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Mother’s Day in Melbourne: Dining options and things to do

Our top picks for what to eat, see and do in Melbourne this Mother’s Day.

There really is no better place to spend Mother's Day than in the "culinary capital" of Australia.

If you're lost for ideas to celebrate the special women in your life, then look no further – we've got more than enough for you to plan the perfect day.


Our top picks for Mother's Day breakfast in Melbourne

For a Mother's Day gift that is truly magical, take your mum out for breakfast. A special occasion deserves a special treat.

Vibrant Five-Star Pullman Stay with Daily Breakfast

Vibrant Five-Star Pullman Stay with Daily Breakfast from Luxury Escapes

  • Inclusions: 1-hour hot air balloon experience and hotel champagne breakfast
  • Location: Melbourne, Victoria
  • Cost: $449 for 2 people
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Seafood Brunch Cruise with Champagne

Seafood Brunch Cruise with Champagne from RedBalloon

  • Inclusions: 2.5-hour cruise, glass of champagne on arrival, hot and cold canapés, meat carvery, seafood, fresh salad, dessert, tea and coffee
  • Location: Departs from Docklands
  • Cost: $250 for 2 people
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Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Melbourne with Breakfast

Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Melbourne with Breakfast from RedBalloon

  • Inclusions: 1-hour hot air balloon experience and hotel champagne breakfast
  • Location: Departs from Melbourne CBD
  • Cost: $1,218 for 2 people
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Our top picks for Mother's Day lunch and takeaways in Melbourne

Maybe Mum's not a morning person (that's okay). Treat her to lunch instead at one of these great lunch spots in Melbourne.

Arthurs Seat Eagle and Family Lunch for Four

Arthurs Seat Eagle and Family Lunch for Four from Experience Oz

  • Inclusions: Food and beverage menu selection, and return tickets for Arthurs Seat Eagle Ride
  • Location: Green Olive at Red Hill
  • Cost: $270 for 2 adults and 2 kids
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Share Plates with Cocktails

Share Plates with Cocktails from RedBalloon

  • Inclusions: Share plates, premium cocktail
  • Location: Freshwater Place, 3 Queens Bridge St, Southbank
  • Cost: $79 for 2 people
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Steakhouse Lunch

Steakhouse Lunch from RedBalloon

  • Inclusions: Signature meat dishes, 2 glasses of wine, beer or soft drink
  • Location: Freshwater Place Queensbridge Square, 3 Queens Bridge St, Southbank
  • Cost: $99 for 2 people
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Ultimate Seafood Experience

Ultimate Seafood Experience from RedBalloon

  • Inclusions: 2-course seafood menu for 2 and a bottle of house selected wine
  • Location: Freshwater Place Queensbridge Square, 3 Queens Bridge St, Southbank
  • Cost: $165 for 2 people
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Our top picks for Mother's Day dinner in Melbourne

Treat Mum to a special dinner in town to show her how much you love her on Mother's Day.

Romantic Private Dinner on the Yarra River

Romantic Private Dinner on the Yarra River from finder.com.au

  • Inclusions: 1.5-hour cruise on the river, 3-course meal including alcohol and soft drink
  • Location: 45 Newquay Promenade, Docklands
  • Cost: $589 for 2 people
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Greek Degustation with Matching Wines

Greek Degustation with Matching Wines from RedBalloon

  • Inclusions: 5-course Greek degustation
  • Location: 260A Swan St, Richmond
  • Cost: $280 for 2 people
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Steakhouse Dinner

Steakhouse Dinner from RedBalloon

  • Inclusions: 3-course dinner for 2, glass of house wine each
  • Location: 482 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn
  • Cost: $158 for 2 people
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Contemporary Thai Dinner

Contemporary Thai Dinner from RedBalloon

  • Inclusions: 4 entrees to share, 3 mains to share, 2 sides of Thai jasmine rice and a glass of wine each
  • Location: 18-20 Bridge Rd, Richmond
  • Cost: $169 for 2 people
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Our top picks for meal kits you can get delivered to Melbourne for Mother's Day in 2024

Enjoy Mother's Day in the comfort of your own home and spend time with the family whipping up a feast.

Perfect Pizza Oven At Home Kit

Perfect Pizza Oven At Home Kit from RedBalloon

  • Inclusions: Pizza Oven Kit in a gift box, bottle of red wine and pizza slice cutter
  • Location: Your home
  • Cost: $269
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Homemade Pasta Kit

Homemade Pasta Kit from RedBalloon

  • Inclusions: Homemade pasta-making kit presented in a gift box with satin tissue and ribbons, pasta-making machine, Molini pizza fine Italian flour, a bottle of Riparosso Illuminati, Don Antonio pasta sauce, a personal gift message and delivery.
  • Location: This kit can be delivered to any address in Australia.
  • Cost: $149.
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Homemade Spanish Paella Kit

Homemade Spanish Paella Kit from RedBalloon

  • Inclusions: Paella kit presented as a gift with satin tissue and ribbons, paella pan, Spanish paella rice, paella spices, a bottle of Tocado Macabeo white wine, a bottle of Tocado Grenache red wine, a spatula, a personalised message and delivery.
  • Location: This kit can be delivered to any address in Australia.
  • Cost: $139.
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Gourmet Gift Hamper

Gourmet Gift Hamper from Edible Blooms

  • Inclusions: Dancing Monkey honeycomb and rocky road, Rowe & Hunt smoked almonds and cinnamon almonds, The Treat Co. coconut apricot balls and choc coated raspberries, Charlie's – cheese bites, Lindt milk chocolate balls, golden flower card with a Belgian milk chocolate, signature Edible Blooms Hamper delivery box and packaging including a free gift card.
  • Location: Your home.
  • Price: $79.
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Our top picks for Mother's Day high tea in Melbourne

Nothing says Mother's Day quite like sipping on tea and indulging on petit fours.

