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Tips and Articles in Melbourne

The bartender at the Prince of Wales looks like Ray Davies wrote “Lola” for her: She has clearly not always used the Ladies. At six-feet tall and with bleached-blond hair, she cuts a striking figure, and in a voice that is indeed a deep dark brow...
See our slideshow of the World’s Top Nighttime Adventures. It’s 10 p.m. on the banks of the Macal River, a whitewater stream in the mountains of Belize, and Carlos Quiterio has a rhyme to tell: “Black and yellow, kill the fellow; yellow and black...
See our slideshow of the Best Vintage Movie Theaters. In the 1920s—back when people dressed up to see the latest Hollywood feature—movie palaces resembled cathedrals. They lured moviegoers with polished-marble foyers, ceilings glowing with tiny s...
If Australia has anything approximating a European city, then Melbourne is it, with the charm of a small town and the hedonism of a modern metropolis. Growing up there, I took for granted all the things that it offers in spades: fashion-forward bo...
The burgeoning bar scene in Australia's second city has three new additions. Named for one of Melbourne's most illustrious historical figures, Madame Brussels (59 Bourke St.; 61-3/9662-2775) is a boudoir fantasy, with ostrich-head chandeliers, vol...
Eleven years as a sports journalist cushioned me against the hard realities of negotiating tennis's version of the Super Bowl—the four high-powered, high-priced tournaments called the Grand Slam. My Press A credential entitled me to sought-after p...
The Australian snow scene (yes, there really is such a thing) is getting cooler, thanks to Huski, an urbane apartment hotel in the alpine town of Falls Creek, Victoria. The faceted profile of the building, by architects...
DESTINATION Melbourne STAY AT Lyall Hotel & Spa (14 Murphy St., South Yarra; 61-3/9868-8222; www.thelyall.com; doubles from $300) ESSENTIAL READING The Age Good Food Guide 2006 (widely available at bookstores in Australia; $24), a comprehensive li...