There’s never a dull moment in Melbourne – we are spoilt for choice with restaurants, bars, concerts, sporting events and theatre.  How do you possibly distil the choices down to just a few special activities when visiting for a short period?  We’ve got you covered with five ways to enjoy Melbourne.

Eau de Vie

It’s not enough that this establishment is lauded for its exemplary cocktails, moody, turn-of-the-century vibe (think 1920’s prohibition America) and rare and exclusive whisky collection, but they also host a five course, cocktail degustation experience.  Served in the library (where else?), the communal table is available for up to 16 guests.  The menu is prepared on the day – meaning the dishes come as a lovely surprise to you.  Seriously though, what could be more tempting – and special – than five courses of outstanding food pared with cocktails?

For details, click here.


If you’re not wanting dinner but you do fancy a cocktail, we can’t think of a more unique way to do so than at Storyville, Melbourne’s newest theme bar.

By their own admission, Storyville is not for the faint of heart.  Themed around the childhood fables and fairy tales that we all know, your favourite stories come to life through the whimsical and unique interior design and colourful cocktail menu, including James’ giant peach and edible insects.

We dare you to enter through the door – cocktail in hand – to dance to music from some of Melbourne’s best DJs, and be escorted to another mythical world.  Certainly, something to tell your friends about when you return home.

Walk to the Shrine of Remembrance

With ANZAC Day approaching on 25 April, a walk to the Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance is a contemplative and personal way to engage with Australia’s war history and to pay respects to our fallen and current soldiers.

The Shrine of Remembrance is the National War Memorial of Victoria, a monument dedicated to all those who have served in the armed conflicts and peacekeeping operations in which Australia has participated.  Within walking distance from the city centre, the Shrine features a range of educative and interactive displays and events.

Either way, a walk from the city to this beautiful monument is a very special way to experience the city – and Australia’s history – from a different perspective.


We’ve patiently waited our turn for Beautiful – the Carol King Musical to arrive in Melbourne.  After a sell out season in Sydney, it will now play at Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre from 16 February to 3 June (that’s only four short months folks!).

Telling Ms King’s life story via her extensive songbook, this show is a must-see in our opinion.  Click here for tickets.

Moonlight Cinema

We love a good movie and with the Awards season coming to an end this month with the Oscar’s, what better way to enjoy than with a picnic dinner under the stars?  Are we right, or are we right?

Held on the beautiful Central Lawn of the Royal Botanic Gardens, the line up features the latest films, advance previews and fan favourites.  It really is the quintessential summer experience.

Click here for dates and times.


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.


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