Melbourne Uncovered! TT's Weekend Top 5

  • Posted by TripTide HQ
  • August 31, 2012 8:04 PM AEST

Trip Tide uncovers Melbourne's top 5 hottest must do's this weekend!


1.  This weekend kicks off the start of Market Week over at the infamous Queen Victoria Market, with a host of historical tours running daily from the 1st to 9th September.
Immerse yourself in market history and let your imagination travel back in time as you roam the isles and feel the legends of markets past!

To find the QVM simply hop off the Melbourne City Tourist Shuttle at stop No.5
Weekend trading hours are as follows:  Saturday 6am-3pm | Sunday 9am-4pm

2.  Pause for thought.  The hugely celebrated Melbourne Writers Festival is coming to an end this Sunday 2nd Don’t miss out on these remaining 3 days and ensure you get your daily dose of literary culture.
We’d love to see: Friday Night Live – 31st at 9:00pm BMW Edge, Fed Square for some true comic relief! Or Jenny Sinclair’s Walk: When we think about Melbourne 2nd at 10am for some reflective thinking time and afternoon tea!


3.  Magic of the Mind.  For a truly obscure and unexpected way to spend your weekend evenings, check out Charles Gauci’s Magic of the Mind at the Butterfly Club on Bank St.
With a stack of globally astonished audiences under his belt, Gauci amazes with the mind using intuition, telepathy and various other mind boggling secrets that a magician never reveals!
Friday’s and Saturdays at 9pm Sundays at 8pm

4.  The first Sunday of every month sees Family Day at Collingwood Children’s Farm nestled neatly on a bend of the Yarra River.
Who can resist a tractor ride (at any age), BBQ and monthly themed activities alongside the usual parade of farm animals, plus a few fancy peacocks to add colour to the proceedings!  With seven hectares of land to cover, be prepared for a full fun family day at the farm.
Open every day from 9am -5pm and located on St Heliers Street.

5.  For some Saturday night silliness head down to Chaplin’s Karaoke Bar on Little Bourke St.
No fear of personal tuning issues here as you and your friends have the chance to belt out a few power ballads in your own private room, in 4 languages!
With their personal menu of Korean drinks on offer and a skill for mood lighting it’s sure to be a night to remember.  Open till late every day.