Left your shopping 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.

Ticket offers and discounts

Blockbuster events to book

Melbourne International Comedy Festival
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Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Load up on laughs and celebrate the fun, the fearless, the rebellious and the ridiculous.

THE LUME Melbourne

THE LUME Melbourne

Experience art, dining, wellness and more like never before across 3,000sqm of immersive space.

BBC Earth Experience
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BBC Earth Experience

Travel the natural world in one epic audio visual experience narrated by Sir David Attenborough.

Marshmallow Laser Feast: Works of Nature
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Marshmallow Laser Feast: Works of Nature

Go on a sensory journey from the roots of a majestic tree to the human body and galaxies above.

Monopoly Dreams

Monopoly Dreams

Enjoy a fully immersive and interactive Monopoly experience, featuring games and challenges.

Theatre and shows to book

The Vaudeville Revue: Cabaret, Comedy and Burlesque
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The Vaudeville Revue: Cabaret, Comedy and Burlesque

Be captivated for over two hours of cabaret, burlesque comedy, sideshow and an array of surprises.

Melbourne International Comedy Festival
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Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Load up on laughs and celebrate the fun, the fearless, the rebellious and the ridiculous.

Melbourne walking tours

Chocoholic Tours

Chocoholic Tours

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

Hidden Secrets Tours

Hidden Secrets Tours

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

Secrets of Melbourne Walking Tour

Secrets of Melbourne Walking Tour

Reemerge from a long lockdown and rediscover Melbourne through this entertaining 3-hour tour.

The ultimate guide to walking tours in Melbourne

The ultimate guide to walking tours in Melbourne

Guided tours that weave through Melbourne's hidden gems, foodie spots and street art.

Melbourne Sights Walking Tour

Melbourne Sights Walking Tour

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

High tea experiences

River cruises and boat hire

Punting on the Lake
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Punting on the Lake

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

Melbourne River Cruises

Melbourne River Cruises

Sit back and relax as your captain details the history of Melbourne on a river cruise.

Kayak Melbourne

Kayak Melbourne

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

GoBoat Melbourne

GoBoat Melbourne

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

On a Boat

On a Boat

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

Waterbikes Australia

Waterbikes Australia

Experience the latest in outdoor adventure: eco-friendly inclusive waterbikes.

Classic Steamboat Cruises

Classic Steamboat Cruises

Public and private cruises and transport to events along the Yarra and Maribyrnong rivers.

Lady Cutler Melbourne Showboat

Lady Cutler Melbourne Showboat

Cruise Melbourne on the Lady Cutler Melbourne Showboat, offering a range of cruising events.

The best activities and attractions

Royal Exhibition Building Dome Promenade

Royal Exhibition Building Dome Promenade

The Royal Exhibition Building opens its doors to a unique view unseen for 100 years.

Cinema Nova

Cinema Nova

Cinema Nova is Melbourne's home of quality arthouse and contemporary cinema.

Melbourne Skydeck

Melbourne Skydeck

This 300m high public observation deck captures everything that is special about Melbourne.

Oche

Oche

A blend of superlative cuisine, cocktails, and state-of-the-art electronic darts gaming experience.

Ballers Clubhouse

Ballers Clubhouse

Melbourne's largest bar and games venue, in the heart of Chinatown.

Pinot and Picasso
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Pinot and Picasso

Enjoy a creative experience built on connection and good times.

Holey Moley Golf Club

Holey Moley Golf Club

Holey Moley offers a mini golf course and bar with 27 themed holes plus a karaoke room.

Kingpin Crown

Kingpin Crown

Entertainment destination at Crown, with bowling, laser tag and the Playtime arcade.

Heroes

Heroes

Multilevel karaoke venue with private rooms, open mic karaoke bar and rooftop bar.

Yum Sing House Restaurant & Karaoke Bar

Yum Sing House Restaurant & Karaoke Bar

Modern Asian dining and late-night karaoke with the hedonistic spirit of 1960s Hong Kong.

Fortress Melbourne

Fortress Melbourne

Fortress Melbourne is the home of games, located over two levels inside Emporium Melbourne.

Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq

Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq

One-stop entertainment venue with arcade games, bowling lanes, dodgem cars and cocktail bar.

O'Brien Icehouse

O'Brien Icehouse

Ice arena for public skating and ice sports events, located in Docklands.

More gift shopping ideas

Melbourne's best gifts for kids

Melbourne's best gifts for kids

Treat the kids in your life to a little something special from Melbourne's best boutiques

The best hidden shops and pop-ups in Melbourne

The best hidden shops and pop-ups in Melbourne

Find secret stores, fashion pop-ups and more.

Melbourne's most instagrammable shops

Melbourne's most instagrammable shops

Our guide to the best looking shops in Melbourne, guaranteed to light up your Instagram feed.

Melbourne's best sustainable fashion brands and designers

Melbourne's best sustainable fashion brands and designers

Browse iconic Melbourne stores and designs from local creatives.

Where to go late-night shopping in the Melbourne CBD

Where to go late-night shopping in the Melbourne CBD

Whether you're looking for a last-minute gift or browsing after class, these stores are open late.

Where to buy Melbourne’s best basics under $100

Where to buy Melbourne’s best basics under $100

From eco-jewellery to organic tees and tailored pants, here’s how to build the basics on a budget.

Melbourne's best homewares gifts

Melbourne's best homewares gifts

Gift the best lighting, indoor plants and interior decor.

Melbourne shops supporting local female designers

Melbourne shops supporting local female designers

Shop with feminist makers, non-binary designers and more amazing creators.

Melbourne's most iconic shops

Melbourne's most iconic shops

These iconic Melbourne shops are home to some of the city's most colourful retail characters

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Only In The City

How to spend 24 hours in Melbourne

How to spend 24 hours in Melbourne

From secret street art to seasonal events, you’ll find something for everyone.

Rooftop Bar

Rooftop Bar

Enjoy open-air drinks under the setting sun or a starry sky, with city skyline views to match.

The ultimate Melbourne live gig guide

The ultimate Melbourne live gig guide

Concert halls and music venues hosting live music this week

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The best Disney-themed gifts you can buy in Melbourne

The best Disney-themed gifts you can buy in Melbourne

You'll find this iconic character featured on all kinds of gifts from local stores

Dymocks

Dymocks

Large bookstore with a huge range in the basement of Collins234.

Metropolis Bookshop

Metropolis Bookshop

Metropolis carries a specialist range of books focusing on art, design, popular culture and more.

Kay Craddock – Antiquarian Bookseller

Kay Craddock – Antiquarian Bookseller

Antiquarian and second-hand books, dating from the 15th to the 21st centuries.