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Oct 25, 2018Posted By RNR Melbourne
Summer in Melbourne

Summer in Melbourne – A 2018 Activity Guide

Summer in Melbourne is a truly special time of year. With beach weather beginning to show itself and Christmas on the horizon, there is a plethora of fun, exciting things that you can do to truly experience the warmth. From food to festivities, there’s sure to be something for every taste! (If you’ll mind the pun)

At RNR Melbourne, we offer a selection of luxuriously stylish serviced apartments just outside Melbourne’s CBD. So, if you’re thinking of heading down to experience summer in Melbourne for yourself, we’ve put together a few fun things to do while you’re exploring the city!

Find Some R&R at a Rooftop Bar

The ability to lounge around with a delicious drink in hand as you look over the busy streets of Melbourne’s CBD is one of the most wonderfully relaxing ways to spend an afternoon. That’s why the rooftop bar scene has become synonymous with summer in Melbourne, and why there are new rooftop relaxation options popping up all the time.

From the casual class of Good Heavens to the more modern take found within The Rooftop at QT, there is an abundance of options to suit any drink preference, vibe, or aesthetic. A personal favourite of this writer is the Corner Hotel in Richmond. Whilst it may not be the best view, nor the most generous vantage point, the ability to see world-class live bands and sit down for a nice cocktail in the same place is hard to look past.

The Australian Open

Melbourne’s premiere tennis event, the Australian Open brings together some of the world’s leading tennis players for one grand slam event. Since 1905, the year it was first held, the Australian Open has become the largest annual sport event in the Southern Hemisphere.

This event takes place every year across the latter fortnight of January, meaning that blue skies and hot weather are sure to be present. Whether you decide to watch it from the stands or from the comfort of your serviced apartment, it’s sure to be a momentous occasion.

A Bit of Culture at the NGV

For those that have read previous posts of ours, you’ll know how much we rave about the National Gallery of Victoria as a must-see destination on your Melbourne tour. However, for those that are traversing the city streets and experiencing the full force of summer in Melbourne, the NGV offers a perfect way to get out of the sun and into some stunning surroundings.

While there are too many events and artist spotlights hosted all the time to reel them off here, we highly recommend checking out their calendar for yourself. No matter what time of year it is, there’s always sure to be something striking to pique your interest.

So Frenchy So Chic

January 2019 sees the return of Melbourne’s favourite French pop festival, So Frenchy So Chic, in all its stylish glory. This annual showcase of French music, art, dance, and dining brings together everything that’s great about summer in Melbourne. Hosted at Werribee Park, and with free admission for kids 12-and-under, this beautiful backdrop brings so much to what would already be a stunning event.

The event takes place on the 13th of January, but it’s best to get your tickets as soon as possible. This is one international arts festival you won’t want to miss.


RNR Melbourne is dedicated to providing you with the best possible accommodation experience with a range of luxurious serviced apartments near Melbourne CBD. To book your stay, contact us today!

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RNR North Melbourne apartment complex offers comfortable, self-contained, serviced apartments located just minutes away from the heart of the Melbourne CBD. Ideally situated for all types of stays, we offer the ultimate in convenient and affordable serviced accommodation with low paid ($10 per day) secure parking.

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