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This is a group for young international students, travellers and locals between 18-35 that want to connect with fun people and get the most out of Melbourne. If you're looking to meet new people, this is a group not to miss!

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FREE Language exchange! Learn a new language! :-)

Melbourne Central Lion Hotel

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL! Please note, this is a free event and your booking is required. To book, please RSVP to this event and comment "I'm going" in the discussion section, along with the language you can teach (for instance (#teachSpanish) and the language you are learning (#learnFrench). Every week over 250+ people from 23+ different countries meet at Fluent Fast to practice a new language and make new friends over a drink! Fluent Fast runs from 6pm to 10pm has an incredible community vibe and is a place that welcomes new people as much as possible! The event is free, a fun way to meet people and a great way to pickup a new language ;-) We also have a Facebook group called “Language Exchange Partners Melbourne!” that people are always joining and meeting language exchange partners. You can find this group at the URL below: Language Exchange partners Melbourne! www.facebook.com/groups/[masked] Watch the Fluent Fast Explainer video on how the Language Exchange works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFXnWmf55ko Happy hour / cheap drinks from 6pm - 7pm. ARRIVE EARLY! ===== FINDING A LANGUAGE EXCHANGE PARTNER ===== You can simply come to the language exchange, grab a drink and meet people to practice a new language with however we suggest clicking on the "members" tab in this group and looking for someone that natively speaks the language you want to learn! Then simply message them and ask if they're interested to meetup at the next language exchange meetup! This is a great way of finding someone to practice with. You can also meet a language partner via our facebook group here: http://www.facebook.com/groups/106930279668865/ ===== THE BEER RULE: A beer for a language! ===== If you want to practice French (for instance) but you can't find a speaker that wants to learn your native language, then you can invoke the "Beer Rule". This rule is that you can buy a native speaker (in this case French) a beer (or some such drink) in exchange for a lesson. When the beer is finished, then the class is over! :-) But for fairness, let's say that a pot of beer = 15 minutes of language practice. (pots of beer are quite cheap) Once your language partner has finished their beer (15 minutes), then you can offer another beer for another 15 minutes of language practice. The beer rule is a great way to break the ice with someone you've just met and the generosity of buying someone a drink is a great way to start a new friendship! ===== FORMAT ===== When you arrive, you receive a flag with your nationality and a flag for the language you want to learn. Then simply look for someone with the opposite! =====MISSION ===== Our mission is to share language, share cultures and help people make friends through free language exchange... and have fun while doing it! ===== New To Melbourne! ===== This event is organised by New To Melbourne (New), we run a bunch of other fun and affordable social activities and events for people between 18-30. Subscribe to our events page to get a notification about our upcoming events! Link below: http://www.facebook.com/NewToMelb/events Hope to see you there!

1 Day Snow Trip! [Mount Buller] - Super cheap $65

The Mount Buller snow field / resort is a must see if you're in Melbourne during winter! You can join the New To Melbourne group as we go up to the snow to go Skiing, Snowboarding, sight seeing in the snow and to make a snowman or two ;-) We are travelling in a large, super comfortable, 57 seat coach (bus) with air-conditioning / heating. New To Melbourne provides the cheapest trips/transfers and events for international students, travellers and locals and our trip to Mount Buller is no different :D we also get a group discount on entrance to Mount Buller which is normally $49. (Entrance to Mount Buller is included in the ticket price.) This is a 1 day bus transfer to Mount Buller (including return transfer). We will be organising a trip every weekend for the snow season! Definitely join us for an unforgettable experience, don't forget to bring your cameras and get some incredible photos of your snow trip. ===== TICKET INCLUDES ===== ► Return coach transport to (and from) Mount Buller ► Up to 10% discount on your hiring equipment and clothes (exclusive to New To Melbourne!) ► Mount Buller resort Entry Fee (please note: lift pass is not included) (this is normally $50 per person for those that drive themselves but is included in the bus ticket price for New To Melbourne customers). ► Additional Snow Coach transport from the cark park to the Mount Buller village. ===== EQUIPMENT NOT INCLUDED ===== Ticket does not include ski equipment. Snow equipment hire prices are: ► Ski equipment (skiis, boots, poles and helmet) is around $59 ► Snowboard equipment (board, boots, poles and helmet ► There are cheaper options too with toboggans and sleds ;-) You can also bring your own equipment, there is room in the coach. ===== BUS DEPARTURE ===== Bus departs from: Mr Tulk Cafe, 328 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000 From Melbourne: 5.30am From Mount Buller: 4.00pm Return to Melbourne: 9.00pm ===== New To Melbourne! ===== New To Melbourne is a group of travellers, uni students and locals, we organise cheap events and bus tours with a focus on making new friends, seeing amazing places and doing quality events and trips on a budget. All our events, bus trips, times, dates and ticket links can be found in the Event section (at the link below). Remember to like the New To Melbourne page for special prices and event updates. Event section link below: www.facebook.com/NewToMelb/events ===== IMPORTANT===== Please note: if you are buying close to the event date, please expect that tickets may not be available as our buses almost always sellout. If tickets become available, we'll post to the event page that they're available. Unfortunately we cannot reserve tickets and we're unable to individually let people know when tickets come out - please keep an eye on the event page if you miss out. Unlike other New To Melbourne trips that are guided tours, this product is a Mount Buller return transfer service only (with included stops) and not a tour. As such, if you want to catch the coach back to Melbourne, please ensure you’re on time for the bus departure time. If you would like to stay at Mount Buller, please let the driver and tour guide know when you to the bus. ===== IMPORTANT ===== Group discount, Concessions and children’s passes: Children: Children under 16 must be supervised by a parent/guardian on the trip. Children (of any age) must have a valid ticket to board. Please email [masked] if you have a child under 1.5 years of age. Refund and Transfers policy: No refunds will be given if you miss the bus. Refunds or transfers requested 14 days before the tour date will incur a 50% cancellation fee. If requested 7 days before will incur a 100% cancellation fee. For refunds, date transfers or ticket transfer to another person please use the Eventbrite's Refund feature. Tickets are not for resale. HAVE A GREAT TRIP AND SEE YOU SOON !!

