Melbourne is full of wonders during daytime. And the night is no different. If you are a night owl wondering if there’s anything to do in the city—other than the occasional dinner at a local restaurant—at night, here are some ideas:
Take the Yarra River Night Cruise
Enjoy a three-hour night cruise along the Yarra River and treat yourself to the spectacle that is Melbourne at night. You can enjoy stunning sights aboard the aptly named Spirit of Melbourne. The cruise is available during daytime as well, but the night cruise experience is on a whole new level. The cruise also includes a mouth-watering four-course meal. You can look at the city’s best known sights from the river while enjoying delicacies like scallop cocktails and Moroccan salmon fillet.
Head Over to the Marriott for a Dinner and a Magic Show
Enjoy the best this dazzling city has to offer by heading over to the local 5-star branch of the Marriott for an unforgettable experience. The hotel offers an exclusive live Melbourne magician show followed by a delectable dinner. You can treat yourself or impress a date with an elegant outing. The magic show promises to be one-of-a-kind experience filled with impossible tricks. So don’t expect any kiddie birthday party tricks. Prepare to be amazed in more ways than one with this experience only Melbourne can offer.
Have a Laugh at the Comic’s Lounge
Let go of the week’s worries with hearty laughs at the Comic’s Lounge in the northern part of the city. There are weekly night shows featuring the some of the best comedians Australia has to offer. You can refer to the lounge’s website for a booking. A show may last up to 2 hours. The Lounge features comics from all over Australia, so there are a variety of comedy types for different tastes to enjoy.
Go to a Theme Park
The best time to enjoy the Luna the park is at night, when all the merry-go-rounds are lit up. The park is for kids, but there are plenty of attractions adults can enjoy as well. The park is known for a massive mouth sculpture known as Mr.Moon. Luna Park is over a century old and is one of the oldest parks in the country. It has a famous roller coaster that’s been there as long as the park has. What’s more, park entrance is free.
Enjoy a Night Safari
Werribee Open Range Zoo is located on the outskirts of the city and is a very popular destination for night-time “safaris.” The zoo offers an African-style safari tour at night at a replica of a savannah. The artificially made habitat looks remarkably like the real thing, complete with the scattering of stars. The tour also includes getting close to the animals (as safely as possible). Perhaps what’s best about the tour is the lack of crowds. The family crowd that flocks to the zoo during daytime is noticeably absent at night.
There are so many ways tourists and locals alike can enjoy Melbourne. So if you don’t have any plans for a night, try any of the above and enjoy the city to its fullest.