Update: the travel voucher allocation has now been exhausted. But you can still claim 25% back on eligible entertainment experiences.
If you were looking for a sign to staycay, this is it: The Victorian Government is releasing another $200 travel voucher scheme for Melbourne. The vouchers are valid when you spend $400 on accommodation, tours, experiences and attractions, and book in for at least two nights of paid accommodation. You can nab one from 2pm on Wednesday 23 March, and it's eligible for use from 8 April to 27 May.
The best hotels for your Melbourne staycation
Step one for getting that sweet $200 hit is booking a cute place to stay. Rooftop glamping in a vintage Airstream is the go at Notel. There's also the unmissable W Hotel, recently launched inside a 1.24 billion dollar building. Check in and explore the guest only top floor pool, a secret neon-lit basement bar and endless luxurious suites. The mini bar is also loaded with locally made treats, drinks and more.
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Need some help getting around? Guided tours and experiences are covered on the voucher scheme. Explore our iconic laneways with Hidden Secrets, one of Melbourne's original walking tours going beyond the main streets. Then uncover secret street art with the Blender crew, eat your way through the Vic Market and find Melbourne's most hidden bars.
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Old Melbourne Ghost Tour
Take a spine-chilling journey back in time and explore the rich paranormal realm of Old Melbourne.
Melbourne River Cruises
Sit back and relax as your captain details the history of Melbourne on a river cruise.
Iconic Melbourne attractions
Wandering through Melbourne Museum's towering dinosaur displays, meerkat spotting at the Zoo, and gazing at modern masterpieces inside the NGV. They're just some of the classic Melbourne experiences covered by the scheme. Or discover something new at ArtVo, SEA Life Aquarium and the Immigration Museum.
More must-visit Melbourne attractions
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Old Melbourne Gaol
Visit Melbourne’s oldest prison, where most of Australia’s infamous characters spent time.
Discover Greek art, history and culture, both ancient and contemporary.
Looking for more?
Your hotel is booked, tours are locked in and your calendar is stacked with iconic experiences. Now it's time to see what else Melbourne can offer on a city staycay. Read on below, and stay tuned to save with entertainment vouchers coming soon.
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The best new bars in Melbourne
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Melbourne's best rooftop bars
Schedule in a festive season rooftop sesh at QT rooftop, Good Heavens, Transit and more.
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All information correct at time of writing. Refer to full terms and conditions on the Victorian Government website.
Last updated on Mon 11 Apr 2022
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