Left it to the last minute, or just not sure what to get? These excellent experience gifts take mere minutes to book in and offer hours of enjoyment.

Special Mother's Day events

9 May

Mother's Day High Tea at The Westin

Celebrate the special woman in your life and treat mum to high tea at The Westin Melbourne.

9 May

Mother's Day High Tea at radii

Treat your mother to a quintessential high tea experience.

7 May - 9 May

Mother's Day on Melbourne Star

Treat your mother to something special this Mother’s Day.

9 May

Mother's Day Champagne Lunch at the Botanical

Discover the story of the Great Dames of Champagne.

9 May

Mother's Day Wildflower Workshop

An afternoon of high tea, cocktails and wildflower arranging.

9 May

Mother's Day Lunch Cruise

Surprise your mum with a three-hour lunch cruise on the Yarra River.

9 May

Mother's Day Dinner Cruise

Have the perfect dinner with your mum, whilst cruising along the Yarra.

9 May

Mother's Day Feast at Locanda

Enjoy a special Mother's Day lunch feast.

8 May - 9 May

Dairy Lane Mother's Day Weekend

Enjoy dairy dishes and beverages in Melbourne's laneways this Mother's Day weekend.

8 May - 9 May

Mother's Day Classic

Walk or run on the Mother's Day weekend to honour and support those affected by breast cancer.

For foodies

4 Feb - 31 Dec

Queen Vic Market Ultimate Foodie Tour

A fascinating guided walking tour of the city's iconic market.

6 Feb - 28 Dec

Melbourne Foodie Culture Tour

This walking tour will introduce you to Melbourne's favourite foods, architecture and stories.

19 May

Good Swill Hunting

Taxi Kitchen is hosting a rustic post-hunt themed dinner for Good Beer Week.

20 May

Sushi Masterclass and Izakaya Dinner

Sushi masterclass followed by izakaya-style dining.

Chocoholic Tours

This chocolate walking tour visits some of the city's best chocolatiers with exclusive experiences.

26 Dec - 23 Dec

Hidden Bars and History Tour

Discover three of the city's best secret drinking dens and explore iconic laneways.

15 Apr - 31 Jan

Hidden Bars of Melbourne Walking and Drinking Tour

Discover cocktail bars, repurposed venues, shipping container bars and speakeasies.

The best places for high tea in Melbourne

Where to find fancy high tea, dessert high tea, gluten free high tea and more.

Melbourne experiences and workshops

3 Apr - 3 Jul

Piccoli Artisans – Italian Paper Marbling Workshop

A colourful workshop for kids exploring the art of making Italian hand marbled papers.

9 May

Yoga Workshop

Learn how to enjoy your body with yoga.

11 Mar - 15 Jul

Heritage House Tour: Robin Boyd's Walsh Street

Experience 'Walsh Street', the house Robin Boyd designed for his own family in 1957.

28 Nov - 31 May

MetaScent Perfumer's Workshop

Create your own perfume to discover the ultimate expression of individuality.

Hidden Secrets Tours

Indulge and discover the city's hidden charm with Melbourne's original laneway walking tours.

Melbourne Sights Walking Tour

Uncover the stories behind Melbourne's landmarks, gardens and events on this free walking tour.

21 Nov - 30 Jun

Melbourne Street Art Tours

Local guides treat you to some of Melbourne's underground treasures.

1 Oct - 30 Jun

Private Melbourne Walking Tour

Walking tours designed for your family, office, school group, or club.

Arts and theatre

23 Mar - 26 Jun

Because the Night

An immersive theatre adventure of epic storytelling.

13 Aug - 2 Jan

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

This August, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is coming to Melbourne’s Regent Theatre.

30 Apr - 11 Jun

Chicago – The Concert

A dazzling tribute to Chicago, one of the most successful musicals of all time

3 Jun - 12 Jun

The Australian Ballet: New York Dialects

A breathtaking triple bill of exhilarating classics and new work.

More Mother's Day gift shopping ideas

Miss Fox Melbourne

Elegant day spa, hair salon and skin clinic offering a wide range of beauty and wellness treatments.

The Cocoon Room Melbourne

A dedicated luxe meditation and mindfulness space, offering 50 minute trips to La La Land.

7 amazing independent shops in Melbourne

Find indie book shops, feminist makers and more.

Melbourne's best Mother's Day gifts under $50

Melbourne's best small businesses and local brands have Mother's Day shopping sorted.

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