What’s on this Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend

The Queen’s Birthday long weekend is fast approaching! With that extra day off comes extra time for fun Melbourne activities. In today’s C&G blog, we list our fave ways to spend your extra-long weekend - whether that be enjoying a bottomless brunch, coffee catch-ups or pizza, there’s bound to be something to tickle your fancy!

Healesville Wine & Wildlife


Healesville Sanctuary is running a wildlife-meets-food-and-wine festival this long weekend. Get out of the city and soak up the fresh country air whilst sampling some of Yarra Valley’s best food and wine. We hear there is going to be chocolate and mulled wine in addition to live music performances. For more information, click here.


If you’ve been aching to see the new exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, this long weekend is your chance! The Museum of Modern Art have sent a trove of rare modern pieces to the NGV, coming to Melbourne all the way from New York. If you miss out on MOMA at NGV this long weekend, don’t fret – this not-to-be-missed collection is on show ‘til October.

Bottomless Brunch Garden Party: Queen’s Birthday Eve

The National, Richmond

If bottomless brunch sounds like your cup of (g and) tea, then get in quick for this Garden Party on the Queen’s Birthday Eve - tickets are expected to soon sell out! Traditional British treats like ribbon sandwiches, cottage pies and scotch eggs are on the menu, plus fresh gin and tonics. Sounds like a party the Queen would enjoy! More info here.

Free coffee giveaway at Cru

Yes, you read that correctly! Cru Café in Kew are giving away free coffee to Corgi owners in honour of the most famous Corgi owner herself, the Queen! Visit them from 12-2pm if your furry friend is a corgi, and enjoy a free royal coffee on Cru.  

Free Pizza at Stretched

53 Moreland St, Coburg

Here’s another fun event! If you’re lucky enough to have been born with the same name as a member of the British royal family, you can head down to Stretched Pizza in Coburg for a free pizza on the Queen’s Birthday holiday. Don’t forget your ID!


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