Ultimate Melbourne Summer Bucket List

Ultimate Melbourne Summer Bucket List

It’s time to share our ultimate Melbourne Summer Bucket List!

We’ve rounded up the best markets, suburbs, beaches and events this summer, so you can rest assured that you’ll have the time of your life in Melbourne during our hottest months.


Top 10 Beaches in Melbourne


What to do this Summer in Melbourne


Tick off your Top 10 Beaches

Grab your baes; your kini; your towel; and your surfboard; and get set for our Local’s Guide to the 46 best Beaches in Victoria! That’s a LOT of fun on the sand to experience.

Tick off every one of these beaches!!!


Local’s Guide to the 46 best Beaches in Victoria, Australia


Experience at Sunset Safari at Werribee Zoo

The Sunset Safari at Werribee Open Range Zoo is a truly unforgettable evening which also aids in the fight against wildlife extinction and supports vital international conservation partners, including the Rhino Fund Uganda.

If you are looking for your next bucket list experience in Melbourne, then the Sunset Safari is for you! The experience was unforgettable, I promise you it will be the ultimate night out with a completely authentic wildlife and cultural experience.

Werribee Open Range Zoo
K Rd, Werribee South


Sunset Safari at Werribee Zoo Melbourne

Arbory Afloat on the Yarra River Melbourne



Float a while… on the Yarra River

Arbory Afloat has re-berthed for Summer on the Yarra River. This year the pop-up floating bar is bigger, brighter and better than ever before. I love it for it’s spectacular views, European umbrella vibes, epic gin selection, and the tastiest summer seafood bites.

Hot tip – it will be THE PLACE to experience new years eve, but be sure to snap up your tickets asap.

Find it along Flinders Walk, Melbourne


Spend a day in St Kilda

This beachside suburb is a must-visit for tourists and locals, because there’s a memorable moment waiting to be had everyday!

There’s so much to see, experience, eat, and discover, it’s a suburb that rarely sleeps, so the vibes and culture are just as vibrant in the morning, afternoon, and after dark.


Top 9 things to do in St Kilda


Luna Park Melbourne

Melbourne Night Noodle Markets


Check out Melbourne’s best Markets

Every market in Melbourne offers a truely authentic local experience and captures the history of the site and it’s people in their respective unique environment. Inside, outside, morning, afternoon and even at night, take your pick!

The markets are the perfect way to embrace Melbourne’s culture and creativity, celebrating everything local traders have on offer. Check out our Best Markets in Melbourne blog post for the full run down.


The best Markets in Melbourne to eat, shop and explore



Take the kids to Legoland Discovery Centre

Legoland Melbourne is home to 13 super-fun family attractions, including Miniland – a miniature LEGO® replica of Melbourne’s most loved buildings and landmarks built from over 1.5 million bricks!

It’s so cool and the perfect way to enjoy some quality fun with your little tackers!

Level 2/1341 Dandenong Road
Chadstone Shopping Centre


Walk your way through Melbourne’s Hidden Secrets

Do you want to discover the hidden secrets of Melbourne’s laneways? Follow the map on a self-guided tour of the CBD to discover the city’s unique fashion stores, cafes, art works, restaurants, bars and history that is hiding amongst the pebbled paths of our lanes.

It’s such a beautiful city, why wouldn’t you!


The Best Things to do in Melbourne this Summer


Head along to a gig at The Espy

Drum roll please… Melbourne’s iconic home of live music has just completed (it’s epic) stage one of renovations is is back open to the public in time for Summer.

The 140-year-old building boasts the longest unbroken run of any live music venue anywhere in the country and is scheduled to play host to an incredible line-up of local and international talent including Dan Sulton, Kingswood and Tumbleweed.

Check out their Gig Guide here to secure your tix!

Esplanade Hotel
11 The Esplanade, St Kilda


Enjoy some Festive Fun

Eastland is the place to be this festive season for endless family fun and the best Christmas shopping! Since Santas arrival, the centre has been in full-on celebration mode, with gorgeous decorations jazzing up every corner, and the pop up of little North Pole (aka the Santa Set). Other festive highlights include Santa’s Workshop and The Christmas Carnival.

Be sure to check out my Eastland Christmas post, which rounds up all the amazing activations happening throughout November and December! It is HUGE (and shares how to get your hands on #free bubbles 🥂 – woooop!)

175 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood



Stay tuned to this post as we add a couple of additions in coming weeks!

In the meantime, shout out in the comments below any happenings you think we need to get to?


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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 Racing.com, 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.

1 Comment

  • December 26, 2019

    Walk The Plank

    Hey, thanks so much for the recommendations! I’m tempted and super excited to visit some of the places that you’ve listed here. I’ve already been in some of them though and can definitely vouch that they are worth visiting. Werribee Zoo is fantastic, one of the best experiences of my life! Everything felt like a movie or a nature documentary on TV. My actual plan was to spend New Year’s Eve, but I failed miserably to get tickets for us. I can’t express how disappointed I am since I’ve never done it before. Well, maybe next year!

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