Peel back the inner-city onion that is Collingwood and discover layers of local history, infamous characters, quirky creativity and effortless charm.
Find out why Collingwood is consistently one of Melbourne's top dining and bar-hopping 'burbs, and try not to be overwhelmed by the range of restaurants, cafes and in and around Smith Street. Catch a band at old-school pub the Tote.
Take a walking tour around the 'hood to explore the world of local artist initiatives and small galleries.
Mix up your shopping at factory outlets and speciality stores flanking Smith Street: find art-and-design books and bits, precision-crafted bikes, carefully curated greenery, Japanese curios and local threads.