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Rush Escape Game

Rush Escape Game

Rush Escape Game provides adrenaline filled live escape game experiences to thrill seekers from all over the world. Our goal for every player of the game is to feel the rush of escaping - others would refer to this experience as "being in the zone" while researchers call it "flow". At the peak of this state you will feel great and perform at your best, action and awareness merge, time flies and self vanishes. If you have ever been involved in an activity or project where everything else was forgotten, then you will be familiar with this state. Rush Escape…
Como House and Garden

Como House and Garden

Built in 1847, Como House and Garden is one of Melbourne most glamorous stately homes. A unique blend of Australian Regency and classic Italianate architecture, Como House offers a rare glimpse into the opulent lifestyles of former owners, the Armytage family, who lived there for over a century. Famous among Melbourne high society for its elegant dances, dinners and receptions, the Armytage home remains furnished with original family heirlooms, and even the servant’s areas have been carefully preserved. Explore this iconic heritage landmark that stands as a world of its own, picnic in the magnificent gardens and enjoy a meal…
Prahran Market

Prahran Market

Prahran Market is Australia's oldest continuously running food market, proudly being in operation since 1864. Prahran Market is proud to be Australia's premier food market that is famous for outstanding food and hard to find specialities. The market traders take pride in stocking the highest quality of ingredients and source locally wherever possible. They offer the widest choice to their customers including heirloom produce and hard to find specialties, cheeses, small goods, artisan products, certified organic fruit and vegetables, beef, pork, poultry and game. Not to mention fresh sustainable fish, seafood, shellfish and crustaceans. The market traders will also give…
Herring Island Environmental Sculpture Park

Herring Island Environmental Sculpture Park

Accessible only by boat, Herring Island, 3.2 hectares in size, is just three kilometres from the city, and the only substantial island in the Yarra River. This informal parkland has provided the inspiration for curator Maudie Palmer to develop a concept in which artists are commissioned to create site-specific sculptures. Internationally renowned British environmental artist Andy Goldsworthy has created two works - a slate Cairn and a Stone House constructed from Dunkeld sandstone. Four Australian artists have also installed works on Herring Island: John Davis - A Hill, a River, Two Rocks and a Presence, Jill Peck - Steerage, Julie…
in.cube8r gallery and emporium Prahran

in.cube8r gallery and emporium Prahran

in.cube8r is a handmade mecca and emerging artist gallery which is home to more than 100 creatives who rent small cubes, shelves, racks and walls to exhibit their work and keep 100 per cent of every sale that is made. It is a retail environment where creatives come first. Cubes cost just a few dollars a day making the model accessible to even the most fledgeling makers. Many in.cube8r participants are parents of young children, retired people finally doing what they love, students, full-time artists and dabblers. Participants sell a diverse range of products including handcrafted jewellery, ceramics, clothing, accessories…
National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA)

National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA)

The National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) is Australia's Centre of Excellence in contemporary circus arts training. NICA is a national not-for-profit arts training organisation registered as a cultural organisation and primarily funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Communications and the Arts. Auspiced by Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, NICA is the only training institute of its kind in Australia. As well as providing professional training through a three year Bachelor of Circus Arts course, NICA also offers a wide range of fun and safe recreational courses for children, teenagers and adults, and supports the circus…
Shrine Kids

Shrine Kids

Shrine Kids provides a fantastic opportunity for indoor and outdoor play, allowing young imaginations to take flight as they uncover the Shrine's rich history. Shrine Kids is a self-guided program for families with primary school aged children. Four different activity cards provide a starting point for fresh perspectives of Shrine. Children are asked to consider and conjure their creative responses to a range of questions related to different aspects of the Shrine. Armed with an magnifying glasses, periscopes and kaleidoscopes from our Explore Kits, make your next visit to the Shrine a memorable one. Explorer Kits are available for loan…
Aboriginal Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Heritage Walk

Womin Djeka. Journey into the ancestral lands of the Kulin (Koolin) Nation in this 90 minute tour with an Aboriginal guide. Gain insight into the rich history and thriving culture of the local First Peoples, and discover their connection to plants and their traditional uses for food, tools and medicine.
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne Gardens

