10 Things to do on a Girls Weekend in Melbourne

Plan your next girls weekend in Melbourne with our list of things to do. There are so many options to suit your budget, adventure level and the occasion.

Plan your next girls weekend in Melbourne with our list of things to do. There are so many options to suit your budget, adventure level and the occasion. Why wait? Book your Melbourne girls weekend today and start planning!


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It’s not a girl’s weekend in Melbourne without a little shopping. In the CBD, Bourke Street Mall is a popular shopping destination filled with big brands, step into the world of high-end fashion at Emporium Melbourne or save big at the DFO South Wharf.


Don’t forget to eat between all that shopping! Melbourne is full of restaurants boasting a delicious selection of cuisines and cooking styles. There are truly too many amazing places to list or pick favourites, check out trustworthy review sites to find the perfect restaurant for you (depending on your taste buds at the time of course).

Get Dessert

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After that mouth-watering meal, treat yourselves to some dessert (you are on holidays after all!). Try the famously good gelato at Gelato Messina, get your caffeine fix with a doughnut at Shortstop Coffee & Donuts or indulge in French desserts at Chez Dre.

Let's go dancing!

Girls just want to have fun right? Head to the Laundry Bar for hip-hop beats, the Toff in Town for an old-school disco vibe or Boney if you are into Melbourne DJs. There are heaps of great clubs to choose from, why not try a few and find the perfect place to dance the night away.

Queen Victoria Market

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You can’t go past some of the best market shopping in Australia while visiting Melbourne with the girls. There are rows upon rows of shopping, entertainment and food stalls. Specialty shopping is held in the upper market and open 8am to 3pm on Saturday and 9am to 4pm on Sunday.

Royal Botanic Gardens

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Sometimes you need a little nature to truly feel relaxed. Why not take the girls to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne? The views are stunning and it’s the perfect place to take a stroll and catch up before a big night out.

High tea

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A good high tea is therapeutic for the soul and gives you an undeniably luxurious feeling. A few local favourites include high tea at Cinema Nova, Hopetoun Tea Rooms, NGV Tea Room and the Waiting Room.

Festivals & Shows

Why not plan your girls weekend in Melbourne around one of the many festivals or shows hosted by the fabulous city? There is always something happening, all you need to do is book in advance to secure your tickets and plan the rest of your holiday mini-holiday around the event.

Astor Theatre

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Go back in time and feel like a movie star with this old-school cinema experience at the Astor Theatre in Melbourne. The décor creates a charming atmosphere, making the whole occasion so much more than the traditional movie going experience.

Art & Culture

Immerse yourself in the art and culture on offer while staying in the city. Melbourne is well known for its thriving art scene and boasts over 100 galleries including large public institutions, smaller commercial galleries and artist run initiatives. Art galleries and events run all year round throughout the city with assorted themes and styles to suit your liking.

We’ve given you a good head start with our list of 10 things to do on a girl’s weekend in Melbourne, there are hundreds more to choose from and no excuse to not start planning now. Call the girls and get ready, we can’t wait to see you here soon!

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