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Five reasons to pop into Melbourne in April

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Now that we’re in Autumn and well on our way to winter, you would think that things would begin to slow down for the bustling city of Melbourne. But, as the weather cools down, things are only beginning to heat up.

Take advantage of our excellent Port Phillip Ferries service and experience what is up and coming in Melbourne this April.

Laughs are abounding at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, running between March 28 and April 22 and now entering its 31st year as it continues to gain popularity. With such internationally renowned acts as Arj Barker and Stephen K Amos performing their latest acts, Melbourne truly becomes the centre of the comedy world for April.

Get to the Melbourne Town Hall and check out the big board of names to see what tickles your funny bone. You never know who, or what, you will discover.

Open all day every day till April 29, the Brickman Awesome Lego Exhibition is perfect for the kids. Showcasing jaw-dropping models such as a NASA SLS rocket standing at an enormous 7.5m tall and a full-sized LEGO® Australian saltwater crocodile, weighing over 60kgs and built using more than 40,000 LEGO® bricks, this exhibition is not to be missed.

Not just for the young ones though, this boundary pushing exhibition will have your inner child bursting to get to work and just build, build, build.

Showing at the Melbourne Museum in Carlton, Brickman Awesome is something you simply must block out time for when visiting Melbourne this April.

A day of national remembrance, ANZAC Day reverberates with all Australians as a meaningful time to reflect on our past and commemorate those who have served this country.

To attend the dawn service, travel to Melbourne the night before to ensure you’re there to witness the tradition.

While in Melbourne, take advantage of the spectacle that is ANZAC Day footy. A yearly tradition, the fierce rivalry of Essendon and Collingwood never fails to deliver an entertaining result that lights up the MCG in front of 90,000 fans. Be sure to book your tickets in advance though, as they are sure to sell out fast.

Take a trip down the rabbit hole with Wonderland, an immersive visual experience featured at ACMI in Federation Square.

Exploring how filmmaking, special effects and technology have changed and reimaged one of pop culture’s most beloved characters, this exhibition follows the timeless Lewis Carrol character’s evolution. From her first publishing in 1865 to her many different appearances across the big and little screens, you’ll be enthralled and left feeling curiouser and curiouser.

Step through the looking glass anytime this April and treat yourself to an exhibition that has involved some of the country’s most cutting-edge artists and designers.

Based on the cult Australian film by the same name, Priscilla – Queen of the Desert is earning rave reviews with tickets selling fast. For a fabulous night in Melbourne, look no further than the Regent Theatre.

Make some time this April and take a trip with Port Phillip Ferries to visit the state’s capital. With so much to do and see you’ll wish every month was April.