Get Out: Labour Day Long Weekend

Albert Park Palm Trees

Long weekends are always exciting to look forward to, especially now that we can get out and about across the state! But if you’re drawing a blank on what you can get up to on your three-day weekend, we have some ideas for you…

Moomba Festival

A Melbourne staple, the Moomba Festival is a fun weekend out for the whole family! Watch the Birdman Rally, parade, and fireworks, take a spin on some rides and maybe even win a carnival prize.

When: March 11-14

Where: Along the Yarra River, Melbourne

Brunswick Music Festival

Celebrate great music and live performances at the Brunswick Music Festival. They have a variety of local and international artists on their line up at different venues across the suburb. If you’ve missed going to live gigs while staying at home, check out the artists that will be performing on their website.

When: March 4-14

Where: Various venues across Brunswick


Lake House Daylesford

If relaxation is what you seek, the Lake House Daylesford is a must visit over the long weekend. The spa treatments are to-die-for and would certainly make for a wonderful way to spend your public holiday, especially if you were to stay at their hotel, and dine in their top-class restaurant.

When: All year round

Where: King Street, Daylesford


Although open all year round, Funderdome is the ultimate playground for adults and children! Play 18 holes of putt-putt golf, video games, karaoke, and eat and drink at their legendary bar. Book here.

When: All year round

Where: Rosamond Road, Maribyrnong


Ballarat Begonia Festival

Want to see Ballarat in full bloom? This year marks the 70th Ballarat Begonia Festival where you can admire beautiful floral displays and exciting programs across the town’s garden precincts. Along with the colour flower installations, you will also find Farmer’s Markets, kid’s activities, roving performers, parades, and live music across 10 days.

When: March 11-20

Where: Ballarat Botanical Gardens and around the town

NGV Friday Nights

How about you kick off the long weekend at the NGV? Explore the exhibition while enjoying a fantastic line up of Melbourne DJs, French inspired dining, bars and more. The highly raved about NGV Friday Nights have been running since December 2021 and will wrap soon, so take advantage of the long weekend and kick it off with a bang before it goes.

When: March 11

Where: NGV, Melbourne

Ballarat Botanical Gardens

Heide Market

Find some handmade and skilfully crafted gems when you attend the Heide Market in Bulleen. Set in the picturesque surrounds of the Heide sculpture park, walk through the rows of stallholders showcasing their craft, art, and design talents.

When: March 12

Where: Heide Museum of Modern Art - Sculpture Park

Luna Park

If fun is on the agenda for the long weekend, might we suggest a visit to Luna Park? This Melbourne icon is a great destination to head down to over the long weekend for families, thrill seekers & fun timers.

You can pre-book tickets here.

When: All year round

Where: Luna Park, St Kilda 

Luna Park