THINGS TO DO

A LIST OF TOP RECOMMENDATIONS BY AIDC LOCALS TO GIVE YOU A TASTE OF WHAT ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST LIVEABLE CITIES HAS TO OFFER

ACMI

In Melbourne for AIDC and looking for things to do? Make your first port of call this year’s venue, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI). A unique institution at the heart of Melbourne’s iconic meeting place, Federation Square, ACMI celebrates, explores and promotes the moving image in all its forms – film, television and digital culture.

Through award-winning Australian and international exhibitions, films, festivals, live events, creative workshops, education programs and resources, ACMI provides unsurpassed ways to engage with the moving image.

Starting life as the State Film Centre in 1946, ACMI evolved from being a collection-based institution to an internationally recognised hub for screening and advocacy, screen education, industry engagement and audience involvement.

As a major cultural, tourism and learning attraction, ACMI is an integral element in Melbourne’s position as one of the world’s truly creative cities.

We are very excited to partner again with ACMI for AIDC 2019.

SEE AN EXHIBITION AT ACMI
WATCH A FILM AT ACMI
ACMI VENUE MAP
FEDERATION SQUARE MAP

MELBOURNE TOP 5

01 Walk or run around the Tan Track located at the Royal Botanic Gardens

02 Explore the city’s Laneways (and bars)

03 Take a ride on the City Circle Tram

04 Visit the National Gallery of Victoria (International collection at Southbank and Australian collection at Federation Square) and the University of Melbourne’s Ian Potter Museum

05 Step back in time and walk the road to the gallows in the Old Melbourne Gaol

INDIGENOUS CULTURE

Wominjeka! Welcome to Melbourne, known as the Kulin Nation to its traditional owners. Melbourne is rich in Indigenous culture, which we encourage you to explore on your visit to AIDC.

THE ABORIGINAL HERITAGE WALK

The Aboriginal Heritage Walk offers a rich and vibrant cultural experience and is one of the most popular tours at Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, a stone’s throw from the AIDC. Indigenous guides provide a unique insight into the history of both the Gardens and its traditional owners. Daily except Saturday, and bookings are essential.

THE KOORIE HERITAGE TRUST

The Koorie Heritage Trust is conveniently located at Federation Square and welcomes non-Indigenous people to learn about Victoria’s Indigenous cultural heritage. Exhibitions and cultural walks are available daily.

FOOD

Food! Glorious Food! You can’t come to Melbourne without having a bite and a drink at one of the following CBD eateries and drinking spots.

LATINO VIBES

Mesa Verde
Movida Next Door
Pacos Tacos
Mamasita

A TASTE OF ASIA

Supernormal
Izakaya Den
HuTong
Chin Chin
Tonka

MEDITERRANEAN MUSTS

Gazi
Grossi Florentino
The Press Club
Il Solito Posto
The European

LAID BACK BITES

The Grand Trailer Park Taverna
Arbory Bar & Eatery
Spring Street Grocer – Gelato & Cheese Room