White Hat Tour of Melbourne Cemetery
Melbourne Cemetery is an ideal introduction to Melbourne's history - particularly with the entertaining and informative guide from White Hat. The final resting place of many famous Australians including Peter Lalor, judge Redmond Barry, Sir Robert Menzies, John Gorton, Marcus Clarke, Burke & Wills, Sir Isaac Isaacs, Walter Lindrum and many more. As chosen and recommended by the Qantas In Flight
magazine in May 2007. More information on the cemetery tour >>.
Free Guided Tour of Fitzroy Gardens
A free one hour guided walking tour through this formal garden highlighting
its rich history. Bookings are not required. The tour leaves from the
Information Centre in the gardens.
Sunset Safari at Werribee Open Range Zoo
Experience Werribee Open Range Zoo in a whole new light with Sunset
In this new and exclusive after-hours event, spend a night
out with some of the world’s most iconic animals. Start the evening with a
complimentary drink on arrival at the pop-up bar then set off on one of the
night’s three experiences. Adventure onto the Savannah for a
guided sunset tour, feast with friends at an intimate dinner of African
cuisine, and enjoy an immersive performance that showcases the rhythm and
soul of Africa.
Proceeds from Sunset Safari help Zoos Victoria support international
conservation partners such a Rhino
Fund Uganda. Help fight wildlife extinction and be among the first to
experience Werribee Open Range Zoo like never before.
Melbourne International Comedy Festival
The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is one of the three largest
comedy festivals in the world, alongside Edinburgh Festival Fringe and
Montreal's Just for Laughs Festival.
An annual event, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival literally
takes over Australia's comedy capital, Melbourne, each autumn with an
enormous program of stand-up comedy, cabaret, theatre, street performance,
film, television, radio and visual arts.
Full details about individual shows and bookings at
International Comedy Festival.
Bright Spring Festival
White Hat often has to remind visitors that Victoria is
a state with four seasons - unlike some of those boring northern states -
and we recommend that one of the best ways to experience spring in the
Victorian countryside is to visit the Bright Spring Festival.
Bright has a natural beauty complemented by fine cafés and restaurants,
marvellous local wineries,
accommodation to suit all budgets, adventure
sports, walking tracks and bike trails and shopping. The festival offers
street and river markets, theatre events, art exhibitions, fireworks, plenty
of entertainment and open gardens. For a full list off the open gardens see
the White Hat Open
For the full itinerary, visit the Bright Spring Festival website at
Open House Bendigo Weekend
Open House Bendigo Weekend program opens a number buildings
including outstanding private homes, significant heritage redevelopments,
with tours of selected venues.
Bendigo is only 90 minutes by train from Melbourne, or a pleasant drive
through the Macedon Ranges. Check out
places to stay in Bendigo.
Full details on the
Melbourne Night Noodle Markets
The Night Noodle Markets are back, with all the sights, sounds and smells
of an Asian hawker market plus the buzz, hype and vibe of an outdoor
Riverboats Music Festival
The Riverboats Music Festival is the Murray River’s premiere contemporary
Staged in the twin-towns of Echuca-Moama, Riverboats takes place under towering river red gums in a natural amphitheatre next to the mighty Murray. Historic paddlesteamers meander past
all weekend, and occasionally the corellas get a bit raucous at sunset.
There is one stage and plenty of room for dancing, great artists and some of
the best food trucks going round.
White Hat can recommend taking a 2.5 hour trip from
Melbourne to spend a weekend on the river for this annual celebration.
This year's lineup includes The Waifs,
Tex Perkins - Far From Folsom, The Public
Opinion Afro OrchestraMark Seymour & The Undertow,
Augie March, Gabriella Cohen, Benny Walker,
Jen Cloher, Don Walker,
Deborah Conway & Willy Zygier, Fraser A. Gorman,
The Kill Devil Hills, and Leah
Mazda Opera in The Bowl
It’s a Saturday evening in summer. You’re sitting in a park with family
and friends, and a fabulous picnic dinner. The picture is complete when the
glorious live music from
Hear our brightest stars, under the stars, sing opera's most famous arias
with the magnificent backing of
Dress up — or not — it's your night to enjoy the power of the human voice
in the kind of communal, cultural celebration Melbourne loves best.
Twilight Jazz at Cruden Farm
For White Hat, the Twilight Jazz at Cruden Farm is one of the special
events of the year. We strongly recommend you gather the family together and
get down to one of the most special gardens in Australia as there is only
one chance a year for the general public to experience it at the special
time of twilight.