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A small state in the South-eastern coast of Australia yet one of the most sought after one, Victoria is a host to some of the important cities of the country. It boasts of the unique experiences from serene and tranquil landscapes like those of the Grampian National Park to the busy nightlife in Melbourne, Australia’s capital city. It is the most densely populated state and so is most of its population concentrated around the Port Phillip Bay. Whenever you talk of things to do or plan to explore this place, you must inevitably look at the places for sightseeing usually during the day but the nightlife is hardly explored. Here, let us look at how nightlife in Victoria can be enjoyed and also what are the various places to visit at night.

8 Things To Do To Experience Victoria Nightlife

Given below are some of the best experiences you can undergo to witness the best of Australian nightlife.

1. Night Tours At Old Melbourne Gaol

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This once infamous criminal hub turned museum offers you exciting night tours like ‘A Night in the Watch House’, that shows the cell blocks, ‘The Hangman’s Night Tour’, that shows you the gaol or the ‘Ghost’ which narrates the spine chilling horror stories. The unique aspect of the tour is that it is held in candlelight and lets you experience a slice of prison life.

Location: 377 Russell St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Ideal for: Family, Friends, Students, Groups etc.

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2. Experiencing Rooftop Cinema

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You might have heard about the rooftop bars or various rooftop restaurants but here is a unique Melbourne experience with Rooftop cinema in Victoria. This allows you to rekindle the movie buff in you as you can catch the screening of recent blockbusters or cult classics under the night sky rimmed with the Melbourne skyline.

Location: 252 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000.
Ideal for: Family, Friends, Groups etc.

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3. Meal On The Go At Colonial Tramcar Restaurant


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For a sumptuous experience at night, you have to have a taste of the moving tramcar restaurant with its seasonal menu and also popular Australian wines on offer. The burgundy trams add an old-world charm to make your meal experience a unique one with three, four or five-course meals, vegetarian and gluten-free options as well.

Location: Tram Stop, 125 Normanby Rd, South Melbourne, Victoria 3205.
Ideal for: Family, Friends, Groups etc.

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4. Visit The QVM Wednesday Night Market

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A market that opens from 5 PM is usually unheard of till you have visited the historic Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne on Wednesdays. From global food traders to various speciality stalls, to live music and entertainment, this market has almost everything and throughout the year.

Location: Queen St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000.
Ideal for: Family, Friends, Groups etc.

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5. Camping At St. Jerome’s

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Camping is something we all are familiar with but an urban camp under a canopy of the stars and surrounded by the skyscrapers is not so familiar experience for most of us. St. Jerome’s offers 21 canvas bell tents equipped with luxury bedding and other complementary experiences like breakfast or happy hour cocktail. There are different options like Luxe tent, Luxe Plus or the Lodge to choose from.

Location: L3, 271 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000.
Ideal for: Family, Friends, Groups, Couples etc.

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6. Enjoy Ballarat Carols By Candlelight

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With Christmas celebrated with ample fun fare, you are facilitated with best avenues to experience something exceptional here. The celebration remains historic in the winding-up Sundays of December when the theatre stars Zoy Frangos, Brent Trotter and Elisa Colla gather there. Along with the local talents, they perform the Christmas favourites and the carols usually begin at 7 PM. The McCage Kids Carnival usually start from 4 PM and the Central Square Ballarat Shopping and Central Fireworks Finale close in the night. It remains an ultimate nightlife in Victoria scene for you to witness and celebrate.

Location: City Oval, Ballarat, Victoria 3350.
Ideal for: Family, Friends, Groups etc.

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7. Gaming At Ms Bartronica, Geelong

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Geelong is the second largest city of Victoria and also it has a host of attractions to offer you thus pave the way for you to enjoy the great nightlife here. One of them is Ms Bartronica that is not just a pub but also a gaming arcade with some select arcade games, pinball machines and a signature collection of cocktails, spirits and beer.

Location: 159 Ryrie St, Geelong, Victoria 3220.
Ideal for: Friends, Groups, Couples etc.

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8. Dinner at Sault Restaurant, Daylesford


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This is not a simple come and dine in restaurant experience for you. Indeed, it is one of a kind experience that you might even narrate to your next generation for you enjoyed and want to be discussed forever. It is a restaurant with delicious menus. Set in a 125-acre estate with the Wombat State Forest in the backdrop, and a view that overlooks lakes and lavender fields, you feel to believe it.

Location: 2349 Ballen-Daylesford Rd, Sailors Falls, Victoria 3461.
Ideal for: Family, Friends, Groups, Couples etc.

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9. Take A Ride On Geelong Ferris Wheel

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The giant sky wheel gives an exotic 360-degree view of the city and the Corio Bay especially at night as the wheel is lit up with the 24 light patterns. The night show and view of the skyline makes it a more special one to explore.

Location: 31 Eastern Beach, Geelong, Victoria 3220.
Ideal for: Family, Friends, Groups etc.

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Victoria is a perfect gateway to all that Australia is known for, from the mountains to beaches to the hullabaloo of the cities that offer you an exciting nightlife. In this context of the country’s capital, Melbourne deserves a special mention as it is the hub of nightlife in Victoria with enthralling night tours, fine Australian wines and unique activities like glamping and rooftop cinema to enjoying cityscape at night. Exploring the nightlife will make your holiday in Australia a memorable experience.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Victoria Nightlife

Is Victoria safe for the tourists at night?

Victoria is famous for its nightlife in Australia. The locals are quite accustomed to tourists staying out late. The places are tourist-friendly and they offer various options for a safe and comfortable stay. Major cities also have safe public transport options and are visited by thousands of foreign tourists annually.

Which is the best city to enjoy nightlife in Victoria?

Melbourne, the capital city remains the centre of nightlife as it has got more options to offer you than other cities in Victoria. Besides being the capital, it is well connected to all major cities of the world and is easily accessible from everywhere.

Which is the best time to visit Victoria?

Victoria maintains a pleasant climate throughout the year. The summer months are however from December to March while winter is from June to August. The best time would, therefore, be in autumn (April and May) and in spring, from September to November.

Which are the places to enjoy nightlife in Victoria for couples?

Places like St. Jerome’s and their unique camps, rooftop cinema, Melbourne Dinner cruise, the Star Observation Wheel, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park are some of the good options for couples to enjoy nightlife.

What are the places near Melbourne to enjoy nightlife in Victoria?

Melbourne is well connected to other cities in Victoria that also offer good options for the tourists. Few of these places are Geelong, Daylesford, Ballarat, Torquay and Allensford.

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