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 and St. Kilda.
Held at Birrarung Marr along the Yarra River as well as along the St. Kilda foreshore, the annual event attracts beer lovers across the city and from all over Australia.
Oktoberfest in the Gardens 2017 Birrarung Marr, Melbourne
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.
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 in a number of locations. The first being 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. Other locations include the St. Kilda foreshore on 14 & 15 October 2017, Geelong on 28 October 2017.
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.