A Dating Guide to Melbourne
Melbourne – a culturally rich hot spot that has been voted one of the World’s Most Liveable Cities. It is also Australia’s live music and street art capital. Melbourne is a first-class sports own with natural beauty and parks scattered throughout the city and surrounds. So, date-seekers, Melbourne is your oyster!
Melbourne is located at the mouth of the Yarra River and on the shoreline of Port Phillip Bay. Since the gold rush, in the 1800’s Melbourne has attracted visitors with its architectural mélange of Victorian and modern buildings throughout the city. Dotted with laneways that link the main streets of Bourke and Collins, these laneways are a treasure-trove of boutique shopping areas around the CBD and end the afternoon with a coffee and sweet treat in one of Melbourne’s famous cafes.
Melbourne is a food-lovers paradise! With such ethnic diversity, there really is something for everyone. Try Lygon Street – it’s nick-named “little Italy” for a reason. Ethnic delights around the CBD include moderately priced Chinese/Asian, Greek, Italian and Vietnamese food. Or test your taste buds on some upscale fine dining at Spice Temple, Vue de Monde or The Press Club.
With 210 bars/pubs and 50 clubs in the CBD area alone, you can’t help but show a date a good time. You will find all manner of fun and entertainment here! The crowd is more laid back than other cities so feel free to relax with your date, taking in the passers by.
Besides music, art and sports, what else can you do in Melbourne that has a cultural feel? There are festivals of every persuasion – from the Fringe Festival to the Food and Wine Festival, to musical, garden and fashion festivals. Take in the many galleries around Richmond and Fitzroy. Visit the National Gallery of Victoria and the National Design Centre. Take in one of the many operas or theatre presentations. Or enjoy some tours: Sunrise Breakfast Balloon Flight; Puffing Billy Steam Train. Visit the Yarra Valley Wineries, or spend a day at Phillip Island and see kangaroos, penguins and koalas. Your date is sure to be impressed with your choices!
Melbourne has been called the World’s Ultimate Sport City. There are 10 Melbourne-based football teams, with five matches a week in the AFL! Why not schedule a date on one of the three tremendous international events: the Australian Open (tennis); the Melbourne Cup (horseracing); and the Australian Grand Prix formula1 racing)?
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