Melbourne, Australia

The Volvo Ocean Race will give sports fans an extra Christmas present in 2017 after adding Melbourne to the route for the forthcoming edition starting in October. With what will be a compressed stopover, Melbourne fits between Cape Town and Hong Kong, and completes a 45,000-nautical mile route that will see the teams cover three times as many miles in the Southern Ocean as in previous editions.

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With Melbourne's combination of world-class dining, art galleries, home-grown fashion and a packed sports calendar, it's no surprise Victoria's capital is considered to be the world’s most liveable city.

Looking for things to do in and around Melbourne? Don't miss out on all the best that Australia's coffee and cultural capital has to offer. It’s a city of architecture, art and great food with plenty of unique and memorable things to see and do. Melbourne is host to a number of quality attractions, and is alive with fantastic restaurants, quirky cafes and charming little side streets that will keep you busy exploring for days.

Experience Melbourne's mix of cultures in its myriad restaurants, cafes, bistros and bars. Whether you're after modern, traditional, exotic or homespun flavours, Melbourne's eclectic dining scene offers a stellar array of the world's great cuisines – from popular favourites to the truly ground-breaking.

Melbourne – Top Picks

Melbourne has a long list of activities that we can incorporate into your guest experience programme. Below we have included our top recommendations.

  • Visit the Royal Botanic Gardens 
  • Tour of the Royal Exhibition Building 
  • Melbourne Museum 
  • Queen Victoria Market 
  • Tour of Melbourne Cricket Ground

Melbourne may be known for its fickle weather - the city has been described as having four seasons in one day - but it can still be enjoyed all year round. Melbourne warms up in December with mean temperatures between 14 - 25.3°C.

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Want your guests to experience
a slice of the action?

Your guests can be part of this emotionally charged moment. From the Sailors Terrace, on board a VIP spectator boat, or on board a high-speed RIB, your guests can be part of the Race.

Our dedicated team will make sure your Volvo Ocean Race guest experience will be unique and unforgettable. Please contact a member of our team to tell us more about what you’re looking for and we can design a guest experience built around your needs.

 

 

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To complete your experience

All of our guest experiences come with:

  • Access to a unique hospitality venue within the Race Village
  • VIP flag for the spectator boat and high-speed RIB
  • Behind-the-scenes access
  • Commentary and presentations by sailing professionals
  • First-class food and beverages by One
  • Photograph opportunity with the Volvo Ocean Race trophy
  • Professional service from start to finish

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Food and Beverage

One Event Management (One) is amongst the pre-eminent caterers in Europe, with specialist operating entities in both “green field” sites and fixed venues. Our vision is to exceed the expectations of all of our stakeholders and deliver the most innovative events of their time. For our team at One, the honour of sharing in prestigious and world class events such as the Volvo Ocean Race is one we take great pride in.

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Meeting Spaces and Venue Hire

We have access to meeting and event spaces within the Race Village, that are available to for you to hire for your meetings and private events.

Venues include:

  • Sailors Terrace
  • The Boatyard
  • The Globe
  • Race Boat Experience

Please contact a member of our team to let us know your requirements and we will provide you know your requirements and we will provide you capacity, fit-out, and prices.

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Bespoke Packages

We can design guest experiences around you. Our team can plan bespoke and tailor-made packages that work for your business needs and for your guests. We specialise in creating unique and unforgettable guest experiences.

In addition to the Guest Experiences, we can provide services including: flights, airport transfers, private coach hire, tour leaders, hosts/hostesses, accommodation, dinners, lunches, plus excursions outside of the Race Village.

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Personal touch

We know how important it is to make your guests feel special. Here are just a few examples of ways in which we can personalise your guests’ experience:


  • Personalised invitations pre-event
  • Welcome letters and gifts
  • Volvo Ocean Race branded goodies
  • Personalised follow-up thank you card
  • Photo souvenir
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