As the consistent chills of winter begin to disappear in September, Melbourne bids a warm, inviting welcome to spring. If it’s your first spring in Melbourne, dress warmer as the beginning of September is one of the most frequently changeable periods in Australia – expect high lows, warms, colds, and everything in between that often happens on consecutive days. Not to mention, this period is also one of the windiest times of the year.
However, the sunnier days of September are truly wondrous – the sun’s warmth coupled with the vibrant hues of blooming flora can be found all over the city, thanks to the abundance of gardens and parks. As Melbourne comes alive with dreamy floral exhibitions, don’t miss out on some of the most incredible art exhibitions, performances, and even food festivals. If you’re looking for inspiration or things to do in Melbourne this September, then here are some of our top recommendations:
The magical and awe-inspiring Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has been reimagined as a one-part play. Feel spellbound as you watch a new generation of young wizards take the stage and the magic come alive with amazing illusions that tell a heartwarming story.
Hogwarts awaits at the Princess Theatre. Save up to $20 per ticket when you purchase their 4-ticket packages on selected days.
Watch renowned artist Vincent Van Gogh’s masterpieces come to life in this multi-sensory exhibition at the Lume. The exhibition, titled ‘Van Gogh Alive, an Immersive, Multi-Sensory Art Experience’, showcases some of his best works like The Starry Night, Sunflowers, The Night Cafe, and even Self-Portraits.
With his paintings, sketches, letters, and archive photos turned into a larger-than-life experience – it almost feels as if you are the subject matter of his beautiful art, while you view each piece from a different, 3D perspective.
To celebrate the annual Mooncake Festival, head down to Queensbridge Square as it will be illuminated with beautiful lanterns. There will also be rides for kids, delicious street food to indulge in, lantern-making activities, and a line-up of cultural performances such as the Lion Dance, fan dances, and more.
The festivities aren’t limited to Queensbridge Square because Queen Vic Market will also be hosting the celebrations on 10th and 11th September, from 9am to 4pm. Expect delightful Malaysian hawker food, sweet mooncake treats, and a trove of cultural entertainment.
Why travel to Korea for cherry blossoms when you can drive out to Yarra Valley and welcome Spring at the Blossom Festival by CherryHill Orchards. Grab your loved ones and explore the stunning rows of blooming cherry blossoms. Plus, you’ll be in for a treat when you head down during the festival – workshops to try, gastronomic food to indulge in, photography sessions, and many more!
Alternatively, you can also head to a cherry farm in Silvan for their first-ever Blue Hills Cherry Blossom Show. Celebrate the arrival of spring in this quaint little town and wander through a fairy garden! Who knows what magic you might find?
So, if you are here in Melbourne, whether for the short-term or an internship and are looking for affordable accommodations for students, look no further than Y Suites!
As an affordable student accommodation in Melbourne, Y Suites offer a range of rooms that are designed and equipped to meet every student’s needs. From Studio Standards to Studio Twin Share, our student apartments are located in Melbourne’s North-Central city area, beside Flagstaff Gardens and Queen Vic Market – making it convenient for you to head down for the Mooncake Festival celebrations!
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