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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Centre
“Village cinema a 10-15 minute walk away. Complete with it's own sophisticated bar for some pre or post movie beverages. ”
  • 101 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Shopping, eating, train station, heritage listed building and the famous clock are some of the many reasons to visit this shopping centre. You can also watch a movie or try your hand at a game of Ten Pin Bawling. ”
  • 84 locals recommend
Museum
“10 mins drive away is IMAX Melbourne... if you love movies on HUUUUGE screens, you need to check this out! Apparently Melbourne's screen was the largest in the world until 2019 when Sydney opened a slightly bigger screen!”
  • 52 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Mexican restaurant, Mamasita is the ideal Melbourne CBD restaurant to host your next intimate dinner for two or for a large group dinner. www.mamasita.com.au”
  • 72 locals recommend
Cinema
“Won't cost you a penny. The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), at Federation Square, Melbourne, is Australia's national museum of film, video games, digital culture and art. During the 2015–16, 1.45 million people visited ACMI, the second-highest attendance of any gallery or museum in Australia.”
  • 115 locals recommend
Department Store
“The biggest Shopping mall in City. Make up, skin care, cloth, home, kids, and groceries”
  • 32 locals recommend
Snack Place
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“Since 1867, South Melbourne Market has been a treasured inner city landmark and a favourite amongst locals and visitors. It is the quintessential village market, a place where people come not only to purchase fresh food, but to meet, eat, drink, shop, discover, share and connect.”
  • 131 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“The first week of every November the Flemington Racecourse is home to one of the Worlds most famous horse races the Melbourne Cup. There is no other horse race that quite compares to the “race that stops a nation” First run in 1860 , the Melbourne Cup has been stopping the nation for well over 100 years. It is this national celebration that sets it apart from other great horse races, Kentucky Derby , Japan Cup and it will be an experience not to be missed if coming to Melbourne early November . ”
  • 68 locals recommend
Convention Center
“Major events running throughout the years! Check their website for more details.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Café
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“Lygon street has more than restaurants, cafe's and bars. Take a stroll down Lygon Street to find shoes, clothing, bric-a-brac, flowers, artisan fooderies and much more. And if you need toothpaste, there is a Woolworths open til late only 5 minutes walk from the front door.”
  • 75 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Cocktails and beautiful city view, linked to Melbourne's number 1 restaurant Vau De Monde (same view) but the bar price is more friendly :)”
  • 77 locals recommend
Place to shop
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“ Vogue Plaza. 670 Chapel St South Yarra. Across the road from where you are staying!”
  • 169 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Most definitely one of the best coffees in a city obsessed with coffee. House-roasted by some of the most experienced and passionate roasters and coffee importers in the city, you'll be grateful you came here. Having said that, don't expect this to be a sit-down-for-hours experience. The cafe is tiny and you may not even find a seat. But it's worth it nevertheless.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Bookshop
“Chadstone Shopping Centre (colloquially known as Chaddy) is a super regional shopping centre located in the south-eastern suburb of Malvern East, Victoria in the city of Melbourne, Australia. Chadstone Shopping Centre is the biggest shopping centre in Australia and claims to be the biggest in the Southern Hemisphere.The centre opened on 3 October 1960 and was the first self-contained regional shopping centre in Melbourne.”
  • 113 locals recommend
University
“Planning for your child/children’ future? Mel University is ranked top 100 universities around the world.”
  • 72 locals recommend
Theme Park Ride / Attraction
“Experience a 30-minute flight on the Melbourne Star in a fully enclosed, air-conditioned cabin that will take you 120 meters above Melbourne.”
  • 91 locals recommend