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The ever-expanding line-up of bars, rooftop palm trees and gallery spaces within the Carlton Hotel resembles an opulent vertical maze for grown-ups. Don your safari suit and start at the top at the Palmz rooftop bar, jungle boogie among the vines at Hasti Bala on the third floor, then snap a selfie with Gerald the giraffe in the main bar and balcony on level one. Just remember to keep your phone on, as you may get lost and meet a stuffed ostrich on your way back from the loo.

For a more salubrious daytime affair, The Carlton also runs regular vintage markets and studio sales.

Content: Tourism Victoria