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. Or let the Christmas Gift Finder do all the work for you.

Melbourne experiences, tours and workshops

Hidden Secrets Tours

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

4 Feb - 31 Dec

Queen Vic Market Ultimate Foodie Tour

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

Chocoholic Tours

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

29 Apr - 18 Dec

Drinking History Tours

Award-winning experiences of Melbourne’s laneways, history and world-class bar scene.

1 Feb - 22 Feb

Pisco x Ceviche Masterclass

Learn how to make a pisco sour and prepare Peruvian ceviche.

GoBoat Melbourne

Be your own captain by renting a picnic boat, with no boat licence required.

19 Nov - 31 May

Punting on the Lake

Glide between the bays and islands of Ornamental Lake on a guided boat cruise.

On a Boat

Experience the Yarra River by boat - skipper yourself or choose a skippered cruise.

Kayak Melbourne

Guided paddling tours through Melbourne along the Yarra River and Victoria Harbour.

Fashion by Foot

Tours of ethical, independent Melbourne fashion by personal style specialists.

12 Jan - 31 Dec

Cruise B: River Gardens

Enjoy a one-hour cruise on the relaxing River Gardens sightseeing tour.

Gift a Christmas staycation

Get 25% off your stay at these luxury hotels

Stay and play in the city this Christmas with 25% off your two-night stay at these luxury hotels.

The best new hotels in Melbourne

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

The best hotels for your Melbourne staycation

The ultimate holiday destination is right on your doorstep.

NOTEL Melbourne

Stay in a vintage Airstream caravan on a rooftop in the heart of the city.

Theatre and events

Hamilton Tickets

from Hamilton

Moulin Rouge! The Musical Tickets

from Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Tickets

from Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Frozen the Musical Tickets

from Frozen the Musical
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Gabrielle Chanel Fashion Manifesto Tickets

from Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in Concert Tickets

from Hamer Hall

MSO New Beginnings: Season Opening Gala Tickets

from Hamer Hall

The Lume Melbourne Tickets

from THE LUME Melbourne

Jurassic World by Brickman Tickets

Disney The Magic of Animation Tickets

from Disney: The Magic of Animation

More gift shopping ideas

Melbourne's best geeky pop culture Christmas gifts

Get the best Pop Vinyls, Star Wars art, rare collectibles and Dr Who merch.

Last-minute Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers under $50

These last-minute gift ideas from the city's best small businesses are all home runs

Best gifts under $50 from Melbourne brands and boutiques

Fill your Santa sack with treasures from Melbourne-owned brands and boutiques this year.

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