Melbourne sure knows how to bring the cold, rainy days filled with sparks of sunshine in June, July and August.
Just as vibrant and busy in winter as we are in summer, here is our top things to do in Melbourne during your winter stay with us.
Visit Brunetti Café
Grab a Hot Chocolate at one of Melbourne’s most iconic cafés! Located in the heart of Lygon Street Carlton, Brunetti’s is an Italian style haven. Grab any kind of delicious drink at the bar, or indulge in a sweet selection of pastries and cakes from the Paticceria, or even devour a delectable array of savories from the Paninoteca. It is a coffee lover’s dream! Find details here.
Instagram Worthy Hot Chocolate
If you’re after an Instagram worthy Hot Chocolate then the ‘Hash Specialty Coffee and Roasters’ located in the soul of Melbourne’s CBD, is the place for you. Indulge in a milk infused bundle of fairy floss melted away by some delicious Mork chocolate. It is an amazing sight to witness and capture on camera. Check it out at 113 Hardware St, it will have your taste buds left wanting more!
Catch a game of AFL at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground known as the G! Be sure to rug up and have your voice ready for an exciting and exhilarating couple of hours. One of our national treasures, Australian Rules Football will be sure to have you off your seat! For further information, check out the fixtures and be sure to grab your tickets via ticketmaster.
Visit the NGV
If sport isn’t for you then head over to the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) and experience the exhibition of 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art, running from June 9th until October 7th. It is forming part of the NGV’s Winter Masterpiece series. You will be witness to some of the most famous and extraordinary artists, including Salvador Dali, Frida Kahlo and Pablo Picasso.
Winter Night Market
Brave the cold Melbourne nights and head to the Winter Night Market! Located at the recognisable Queen Victoria Market, running from June the 6th until August the 29th.
With a vast array of delicious edibles and an indulgence of handmade crafts and clothing, you will not leave empty handed. Come with your stomachs empty and be prepared to try things from all walks of the world. There is no entry price and carparking can be found in surrounding streets and next door at the QVM carpark.
More information can be found at The Night Market.
Unleash your inner GEEK
If you’re into Comics and love all things pop culture then the Oz Comic-Con running at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre is something you can’t miss! Only here for June the 9th till June the 10th, it is an experience that will have you surrounded by the latest studio activations, anime, video games, comics and cosplay.
More information and tickets can be purchased from Oz Comic Con.
Our apartments are also conveniently located a short distance from the MCEC which could make your stay even more enjoyable!
Have a pub meal
Experience a tasty craft beer, a fabulous counter meal and an extraordinary fire place at one of Melbourne’s best pubs! The Palace Hotel is located in South Melbourne and is a short tram ride away from our Flinders Wharf apartment building.
Perfect for those winter nights, you can socialize and unwind in front of the cosy fire place, while indulging in a delicious meal. It is a fantastic pub with brilliant atmosphere and ambiance. http://www.thepalacehotel.net.au/.
Where to stay?
With us of course! Melbourne Holiday Apartments offer a range of self-catering apartments in select locations around the CBD – all within the free tram zone and within easy access to all the city has to offer. Contact our friendly staff or make a booking directly from our website for the best deal. Click here to book with us.