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Good family day but needs work

We visited Moomba for the first time with our kids on both Saturday for a look around and Sunday... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
MASK_3551
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Bendigo, Australia
4days of Fun Carnival and Shows!

I was in Melbourne for the Moomba Festival although this was not part of the itinerary. We were... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2017
knick_81
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Singapore, Da Ee Salam, Singapore
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Every Year during the Labour Day weekend in Melbourne, the Yarra river prepares for one of the oldest community festivals : the Moomba Festival. This carnivalesque festival starts with an annual parade of floats, designed by the whole community and...more
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Visited Moomba festival in 2018! With my brother. Didn’t really have any food or drink, but the rides were fun! The avengers ride was the best!

Thank vishvis
Reviewed 22 March 2018

Luckily we were in Melbourne and we managed to see the Moomba Festival. So many things were happening and at night it lit up the parks with excitement. Very enjoyable! Only downside was after the parade the crowd control was very poor making it impossible...More

Thank Matthew K
Reviewed 12 March 2018

We visited Moomba for the first time with our kids on both Saturday for a look around and Sunday for the Birdman Rally. On the Saturday we visited the skateboard competition with the grandstand in full sun. There was no shade on a 34 degree...More

Thank MASK_3551
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Just to watch the street parade was amazing let alone visit the actual festival. Only down side was getting funnelled into the center to walk down the road to the start of the parade area and not being able to get out whe we saw...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2017

I was in Melbourne for the Moomba Festival although this was not part of the itinerary. We were there on 10Mar where we checked into an apartment in Southbank which oversee the park where the Moomba Festival was held. The carnival has many joy rides,...More

Thank knick_81
Reviewed 14 March 2017

All this talk about the troubles around the gang fights wasn't seen whilst we were there. It was a great family event with lots to do and eat. Well done to the organisers and Melbourne City Council. We will be back next year for sure.

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We happened on this festival when we were in Melbourne for the weekend. It was great to wander around with the family and enjoy some food, rides, games of skill and the free entertainment. We spend several hours here on the Saturday night and stayed...More

Thank erryted
Reviewed 13 December 2016

I took my son here for his Birthday as we were travelling when he turned 6. Loved the Water skiing, all the food vendors and of course the rides. Great festival location along the Yarra River

Thank vanDongenFamily
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Not a bad way to spend a day with kids. Seems to get worse as day goes on due to amount of obnoxious drunk teenagers. Needs a facelift and reorganisation

Thank JohnG3121
Reviewed 23 June 2016

This is a popular-culture fest that has been happening annually since 1955 in Melbourne city. It is held in early March over a weekend. (The second Monday in March is Labour Day in Victoria and is a public holiday.) It's all rather cheesy, but if...More

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