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Melba Gully glow worms

Seeing glow worms is like watching a Studio Ghibli film come to life without the life lessons transcribed through hefty plots. And you know what? It's gr...

Three Thousand Digital Content Intern

Are you good at the internet, have subediting experience and see your future in online publishing? We're looking for a Digital Content Intern to join our...

Where to see the total lunar eclipse

The moon — what a magnificent and terrifying orb. Tonight, the sun, Earth and moon will align in a formation called a 'syzygy' (also the name of prog...

MPavilion

An airy structure set in the Queen Vic Gardens, serving Everyday Coffee every day, music every weekend, and talks and workshops throughout, MPavilion will su...

What To Do When Your Precious Holiday Is Ruined

You've booked a hotel, or a cabin. You're getting out of the city. You're going to do all kinds of feel-good activities like nature walks and swi...

The best places to spend Grand Final Day

I love that one day in September. I like yelling and I like beer and Grand Final Day is one of the best opportunities of the year to indulge in both without ...

Mine Escape

Riding through a semi-industrial area of South Melbourne on my way to Mine Escape, I felt a bit like I was about to make a cameo appearance in the next insta...

Becoming a pod person in a Metronap Sleep Pod

Pod people of the future, join me. We'll dream side by side. We'll dream of turquoise seas and freshly-laundered towels. Forget your emails, they can...

Dingo Puppies

There is only one thing in the world cuter than a dingo puppy - and that's two dingo puppies! Yani and Maliki, two dingo puppy sisters are now at Healesv...

FOCUS: Camera Swap Meet and Zine Fair

You know what you should do with that camera that's been sitting on your shelf for two years? Trade it in at a camera swap/meet. Bloom Publishing's...

Cat Café Melbourne

No words. Not even internet memes. Melbourne now has its own Cat Café. Cat Café is great for those of us who can't afford to keep our own cats, or need...

Open House Melbourne

Riding home through the suburbs of the inner city, there are some buildings that I always notice more than others. Open House gives us the opportunity to see...

How to nail Christmas in July

Christmas in Australia might be the most obvious example of our ingrained desire to be wholesome American sitcom families fighting against the natural limita...

Domestique Tour de France Pop-up Bar & Cinema

One of the greatest gifts of this modern society we live in has to be the MAMIL (Middle Aged Man In Lyrca, per the advert). I realise this is a contentious v...

Cut your own hair

Hairdressers charge exorbitant sums for what usually amounts to two weeks of hat-wearing, and y'know, that ain't it. Things are dire right now, money...

The Percy Grainger Museum

“It is only a lopsided civilisation, mad on specialisation, that scares the 'tame cats' of humanity into abandoning their natural right to an a...

Dark MOFO Tops and Bottoms

Tops Sunn O))) pump so much hellfire smoke into the Odeon Theatre someone actually calls the fire brigade (I'm almost convinced the firemen are performa...

The Poor Loser's Guide To Wine

Wine is great, but you are broke, and no-one ever taught you your shiraz from your pinot grigio. Time to quit your twice-weekly from-the-bottle binging? HELL...

Clip n Climb

Clip n Climb isn't just for kids. The instructors assured us many walls are equipped with hold-spacings and difficulty levels that align with internation...

Vanishing Elephant guide to the World Cup

As one of our two favourite hosts of The Bugle, John Oliver would say, “I am both excited and extremely conflicted about it“. Protests in Brazil, alleg...

Keppel Falls

Keppel Falls isn't Victoria's largest waterfall. It isn't even Victoria's most impressive, or it's zoomiest. But if you want lazy little ...

Emerging Writers' Festival

The Melbourne-based Emerging Writers' Festival is back again this year - duh - with another stellar program all planned out. Thousand Pound Bend serves a...

National Rhododendron Garden

Welcome to the National Rhododendron Garden of Australia, “please walk on the grass, touch the plants and smell the scents.” (Seriously, you shou...

How to have fun after the budget

If you've seen any form of social media over the last 24 hours, you might have an inkling that the budget was announced recently! Woo! It is a great time...

UFO hunting

Only Melbourne claim to, on average, receive one UFO sighting report per week. This suggests that Melbourne is a hotbed of alien activity - so if you see som...

Live Below The Line

“World is fukt” was an ingenious summary thanks to some delightfully breezy editing at the Australian Financial Review. Let us continue to simpli...

Bonsai Farm

If ever you want to call timeout on life and the things in it (ie: housemates, public transport, the fact you don't own a decent raincoat) and your jaunt...

Chestnut picking

Warning: chestnut picking is extremely time-sensitive and dangerous. Mainly because of the spiky burrs that cover the outside of the nut, but also because th...