Christmas parties with a difference

RoyalAuto magazine

Tired of the same old Christmas work parties and get-togethers? Try these ideas for an event to remember, and use your RACV member discount to save.

November 2018


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Melbourne Star Wheel.


Brew up a party

Combine a Carlton Brewhouse tour and tasting (member price $27.90) with a Vietnamese lunch or dinner on Victoria Street. You can get there by tram from the CBD.

Love the laneways

Take an Undercover Hidden Laneways bar tour (member price $26.10). If you have 10 or more guests, they will run this as a private group.

Do dumplings

Take your team on a Dumpling Discovery Walk in the CBD, visiting four venues and sampling four kinds of dumplings. Member price is $76.50, and groups of 10 or more will run as a private group.

For art’s sake

Combine all the fun of a trip to ‘trick art’ gallery ArtVo (member price $25.20) with a meal in Docklands before or after. 

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'Trick art' gallery at ArtVo.


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Have a bite at Carlton United Breweries.


Drama queens

Have a three-course meal and a laugh on the side with the two-hour show at Witches in Britches Theatre Restaurant – (member price $80.10 Friday and Saturday, $70.10 Sunday to Thursday).

Float your boat

Take a punt on the ornamental lake in the Botanic Gardens (member price $22.50) and follow up with a picnic in beautiful surrounds.

Wheel deal

See the city from a great heights with a Melbourne Star Wheel Sparkling Flight, which includes a glass of sparkling, beer, wine, cider or soft drink (member price $32).

Paddle power

Check out Melbourne from water level with City Sights Kayak Tour along the Yarra River (member price $73.80). You could finish off with drinks and a meal at Southbank.

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A punt on the lake.


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Queen Victoria Market Ultimate Foodies Tour.


Cruise control

If you like your colleagues enough to see them on a Sunday, take them on a three-hour Melbourne Showboat Sunday Champagne and Seafood Brunch from Docklands to Williamstown return (member price $80.10).

To market

Eat your way through the market on a Queen Victoria Market Ultimate Foodies Tour, which includes generous tastings of seafood, pasta, cheese, fruit, wine and more (member price $62.10).

Kind of magic

Take the team to an evening of magic, illusion and mind-reading at an Impossible Occurrences magic show at the Marriott Hotel. A two-ticket deal works out at $27.50 a person. Go for yum cha in Chinatown before or after.

Something funny

Find out who has a sense of humour with dinner and a two-hour show at the Comics Lounge (member price $44 for a Wednesday or Thursday night).