Melbourne’s most Instagrammable experiences
Projections, installations, unbelievable cocktails and more. These aesthetic spots in Melbourne need to be snapped ASAP.
Dine inside a glowing igloo
Get toasty in a glowing igloo with city views and feast on mountains of melted cheese at the Raclette Igloo Experience. Follow the twinkling lights to the French Alps–inspired winter wonderland. Get extra cosy sipping on warm mulled wine and toast marshmallows on your very own private fire pit. Bookings are available for groups of 6 to 8 people.
Explore epic art installations
See the second iteration of Melbourne Now taking over the Ian Potter Centre, ten years after it premiered. An ode to all things Melbourne, this massive free exhibition highlights over 200 local artists and creatives. Explore a neon-lit computer fan temple. Walk among towering inflatable sculptures. And face your mortality in the XR death simulator.
Ice-skate under a galactic big top
The retro ice-skating rink is back for RISING this winter. And if last year's weird and wonderful rink is anything to go by, it's going to be oh-so Instagrammable. Follow the trail of lights along Birrarung Marr to find the big top. Load up on popcorn, hot chocolate and mulled wine. Then take a spin around the rink under a solar system of glowing orbs.
Be surrounded by 360-degree impressionist artworks
A dazzling new exhibit has floated into THE LUME. Monet & Friends Alive is a love letter to the French Impressionists, bringing their iconic masterpieces back to life. Explore the 3,000 square metre projection art gallery, swirling with floor-to-ceiling digital displays. Stroll through Monet’s Water Lilies and reflect on Renoir’s renowned works in an immersive experience.
Go Punting on the Lake
See the gardens from a different angle with a cruise on an English-style punt around the Ornamental Lake. Discover picturesque islands and bays of the lake while learning about the history, wildlife and plants. This unique, chauffeured experience runs through the warmer month only. Don't miss this stunning photo opportunity. And did we mention you can bring your dog?
Visit a bioluminescent underwater world
Journey under the sea with Submerged, a sparkling projection and light show at SEA Life Aquarium. Meet glowing bioluminescent firefly squids. Plus more fascinating creatures of the deep, in this large-scale digital exhibition. Be sure to waddle over to pose with the penguins while you're there!
Get clicking at a luxury shoe boutique
Golden Goose’s new Melbourne digs at 80 Collins are as eye-catching as the cult Italian sneakers on sale. A gold metal staircase leads to glowing white walls lined with backlit shelves. The flagship store’s industrial edge complements Lab GGDB’s range of handmade distressed sneakers. Speak to the sneaker creator to customise your new pair of star-detailed shoes.
Drink cocktails from a gumball machine, milk jug or nitro bubble
Art, science or just perfect Insta-fodder? Melbourne's most Instagrammable cocktails are a bit of everything. Whether it's a novelty shark-shaped vessel or theatrical delivery, you're bound to rack up the reacts. Our top pick is a smoke-filled, bubble topped drop from the likes of Curious, Yum Sing House and Nick & Norah’s.
Pose in a retro gaming arcade
Arcade games old and new will have you clicking away at Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq. Go classic with Space Invaders, or take a seat in the life-sized Mario Kart. Be dazzled by neon while playing Let’s Bounce or NBA Hoops. Then order a fairy-floss topped cocktail for the ultimate Insta-feed.
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