10 Fun Things to Do in Melbourne
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Being a tourist in your own city will make you realise that you don’t need to travel far to experience new things and see new sights. We have come up with a list of 10 things to do and see in Melbourne instead of wasting time choosing your energy company.
Welcome to Thornbury
What do you do with an abandoned car yard? Turn it into a foodie haven.
Welcome to Thornbury is a permanent food truck park that has a rotating selection of food trucks making fresh and tasty food every day. Food just tastes better when its served from a truck. There is also an undercover bar serving beer, wine, cider and cocktails. The spot draws a mixed crowd but it is always busy so get in early.
Address: 520 High St, Northcote VIC 3070
Gas Brigades Fire Show
Watch Melbourne’s skyline go up in flames with no threat to safety. Each night the 8 towers located outside Crown Casino along the Yarra River erupt with the world’s largest fireballs. You can literally feel the warmth on your face as this show of fire and spectacle lights up the night. And best of all its free! Find it every hour on the hour once the sun goes down.
Address: Crown Riverwalk, Crown Melbourne, 8 Whiteman St, Southbank VIC 3006
Milk the Cow
The best things in life are cheese. If you add wine to the mix then you’re destined for a good time. This is what makes Milk the Cow no unmissable. A fromagerie that ingeniously pairs a selection of wine and cheese that will truly make your mouth water. Wine not your taste? They also have beer, cider, and spirits to satisfy anyone.
With two locations, in St Kilda and Carlton, this late night cheese bar will really boost your MOOed.
Address: 1/157 Fitzroy St, St Kilda VIC 3182
323 Lygon St, Carlton VIC 3053
Melbourne’s Royal Botanical Garden’s Central Garden transforms into a magical outdoor cinema under the stars between the months of December and April. BYO picnic rug and nibbles or go all out in Gold Grass featuring a premium viewing location, bean bed and waiter serving you up a food truck feast. The movie selections will suit any critic with the latest flicks, family-friendly favourites and all-time classics. Tickets range between $14.5-$35 and sell out fast.
Can’t beat that on a warm summer’s night.
Address: Central Lawn, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, Birdwood Ave, Melbourne VIC 3141
The Croft Institute
Located in China Town, The Croft Institute is the perfect hidden bar to stumble upon after eating your weight in dumplings. Found at the end of Croft Alley, the multilevel bar has a creepy theme that will keep you guessing. Start at the first floor for a signature syringe cocktail made with strange medical equipment before making your way to the gymnasium on the third floor for a dance. If you’re brave enough stop by the hospital style bathrooms on the second floor but bring a friend because these will surly creep you out.
Where mad scientist meets metal institution, brave this bar if you dare (or if you can find it).
Address: 21 Croft Alley, Melbourne VIC 3000
Holey Moley is the latest pop culture sensation to hit Melbourne’s CBD’s streets. This multi-level mini-golf course is not your standard walk through. With nine holes downstairs and eighteen holes upstairs this is the craziest round of golf you will ever play. Each hole is transformed into a multi-sensory labyrinth where success relies more on luck than skill. The full service bar offers themed cocktails served in red solo cups for that real American feel while the wood fire pizza on offer will be sure to tame your hunger post tournament.
Don’t miss the Simpson lounge where you can get the perfect Instagram shot.
Address: 590 Little Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000
The Night Market
On Wednesday nights the traditional Queen Victorian Market transforms into a midweek wonder with a killer line up of exciting food stalls, local merchandise traders and free live entertainment. With 20 years of experience The Night Market knows how to draw a crowd. Personal favourites of ours are WonderBao’s Gua Baos with perfectly roasted pork belly and hot Greek donuts served with your favourite topping including Nutella or salted caramel from Taki’s Balls. Entry is free, just be sure to come with an empty stomach.
Address: Queen St & Therry St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Trapt Bar and Escape rooms
Who would want to get their phones taken from them, blindfolded and lead to a room where there is no way out unless you beat the clock and solve the puzzles to escape? Clearly Melbournians.
We have really been loving the escape room trend as many are popping up all over the city. If you haven’t been, Trapt bar is the place to go. With four themed rooms, from Alice in Wonderland to the Zombie Apocalypse, you’ll be in need for a victory drink at the bar once you escape. Grab a bunch of your most switched on friends and head there now for some high-stakes, team building fun.
Address: 377 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Naked in the Sky
Naked in the Sky is the best place to grab a cocktail (or four) on one of Melbourne’s best rooftop bars. Floating above Brunswick’s Naked for Satan you can truly immerse yourself in Melbourne’s rooftop culture. The expansive drink list features an assortment of Spanish and Australian wines as well as in house-infused spirits. Be sure to grab a cheap bite of amazing pintxos influenced by northern Spain. Get there early or even book a table as this spot gets busy with locals and tourists alike.
Address: 285 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Eurkea Skydeck 88
This final destination on our top 10 list is a soft spot for us.
Eureka Skydeck 88 is 285 meters above ground which leaves you with a dizzy feeling as soon as you jump in the elevator. It’s a great place to go and marvel at the ever expanding Melbourne skyline dotted with amazing OC Energy embedded developments. Try and spot our latest project Australia 108. Currently at the base of Eureka this development will soon reach heights higher than Eureka becoming the tallest residential tower in the Southern Hemisphere.
Address: 7 Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC 3006
Like our choices? We also operate in New South Wales and Queensland so stay turned for more fun things to do and see instead of wasting time choosing your energy retailer!
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