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Visiting Melbourne For The First Time? Here’s a Great Introduction!

by Tony Haslam
 

Melbourne is one of the most beautiful places in Australia, and when it comes to travelling this spectacular city, there are certainly lots of activities to enjoy. Not only is there a number of free tourist attractions, but the culture of the city itself is a joy to behold – in 2012 it was named the world’s most liveable city!

With a population of just over 4 million, Melbourne was founded in 1835, and remains one of the world’s popular metropolises. Often referred to as the ‘Garden City’, Melbourne is the cultural capital of Australia, and also a major centre of contemporary Australian music.

Second only to Sydney, Melbourne is an enormous city, with parks and dynamic buildings dominating the land. Whether you’re an international, local or interstate visitor, Melbourne has an abundance of sightseeing opportunities, so if you’re thinking about travelling down under, take a look at some of the best places to go!

ArtPlay
If you’ve got young children, then ArtPlay will keep them entertained for hours! From painting to drawing, sand castles to rock climbing, your kids will be able to explore and create to their hearts content. It’s best to book your day at ArtPlay well in advanced, as places get snapped up pretty quickly. Why not download a program from their website, or give them a call to hear about their latest activities!

Electrolux Cooking
The Electrolux Cooking School is one of Melbourne’s finest establishments of food education. Whether you’re travelling on your own or you’re a couple in love, be inspired to join the top chefs of the city and expand your cooking vocabulary. From learning to cook a steak to entire day courses, prices can range from $70-$90. However this price includes food samples as well as a recipe kit and cookbook!

Flight Experience Australia
If you’re looking for an experience out of the ordinary, then why not try Australia’s finest tourist flight simulator! Not only does Flight Experience put you in the hot seat, but the program is also based on one of the most popular and successful aircraft – the 737-800. Placing you in a fully-enclosed simulator, the team at Flight Experience Australia will train you up to start up, take off and land your very own plane. They’ll also introduce you to a number of procedures that the pilot and co-pilots have to adhere to, so make sure you book your place on this amazing activity!

Medibank Icehouse
If you need somewhere to cool down after you flight simulator experience, why not try the Medibank Icehouse! This state of the art venue is make up of two Olympic-sized ice rinks, as well as a state of the art light and sound system. Whether you’re with your kids or you just want a quite get away with your loved in, ice skating never fails to disappoint. Located in the heart of Melbourne’s docklands, the Medibank Icehouse also houses a gym and a bar!
 

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