Weekend Summer Series 2

Weekend Summer Series 2

Part two of the Melbourne Weekend Summer Series marks the end of the first week of the Australian Open Tennis, with Australia Day and Chinese New Year now another step closer. Join us for another compilation of things to-do – from tennis, to Melbourne’s best spot for foodies and more! Of course, we will be including a free activity for those who like to get out and about to knock out their 10,000 step target.

  1. Australian Open Tennis Australian Open Tennis
    Dates: January 16 – 29 2017
    Opening Hours: Day and evening matches
    Location: Rod Laver, Margaret Court and Hisense Arena
    Suitable For: Tennis fans, sports fanatics and groups.
    Cost: Depending on which court, tickets range from $60 – $138 per person.
    What’s Good About It: Being the Grand Slam of the Asia-Pacific, the Australian Open Tennis is an unmissable experience for both locals and travellers alike. Drawing in the world’s tennis elite, there is no other event of its kind in Australia where the sport truly comes to life.
  2. The Food Truck Park (Preston)Preston Food Truck Park
    Dates: January 20 -22 2017
    Opening Hours: Friday 5pm – 10pm, Saturday 12pm – 10pm and Sunday 12pm – 9pm
    Location: 518 High Street, Preston (an easy 9 minute walk away from Preston Station)
    Suitable For: Everyone
    Cost: $
    What’s Good About It: Venture a short distance away from the Melbourne CBD to discover this little beauty. The Food Truck Park covers a 3000 sqm site, with an outdoor area for those who want to soak up some summer sun, an indoor warehouse space, as well as a car park! Even better- there is also an ATM available at the warehouse for those who need to grab some cash. This weekend’s event is the Ice Cream Festival – there’s no better way to treat yourself than with one of the variety of sweet treats on offer!
  3. Cirque du Soleil – KoozaCirque du Soleil Kooza
    Dates: From January 20 – March 26 2017
    Opening Hours: This weekend there are two shows on both Saturday (4.30pm and 8pm admission) and Sunday (1.30pm and 5pm admission).
    Location: Flemington Racecourse
    Suitable For: Families and groups.
    Cost: Starting from $60 per person
    What’s Good About It: Boasting a cast of 50 international artists, Cirque du Soleil is a world-wide favourite that has been seen by over seven million people. Incorporating traditional circus acts and acrobatics, the show plays out the story of the Fool as he journeys towards self-discovery. The journey pays homage to the Carnivale and the Day of the Dead, with a live soundtrack of jazz, funk and Bollywood tunes.
  4. The Tan Track (Melbourne Botanical Gardens)tan track melbourne botanical gardens melbourne
    Dates: NA
    Opening Hours: The Tan/Melbourne Botanical Gardens is ideal to explore during daylight hours.
    Location: Birdwood Avenue, South Yarra
    Suitable For: Everyone
    Cost: Free
    What’s Good About It: No visit to Melbourne is complete without a walk, jog or run around Melbourne’s iconic Tan Track. The track is 3.8km long and takes you around King’s Domain and the Botanic Gardens – perfect for stopping and taking in the beauty of the flora and fauna. You will not feel like you are in such close proximity to the Melbourne CBD!

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