Finding destinations to have memorable, interesting, exciting, powerful experiences with your mentee is not always easy so here is a list, and we will be asking you all to contribute so we an keep on growing this list!
Here is a short list divided into locations in and around Melbourne!
FOUR D CINEMA
Location: 126 Russell St Melbourne
Contact: (03) 9650 0662
Cost: Adult $15, Concession $12, Child $10
A short but powerful experience!
4D Dynamic Cinema is the first 4D cinema to open in Melbourne, Australia. The cinema uses state of the art technology that employs interactive seats and unique special effects built into the theatre itself.
By creating a set of “4D” effects that are synchronized to the film production, the 4D Theatre adds another layer of immersive fun for audiences.
Feel the wind blowing through your hair as you chair moves you through the crazy rollercoaster ride, swim with sharks or even ride your own formula one experience. Whatever experience you choose, you feel as though you are part of the movie without even leaving your seat.
QUEEN VICTORIA MARKET
Location: A short walk from the City centre, Queen Victoria Market is bounded by Peel, Franklin, Victoria & Elizabeth Streets
Saturday 8am – 3pm
Sunday 9am – 4pm
Except public holidays
Queen Victoria Market is the heart and soul of Melbourne. Eat, shop, explore and discover your way through our iconic food halls and heritage Sheds where the banter is as fresh as the produce. Or simply soak up the atmosphere of the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere.
There’s no place like our Market. It’s an experience that engages all the senses.
LENTIL AS ANYTHING (Food venue)
Location: 41 Blessington St, St Kilda
Cost:Pay as much as you want
Description: Vegan restaurant.
Monday – Sunday
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
VEG OUT COMMUNITY GARDENS ST KILDA
Location: cnr Shakespeare Grove & Chaucer Street
(behind Acland Street, near Luna Park)
St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Veg Out is an organic, chemical free community garden run by volunteers and located in St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia. Formerly a lawn bowling green, the land Veg Out is situated on is administered by the local council for the State of Victoria, and has been permanently reserved for public use since 1881. We have over 140 garden plots, where members, friends, families and community groups enjoy getting their hands into the soil. Many have little or no gardening experience – but they soon learn, as advice, seedlings and friendships are readily shared.
A commitment to a sense of community, conservation and organic gardening principles underpins all activities on the site. Unlike most community gardens in Melbourne, Veg Out lacks rigid barriers between common land and each plot; the paths curve and meander; flowers, vegetables and artworks have equal standing; the rabbits, chickens, budgies and quails add yet another dimension; and the friendships that have sprung up between gardeners, artists and visitors make the gardens an oasis of calm in one of Melbourne’s busiest tourist precincts. A very fertile and creative place.
VEG OUT FARMERS MARKET
first Saturday of each month
between 8.30am and 1pm
Peanut Farm Reserve
Chaucer Street, St Kilda
(right behind Veg Out, and also behind Acland Street)
Veg Out Farmers’ Market doco by A Drop In The Ocean
Veg Out St Kilda Farmers’ Market has been running for over 11 years, and is held on the first Saturday of each month. We are proud to host award-winning farm producers from across Victoria who sell their mouth-watering produce direct to customers, ensuring that the person you buy from is the person who helped make it, bake it, grow it, pick it, pack it, prepare it and love it.
By visiting the Veg Out St Kilda Farmers’ Market you are directly supporting primary producers from around the state. Farmers’ Markets include both certified organic and conventional growers, all with the freshest produce available.
It’s certainly not your average shopping expedition. Farmers and producers roll up from across the state. There’s an abundance of fresh, seasonal and organic fruit and veg, free range eggs and meats, olive oils, honey, wines, biscuits, jams, chutneys, mayonnaise, spice mixes, pates, confectionery, ginseng, breads, pasta, artisan cheeses, seedlings and flowers – all in season and low on food miles.
LENTIL AS ANYTHING (Abbotsford)
Location: Located in the stunning Abbotsford Convent historic building and gardens.
Cost: As much as you want
The Abbotsford Convent is an extraordinary place and becoming an important arts, learning and cultural precinct in Melbourne.
Just 4 kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD, it’s 11 historic buildings, gardens are spread over 6.8 hectares in a sweeping bend in the Yarra River. Lentil as Anything at Abbotsford is the largest among 3 restaurants at the Abbotsford Convent.
More than 900 diverse members in the community come to Lentil as Anything Abbotsford every day to share a meal. There are 140 places at our tables, inside and out, so there is room for everyone.
Opened in 2005 in the former dining hall of the nuns, Lentil as Anything Abbotsford came to build bridges across disparate community groups.
Location: 564 High St THORNBURY
Cost: As much as you want!
Description: Vegan restaurant. Our focus is on creating delicious and healthy dishes to taste and share, out of the best quality ingredients we can source and afford.
Our dream is LOCAL, SEASONAL, RESPONSIBLE, INSPIRATIONAL and BEAUTIFUL ie: ORGANIC, DONATED, RESCUED, minimising waste and our footprint.
AND to share THIS VISION with the community and EDUCATE of the importance and relevance of their part in this dream – both in supporting Lentil and in your own lives!
Geelong Library & Heritage Centre (The Dome)
Location: 51 Little Malop Street, Geelong (near train station)
Description: Situated in the heart of Geelong’s flourishing cultural precinct, the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre (The Dome) is already a much-loved addition to the city’s cultural and architectural landscape.Inside, you will find a future-ready sphere of reading, learning and fun that will change the way you think about libraries forever.
Inspired by the domed shape of reading rooms in great libraries around the world, this iconic building features:
- An entire floor dedicated to children and young people, with age-appropriate collections, digital technology and activity spaces
- High-end digital technology including digital way-finding kiosks, video wall, gaming machines, internet-access computers and mobile devices, smart tables and exploratory technology including virtual reality and 3D printing
- Major event space with spectacular bay views.