$53 Wilsons Prom Bus Trip Adventure! (Super Cheap!)

Wilsons Promontory National Park

New To Melbourne invites you to the iconic Wilsons Promontory! We have organised a luxury coach and a tour guide and photographer to stop at the best spots on this trip!! We usually take a group of around 50 people from around the world on each trip so it is a great opportunity to make new friends. Sound good? Well the best part is, like everything we organise at New To Melbourne, we’re doing it super cheap at $53 ;-) (normally $125 - try googling it) Many of the people that go on our bus tours also go to our other events like Fluent Fast and Newbies Night, so you’re bound to see them again in the New To Melbourne social group :-) Wilson’s prom is one of Victoria’s richest ecological / natural attractions and a beautiful place to spend travelling to. So I hope you can join us in seeing some of the beautiful sights. Details below: ===== THE ADVENTURE INCLUDES ===== ● Planned 12 hour (1 day) bus trip + Friendly Tour Guide ● Free Photographer (definitely ask for a photo or two!) ● The beautiful Tidal River, where we stop for lunch ● Hike up Mount Oberon Summit to enjoy incredible views (3.4KM one way, 6.8KM return hike, medium to difficult) ● Take a walk along Squeaky Beach, take a swim, build a sandcastle or checkout the local bush land ● Aussie wildlife to be seen: Dropbears, Wombats, kangaroos, Emus and did I mention: dropbears? Please Google for more information on this dangerous mammal :D Plus: Sometimes we bring an aussie football or soccer ball to kick around too ;-) or a frisbee to play together at the beach. ===== DETAILS===== Pickup location / time: ● Meeting point: Outside the State Library of Victoria (in front statues). Closest train station is Melbourne Central. https://goo.gl/maps/BTG7wu7wZ2K2 ● Please ensure you allow enough time for travel delays getting to the meeting point. Food and Drinks: ● Our bus trips are really cheap but we do not provide food or drink, that is why we recommend that you bring some snacks with you for the day 👌. You can buy food and drinks at the stops during the trip. ===== TICKETS ===== ONLY $53 (usually around $125) Ticket link: Buy ticket here (https://wilsons-newtomelb-supercheap.eventbrite.com/) As always with our ticketed events: get in early as later tickets become more expensive closer to the event/tour date. Make sure you wear APPROPRIATE CLOTHING AND SHOES for walking outdoors and a bottle of WATER. ===== New To Melbourne! ===== New To Melbourne is a group of travellers, uni students and locals, we organise cheap events and bus tours with a focus on making new friends, seeing amazing places and doing quality events and trips on a budget. . All our events, bus trips, times, dates and ticket links can be found in the Event section (at the link below). Remember to like the New To Melbourne page for special prices and event updates. Event section link below: www.facebook.com/NewToMelb/events ===== IMPORTANT ===== ● Group discount, Concessions and Children’s rates: Our prices are already one third of normal prices of the other bus trip providers and prices cannot be further discounted. ● Children: Children under 16 must be supervised by a parent/guardian on the trip. Children (of any age) must have a valid ticket to board. Please email [masked] if you have a child under 10 years of age, please provide the name on your ticket, the child’s age and the tour you are on and the date and time it starts. Children may need to have a safety harness / seating arranged for the trip (depending on age). ● Refund and Transfers policy: No refunds will be given if you miss the bus, please ensure you allow time for travel delays getting to the meeting point. Refunds or date transfers made 7 days out from an event / tour date will incur a 50% cancellation fee. Refunds or date-transfers made 4 days out will incur a 100% cancellation fee. PLEASE NOTE: * For refunds or date-transfer please use the Eventbrite's Refund feature (not email). * Transfer/resell of tickets to another person are not permitted. HAVE A GREAT TRIP AND SEE YOU SOON !! 🚐🏔🛣🏞🌄🌳😁👌

