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August in Melbourne & Victoria

August 2017 in Melbourne and Victoria

  • 18 to 25 August 2017 – CBCA Children’s Book Week – Celebrating Australian books, authors and illustrators. The 2017 Book Week theme will be Escape to Everywhere (see our BCL page on Book Week).
  • 30 August (Wednesday) 2017 – Melbourne Day held on the 30th August each year to commemorate 30 August 1835 as Melbourne’s foundation day. See the website for this years’ events. This is not a public holiday.

August Events from the forum

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Aboriginal Melbourne Tour: Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne Museum and Koorie Heritage TrustAboriginal Melbourne Tour: Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne Museum and Koorie Heritage Trust,
Take an Aboriginal tour through Melbourne, known as the Kulin Nation to its traditional owners. Journey into their ancestral lands during an Aboriginal Heritage Walk at the Royal Botanic Gardens, where you’ll experience a traditional smoking ceremony with an indigenous guide and enjoy a cup of herbal tea. After lunch at Charcoal Lane, tour the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre at the Melbourne Museum and visit Federation Square’s Koorie Heritage Trust. Numbers are limited to 12 on this small-group tour, ensuring an intimate experience. see more info and booking details from Viator (multiple currencies, select yours in top left of their pages)
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Dracula's Cabaret in MelbourneDracula’s Cabaret in Melbourne,
Operating for over 35 years, Dracula’s is an iconic Melbourne venue serving up cocktails, canapés and a cabaret show that is enjoyed by young and old! Complete with a delicious three-course dinner, and a very unique Ghost Train ride, a night out at Dracula’s is sure to be an experience that you will never forget! Dracula’s unique combination of comedy skits, carnival style novelty acts, mind-blowing puppetry and Berlin Burlesque, all set to slick live music, is guaranteed to leave bite marks. see more info and booking details from Viator (multiple currencies, select yours in top left of their pages)
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Escape Hunt Experience MelbourneEscape Hunt Experience Melbourne,
The Escape Hunt Experience is a new and amazing concept has finally arrived in Melbourne! It is exciting, addictive, challenging, educational and above all fun! Voyage back 100 years in time and play the part of a famous detective solving mysteries in a unique historic setting. see more info and booking details from Viator (multiple currencies, select yours in top left of their pages)
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IceBar Melbourne AdmissionIceBar Melbourne Admission,
Be part of the cool crowd at IceBar Melbourne. Experience sub-zero temperatures as you quench your thirst with sublime cocktails in a bar made entirely of ice. It’s a winter wonderland of ice sculptures and cool music, and at minus 10 degrees it’s definitely the coolest place in Melbourne! see more info and booking details from Viator (multiple currencies, select yours in top left of their pages)
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Melbourne Magic Show: Impossible OccurrencesMelbourne Magic Show: Impossible Occurrences,
Experience a night filled with magic, illusion and mind-reading as you enjoy Impossible Occurrences; a 1-hour magic show. A perfect night out with friends, this intimate show provides non-stop entertainment showcased within Melbourne’s 5-star Marriott Hotel. see more info and booking details from Viator (multiple currencies, select yours in top left of their pages)
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Small-Group Abbotsford Walking Tour in MelbourneSmall-Group Abbotsford Walking Tour in Melbourne,
Explore city streets with those who know them best: the people who live on them. Escape the touristy CBD and discover the corners even locals don’t know about. Hear the story of a neighbourhood’s transformation, told by a social enterprise that’s helping Melbourne’s homeless. see more info and booking details from Viator (multiple currencies, select yours in top left of their pages)
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1-Day Great Ocean Road Classic Tour with Helicopter Flight Including CBD Transfers - Departs MelbourneAdrenalin1-Day Great Ocean Road Classic Tour with Helicopter Flight Including CBD Transfers – Departs Melbourne

Travel down the Great Ocean Road and see the Twelve Apostles. Discover first hand why this trip has become a tourism pilgrimage for so many. (from Adrenaline)

1-Day Puffing Billy & Healesville Sanctuary Tour Including CBD Transfers - Departs MelbourneAdrenalin1-Day Puffing Billy & Healesville Sanctuary Tour Including CBD Transfers – Departs Melbourne

Take a small group day trip from Melbourne to check out the Healesville Sanctuary and the Puffing Billy Steam Train. (from Adrenaline)

Melbourne Chocolate Lanes and Arcades TourAdrenalinMelbourne Chocolate Lanes and Arcades Tour

Personable and passionate guide to share their local expertise about Melbourne and Chocolate! (from Adrenaline)

V8 & F1 Full Motion Racing Simulator Combo, 60 Minute - MelbourneAdrenalinV8 & F1 Full Motion Racing Simulator Combo, 60 Minute – Melbourne

Get set for a thrill that blurs virtual and reality in Australia’s slickest, most realistic full motion racing simulators. This includes 30 minutes in the V8 and 30 minutes in the F1 simulator. (from Adrenaline)

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