Its mid-year already but we are still stuck with lots of work and the increasing heat. Lets take a break, escape the heat and cool ourselves down in Melbourne. It’s a winter wonderland in Melbourne starting from this month! And who doesn’t love winter? It is the most exciting and popular season globally. Here are seven activities for you which are more than snow and skiing in the city with rich cultural art and heritage:
#1 Stroll in the Winter Night Market
Every Wednesday from today until 29 August the winter market at the iconic Queen Victoria Market will be ready to surprise you with 30 global street food and drink stalls, 50 specialty and artisan stores. With all the food and drinks, enjoy your evening with weekly programme by quirky entertainers and best live music performers.
Discover more at: www.thenightmarket.com.au
#2 Relive the beloved character – Alice
Enjoy the most incredible story and relive Alice’s character on screen with Wonderland at ACMI. Through 7 October this world premier exhibition will explore how filmmaking, special effects and technology have reimagined one of the world’s most beloved characters.
Discover more at: www.acmi.net.au
#3 Appreciate art at National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)
Get ready to appreciate the mesmerizing international art shows and exhibition. From today until 7 October, be amazed with works by Paul Cézanne, Salvador Dali, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Lyubov Popova and Vincent Van Gogh with Masterworks from The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV).
Discover more at: www.ngv.vic.gov.au
#4 Set on an adventurous journey
Adventure lover surely wouldn’t want to miss this. The best slopes for all skill levels including the beginner lies few hours’ drive away from Melbourne. Catch a glimpse of the Australian native animals like wombats, kangaroos and wild horses in the snow and ski in the Australian Alps at Mt Buller, Mt Hotham and Falls Creek.
Discover more at: www.mtbuller.com.au / www.mthotham.com.au / www.fallcreek.com.au
#5 Discover the beauty of mountain and snow
From 20 June onwards, experience the snow and appreciate the beauty of nature at the Alpine Nature Experience. Make your own French cheese fondue, spend the night in a cozy and heated snow-dome, and relax with spa treatments while you are surrounded by nature!
Discover more at: www.alpinenatureexperience.com.au
#6 Admire the lights and music
Snow has its own beauty. Admire the white falling snowflakes and intriguing lights, illuminations and live music. From 30 June to 22 July, brighten up your nights with the beautiful Victorian building lights at the Sovereign Hill’s Winter Wonderlands.
Discover more at: www.winterwonderlights.com.au
#7 Get chocolaty
Get a little sweeter in August with the annual Hot Chocolate Festival by the Great Ocean Road and Yarra Valley Chocolateries. Enjoy the taste of 31 different flavours over 31 days!
Discover more at: www.gorci.com.au / www.yvci.com.au
For more information please visit: www.visitmelbourne.com