Melbourne is known for its quirky creative scene, world-class sporting events, and exceptional dining melange. It’s therefore not surprising it has been repeatedly voted the most liveable city. When people talk about visiting Melbourne, the conversation may turn quickly to…Read more
Melbourne Travel – Context Travel Blog
Looking for the latest news, updates, and opinions about Melbourne travel? Check here for reviews, previews, and thoughts on making the most of Melbourne, from our favorite bars to contemporary art galleries. Frequent travelers should also check back for insider city guides and tips for making the most of your Melbourne travel, put together by local journalists, chefs, and artists, and historians, as well as Context staff. From suggestions on how to make the most of the city’s attractions to our favorite spots off the beaten path, we provide an intellectually curious take on Melbourne travel.
The Context vision is to create an atmosphere—a context, if you will—for curious travelers to engage with local experts; to give them access to places and cultures that might otherwise remain out of sight to the casual visitor; to invite them off the tourist track and into the real life of the people, history, and culture that makes these cultural capitals amazing. In other words, to travel deeper. Deep travel helps build cultural bridges that foster tolerance and understanding. But it doesn’t just change travelers. It changes places, too. Deep Travel connects locals with smart, curious outsiders, making the world a little smaller and a little more connected.
Meet Jillian Adams. A jack (or Jill) of many trades. Docent for our Melbourne Coffee Tour and creator of the first coffee academy in the city to train up baristas. A Cordon Bleu graduate from Paris and in proud possession…Read more
Sydney is a city that has mastered the art of New Year’s celebrations. It could be because it is the first major metropolis to hold festivities given its proximity to the International Date Line. Sydney, quite simply, is the winner…Read more
Melbourne has been ranked the ‘most liveable city’ for six consecutive years by the EIU (Economist Intelligence Unit). It’s like a beautifully mixed salad bowl of culture, food and nightlife all washed down with a carefully constructed flat white. Our…Read more
As the northern hemisphere lies in the midst of chilly and dark days, our distant neighbours in the South, or more precisely Australia, are coping with the high 80s on a regular basis. With some local recommendations of where to go…Read more