11. City attractions and exhibitions
While Melburnians have been cooped up at home, we have dreamed of the day we can head out and enjoy all the city has to offer. From aquariums and zoos to foodie adventures; from rotating exhibits and attractions to day experiences like Puffing Billy or a day at the snow; to a trip to the Yarra Valley, an escape room or day out at Luna Park, we are bustling with excitement at the chance to truly live in the world’s most liveable city once again.
12. Dancing into the night
Melbourne comes to life in the evening. Whether it's a rooftop dinner, drinks in a lounge, friends round for a movie or dancing until dawn, we are looking forward to being able to be out underneath the Southern Cross stars. From markets and festive nights and exhibits to simple drinks that roll into the night, we are ready to experience all Melbourne after dark has to offer.
13. Back to school
Parents city-wide will breathe a sigh of collective relief when students will be allowed back to childcare, school, and on-campus study. Giving parents the ability to concentrate on work or home duties, teachers the ability to conduct class in person, and kids the opportunity to be with their classroom pals on safe ground once again will make a big difference to a large portion of the community who hope they don’t have to hear the words ‘home school’ again!
14. Getting our life organised
For some, life has been put on pause while restrictions have been in place. From finally being able to get a tradie in to start those renovations started to planning that wedding, having those driving lessons, borrowing that library book or driving more than 15km to get that couch from a specialised store or Facebook Marketplace; being able to 'get a move on' with things we have wanted to organise but couldn't is a great way for us to be able to feel normal once again.
15. Looking forward to things
A large part of what we are looking forward to is freedom. Freedom to see friends and family in different suburbs. Freedom to lie on a beach, hug a friend, lazily walk through a botanical garden, have a long lunch, or get in the car for a romantic drive. Freedom to do what we like and to be spontaneous when the moment or feeling hits. Freedom to travel, and welcome travellers with open arms. Freedom to get excited again - for dinners, parties, shows, attractions, events and travels. We can't wait to look forward to all Melbourne and life has to offer.
-Remember to keep safe, wear a mask, check-in and adhere to COVID-19 safety measures in your area-