Yarra River Cruise with High Tea

Yarra River Cruise with High Tea from Adrenaline

  • Inclusions: 2-hour Yarra River cruise, a delicious high tea, desserts, and a glass of sparkling wine
  • Location: Yarra River, Melbourne
  • Cost: $99 per person
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High Tea and Bubbles

High Tea and Bubbles from RedBalloon

  • Inclusions: 3-tier high tea, glass of sparkling wine and tea each
  • Location: 180 St Kilda Rd, Southbank
  • Cost: $79 per person
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High Tea Experience with Optional Sparkling for Two People

High Tea Experience with Optional Sparkling for Two People from Groupon

  • Inclusions: 3 plates of decadent desserts and flavoursome savouries, finger sandwiches, mini pies and a glass of sparkling wine
  • Location: Cnr Exhibition & Lonsdale St, Melbourne, VIC 3000
  • Cost: $104 for a high tea experience for 2 people
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  • If you have dietary requirements, including a gluten-free or vegan diet, be sure to contact the restaurant or cafe and let it know when you order.

Things to do on Mother's Day in Melbourne

Mystery Picnic in Melbourne

Mystery Picnic in Melbourne from Klook

  • Inclusions: Self-guided mystery picnic experience, picnic items and food to collect on the way
  • Location: Melbourne, CBD
  • Cost: $140 for 2 people
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Pottery Workshop with High Tea

Pottery Workshop with High Tea from Classbento

  • Inclusions: High tea, clay activity, succulent
  • Location: 2 Alfred Place, South Melbourne
  • Cost: $89 per person
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Chocolate and Dessert Walking Tour

Chocolate and Dessert Walking Tour from Klook

  • Inclusions: Tour guide, 5 chocolate/dessert stops, chocolate tastings, cheese and chocolate matching experience, Colombian dessert, hot chocolate, chocoholic survival kit
  • Location: 100 Elizabeth St, Melbourne
  • Cost: $99 per person
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Yarra Valley Wine All-Inclusive Tour

Yarra Valley Wine All-Inclusive Tour from Klook

  • Inclusions: Transport from Melbourne, tastings at 4 wineries, a 1-course lunch with glass of wine
  • Location: Departs from Melbourne
  • Cost: $165 per person
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Seafood Cooking Class and Lunch

Seafood Cooking Class and Lunch from Classbento

  • Inclusions: 7 unique treasured recipes, exquisite lunch/dinner to take home worth $80+, luxury grazing board complimentary worth $100+ and more
  • Location: Bentleigh or Berwick
  • Cost: $240 per person
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Dumpling Cooking Class

Dumpling Cooking Class from Classbento

  • Inclusions: All ingredients, tuition, a dumpling feast with a glass of sparkling wine, and online recipes
  • Location: 393 Victoria St, Abbotsford VIC
  • Cost: $139 per person
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City Sightseeing Kayak Tour

City Sightseeing Kayak Tour from Klook

  • Inclusions: Tour, double sea kayak, safety equipment
  • Location: Alexandra Gardens, Melbourne CBD
  • Cost: $82 per person
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Resin Cheese Board and Sip Class

Resin Cheese Board and Sip Class from Classbento

  • Inclusions: 2-hour resin cheese board class, all materials required, wooden coasters in resin, glass of wine or soft drink
  • Location: 2 Alfred Place, South Melbourne
  • Cost: $165 per person
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Great Ocean Road Small-Group Ecotour

Great Ocean Road Small-Group Ecotour from Viator

  • Inclusions:coffee and/or tea, friendly and informative guide, pick-up from selected hotels and national park fees
  • Location: Departs from your hotel in the Melbourne CBD
  • Cost: $145 per person
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2-Hour Boat Hire

2-Hour Boat Hire from finder.com.au

  • Inclusions: 2-hours of cruise time, electric boat with 2 tables, fridge, esky under seat, stereo with 3.55mm AV jack and USB charging port for phones
  • Location: 45 Newquay Promenade, Docklands
  • Cost: $299 for 2 hours
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SEA LIFE Aquarium Melbourne

SEA LIFE Aquarium Melbourne from RedBalloon

  • Inclusions: Entry to Melbourne Aquarium and all on-site presentations
  • Location: King St, Melbourne
  • Cost: FREE for mums and primary carers who sign up to the newsletter by 11.59pm AEST on 11 May 2023. Otherwise $47 per person.
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Cocktails and Meze

Cocktails and Meze from RedBalloon

  • Inclusions: 90-minute cocktail making class and assorted meze
  • Location: 260A Swan St, Richmond
  • Cost: $200 for 2 people
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Discover penguins, seals, and other inhabitants of Victoria's coast and ocean at the Wild Sea exhibition. Available for booking on select dates at Klook. T&Cs apply.
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Get close views of animals like koalas, kangaroos, wombats, and penguins at Viator. Available for booking on select dates. T&Cs apply.
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Available for booking on select dates at Experience Oz. It includes a free digital photo pass valued at $26, an Ocean Invaders interactive jellyfish exhibit, and Daily shows and presentations. T&Cs apply.
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Available for booking on select dates at RedBalloon. It includes overnight camping at Melbourne Zoo in tents (suitable for two adults) and dinner, supper, and breakfast. T&Cs apply.

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