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  1. Adventure Travel & Backpackers Melbourne Expo on this weekend

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    Adventure Travel & Backpackers Melbourne Expo on this weekend

    Feb152011

    If you’re in Melbourne this weekend (February 19th and 20th), make sure to head down to the Royal Exhibition Building in the Carlton area of the city for the free Adventure Travel & Backpackers Melbourne Expo.

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  2. Free things to do in Melbourne - Federation Square

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    Free things to do in Melbourne - Federation Square

    Nov252010

    If you’re looking for free things to do in Melbourne, you should look no further than Federation Square, better known as Fed Square. Located across the road from the city’s best-known landmark, Flinders Street Station, you could spend hours, if not a full day here.

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  3. Catching up with the 'rellies'

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    Catching up with the 'rellies'

    Nov252010

    Many, many moons ago my grandfather’s brother moved to Australia. There, he began another set of ‘Hanrattys’, although these were to have Australian accents, a penchant for vegemite and a love of phrases such as ‘fair dinkum’ and ‘f*@kin’ oath!’

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  4. One of the world’s best coastal drives – The Great Ocean Road

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    One of the world’s best coastal drives – The Great Ocean Road

    Nov252010

    Not far from Melbourne is one of the world’s greatest coastal drives – the Great Ocean Road. It’s one of the top attractions in Melbourne, and whether you rent a car to see it or witness its beauty on an organised tour you can’t miss it.

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  5. Eating out in Melbourne – Degraves St

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    Nov242010

    Something that Melbourne is famous for is its laneways, alleys, arcades and narrow streets. One of these is Degraves St. It’s a great place to go either for a coffee first thing in the morning or something to eat at night.

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  6. Melbourne – the unofficial sporting capital of Australia

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    Melbourne – the unofficial sporting capital of Australia

    Nov242010

    Sport is a big part of life in Australia. Huge, in fact. And it’s even more of a big deal in Melbourne. This is where the Melbourne Cup (one of the world’s most famous horse races) takes place, it’s where the Australian Open (tennis) is held, and it’s where the world’s fastest drivers flock to year after year for the Australian Grand Prix. But unquestionably, the most important stadium in Melbourne is the Melbourne Cricket Ground, better known as the MCG.

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  7. Neighbourhoods in Melbourne – Williamstown

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    Neighbourhoods in Melbourne – Williamstown

    Nov232010

    I’ve been to Melbourne twice before this trip, and on both occasions I’ve done quite a bit of exploring. This meant checking out the different neighbourhoods in Melbourne. One of the neighbourhoods I’d never visited before, until now, is Williamstown.

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  8. Exploring Melbourne’s CBD (Central Business District)

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    Exploring Melbourne’s CBD (Central Business District)

    Nov232010

    In Ireland we call them ‘city centres’, over stateside it’s ‘downtown’, and here the most central part of the city is the ‘CBD’ (Central Business District). Today I explored Melbourne’s, shooting footage for the upcoming video “10 things you need to know about Melbourne”.

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