With the winter weather quickly becoming the norm for the next three months, the majority of us will be chasing the sun. For the fortunate, wearing swimming gear and posting pictures from glamorous locations in the northern hemisphere on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram will be an envious talking point, but for those of us who have commitments in Melbourne, it’s not all doom and gloom. The QV Tropical Retreat has officially launched and provides the perfect escape from the Melbourne winter.
The décor contains a strong and authentic tropical island feel with vegetation composed of vines, palm trees and tropical floral. Combined with warm and pleasant humid temperatures, a well-placed hammock and an operating tropical themed bar – you will quickly find yourself immersed in the tropics.
The program is in full swing and pack with various activities to excite and thrill all visitors. A tropical escape doesn’t necessary mean purchasing a boarding pass and packing a suitcase – it can be as simple as arriving at QV.
QV Tropical Retreat Event Schedule
Juice Bar – 12pm-5pm, daily from 4 – 27 June
Tropical fruit juice will be served in the lush surrounds daily; the perfect spot to catch up with friends or unwind on a lunch break.
Tropical Wildlife Close Encounter – 12pm-3pm, 7, 14 & 21 June
Get up close and personal with tropical animals, including snakes, crocs and tropical birds. Free tropical juices will also be given away from 1pm.
Tropical Terrarium Classes – 6pm-7:30pm, 4, 11, 18, 25 June
Visitors can create and own their own slice of the Tropics. Leading CBD florists, Flower Temple will hold tropical terrarium making classes each Wednesday evening. Go to www.qv.com.au to book as places are limited.
Tropical Cocktail Classes – 6:30pm-7:30pm, 5, 12, 19 June
Masters of Asian cuisine, Red Spice Road will have their expert mixologists on site hosting evening cocktail classes, the perfect way to wind down after a day in the office. Book online at www.qv.com.au
Tropical Cupcake Classes – 12:30pm-2:00pm, 4, 11, 18, 25 June
Cupcake experts, The Cupcake Family will be demonstrating how to bake fresh cupcakes with a distinctly tropical flavour. Book online at the QV website.
Tropical Nail Art – 11am-12:30pm, 9, 16, 23 June
Beauty experts, Goddess of Nail & Beauty will be on site proving free tropical nail art to help freshen up tired looking manicures.
Interactive Hula Dancing – 12:30pm-2:00pm, 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.
Rice Paper Roll Masterclass – 12:30pm-2:00pm, 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.
Chocolate Tasting Journey – 6:00pm-8:00pm, 17 June
Sisko Chocolate will take visitors on a tantalising topical inspired chocolate journey with their custom designed chocolate sculptures
Free Lunches – from 12pm weekdays, 4-27 June
QV’s food retailers including Roll’d, Mad Mex, Oporto, Grill’d and Shophouse Kitchen will be serving tropical lunches every weekday. Be sure to get in fast!
QV’s food retailers including Roll’d, Max Brenner (TBC), Mad Mex, Grill’d and Shophouse kitchen will be serving tropical lunches every weekday. Be sure to get in fast!
QV Tropical Retreat will be setting up its hammock and offering refreshing juice mocktails from the 4 – 27 June.
For more information about QV’s Tropical Retreat and the events on offer, please click here.