Make the most of the Labour Day long weekend from 11 - 13 March 2023, with these top picks.
Explore Werribee Park Mansion
Pack a picnic (or leave it to the experts) and explore the stunning grounds of Werribee Park Mansion (open daily including public holidays). Allow time to tour the interior of the Mansion and stroll across to the Victoria State Rose Garden to enjoy the roses while they’re still in bloom.
Making a weekend of it? Book in for lunch or a Barrel Hall Tasting at Shadowfax Winery or experience the Mansion after dark, with immersive theatre production What Was That on Saturday 11 March – tickets are limited so you’ll need to be quick.
Spend a Weekend out on the Green
Enjoy the challenging Greg-Norman designed championship golf course at Sanctuary Lakes Golf Club – a recent highlight for the Backstreet Boys during their Melbourne tour! Stay and Play onsite, with a weekend package at Quest Sanctuary Lakes. For more time on the green, head to Werribee Park Golf Club, known for its stunning views of Werribee River and K Road Cliffs.
Find a new Walking Trail
Enjoy the 5km return coastal walk from Werribee South Foreshore to Wyndham Harbour, with the the reward of ice cream and perhaps a round of mini golf to tempt you, or head to Point Cook and explore the beautiful Cheetham Wetlands and Point Cook Coastal Park, with post-walk refreshments at Hopheads.
Go on Safari
Turn your long weekend into an African safari at Werribee Open Range Zoo! The Safari Bus (included in entry) is a must. For more family fun, take your pick from mini golf, bowling, laser tag and bumper cars or the terrific playground at Wyndham Park.
Enjoy a Night of Good Food and Great Tunes
Enjoy the buzz of Labour Day Eve on Sunday 12 March at the Bridge Hotel Werribee, with live music from Tim and Caitlin Rizzoli (winners of The Voice Generations). Call 03 9742 2895 to book. Or head to another local favourite, The Park Werribee for DJ tunes until late.
Paint and Sip
You don’t have to be Van Gogh to enjoy these come-and-try painting sessions! Instructions and materials are provided, and you can even bring your own bottle of wine and grazing platter to enjoy. Pinot and Picasso are running two sessions on Saturday 11 March, including a Lemoncello Session and King Protea Session, with The Social Artist also running a Chasing Waterfalls Session.
Visit the B-24 Liberator Memorial Museum
Still buzzing from Avalon Airshow? Head to the B-24 Liberator Memorial Museum for an inside look at the restoration of the only Liberator in the Southern Hemisphere. The Museum is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, 9.30am – 3.30pm and admission is $10.
Find a range of accommodation options to extend your stay including Lancemore Mansion Hotel Werribee Park, Quest and Holiday Inn.