Things to do

A guide to Melbourne events, attractions, outdoor adventures and more

20 things to do this summer
Things to do

20 things to do this summer

From live music at the zoo to late night art and sound installations across the city, here's how to have the time of your life this summer

Summer night markets in Melbourne
Shopping

Summer night markets in Melbourne

Enjoy warm summer evenings at Melbourne's night markets

The best outdoor cinemas in Melbourne
Film

The best outdoor cinemas in Melbourne

Watch blockbusters and cult favourites under the stars

Summer's best Sunday sessions
Bars

Summer's best Sunday sessions

Melbourne's bars are bringing the good times with these summer sessions

The best of Melbourne

50 things to do in Melbourne before you die
Things to do

50 things to do in Melbourne before you die

The definitive Melbourne bucket list: knock off these 50 activities and you'll really, properly know our great city

Cheap things to do in Melbourne
Things to do

Cheap things to do in Melbourne

If you know where to look, you can get by in this city for a lot less than you'd think

The best markets in Melbourne
Shopping

The best markets in Melbourne

From organic produce to arts and crafts, there's a Melbourne market happening near you this week

The best escape rooms in Melbourne
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The best escape rooms in Melbourne

The door is locked. The room is dark. The clock is ticking. Can you get out in time?

Where to go ice skating in Melbourne
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Where to go ice skating in Melbourne

Whether you're an edge-clinger or a total pro, ice skating is a cool way to spend a day

Our guide to Melbourne's best toilets (seriously)

Melbourne events calendar

Dating in Melbourne

The best date-night restaurants in Melbourne
Restaurants

The best date-night restaurants in Melbourne

Our favourite places for frocking up and impressing the pants off someone

The best bars for first dates in Melbourne
Bars

The best bars for first dates in Melbourne

Sit close, sip a cocktail and get to know one another at these cosy Melbourne drinking spots

The most adventurous dates in Melbourne
Sex and dating

The most adventurous dates in Melbourne

From cycling tours to rooftop glamping, here are our suggestions for dates with a difference in Melbourne

The 13 best make-out spots in Melbourne
Sex and dating

The 13 best make-out spots in Melbourne

This city's full of nooks and crannies, so lock lips and make the most of them

The best bars with board games in Melbourne
Bars

The best bars with board games in Melbourne

Long, tipsy games of Connect 4, Scrabble and Balderdash: now that's a foolproof date idea

The best places for Tinder dates
Restaurants

The best places for Tinder dates

Swipe right, eat right with our guide to setting up the perfect Tinder date in Melbourne

Or try a romantic weekend getaway

Outdoor activities in Melbourne

The best beaches in Melbourne
Attractions

The best beaches in Melbourne

Don't scoff: Melbourne has some beautiful beaches and splendid spots to cool down on a hot day

The best sunset and sunrise spots in Melbourne
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The best sunset and sunrise spots in Melbourne

Check out our ten best spots to enjoy the view of the rising and setting sun around the city

Five great Melbourne walks
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Five great Melbourne walks

Lace up your sneakers: our favourite places to promenade are all a stone's throw from the city

The best places to swim in Melbourne
Sport and fitness

The best places to swim in Melbourne

Don't restrict yourself to the pool: dip into Melbourne's most beautiful rivers, lakes and beaches

Where to get your nature fix in the city
Attractions

Where to get your nature fix in the city

Get close to Mother Nature without leaving the inner-city at these five urban oases

See Melbourne's best picnic spots

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Win tickets to an exclusive Time Out preview screening of Manchester by the Sea
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Win tickets to an exclusive Time Out preview screening of Manchester by the Sea

  Nominated for FIVE Golden Globe Awards:• Best Picture (Drama)• Best Director – Kenneth Lonergan• Best Actor – Casey Affleck• Best Supporting Actress – Michelle Williams • Best Screenplay – Kenneth Lonergan Time Out has 50 double passes to see Manchester by the Sea at Palace Kino, Melbourne. Manchester by the Sea tells the story of the working class Chandler family from Massachusetts. After his older brother Joe (Kyle Chandler) suddenly passes away, Lee (Casey Affleck) is made the legal guardian of his nephew (Lucas Hedges). Lee is forced to deal with a tragic past that separated him from his wife Randi (Michelle Williams) and the community where he was born and raised. Manchester by the Sea is the new film written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan (You Can Count on Me, Margaret). "Casey Affleck joins the ranks of giants in a tremendously moving portrait of grief" - Time Out New York Manchester by the Sea will be released in Australian cinemas on February 2. To enter, simply enter your details below before 10am on Friday, January 20. Name: Email: Gender: Female Male Other Year of Birth: Postcode: Do you have a lot of opinions? We're keen to know what our readers think, so we've created an insider's club to find out. Join, and we'll email you surveys and questions from time to time. It's a great chance to have your thoughts heard, and we'll reward you with treats too. Tick this box if you'd like to join our insider's club. Enter now!   Terms and condition

Open Sessions at the Australian Open

Open Sessions at the Australian Open

The Australian Open is underway and whether or not you're a tennis fan, you'll want to head down to Melbourne Park and check out all the action on offer. In addition to tennis stars battling it out on court for grand slam glory, the Open Sessions will see top-notch Australian and international musicians ripping it up on the Australian Open Live Stage.  The series of gigs is on throughout the tournament: expect the likes of The Living End (Jan 19), Jimmy Eat World (Jan 20), Peking Duk (Sat 21), DMA's (Jan 22) and so many more. You can also catch all the tennis action on the big screens, so don’t worry; you won’t miss a serve. Sounds pretty ace if you ask us. The gigs are free if you've already bought a ticket to that day's tennis. Ground passes start at $25 for adults, and $5 for kids, and get you access to all that's on offer at the Australian Open.

Crown Live on the Riverwalk
Bars

Crown Live on the Riverwalk

The Riverwalk on Southbank will become a bustling street fair for ten days this summer, with food stalls, pop-up bars and big screen where you can watch all the tennis action. The esplanade along the Yarra will transform into your ultimate summer party playground. Stock up on snacks from the likes of The Merrywell (think mini Wagyu beef burgers and Yankee dogs), Gradi (big slices of pizza), Gochi (they'll be doing fresh sushi and sashimi) and Movenpick (ice cream, of course). Best part is, entry to Crown Live is completely free.  You can also grab a refreshing drink from pop-up bars from Chandon and Kirin. Pimm’s Summer Garden will also have fruity cocktail jugs and outdoor games.  So round up some mates and head to Crown Live for a perfect afternoon by the river.

Chinese New Year at The Valley
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Chinese New Year at The Valley

The Valley will be celebrating Chinese New Year with a night of colourful Chinese entertainment and racing. There will be 12 different food trucks on site, all peddling Asian delights from satay skewers to dumplings and baos to duck pancakes. There will also be plenty of traditional Chinese entertainment including dragon dancers, fire breathers, fireworks and giveaways. Hong Kong pop sensation Det Dik will be bringing his high-energy hits to life on stage, while Mandarin race caller Jamie Pi will be calling the feature race on the night. Best of all entry to the night is free, so get your family and friends together and head to the Valley for a night of racing fun.