Get the girls together for a bit of fun in the big city – all the culture and class you’ve been craving packed into one fabulous weekend away.
From restaurants and bars to, galleries, wineries and theatres, Melbourne’s creative professionals have spent the last few months dreaming up new ways to show you a good time. We’re across it all so you don’t have to be. Just spend a few moments telling us about you in the lead up so we can make sure your tailored girls weekend in Melbourne is exactly the right fit.
The city’s best 5-star hotels have fabulous deals at the moment and we’ll help you choose the perfect one for your taste and budget. Restaurants, curated neighbourhood shopping adventures, maybe even a little winery tour in the countryside… we’ll take care of it all.
Be met at the airport and chauffeured in by your charming, connected local host. They’ll be on hand throughout your stay to take care of all the finer details and ensure everything is completely smooth and stress-free.
Kick the weekend off with a bang with a hosted evening out on Friday night. Our nightlife experiences are designed to show off the hidden gems and local favourites – neighbourhood bars and elegant cocktail venues with great food and even better wine and cocktails.
Enjoy a progressive dinner and a cocktail in each of 3-4 venues with a chance to learn a little about the city’s night culture from the creative characters who have shaped it. If you’re keen to push on and have a bit of a dance we’ll make sure to help you find the perfect vibe to match your mood, from smokey jazz bars to retro clubs and rock pubs.
Start your Saturday with a bit of a lie-in if you’re feeling a little dusty or an easy walk around the ‘Tan. Sure, Melbourne can be a little chilly in the winter but it rarely rains and there’s often plenty of blue skies and sunshine.
We do food and fashion as good as any place so it makes sense to dedicate the best part of a day to the city’s strengths. Different neighbourhoods tend to cater to different styles but your local host cum personal shopper for the day will be sure to help you work out if you’re High St. Armadale ladies or your time is better spent in Fitzroy and Brunswick. The city’s backstreets hide plenty of local talent so you’ll get to discover a fair bit of Melbourne throughout the day.
We’ll be sure you don’t miss any fine pastries or wonderful coffee, a little cheese and a few market-fresh oysters… break for brunch in one of our favourite neighbourhood cafes or grab some Yum Cha if it’s more your pace. You’ll realize pretty quickly that Localing is not touring – we’re your cool, well-connected local friend in town and you have all the freedom and flexibility of going it alone just with none of the guesswork.
Catch an exhibition at the NGV in the late arvo. or spend a few hours drinking champagne and eating lobster rolls with the girls – you’re on holiday!
Tonight, it’s a timely reminder that restaurants are back baby! We’re loving wine bars at the moment like Embla, Bar Liberty or the Carlton Wine Room. The food and wine are wonderful and the vibes are bang on for a fun and relaxed night out with friends. Go for an early session and back it up with some theatre or pretend you’re in Europe and eat late. You make the rules.
Sunday. Why does it have to end? We’d suggest delaying the inevitable and booking a late flight out. There’s always more to explore in Melbourne or maybe the girls would prefer to stretch their legs on a little adventure out to Mornington. The latter is one of our favourites just an hour from Melbourne on a stunning coast and blessed with insanely good farm to plate dining and hundreds of vineyards.
Do a short walk on a coastal trail, visit a few cellar doors, eat well, check out a local gallery or goat’s cheese dairy… The Peninsula Hot Springs are perfect for a little pampering and there’s even a native flower farm if you want to bring home something pretty. This is our home away from home so we’ll make sure you love it down here as much as we do.
Finish up at the airport for your flight home or back in the city if you’ve decided you’re never leaving. We get it, Melbourne’s a pretty special place.
COST & INCLUSIONS
From $1350 AUD per person (based on 4 guests – even less if there are more of you) including transfers, your Localing host and luxury vehicle on-hand or on-call throughout, a tailored nightlife experience with a progressive dinner and drinks, a day out in Melbourne with a casual lunch, a day out in regional Victoria with a gourmet lunch and all your standard admissions, tastings and activities.
Accommodation costs vary depending on the weekend, hotel and room type but we will help you secure an excellent deal at a wonderful, 5-star hotel at least as good as the retail rate.
To start planning your perfect girls weekend away in Melbourne, get in touch with us now.