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GO. Melbourne - Short breaks guide to greater Melbourne

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Short Break Secrets Melbourne & Surrounds: Melbourne’s escape guide is now in a handy app format.

From the Yarra Valley to Daylesford, the Bellarine Peninsula to Mornington Peninsula and many other areas all within a 90-minute drive of the city centre. Discover where to go jet boating or hot air ballooning, relax at the Balinese Retreat or luxuriate at Villa Parma, get close to nature at William Rickets Sanctuary or the French Island Llama Experience. This application contains 52 great short break suggestions for exploring Melbourne and surrounds.

This application is fully integrated with the GPS capabilities of the iPhone so choose a destination, press a button and the route map appears.

Don’t bother carrying bulky guidebooks, scouring the web or asking surly taxi drivers for suggestions. You can have insider information when and where you need it in a clear, accessible format.


Our regular guide features

* 52 great suggestions for activities, accommodation and hospitality within 90 minutes of Melbourne city.
* Full colour pictures revealing each venue
* Logos to help you find each place
* Engaging descriptions each venue or activity
* Full contact details
* Great for visitors to Melbourne or those who need to entertain visitors.

These are all the features you get with Dining Secrets Melbourne - the offline version. The app version cranks up the functionality. Check out what else you can do with the EAT. app for your iPhone:

Native iPhone app features

The coolest function is the ‘Nearby’ button. Click on this to see the venues listed in order of proximity to where you are now.

Click the ‘directions’ button and with one tap you can:

1. Get directions to the venue from your current location
2. Get directions to the venue from a specified location
3. See the venue marked on a map

Click the ‘venue’ button and with one tap you can:

1. Send an email message recommending the venue to your friends
2. Call the venue
3. Visit the venues website
4. Add venues contact details to your address book with a picture to remind you what it looks like


We’ll be the friend in-the-know who whispers secrets in your ear.

As new places open we will reveal them to you so you’ll be the first to discover the newest places.

And remember: Deck of Secrets is 100% independent. All venues are selected purely on their merits. No venues featured pay to appear in the guides. At all. Ever.


The DRINK. app was created by a local young developer and Michelle Matthews. Michelle is the creator of the Deck of Secrets guide series.


GO. has a trusted, well-established offline pedigree. Our mission is to share the knowledge that arms a first time visitor with the confidence to explore the city. Our guides are never comprehensive; why would we waste your precious leisure time on ho hum, nothing to write home about places? We’ve been doing this since 1998 when we launched our Shopping Secrets guides to the most interesting and unusual retailers. We’ve won some awards, developed a loyal following and been written up in some of the worlds leading magazines and newspapers.

“Everyone is talking about: Bar Secrets. Deck of Secrets is an Australian concept that is reinventing the idea of the guide book” Scanorama, Scandinavian Airlines in-flight magazine NOV 2008.

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