National Gallery of Victoria

The National Gallery of Victoria is one of the leading galleries in Melbourne. It was founded in 1861. The NGV is situated in the Arts and Leisure Precinct in St Kilda Rd on Southbank. One of the great pleasures of visiting the cities of the world is visiting art galleries. So indulge in this via a visit to […]

The Melbourne Museum

The Melbourne Museum is not your typical museum. That was the first thing my daughter and I noticed when we walked through the doors. We were used to the brick and mortar structures that put you in the mood for a walk into the past. This modern barrage of glass and color immediately brought a […]

Queen Victoria Market

Queen Victoria Market is a massive seventeen acres big. This makes it the biggest open market in the whole southern hemisphere. The market is affectionately called The Vic by the locals. When in Melbourne you get plenty of opportunity to shop around in the city. But no matter how much you may enjoy the big city life, there […]

Melbourne Aquarium

The Melbourne Aquarium is a great place to go. It’s one of those things to do in Melbourne with the kids, that you will still enjoy as an adult as well. We go fairly regularly, at least once a year. It’s a lot of fun and it is great to see your kids going through […]

Melbourne Zoo – A Great Day Out

Melbourne is home to three of the most exciting zoos in the country. These three very popular and well visited zoos are: Melbourne Zoo   Healesville Sanctuary   Werribee Open Range Zoo   Melbourne Zoo #1: Melbourne Zoo The Melbourne Zoo is home to over 300 unique species of animals. You can visit the Melbourne […]

Australian Open Tennis Guide

The Australian Open Tennis tournament is one of four Grand Slam tennis tournaments in the world. The Australian Open is held in Melbourne every year in the middle of summer. It is held at the great Melbourne Park. Australian Open Tennis Short History Since the first Australian Open Tennis Championships were held in 1905, the […]

Melbourne Boxing Day Test

The Melbourne Boxing Day Test is one of those events that belong to Melbourne like the Melbourne Cup or the AFL Grand Final. For those who are unaware, Boxing Day is December 26th. As it is a holiday there are not many sporting events going on around the world on Boxing Day. In Australia we celebrate a day off in […]

The Melbourne Cup Festival

The Melbourne Cup Festival is a premiere sporting event and is also the world’s largest outdoor fashion event. It was created in 1861 to rival the Victoria Jockey Club, but the festival took off to be the biggest racing event that attracts the best horses from all over the world. This significant event is a […]

History of the Melbourne Cup

The history of the Melbourne cup goes back all the way to 1861. When it comes to horse racing, Australia has a tradition that goes back a hundred years and continues to this very day. The Melbourne Cup is known as the race that stops a nation, and it is very close to true! Every […]

Melbourne Spring Carnival The Jolly Season

The Melbourne spring carnival is held in October and November, fall months to most of us, however in Melbourne it is spring. The spring carnival is held between the football and the cricket season. This is done for a reason. Most people do not want to give up their footy and their cricket, but it […]