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Aus­tralia’s sport­ing cap­i­tal will echo with thun­der­ing hooves this week­end as the city wel­comes the Mel­bourne Cup Car­ni­val, which runs un­til Nov 10 (flem­ing­ton.com.au/ mel­bournecup­car­ni­val). Its high­light, the Mel­bourne Cup, is such a big deal that it has its own bank hol­i­day. Qan­tas (qan­tas.com) has the fastest con­nec­tions from the UK via Perth, while Royal Brunei (fly­roy­al­brunei.com) launched one-stop flights via Bor­neo on Oct 28.

ar­chi­tec­ture and art­works at NGV Aus­tralia (ngv.vic.gov. au), then cross the Yarra river for a stroll on the South Bank to gold-topped Eureka Tower (4), Mel­bourne’s tallest build­ing.

cov­ered ar­cade with its orig­i­nal 1892 mo­saic floor, where some shops spe­cialise in Vic­to­ria-made prod­ucts.

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