The Road Ahead : August 2013
QUEENSLAND'S LARGEST CLUB AUG/SEP 2013 THE ROAD AHEAD 37 IMAGES: MELBOURNE STREET ART, EUREKA SKYDECK VIEW (LINDA MCCORMICK), QUEEN VICTORIA MARKET (MARK CHEW), MELBOURNE CRICKET GROUND (PETER DUNPHY). DEPARTURE NATIONAL | TRAVEL many experiences to be had in melbourne MELBOURNE IS A VIBRANT MULTI- CULTURAL CITY, WITH MANY ATTRACTIONS BOTH WITHIN EASY WALKING DISTANCE AND FURTHER AFIELD. STORY LINDA MCCORMICK STREET ART Back on solid ground, a tour of the city's laneways reveals Melbourne as one of the few cities where graffiti is positively encouraged. Melbourne's street artists are responsible for the majority of the works, but even high-profile names like Banksy have stencilled these walls. NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIA Founded in 1861, the National Gallery of Victoria is the oldest art museum in Australia. It holds a wonderful collection of permanent art and features exhibits on a rolling basis throughout the year. The National Gallery of Victoria offers one of the best afternoon teas in Melbourne and also has a great kid's corner with interactive exhibits. COLONIAL TRAMCAR RESTAURANT A trip on the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant in a well- preserved W class tram is an incredible way to experience the culinary capital of Australia. The tram slowly circles the city while diners are served three to five-course meals in plush, red velvet-lined carriages. QUEEN VICTORIA MARKET A highlight for many visiting Melbourne, this heritage-listed landmark was established only six years after the city was settled and is the largest open-air market in the southern hemisphere. A variety of fruit and vegetables can be bought here, but it is the deli section that proves the biggest draw. EUREKA SKYDECK 88 Enjoy panoramic views of Melbourne through floor-to- ceiling windows on the 88th floor of the tallest building in the southern hemisphere, which reaches nearly 300m high. Test your nerves on 'The Edge', a glass cube that extends out from the side of the building. CONTINUED OVERLEAF... MELBOURNE must-do's MELBOURNE CRICKET GROUND Despite the name, the MCG is the main sports stadium for both football and cricket and houses the National Sports Museum, where fans can learn all about their Australian sporting heroes.