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Melbourne Winter Escapes

Stuck on what to do in Melbourne throughout Winter? Discover all the best activities happening in the heart of Melbourne this season.

We’ve found the very best events taking place near Batman’s Hill on Collins this winter so that you can enjoy a packed holiday lineup without the hassle of journeying outside of Melbourne. From exhibitions to entertainment & night markets, we have found the best events Melbourne has to offer over this winter season, all just a walk or tram ride away from your Melbourne CBD Accommodation



Melbourne Lightscape is making its Australian debut at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne from this June, lasting throughout the winter season. 

Featuring luminous walkways and vistas, vibrant bursts of colour that run up trees and massive installations such as the Winter Cathedral, featuring more than 100,000 tiny lights. Lightscape takes you on a 1.8km journey of light and sound through Melbourne’s Botanic Gardens.


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Winter Night Markets 

The Winter Night Market is back at Queen Victoria Market every Wednesday evening from June 1st to August 31st. 

Wrap yourself in your warmest winter clothes and head to the Market for Melbourne’s best street food, brewers and entertainment for the perfect midweek winter experience.

With free entry, and only a short walk from your Melbourne hotel. This is a winter wonderland you don’t want to miss!

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The Picasso Century

The world premiere of Melbourne’s Winter Masterpieces exhibition, The Picasso Century. This exhibition explores the extraordinary career of Pablo Picasso as well as the many artists & poets he interacted with throughout the 20th century.

Featuring over 70 works by Picasso and over 100 works by his contemporaries. Check out the fantastic works of Picasso at the National Gallery of Victoria, located directly across the river from Batman’s Hill on Collins.

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Flash Forward

Flash Forward has created a connected network of laneways across Melbourne CBD, all with their own stories, visuals & different designs.

Showcasing Melbourne’s creative culture and unlocking the potential of some of the city’s lesser-known laneways, more than 80 artworks have been commissioned to create over 40 art installations.

Take a stroll through the CBD, grab a coffee and enjoy the beautiful sites Flash Forward has given us this winter season.

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This is not a dress rehearsal! Get your snacks, put on your finest outfits and get ready for Melbourne’s Musical spectaculars coming this winter season!

As Melbourne buzzes through the cooler seasons, head indoors for the biggest and best season for theatre and musicals. From Moulin Rouge to Hamilton along with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, discover the best Melbourne has to offer during this winter season.

Why worry about the commute to and from the CBD when you can book a Melbourne Staycation and have a night of music, lights and champagne!


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Ready to explore Melbourne? Book your room at Batman's Hill on Collins to begin your winter holiday.