Pubs close at 6 pm – bedtime is bedtime
If this statement leaves you in utter shock not to worry for this law was out-dated back in 1996. But as a fact at the time pubs in Melbourne did close by 6 pm. Today, however, you can eagerly head out of you service apartment in Melbourne in the hopes of a fabulous evening hitting the many pubs in town. In fact, Crown Casino, just a 15-minute walk from Oaks On Collins is a testimony to the thriving nightlife and pub culture of Melbourne today.
Vegemite that great Australian spread comes from Melbourne
That’s right folks famous Vegemite was indeed invented in Melbourne. Dr Cyril P Calister invented the savoury spread in 1922, after months of testing and even today the nation’s favourite spread is manufactured solely at the Vegemite Factory that’s located at Fisherman’s Bend, Port Melbourne.
Freddo frog chocolate was born here
MacRobertsons Steam Confectionary Works were responsible for inventing delicious delights such as Crunchie in 1929, Cherry Ripe in 1924 and famous Freddo Frog in 1930. Best of all the company was based in Fitzroy Melbourne for over 100 years. It was later that Cadbury bought over the firm in 1967.
Australia’s first pizza outlet was in Melbourne
Toto’s which opened in 1961 was the nation’s very first pizza outlet based in Little Italy, Lygon Street, Carlton Melbourne.
The World’s fourth largest tram system is here
The largest tramway system outside of Europe is based in Melbourne; it is also the world’s 4th largest. A delight to experience the City Circle Tram offers free rides across the city passing the most iconic and favoured attractions. One comes along every 10 minutes making sightseeing an absolute delight within the busy CBD.
Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.