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Free and Fun Things to do this School Holiday in Melbourne

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Kimberly Mitchiko
Kimberly Mitchiko is Study Melbourne Ambassador and recipient of the International Student of the Year (Vocational Education) at the Victorian International Education Awards 2020.

Months of lockdown spent at home had many people longing for the outside adventure, and with the Easter holidays are here – we summed- up a list of FREE and FUN things to do in Melbourne with your family and mates!

National Gallery of Victoria

There are many reasons why people visit museum galleries – as a stress relieving activity, meeting new people, or to just enjoy the arts and culture. 

Get immersed in NGV Triennial bringing the challenges which the globalised world is facing through contemporary and modern art. 

Have a look at the two most viewed installations of NGV Triennial – Refik Anadol’s Quantum Memories 2020 that will welcome you upon entry, as well as the moving installations of Medieval Europe located on Level 3.

NGV Triennial is still open until 18 April. Visit the gallery directly or check online for tickets: https://connect.ngv.vic.gov.au/events

Arid Garden

Photo credit: Concrete Playground

If you’ve become one of those planTITO and planTITA during the lockdown then you will surely love the instagrammable Arid Garden which you can visit at Royal Botanical Gardens Victoria. Variety of succulents and cacti will fancy your visit!

“The collection features more than 3000 arid plants including 400 different species, with many sourced from world-renowned international collections including the Field collection, created by Ralph Field in Tennyson, north-central Victoria.”

If you are visiting the Royal Botanical Gardens in Melbourne for the first time, view this map for easy navigation – https://www.rbg.vic.gov.au/visit-melbourne/attractions/plant-collections/arid-garden#

No bookings required prior to visit.

St. Kilda Penguin Viewing Sessions

Photo credit: Parks Victoria

Do you feel that it is too far to travel all the way to Philip Island? Cap off your day out with a penguin colony viewing experience in St. Kilda, organised by Parks Victoria and Earthcare St Kilda.

There are three sessions which will accommodate 30 visitors each night.

Book here – https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/st-kilda-penguin-viewing-sessions-tickets-138882241523

What are you waiting for? Plan it and enjoy!

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