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It’s time to start finding the joy that comes with exploring your own city like a tourist. From romantic getaways to hot air ballooning, there are endless ways you can discover vibrant Melbourne and beyond. To inspire you in the weeks and months to come, we’ve teamed up with Visit Victoria to bring you the 8 of the state’s must-do experiences. So, what are you waiting for?

Hot air balloons over Melbourne
Hot air balloon ride over Melbourne with breakfast

Soak up unparalleled views of Melbourne from a hot air balloon. As you slowly drift across the sky, watch as the sun brings the city to life and glistens across the skyline. After touching back down, your morning is made complete with a scrumptious champagne breakfast at the Amora Hotel. It’s the perfect way to spice up your weekend plans.

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Peninsula Hot Springs
Hot springs bathe and private bath

Relax and take in the tranquillity of the Mornington Peninsula with this unforgettable spa day. As you sip on herbal tea and soak in your lavender milk or essential oils bath, be sure to take a moment to admire the lush bushland surrounds. Including all-day access to the Spa Dreaming Centre, spend the day floating between geothermal baths, saunas, Moroccan Hammams and cold plunge pools.

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VIC: Edible molecular cocktail masterclass with canapes
Edible and molecular cocktail masterclass with canapes

This unique cocktail experience will show you how to craft 5 specialty cocktails matched with their edible versions. Created and hosted by award-winning bartender Clinton Weir, use smoking guns, liquid nitrogen and flavour bubbles to concoct your delicious drinks and become your very own bartending wizard.

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Private Yarra River dinner cruise
90 minute private Yarra River dinner cruise

If you’re looking for the perfect fairytale evening for 2, this private dinner cruise along the Yarra River is beyond perfect. As you gently float along the water, take in Melbourne’s sparkling evening views and savour a delicious 3-course meal. Cheers your special someone with complimentary drinks and marvel at your best date night yet.

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5 course vegan meal Melbourne
5 course vegan meal with bottle of wine

Delight your tastebuds with a delicious 5-course vegan meal. The menu showcases some of the best local and seasonal produce and is complemented with a bottle of wine. Crispy eggplant sliders, cauliflower steak and coconut semifreddo are just some of the delicious dishes that may grace your table.

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Brew your own beer at Melbourne microbrewery
Become a master brewer and brew your own beer

Ever wanted to create your very own bespoke beer? Well this is your chance! Collect your ingredients, add your hops and yeast, and master your desired flavours. With an electric atmosphere, great music and even better beer, this is such a fun way to spend your next free weekend.

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Overnight winery escape with dinner and breakfast

Leave the hustle and bustle of Melbourne and escape to the heart of the Macedon Ranges wine country. Unwind with a luxurious overnight stay in a Superior Room and be treated to a 3-course dinner, followed by a full country breakfast in the morning. If you have been looking for a sign to book in an overnight getaway: here it is!

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Tiny Bear Gin Distillery tasting paddle and gin tasting
Gin distillery tour with tasting paddle and cheese

Partake in a fun-filled gin tasting session featuring a selection of samples made from local and exotic botanicals – all while nibbling on a mouth-watering cheese board. This is a must-do activity if you’re looking for something fun yet informative to add to the agenda. Kick back and indulge your tastebuds as you discover your next favourite drink.

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Browse our full range of things to do in Victoria here.

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