What's On in February in Melbourne | InterContinental

What’s On in Melbourne in February


Looking for creative date ideas for this Valentine’s Day and throughout the month of February? Here are recommendations from our Concierge Team:

Enjoy the Summer Sunshine on the Water

Start with a romantic stroll through the Royal Botanic Gardens and then enjoy Punt Tours on the lake with a luxury Cambridge style boat on the garden’s ornamental lake. Or explore the Yarra River with a self drive boat from Melbourne Boat Hire. Make sure you order a bottle of Champagne and lunch so you can while away the afternoon meandering up and down the river at your own pace. If you prefer to have someone do the navigating for you, Venice on the Yarra will give you a romantic Venetian gondola experience like no other.

Indulge in Classic Cinema

Wander through the historic Yarraville village and enjoy the many shops and cafes this wonderful locale has to offer. Many of the original buildings have remained untouched so this is a great spot to enjoy Melbourne’s history. The highlight of your trip can be the chance to take in a movie at the art deco Sun Theatre, this historic theatre is one of the best places in the city to take in a film and was just visited by Quentin Tarantino, Kurt Russel and Samuel L Jackson for their recent premier. If classics from the silver screen are more your style the newly renovated Astor Theatre in St Kilda should be your destination. Regular screenings of some of the best classics are on offer here and the newly renovated theatre means you can cosy up to your loved one in comfort while enjoying the best of classic films.

Events in Melbourne

Enjoy some of the great events that are coming to Melbourne during February including:

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, February 12 to 14 at Etihad Stadium

This iconic Scottish event is coming to Melbourne for the first time for five spectacular shows that will feature more than 1,200 performers.

White Night, February 20

Running for 12 hours from 7pm to 7am the city will be alive with performances, light displays and special activations bringing together throngs of locals and visitors alike in this all night event.


Planning your Valentine’s Day? Find out about our decadent dinner or high tea.

When planning your February getaway to Melbourne, consider our range of accommodation packages available at InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto.
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