Subscribe      List an Event or Business      Invite a Writer      Write for WN      Writers      Other Locations
list an event      1 million Australian readers every month      facebook

QV Tropical Retreat - QV Melbourne

Home > Melbourne > Family | Free | Fun Things To Do | Shopping
by Lionel (subscribe)
Join me as I travel, play, eat, live and work in cities and places around the world.
Event: -
Exclusively at QV Melbourne's Tropical Retreat

June can be depressing especially on days when Melbourne puts on a thick grey and wet cloak. These are the times when I start dreaming of tropical destinations by the water. Maybe the steamy warmth of Bali or at least the sunshine on the Gold Coast if I can't get out of Australia. I can now save my travel dollars and still escape the icy Melbourne chills. QV Melbourne is bringing the tropics to me.

This popular shopping mall in the city has created a beach-themed sanctuary in their square. Aptly named the 'QV Tropical Retreat', this pop-up is the summer oasis during winter.

Just think green palms, bird of paradise foliage, hanging vines, bright tropical flowers surrounding an island with a sandy beach, complete with relaxation areas for a summer drink with friends. The air is warm and thick with the scent of the tropics.

Resembling an island-style beach resort, visitors can get out of the cold and into a warm hive of Club Med-like tropical activities. Weekdays will feature free lunches from QV Melbourne's dining establishments, tropical terrarium classes, cocktail classes, fruit carving, yoga, hula competitions and free manicures. Exotic animals including a special appearance by ABC TV's Wild Action warrior Chris Humfreys will change your weekends. The delicious pineapple wedge on the island cocktail is a luxurious Queensland holiday for one lucky visitor.

Here are some of the highlights at QV Tropical Retreat for the entire month of June:

Free Lunches – QV's food retailers including Roll'd, Mad Mex, Grill'd and Shophouse kitchen will be serving tropical lunches every weekday. Be sure to get in fast for a free feed. 12pm weekdays, 4-27 June

Juice Bar – fruit juice will be served in the QV Tropical Retreat making it the perfect spot to catch up with friends or unwind during the day. 12pm-5pm, daily from 4 – 27 June

Tropical Cocktail Classes – A great way to unwind after a busy day is to head over to the QV Tropical Retreat for evening cocktail classes with the expert mixologists from Red Spice Road. Book online at the QV website. 6:30pm-7:30pm, 5, 12, 19 June

Tropical Terrarium Classes – Flower Temple will be conducting tropical terrarium making classes each Wednesday evening to help you create your own piece of tropical flora. Book online at the QV website. 6pm-7:30pm, 4, 11, 18, 25 June

Tropical Cupcake Classes – Learn how to bake tropical flavour cupcakes with the experts. The Cupcake Family will guide you. Book online at the QV website. 12:30pm-2:00pm, 4, 11, 18, 25 June

Yoga – The surrounds of QV Tropical Retreat will play host to yoga classes by QV's resident fitness experts, Fitness First. 6:30pm-7:30pm, 9, 16, 23 June

Tropical Birds – Come face-to-face with tropical birds while enjoying free tropical juices from 1pm. 12pm-3pm, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 & 22 June

Tropical Nail Art – Want tropical nail art? Beauty experts, Goddess of Nail & Beauty will be on site offering free ways to liven up the manicures. 11am-12:30pm, 9, 16, 23 June

Here's a toast of delight to you QV Melbourne, my tropical holiday venue for the month of June.
Help us improve  Click here if you liked this article  100
*Lionel was invited as a guest
Share: email  facebook  twitter
Why? Where else can you get a tropical retreat in Melbourne?
When: Refer to website
Phone: 03 9207 9200
Where: QV Melbourne
Cost: Free & ticketed events
Your Comment
The place looks amazing. I love the sound of all the classes you can go to.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12604) 2309 days ago
More Melbourne articles
Articles from other cities
by Bombay Extra Dry on 13/06/2014
Top Events
Popular Articles