Looking for somewhere new to explore in Melbourne? Discover the charm of hidden treasures in the Melbourne CBD with the best of Melbourne music, art, food and culture.
The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra is a leading cultural figure in the Australian arts landscape.
'Love is a Temporary Madness’ was filmed in February 2021 at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl as part of the MSO’s free concert series held every Summer. Vanessa Perica's world premiere, Love Is A Temporary Madness takes its name from Louis de Bernière's novel, Captain Corelli's Mandolin: "Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides", and closes the concert with a boom (not a sigh).
Established in 2013, GRID is a development program designed to showcase suburban artists, providing a platform to craft for themselves a career in the music business.
Discover up and coming artists and celebrate emerging talent through their songs and music videos.
Each month we will feature a new artists form the GRID series as part of Xplore Melbourne. You will be able to see these artists at one of the discovery points on the treasure hunt.
Find out which artists will be showcasing at Xplore Melbourne here
BARS & FOODS
Bull Run Cafe on Flinders Lane has been a Melbourne staple foe over 15 years.
Serving over 100 different menu items, you are sure to find some a great breakfast or lunch option.
The Bull Run Cafe is offering Xplorers a free coffee upsize if you mention you are participating in Xplore Melbourne.
Offer can be found at Discovery Point #4
Cathedral Coffee is a gorgeous cafe and wine bar located in the Nicholas Building. Dishing up tasty lunches and snacks to accompany your coffee or wine.
Cathedral Coffee roast their own beans.
MONDAY TO WEDNESDAY 7:30am-3:30pm
WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY 7:30am-LATE
With a location as unique as its name, Ponyfish Island is Melbourne’s floating haven, hidden at the crossroads of a cultural waterway in the heart of the Yarra River.
Ponyfish Island celebrates the essence of food, drink & adventure.
Pony Fish Island have created a special Xplorer's Cocktail for Xplore Melbourne participants to discover.
Pedestrian Bridge Melbourne, VIC 3006
Based in the heart of the city’s theatre district, the iconic Melbourne cocktail bar is housed in a historical building on Exhibition Street. Opulent furnishings match the old fashioned service – simply sit down and allow us to take you back in time to the golden era.
69 Exhibition St, Melbourne
We are so proud in what we have created, everything we do at Ms Collins is delivered with elegance and precision, to ensure you always have the greatest possible experience. Our iconic heritage-listed venue has been transformed to make this not just a night club, but the destination venue in Melbourne’s CBD.
With seven unique bars, twelve function rooms and award-winning Melbourne artists, we are truly unrivalled in delivering you a customised experience to celebrate any of life’s treasured moments. Do not take our word, Ms Collins must be visited to truly understand its wonderment.
Miss Collins are offering Xplore enthusiast the opportunity to book and event in November or December, and receive 20% of the value of your event as an additional beverage voucher
425 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Revealing a playground where the early risers to the late-night revellers can turn up the tracks. Extending the laneway culture in, 294 bold hotel rooms and suites peel back the layers and revel in the city's history.
Detox in our state-of-the-art FIT gym, then retox with a dip and sip in WET® the pool. There is 828 square metres of ultra-modern event space,
The Quest - Docklands
Views of uniquely Melbourne landmarks you can't get anywhere else.
The Quest Docklands are giving away 1 night in each of their 2 locations to the winners of the moveable art competition in September featuring Dvate's moveable art.
Follow their socials for more information
Docklands Private Collection
Docklands Private Collection of Apartments offer self catering holiday and executive apartments in Docklands, Melbourne. Our serviced apartment accommodation is located on the waterfront at Docklands, and you can choose a 'Harbour View' apartment or 'City View' apartment. Serviced apartments are an alternative to a Hotel and provide more room for you to enjoy cooking, refrigeration and washing facilities in the convenience of your apartment.
Docklands Private Collections - 2 nights in a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom platinum water view apartment including welcome champagne and car parking
Grand Hyatt Melbourne
Discover a Melbourne icon. At Grand Hyatt Melbourne a luxurious stay awaits you, in the heart of our dynamic city. Located prestigiously on Collins Street, surrounded by the city’s high fashion and fine dining. Many of Melbourne’s top tourist attractions are all within walking distance, including business, retail, sporting and theatre districts.
On the Flinders Lane wall of the Grand Hyatt, you will discover MEGGS' stunning mural which becomes a gorgeous augmented reality video through your smart phone. Stand in amongst the art and share the video or photos to your socials.
Grand Hyatt Melbourne are giving away - High Tea in Style by Cristina Re' for two with free flowing sparkling in Collins Kitchen for two, valued at $218
The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is the oldest and most visited gallery in Australia. Situated over two magnificent buildings – NGV International and NGV Australia – the Gallery hosts a wide range of international and local artists, exhibitions, programs and events; from contemporary art to major international historic exhibitions, fashion and design, architecture, sound and dance.
Founded in 1861, today the NGV holds the most significant collection of art in the region; a vast treasury of more than 70,000 works that span thousands of years and a wealth of ideas, disciplines and styles. It is a collection that is yours, and it’s free! We warmly welcome you to share in these riches and the many activities, exhibitions and events developed at the NGV for us all to enjoy.
NGV is giving away - 10 double passes for Channel Exhibition Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Royal Botanic Gardens has a whole world of nature to discover to keep you grounded. At one of the discovery points in Xplore, you will be able to join a meditation and tour of the fern garden. Forest Bathe in the Gardens and give yourself a good reset.
The Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria are gifting 2 x Forest Therapy vouchers - 1 for Melbourne and 1 for Cranbourne Botanic Gardens.
Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne and Ballarto Road and Botanic Drive, Cranbourne
Franco Jewellers is a family business which specialises in diamond engagement/wedding rings and bespoke creations.
Franco Jewellers are offering 25% off engagement and wedding rings for Xplore participants.
In addition, Franco Jewellers are gifting a necklace valued at $179 in the Treasure Hunt
260 Collins Street
Collins234 has a huge range of retailers. With fashion, beauty and specialty stores all under one roof, Collins234 is your perfect destination for lunchtime admin, to find that special gift, or to escape the city commotion. Whether you have 5 minutes or 50, we’ll help you get it done at Collins234.
Collins234 are gifting a $100 voucher for Xplore participants in the Treasure Hunt competition.
In addition, you can win a $3000 shopping spree by purchasing from any retailer in 234 Collins Street. Conditions can be found on the Collins 234 website below.
234 Collins Street
Temelli was first established in 1957 in Turkey by 3 brothers. The house of Temelli opened their first Australian boutique in 1999.
Temelli are offering 10% off all jewellery in stock for Xplore participants.
One lucky Treasure Hunt competition winner will win a 9ct yellow or white gold initial necklace valued at $225
Shop 1 Centreway Arcade
259 Collins Street