Moomba hits the banks of the Yarra River this 9-12 March. Here’s our pick of the best things to do at Moomba 2018:
Sunday 11 March, 11.30am
Will they flop or will they soar? Aided by a nifty flying machine or simply super-hero bravado, courageous competitors don inventive homemade flying devices as they hurtle themselves over the Yarra all in the name of charity and – of course – a whole lot of fun!
A fundraising battle unlike any other, participants compete as either Hawks or Penguins and are busily raising money in the lead up to their leap.
The amount they raise contributes extra ‘length’ to their total distance – so even if a Penguin flops they can still take out the Charity Jackpot.
Monday 12 March, 10.45am
Since 1955, the Moomba Parade has captured the hearts and imaginations of Melburnians, bringing to life the vitality and energy of the beloved festival. As well as the larger-than-life floats, which were designed by six children who took part in last year’s Design a Float workshop (read about them below!), the parade features performance troupes and community groups, and will be officially opened with a Welcome to Country address by the Wurundjeri Tribe.
The new Moomba Parade route will begin at Birdwood Avenue then weave through the picturesque Kings Domain parkland and conclude on Linlithgow Avenue near Queen Victoria Gardens.
Throughout the festival, there are plenty of great food options. Some notable mentions include Duke Pizza, Bodean’s Bavarian Haus and Miss Molly’s Cakes. For the full list, check out this link.
There are plenty of rides for the thrill seekers and the younger or less adventurous members of the family.
Have fun and tag us in your shots from the festival (@Melbourne_Explorer).