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne Gardens

Attracting over 1,900,000 visitors annually, Melbourne Gardens is a treasured part of cultural life and a valuable asset to the heritage rich city. With its stunning vistas, tranquil lakes and diverse plant collections, the Gardens are a place of continual discovery and delight. Enjoy the Aboriginal Heritage Walk, a Free Guided Walk, a ride on the Garden Explorer or Punting on the tranquil Ornamental Lake, all set against a beautiful backdrop and just moments from the city. These beautiful Gardens are home to amazing and diverse plant collections such as camellias, rainforest flora, succulents and cacti, roses, Californian species, herbs,…
AAMI Park

AAMI Park

AAMI Park is Melbourne's premier rectangular stadium and home to the Melbourne Storm, Melbourne Victory, Melbourne City and Melbourne Rebels. Located one kilometre east of Melbourne city centre and nestled between the Yarra River and the Melbourne Cricket Ground, AAMI Park features a cutting-edge Bioframe design with a geodesic dome roof which substantially covers the seating area. The beauty of the design is that spectators will enjoy unobstructed views, free from pillars, walls or other support structures. This design required 50 per cent less steel than a typical stadium roof of the same size. Built on Edwin Flack field, AAMI…
The Ian Potter Foundation Children's Garden

The Ian Potter Foundation Children's Garden

The Ian Potter Foundation Children's Garden, located at Melbourne Gardens, is a magical place for children to discover the world of plants. It is a tourism award-winning Children's Garden full of interesting and interactive places to play and explore. When at the Meeting Place, children should bring their swimming gear and be prepared to squeal with delight as water spouts from the ground. On cooler days, the Wetland Area is a natural pond teeming with life and a place where children can experience insects and plants. The Ruin Garden is a world of lush rainforest vegetation where children can scramble…
Shrine of Remembrance

Shrine of Remembrance

The Shrine of Remembrance is a building with a soul. Opened in 1934, the Shrine is the Victorian state memorial to Australians who served in global conflicts throughout our nation’s history. Inspired by Classical architecture, the Shrine was designed and built by veterans of the First World War. Renowned for its architecture the Shrine offers a multi-layered journey rich in meaning and symbology. Set in an elevated position as the centrepiece of the sprawling park lands at the southern end of the city’s cultural precinct, the Shrine provides unrivalled, panoramic views of Melbourne. A Ray of Light traces its path…
La Trobe's Cottage

La Trobe's Cottage

La Trobe's Cottage was the original home of Victoria's first Lt. Governor, Charles Joseph La Trobe, from 1839 to 1854. Described by a visitor in 1852 as 'small but elegantly furnished and standing in spacious grounds', La Trobe’s Cottage is now a vital part of Victoria’s history. The cottage was made from prefabricated materials brought from England to be the home of La Trobe, his wife Sophie and their children. As Melbourne’s oldest surviving building, the restored cottage replicates the original prefabricated structure and contains items belonging to La Trobe along with artefacts from the earliest time of Victoria’s settlement.…
Rod Laver Arena

Rod Laver Arena

Rod Laver Arena is is one of the world's premier sport and entertainment venues, located in Melbourne Park on the banks of the Yarra River and just a short walk from the city centre. Every January the Australian Open is held at Melbourne Park, with Rod Laver Arena being renowned as 'Centre Court', where headline matches are played and stars are born. Throughout the year Rod Laver Arena holds a range of concerts and events, including the most famous and critically acclaimed international music acts, as well as family shows, dirt bikes and wrestling. Over one and a half million…
Margaret Court Arena

Margaret Court Arena

The newly redeveloped Margaret Court Arena at Melbourne Park is Melbourne's newest venue for live music and home to the Australian Open. Originally named ‘Show Court One’, and built in 1988, it was the same year the Australian Open Grand Slam tournament moved from Kooyong to its current home at Melbourne Park. The court was officially re-named ‘Margaret Court Arena’ (MCA) as a tribute to Australia’s most successful female tennis player on the eve of the 2003 Australian Open Tennis Championship (12 January 2003). In 2010 it was announced MCA would undergo a significant redevelopment as part of the $700…
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