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Summer in Melbourne

Summer in Melbourne is one of our favourite experiences. There is always something going on, no matter what age group that you may fall into. We have rounded up our top tips for activities to enjoy in the warm summer sun.


Summer Night Market

The Queen Victoria Market Summer Night Markets are back for 2019! For those not in the know are on Wednesday nights between 5pm to 10pm from the 20th of November to the 11th of March 2020.

Food stalls will be cooking up great snacks all summer long. New traders this summer include Casa Nata, Mork Chocolate, Tasty Suya and Felafel Arayes.

The highlight of the Summer 19/20 season will be the Palm Springs Bar, which is a pop-up watering hole filled with pink flamingos, desert plants and fruity cocktails.


Moonlight Cinema returns for 2019/2020

Moonlight Cinema is the quintessential Summer in Melbourne experience. Recline on a plus bean bag, or unfurl a picnic blanket and unwind amongst the festival atmosphere.

Enjoy the Moonlight Cinemas between 28 November to 29 March 2020. Movies include advanced screenings of Playing with Fire, Go!, Bombshell and Like a Boss. See familiar favourites under the stars, The Matrix, Love Actually, Die Hard, Home Alone and Bring It On.

The Moonlight Cinemas can be found at the Botanical Gardens in Melbourne.


Comme des Garçons at the National Gallery of Victoria

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) will present the Comme des Garçons, Australia’s first exhibition dedicated to the trailblazing designer Rei Kawakubo.

The exhibition will showcase more than 65 outfits by the visionary designer, drawn from more than 40 collections. Exhibition will also include 13 additional works by Kawakubo’s protégés Junya Watanabe and Tao Kurihara.

Comme des Garçons will explore Kawakubo’s work from her first presentation in Paris in 1981.

Entry is free and is available to see from now until the 26th of July 2020.


Enjoy Summer in Melbourne at Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders

After enjoying Summer in Melbourne, rest those weary feet in our 4.5 star Melbourne City hotel. We have been awarded the 2018 and 2019 Best Mid-Range Hotel at the TAA (VIC) Awards, so you know that you will be looked after like family.

Our Melbourne Hotel Deal will give guests the opportunity to save up to 20% on stays until 31 May 2020.

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