City Spotlight: Melbourne and Darwin

Our latest City Spotlight series will focus on events and activities to keep you entertained over the coming months. With an exciting array of festivals, concerts and events in each of Australia’s capital cities, you’ll be abreast of everything worth attending in the near future.


The Book of Mormon

The musical that took the world by storm is doing the same in Melbourne, with productions ofThe Book of Mormon taking place at the Princess Theatre. There are limited tickets available for every show for the next week, so be quick!

River Rink

Take advantage of the cold weather in Melbourne and get your skates on with River Rink at Fed Square. Less than $25 will get you a 45-minute session on the ice against the backdrop of the Yarra River and the city skyline.


Get down to the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Friday night for a blockbuster match between modern rivals Hawthorn and the Sydney Swans. With the Swans needing to win to solidify a spot in the top eight, this will be a great contest.



Australian rock veterans Grinspoon will visit the Top End this weekend, gracing the stage at the Darwin Ski Club on Saturday 29 July. The Australian act will spearhead the line up at One Tropical Day, sharing the limelight with The Superjesus, Hockey Dad and Tired Lion.

Darwin Show

Running from Thursday 27 July to Saturday 29 July, the 2017 Royal Darwin Show offers everything ranging from local food and showbags to pavilions filled with animals, art and horticulture. The event will close with the traditional ‘fireworks to music spectacular’, with adult tickets from $20.  

Parap Markets

The Parap Markets are a Darwin institution, operating every Saturday morning from 8:00am and filled with local produce, various arts and crafts, and gourmet food stalls. Located in the Parap Village Shopping Precinct, this market has been in action since 1982. 

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