One of Australia’s most iconic events, the Melbourne Cup, is set to take place to take place at Flemington Race course on Tuesday November 5th 2019. If you’re one of the thousands of racegoers that will be flocking to Melbourne for a short visit, you’ll be pleased to know that the city is brimming with awesome things to do. From world-class restaurants and cafes to cultural walking tours and scenic helicopter flights, we’ve rounded up a list of must-do experiences to add on to your trip.
Escape the crowds and discover the beauty of the city by helicopter. Over 20 minutes, you will be amazed by views of Docklands, Eureka Tower, Rod Laver Arena, the MCG and more.
After marvelling over the fine art at the National Gallery of Victoria, take a seat in the Tea Room for an elegant high tea paired with a glass of bubbles.
Visit the living legends of racing at Woodlands Estate, home a number of famous retired race horses, before enjoying a wine tasting and woodfired pizza at Gisborne Peak Winery. Finish the day at a family-owned brewery where you’ll taste your way through their beer range.
Indulge in a five course Greek degustation that includes favourites such as calamari, lamb kefte and baklava, each paired with a beautiful native wine.
Follow a local gourmand around Melbourne and weave through famous laneways as you head to three impressive restaurants. Indulge in nine sample dishes matched with nine wines along the way.
Add some thrills and chills to your trip with an exhilarating indoor skydiving session. Enjoy four guided flights at 60 seconds each and experience the sensation of freefalling from 12,000ft.
Tick off another bucket list experience with a hot air balloon flight over Melbourne. Float high above the skyline and local attractions as the sun rises and city comes to life.
Step into an opulent high tea salon, reminiscent of old-world Europe, to share a lavish three course high tea. Enjoy a bottle of Prosecco and endless cups of tea as you soak in the luxurious surrounds.