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Travel Tips for Moomba Festival 2021

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Moomba Festival 2021 is one of the most celebrated events in Melbourne. It is a family friendly event, but can accommodate people of all ages, and is the largest free festival in all of Australia. If you are travelling to Melbourne, or a resident, then heading to Moomba should be something on your calendar.

Getting into Moomba is free, but you may want to have some cash put aside for travel, accommodation, food, and any rides that you wish to go on. The event lasts for four days and is usually held in conjunction with the Victorian public holiday of Labour Day. It is best to arrive into Melbourne on Thursday as it’ll give you some time to settle in and prepare for the event. You can check out the Moomba program to uncover what you really want to see, but many people find that simply walking through the event area is more than enough. The gates to Moomba Festival 2021 open at 5pm on Friday 5th or March. As this year the program is slightly modified (COVID-19 strikes again!), it’s a requirement that you register for a three hour stay at any of the Alexandria Gardens events.

What is the Moomba Festival?

The Moomba Festival had its beginnings in 1951 with an event to celebrate fifty years of federation. It started as a parade and included a staged theatre production titled “An Aboriginal Moomba: Out of the Dark”. However, it was in 1954 that an autumn carnival was proposed to coincide with a visit from the Queen (which was her first to Melbourne), it was this festival that was first titled as “Moomba”.

The word Moomba is actually a little bit of a miscommunication with event organisers believing it means ‘Let’s get together and have fun’, but it has been found that this was not the case, and rather the name was suggested as a bit of a joke on the organisers. But anyway, Melbournians know the festival well, and for them it does mean to have a good time with your family.

Festival Side Shows - Laughing Clowns

What can I do at Moomba Festival 2021?

The Moomba Festival 2021 is an altered program over the usual Moomba event (it has been dubbed as Moomba 2.0) as it has to contend with restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic. This unfortunately means that some of the popular events cannot be held. Although there were fears that the festival was not going to be held at all, especially with the outbreak that saw most of Melbourne in lockdown for several months. The events that are not going ahead include, the Birdman Rally, the Moomba Parade, and the nightly Fireworks; this is due to the fact that these events draw large crowds where it can be difficult to monitor and socially distance properly.

One of the better things about the Moomba Festival 2021 is that for the first time the event will be scattered throughout the city, so there is more to see and do. Our favourite would have to be checking out some of the excellent busking that is happening at various locations. There are events spread from Alexandra Gardens all the way to the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, we’d highly recommend checking out some of the local busking talent as you walk through the area.

A large part of Moomba Festival 2021 is all the carnival rides and side show games. These are usually set up along the Yarra River. Many of the rides are child friendly, and there’s always something for the thrill seeker. While you at it you can have try to win at the carnival style side show games. Some of the games include the laughing clowns, balloon darts, duck pond, and the milk can toss. You are sure to find something to show of your talents, and have a bit of fun!

What is there to eat at Moomba?

In Melbourne you really are spoiled for choice when it comes to food options. There is a restaurant, takeaway venue, or food truck that can serve all sorts of meals. Many of these are suitable for all dietary requirements. It’s a good idea to book in for a table if you’re looking to eat at a sit-down restaurant. Moomba Festival 2021 is likely going to see many places full to (their limited) capacity.

How to get to Moomba Festival?

Melbourne has many public transport options, including busses, trains, and the largest tram network in Australia. If you are staying at a hotel in the city it is possible to walk to the festival location. Melbourne is a very safe city you should have no trouble getting there and back. However, as the city is large and quite hilly in some areas it can be easy to lose track of where you are staying. The public transport system is fairly reliable; although it does not usually operate past midnight (there maybe be some operating during the event).

Melbourne Skyline

What is the best option for transport to Moomba?

For the best in transportation around Melbourne you can rely on the services as offered by Maxi Cab Melbourne Airport. If you’re flying into Melbourne, we can take you from the airport directly to your hotel; then later take you to Moomba Festival 2021 and return once you’re finished. You can book in for our services through the form on our website, or you can call our team directly on 03 8374 2232. As Moomba is a large event that attracts over a million visitors it’s best to book in early.

Using a Maxi Cab to get you around the city of Melbourne can be the cheapest and easiest transport option. We can fit up to eleven people including luggage into our vans and that means you’ll save money on travel. This is especially true if you are travelling from, or to, any of Melbourne’s airports. For residents living in Melbourne, you can call on our team to pick you up from your home. Then when you’re ready, arrange to meet our team members at a location that is best for you. This can limit your walking time and maximize the time you can spend at Moomba 2021.

Enjoy your Moomba Festival Melbourne visit!

