The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - Stellar - - Advertising Feature -

MA­JOR EVENTS Time your visit to co­in­cide with one of the city’s many ac­tion-packed sport­ing and cul­tural events. Up­com­ing high­lights in­clude: the Mel­bourne Cup Car­ni­val (Novem­ber 4-11, 2017); the Aus­tralian Open (Jan­uary 15-28, 2018, pic­tured above); and Vir­gin Aus­tralia Mel­bourne Fash­ion Fes­ti­val (March 1-18, 2018).

FOOD & DRINKS Mel­bourne is known for its cafes, bars and vi­brant food scene. Fitzroy and the city cen­tre both of­fer a great range of op­tions, while Acland Street in St Kilda is cake-shop heaven (check out Le Bon Cakes, pic­tured above) and Ly­gon Street in Carl­ton is fa­mous for its Ital­ian restau­rants.

THE ARTS The city’s South­bank is a hub for art, mu­sic and theatre. Catch ma­jor lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional ex­hi­bi­tions at the Na­tional Gallery of Vic­to­ria (pic­tured above), and take in a live per­for­mance at the Arts Cen­tre Mel­bourne, Malt­house Theatre or South­bank Theatre.

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