What we're about

Welcome to Explore Melbourne - The largest and most active meetup group in Melbourne with over 18,500+ members. This is a group for anyone interested in exploring the wonderful city of Melbourne and surrounds together. Please feel free to join our Facebook group (Search for "Explore Melbourne") to view photos from previous meetups and be notified of upcoming meetups - https://www.facebook.com/groups/exploremelb . Our events are only open to people aged 18 and over.

Note: This group is strictly not for dating. If you are found acting against this policy, you will be removed permanently from our groups. If you wish to report a member, please do send me a message.

Thank you,

Arun

Upcoming events (5+)

Stunning Alfred Nicholas Gardens in Dandenong Ranges - Melbourne Central Start

Beneath the Melbourne Central Clock

A$10.00

** Let's meet under the clock at Melbourne Central at 11:10 AM. We will be at the meeting point until 11:20 AM before taking the Belgrave train. You will need atleast $6.40 on your myki or myki pass. Please also carry water, and take away lunch. We hope to be back in Flinders Street Station around 5:10 PM. Meeting Point Photo: https://drive.google.com/file/d/13pDnvhxnNcZRy56Ktuuvdu2-tQg2f93y/view Synonymous with the Dandenong Ranges, The Alfred Nicholas Gardens are known for their picturesque waterfalls, water features and its iconic ornamental lake and boathouse. Alfred Nicholas traveled to many parts of Victoria and overseas to look for established trees to populate his gardens, designing it with a lake, rock pools, and ornamental designs. A variety of native birds may be seen in the gardens including king parrots and colourful rosellas. There are ducks in the lake and kookaburras can often be heard in the treetops. There is a blend of native and exotic trees including mountain ash, ginkgoes, maples and liquid ambers. Colour is provided throughout the year by a variety of flowering exotic shrubs, bulbs and trees. A nominal organizer fee of $10/per person (all ages) will apply. This can be paid by cash at the meeting point. If you are not meeting us at the meeting point, please pay the organizer fee in advance using the following link: https://www.trybooking.com/BDZFO Important: This group is strictly not for dating. If you are found acting against this policy, you will be removed permanently from our groups. If you wish to report a member, please do send me a message. Please do not spam the event page asking people to meetup before the meeting time or promote other events during the event. Liability Waiver: The organizer of this group cannot accept any liability for any loss, damage, injury or accidents to participants or their property on this event. By participating in this event, you're taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being. By joining this event you agree to these terms.

Milkyway & Shooting Stars in Zone 2 Location - Free Solo Photo (#81)

Corner of Spencer Street and Bourke Street

A$10.00

Meeting Point: Let's meet in the Corner of Spencer Street and Bourke Street (Station Side - Near the steps) at 6:50 PM and take the vline. Make sure you bring your Myki. Please ensure that it has atleast $4.40 or you have myki pass. You will actually need less than this depending on how you have used myki for rest of the day. Camera is optional as I take one solo photo each for everyone with the Milkyway for free. There are no restaurants in the destination. Please have early dinner or carry takeway food to eat on the train. Meeting Point Photo: https://bit.ly/2SkyVL2 Map: https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/Spencer+St+%26+Bourke+St,+Docklands+VIC+3008/@-37.8171681,144.9534121,20z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x6ad65d4e4c1a2cad:0x5d63752e26275ea0!8m2!3d-37.8171007!4d144.9531805 Cost: A nominal organizer fee of $10/per person will apply. This can be paid by cash at the meeting point. If you are planning to take photos with your SLR/DSLR or Mirrorless camera, a organizer fee of $20/per person will apply. Please note that the photos taken during this event may not be used for commercial use without prior approval. Photo: One solo photo each for everyone with the Milkyway is free. For every additional photo, it is $10 per photo. Location: For the safety of people attending the event and flexibility to change location in the last minute based on weather forecast, the location details will only be shared with people who are at the meeting point. About: The Milky Way Galaxy is one of the most interesting naked eye sights in the night sky. We live under light-polluted skies and to see a glimpse of the Milkyway, we need to travel outside the city. Stay outside in full darkness for a few minutes, then look up. There will be a faint "river" of light crossing the sky. That's the Milky way. Full dark adaptation occurs after 30 minutes of not seeing any source of light, but this is not required for seeing our galaxy. Sample Solo Photos: January - http://bit.ly/2G4RflE February - http://bit.ly/2SmF4Xh March - http://bit.ly/2UBlXcW April (Premium location) - http://bit.ly/2WRIZKp April (Semi-Premium location) - https://bit.ly/2WXGTsv May - June - http://bit.ly/2t2jpoM July - http://bit.ly/2G2ucrD August - (Regional Victoria) - http://bit.ly/2GglvcD September (Regional Victoria) - http://bit.ly/2Snydwy October (Regional Victoria) - http://bit.ly/2Wuw55H November - http://bit.ly/2S2w7mE December - N/A We should get back to Southern Cross Station around 10:10 PM. Important: This group is strictly not for dating. If you are found acting against this policy, you will be removed permanently from our groups. If you wish to report a member, please do send me a message. Please do not spam the event page asking people to meetup before the meeting time or promote other events during the event. Please note that the photos taken during this event may not be used for commercial use without prior approval. This event is only open to people aged 18 and over. This event is not suitable for wheelchair users Liability Waiver: The organizer of this group cannot accept any liability for any loss, damage, injury or accidents to participants or their property on this event. By participating in this event, you're taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being. By joining this event you agree to these terms. Photos: All the photos will be uploaded to our Facebook Group (Explore Melbourne) - https://www.facebook.com/groups/exploremelb and to meetup event page few hours after the event. Please note that the location can change based on weather conditions.

