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15 Places In Melbourne To Take Those Friends Visiting From Out Of Town

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1. Naked in the Sky, Fitzroy

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Gratituous cityscape photo from cool rooftop bar: check.

2. Rucker's Hill, Northcote

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The lesser known (and less busy) spot to get a cityscape shot from the north. Plus, there are usually a few food trucks parked there for dinner. Bonus.

3. Fairfield Boathouse, Fairfield

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You can actually rent a rowboat and go out on the water. Wait 'til your friends find out you can do that in Melbourne.

4. The Astor Theatre, St Kilda

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They just saved the damn thing, so the least you could do it go see a movie in its grand, classic cinema. Sessions will start again in June 2015.

5. Easey's, Collingwood

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Combine their weird fascination with trams with something far cooler — eat a burger in a tram on the rooftop of a building in Collingwood.

6. Capital City Trail, Melbourne

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If they're confident on two wheels, take them on a tour of the city via the Capital City Trail. Sure, it's a 30km tour, but you don't have to commit to the whole thing. Just do a section and call lunch.

7. South Melbourne Market, South Melbourne

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If you don't want to battle the Queen Vic Market, South Melbourne is a better alternative. It's much more chilled, it's quaint and there are heaps of cute cafes close by.

8. Lui Bar, CBD

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Luxe cocktails on the 55th floor of a luxe building. Duh.

9. Collingwood Children's Farm, Abbotsford

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You should do this because baby animals are cute, and no guest can argue with that. And The Farm Cafe there is really pleasant too.

10. Lune Croissanterie, Elwood

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That is, if they're not opposed to getting up at 6am. If they're are opposed, just show 'em the sweet, flaky pastry photos.

11. Doughboys Doughnuts, CBD

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And if you can't get them up for pastries pre-7am, this is the ultimate alternative for sweet lovers who wanna sleep in; fresh, hand-dipped doughnuts.

12. Half Moon Bay, Black Rock

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Arguably Melbourne's best hideaway beach. Even if it's not swimming weather, go for the fish and chips, and sand between your toes.

13. Heide Museum of Modern Art, Bulleen

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Some of Melbourne's best art, in the best leafy location. Take a picnic!

14. Twerkshop, Fitzroy

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Make their only Tuesday night in Melbourne one to remember. Get low in this "ghetto zumba" class, and get a beer after.

15. Market Lane Coffee, Prahran

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So they can see how it's really done.

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