All posts tagged: long weekend

Wine & Wildlife 2018

Thinking about going away for Queen’s Birthday long weekend? Look no further because Healesville Sanctuary is teaming up with Yarra Valley icons to bring you a gourmet experience with a wild difference! Healesville Sanctuary is just one hour’s drive from Melbourne’s CBD through Victoria’s beautiful wine country. Over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend (9-11 June), Wine & Wildlife will bring you the best in food and wine against the backdrop of the Sanctuary’s stunning bushland setting. From 11am to 4pm each day, six event spaces will showcase a line-up of Yarra Valley wineries, craft beers and ciders with a good helping of delicious locally-sourced warming winter dishes available too. Warm up by roaring open fires and delight your senses with live acoustic music while keepers roam the grounds with some of our furry, feathered and scaly friends for serendipitous wildlife encounters. Plus, visit the Four Pillars Gin pop-up bar – you won’t want to leave with all the G&Ts, mulled wine, cheese and charcuterie on offer. All Wine & Wildlife proceeds directly support Zoos Victoria’s …

Moomba Festival

Melbourne’s longest-running and largest community festival happens annually on the Labour Day long weekend. It’s all about ‘daggy’ family fun in the nicest possible way. Check out the Birdman Rally – people do really throw themselves off a bridge into the Yarra River using various homemade flying contraptions. There’s also music, water-skiing on the Yarra, skate park workshops, fireworks , a carnival in the Alexandra Gardens and the traditional Monday street parade with a ‘Moomba King and Queen’. It’s all free too, which is nice on the wallet. When: 11 March –  14 March Visit the website here.