Things To Do in Melbourne This Winter

Things To Do in Melbourne This Winter

Even in the depths of winter, the sun shines in Melbourne. The season’s cooler temperatures and smaller crowds make sightseeing a breeze. Whether you want to attend a winter festival, hit the slopes, or cozy up in an atmospheric cafe, here’s how to experience Melbourne this winter.

Check out the local markets

Shop for souvenirs or tuck into seasonal delicacies at the Queen Victoria Winter Night Market from June to August.

Take to the ice

Put your skating skills to the test at the open-air ice rink in Federation Square or tackle the Melbourne Ice Slide at the Eureka Skydeck.

Have a beach day

Stroll along the crowd-free sands of St. Kilda Beach, then sip a hot chocolate at a beachfront cafe.

Get to know the sports scene

Watch an Australian Football League (AFL) game at one of the city’s top stadiums or snag tickets for the grand final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in September.

Go ski

Get your powder fix skiing or snowboarding at the Mount Buller ski resort or take a snow day at Lake Mountain Alpine Resort.