爱思英语编者按:2014年墨尔本再次赢得了世界最佳城市的称号,这座城市给人们留下的深刻印象是毋庸置疑的,在这儿有无数绝佳的约会圣地也不足为奇了。

墨尔本六大约会圣地

2014 saw Melbourne win the best city in the world title for the second time! It’s no wonder, then, that Melbourne makes an incredible lasting impression, and has an array of locations that are nothing less than perfect for a date. Here are 6 of my personal favourites:
2014年墨尔本再次赢得了世界最佳城市的称号,这座城市给人们留下的深刻印象是毋庸置疑的,在这儿有无数绝佳的约会圣地也不足为奇了。以下是六大我的个人最爱:

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The Langham Hotel – Melba Restaurant
朗廷酒店-Melba餐厅

Named after Melbourne's world famous opera performer – Dame Nellie Melba, who in her time enjoyed a long and well-deserved reputation for tasteful performances - dining at the Melba Restaurant is sure to be a memorable experience.
这家餐厅以墨尔本的世界著名歌剧演员-Dame Nellie Melba之名命名,正如Melba女士当年精彩绝伦的表演为她赢得了名副其实的荣誉,在Melba餐馆进餐也绝对会是一次难忘的体验。

The restaurant itself is situated within Melbourne’s Langham Hotel – so take this opportunity to treat your date and yourself to royalty! Overlooking the Melbourne’s south bank and pristine waters – at first glance – you’d be truly delighted to spend the duration of your date just looking out at the gorgeous view together. But how can we forget that the Langham hotel offers one of the most lavish and extravagant buffets ever? This buffet will have you forgetting what hunger feels for days after.
这家餐厅位于墨尔本的朗廷酒店,所以要把握机会和你的伴侣好好享受一把皇室待遇哟。俯视墨尔本的南部海岸和其原始纯净的海水,只需一眼,你们就会乐于把约会时间全部用在欣赏这些漂亮的景色上。除了这些之外,我们怎么能忘记朗廷酒店提供的奢华大气的自助餐呢?在这里饱餐一顿后可以让你一连几日都不知饥饿为何物。

With the menu theme alternating every so often, the menu is never repetitive and always more innovative and delicious than the previous. But key features of the Langham buffet include: an array of dynamic cooking stations with Melbourne’s finest chefs cooking your food right before your very eyes, some of the best fresh seafood stalls and a floating dessert bar with a huge variety of the most delectable desserts.
这家餐厅的菜单一直都在更换,从来不重复,他们致力于让顾客们享受到更有创意和更美味的餐点。朗廷自助餐别具特色:他们拥有一组流动烹饪台,这些墨尔本最好的厨师们会直接在你面前烹调食物,海鲜摊位上有最新鲜上乘的海鲜,他们还拥有一个由各式各样精致漂亮的甜点组成的浮动甜点吧。
墨尔本六大约会圣地

Peninsula Hot Springs
半岛温泉

The Peninsula Hot Springs is the only natural hot springs and day spa centre in Victoria. Indulge yourself in the natural thermal mineral waters that flow into the pools and private baths. These hot springs will make the most perfect backdrop for a day packed with relaxation and rejuvenation and is only a 90-minute drive from Melbourne.
半岛温泉是维多利亚州唯一的天然温泉和日光浴中心。含有丰富矿物质的温泉水流向理疗池和私人浴池,把自己浸泡其中多么惬意。在暖暖的温泉水里泡上一会儿是舒缓一天疲劳、放松享受的最佳方式了,而且这里距离墨尔本只有90分钟的车程。

The Private Bath Pavilions make the perfect romantic date. The pavilions are surrounded by a large sliding window that will allow you and your date to immerse yourselves in the beautiful native scenery outside. The intimate lighting creates beautiful shadows, and will leave you and your date submerged in the most tranquil and unique atmosphere.
在私人浴馆里进行一次浪漫约会真是再好不过了。这些浴馆被巨大的落地窗环绕,和伴侣置身其中可以一起欣赏周围美景,共同沉浸于这些自然风光。昏暗的灯光投射出漂亮的光晕,营造出安静怡人,别具一格的约会氛围,怎能让人不醉?

Having already won two World Luxury Spa awards, where better to spend a peaceful and relaxing date?
半岛温泉已两次斩获“世界豪华温泉”大奖,还有哪里能给你带来更加宁静舒适的约会体验呢?

Drive-in cinemas
汽车影院

In 1954, the first drive-in cinema opened in Melbourne. Though Australia previously boasted more than 300 drive-in theatres across the nation, over the years, many have had to be demolished to provide space for other developments – mainly houses. In Melbourne, there are now three drive-in theatres. Perhaps it’s the rarity of these throwback cinemas that makes Melbournians adore them.
1954年,墨尔本有了第一家汽车影院。尽管澳大利亚曾经有过300多家汽车影院,但是几十年来其中很多都关门了,为发展其他行业腾出了空间,其中多数是为了修建住房。现在墨尔本一共有三家汽车影院。也许正是这些富有年代感的电影院的稀缺,让墨尔本人格外喜爱它们。

