Planning your itinerary for your next Melbourne getaway? 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, here are some events to get you excited.
FOR THE FAMILIES
Melbourne Ice Slide – 1 to 16 July
Open daily 10am to 6pm, later Friday to Sunday
Winter has never been this exhilarating! Presented by the Eureka Skydeck, the Southern Hemisphere’s highest viewing platform, the giant Melbourne Ice Slide returns for another year of winter fun.
Skate Slide Chill – 1 June to 31 August
The Common Man in South Wharf has transformed their lawn into an arctic playground with an ice rink, toboggan slide and chill out zone. Perfect for all ages, complement this winter fun with a hot chocolate or cocktail rink-side
FOR THE FOODIES
Winter Night Market – 7 June to 30 August
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 10pm
The iconic Queen Victoria Night Market are 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.
FOR THE ART LOVERS
NGV Friday Nights – 28 April to 8 July
Each Friday from 6pm to 10pm.
Experience this years’ Winter Masterpieces exhibition in the evenings with food and entertainment in the Great Hall. Van Gogh and the Seasons is exclusive to Melbourne and is the largest collection of works by Van Gogh to ever come to Australia. The exhibition is curated by Sjraar van Heugten, the former Head of Collections at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. Enjoy this landmark exhibition after hours every Friday from 6pm to 10pm.
My Fair Lady – Currently running until 29 July
Performance Tuesday through Sunday
The songs you know and love, brought to life with beautiful sets and costumes. Directed by Julie Andrews herself, take this opportunity to introduce a new generation to this classic story.
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