Published on 5th February 2018
by Nathania Gilson

So much happens in Melbourne it’s hard to keep up. In partnership with the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, here’s our guide to exploring your city with the excitement of a tourist and the knowledge of a local.

Melbourne never rests. While its main attractions remain reliable – its endless cultural events and festivals, thriving dining and bar scene, and industrious shopping hubs – tracking the ebb and flow of each is a full-time affair.

But that also makes it ripe for re-exploration. Whether you’re an inquisitive regular to the inner-city or just looking for inspiration to have a local staycation, we highlight some of the most interesting new spots in and around our city.

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Welcome to A New City Guide to Melbourne

DRINK

Choose from a welcoming new bar that already feels like an institution to a tiny back-alley favourite.

DO

Art and design make Melbourne forever engaging for the creatively engaged.

STAY

For breakfast in bed with an added touch of glamour.

QT Melbourne

QT takes its inspiration from the “Paris end” of Collins Street and high-end Melbourne fashion, offering rooms with trimmings. Unwind after a long day (or get a well-deserved sleep in) on a gel bed, with free in-room movies, high-speed internet, and Malin+Goetz amenities. If you don’t feel like room service, QT offers food and drink options in-house. The Cake Shop has pastries and lunch for pre-5pm cravings, and there’s a rooftop bar with an open-air terrace. For any aspiring chefs, a high-end Japanese knife shop, Tanto, can be found on the ground floor.