Discover the best top things to do in Footscray, Australia including Sun Theatre Yarraville, City Circle Tram, Maribyrnong River Cruises, Spice Bazaar, Scienceworks, Cork and Canvas, Footscray Park, Heavenly Queen Temple, ArtVo, The Australian Ballet.
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5 based on 398 reviews
The Sun is a restored Art Deco suburban theatre; now a cinema. It has three (I think) cinemas of differing sizes and each are rather beautiful. The seats are new and are deep and comfortable with big wide arms to rest your drinks on.
It gets very crowded in the foyer and you need to book, especially on half-price night. Right outside the main entrance is a little piazza on the Yarraville strip where people have picnics or visit the adjoining restaurants. It's a great locality and the Sun occupies a central place in it.
4.5 based on 14 reviews
The City Circle Tram is a free and convenient way to see the sights of central Melbourne and the Docklands while experiencing a ride on one of the city's much loved heritage trams.An audio commentary provides details of city landmarks and major attractions such as the City Museum, Parliament House, Docklands, Federation Square, Melbourne Aquarium and the Princess Theatre.The City Circle Tram also links with other tram, train and bus routes around Melbourne.To catch the City Circle Tram, simply wait at any tram stop along the City Circle Tram route. These tram stops are specially marked with a City Circle sign.Trams operate in both directions every 12 minutes between 10am and 6pm from Sunday to Wednesday and between 10am and 9pm every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.City Circle Trams do not run on Christmas Day and Good Friday.
The City Circle Tram makes both clockwise and counter-clockwise laps around the central business district of Melbourne. This has a narrative which was somewhat helpful. The other great thing about the Melbourne Tram system is that it is completely free inside the central business district
5 based on 23 reviews
Was looking for an inexpensive new experience for 4 grandchildren during school vacation and they loved it! I have spent most of my life in the Footscray area yet learnt so much about the history of life on and around the River. We took our lunch with us and simply relaxed for a couple of hours. The youngest  while not interested in the history was delighted at the wild life and the river view of places he knew. [younger kids may need some entertainment] but the 7 & 9 yo's enjoyed following the map.
4.5 based on 24 reviews
I was gifted this by my husband for Christmas. We both attended. It was a delightful experience, very hands on & a lot of fun. The end result was delicious & served with wine or beer. Our host, Patrick was cheerful & engaged, and had a lot of helpful tips. The produce was fresh & tasty. We will try another lesson, looking forward to the Ethiopian course. Will also try one (or both) of the food tours, once the weather warms up.
4 based on 596 reviews
Scienceworks makes science an adventure! Through our changing Exhibitions, programs and shows, Scienceworks is the perfect day out for curious minds and active bodies! Inside: Imagine tomorrow today in the interactive and innovative Think Ahead exhibition; Take the sporting challenge and learn about the science behind moving your body; Designed especially for 3 - 8 year olds create your own city in Nitty Gritty Super City exhibition; Journey to the stars and beyond at the Melbourne Planetarium; Learn about electricity and lightning through spectacular demonstrations in the Lightning Room; Go on a guided tour of the historic Spotswood Pumping Station; Discover the evolution of Spotswood in the Spotswood Industrial Heritage Walk (mobile tour), and that's just start!
My kids and I spent 3 hours in Scienceworks and could've spent a lot longer. There were heaps of interactive displays that kids could get their hands on. Arrive early and you'll have the place to yourself for a while before the school kids turn up in their droves. Even with busloads of local school kids, there were enough things to do without waiting too long. My kids loved it. If you get there early, there is free parking on the street, otherwise you can pay for parking in the designated Scienceworks carpark.
5 based on 62 reviews
Australia's first 'Paint and Sip' studio host the trendiest night out! No experience required to join any of our 2 or 3 hour sessions. One of our talented artists will guide you step-by-step, from start-to-end, how to paint your sessions featured artwork while sipping your favourite beverage. Our Paint and Sip sessions are BYO. Bring along your favourite bottle along and we'll provided the glasses and fridge. To book visit our website under 'Public Sessions' and select from a small or large canvas, bring your favourite beverage and we'll handle the rest!
What a fantastic evening of laughter and art. A great crew very accommodating for any question i asked! Love this place
4 based on 22 reviews
Went out for Lunch with family.We ordered non -veg platter for starter which comes with 1 nan bread and had tandoori chicken,lamb seekh kebab,Chicken tikka.For mains we had had Masala dosa,Butter chicken,Butter chicken tikka masala,Kadai paneer,Chicken biryani with nan bread and tandoori roti.
Mains were very delicious especially the chicken biryani and curry dishes which were hot and tasty.Had mango lassi and salted lassi to finish our meal and it was spot on.
Service was friendly and nice but has room for improvement.
4 based on 17 reviews
Once you get past the dodgy Looking road which had us saying 'where is this taking us!' The temple and heavenly queen are both a beautiful site! It is in a great spot by the water, very pretty.
5 based on 583 reviews
Welcome to Australia's first immersive, 3D 'trick-art' gallery. Priceless photos. Unbelievable scenarios. Explore the interactive gallery with over 11 themed zones. Touch the art and have fun!
If you want to take some amazing photo's of the family or selfies, this is the place. The pictures are 3 dimensional, and there are many to see. There are no seats along the way, so it can be a bit tiring. If you have...MoreThank you Penelope for taking the time to review us! We hope you had an awesome time with us Regards, Team ArtVo
4.5 based on 186 reviews
The Australian Ballet exists to inspire, delight and challenge audiences through the power of its Performances. The Australian Ballet is one of the world's premier ballet companies and has delivered extraordinary Performances for over 50 years. A commitment to artistic excellence, a spirited style and a willingness to take risks have defined the company from its earliest days, both onstage and off. Moving effortlessly between the great classical Ballets and new contemporary commissions, the company has a uniquely Australian style, powered by artistry and athleticism. UPCOMING Ballets MURPHY | Melbourne 16 – 26 MAR | SYDNEY 6 – 23 APR THE MERRY WIDOW | SYDNEY 28 APR – 19 MAY | Canberra 25 – 30 MAY | Melbourne 7 – 16 JUN VERVE | Melbourne 21 – 30 JUN THE SLEEPING BEAUTY | Adelaide 6 - 12 JUL 2018 GISELLE | Melbourne 30 AUG – 8 SEP SPARTACUS | Melbourne 18 – 29 SEP | SYDNEY 9 – 24 NOV CINDERELLA | SYDNEY 30 NOV – 19 DEC
It really doesn't get much better than this! The performance (which celebrates Graeme Murphy's 50 year contribution to the Australian Ballet) starts of with a film clip of Graeme talking (amongst other things), about his passion in finding the artist in performers - that moment...MoreThanks for your review and thoughts on the production and costumes. Happy to hear you enjoyed the introductory short film which will form part of a documentary by Philippe Charluet. Keep your eye out for that one!
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