Beautiful Trentham Falls (Near Daylesford) - Online Ticket Booking Required

Corner of Spencer Street and Bourke Street

A$10.00

Meeting Point: Let's meet in the Corner of Spencer Street and Bourke Street (Station Side - Near the steps) at 8:30 AM and take the vline. Make sure you bring your Myki. Please ensure that it has atleast $19. You will also need to book vline coach tickets and pay organizer fee in advance to attend this event. Please find the details below. Meeting Point Photo: https://bit.ly/2SkyVL2 STEPS to Follow: -------------------------------------------------------------- 1) Seats on Vline bus between Woodend and Trentham are limited. Please ensure that you book your spot using the following link before it's sold out [Onward: 10:15, Return: 14:36] : https://www.vline.com.au/Plan-trip-buy-tickets?from=Woodend+Station&to=Trentham&date=21%2f07%2f2019&returndate=21/07/2019 Once you have completed the booking, please ensure that you pickup the paper ticket in person from V/Line station/agent near you before Sunday. I picked up mine from Melbourne Central (Photo: http://bit.ly/32dqjIk ). 2) Organizer fee can be paid using the following link: https://www.trybooking.com/BEBEJ . 3) For the V/Line train, you will need $19 myki on myki for the return trip. -------------------------------------------------------------- Please carry takeaway lunch. Please do carry a warm jacket. Map: https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/Spencer+St+%26+Bourke+St,+Docklands+VIC+3008/@-37.8171681,144.9534121,20z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x6ad65d4e4c1a2cad:0x5d63752e26275ea0!8m2!3d-37.8171007!4d144.9531805 About Trentham Falls: Stunning Trentham Falls is one of the longest single drop waterfalls in Victoria, plunging some 32 metres over ancient basalt columns. It's particularly impressive in winter, when rain creates the strongest flow. Surrounded by lush bushland, the moss-covered falls are located in the Coliban River Scenic Reserve, which protects original vegetation including manna gum, messmate, narrow-leaved peppermint and spring wildflowers. Total Travel Time (One way): 1.5 hours Total Walking Distance: 6.8 KM We should get back to Southern Cross Station around 4:20 PM. Important: This group is strictly not for dating. If you are found acting against this policy, you will be removed permanently from our groups. If you wish to report a member, please do send me a message. Please do not spam the event page asking people to meetup before the meeting time or promote other events during the event. This event is only open to people aged 18 and over. This event is not suitable for wheelchair users. Liability Waiver: The organizer of this group cannot accept any liability for any loss, damage, injury or accidents to participants or their property on this event. By participating in this event, you're taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being. By joining this event you agree to these terms. Photos: All the photos will be uploaded to our Facebook Group (Explore Melbourne) - https://www.facebook.com/groups/exploremelb and to meetup event page few hours after the event.

Free Bowling @ Strike Bowling QV (5:20 pm cut-off) - Please Read Description

Let’s meet at the bar in Strike Bowling QV at 5 PM. Please ensure that you follow the steps below to play with the group. Steps: 1. Please plan to arrive around 5 PM. When the bar is busy, it usually takes around 15 mins to be served. 2. Please remember to order a drink $7 or over. They will hand you a free games voucher. Please ask for it if they don’t give you one. 3. Please hand me these vouchers by 5:20 PM. I will also be writing down your names to keep track of vouchers. I will hand in the vouchers at the bowling counter to book the lanes at 5:20 PM. 4. Depending on the lane availability we will then be asked to get bowling shoes. Please remember the shoe box number. You will need this when collecting your shoes after the game. Address: Strike Bowling QV 245 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000 Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Strike+Bowling+QV/@-37.8103574,144.9655342,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x4ad098a65d9f6b14?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjg8J-x7qHiAhUv7HMBHX4FATwQ_BIwCnoECA0QCA Some Ground Rules: 1. If you are unable to attend, please change your RSVP. RSVP is essential to attend all our events. You may not be allowed to attend our events if you do not have a confirmed RSVP. 2. Please be nice to other guests. This group is strictly not for dating. If you are found acting against this policy, you will be removed permanently from our groups. If you wish to report a member, please do send me a message. 3. Please do not promote other meetup groups/ meetup events or invite people to go another venue after the event. 4. Please remember to order drink or food for $7 or more to get the free bowling voucher. Please remember to hand in your free bowling voucher to me by 5:20 pm. If you going to come late, you will need to submit the vouchers on your own to book the lane and you may not be able to play with the group. Thank you, Arun Disclaimer: Strike Bowling QV has cancelled the free bowling Sunday offer with drink/food withour prior notice in the past when the day falls close to public holidays or they have other events. This is beyond our control.

Past events (1,096)

Milkyway & Shooting Stars in Zone 2 Location - Free Solo Photo (#80)

Corner of Spencer Street and Bourke Street

A$10.00

Photos (38,948)