In the height of summer, what better way to cool off than visiting the one and only, Melbourne Ice Bar. Step into the ice-filled bar, sample some of their incredible cocktails and chill out (quite literally). This centrally located, tourist destination in the heart of Melbourne is worth putting on your Australia bucket list, especially if you’ve never visited an Ice Bar before.
I have put together this complete guide of Melbourne Ice Bar including where it is, how to get there, how much it costs and what to expect!
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Where Is Melbourne Ice Bar
Ice Bar Melbourne is located in Federation Square, right opposite the Flinders Street Station.
Surrounded by things such as the ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image), shopping stores, cathedrals and just off the river, right in the heart of the city.
Melbourne Ice Bar is bound to be close to everything during your visit to Melbourne.
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How To Get To Melbourne Ice Bar
If you’re in the city already, head to Federation Square and make your way to the ACMI. It’s in this building where you’ll find the IceBar Melbourne.
If you’re not already in the city, jump on the train or tram and make your way to Flinders Street Station. Luckily The Melbourne Ice Bar is just a stone’s throw away from the Free Tram Zone, meaning you can get here for free if you’re close enough.
Melbourne Ice Bar Prices
The standard entry to Melbourne Ice Bar is around $39 AUD, however, when booking online with Klook you can save a couple of dollars and get this for $37 AUD. The standard entry also includes a complimentary cocktail.
There are also other types of entry packages to Melbourne Ice Bar which aren’t included in the standard entry price. These include upgrading to a fur jacket for $49 AUD, Non-alcoholic adult tickets for $40 AUD and also book as a family for $99 AUD.
You can also purchase photographs for $6 AUD per image after you’ve experienced the Ice Bar. Note: You are not allowed to take photos inside the Ice Bar Melbourne with your own camera.
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IceBar Melbourne is inside the ACMI building
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What To Expect At The Melbourne Ice Bar
Upon arrival to Melbourne Ice Bar, you’ll get rugged up in boots (if you’re wearing sandals) as well as a fur-lined poncho to keep you warm. You’ll have to put all your belongings in a locker as you’re not allowed to take them in with you.
Enter through the fridge-type door and into the one and only, IceBar Melbourne. In the bar, you’ll be welcomed by several ice sculptures, an ice hockey table as well as several ice thrones. Head up to the Ice Bar and explore the detailed cocktail menu, order your drink and enjoy the atmosphere.
Feeling a little more adventurous? Take a shot from the ice sculpture and have your photo taken at the same time.
Chill out, enjoy the environment, play some of the games and take part in having several pictures taken for the memories. Sooner or later you’ll start feeling a little cold so either brave it out and have another drink or head out and admire some of the pictures you’ve had taken.
Melbourne Ice Bar is such a unique experience and definitely something worth checking out. Especially if it’s a hot day, cool down in the best way possible here at the Melbourne Ice Bar.
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Ice Bar Melbourne Facts
- This is Australia’s one and only Ice Bar.
- Melbourne Ice Bar is open 7 days a week, from 11am – late.
- Kids are also welcome in IceBar Melbourne until 7pm every day.
- On Wednesdays, it’s buy 1 get 1 FREE and Melbourne Ice Bar!!
- Note, if you’re a foreign visitor, you may be asked to show your passport, so plan ahead and bring this with you.
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Final Thoughts On Melbourne Ice Bar
Having never been in an Ice Bar before, I didn’t know what to expect. Ice Bar Melbourne reached my expectations and then some.
From the friendly staff, the fun environment and not to mention, the super cool bar. The cocktails were out of this world, well worth the price and every little detail had been thought of. From the fur on the seats to keep you warm and the props to use for the photos.
Being the only Ice Bar in Australia, it really isn’t worth missing out on Melbourne Ice Bar. Centrally located and in the hub of Melbourne, it’s so easy to swing by and grab a drink.
You can either pop in for a drink, experience the Ice Bar then head out again or if you’re looking to spend a longer time in the bar, take a seat and make your way through the menu.
Not only is Ice Bar Melbourne perfect for tourists to visit in the afternoon/evening, but it would also be great for hen parties, stag do’s or even birthday parties. A highly recommended tourist spot in Melbourne!
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Best Places To Stay In Melbourne
Melbourne has hundreds of accommodations to choose from so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay in Melbourne to suit the needs of luxury travelers and budget backpackers. See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:
Luxury: Crowne Plaza
Arguably the largest and most luxurious hotel within the city, the Crowne Plaza. Located right on the South Wharf and in the heart of the city. From concierge, luxury large rooms, comfortable beds and a top-quality restaurant located at the foot of the hotel, this is perfect for those looking for a luxury stay in Melbourne.
Mid Range: Miami Hotel Melbourne
Located in West Melbourne and within walking distance to the city center, Miami Hotel makes for the perfect mid-range accommodation in Melbourne. With small, compact rooms, equipped with kitchenette, private bathrooms and wifi, this hotel is great value for money. Perfect for couples, traveling friends and families.
