As temperatures drop in Victoria's capital city and winter brings forth cool grey skies with dreary weather, don't book your flight to the tropics just yet as QV Melbourne introduces QV Tropical Retreat to the heart of the city.
QV Tropicial Retreat
Running throughout the month of June, QV Tropical Retreat warms chilly Melburnians with its beach-themed resort sanctuary located within QV's shopping and dining precinct. QV Tropical Retreat resembles an island-life beach resort with towering palms, a tiki thatched roofline and lush green foliage as visitors are transported to a holiday oasis and introduced to an array of activities to warm their souls in Melbourne's cooler weather.
QV Tropicial Retreat
Each new day brings forth a new resort style activity from cocktail classes to terranium workshops, nail art to yoga, as well as a special guest visit from ABC TV's Wildlife Action warrior Chris Humfries accompanied by a number of exotic animals.
QV Tropical Retreat Schedule
* Juice Bar – from 4 – 27 June.
Grab a tropical fruit juice and relax with your colleagues in QV's warm pop-up oasis, from 12pm-5pm every day.
* Tropical Wildlife Close Encounter – 7, 14 & 21 June
Get up close and personal with tropical animals, including snakes, crocs and tropical birds from 12pm - 3pm. Free tropical juices will also be given away from 1pm.
* Tropical Terrarium Classes – 4, 11, 18, 25 June
CBD florist Flower Temple will be holding a tropical terrarium making class every Wednesday evening from 6pm-7:30pm.
* Rice Paper Roll Masterclass – 4, 11, 18, 25 June
Join Roll’d to create your own Rice paper Rolls and enjoy with friends amongst the tropical setting. Learn the do’s and don’ts of making the perfect rice paper rolls including Roll'd six famous flavours, from 12:30pm-2pm
* Interactive Hula Dancing – 17 June
Are you an expert dancer in a grass skirt? On June 17th QV will host an interactive hula dancing session inside the retreat, from 12:30pm-2pm
* Chocolate Tasting Journey – 17 June
Sisko Chocolate will take visitors on a tantalising topical inspired chocolate journey with their custom designed chocolate sculptures, from 6pm-8pm
* Tropical Cocktail Classes – 5, 12, 19 June
Wind down after a day at the office with evening cocktail making classes held by Red Spice Road from 6:30pm -7:30pm.
* Yoga – 9, 16, 23 June
Ditch the gym in favour of the serene surrounds of QV Tropical Retreat and join in with yoga classes hosted by QV's resident fitness experts, Fitness First. From 6:30pm-7:30pm.
* Tropical Cupcake Classes – 4, 11, 18, 25 June
Book in with cupcake experts and learn how to bake your own tropical flavoured treats with The Cupcake Family. Running from 12:30pm-2:00pm.
* Tropical Nail Art – 11am-12:30pm, 9, 16, 23 June
Have your nails painted by Goddess of Nail & Beauty, who will be on site to offer free manicures to brighten your fingers. Running from 11am-12:30pm
QV Melbourne is located at the corner Lonsdale St, Melbourne, head to www.qv.com.au to check out all the latest pop-up oasis event news and to reserve your spot onto QV Tropical Retreat classes and workshops.