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Top 5 ways to celebrate spring in Melbourne



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Top 5 ways to celebrate spring in Melbourne!

La Trobe University! Melbourne really comes alive during spring time, so we’ve put together the top 5 ways to enjoy this marvellous city in the spring.

  1. Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival – one of Melbourne’s premier sporting and cultural events, the Spring Racing Carnival is an iconic celebration of the warmer weather in Melbourne. Run across 64 days, the Carnival is more than just high-profile horse racing, it’s a combination of the best food, fashion and fun Melbourne has to offer.
  1. La Trobe University Museum of Art (LUMA) – LUMA, on La Trobe’s Melbourne Campus, hosts contemporary exhibitions designed to explore social, cultural and political themes. It also manages La Trobe University’s Art Collection, including our vast Sculpture Park. You can organise a guided or self-guided tour of our Sculpture Park – and spring is the perfect time to do it!
  1. Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens – spring is the perfect time to explore Melbourne’s beautiful Royal Botanic Garden. The picturesque garden is one of Victoria’s most popular tourist attractions, with over 1.5 million visitors each year. Visitor services and facilities include a visitor centre, guided walks, interpretive signs, two cafes and the Gardens Shop.
  1. Explore Melbourne’s streets and laneways – Melbourne’s iconic laneways are home to al fresco eateries, one-off shops and cosy bars. A spring time walk in our inner city will expose you to its beautiful and quirky arcades, inspiring street art, and incredible food and shopping. You can even download walking guides and maps so you don’t miss a thing!
  1. La Trobe University’s Wildlife Sanctuary – did you know La Trobe has its very own Wildlife Sanctuary on campus? Spring is a great time to check it out. It’s home to lots of native Australian animals including kangaroos, echidnas, possums and lots more.