THE THOMAS COOK SPORT REP’S VIEW

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What’s your favourite part of the track? The Al­bert Park cir­cuit is fast and flow­ing, no more so than the open­ing cor­ners op­po­site the grand­stands named af­ter Aus­tralian legends, Alan Jones and Jack Brab­ham.

Aside from the race, what’s the best thing to do in Melbourne?

St Kilda beach is a short tram ride from the city cen­tre and it has a very sim­i­lar vibe to Brighton in the UK. The area is known as a cul­tural cen­tre that at­tracts bo­hemian groups, artists and writ­ers. It also has pen­guins…

If you are cel­e­brat­ing a spe­cial event, how can the ex­pe­ri­ence be made more amaz­ing?

You can take cruises down the Yarra River which flows through the city. Catch one of these for a ro­man­tic evening trip past some of Melbourne’s most spec­tac­u­lar land­marks.

What lo­cal food or drink would you rec­om­mend?

Melbourne is the cof­fee cap­i­tal of Aus­tralia so be sure to check out the lo­cal cafes, sam­ple great wines from the Yarra Val­ley, or en­joy a pizza at 400 Gradi, South­bank – win­ner of the world pizza cham­pi­onships.

What’s your top tip for this des­ti­na­tion?

There’s a huge amount to see in this amaz­ing city and it’s my favourite spot in Aus­tralia, but be­cause of the long flight, make the most of it and stay for as long as pos­si­ble.

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