10-14 October 2016 | MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA

Own Free Evenings

Free to explore “Your Taste of Melbourne! 


Tuesday and Wednesday Nights - two unscheduled evenings during congress week allowing you to make plans to explore and discover “Your Taste of Melbourne!”

Stylish, arty Melbourne is a city that’s both dynamic and cosmopolitan, and proud of its place as Australia’s cultural capital. Its stately Gold Rush–era architecture and a multicultural make-up reflect the city’s recent history, while edgy street art, top museums and sticky-carpeted band venues point to its present-day personality.

The city is a melting pot of cultures, a fact reflected in its myriad restaurants, cafes, bistros and bars. Whether you're after modern, traditional, exotic or homespun flavours – Melbourne's eclectic dining scene offers a startling array of the world's great cuisines, from popular favourites to the truly groundbreaking.

Melbourne is best experienced as a local would, with its character largely reliant upon its collection of inner-city neighbourhoods. Share a drink while snacking on high end tapas in a laneway eatery and rooftop bars opening in former industrial buildings, take on a Szechuan chilli dish in Chinatown, or break out of the CBD and discover the city's specialist eating destinations – Richmond for Vietnamese, Carlton's 'Little Italy', Fitzroy for Spanish and Brunswick for Lebanese.

Discover a city buzzing with dynamic and cutting-edge arts and culture. Head to the Southbank precinct – where the The Arts Centre, MTC, Malthouse, Recital Centre and the National Gallery of Victoria form Melbourne's beating cultural heart. At Federation Square, where art meets architecture, watch inspiring audio visual shows at ACMI, see the collection at the Ian Potter Centre, or catch a recital at The Edge theater. Inside and out, you'll discover the innovation and skill of local artists and designers at hole-in-the-wall galleries and theatres across the city.

Melbourne has something to offer for each taste. Whether you are a food lover, a shopping addicted, or have a passion for arts and museum, Melbourne will win your hart!

plan your own corporate social networking functions

The City of Melbourne welcome enquiries to help plan your own corporate social networking functions by providing local knowledge on the best venues, restaurants and hot spots around town. Contact City Activation and Strategic Partnerships today: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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