$49 Great Ocean Rd Adventure! (Cheap ticket price!)

Great Ocean Road

New To Melbourne invites you to the beautiful Great Ocean Road!! The Great Ocean Rd is one of the most beautiful trips you can do while in Melbourne, you can see Koalas, Kangaroos, get up close with a Kookaburra for a selfie (people do it! haha) and see the beautiful coastline with new friends. It's a must see if you've never been. Also you'll have a chance to take photos, play soccer and make new friends on the trip that you'll meet at our other events and tours. ===== THE ADVENTURE INCLUDES ===== ● Planned 12.5 hour (1 day) bus trip + Friendly Tour Guide ● Free Photographer (definitely ask for a photo or two!) ● Anglesea Beach ● Stop off at the famous Memorial Arch for a photo ● The Beautiful white beaches of Lorne where you can spot Seals on the pier. ● Kennets River: Hand feed wild Australia Birds (they will fly and land on your shoulders and head), see Koalas and (if you’re lucky) get a selfie with a Kookaburra. ● Lunch at Apollo Bay, take a swim, check out the local shops ● The best part of the trip: See the magnificent Twelve Apostles ● Get a photo at the beautiful Loch Ard Gorge - another super popular spot * Optional (not incl. in trip price): ● 12 Apostles - London Bridge Scenic Flight 🚁 An unforgettable 15 minute flight experience - not to be missed!! This flight includes the 12 Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge, plus you will travel further along the majestic coast to London Bridge (Price: $145 p/p) ===== DETAILS===== Pickup location / time: ● Meeting point: Outside the State Library of Victoria (in front statues). Closest train station is Melbourne Central. https://goo.gl/maps/BTG7wu7wZ2K2 ● Geelong pickup location ● Please ensure you allow enough time for travel delays getting to the meeting point. Food and Drinks: ● Our bus trips are really cheap but we do not provide food or drink, that is why we recommend that you bring some snacks with you for the day 👌. You can buy food and drinks at the stops during the trip. ===== TICKETS ===== From ONLY $49 (usually $120) Ticket link: Buy Tickets Here (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/49-great-ocean-rd-adventure-super-low-price-tickets-32036787895) As always with our ticketed events: get in early as later tickets become more expensive closer to the event/tour date. Please have your ticket printed or on your phone to display before boarding the bus ===== New To Melbourne! ===== New To Melbourne is a group of travellers, uni students and locals between 18 and 35 (however our 1-day tours are open to all ages), we organise cheap events and bus tours with a focus on making new friends, seeing amazing places and doing quality events and trips on a budget. . All our events, bus trips, times, dates and ticket links can be found in the Event section (at the link below). Remember to like the New To Melbourne page for special prices and event updates. Event section link below:: http://www.facebook.com/NewToMelb/events ===== IMPORTANT ===== ● Group discount, Concessions and Children’s rates: Our prices are already one third of normal prices of the other bus trip providers and prices cannot be further discounted. ● Children: Children under 16 must be supervised by a parent/guardian on the trip. Children (of any age) must have a full price valid ticket to board. Please email [masked] if you have a child under 10 years of age, please provide the name on your ticket, the child’s age and the tour you are on and the date and time it starts. Children may need to have a safety harness / seating arranged for the trip (depending on age). ● Refund and Transfers policy: No refunds will be given if you miss the bus. Refunds or transfers requested 7 days before the tour date will incur a 50% cancellation fee. If requested 4 days before will incur a 100% cancellation fee. For refunds, date transfers or ticket transfer to another person please use the Eventbrite's Refund feature (not email or facebook). Tickets are not for resale. HAVE A GREAT TRIP, SEE YOU SOON !!

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$49 Great Ocean Rd Adventure! (Cheap ticket price!)

Great Ocean Road

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