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Published May 7th 2014
A cute little list of the micro, the mini, and the minute

Miniature Melbourne: A cute little list of the micro, the mini, and the minute of Melbourne.

Watch this epic tilt-shift time-lapse film featuring a range of different events and festivals held in Melbourne throughout the year. Most of the shots were captured from the Eureka Tower Skydeck; other locations include the Shrine of Remembrance memorial, car parks, and bridges around the city.

Miniature Melbourne from Nathan Kaso on Vimeo.

Melbourne is practically famous for our Miniature Railways; after all we have fifteen miniature railways in and around Melbourne! Including a seasonal train ride at the CBD Myer; head in after checking out the windows (it's free, and you don't need to be ordering photos with Santa).

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Melbourne Star:
Have you gone on a Melbourne Star Observation Wheel flight yet? Check out their mini-wheel in the gift shop (free to enter)!
melbourne star observation wheel
Scaled Down LEGO replica
of the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel.

Epicure Exhibit:
For a gold coin donation, you can check out the annual Epicure Gingerbread Exhibit at Melbourne Town Hall. The MCG, Melbourne Zoo, Luna Park, and more; completely edible. Quaint, cute, and... crunchy? Stop for some gingerbread ice cream on your way out.

Here are some cute miniature munchies you can make at home: "Tic-toc-tea-cups," made with Arnott's Tic Toc biscuits, marshmallows, and a musk life saver; "Bacon and eggs," made with pretzel sticks, white chocolate melts, and yellow candy-coated chocolate pieces.

Try a High Tea for little ones at the Langham. They run various themes each season (often during school holidays), including Peter Pan, The Wiggles, Barbie, and I hear there's a Mr Men themed tea coming this winter.

Mini Golf:
An age-old favourite for ages old... and young. Our recent favourite was at the Tangled Maze in Creswick.

Don't forget Melbourne's iconic babycino. We all know that most cafes offer these mini-mocha sensations, often with a dollop of foam, sprinkle of cocoa, and even a marshmallow on the side. But. Have you ever thought of your kids learning to make them themselves? The Playgo Deluxe Coffee Maker makes authentic grinding, perking, dripping, and steaming sounds; includes pretend "beans," coffee cup, and "foam" disk, plus play food milk, sugar, and coffee. $35 at Myer.

Good things can come in small packages. Make the most of mini-Melbourne and meander with the little masters of your home.
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lovely article :)
by Joy (score: 3|1932) 2587 days ago
Congratulations on first place.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12626) 2574 days ago
How cute is this!
by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (score: 3|6047) 2549 days ago
Creswick is over an hour drive from Melbourne.
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