Melbourne / Great Ocean Road

This is Cappuccino town!

Tips for To Dos and recommended activities
  • go to the several shopping arcades
  • get a Cappuccio at famous Pellegrini's!
  • go to Melbourne City Marina
  • drive to St. Kilda on the coast
  • absolutely... drive along the Great Ocean Road and see the fabulous 12 Apostles (stay overnight if you have time!)
  • see Cape Otway Lightstation
  • watch the Surfers in  Torquay

Tips for where to eat and recommended restaurants

Restaurant St.Crispin - Melbourne

...These guys....Scott Pickett and Stuart McVeigh adore to cook.....!

Located in a former cobbler’s workshop originally built in 1865, Saint Crispin is in the heart of Collingwood.

Saint Crispin is Scott Pickett’s second of four eating Establishments.

Executive chef Stuart McVeigh has recently joined the Saint Crispin team after selling his Ascot Vale business, Union Food and Wine. Pickett and McVeigh have a long work history together starting with their time at The Square in London. His Melbourne appointments have included Sofitel’s No35 Restaurant, The Botanical and Fenix before opening his own business in 2013.

Tips for where to sleep and recommended hotels

Intercontinental Rialto - Melbourne

InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto is geared to give you memorable, authentic local experiences. A lifetime's experience in luxury, housed in a much loved Melbourne landmark. This stunning 253-room luxury Melbourne accommodation features a Venetian Gothic façade while the modern interior translates the building into the 21st century. Located on Collins Street in the heart of the CBD, Melbourne accommodation at InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto offers best-in-class facilities.


Chris's Beacon Point - Apollo Bay

Overlooking Bass Strait, set high in the Otways above the Great Ocean Road, Chris's Beacon Point Restaurant and Villas has become a Mecca for gourmet travellers. His personal approach to hospitality has made him one of the best-loved characters in the region and his passion for the food of Southern Europe combined with the freshest and purest produce has made his cuisine world famous.

Chris’s Beacon Point Restaurant opened in 1979 along much the same lines as his original, much loved and lauded “Chris’s Restaurant” down the Great Ocean Road in Lorne, now long gone.