There’s more to explore, only in the city. 

Discover the perfect sun-soaked spot down by the water. Catch a huge line-up of acts playing outdoor gigs.

Toast to the sunset on one of Melbourne's iconic rooftops, or watch a fan favourite film at the Moonlight Cinema in the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Blockbuster events and festivals

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

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

NGV Triennial
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NGV Triennial

NGV Triennial returns in 2023 with a powerful and moving snapshot capturing the world today.

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.

Melbourne's best blockbuster events

Melbourne's best blockbuster events

The best major events on in Melbourne this year.

Epic outdoor events

Moonlight Cinema
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Moonlight Cinema

Australia’s favourite outdoor cinema is back for another season under the stars.

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.

Moomba

Moomba

An annual free festival held along the banks of the Yarra River.

Foodie favourites

Pellegrini's Espresso Bar

Pellegrini's Espresso Bar

This iconic espresso bar serves authentic Italian food and of course fantastic coffee.

Daughter in Law

Daughter in Law

Colourful bar and restaurant serving 'unauthentic' Indian food.

Pidapipo Gelateria

Pidapipo Gelateria

Authentic, artisanal Italian-style gelato in the heart of Carlton's Lygon Street.

Reine & La Rue

Reine & La Rue

An elegant restaurant and cocktail bar in a heritage listed grand and airy space.

Summer bars

Good Heavens

Good Heavens

Rooftop bar on Bourke Street serving fabulous cocktails, craft beer and Australian wine.

Afloat Viva Mexico

Afloat Viva Mexico

Melbourne's favourite floating bar and restaurant returns as Afloat Viva Mexico.

Kirk's Wine Bar

Kirk's Wine Bar

Specialty wine and bar bites offered in a cosy and charming space.

Melbourne's best rooftop bars

Melbourne's best rooftop bars

Schedule in a rooftop sesh at Morris House, Good Heavens, Fable, Ocean 12 and more.

Iconic Melbourne experiences

Top after-work walks in Melbourne

Top after-work walks in Melbourne

Take advantage of summer’s extended daylight and catch some rays after work while you can.

GoBoat Melbourne

GoBoat Melbourne

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

Guide to Melbourne’s best street art

Guide to Melbourne’s best street art

We've found the best art hiding in laneways, on buildings and exploding out of the walls.

Discover more

Melbourne's essential night-time events

Melbourne's essential night-time events

From hidden laneway markets to epic pop-ups, Melbourne gets lit once the lights go out.

The ultimate Melbourne live gig guide

The ultimate Melbourne live gig guide

Concert halls and music venues hosting live music this week

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.

The best free and cheap family activities

The best free and cheap family activities

Find family-friendly fun and free events in Melbourne.