Mother's Day in Melbourne: The Best Spots to Spoil Mum in 2021

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There really is no end of ways to treat the special women in your life in Melbourne this Mother's Day—and (spoiler alert), the vast majority of them involve indulging in some delicious food and drink. Consider our interest well and truly piqued! 

Here are some of the best things to do in Melbourne this Mother's Day (and a friendly reminder to kids/dads/husbands/mums/wives/partners reading this: make sure you get in early and BOOK!). 

1. Mother's Day High Tea at Melbourne Museum

Mother's Day High Tea at Melbourne Museum
This unique, one-of-a-kind high tea at Melbourne Museum is the perfect way to spoil Mum this Mother's Day!


Spoil mum with an indulgent, one-of-a-kind High Tea at Melbourne Museum. Overlooking the lush green canopies of the Forest Gallery in Treetops, the whole family can enjoy a delicious High Tea menu complete with coffee, tea and sparkling wine, live acoustic music and a surprise gift for mum.

Where:     Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson St, Carlton 
When:      Sunday 9 May 2021. 12 pm or 2.30 pm sitting
Cost:        $99-$110 per adult, $50 per child

2. Mother's Day Lunch Cruise on the Yarra River

Mother's Day Lunch Cruise on the Yarra River
Soak up the beauty of scenic Melbourne on this gorgeous river tour, complete with delicious lunch! 


The perfect pick for Melbourne mothers, spoil Mum with a relaxing 3-hour lunch cruise along the scenic Yarra River. The mouth-watering menu includes gems like a beef eye fillet and Moroccan salmon, a kids menu and mini desserts for afters—all to be washed down with a range of beers and wines (for the grownups, of course!). 

Where:     Departing from Southbank Promenade
When:      Sunday 9 May 2021, 12 pm - 3 pm 
Cost:        $105 per adult, $65 per child aged 13-17, $45 per child aged 2-12

3. Mother's Day Lunch at Ludlow

Ludlow Mother's Day Lunch
Treat her to a delicious lunch at Ludlow this Mother's Day.


Book in for a delicious Mother’s Day Lunch at Ludlow to kick off your Mother's Day celebrations this year. This Southbank gem is offering a special 3-course shared luncheon menu with a glass of Chandon on arrival for $79 per person. Children aged 6 and under eat free and children 7 to 17 years can choose from the a la carte menu. Sold! 

Where:     Ludlow Bar & Dining, 6 Riverside Quay, Southbank
When:      Sunday 9 May 2021
Cost:        $79 per adult, children 6 and under eat free

4. Puffing Billy Mother's Day Brunch or Lunch

Puffing Billy Mother's Day
Experience an ultra-unique Mother's Day this year with brunch on the Puffing Billy railway.


Give your mum the VIP experience she deserves this Mother’s Day with an intimate Brunch on the Puffing Billy Railway at the heritage-listed Nobelius Packing Shed! Travel in open-side carriages through the picturesque Dandenong Ranges before stopping at Nobelius Station to enjoy a locally sourced grazing platter. 

Visitors have the opportunity to explore the Nobelius Heritage Park before boarding the return train bound for Belgrave station!

Where:     1 Old Monbulk Rd, Belgrave
When:      Sunday 9 May 2021, depart 10 am, return 1.25 pm
Cost:        $105 per adult, $92 per child (5 years +)

5. Eureka 89 Mother's Day Lunch or Dinner

Eureka 89 Mother's Day Lunch
Treat Mum to a special experience in the sky this Mother's Day at Eureka 89.


Enjoy sprawling views of the city you love, with the people you love at Eureka 89 this Mother's Day! The menu is bursting with 3 courses of deliciousness for lunch and 4 for dinner (hello, cheese course!), as well as plenty of wines, cocktails, mocktails, spirits and beers. Bottoms up!

