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Frommer's Melbourne Free & Dirt Cheap : 320 Free Events, Attractions and More - Lee Mylne

Frommer's Melbourne Free & Dirt Cheap

320 Free Events, Attractions and More

By: Lee Mylne

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Wine and dine on half the dimein Australia's capital of cool!

  • Free Music: Classical, rock, jazz and acoustic, and the best outdoor gigs.

  • Free Speech: Contemporary theatre, quick-witted comedy and literary readings.

  • Free Food: The best happy hours, plus where to score delicious dirt-cheap eats––from Melbourne's best tapas to delectable dumplings.

  • Free Films: Outdoors and indoors, from indies to cult faves and insightful documentaries.

  • Free Classes: Learn how to go-go dance, discover the art of photography or take a free lesson with Melbourne's most passionate salsa dancers.

"Melbourne Free & Dirt Cheap smashes the myth that you have to empty your pockets to enjoy one of the world's most cutting-edge cities. Overflowing with essential money-saving tips on everything you could imagine doing in Australia'scapital of cool, this book is like being handed a key to the city's secrets. You can practically hear your wallet sigh with relief as you turn the pages." —TNT Magazine About the Author

Lee Mylne first lived in Melbourne for a couple of years in the early 1980s and although a lot of other places got in the way in the intervening years, found her way back in 2004 and has lived here ever since. She has spent almost all her working life as a journalist and author and has travelled to more than 40 countries. Born and raised in New Zealand, Lee has been a resident of Australia since 1986. She is a co-author of Frommer’s Australia and Australia for Dummies, the author of Frommer’s Portable Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and a contributor to Frommer’s Dream Vacations. She is also the co-editor and a contributor to the anthology Best Foot Forward, 30 Years of Australian Travel Writing, and is a Life Member and past president of the Australian Society of Travel Writers.

List of Maps.

The Best Things in Life Are Free.

1 The Best of Free & Dirt-Cheap Melbourne.

1 The Best Free Only-in-Melbourne Experiences.

2 The Best Dirt-Cheap Only-in-Melbourne Experiences.

3 The Best Cheap Sleeps.

4 The Best Cheap Eats.

5 The Best Free & Dirt-Cheap Ways to Explore Melbourne.

6 The Best Free & Dirt-Cheap Local Living.

7 The Best Free & Dirt-Cheap Shopping.

8 The Best Free & Dirt-Cheap Entertainment.

9 The Best Free & Dirt-Cheap Nightlife.

2 Cheap Sleeps.

1. City Centre.

2 St Kilda & Bayside.

3 South Yarra, Toorak & Richmond.

4 Northern Suburbs.

3 Cheap Eats.

1 City Centre.

2 St Kilda & Bayside.

3 Carlton & Fitzroy.

4 Northern Suburbs.

5 Williamstown & Footscray.

6 Prahran & Richmond.

4 Exploring Melbourne.

1 Museums & Attractions.

2 Art Galleries.

3 Parks & Gardens.

4 Walks & Tours.

5 Sporting Melbourne.

6 Kids’ Stuff.

7 Soul Food.

8 Life’s a Beach.

9 Wildlife Encounters.

10 Public Art.

5 Local Living.

1 Free & Cheap Classes & Talks.

2 Cheap(er) Health & Wellness.

3 Budget Beauty & Bodywork.

4 Free & Cheap Sports & Recreation.

5 Free Advice.

6 Free Books, Newspapers & Magazines.

6 Shopping.

1 Dirt-Cheap Shopping Zones.

2 Charity Shops.

3 Factory Outlet Centres.

4 Markets.

5 Bargain Shopping from A to Z.

6 Non-Touristy Souvenirs.

7 Entertainment & Nightlife.

1 Muzak.

2 Dancing.

3 TV Tapings.


5 Theatre.

6 Flicks for Next to Nix.

7 Cheap Laughs.

8 Free (& Dirt-Cheap) Speech: Talks, Lectures & Readings.

9 Happy Hours.

8 Free & Dirt-Cheap Days.

1 Information Central.

2 Getting To & Around Town.

3 Melbourne Resources A to Z.

9 Melbourne Basics.

1 Information Central.

2 Getting To & Around Town.

3 Melbourne Resources A to Z.


General Index.

Accommodation Index.

Restaurant Index.

ISBN: 9781742468617
ISBN-10: 1742468616
Series: Frommer's Free & Dirt Cheap
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 16th February 2011
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.34  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.33