To celebrate Melbourne coming out of an incredible 119 days of lockdown, Christian O’Connell wanted to build a list of reasons why Melbourne is awesome – in fact, he wanted 119 reasons!

He put the call out the Melbourne for their suggestions and this is the MASSIVE list put together by the people of this great city!

  1. Boxing Day Test
  2. Wineries
  3. Sculptures
  4. CFA & Fire Department
  5. Dandenong Ranges
  6. Carols at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl
  7. Graffiti and Street Art
  8. Hobby Shops
  9. Horizon Pools
  10. Steam Trains
  11. Golf Courses
  12. Karaoke
  13. Ski Resorts
  14. Beechworth Bakery
  15. Grid Design of City
  16. Bookshops
  17. Farmers Markets
  18. Sports Capital
  19. Pink Lake
  20. Cultural Diversity
  21. Grand Final Day
  22. Healsville Sanctuary
  23. Arthurs Seat
  24. Peninsula Hot Springs
  25. Shrine of Remembrance
  26. Dog Friendly City
  27. Scienceworks
  28. Art Installations Along Eastlink
  29. Maha & Mamasita
  30. Buskers
  31. Miss Marples
  32. 1000 Steps In Ferntree Gully
  33. Beach Boxes at Brighton Beach
  34. Anzac Day Dawn Service
  35. A Day On The Green
  36. The Synchrotron
  37. Using A Melways
  38. Federation Square
  39. The Soup Place
  40. Dog Beaches
  41. Floating Bars
  42. Water Taxis
  43. Penguin Parade
  44. Phillip Island
  45. Great Ocean Road
  46. Royal Melbourne Show
  47. Hook Turns
  48. Royal Children’s Hospital
  49. Mornington Peninsula
  50. Moomba Festival
  51. Belgrave Wizard
  52. Spleen Comedy Club
  53. Comic’s Lounge
  54. Drive In Cinemas
  55. Luna Park
  56. Captain Cook’s Cottage
  57. Merging Abilities
  58. Melbourne Comedy Festival
  59. Local Coffee Shops
  60. Volunteers
  61. Cherry Bar
  62. Speaking To Strangers
  63. The Espy
  64. Dog’s Bar St Kilda
  65. Melbourne Aquarium
  66. Melbourne Zoo
  67. Big Wheel at Docklands
  68. Eureka Tower
  69. Rialto Tower
  70. Doing Lockdown Together
  71. Black & White Photobooth at Flinders Street
  72. Astor Theatre
  73. Bunnings Snags
  74. Lights In The Trees On St Kilda Road
  75. Rowers On The Yarra
  76. Pidapipo Ice Cream
  77. Young & Jackson
  78. The Clocks at Flinders Street Station
  79. Flinders Street Station
  80. Art Centre Spike
  81. Free Trams In City
  82. 24-Hour Kmart
  83. The Food
  84. “When Can We Get Back On The Beers?”
  85. The Australian Open
  86. The Grand Prix
  87. Bringing Home Three Grand Finals In 2020
  88. Two Public Holidays For Sport
  89. The Waffle Press
  90. Cheeky Monkeys
  91. Tasty Rooster Coburg
  92. The Drunken Poet
  93. Health Care Staff
  94. Puffing Billy
  95. Hot Jam Donuts
  96. Barack O’Llamma
  97. Friendliest People
  98. Chapel Street
  99. Elephants At The Zoo
  100. The Melbourne Cup
  101. World Class Medical
  102. We Saved Elton John
  103. Queen Vic Market
  104. Riverside Quay
  105. Myer Christmas Windows
  106. Lygon Street
  107. It’s Not Sydney
  108. GOLD 104.3 (thank you!)
  109. Great Aussie Rock
  110. The Beautiful Beaches
  111. Coffee
  112. The Bike Paths
  113. The Restaurants
  114. The People
  115. Friday Night At The ‘G’
  116. Four Seasons In One Day
  117. Food Capital of Australia
  118. All Black Dress Code
  119. ‘It’s A Long Way To The Top’ Video Clip Down Swanston Street

 

Listen to the show to hear how it came together below…

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