Prahran Market is a Melbourne institution and foodie paradise. The facade – designed by Charles D'Ebro in Queen Anne revival style – dates back to 1891. Grab a speciality coffee from Market Lane and trawl produce stalls, pop into culinary shop and cooking school Essential Ingredient and soak up live music on Saturday. Don't miss Maker & Monger for a 'flaming reuben', $1 sushi rolls at Claringbold's Quality Seafood or mushroom man Damian Pike, awarded the Order of Australia for his services.

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1. Artists Lane

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Running parallel to Chapel St is Artists Lane (Aerosol Alley to southsiders), a long bluestone alley splattered in street art. The project was initiated…

2. Justin Art House Museum

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The geometric, zinc-clad home of Melbourne art collectors Charles and Leah Justin doubles as the Justin Art House Museum. Book ahead for a tour of the…

3. Como House & Garden

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A wedding cake of Australian Regency and Italianate architecture, this elegant colonial residence is Melbourne heritage royalty. Dating from 1847, it…

4. Jewish Museum of Australia

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Interactive displays and timelines tell the history of Australia’s Jewish community from the earliest days of European settlement, while permanent…

5. Herring Island

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This prelapsarian river island is a sanctuary for the Yarra's original trees, grasses and indigenous animals. Within is an impressive collection of…

6. Royal Botanic Gardens

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Considered one of the finest examples of Victorian-era landscaping in the world, Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens draw over two million visitors a year…

7. Albert Park Lake

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Elegant black swans give their inimitable bottoms-up salute as you jog, cycle or walk the 5km perimeter of this artificial lake. Lakeside Dr was used as…