Dabble in the boujee side of Melbourne with these luxurious experiences that don’t include the hefty price tag. From live music to extravagant mansions, our selection of top-tier activities all come at a surprisingly affordable cost. Prepare to immerse yourself in a world of elegance and refinement, all for under $50 with these 8 luxury experiences on a budget.
Held in acclaimed venues around Melbourne such as The National Theatre and Fitzroy Town Hall, each classical concert is as luxurious as the next. Hear top local musicians play live, as they glow with the light from thousands of shimmering candles. The concerts span a variety of different artists and genres and make for the perfect luxurious evening out.
Spend the day amongst royalty as you hear untold stories from Princess Diana’s past. Opening on November 17, visitors will be able to view intimate photographs of Diana and her family taken by two generations of official royal photographers. With 5 themed zones this photographic exhibition will introduce you to some of the most iconic moments in Diana’s life as a royal.
Cruise to the picturesque coastal village of Williamstown via Melbourne’s shipping channels. Take in dazzling views of the city skyline from the water, and enjoy the tranquility of floating towards your destination. Spend the day sipping coffee at a sidewalk café or discovering quaint shops and galleries, before taking a leisurely cruise back to the city.
Stroll along the lush lawns of Werribee Park, and marvel at the expansive landscape, intricately designed grotto and crystal lake. You can also take a tour of the heritage-listed Werribee Mansion which is one of the most opulent properties in Victoria.
5. National Gallery Victoria
The National Gallery of Victoria is the oldest and most visited gallery in Australia. Situated over two magnificent buildings the gallery showcases over 76,000 works that span thousands of years. Explore the work of international and local artists, from contemporary art to major international historic exhibitions, fashion and design, architecture, sound and dance.
Melbourne Gardens sprawls over 38 hectares and houses a collection of more than 8,500 species of plants from around the world. Enjoy a luxurious stroll through the meticulously manicured landscape and wander amongst the roses, cacti, or rainforest flora. End your visit with some coffee at the garden cafe and bask in the natural beauty that surrounds you.
Visit the Southern Hemisphere’s highest viewing attraction, at Melbourne Skydeck. The Skydeck experience features Bar 88, in association with Bollinger. With 360° panoramic views all day and night. Enjoy Melbourne from a height of 300 meters with a delicious snack and cool drink.
Nothing says luxury quite like snacking on fresh oysters! Enjoy $2 oysters with beer mignonette at The Stomping Ground on Fridays. The special is available from 3pm until sold out, and is a delightfully luxurious way to end the workweek.