Enjoy Southbank and beyond while staying in
As restrictions on non-essential activities like dining out at restaurants, catching a theatre production, wandering through an art gallery, or going to the gym begin to tighten, it is vitally important we continue to keep doing things we love to maintain normalcy in this unprecedented time.
We are all different and like different things. Fortunately, there are several businesses and institutions throughout Southbank and beyond that are adapting to this time of change and creating new ways to stay connected with the community.
To keep you inspired while indoors, we have created a list of social distancing-friendly activities, and offerings to consider whenever you are looking to do something exciting or adventurous!
Feeling like something to eat or drink?
Start your morning with quick stroll down to Southgate and grab yourself a fresh barrista-made coffee courtesy of the team at Bluetrain.
Let The Atlantic’s executive chef, Nick Mahlook, bring all the elegance of fine-dining into your home, thanks to the launch of the restaurant’s specially curated 'At Home' catering service.
In the mood for seafood? Red Emperor is open for business and offering locals some amazing take-away meal options delivered to the door.
Want to cook it yourself?
In addition to its 'At Home' dining offering, the team at The Atlantic is also giving locals an opportunity to create some of its specialty menu options at home, which includes the restaurant's revered Chilli Salt Calamari, Pink Rockling Schnitzel and classic John Dory.
Along with delivering food packages, Atlas Dining has also created a weekly livestream cooking masterclass where you can tune in and learn to cook some of the restaurant's more renowned menu items.
Something for art lovers:
Take a virtual tour through some of the National Gallery of Victoria’s latest exhibitions. Get started and explore the wonderful world of fashion with Collecting Comme.
Keen to watch a classic film? Tune into ACMI’s Twitter, Facebook or Instagram every Tuesday to stay across the latest Virtual Cinematheque announcements, screenings and other virtual event programming.
Looking for an adventure?
Zoos Victoria has created Animal House – a digital streaming platform which brings exotic animals of all shapes and sizes living at Melbourne Zoo, and Werribee Open Range Zoo, into your living room!
Below are a few shortcuts to start your next wildlife adventure:
Its doors may be closed; however, Melbourne Museum is still open for business! Immerse yourself in a range of adventure-packed virtual walk-throughs, digital exhibits and Q&As.
Here are a couple of awesome digital exhibits to get you exploring:
Stay well everyone and happy exploring!