on 17 April 2011
A wonderful little general guide to Melbourne, with lots of tips and ideas. Worth the cost... BUT beware of the usual Lonely Planet bias and inaccuracies!!!! For example - Australia (Asia, also the Pacific)is not a place with a tipping culture.... Restaurants do not expect tips - except for the 5 star variety. Australian waiting staff have award based wages and do not expect tips. In the Background Section>On Screen, "Mad Max" is recommended film viewing where the "lens takes in Spotswood, Lara, Williamstown", etc. This is a complete inaccuracy. "Mad Max" is a classic Aussie movie filmed entirely in another Australian state (Broken Hill and Silverton, NSW). It has nothing to do with the Victorian towns mentioned or Melbourne in particular.