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Tornado waterslide at Adventure Park Geelong
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Things to do in Melbourne in December

All the best things to do in Melbourne in December in one place – it's your social emergency saviour for fun things to do this month

By Rebecca Russo, Cassidy Knowlton and Nicola Dowse

Wondering what to do in Melbourne in December? We can help. Check out our guide to all the fun things to do in Melbourne, including mega NGV art exhibitions, summer festivals, rooftop cinemas and more. 

Too hot to trot? Here are the best ways to beat the heat in Melbourne. Plus for those celebrating Christmas, here's where to see Christmas lights across the city and where to buy a real Christmas tree.

Best things to do in Melbourne in December

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1. GoBoat

Things to do Southbank

Head out on the Yarra for a cruise on one of these electric boats.

People on high ropes course at Live Wire Melbourne
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5. Live Wire Park

Attractions Theme parks Lorne

Make like Tarzan and take on this high ropes adventure course just outside of Lorne.

Or hit the road and explore the state

Great Alpine Road
Photograph: Visit Victoria

The best scenic drives in Victoria


Victoria is home to snowy mountains, centuries-old forests and pristine coastline – all of which are connected by a network of roads and highways just waiting for you to drive. Hey, your rego partly pays for these tarmac trails so you might as well enjoy them. Here’s our top pick of the best scenic drives in Victoria.


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