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A day in Melbourne

Our Student Ambassador Katya from RMIT University has moved to Melbourne from Newcastle and shares her top tips on where to go in the city

Forget Sydney, London and New York – Melbourne is the most livable city in the world and this is why…

Best Bars
No.1 – The Croft Institute - 21 Croft Alley, Melbourne
Hidden down a laneway in Chinatown, The Croft Institute is a wonderfully, creepy science lab- inspired bar. Even the toilets look like a mental asylum!
Open 5pm – 1am (Mon –Thurs), 5pm – 3am (Fri -Sat), closed Sunday

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No.2 – Boston Sub / Jungle Boy - 96 Chapel St, Windsor.
Don’t be fooled by the exterior fish and chip shop, the big fridge door leads you to an outside bar!
Open 5pm – 1am every day

No.3 – Naked for Satan
With a cocktail list larger than a novel and a glorious west facing balcony – this gem will not disappoint.

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No.4 – Rooftop Bar and Cookie
Inspired cocktails and tasty Thai food, with sweeping views of the city at the cleverly named ‘Rooftop Bar’ – this is bar far one of my favorite destinations for an atmospheric night with friends

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No.5 – Asian Beer Café - Melbourne Central Level 3, 211 La Trobe Street Melbourne Central
A uni student’s heaven with cheap drinks and meals overlooking the hustle and bustle of Swanston street.
Open 11am – 1pm every day

Feel like exploring…

• Degraves Street- the quintessential Melbournian laneway
• Hosier lane/ACDC lane- street art on steroids
• Fitzroy- vintage clothing and an array of restaurants and cafes
• Lygon Street- love Italian food? Eat here!
• The State Library of Victoria- this historical and picturesque library makes you want to study
• Eureka Skydeck 88 – 360 degree views of Melbourne

No weekend plans? Perfect!
• The free tram zone means you can literally jump on and off where you like
• Federation Square
• National Gallery of Victoria
• Queen Vic markets
• Camberwell markets (Such a treasure trove)

That will keep you busy! How would you spend the perfect day in Melbourne?

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