From crisp and sunny mornings to cooler days better spent indoors, winter in Melbourne is still a great time to see the city. Plus, with the Queen’s Birthday long weekend from the 10th to the 12th of June, take the chance to explore the city and spend your long weekend getaway in Melbourne.
Let us help you plan your next luxury city getaway to Melbourne with some recommendations of the best things to see and do.
Melbourne Good Food & Wine Show
Learn a new technique to use in the kitchen, buy some delicious local items and just get the chance to eat some really good food. The event runs from the 2nd to the 4th of June at Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, only walking distance from the hotel. Plus, try some new wines with a host of wine tastings and get the perfect bottle (or ten) to add to your cellar or take to a dinner party.
Melbourne International Jazz Festival
Alert to all music lovers, the iconic Melbourne International Jazz Festival runs from the 2nd to 11th of June. With a variety of events, there is something for everyone. We are particularly looking forward to Club Sessions – Uptown Jazz Café series where you can enjoy dinner with the smooth beats of some of Australia’s best jazz musicians.
Closing on July 9, make sure to see this world class exhibition before it closes. Divided by seasons, see some of Van Gogh’s most well-known pieces plus maybe discover some you’ve never seen. Insider Tip: The NGV audio guides are exceptional and add another layer of discovery to your visit, pick one up before you enter the exhibition to elevate your experience.
Ballet & Theatre
There are some great shows currently playing in Melbourne. The perfect evening entertainment this winter, book your tickets early to secure your seats.
The Nutcracker, The Story of Clara – June 2 to 10
The Australian Ballet present a contemporary twist on this classic. Reimagined by the iconic Graeme Murphy, see the timeless tale told as an Australian story.
My Fair Lady – Currently running, closing 27 July
Directed by Dame Julie Andrews, who starred as Eliza Doolittle in the original musical, this stage production is a feast of fantastic music, beautifully created sets and stunning costumes.
The Book of Mormon – Currently running, closing 17 September
Critically acclaimed, multi-award winning and irreverently, side-splittingly hilarious, you cannot miss this.
Aladdin – Currently running, closing 19 November
This Disney classic comes alive before your eyes in an explosion of colour. Enjoy the songs you know and love plus delight in the new stories and songs created for this show.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU TO MELBOURNE TO ENJOY ONE OR ALL OF THESE GREAT EVENTS. BOOK THE CITY ESCAPES PACKAGE AND ENJOY LUXURY OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION, BUFFET BREAKFAST FOR TWO AND VALET PARKING.