Winter in Melbourne doesn’t mean hibernation, it means quite the opposite! Keep your social calendar warm with these unique Melbourne experiences. Discover emerging event spaces, creatively-themed festivals and on-trend foodie experiences that are best shared with friends.
Unique Melbourne Experiences to have a drink and enjoy
Sharing a drink and some laughter with friends… is there a better way to beat the cold weather? Here is what Melbourne has to offer you and your group this winter.
Cork & Canvas Melbourne
Unleashing your inner artist alongside a group of your closest friends and a bottle of wine… Sound like a dream? The reality is at Cork and Canvas Melbourne, a BYO paint and sip studio, where you bring the wine and they supply the supplies and artistic inspiration. With step-by-step guidance on how to paint famous artworks or creative styles, it’s the perfect way to have a go at creating a masterpiece whilst having a memorable night with friends.
Where: 206 Clarendon Street, South Melbourne, 3205
When: Daily from 7pm
Price: Classes start from $50 and must be booked in advance
Learn more about Cork & Canvas
Bottomless Brunches in Melbourne
Melbourne is known for its brunch culture, housing some of the best cafes in country and having a unique Melbourne experience. Many venues have taken the cultural tradition to share breakfast with friends to the next level. Integrating free flowing drinks to the mix! Get your group together to take advantage of a tasty mid-morning meal with unlimited mimosas, espresso martini’s and signature cocktails at these unique Melbourne hot-spots:
Gingerboy: 27-29 Crossley Street, Melbourne 3000. Learn more about Gingerboy
Left Bank Melbourne: 1 Southbank Boulevard, Southbank 3006. Learn more about Left Bank Melbourne
Fargo and Co: 216 Swan Street, Richmond. Learn more about Fargo and Co
Half Acre: 112 Munro Street South Melbourne 3205. Learn more about Half Acre
Unique Melbourne Experiences to explore and imagine
There is always something going on in Melbourne, and this winter is no exception! From pop-up winter wonderland bars to artistic and immersive expeditions, these are the best ways to immerse your group into Melbourne’s diverse culture this winter.
Pop Up Winter Village atop Federation Square
The rooftop adjacent to Melbourne’s most iconic train station has been transformed into a Winter Wonderland, complete with cosy igloos, pine trees covered in snow and warm winter-inspired cocktails.
Look out at Melbourne’s skyline while skating on the ice rink, sipping a Spiced Cherry Winter Spritz or listening to a rotating schedule of Melbourne’s best DJ’s. For a more intimate experience, you are able to book one of 21 private rooftop igloos that were specifically designed for the pop-up space. So grab your mates and your ugliest Christmas sweater for a truly magical winter experience.
When: From now until Sunday 1 September 2019
Where: Skyline Terrace, on the roof of the Federation Square Carpark
Cost: Free to enter
Learn more about the pop up winter village
The Australian Chamber Orchestra Presents Luminous
The audio-visual amazement that is luminous can only be seen to be believed. The Australian Chamber orchestra is touring its music and media hybrid performance. The performance centres around modern photography juxtaposed with contemporary, original composed audio pieces. The exploration is a multi-sensory journey that will take you on an unexpected and enlightening journey.
When: Sunday 11 to Monday 12 August 2019
Where: Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall
Cost: from $50 to $173
Learn more about Luminous
Discover our Buffet Breakfast with our Winter Hotel Deal
If you are planning your next unique Melbourne experience stay and need accommodation let us look after the accommodation with our Winter Sale.
Enjoy complimentary breakfast and WiFi plus save up to 30% off your Melbourne City stay with our IHG Rewards Club Winter Stay. Plus Kids 12 years and under Stay & Eat Free!
Valid for stays until 30 September 2019. Sale ends 5 August 2019