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    I've only ever dreamt of being a Masterchef. I love food and sometimes think of myself as a foodie travel blogger. However when it comes to slicing and dicing in the kitchen and whipping up meals under pressure things tend to go a bit awry for me. Luckily I can dine at the pop up Masterchef Dining and Bar...
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    The humble food truck sure has come a long way. When I was a kid the only time I ever saw a food truck was at an outdoor festival or at the Perth Royal Show. Food trucks typically sold greasy, oily, over-priced food. Now food trucks are trendy. Food trucks are hipster. Food trucks even have a reality TV show. Each weekend, the Village Melbourne on St Kilda Road in Melbourne...
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The Yarra Valley is the closest vineyards in the Victorian countryside from Melbourne's CBD. Only a 50 minute drive from Melbourne, the Yarra Valley is a smorgasboard for food and wine loves. You can choose to book a wine tour or do your own tour of boutique wineries and visit large wine estates with fine dining restaurants. Or even if wine isn't your thing, you can follow the cider and ale trail in...
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  Afternoon tea is a decadent experience. I'm trying to pace myself between afternoon tea experiences in Melbourne, mainly because in Australia it seems to be more common for hotels to serve an afternoon tea buffet. In London, afternoon tea is portioned. In most hotels or cafes you are served a three tier cake stand with sandwiches, petit fours...
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I’ve always thought of St Kilda as Melbourne’s most bohemian seaside suburb. As a born and bred Perth girl, to me St Kilda is the ‘Fremantle’ of Melbourne. In other words, it’s a hippy friendly area where you can practically smell the salt in the air. St Kilda is well known for its infamous Luna Park, the decadent bakeries on Acland Street and its...
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When you feel like you need to escape Melbourne city life, having a glampacker weekender in Mornington Peninsula is a fabulous winter retreat. On my very first trip to Mornington Peninsula I was looking forward to simply relaxing and breathing in fresh country air. Only a 75 minute drive from Melbourne, Mornington Peninsula is well known for its wineries (there’s over 50 cellar doors), calm Port Phillip bay side beaches, hot mineral springs and...
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Where can you find the best view of Melbourne? Since living in Melbourne, I've been to rooftop bars and even raced around the city. But I haven't been to many places that offered a complete view of the Melbourne CBD and its surrounds. The thing with city viewing platforms is that they can be a little touristy.
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Since moving to Melbourne I've realised that brunch is taken very seriously. On the weekend brunches are slow, lazy affairs. You can order multiple coffees. Or even a bloody mary. You can stick to simple menu choices. Or you can go for the weekend brunch feast. In London I struggled to find good brunch places. In Melbourne, you are definitely spoilt for choice! There are a lot of cafes, new and old...
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  Would you eat live worms? Or run around the city of Melbourne and do crazy challenges in under 3 hours? I recently participated in the Great Pursuit hosted by Uplift Events. This is an "Amazing Race" style event which features physical and mental challenges in an orienteering race around Melbourne. I love the Amazing Race. It's one of my favourite TV shows combining travel, teamwork and fun challenges. I like the idea of travelling taking you out of your comfort zone and...
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Hiking up 1000 steps of the Kokoda Track Memorial Walk sounds like a lot of climbing. The 1,000 steps in Dandenong is well known among Melbournians. It's a 2.8 kilometre hike up stone stairs in Upper Ferntree Gully. The 1,000 steps is a 45 minute drive west from Melbourne's CBD. Once you reach the top it's a popular barbecue spot, provided you brought all your food up the 1,000...