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#1 glen

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 07:22 PM

Top 10 Free Melbourne Attractions

Hi everyone, I just came across a guide called "Top 10 Free Melbourne Attractions". I am just curious to know if you agree that these are our ten best things to see or do in Melbourne for free?

1) City Circle Tram

2) Flinders St Station

3) Federation Square

4) The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia

5) Australian Centre for the Moving Image

6) National Gallery of Victoria

7) Royal Botanic Gardens

8) Crown Casino Complex

9) Queen Victoria Market

10) Melbourne Beaches (e.g. St Kilda Beach and Brighton Beach)

Article Link: http://goaustralia.a...eemelbourne.htm

Cheers, glen :)
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#2 froggy

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 04:24 PM

I believe they FORGOT THE MCG!!!!

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 02:28 PM

forgot LUNA PARK too!
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Posted 24 November 2006 - 11:18 AM

yeah but the MCG is not free!!!

not sure if you have to pay to get into Luna Park. I don't remember paying anything last time i went.
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Posted 11 February 2007 - 11:27 PM

These are some really good ideas, it's always great to know what you can do for free. The Royal Botanic Gardens sound really nice, has anyone been there?
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Posted 12 February 2007 - 07:26 PM

These are some really good ideas, it's always great to know what you can do for free. The Royal Botanic Gardens sound really nice, has anyone been there?



hi bex, i have been to the royal botanic gardens. its really nice. in summer they have outdoor cinema.

they also they have outdoor theatre if you are into that sort of thing.

they have a website here:

http://www.rbg.vic.gov.au/

here is the some photos of the gardens:

http://www.rbg.vic.g...ing_collections

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 11:05 PM

Thanks for the links glen, the pictures of the gardens look great, outdoor cinema sounds good too
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Posted 15 February 2007 - 11:41 PM

no worries bex, i hope you have a great time if you get a chance to visit!

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 05:45 AM

I was recommended to check out chinatown in melbourne. Got told it was an amazing atmosphere & holds many festivals.
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Posted 06 March 2007 - 07:40 PM

hi visitor,

yes you are quite right.

china town is great! its on Little Bourke street. they have some celebrations, particularly around Chinese new year.

they also have lots of cheap places to eat. that is the main attraction to me! they have all sorts of Asian food including Malaysian, Thai, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese...
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Posted 17 March 2007 - 04:23 PM

I loved the Crown Casino - that's definitely a must-see. And it was the only place in the world where I ever won money at the slot machines. (If you go there, check if they still have the "Panther Magic" slots game - maybe it'll be lucky for you too.)
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#12 glen

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 11:33 PM

hi cat! i like the casino too. though i don't usually gamble. i just like watching other people gamble....its a LOT cheaper :)

welcome to the forum,

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 03:12 PM

Hi Glenn, thanks for the welcome. :)

I'm not a bigtime gambler either, I have a limit and when it's gone I just watch everyone else lose. :)

Another fun, free thing to do in Melbourne is scour the bookstores - you'll see a lot of authors they don't carry in the book chains in the States, or at least I did. :(
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Posted 19 March 2007 - 09:07 PM

as a variation of that, i often like to go to the newsagent and read their magazines for free :) hahaha it is easiest in a supermarket where none of the staff care about free loaders :)
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Posted 20 March 2007 - 03:29 AM

You can combine that idea with a general tour of the supermarkets - which are fun just by themselves: all those foreign foods with odd names. Toss some local food into your cart, choose a long line, and read everything at your leisure.

(If you get to the cash register before you're through reading, just jump to the back of another line.)
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Posted 20 March 2007 - 07:35 PM

that a really good idea! that way they think you are buying something when you are not! well done. :)
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Posted 21 March 2007 - 03:20 PM

No, I'd really buy the food! (I wouldn't want to tick off any Aussie supermarket owners.) I'd just take my time doing it. :)
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Posted 21 March 2007 - 09:28 PM

i went to the newsagent today to read some computer magazines. though i felt a little guilty walking straight out the store so i stopped and looked at the bargain book rack a bit...then i felt better...i still didn't buy anything though! LOL :)
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Posted 22 March 2007 - 03:53 PM

Well, at least you put on a good show. :lol:
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Posted 22 March 2007 - 08:38 PM

yeah i tried to LOOK like a potentially good future customer :) hahaha
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