Quality Hotel Downtowner on Lygon
66 Lygon Street
Melbourne, VI 3053
Phone: (61) 3 96635555
Fax: (61) 3 96623308
One of the more exciting libraries you could ever visit, The Wheeler Center not only provides thousands upon thousands of books, but it is also a hub for many different artists who will entertain you at their 200 seat performance space. It is also worth mentioning that many different events and programs were organized here by the The Wheeler Center, and there are always new ones being added to their calendar. Be sure to check out their web site for more details, since each month there is something new to learn or experience.
William Cheung is the man who taught Bruce Lee. What more could you want in martial arts credentials? He has set up a complete enterprise in Melbourne, your one stop shop when it comes to Wing Chun Kung Fu. Cheung's school holds a variety of specialized programs in various Melbourne suburbs. His website is full of information; books, links, equipment, you name it. Go there for a good introduction to what Wing Chun is all about.
Melbourne Central Station forms part of the all-important city loop that links stops around the central business district. This station acts as a perfect springboard to the Melbourne Central Shopping Centre. Walk from the underground shelter of the station into climate-controlled comfort where you will find among specialty souvenir and gift stores. While Melbourne Central Station does not link with interstate trains, it will lead you directly to the heart of good shopping in Melbourne's city centre.
Located in the heart of the city in Little Bourke Street, Chinatown is the focus for Melbourne's Chinese community. It is home to a plethora of Chinese and other Asian restaurants and curiosity shops. Colorful Chinese New Year celebrations are held here annually. Since the 1850s gold rush that brought many Chinese to Victoria, Melbourne's Chinatown has grown to become the only continuous Chinese settlement in Australia. Among today's restaurants and shops, there is still a fascinating sense of the brothels and opium dens that prevailed in bygone days. To discover more of the area's history visit the Chinese Museum or take the Chinatown Heritage Tour.
You will find all the computer related facilities you could possibly need at Myer's. The computers cost AUD10 for the first hour and then AUD5 for each subsequent hour. Special offers per half hour are on offer at backpacker hostels throughout the city. Classes are available on Windows applications, as well as how to surf the net. Other facilities include fax, black and white printing and scanning. A special membership program allows the advance purchase of hours.
Located on the little telecommunications strip along Bourke Street, a few steps from Telstra and Vodafone, Crazy John's store has a range of different brands and plans on offer. Although a Telstra Mobilenet dealer, with a special counter for Telstra related queries, it also sells phones and arranges plans with different telecommunications companies including Nokia, Alcatel, NEC, Ericsson and Panasonic. The usual array of cordless and home phones, answering machines and accessories and a small range of computer software is also available.
Sunbus Airport Transfers boast of a "Meet & Greet" service that not only ensures you a safe ride back from the airport but also makes it as comfortable as it can get. This 24-hours bus service provides pick ups and drops to various neighborhoods of the city along with quick and punctual service so that you do not miss out your flight.
The Met is the major public transport body for Victoria. The staff at this shop will help with any public transport queries you have, tram, train or bus. They are also happy to help with general tourist inquiries. There are additional staffed booths at Flinders Street and Spencer Street train stations, and in the Royal Arcade (between Elizabeth and Swanston Streets). Check website for more information.
Melbourne is the second most populated city in Australia. It is a major business and financial center and has the nation's busiest seaport. Known as a city that never sleeps, it offers a wide choice of theaters, concert halls, restaurants, boutiques, cafes, bars, galleries, parks and village-like inner suburbs, each with its own special character. Famous for its sports, fashion and festivals that go on throughout the year, it's one of the most desirable cities to live in and visit. Luna Park and Flinders Street Station are some of the notable attractions found in this vibrant city.
The National Trust of Victoria is a non profit organization working towards preserving the culture and heritage of Australia. Not only do they work to protect various buildings around Australia, but they are also the major operator of house museums and historic properties that are open to the public.
All the latest networking technology from this Internet service provider who is able to advise on high speed Internet access for both individuals and corporate users. AINS is located in Melbourne's city center and has acquired a great reputation for providing a reliable and affordable service, which includes domain name registration, web site hosting, and design and housing facility. Well worth a visit to ensure that you get the best in Internet and hosting facilities. Call ahead for technical support and other inquiries.
Since its early days, Melbourne City Centre has been a shopping Mecca for residents and visitors alike. This is still the case today despite the advent of the suburban 'megamalls'. In contrast to these somewhat bland establishments, a day's shopping in the city offers the excitement of discovering hidden treasures. As well as the 'everything under one roof' convenience of the major department stores, the city's tiny alleyways and historic arcades contain fascinating little boutiques and specialty stores. An added attraction is the different experience offered by ethnic precincts. The huge shopping and restaurant development is another city drawcard. Variety is the key to the city's myriad of shopping opportunities. There are malls, department stores and specialist retailers. Be it fashion or food, sports gear or souvenirs or anything in between, you will find it here.