Love your sport? Us too. In fact, at Urban Central, we can’t get enough of it.

This upcoming Easter Long Weekend, make sure you make your way to AAMI Park to cheer on Melbourne Victory as they take on the Central Coast Mariners in the final round of the A-League season.

There are also five AFL matches on in Melbourne this long weekend! Who will you be cheering for?

A-League: Melbourne Victory vs. Central Coast Mariners

  • $1·       Friday, 14th April 2017
  • $1·       AAMI Park
  • $1·       7:50pm

A-League is Australia’s primary competition for soccer, and the season is quickly drawing to a close!

The match between Melbourne Victory and the Central Coast Mariners marks the first of five matches that make up the 27th and final round for the 2016-17 A-League season.

With Melbourne Victory sitting comfortably in second position in the ladder, and the Mariners looking likely to get the Wooden Spoon, Victory is the clear favourite.

A top-6 finish means Victory will advance to the Finals Series, where two elimination finals and two semi finals during the second half of April lead us to the A-League Grand Final on 1st May. Go Victory!


A-League Tickets

Gates open at 6:30pm and the match starts at 7:50pm.

Ticket prices vary but start from as little as $6 for Junior General Admission (aged 4-6 years). Premium A Reserve tickets start from $27 for kids and $57 for adults. Get your tickets now from Ticketek!

Getting to AAMI Park

Don’t bother with expensive and tricky parking; take advantage of Melbourne’s public transport instead!

 Getting to AAMI Park from Urban Central is easy:

  • Walk up City road towards the CBD and catch the 70 tram from Spencer Street. This drops you right on the doorstep of AAMI Park in about 10 minutes!

  • Alternatively, catch the 12 tram up City road instead of walking

Easter Long Weekend

The Easter long weekend is where most people take their first proper break for the year. We’ve had a smattering of days off between January and March, but Easter gives us that coveted four-day long weekend.

Many take the opportunity to make plans and attend special events around Melbourne CBD. It’s also smack-bang in the middle of school holidays, so local kids can enjoy a mini stay-cation in their own city with their families, or those coming from further away can take advantage of a few nights away in the city.

Nearby Melbourne attractions include:

  • Botanical Gardens

  • Queen Victoria Market

  • ACMI

  • Albert Park Lake

  • St Kilda Beach and shopping

What’s on in Melbourne This Easter Long Weekend?

Good Friday AFL

In an AFL first, the Kangaroos and Bulldogs will face off on Good Friday.

The league has agreed on an evening match to ensure it doesn’t clash with Good Friday services during the day. The Roos will host the Dogs at Etihad Stadium at 4:20pm.

Buy your tickets from Ticketmaster now!

Other matches in Melbourne this weekend include:
Melbourne vs. Fremantle

Easter Saturday, 15th April 1:45pm; MCG

Carlton vs. Gold Coast Suns

Easter Saturday 15th April 7:25pm; Etihad Stadium

Collingwood vs. St Kilda

Easter Sunday 16th April 3:20pm; Etihad Stadium

Hawthorn vs. Geelong

Easter Monday 17th April 3:20pm; MCG

View the full fixture here.

Comedy Festival

We’re also in the midst of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF).

Hundreds of local and overseas acts are taking over a variety of venues and bars throughout Melbourne, delivering guaranteed laughs! Browse all the shows and book tickets here.

Luna Park

Between the 1st and 24th of April, Luna Park has organised a bunch of family-friendly Easter activities, including the Great Luna Park Easter Egg Hunt taking place on Easter Sunday (16th April).

Luna Park is a fantastic spot for families to visit during the school holidays. Take advantage of some of the last good weather before winter makes its mark and make your way to St Kilda. End the day with a meal at one of Acland Street’s restaurants or take in a picnic on the beach.

St Kilda’s Luna Park is located just a tram ride away from Southbank. Catch the 96 tram from the Clarendon Street Junction, which is less than five minutes from Urban Central on foot!

Easter Long Weekend Accommodation Melbourne

Searching for last-minute accommodation in Melbourne for the upcoming Easter long weekend?

Look no further than Urban Central!

Urban Central’s affordable rooms are located right in the heart of Southbank just moments from the CBD.

Urban Central offers a variety of room types including shared dorms and private rooms, but you better book soon as rooms are filling up fast!

Book online now and if you’ve got any questions, just call us!