Five great markets in Melbourne

By Australia / Melbourne / Victoria /

VICTORIANS and visitors alike aren’t shy when it comes to weekend markets in Melbourne. Craft markets, farmer’s markets, bric-a-brac, clothes, design, computers, food … you name it, there’s a market somewhere close by. Then there are thousands of garage sales in the streets. Where to begin when it comes to the best Melbourne markets? It’s hard to squeeze all the good ones into 10 slots, but we’ll give it a go. Here are some well worth the visit. 1. Queen Victoria Markets Some say this is the one to rule them all for more than a century for everything from fish and seafood, meats, chicken, gourmet products, doughuts, sweets, and fruit and veg to clothing, souvenirs, cosmetics and roaming street performers among many more features spread over two city blocks. 2. Warrandyte Community Market When it comes to finding Saturday markets, Melbourne is up there with the best and sometimes it pays to dig deep to unearth the gold. Warrandyte…

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Follow an art trail with your New Zealand car hire

By Christchurch / New Zealand /

If you’re picking up a car in Christchurch and heading up the east coast, make your trip even more scenic by taking an art trail tour of your own creation.Unlikely as it sounds, you can follow an art trail from Kaikoura to Nelson as you head up the east coast of the South Island.
It will give you the chance to jump out of your car rental and stretch your legs, look at some of the finest local Kiwi art on offer, and smell the roses – or at least, the oils and acrylics

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