Spring in Melbourne is always an interesting time, especially when taking into account the already unpredictable weather. Melbourne bursts to life after a normally frosty and quiet winter to reassert its dominance over the other major Australian cities with effortless displays of flowers and greenery around every turn.
Art and festivals are splashed across every city laneway, and family fun in the form of the Royal Melbourne Show. Enjoying this wonderful celebration of new life and a new season is made easier by searching for affordable serviced apartments in Melbourne to stay in while you visit, as they are more versatile than hotel rooms and just as cosy as home. For more tips on experiencing Melbourne’s spring in style, read on.
Finding accommodation for the spring in Melbourne is easy, because of the surprising variety of places to stay. There are many events on in Melbourne in spring which bring families from all over the country to this one city to experience, the trick is booking early in the year to avoid the rush.
Many people try to book last minute to make it in time for the Spring Racing Carnival, and so leaving it too late will mean you’re left with very few options, and many of them are far further out toward the suburbs than many holidayers prefer to stay.
Aside from the time-sensitive events that cluster around the springtime, there are many things to see and do in Melbourne that are always available, and might be less busy in spring due to the crowds gravitating toward the time sensitive events. Things like the Great Ocean Road, the Eureka Skydeck, and the Melbourne Eye are always available to tourists, and in a beautiful, potentially less busy time of year like spring, there’s no reason not to pay a visit.
The spring Racing Carnival is one of the most well-known horse racing events in Australia, and certainly in Melbourne it always becomes the talk of the town in the weeks leading up to and following the event.
Tens of thousands of people go out and buy upmarket high-fashion clothing and gather at Flemington Racecourse to make bets, socialise, and drink a lot. It’s a wonderful day that is made all the more wonderful by the warm spring air and the fresh scent of blooming flowers everywhere.
Royal Melbourne Show
The Royal Melbourne Show has been a long-standing tradition in Melbourne for 169 years, and as far as agricultural shows go it’s very entertaining. There are rides, food carts, fair-style games with prizes to win, balloons, cotton candy, and popcorn.
As well as these more family-oriented attractions, there are prizes and cattle shows, livestock, petting zoos and more. Worth a trip for an exhausting day out with the little ones, and only around during spring in Melbourne.
Melbourne Festival is a collection of events spread across the city and operating over almost the entire month of October. It aims to “connect artforms, people, and ideas”, and is a great way to bathe in the culture of artistic merit and deeper thought constantly flowing through Melbourne during The Melbourne Festival.
Melbourne Music Week
Finally, there is Melbourne Music Week, which is similar to Melbourne Festival in that it takes place all across the city, but different in that it exclusively features Melbourne musicians doing what they do best. Tickets are sold separately for each event, so you’ll need to find the artists you want to listen to and snatch up a ticket before they sell out.
All of these things and more are what make springtime in Melbourne so magical, and you have the chance to be a part of that action. Don’t hesitate, book your flights and accommodation and head over to Melbourne now to avoid missing even a single day of this extravagant, artistic city’s spring.