Scheduling a suitable day with friends, going to the cinema, buying a movie ticket and then the movie snacks can often be tedious.You might be stressed and frantic all the way up until you seat yourself in the movie cinema. But why go into all that trouble just to watch a movie? With a drive-in theatre – you can do all of the above easily from you car seat.
为了去传统影院看一场电影,你需要事先安排好时间,约上朋友,买好电影票和爆米花,然后再跑去电影院,过程是不是又无聊又麻烦呢?你或许会觉得紧张兮兮,手忙脚乱,直到你终于坐到那个指定位置后,这才可以松一口气了。为什么我们要这么麻烦只为了看一场电影呢?如果换做是一家汽车影院,你只需要坐在车上就能把一切统统搞定啦。

After you buy a movie ticket, simply find a good position to park your car, tune your car radio to the respective movie dial, cosy up to your date and watch the movie. And with a drive-in theatre, you’ll never have to worry about noisy moviegoers disturbing your movie session. With a drive-in cinema, you’ll feel like you and your date have a private cinema all to yourselves!
买好电影票后,找到一个好位置,把车停好,再把车载收音机调到相应的电影频率,和你的他/她依偎在一起,然后就可以愉快地看电影啦!在汽车影院里,完全不用担心会有闹哄哄的熊孩子来打搅你。这里就是你们的私人天地,一个只属于你们俩的电影院。

A private movie, in the peace and cosiness of your own car surely makes a very intimate and romantic date.
安静舒适的汽车影院私人约会可是很亲密浪漫的哟。

Yarra Valley
亚拉河谷

The Yarra Valley holds an enviable reputation as one of the world's spectacular food and wine regions. With wineries, cafes and restaurants, art galleries and markets – just to name a few – Yarra Valley is home to a multitude of attractions that are scattered throughout the region. With stunning mountain views, a pristine environment and heaps of activities to do, this is a must visit region.
亚拉河谷作为世界上最棒的美食和葡萄酒产地之一而享誉全球。酒庄、咖啡厅、餐馆、艺术馆、贸易市场……这仅仅是亚拉河谷的冰山一角。亚拉河谷是遍布整个区域一系列景观的大本营。这里有令人赞叹的山景,原始质朴的环境和一大堆有趣的户外活动可以参与,绝对是个不容错过的地方。

Whether it is a wine tasting tour, a scenic walk throughout the beautiful landscape, or a quiet read overlooking the valleys and mountains of the region – any activity executed in Yarra Valley is sure to be romantic and memorable.
无论你是来品尝葡萄酒,还是在这片风景如画的地方走上一圈,或是在这山水之间静静阅读一本书——在这样的自然风光中,无论做什么都会是浪漫和难以忘怀的。

And if you’re looking for more than a day trip, Yarra Valley has a large range of stunning locations that will make you want to stay in there for ever. Whether you are after 5 star luxury resort accommodation or a secluded, private guesthouse, the Valley has something for you and your date.
如果你希望在这里多待上一阵子,这儿有一些很不错的去处,也许到了那儿你就压根忘记自己需要回家了。无论是五星级豪华酒店套房还是僻静雅致的私人小客房,亚拉河谷总会有你想要的。

Melbourne Star
墨尔本之星

The Melbourne Star is a giant Ferris wheel located in Melbourne’s Docklands precinct. Located in the heart of the city, the Star is one of the easiest tourist attractions to reach and to enjoy.
墨尔本之星是一个巨大的摩天轮,坐落于市中心,墨尔本的码头区。对游客来说,墨尔本之星是最容易到达的观光旅游景点之一。

This is a great way to spend the day with a special someone, celebrate an anniversary of sorts or quite simply take in the breath-taking views of Melbourne. You’ve never really seen the city until you’ve seen it from the top of a 120-metre observation wheel, after all!
在这里和伴侣享受欢乐时光,庆祝周年纪念或者来领略一番墨尔本的怡人风景确实是极好的。乘坐高达120米的观光摩天轮直达最顶端,天高云淡,你将得以一览墨尔本之全貌。

Though the views from anywhere are stunning when the night sky is alight with the bright city shining, nothing can do it justice quite like this enormous ride.
尽管此地景色处处都很怡人,但当天色渐暗,华灯初上,灯火璀璨,与墨尔本的夜融为一体,你才会发现墨尔本之星能让你体会到别处无法比拟的美。

Tramcar Restaurant
电车餐厅

The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant is one of Melbourne's star attractions. It offers a sightseeing tour with a difference, and consists of two essential Melbourne experiences: taking a tram ride and eating great food.
“殖民地电车餐厅”是墨尔本的星级景点之一。这家餐厅将乘坐电车和享受美食这两个富有墨尔本特色的元素巧妙地结合在一起,提供了别具一格的观光旅程。

The vehicle's name fits well, considering that the interior of the tram will take you back into the past! Enjoy a romantic dinner for two in with this unique experience. With a choice of lunch or dinner options, this tramcar is sure to be a memorable event for whenever.
以复古的电车为名恰到好处,因为电车餐厅的内部装饰,能带你瞬间回到过去。在此用餐,别具风情。有午餐和晚餐可供选择,无论怎样抉择,在这辆电车上度过的时光一定会在你的记忆里留下痕迹。

The beautiful city views that you will journey past are sure to impress your date. With your own maître d', and silver service waiters at your beck and call – this tramcar experience will fall nothing short of amazing.
用餐的同时你还能乘坐电车游览这座城市的美景,这一定会给你的约会加分不少。这里还有领班和银盘侍者随时为你提供服务——总之,在这辆电车上的体验绝不会令你失望。