Melbourne Summer Tips

What’s On?

Summer Night Markets - head to the iconic Queen Victoria Market every Wednesday 5 pm – 10 pm to explore the best street food stalls, local shopping and free live entertainment.

Midsumma Festival – celebrate Melbourne’s LGBTQIA+ culture through visual arts, music, theatre, film and social events from 19th January to 9th February.

Moonlight Cinema – enjoy some new features or classic favourites under the stars in Melbourne’s iconic Botanical Gardens.

Chicago – at Arts Centre Melbourne, don’t miss this hit Broadway musical featuring some of Australia’s best from the stage and screen.

Juniperlooza – directly across the Yarra River at the Boatbuilders Yard, this two-day gin festival is hosted, celebrating the spirit with a line up of local and international gin producers.

What to do?

Head to a Rooftop Bar: Some of the best of Melbourne’s bars are not at eye level! - Don’t spend your summer in Melbourne any other way than having a sip of a refreshing beverage enjoying the city skyline at Rooftop at QT, Loop Roof, Imperial Hotel, Madame Brussels plus many more.

Chase the waves down the Great Ocean Road: Take a drive down the iconic Great Ocean Road with views of Melbourne’s cost. Take a break at any of the idyllic beach destinations and have a deep in the ocean to cool off.

Relax under the stars: Several locations in Melbourne host outdoor cinema experiences such as Barefoot Cinema in Elsternwick or Moonlight Cinema in the CBD. Enjoy Melbourne’s balmy nights with a picnic rug, some nibbles and a few friends whilst enjoying a classic favourite or a new release movie after dark.