As thousands travel to Munich for Oktoberfest, Melbourne residents are treated to a huge range of events as they celebrate their own version of Oktoberfest, right in the heart of Melbourne.
Held at Birrarung Marr along the Yarra River in Melbourne’s CBD, the annual event attracts beer lovers across the city and from all over Australia.
Oktoberfest in the Gardens 2016 Birrarung Marr, Melbourne
Try the various brands of beer available at the big beer hall, sample authentic German dishes at the various food stalls and dance to the groove of German entertainment that fills the air. Note that both local and foreign beer is available at very affordable prices. The roving artists on stage provide entertainment for the lively crowds and DJs play all through the event.
If the last years events are anything to go by, this event is a must-attend for the avid party goer. It also provides a great opportunity to sample Melbourne’s night life and interact with the locals who love celebrating all things German.
The garden setting of this Melbourne event also makes for an idyllic background, hence the name ‘Oktoberfest in the gardens.’ Tickets are sold online, so make sure you book your tickets early to avoid disappointment, as tickets to the many planned events do sell out.
Oktoberfest Melbourne is held on Birrarung Marr which is located on Batman Avenue, between Federation square and the MCG. The main entrance is located behind Federation Square making public transport the easiest way to access the event.
Flinders Street Station is within a short walking distance, as are the trams and taxi ranks. If you plan on drinking at this event, make sure to leave the car at home. Alternatively, if you would like to book accommodation on the Melbourne CBD, click the link below for the best deals.