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The Australian Open 14th – 27 January.
The Australian Tennis Open is one of the biggest sporting event held in the city of Melbourne each year. This summer, all tickets can be purchased through Ticketek. The Australian Open is a tennis tournament goes for two weeks of the year in January. Exciting time watching all the great players such as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic and more.
Australia Day is marked on the 26 January, every year its a national public holiday in Australia. Many Australians traditionally celebrate today with an Aussie BBQ and for thousands of people today, officially become Australian citizens for the first time ever, no matter where your personal stories begin, today we can celebrate contemporary Australia to recognise our history.
History of Australia
Captain James Cook discovered Australia in 1770, following the first British fleet that arrived in January 1788, on the shores at Sydney’s Botany Bay and shortly after relocated further north to Sydney Cove on the 26th of January this marked the day the UK flag was raised as the official declaration of British sovereignty on the land called Australia, which is partly the reason the 26th of January is called Australia Day, but we are in favour to change the day to a date that all Australians can support!.
The Campaign to change the
In 1994 the federal government declared the 26 of January marked as a national public holiday, Australians have been celebrating this day since 1935 with all the states territories. But for many Indigenous and non-Indigenous people who stand in support of changing the day, as it’s considered a day of mourning. There is a sense, that there are two Australians, the local indigenous who occupied the land for thousands of years before the arrival of the First British Fleet who colonised Australia in 1788
This Christmas in Melbourne is a magical time of the year without the winter wonderlands and snow, what we lack in the snow we make up for a great Aussie barbecue tradition: loading up the esky with bread rolls, beer, snags and burgers salad and tomato sauce. Throughout the summer months, local events and festive lights in the CBD. During the Christmas season, there will be lots of celebration, drinks, food and shopping for gifts, this can be an expensive time of year. We have prepared a list of free festival fun things to do in Melbourne, from a rendezvous with Santa to Myer’s famous Christmas windows.
There is an exciting array of free events music and entertainments, for the young and old during the Christmas festivities. The main location to see the city’s Christmas tree is at Federation Square festival hub, called Christmas Square, includes Santa’s House, music and festive films. Further festivities continue beyond throughout the with animated projections on iconic buildings and lots of decorations in Melbourne’s famous streets and laneways.
The Gingerbread Village located at Fed Square it is a beautiful building this is a free event but all money raised will be donated to the Royal Children’s Hospital with a gold-coin donation.
Visit Crown and see a fully-lit Christmas tree and dazzling animatronic light show with a musical compilation of favourite Christmas songs, running daily from
Docklands Christmas lighthouse show located at 888 Collins St, Docklands displays Christmas lights seven days a week. Christmas at The District, Docklands.
The Myer Christmas windows are located at Bourke Street Mall this year is said to be bigger than the year before, celebrating the 63rd edition of the Myer windows.
A good way to take Christmas selfie to take lots of photos in one of twelve Christmas scenarios.
There’s much to admire about
.Hindi Storytime at Southbank Library
Code Club Australia until the 17 November 11 am to 1 pm
Yarra Bike Ride on the 2 October
Enjoy the beautiful spring weather by joining the Life Activities Clubs for a free guided bike ride along the Yarra River. This event goes for two hours, which runs on Sunday from 10.30am-12.30pm.
Celebrate Oktoberfest on the 11th October
Get hopping excited for Hoptoberfest at Hophaus which runs on Tuesday the 11th of October, free entry and enjoy a trivia.
World Vegan Day 23rd October
World vegan day is held at the Melbourne Showgrounds. The temporary home to hundreds of vegan producers and makers. Enjoy a vegan-friendly fashion show, speed dating, and vegan cooking demonstrations will run throughout the day. on Sunday the 23rd of October from 10am-8pm.
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Melbourne Day marks 183 years since settlers arrived from Tasmania aboard The
This is a free event date 30 August on Thursday at 10.30am – 11.30am to celebrate the city Dates and times. The event including a traditional raising of the flag. Lots of entertainment to enjoy the city with a host of birthday activities, including free celebratory Fergusson Plarre cupcakes and tours at the Immigration Museum. Location at 469 – 503 Flinders Street at Enterprise Park.
The Royal Melbourne Show date: 22 September to 02 October
The show opens 7 days a week from 9.30am – 9pm
A fun day out to the Royal Melbourne Show offers a large variety of entertainments with loads of exciting things to see and do, get up close to animals than ever before, new award-winning food and drink precincts, a new program of thrilling entertainment including Jimmy Barnes, bigger and more spectacular nightly fireworks and the newest and most exciting rides and show-bags. Located at the Melbourne Showgrounds.
The Australian Football League (AFL) Grand Final will be played on Saturday, September 29.
The AFL is one of the biggest sporting events on the September calendar in Melbourne is a contest between two AFL teams. This is an annual event with the Grand Final, to begin with, a parade held on the streets of and Swanston street. The Grand Final is guaranteed to be played at the MCG, the Grand Final will be shown live and free to air on Channel 7, which can be viewed at any local sporting pub where you can watch the game live.0 Read More
Book a Group Bus for Any Occasion
Group bookings, include a bus pickup & drop off service to concerts, venues, functions, hens/bucks nights, birthday parties, weddings, winery tours, group weekends away including for all social events. BOOK NOW! All transportation-related pickups. Please phone: 0490 793 701 International +61 490 793 701.