Budget: Discovery Parks
This one is perfect for those on a budget, whether you’re a backpacker, couple or solo traveler. If you’re traveling in a van, this accommodation option is perfect for you. Discovery Parks campground, located in Braybrook, North-West of the city has to be one of the nicest campgrounds around. With heated, clean toilets and shower rooms, wifi and swimming pool. If you’re not traveling in a van, book into one of their many cabins. A little more expensive than the campsites but still well worth the money and you still get to make use of the incredible features. This accommodation is a little further out of the city so either jump on the train or take a taxi.
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WHAT TO PACK FOR MELBOURNE
Everyday Backpack: One of the best backpacks on the market! The Nomatic 20L Backpack is perfect for on the go adventures. Featuring multiple storage spaces for valuables, drink bottles, chargers, notebooks and more. This sleek backpack was designed for you.
Universal Power Adapter: Don’t leave home without one! I highly recommend getting this Universal Power Adapter so that you are able to charge all of your electronics when you’re on the road. Compatible in Asia, UK, Europe, Africa, USA, SA and Australia.
Hidden Money Belt: I never go on a trip without one! The best thing is they are always out of sight, hidden beneath your clothing. With RFID blocking, they are perfectly designed to keep your credit cards, cash and other valuables safe when you’re out adventuring!
Waterproof Phone Case: A waterproof phone case is a must-have item! This universal case will keep your phone safe from water damage, sand and scratches during your adventures. Suitable for all smartphones.
Portable Charger: One of the best portable chargers on the market! The Anker Power Bank keeps your phone and accessories charged on those longer adventures. Featuring 2 USB charging ports, rechargeable battery, works with iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Oppo and Android.
Microfibre Travel Towel: To pack a towel or not to pack a towel? A standard bathroom towel can take up a lot of space in your travel bag. Get your hands on a quick-dry Microfibre Travel Towel which is perfect for the beach, backpacking, camping and general traveling.
Rain Jacket: A light-weight rain jacket is an absolute must when traveling! North Face waterproof rain jackets come in both men and women sizes, featuring a breathable mesh lining and adjustable hood that can be tucked away inside the collar.
Kindle: The best alternative for books! Kindle e-readers are perfect for long haul flights, reading on the beach or a quiet evening away from the bars. Kindle’s are waterproof with rechargeable batteries and adjustable light settings to suit indoor/outdoor conditions.
Packing Cubes: My favorite item in my backpack! Perfect for organizing your shirts, pants, jackets, socks, underwear and more. This 5 Set Packing Cubes makes packing easier and more efficient, adding extra space in your bag for your next trip.
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MY CAMERA GEAR
Everyday Camera: The most affordable mirrorless camera on the market! I personally use the Sony A7ii Mirrorless Camera on all of my adventures. It’s compact, lightweight and super easy to use for all levels of photography. A 28-70mm Sony lens is also included.
Drone Camera: Take your photography to new heights! The DJI Mavic Pro 2 Drone is at the top of the game when it comes to high-quality images and video, easy to control functions and traveler-friendly capabilities. I guarantee you won’t regret purchasing one.
GoPro Hero 8: One of the most popular cameras on the planet! I love using the GoPro Hero 8 for all of my underwater shots and fast-paced adventures. The GoPro Hero 8 captures the best moments with its wide range of functions that are very simple to use!
Camera Bag: My favorite camera bag I have ever owned! The Lowepro Protactic 450 AW II Camera Bag features a waterproof rain cover, drink bottle holder, padded compartments for cameras, drones, lenses, accessories and it also has a laptop pocket.
Selfie Stick: Everyone loves a good selfie, right!? The Sandmarc Metal Edition Selfie Stick is sleek, stylish and can extend to 1.2m. I find it much easier to take photos and videos with the GoPro when it is mounted to the Sandmarc Selfie Stick!
Camera Tripod: The Joby GorillaPod is suitable for all cameras. This tripod is easy to use and perfect for setting up a time-lapse video or even using it as a selfie stick. The legs are flexible so you can wrap it around a tree or a pole to get creative with your shot.
GoPro Dome: Have you ever wanted to capture those under/over water shots with the GoPro? This epic underwater GoPro dome housing is the best camera accessory to have to create the perfect 50/50 shot. I use mine every time I am in the ocean!
Memory Card: The best thing about SanDisk Extreme Pro is that it delivers maximum speed for images and videos. Having 64GB of storage means that you can store hundreds of files on this SD card for 2-3 days and not have to worry about running out of space.
External Hard Drive: As a photographer, my images and video files take up a lot of space on my MacBook so I use the WD Elements External Hard Drive to store everything. With 4TB worth of storage space, this is more than enough for 1 years worth of content.
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