Mother’s Day is almost here, which means it’s time to show our mums how much we love and appreciate them. Most of us do it almost every day, but it’s still nice to do something special for the person who gave us life. Melbourne offers countless ideas for activities we can take advantage of on May 14. In fact, the city provides so many opportunities, that it’s easy to get lost, confused, or to miss something great. Here’s a small guide of some of the greatest events and activities for Mother’s Day in Melbourne.
Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. This is probably one of the coolest attractions in Melbourne. It’s a fleet of iconic trams from 1927, which have been repurposed as restaurants. You can sit back and enjoy a trip around Melbourne while eating a delicious meal and drinking fine wine. It’s a great way to spend time with your mum in a more interesting setting. While you dine, the tram will glide through the city streets and on to South Melbourne, St Kilda, Prahran and Malvern, passing some of the most iconic landmarks on its way. You can check availability and make a reservation on their website. The departure point is from the tram stop at Normanby Road, South Melbourne, near the Crown Casino.
Mother’s Day Buffet Lunch at Swanston Hotel – Melbourne Grand Mercure. The Swanston hotel will spoil mums and their company even more this year. In 2017, our mums can enjoy a 3-hour buffet lunch, that includes hot selections, cold dishes, seafood, a live carvery station and a wide range of desserts to choose from. Every dining mum will also get a glass of sparkling wine and a box of chocolates as a gift. The price for the event is $75, and if you pay $20 extra, you will get unlimited access to all kinds of drinks. You can make a reservation by calling the hotel at 03 8662 1395. You can check the menu here.
Mother’s Day at Bohemian. The Bohemian is a classy and authentic Spanish restaurant located in the central part of Melbourne. Every year on Mother’s Day, they go out of their way to make mums feel loved and appreciated. This year they will prepare a three-course lunch or dinner for your mum, including an entrée, a main course and a dessert, all specifically crafted for this special day. The price for this nice experience is $59 per person. Reservations can be made online.
Mother’s Day Degustation Lunch at Akachochin. If your mum is a fan of Eastern cuisine, then the Akachochin restaurant located on 33 South Wharf Promenade is the perfect choice for your Mother’s Day celebrations. The head chef Hitoshi Yoshida will spoil you with a tempting four-course degustation of modern Japanese dishes. And the beautiful Izakaya style environment will help you relax and experience a traditional Japanese environment. Check their website for more information.
Mother’s Day Lunch at Melbourne Zoo. The Melbourne Zoo also has a special offer for Mother’s Day. Now you can show your mum how much you love her by treating her to a two-course lunch, some bubbles, a Jazz band and a visit to the zoo. The price of the ticket is $90 for adults and $45 for children. The zoo entrance is at 11am and the lunch starts at 12 pm. You can book your tickets here.
Adventure and Relaxation Activities
Mother’s Day Classic Fun Run 2017. If you have a sporty or adventurous mum, the following activities are perfect for them. Every Mother’s Day for the last 18 years, a gre
at number of Australians have walked or run to honour those affected by breast cancer and raise money for further research. This year will be no exception. The Melbourne event includes a 4km and 8km walk and run around Alexandra Gardens and the Tan Track. Find out more here.
Mother’s Day Cruises 2017. Another great activity you can enjoy with your mum. The event includes a 2.5-hour cruise from Docklands to Williamstown, sightseeing, champagne and lots of seafood – fresh prawns & oysters, sushi, as well as roast meats and vegetables. This way you can combine 3 great activities – sailing, looking at beautiful views and eating delicious food. For more details, visit the website.
Mother’s Day Tea Degustation. If your mom is a fan of tea, then this is the right event for you. The Hightea Tea Degustation will include a wide range of organic teas you can taste through their five-course high tea degustation menu. The menu will also include delicious sweets and finger food. The event will take place in the Highfield Estate at 330 Barringo Road, New Gisborne. You can make a reservation here.
Peninsula Hot Springs. The Peninsula Hot Springs is the perfect place to spend Mother’s Day, if your mum loves to relax, get some massages, dine and be pampered for the whole day. There are many rock pool baths with different water temperatures, they offer all kinds of massages and treatments, and they provide all kinds of activities. You can choose from their various promotional offers prepared especially for Mother’s Day. Check them out on their website.
Visit Some Wineries. Some people say that a nice glass of fine wine can take all your troubles away in an instant. So why not treat your mum to a whole day of wine tasting in a pleasant surrounding? What can be more relaxing than that? You can find many wineries in the Yarra Valley or on Mornington Peninsula. Some of the most popular wineries that come to mind are De Bortoli, Domaine Chandon and Chateau Yering in the Yarra Valley and Red Hill Estate, Willow Creek and Montalto in the Mornington Peninsula.
Enjoy this year’s Mother’s Day and remember to love and appreciate your mums every day of the year!
Author Bio: Jane Wilson is a full-time working mom and a blogger from Melbourne. She runs a small lifestyle blog called Modern Housewives and she manages the Melbourne branch of Fantastic Cleaners. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, going for long walks, cooking, finding new home and garden projects to work on and exploring interesting events around Melbourne. You can easily contact her on Facebook and Twitter.