The Queen Victoria Night Winter Market
Every Wednesday night till the 29 – August.
This is a free event held at Queen Victoria Market every Wednesday night, you will experience music, food, drinks and magical entertainment a fun night for the family from 5 pm – 10 pm Wednesday.
AFL Sunday Funday
Sunday Funday is a free event for all kids age 15 and under general admission to the MCG and Etihad Stadium a fun way for families and young fans to connect with the AFL footy, game. There is lots of pre and post AFL activities. Location 120 Brunton Avenue Jolimont and Etihad Stadium.
Winery tours to Mornington or the Yarra Valley
Experience a great day out exploring the beautiful Mornington and Yarra Valley region. Bus winery tours are for groups for any occasion, weddings, birthdays long weekends away and more $99 per person return, group discounts apply, call us now to book a winery tour 0490 793 701
The July season experience the Night Winter Market
Date from 06 June to 29 – August.
This is a free event during the July season. The night market held at Queen Victoria Market over 30 street food stations and locally made retail stations of mulled wine, cold beers food and live music that continues for 13 weeks. A fun night, bring your family and friends the night market is held every Wednesday from 5 pm – 10 pm.
Date between 18 – 06 – 2018 to 16 – 07 – 2018
The Hofbrauhaus is an amazing bar in the city, especially to watch the soccer World Cup. There is only one place to watch the German games in Melbourne. The Hofbrauhaus has a big screen, big steins and big fun to enjoy the soccer world cup. Location 18-28 Market Lane Melbourne
Visit an AFL Match – Round 16 – 19
This month visit an AFL match there are a total of 18 teams for a truly unique Melbourne sporting experience, head to a local AFL match at Melbourne’s two stadiums, Etihad and the MCG. Tickets can be purchased online or at a local Ticketmaster or Ticketek store in the CBD.
Matched Speed Dating
The company successfully combines cloud-based matching, by integrating technology into online dating with a live speed dating event. Open Wednesday – Saturday 7 pm – 10 pm price from $49 -$89. Located 330 Collins street level 14 Melbourne. Phone 1300 857 724
Midweek Speed Dating
Every Wednesday starting 7 pm – 9 pm
These speed dating events are perfect to attend right after work with a price of $39 is a great way to break up the working week. They offer five different age brackets to choose from with a friendly host to show you around. You decide who you would like to see again by filling out your yes or no match card. If you tick yes and they tick yes to you, that’s a match! Location Campari House 23-25 Hardware Lane Melbourne. Phone 1800 851 8411 Read More
On Monday 11 June 2018 Australia celebrates the Queen’s Birthday is a public holiday long weekend. There are many things to celebrate in Melbourne over the June long weekend.
Winery tours to the Yarra Valley and Mornington up to 20% off!
Melbourne Sporting Experience “AFL Football”
The AFL is the sport of choice for a unique and truly Melbourne experience head to Etihad Stadium or the MCG Stadium to watch an AFL match until the 30th of September for the AFL Grand Final. Football in Melbourne is often seen as a sporting obsession with lots of excitement this is one of the city’s favourite pastimes. therefore
Free exhibition Gold Rush “20 Objects, 20 Stories”
Free exhibition to the old treasury building and discover 20 objects that relate back to the Ballarat gold rush. Since gold lured people from around the world to make a fortune, the reality was different for the local miners working in difficult, sometimes dangerous conditions with no certainty of success. This fuelled resentment, which caused the Infamous Rebellion battle of the Eureka Stockade.
Discover more check out our Day Tour to the Eureka Stockade
Round 15 of the AFL
From 28th June – 30th June. Visit the AFL game with round 15 of the popular sporting event in Melbourne. Experience an AFL match for a truly unique Melbourne sporting experience. Thursday night at Etihad stadium Richmond Vs Sydney Swans, Friday night at Etihad stadium Western Bulldogs Vs Geelong Cats and Saturday afternoon at MCG Carlton Vs Port Adelaide.
Free event The Weekly with Charlie Pickering
From the 28 – 29 of July be part of the audience on the ABC program. The Weekly with Charlie Pickering is a popular ABC show that talks about the news for each week’s headlines that is fun and light. The crew members include Kitty Flanagan, Tom Gleeson0 Read More
The AFL (Aussie Rules Football)
The AFL is Australia’s most popular sporting event! For a unique and truly Melbourne sporting experience, head to the MCG or Etihad Stadium to watch an AFL match, until September 30th. There are two main location’s MCG, Etihad Stadium.
Happy Easter Everyone!
Easter is the biggest and most anticipated long weekend in Melbourne and is thus also the busiest time of the year on our nation’s roads. Be sure to plan your Easter travel with significant lead time – ideally months beforehand. Many hotels, resorts and campsites are booked out in advance. Fri 30 March Good Friday, Sat., 31 Mar, Sun., 1st Easter and Monday 2nd Easter Monday.