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- ACMI is known as the Australian Center for the Moving Image. In the age of the screen, it promotes a wide range of screen images that appeal to young and old. It also has several screening rooms that show classic films. ACMI is in Flinders Street, adjacent to Fed Square.Written 7 October 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We loved Margret Court! We'll be getting more of these tickets next year!
Make sure you are hydrated and dress comfortably!!!Written 7 April 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Fabulous Day out taking in all the colours and tradition. Just one small criticism in the the queues for drinks and food were far too long in the Hills Stand in the middle of the afternoon. For an event of this magnitude (and price) this was unacceptable.Written 11 November 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- New Years Eve in Maribyrnong is always full of excitement. Melbourne comes alive when the clock strikes midnight. Footscray is a culturally diverse community. There's lots of fun on New Year's Eve for everyone.Written 23 November 2023
- Moomba happens every year around early March.
It begins on a Friday afternoon and progresses over the weekend and ends on the Monday which is usually a public holiday.
Every night at 9.30pm - 9.45pm there are fireworks than can be viewed along the Yarra River, near Birrarung Marr and the Melbourne Tennis Centre.
From Alexander Gardens end to Birrarung Marr you can find a range of rides, stages with music and food vendors. There are street performers and other stalls to capture your attention. You need to buy tickets for the rides and they are not the cheapest, especially if you are a family. The Friday night has a special ticket pass, which is better value.
There are other free events over the 4 days such as the Birdman Rally, a novel way to design a contraption that will possibly fly far over the Yarra River from a launching platform, that the public can enter and water skiing event and tricks.
The most popular part of Moomba is the Moomba Parade. It runs for about an hour on the Monday morning from 10.45am. It showcases the cultural diversity of Melbourne through music, dance and the Arts. There are dancers, acrobats, musicians, floats and of course the king and queen of Moomba which can be a celebrity or someone else chosen. This year we had 2 comedians / TV presenters / actors.
This is a great family event and they line the streets with blankets and snacks for the best view from as early as 9.30am. It usually starts at Birdwood Avenue, Kings Domain and then concludes along Linlithgow Avenue.
Parking is a hassle for the event as many of the parade members park in the main areas [understandably] and some are closed off. Your best bet would be to get public transport, walk or taxi it there.
Don't miss it!
*Photos taken by myselfWritten 6 April 2020
- It's time to get out and laugh. Comedy acts from Australia and around the planet will perform in venues all around the city of Melbourne. It's said to be one of the world's top comedy festivals. The Melbourne International Comedy Festival will run from 28 March to 23 April 2023.Written 25 December 2022
- Two sides to every story; it's very expensive if you want to be sure of a seat. a package bought early is the only guarantee of a seat and you won't know then if your team will be playing.
If you follow Jet78948 advice, you will not be sure of success in the allocation and that only happens if your team is in the final.
For football tragics, this is the day of the year and you just pay what it takes and make the most of the day.
This will include the breakfast at the Crown (which is barely adequate) and perhaps the after-game parties.
Even though you may have heard Up There Cazaly countless times, it still sounds special.
It was hard to hear the entertainment this year, could barely hear John Williamson and Paul Kelly was the only one with impact.
And even though the game was one-sided, there is still a thrill being part of 100,000 spectators watching 2 gladiatorial teams.
You can pick the day apart for any reason but it is still the one day of the year, not to be missed by tragics.Written 10 October 2019
- The Boxing Day Test Match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground is the highlight of the cricketing calendar. Everyone looks forward to a day full of action. No matter if you're in the exclusive members area or in the outer, everyone sees the same game. The MCG is Australia's most impressive sporting arena, with a capacity of over 90,000 spectators.Written 19 September 2021
- Having never been to Chinese New year before I did not know what to expect. There was dragons, dancing, eating and plenty of people. Food trucks lined Southbank and Crown casino had an amazing display in the foyer. Chinese lanterns line the walkway which was lovely to see. We had dumplings at a food truck which were nice enough. It was so wonderful to see happy, smiling people having a good time. There was also celebrations at Docklands with a few food trucks.Written 29 January 2017
- Worth a visit but DO NOT DO HIGH TEA. The high tea was $80 PER PERSON, they tried to get me to pay $80 for my 1 year old. GLAD I DIDN’T. It was the downfall of the trip, we were so looking forward to the high tea at the flower show and we’re left very disappointed.
Flowers were amazing and blooming. Not enough seats to sit down and relax, barely any rubbish bins, you walked miles before you found a place to sit down. Good areas were way too busy and tripled in price, people were sitting on the ground because of the horrible seating. Not good for older people.Written 8 April 2023
- Longest lunch at Montalto was superb! Welcomed with nice wine & canapés. Great to see Chisholm hospitality students getting valuable advice. Would go again.
Next night’s regional dinner at Paringa was disappointing. The wine was excellent, the food was excellent: so why am I a bit disgruntled? Because it was 50 minutes from our ticket time of arrival before we had any food or wine! Paringa if you don’t have sparkling wine for arrival - serve Stoniers wine, and at least get the bread on the table. Melbourne Food & wine organisers take note to tell restaurants that the punters expect a glass of wine as soon as they get to a winery.Written 15 April 2019
- The Melbourne Comedy Festival will take over the city of Melbourne from 28 March to 23 April 2023. It's one of the globe's top comedy festivals. Comedians from Australia and around the planet will perform in venues around the city.Written 25 December 2022
- We have seen the white night a few times of the years but now it all seems like every one wants a piece of the action as it was more like a carnival atmosphere. There were a few displays on the buildings like the Treasury building which was fantastic, but other attractions were too far away and this lost the excitement of the night, other buildings like the town hall and the old museum didnt even get a mention this year. Also the things they had at Birrarung Marr spoiled it for me, as it took away from the art aspect of the event turning it into another royal show or moomba.Written 25 August 2019
- The Melbourne Festival evolved from the Melbourne International Arts Festival. Its first outing will be in 2021, no-ne knows what to expect yet. The expected date has yet to be publcised. The corona virus pandemic has played havoc with the public arts. The festival will not be held in 2020, but if we are lucky the Melbourne Festival will get its first outing in 2021.Written 19 August 2020
- fantastic event that raises money for the good friday appeal. the course takes you over the bolte bridge which is closed for event. great causeWritten 18 May 2017
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