Date: 28th June 2014
Airbnb – Central Melbourne Warehouse Apartment
When you travel with Airbnb you can stay in more than 34,000 cities including Melbourne. It’s a city full of amazing laneways and just a quick flight from Sydney. You can stay right in the centre of the city so you can explore all the laneways easily. Airbnb host Michelle has an amazing warehouse-style apartment. It’s all open plan and spacious. There’s even a swing! You’ll love the mezzanine bedroom and huge sunken bath. The place is full of natural life and character just like Michelle. She’s a business owner, traveller and even publisher. The best part is she can give you some tips of the best places to visit while you’re in town.
Rankins Lane, Melbourne
Hidden Secrets Tours
Unless you’re an alley cat it’s easy to get lost in Melbourne’s laneways. Luckily when you go on a Hidden Secrets Tour you’ll avoid the tourist traps and see what makes this city tick. They’ll take you on a walking tour through the streets of Melbourne. They run a huge range of tours like the three hour Melbourne Lanes and Arcades Tour. You’ll visit great places for lunch, see street art and take in the city’s history. Stop by the famous Queen Victoria Markets and try some gourmet local produce or pick up a bargain. You can also try the unconventional dining at Bar Ampere. They serve food and drinks into the early hours of the morning. The tours run seven days a week.
Ph: (03) 9663 3358
Queen Victoria Markets
Corner of Elizabeth and Victoria Streets, Melbourne
Ph: (03) 9320 5822
Open Tue & Thu-Sun
16 Russell Place, Melbourne
Ph: (03) 9663 7557
Open 7 days
Hang out in Melbourne – or you can stay at thousands of properties like this right across Australia with Airbnb. Just go to www.airbnb.com!
Sydney Weekender, hosted by Mike Whitney, is now in its 22nd year!
Travelling around the city and throughout the length & breadth of the state, each episode investigates the best places to stay, eat and play so you can make the most of your weekend.
After retiring from international cricket, Mike first appeared on Sydney Weekender back in 1994, and since then has loved every minute of it.
Over the years, Mike has hosted Sydney Weekender from all over New South Wales; from Eden in the south, to Tibooburra in the far northwest of the state.
One of Mike's favourite moments was when he had the chance to fly in a fully restored De Havilland Vampire fighter jet at the Temora Aviation Museum. "The pilot opened the throttle and sent the Vampire vertical," he says, "It was such a blast - the whole time I was thinking - I've got the best job in the world."
Sydney Weekender is on every Sunday at 5.30pm on the Seven Network in Sydney, and across N.S.W. & the A.C.T. on the PRIME Network. It's repeated a week later on 7TWO.
We're also on 7TWO on Saturdays - Please check your local guide for times.