You've been away long enough. Melbourne's back in action with so much to do, see, eat and discover. Reignite your passion for the city with these ultimate live lists of the best free activities, pop-up bars, brand new restaurants and stunning staycations.

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1 Nov - 30 Jun

THE LUME Melbourne

Immerse yourself in the work of Van Gogh at Australia's digital art gallery.

Arbory Afloat Turquoise Coast

Melbourne’s largest outdoor floating bar and restaurant reopens this October.

Melbourne's best blockbuster events

The best major events on in Melbourne this year.

The ultimate guide to Melbourne's best markets

The best weekend markets, foodie markets, book markets and more.

Melbourne's best rooftop bars

Melbourne's best rooftop bars are back open - and some are now taking bookings.

The best new hotels in Melbourne

You don't need to be from out-of-town to enjoy these luxury city escapes.

The best winter dining pop-ups in Melbourne

Find secret bars, basement hideaways and exclusive dining experiences.

The best brunch spots in Melbourne

Find bottomless brunch, Japanese breakfast sets, Sunday brunch spots and more.

What's free in Melbourne this month

Everything to see, do and enjoy in Melbourne for free this month.

The ultimate guide to Flash Forward

Explore Melbourne's iconic laneways and discover stunning new street art.

The best new restaurants in Melbourne

Find Melbourne's best new spots for dining, drinking and more.

The best restaurants for group dining in Melbourne

Catch up with friends at these group-friendly local venues

The best new bars in Melbourne

The best new spots for nitro cocktails, natural wines and delicious cheeseboards.

The best group catch-up activities in Melbourne

Play mini golf, experience virtual reality and sing karaoke while catching up with friends

The best new cafes and bakeries in Melbourne

The best new spots for brunch, iced coffee, Japanese treats and more.

Last updated on Thu 28 Oct 2021

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30 Jan - 27 Nov

Makers Market at The District

This outdoor undercover family-friendly market at Docklands features craft, gifts, fashion and food.

1 Jun - 31 Aug

Winter Night Market

The Winter Night Market returns to Queen Victoria Market.

14 Nov - 26 Jun

Docklands Community Market

A food and craft market held twice a month.

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Food events

Find the best food events in Melbourne, from food festivals to wine tastings and cooking classes.

4 Jun

Winter Laneway Market at District Docklands

Celebrate winter as you explore the undercover laneways of The District Docklands.

12 May - 26 May

Rare Breed Steak Tasting Dinner at Rockpool

An exploration of rare beef breeds at an exclusive dinner.

24 Jun

Drool Dating

Enjoy a fun and social gin tasting night.