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

Head out for steaming hot pot and action-fuelled footy matches. Catch a huge list of gigs and theatre shows. Or follow the glow at world-first exhibitions and museums.

Shop city boutiques and build a dream winter wardrobe. Stay toasty warm at pubs and bars with fireplaces, or rug up for epic winter markets.

Blockbuster events and festivals

Joy
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Joy

Experience an emotive adventure where creativity, colour and storytelling join forces.

WICKED the Musical
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WICKED the Musical

Broadway’s biggest blockbuster WICKED has flown into Melbourne.

Lightscape
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Lightscape

The immersive Melbourne hit returns to transform Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne after dark.

Pharaoh
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Pharaoh

A celebration of 3000 years of ancient Egyptian art and culture through more than 500 works.

Leonardo Da Vinci
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Leonardo Da Vinci

Explore the life and legacy of the visionary artist, inventor, scientist and philosopher.

Cosy winter bars

Melbourne pubs, bars and restaurants with fireplaces

Melbourne pubs, bars and restaurants with fireplaces

Cosy up by the fire for a warming winter night out.

Section 8 Bar

Section 8 Bar

A funky outdoor bar with drinks served from a converted shipping container.

Chuckle Park Bar

Chuckle Park Bar

Open-air bar with a cosy vibe in a tiny laneway off Little Collins Street.

The best new bars in Melbourne

The best new bars in Melbourne

Find the best new spots for cocktails, natural wines and rooftop views.

Foodie gems

Panda Hot Pot

Panda Hot Pot

Panda Hot Pot is Melbourne's largest premium Sichuan hot pot restaurant.

Brunetti Classico

Brunetti Classico

Brunetti Classico Carlton boasts one of Melbourne's biggest arrays of cakes and pastries.

San Telmo Restaurant

San Telmo Restaurant

Premium Argentine food and wine in a warm and inviting environment.

Yakimono

Yakimono

Yakimono is a high energy Japanese-inspired eating house.

Iconic Melbourne experiences

Where to eat near Marvel Stadium and the MCG

Where to eat near Marvel Stadium and the MCG

Heading to a game? Here’s where to stop off for pre or post-event feasting.

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

Discover thousands of aquatic animals in four enchanting worlds at this top Melbourne attraction.

Heroes

Heroes

Vibrant and lively vertical laneway of private karaoke rooms, open mic karaoke bar and rooftop bar.

Iconic shopping spots

Melbourne’s best winter coats and jackets under $300

Melbourne’s best winter coats and jackets under $300

Embrace the season with classic trench coats, wool coats, leather jackets, raincoats and more.

8 of the best winter boot shops in Melbourne

8 of the best winter boot shops in Melbourne

Where to shop for comfortable heels, chic flat shoes and long-lasting boots

Pollon Flowers

Pollon Flowers

Pollon Flowers is noted for creative floral arrangements and their stunning window display.

Hill of Content Bookshop

Hill of Content Bookshop

Hill of Content offers a broad and discerning range of books in a pleasant browsing environment.

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.

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 ultimate Melbourne live gig guide

The ultimate Melbourne live gig guide

Concert halls and music venues hosting live music this week

The best free and cheap family activities

The best free and cheap family activities

Find family-friendly fun and free events in Melbourne.