June 01, 2018

The weather may be getting colder, but now is not the time to seek refuge in the confines of your own four walls! There’s always a seemingly endless amount of things to do in Melbourne, and if anything, the cold weather seems to inspire locals to keep busy and stay warm.

This month, Melbourne comes alive with festivals, art shows, markets and more, and we certainly don’t want you missing out. Here’s our take on what not to miss in Melbourne this June.

Indulge at The Winter Night Market

Rugging up is always worth it when attending the Queen Victoria Night Market. Running every Wednesday night from June until August, the Winter Night Market is the perfect reason to embrace the cold and treat yourself to some delectable street food!

Kicking off at 5 pm each week, the Queen Victoria Market is set to transform into a colourful refuge—packed with exciting performers, quirky stores and roaring fires. Plus, with over thirty street food stalls, it’s a treat for all the senses.

Family Fun at The Reclink Community Cup

A staple in the calendar for many locals is the Reclink Community Cup, an annual football match between local musicians and radio presenters, which sees over 10,000 Melbournians rugging up and heading to Victoria Park for a day of entertaining chaos.

It may be hard to predict the results of the match on Sunday, June 24th, but with some hilariously mediocre skills on the field, live music in the breaks, and all the proceeds going to a great cause, it’s family fun for all. Be sure to pre-purchase your tickets to avoid missing out!

Explore The Museum of Modern Art at NGV

If you’d prefer to stay inside this winter, a visit to the National Gallery of Victoria is a must do. This season is a particularly exciting time for the NGV, as they’ve just opened an exclusive exhibition featuring modern and contemporary art from New York’s iconic Museum of Modern Art.

A visit to NVG is a great way to fill your trip to Melbourne with a bit of extra culture. In true New York style, once it hits 6 pm every Friday, you’ll be able to catch some live jazz and enjoy a drink while you’re at it.

Winter Comforts on the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

Try something different this winter and reach new heights in style. Hop on the Melbourne Star observation wheel throughout June and July, and you’ll be able to experience Melbourne’s glorious skyline with a few extra winter comforts.

Mulled wine, cheese platters, and comfy bean bags? Oh, what a treat! Be sure to flash your Sebel room key for a generous discount, of course.

Support Your AFL Heroes at Etihad Stadium

You wouldn’t be experiencing a real Melbourne winter without catching the city’s culture in its purest form—at a game of Aussie Rules Football. With the retractable roof at Etihad Stadium coupled with a hot jam donut, you’ll surely be kept warm during the game. We’re certainly excited for some huge clashes coming up, such as Western Bulldogs vs North Melbourne and Richmond vs Sydney—it’s unmissable family fun!

Plus, with The Sebel Melbourne Docklands just around the corner, why not make a weekend out of it? Watching the game in the best seats of the stadium is always best when you can head back to the finest room in Docklands.

With the latest offers available, your family can enjoy a memorable Melbourne getaway along with $25 off each night you stay with us when you head to Melbourne this winter, simply by booking from AccorHotels.com!

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