Walking the streets of Paris, marveling at Big Ben and snapping up an authentic New York hot dog will soon become a reality as Melbourne welcomes its very first interactive travel experience, Wanderlust Melbourne. Set to open on Saturday 5 December, the pop up attraction invites visitors to traverse imaginary borders and be transported to five beloved cities and dream destinations; the bustling streets of London and New York, the beautiful Paris cityscape, an idyllic Tropical Beach and a snow-filled Winter Wonderland.
Located in Fitzroy and spread over five vibrant rooms, visitors enter via the departure gate and arrive into a world of sensory wonderment, immersing them in the sights, smells, touches and tastes of five different destinations – all without ever leaving Melbourne.
Tickets to Wanderlust Melbourne are $29.50 per person.
“As borders remain closed and the prospect of international travel still in the distant future, we wanted to help realise the travel dreams of Victorians and allow them to experience the excitement, joy and curiosity that comes with visiting somewhere new. Let us open the world to you and satisfy your wanderlust,” said Rachel Moore COO.
First stop on the journey is New York, a number one bucket list destination. Recreating the city’s iconic landmarks, Wanderlust Melbourne will bring to life the bright lights of Times Square, the heart of buzzing Broadway and the majesty of the Empire State Building. Finish off a saunter through the city that never sleeps with a tourist snap on Fifth Avenue and an authentic New York hot dog!
Cross international waters and step into the streets of London home to Big Ben, all things Union Jack and of course the red telephone box, a British cultural icon perfect for a picture moment.
Next on the itinerary is Paris, the city of love and a cultural haven of art, fashion and food. In this room, share a romantic moment under the Eiffel Tower, take a snap in front of the Mona Lisa or simply admire the 19th century cityscape and watch the world go by from outside the French Patisserie.
From a metropolis to tropical paradise, the beach room will be a place to relax where visitors can pull up a deck chair, feel the sand beneath their toes and stroll along the boardwalk while sipping on a mocktail from the Bamboo Beach Bar. For those who favour a cooler climate, the Winter Wonderland awaits with a magical wintery scene, a snowman to selfie with and the real snow stopper, a 4-metre snow dome! You never know it might even snow!
Wanderlust Melbourne can be booked for events of up to 100 people with a range of packages available. After the year that has been 2020, what better way to celebrate Christmas, a birthday or anything in between, in some of the world’s greatest locations.