Centre of Cognition and Emotion Research

Jan 03 - Jan 06, 2018

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Melbourne and Surrounds


The Royal Botanical Gardens
Fitzroy Gardens (local to ACU)
Carlton Gardens (local to ACU)
Melbourne Zoo

Observation Decks

Eureka Skydeck 88
Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

Sport, Arts and Entertainment Complexes

Australian Tennis Open (15th – 28th January): Rod Laver Arena
Melbourne Cricket Ground and National Sports Museum Tours
Federation Square
Crown Entertainment Complex
Abbotsford Convent and Collingwood Children’s Farm
Arts Centre Melbourne, South Bank Precinct
National Gallery of Victoria, South Bank Precinct
Museums Victoria
Melbourne Theatres
SeaLife Melbourne

Inner City Beach Precincts

St Kilda Beach and Esplanade
Brighton Bathing Boxes


Walking and Bus Tours, Food and Wine, River Cruises
Visit: https://whatson.melbourne.vic.gov.au/

Shopping, Markets and Food

Melbourne Laneways – Al Fresco Eateries and iconic street art
Melbourne Iconic Arcades – Shopping arcades with individual character and charm
Brunswick and Gertrude Streets – Eclectic boutique shopping local to ACU
Queen Victoria Market and Summer Night Market – A significant landmark of Melbourne and the largest open-air market in the southern Hemisphere featuring multi-national food stalls, local artisans, fresh produce, clothes, jewelry, accessories and art.
Prahran Market – the food lover’s market
Sunday Esplanade Craft Market, St Kilda – Arts, crafts and food stalls
South Melbourne Market – treasured inner city landmark, quintessential village market place
Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market – unique, handmade goods – arts, crafts & freshly made delicacies
Melbourne Emporium – High Street shopping mall and dining
Craft Markets – large scale craft markets with handmade goods and delicacies, check the craft market website for dates and locations in Melbourne and Regional Victoria
Lygon Street, Carlton -Melbourne’s Little Italy
Chinatown – Bourke Street, Melbourne

Regional Victoria

(Road Trips; Multiple night adventures –distances 1.5-4hrs drive from Melbourne CBD)

Mornington Peninsula
Award Winning Wineries and Restaurants; Peninsula Hot Springs; Eagle Skylift Arthurs Seat; Peninsula Beaches; Lavender Gardens and Maze; Enchanted Adventure Garden

Great Ocean Road
Coastal beaches; 12 Apostles; Otway Ranges and Otway Fly Treetop Adventures

Bellarine Peninsula 
Seaside Villages; Geelong Waterfront Precinct; Watersports; Nature & Wildlife

Yarra Valley Region 
Vineyards; Black Spur Drive; Local Producers (cheese, chocolate, berry farms); Hot Air Balloon Experiences

Dandenong Ranges    
Rainforest Walks/hiking; Cycling Trails; 1000 Steps; Puffing Billy Steam Train Tour

Hepburn Springs and Macedon Ranges
Hepburn Hot Springs; Forest Glade Gardens; Hanging Rock

Phillip Island
Beaches and coastlines; Water sports; Cycling Trails; Wildlife viewing including famous Fairy Penguins

Buchan Caves; Ninety Mile Beach; Wilsons Promontory; Tarra Bulga National Park; Gippsland Lakes