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Your Local City Guides - For The Long Haul

Amy & Kieron
Travel bloggers, Melbourne
Amy and Kieron are serial travel junkies who have visited 13 countries over the last 5 years, funded by their own pockets. Their blog, Donteverlookback.com has been consistently featured as one of the top Australian Travel blogs to watch and was featured in Washington Flyer’s Best Travel Blogs in 2011.

For The Long Haul

Who says 24 hours is not enough? Let dynamic duo Amy and Kieron maximise your time in Melbourne with the things to do before a long-haul flight!

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Watch an AFL Football Game

Melbourne is the home of Australian Rules Football, so if you are in town on a weekend between March and September, seeing a game at either the Melbourne Cricket Ground or Etihad Stadium is an experience you won't forget.

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Go Skiing/Snowboarding

If it is winter and you have a full day, the snowfields of Melbourne are just a couple of hours drive from the city. Whether or not you have been to the snow before, a resort like Mount Buller is the perfect place to hit the slopes.

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Go Ice Skating

If you are into winter sports but don't feel like leaving the city, the Medibank Icehouse is a new facility offering world class ice skating in Melbourne. There is also ice hockey and curling for those who would prefer just to sit back and watch.

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Grab a drink in an Ice Bar

Why grab a drink at a regular bar when you can do something 'cooler'? Melbourne's Chill On Ice Bar is a bar made entirely of ice (approximately 50 tonnes worth!) and even the cocktails come in ice glasses.

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Check out the Zoo

There are two zoos within a short distance of the PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport – the Royal Melbourne Zoo and the Werribee Open Range Zoo. For those animal lovers, it is a perfect place to spend a sunny afternoon.

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Explore Southbank

Want good food? Then Southbank is one of the places to go in Melbourne – packed full of cafes, shops and restaurants. It is also home to the dazzling Crown Casino, meaning Southbank is an ideal place to kill a few hours.