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elbourne buzzes. It is an iconic Australian city that puts your client at the heart of Australia's greatest
experiences and it is a gateway to the best of experiences and adventures Down Under. Stylish and chic, it is a cosmopolitan, go-getting city which combines the elegance and grace of a classic metropolitan hub with the cool vibe and excitement of a dynamic, modern destination at the cutting-edge of innovation, creativity and style.
FOODIE HEAVEN Check out its famous laneways and choose from over 3000 cafés and trendy restaurants, the fl ourishing arts scene and the indigenous culture, and your clients will soon see that this is a grand old city with a fun and funky spirit running through it. As the food capital of Australia, here they can
eat over 75 diff erent ethnic cuisines served by innovative chefs using incredible fresh local produce combined with passion and fl air. Delve into basements or discover rooftop terraces and they’ll fi nd some of the locals' best-kept secrets. Did you know, for example, that coff ee is such an integral part of the city’s lifestyle that it hosts an annual coff ee expo, runs café culture tours and has a local special, the Piccolo latte – made with less milk so the espresso tastes stronger? And then, when it comes time for something stronger, there are vibrant bars and stylish
Experience it Flying Qantas puts Victoria’s
renowned foodie culture in front of your clients the moment their journey begins. The airline’s food and wine is among its greatest assets as Qantas works with leading Aussie restaurateur Neil Perry to create unique menus in First, Business and Premium Economy. His contemporary ground-breaking cuisine refl ects the nation's bounty and Perry's award-winning Rockwell, Spice Temple and Rosetta restaurants in Melbourne. Available for pre-ordering in Business and Premium Economy and served with style at a time to suit,
every meal is complemented by award-winning wines. Qantas won the prestigious Best Overall Cellar in the Sky at the 2013 Cellars in the Sky awards, and many of the crew are even accredited sommeliers.
Easily explored on foot or bicycle, by free ‘circle’ tram or even on the back of a Harley Davidson, Melbourne has many parks and gardens plus the Yarra River at its heart, giving it a green, clean feel; while the traditional architecture and city trams add stately style. Linger longer and there’s more: hip and happening precincts such as bayside St Kilda, bohemian Fitzroy, trendy Prahran and cosmopolitan Carlton. They’ll fi nd street art and funky laneways – interconnecting traffi c-free arcades and alleyways crammed with quirky shops and al fresco dining, eclectic galleries and one-off boutiques. In Melbourne historic sights and grand traditions happily rub shoulders with
VIBRANT GATEWAY ON THE EDGE OF NATURE
rooftops serving the wonderful world-class wines produced right on the city's doorstep.
Melbourne's funky laneways
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