Whether you live in marvellous Melbourne city or you’re here for a flying visit knowing exactly what’s going on in the local area will work in your favour. With so many options to choose from including, interesting entertainment and challenging outdoor events you’ll never be short of an exciting adventure to plan. Read below to find out what winter treats are in store for Melbourne this August.
Braving the winter elements isn’t for everyone so luckily there’s some sporting events that you can enjoy without having to slip on your running trainers. August will see the biggest names in world basketball come to Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium for the Boomers Vs USA basketball event. Australia’s local heroes will battle against USA’s top players in a once in a lifetime display for the pre-FIBA world cup series. It’s one you just can’t miss.
A true athlete never lets the winter weather stop them from pushing themselves and taking on new challenges. Melbourne has stepped up to the mark this August and has heaps of inspiring opportunities on offer. Why not take advantage of the beautiful scenery and challenge yourself to a peak or trail run? A budget friendly option that allows you to become acquainted with mother nature and offers so many health benefits. There’s six different distances to choose from, including the free “Salt Creek Kids Dash” meaning there is something for everyone.
Will you be lucky enough to secure yourself a golden ticket to this year’s biggest show? Roald Dahl’s sensational story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will be stopping off in Melbourne this August and it’s a must see. Whether you’ve grown up alongside this curious tale of Mr Wonka and his wacky imagination or you’ll be seeing this story play out for the first time you’ll be amazed by the flawless production. Tickets are available from Her Majesty’s Theatre so be sure to get your hands on a pair and be part of this everlasting showstopper.
Melbourne will be home to the most exciting cheese festival this August and you will not want to miss out. Artisan producers from across Australia will come together to celebrate all things cheese at Mould Cheese Festival again this year. With over 50 different cheeses to try and no token system holding you back you’ll be free to roam from stall to stall tasting these incredible creations. This festival does not only celebrate cheese, there’s also an extensive range of complimenting wine, beer, cider, sake and whiskey to choose from to wash it all down. What’s not to love about this foodies dream event.
Whether you’ll be braving the elements and going outdoors this August or you’ll be enjoying what’s on offer whilst staying cosy there’s plenty going on in Melbourne for everyone to appreciate.