Melbourne Encounter

Donna researched and wrote this first edition pocket guide to her adopted hometown.

She highlights the city’s wonderful food and bar scene, its unique fashion and design sensibility, architectural heritage and great contemporary galleries, as well as its ongoing obsession with sport. Day trips also uncover the city’s surrounding countryside, with its wealth of stunningly varied natural environments, quaint country towns and excellent vineyards and regional restaurants.

The guide features interviews with a number of Melbourne’s most fascinating people, including architect/restauranteur Pascal Gomes-McNabb of Cutler&Co/Cumulus, Ben Ford, film director and former nightclub owner and Dean Stewart from the Koori Heritage Trust.