Winter is the perfect to indulge yourself a little bit. Feeling the need to break out of your routine and focus on some self-care? We have the perfect weekend for you. How does this sound? Check-in to a luxury five-star hotel, sleep in the most comfortable bed you have ever been in and wake-up to breakfast in bed or a full buffet breakfast in Alluvial Restaurant. Then make the day whatever you want it to be. Maybe a relaxing and rejuvenating treatment at Botanica Day Spa where you will be thoroughly spoiled and pampered or explore what Melbourne has to offer.
To help you start planning your itinerary for your next Melbourne getaway, here are some events to get you excited. This winter there is lots to see and do whether you are visiting during school holidays with the whole family or planning a weekend retreat with your loved one.
FOR THE FOODIES
Winter Night Market – 6 June to 29 August
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 10pm
The iconic Queen Victoria Night Market is open late each Wednesday this winter. The perfect midweek night out for you and your foodie friends, enjoy live music and entertainment, food trucks and speciality stalls. Think hot drinks and roaring open fires whilst sampling food from all corners of the globe. From mulled wine and smoked meats to the renowned pizzas at 400 Gradi, there is something for every tummy.
The Fire Garden – 1 June to 30 September
A local winter pop-up located along the Yarra River just a short walk from the hotel. The Common Man’s The Fire Garden will be a cosy home of live music, craft beer sessions, unique dinners and speciality tastings, with a bespoke James Squire inspired menu highlighting the use of smokers and rotisserie. Rug up in a snug blanket in front of an open fire with a glass of mulled cider or wine, what’s not to love about winter!
FOR THE ART LOVERS
NGV Friday Nights – 15 June to 5 October
Each Friday from 6pm to 10pm.
Spend a Friday night in New York with the NGV. This years’ winter masterpieces exhibition comes directly from the Museum of Modern Art in New York. MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art features over 200 works by names you know such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Jackson Pollock and many more. Plus, NGV Friday Nights adds live music care of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, New York inspired bars and dining and late-night exhibition access.
The Wizard of Oz – Currently running until 29 July
Performance Tuesday through Sunday
The songs you know and love, brought to life with beautiful sets and costumes. This Andrew Lloyd Webber Production stars Lucy Durack (Wicked, Legally Blonde), Anthony Warlow (The Phantom and the Opera, My Fair Lady), Jemma Rix (Wicked) and Samantha Dodemaide and also features new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Llyod Webber.
A Night Out at the Theatre
An engaging and mesmerizing night at the theatre is the perfect way to spend a cool winters’ evening and this season there is a lot of great shows playing.
- The Wizard of Oz – Currently running until 29 July at The Regent Theatre
- Swan Lake On Ice by The Imperial Ice Stars, from 3 to 8 July at Art’s Centre Melbourne
- Mamma Mia, from 10 July at the Princess Theatre
- Rocky Horror Show, from 13 July at Her Majesty’s Theatre
- Julius Caesar by Bell Shakespeare, 18 to 28 July at Arts Centre Melbourne
- Giselle by The Australian Ballet, from 30 August to 8 September at the State Theatre
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