for family picnics and playing with your dogs

    Pound Bend Reserve, Warrandyte
    Fun fact: A water bank by a tunnel outlet built in the late 1800s to alter the course of the Yarra River

    Cook's Cottage, East Melbourne
    Fun fact: This is the oldest building in Australia, which was the home of Captain James Cook when he stayed in the country

    We enumerated 5 places. Out of 5, how many did you cross out? There's 22 more places you can learn about IN THIS ARTICLE. Check it out and make sure to visit the places you haven't gone to! 

  • Beat the Winter Cold in these Cozy Melbourne Bars

    Posted by Michael Evans

    Beat the cold! Snuggle up in these Melbourne bars with a friend or two. Nothing beats quality time under a warm, cozy roof and a plate of comfort food.

    Marquis of Lorne, Fitzroy

    Imagine sitting by the fireplace with a glass of wine in hand. You scan the brick walls and spot the waiter walking to your table to deliver a succulent plate of Braised Lamb with greens on the side. Then you look over to your phone--your friend's a bit late but she's on her way. Then you see her from the entrance, a bit cold from the outside winter air, but quickly unwinds in the cozy warmth of the enclosed and intimate space of Marquis of Lorne. Her company is priceless.

    The Local Taphouse, St. Kilda East

    Who doesn't love a glass (or a pint, if you must!) of good old craft beer? Winter is as snuggly as the malty aftertaste on your tastebuds! Don't like malt? Check out all the other options at The Local Taphouse.

    Acqua e Vino, Yarraville

    Lounge by a live band and a table blessed with tapas and cocktails. This is a stress-free haven for busy Aussies.

    There are many more cozy bars to check out in Melbourne! Beat the winter cold by ticking off every venue in this LIST.