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Quirky Bars and Free Places to Visit in Melbourne

Immerse yourself in what the magnificent city of Melbourne has to offer!

Southbank precinct is the hotbed of Melbourne art and culture home to the Victorian Arts Centre, Malthouse Theatre, Recital Centre, and National Gallery of Victoria. Melbourne's meeting place Federation Square combines art with architecture - with the Ian Potter Gallery and ACMI offering free exhibits year-round.

If you’re keen to explore, Melbourne is home to over 100 art galleries and public art spaces ranging from large public institutions to small artist cooperatives. To cap off a great day, be sure to catch the big names of the stage in a blockbuster theatre production at one of Melbourne's beautiful historic theatres.

Why not go on a self-guided walking tour around the city?


Midsumma Festival

The Midsumma Festival showcases the city's LGBTQ+ community through a range of cultural events, performances, and exhibitions across St Kilda from the 21st of January to the 11th of February.

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Melbourne Fashion Week

Melbourne Fashion Week sets the trends in motion, presenting cutting-edge designs and runway shows from the 4th-9th of March at the Royal Exhibition Building.

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Moomba Festival

The Moomba Festival, brings together locals and visitors to celebrate Melbourne's diverse culture along the Yarra River from the 7th-11th March.

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Flower & Garden Show

The Flower & Garden Show is a vibrant display of horticultural artistry held in the Royal Exhibition Building & Carlton Gardens from the 20th-24th of March.

Only a 10-minute walk from the Hotel Grand Chancellor Melbourne.

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Melbourne Grand Prix

The Melbourne Grand Prix,  held at Albert Park Circuit from the 21st to the 24th of March, combines speed and precision in a thrilling showcase of automotive prowess.

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival fills the city with laughter, featuring a plethora of comedic talents from around the world and hosting side-splitting performances across various venues from the 27th of March to the 21st of April.

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