Where:     Level 89, Eureka Tower, 7 Riverside Quay, Southbank
When:      Sunday 9 May 2021, lunch 12.30 - 3 pm, dinner 6 - 9 pm
Cost:        Lunch: $150 per adult, $105 per child (13 to 17 years), $60 per child (12 and under)
                 Dinner: $175 per adult, $130 per child (13 to 17 years), $60 per child (12 and under)

6. Afternoon Tea at the Windsor

Afternoon Tea at the Windsor
Pinkies up, everyone! This afternoon tea is sure to knock Mum's socks off this Mother's Day.


The Windsor's Mother's Day Afternoon Tea has long been an esteemed tradition, and this year will be no different! Expect a special Mother's Day Afternoon Tea menu with spectacular desserts, tea sandwiches and our signature scones, accompanied by speciality teas and sparkling wine. This Mother’s Day, there will also be a gorgeous silk flower wall—the perfect backdrop for a celebratory photo with Mum and your family!

Where:     The Hotel Windsor, 111 Spring St, Melbourne
When:      Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 May 2021, lunch 12.30 - 3 pm, dinner 6 - 9 pm
Cost:        Saturday 8th: Adults: $128 per adult, inclusive of one glass of sparkling wine, Children (7-12 years): $88 per child, Children (3-6 years): $68 per child
                 Sunday 9th: Adults: $168 per adult, inclusive of free-flow sparkling wine for 2 hours, Children (7-12 years): $98 per child, Children (3-6 years): $68 per child

7. Mother's Day Paint and Sip

Paint and Sip Melbourne Mother's Day
The perfect afternoon out, this paint and sip class is the ideal Mother's Day gift.


The perfect chance to spoil the important women in your life, give the gift of creativity and a treasured new memory in this fun Paint and Sip Class with Paint For Fun in Melbourne! 

During this class, the talented instructors will teach you step-by-step to paint this loving mamma with their child: blonde, brunette or redhead. Book a social painting afternoon, combine your class with drinks and take away, or order a grazing box to deliver to you (details provided after registration).

Where:     Garden Studios, Gasworks - 21 Graham Street, Albert Park
When:      Sunday 9 May 2021, 2 - 4.15 pm
Cost:        $55 per person

8. Mother's Day Classic

Mother's Day Classic Melbourne
Give back and remember special women this year by taking part in the Mother's Day Classic Local. 


The Mother's Day Classic remembers those who have been affected by or who are living with breast cancer and raising money for breast cancer research and is the perfect Mother's Day activity. 

You can train for 5km, 10km, 20km or choose your own distance—and you can walk, jog or run, it’s completely up to you! There are so many locations to choose from—see the full list here.

Where:     Various locations across Melbourne and VIC
When:      9th May 2021
Cost:        From $43 per child and $57.45 per adult

9. Mother’s Day High Tea at the Park Hyatt

Park Hyatt High Tea Mother's Day
Serving up all of your fancy favourites, high tea at the Park Hyatt this Mother's Day is the perfect treat!


Treat your mum to a memorable experience with a Mother's Day High Tea at the Park Hyatt Melbourne. Indulge in the timeless tradition of high tea with a French flair as award-winning international French Pâtissier - Chef Pierrick Boyer from Rêverie Café introduces an exquisite selection of pastries to Park Hyatt Melbourne’s high tea for Mother’s Day! As a special gift, all mothers joining Park Hyatt Melbourne High Tea will take home an exceptional gift, specially crafted by Pierrick Boyer.

Where:     Park Hyatt Melbourne, 1 Parliament Square, Parliament Pl Melbourne
When:      Sunday 9 May 2021, 12 - 2.30 pm or 3.30 - 6 pm
Cost:        $115 per person - includes a Gin inspired cocktail on arrival, free-flowing of sparkling rosé, tea and coffee, $49 per child  (4-12yrs) – includes non-alcoholic beverages, $25 per                     child (3yrs and under) – includes non-alcoholic beverages

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