Things you need to do right now in Melbourne

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Autumn has landed in Melbourne and the leaves may be falling, but the list of amazing things to do and see just keeps on growing. Here’s our go-to guide to the things you need to do right now in Melbourne!

Pull out your diary and start texting the girls, because this list is gunna keep you busy!



Things you need to do right now in Melbourne


Our go-to guide to the things you need to do right now in Melbourne!

ALADDIN in Melbourne - Her Majesty's Theatre


Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne
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Take a sprinkle of a Genie’s golden cave, electric fireworks, a mix of amazing costumes and sets, and the true magic which is alive at Aladdin the Musical and you’ve got an all-round entertaining, spectacular show which captures the Disney spirit for all to see and enjoy in the heart of our beautiful city!

Get your tickets now.


Legoland Discovery Centre
Chadstone – the Fashion Capital
Everything is awesome at this ultimate LEGO playground!

We headed to the new Legoland Discovery Centre at Chadstone, and fell immediately in love with this incredible playground! From rides, to a virtual tour of the LEGO factory, 4D cinema and play spaces to suit all ages (plus a cafe on site!), it’s the perfect treat for your little ones. We also loved the incredible Miniland, which perfectly captures Melbourne’s most iconic spaces in LEGO.

Don’t forget – you can book online to reserve your spot in advance!


Lego Land Discovery Centre Melbourne

Au79 - Melbourne Cafe


27-29 Nicholson St, Abbotsford
Do yourself a favour and get your butt over to our newest food haunt

This cafe/bakery/roastery has everything you could possibly want and it’s all within a gorgeous warehouse come urban rainforest space.

The breakfast options are something else with “Belgian Waffle Balls”, “Truffled Croquet Madame” and “Okonomiyaki” gracing the menu and best of all, a lot of the ingredients are created on site. It’s a new favourite of ours so be sure to check AU79 out asap.


Bronnie Ware | Bloom 
The Courageous Path of Regret-Free Living
Saturday May 6, 2017

Do you feel a yearning for joy, to be who you came here to be, to create a life free of regret? This three-hour enchanting evening of Bronnie Ware’s wisdom, writing, music and meditation encourages you to find the courage to break through upper limits and live the path of no regrets.

Bloom is the sequel memoir to Bronnie’s first book, Top Five Regrets of the Dying and I absolutely loved reading it (don’t let it’s title put you off, it’s a ripper). There is a longing within us all. It is a call from the heart. To truly honour that call takes courage, surrender, and breaking through upper limits. Get your tickets now.


Creators Market - Prahran Town Hall


The Creators Market
Prahran Town Hall (Functions on Chapel)
Saturday May 27, 2017

Get set to shop local and supporting some of Melbourne’s most talented emerging designers, artisans and culinary geniuses. With nearly 40 exhibitors, you’re certain to find something for that hard to buy for friend, or just a gift to treat yourself. And even better, it’s FREE entry and family friendly too.

The ever-popular Creators Market has helped handfuls of small businesses get their products in front of thousands and will include some regular favourites and several first-time exhibitors too offering everything from home wares, children’s toys, artwork, jewellery, food items and so much more. For more information on The Creators Market, and upcoming dates visit their website here.


Spanish and Latin Festival
Queen Street Plaza, Queen Victoria Market​
Saturday 6 May – Sunday 7 May, 2017

Discover and celebrate Latin culture at the Spanish and Latin Festival, under the Queen Vic Market’s historic sheds this weekend with an atmosphere full of entertainment with live Latin music and flamenco shows.

Market-goers will also have the opportunity to take part in a free Latin dance classes and indulge in popular dishes from countries right across Latin American, including Colombia, Argentina and Chile. Food vendors will be serving signature Spanish classics like paella and churros. Entry is FREE so head along and enjoy a day at the markets.


Shopping in Melbourne - Dandenong Market


Visit Dandenong Market
Melbourne’s best kept secret?
Corner of Clow and Cleeland Street, Dandenong

Home to over 200 traders, it’s my new go-to markets for sourcing seasonal produce and bargain buys. You too will be charmed by the hidden gems and the vast array of unique and affordable ingredients available for purchase.

Plus we are giving away a $200 market voucher – ENTER NOW.


Girls and Boys Dessert Bar
Bringing Vegan dessert to the Fitzroy yard
382 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

Just because Melbourne is heading into winter doesn’t mean it’s time to say goodbye to ice cream! If you’re a bit nostalgic for Mr Whippy like us, then Girls and Boys has got you covered (especially if you’re vegan) with their recently opened dessert bar on Fitzroy’s Brunswick Street.

Read more about their gelato and soft serves and when to get them here.


Holey Moley - Golf and Cocktail Bar Melbourne


Holey Money Golf Club
It’s a cocktail bar, mini-golf course and all-out hub rolled into one brilliant venue
590 Little Bourke St, Melbourne

Ever wanted to drink cocktails, listen to epic beats and play a round of mini-golf all at the same time? Then Holey Moley is for you!

Having burst onto the scene late last month as Melbourne’s only mini-golf and cocktail bar, Holey Moley is set to be the next big hot spot for bucks nights, birthdays, hens nights and random competitions between besties who want bragging rights. Read about our launch night celebrations here.


Sum of Us
Health and Wellness Studio
602 High Street, Prahran

We checked out Prahran’s newest health and wellness studio and let us tell you, it’s sumthingelse! Nestled on High St, Sum of Us is situated in a Victorian-style homestead that has been converted into a light and airy haven with a café frontage and treatment rooms/studios stretching back.

The space offers everything a modern Melbourne girl could want – physiotherapy, podiatry, myotherapy, pilates, yoga, meditation, dietetics and a delicious and health café – all of which can be enjoyed within its tranquil surrounds. Read more of our blog post here.




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Emily Collie is Founder and Editor of well-known Australian travel blog, Melbourne Girl. Emily has written travel articles for Expedia, eHarmony, Amex Shop Small Blogger Series and, and has been featured on many Australian websites including Mimco Mimzine and Bonds Australia Blog, and was invited on behalf of the VRC and Myer, to judge the Myer Fashions on the Field competition on Emirates Melbourne Cup Day.

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