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.

Plan your ultimate city adventure:

Firefly Zipline

A zipline experience over the Yarra River comes to the city for one month only.

1 Nov - 1 May

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 unmissable blockbuster events

Grab the diary – you’ll want to lock in every one of these major events.

The best Melbourne bars and restaurants you can book right now

Plan ahead and book into these venues that are ready to reopen after lockdown.

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 outdoor dining pop-ups in Melbourne

Find mini green parklets and laneway-wide takeovers for your next night out.

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

OTT bagels, Japanese shokupan, katsu sando and more.

Last updated on Thu 28 Oct 2021

Celebrate Christmas in the City

'tis the season to make merry.

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Christmas events

From pretty projections to pop-up street parties, celebrate with a season of festive events.

Christmas gift ideas

Find the perfect pressie for your special people with gift ideas for all budgets and interests.

Christmas guides

Discover the best shopping spots, Christmas catch-up ideas and tips for the festive season.

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Food events

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

16 Apr - 31 Dec

Chinatown Melbourne Market

Enjoy hawker-style laneway dining in the heart of Melbourne.

25 Dec

Journey to Thailand Christmas Day Lunch

Take your tastebuds on a trip to Thailand this Christmas Day.

25 Dec

Christmas Day Lunch at Ludlow

Spoil yourself this Christmas with a lovely festive lunch by the river.