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  • Lets you know of any New Pages have been added to the Website, informing you of more great places to take the family.
  • Lets you know of any New Ideas that may help you turn your next Family Getaway into a happy and memorable experience.
  • Brings you New and Unique Family Getaway Finds and Experiences

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Mar 21, 2017

Melbourne Australia

Melbourne Australia is the best place to enjoy a memorable family getaway: top free things to do, great Melbourne attractions, amazing daytrips and exciting vacation destinations.

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Mar 18, 2017

Great Ocean Road Australia | Travel the shipwreck coast

Travelling the Great Ocean Road Australia has to be one of the best things to do in Victoria with so much to see and do along the way

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Mar 15, 2017

The Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

The Melbourne Star Observation Wheel offering a unique view of Melbourne from a great height.

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Mar 04, 2017

Melbourne Moomba Festival | Moomba Waterfest

Melbourne's Moomba Festival is held over the 4 day Labour Day weekend attracting families into the CBD for full on fun

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Feb 20, 2017

Teddy Bear's Picnic

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Event: 26/02/2017


Marvellous things to eat, wonderful games to playRippon Lea's 27th Teddy Bears' Picnic is on this Sunday, February 26th.

The annual Teddy Bears' Picnic at Rippon Lea Estate has become a family favourite event, and this year is sure to be nothing less.

Admission prices are as followed:

Adult: $15

Concession: $12

Child: $10 (children under 3 are free!)

Family: $45 (2 adults 2 children)

Feb 19, 2017

2017 Melbourne Japanese Summer Festival



Sun: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

The River Terrace will again host many vendors selling an exciting range of Japanese street food, crafts, and wares.

Games and activities will also be held and are not to be missed.

This fantastic cultural experience is sure to entertain the whole family.

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Feb 19, 2017

Cinema at the 'G'

24 Feb 2017 to 25 Feb 2017

The hallowed MCG turf will be transformed from a playing surface to a viewing surface with the launch of spectacular open-air cinema this summer.

Bring blankets, pillows and snacks or enjoy a range of cinema 'yummies' from the MCG onsite caterers.

Feb 19, 2017

Street Art Melbourne | Melbourne Laneways

Street art Melbourne visitors will love to explore can be found scattered throughout the city and surrounding suburbs

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Feb 12, 2017

Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix | Formula 1 Melbourne

The Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix is held in Melbourne, Australia at the Albert Park Motor raceway Circuit

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Feb 08, 2017

Batman Night Market


BATMAN MARKET is BACK for the summer:

feb 04 | feb 11 | feb 18 | feb 25

4pm - 10pm

Batman Night Market Every Saturday night | Live Music | Food Trucks |Good Times

Is there anything better than the Friday before a long weekend!!! Wishing everyone a very happy Australia Day!

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Chinese New Year presented by Batman Market, Taiwan Association of Australia Melbourne and Batman Royale

Feb 11 2017 | 4pm - 10pm

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