Moomba Festival 2021 is going to be a slightly different event to what the previous years were. However, we’re sure that it’ll be a huge success; especially as it has proven to be such a winning event with all Melbournians and visitors. You can visit one day, or all four, as there is plenty to see and do. We know it will be a memorable event for all involved!


The Best Reasons for Booking Maxi Taxi Melbourne Airport

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There are many options for airport transfers for people coming into Melbourne. If you’re looking for a service that gives you the best options in transport, you’ll need to book a Maxi Taxi at Melbourne Airport. With some of the other options available, you’re required to be at a certain location at a certain time; if you don’t know your way around Melbourne Airport this can add extra stress to your day! In this short article, we’ll discuss the reasons that we feel Maxi Cab Melbourne Airport is the most suitable way to travel from (or to!) Melbourne’s busiest airport.

Booking Maxi Taxi Melbourne Airport to arrive safely at your destination

Regardless of how far you’re flying, all plane travel can be exhausting. The last thing you need is problems with your transport from the airport to your hotel (or residence). By securing the services of a professional team, you can chillout and relax in the maxi cab. With seating for up to eleven (11) people you can either stretch out and relax, or travel as a group. If you’re travelling in a large group, you’ll all arrive on time at your destination. No more will you need to take separate vehicles and then wait around waiting for the other party members to arrive.

When you book a maxi taxi Melbourne Airport, you’re engaging in the services of a professional team. As our team regularly travels from the city to the airport, we know the best routes to get you to your Melbourne destination faster. This relates to a reduced taxi charge, or a faster drop off time than many other airport transfer options. You can book in with our team ahead of your flights and this will secure our services for the day of your arrival.

St Kilda Pier at Dusk - Melbourne Tourism

Ease of access to Melbourne’s best tourist spots

If you’re visiting Melbourne for business or a holiday, there will be times that you want to see some of the best that Melbourne has to offer. There are many different public transport options, but many visitors find it confusing and hard to negotiate. When you book a Maxi Taxi Melbourne Airport, we can take you to anywhere in Melbourne city. Even though we specialise in airport transfers, our team is highly qualified for all other travel, and can take you to tourist spots, or to and from special events.

Melbourne is widely known as the most liveable city in Australia. It has a huge art culture, and has many different events happening all year round. There are major events such as the Australian Open, Australian Moto Grand Prix, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, and the Melbourne Cup; in fact, there is usually something special happening every weekend. At Maxi Cab Melbourne Airport, we can let you know about events that are happening and what you may like to visit, and then book you in so you can be dropped off and picked up at a certain time. This reduces all need to worry about your transfer to and from an event, and you can focus on having a great time.

Less worry about getting around Melbourne

Melbourne is Australia’s second largest city (and is predicted to become the largest in a few years). With an estimated population of nearly 5 (five) million people it can be a confusing place to get a round. If you travel within the city block it is possible to walk around, but the city centre is reasonably hilly and if you do not know your way around it can quickly become problematic. The city centre is grid based, but as there are many different alleyways, trams, and unusual traffic conditions (including the dreaded ‘hook turns’) it can prove challenging to navigate by foot.

At Maxi Cab Melbourne Airport, we are specialists at providing services to tourists and other visitors in getting around the city centre, and beyond! You can talk with our expert team and they can let you know the approximate costs for city travel when you book a maxi taxi at Melbourne Airport. If you have your itinerary sorted out you can book in for all your transfers in one go, this will secure the services of one of our drivers. That means you’ll get to know your driver and be happy that all your dealings are consistent and professional.

Return transfer to Airport all in one booking

Booking a maxi taxi Melbourne Airport is easy through our website. You can enter in your details of where and when you’d like to secure our services and then we’ll contact you to confirm the booking. At this time, you may prefer to book in for your return travel. By going with the same company, you can be sure of getting excellent service. We have delivered many people to the airport successfully and have the reviews to back up our claims of being excellent at what we do.

All of the drivers we employ are specialists, and they are selected for their exceptional customer service skills, along with their driving abilities. We thrive on providing the best experience for our clients. We want your time in Melbourne to be memorable as we enjoy showing off the city that we live and work in. All of the services offered by Maxi Cab Melbourne Airport are designed to keep our clients feeling safe and happy.

Getting to Melbourne Airport on time

As with all travel to Melbourne Airport, you want to arrive on time for your flights. Being late is not an option for all airlines, we know the best routes to get you there on time, and will suggest an earlier booking if we feel that you may arrive a little too late to get your flights. This takes the pressure off you to make sure you calculate your transport and arrival times accurately.

There can be many reasons for delay in getting out to the airport, with the mains ones being road works, and peak hour traffic conditions. For example, in the afternoon it may be advisable to add an extra hour to your transfer time, based on the actual collection address. For an accurate travel time you can call our team and they can suggest a suitable time for your departure to the airport.


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