When you think of winter in Melbourne, you may think of constant rain and staying home to avoid the gloomy clouds. In reality, winter in Melbourne is so much more exciting than that! In fact, there are almost too many things to do this winter, especially when you plan to use coach hire from Melbourne to other parts of Victoria. That’s why today, we’ve collated a list of the most unique winter activities in our calendar this year, so chuck on a warm jacket, pull a beanie on, and start planning your most action-packed winter yet!
Sample foods at the Winter Night Market
The Winter Night Market at the Queen Victoria Market has been a huge success every year, and this year is expected to be no different. It runs almost entirely through winter and is jam-packed with entertainment and the best international food and drinks. In July, the Market will be decked out in a ‘Christmas in July’ theme (expect to see plenty of ugly sweaters and fake snow!).
Watch a film at the Melbourne International Film Festival
There’s something for everyone at the Melbourne International Film Festival. Will you choose to watch the best Australian talent in film, or will you opt for international indie award-winners? The choice is all yours (and with a pass, you’ll get to do both).
Visit the chilly Ice Bar
Imagine a bar made almost entirely out of ice, with ice sculptures at every corner. No need to imagine much further than that – why not visit it yourself? Get wrapped up and enjoy a drink at Melbourne’s chilliest bar.
Indulge in your dairy dreams at a cheese festival
In August, Mould (the popular annual cheese festival) is back for its third year in Melbourne. You’ll be able to taste and purchase Australia’s best cheeses, watch cheesemonger demonstrations and masterclasses, and of course, sample the finest wine, whisky, beer, cider and sake while you eat your way through the festival.
Drive out to Mt. Buller
A 3-hour drive from the Melbourne CBD, Mt. Buller is the closest alpine resort to the city, making it perfect for a day trip or short weekend getaway. Embrace the cold and enjoy the many winter-exclusive activities Mt. Buller has to offer – starting with throwing snowballs!
Learn to weave your own eco-friendly basket
This twining class teaches you the ultimate sustainable hobby of basket weaving. You’ll be taught how to perfect the art of twining, in which two strands of material are wrapped around a support, creating structure and stability in your baskets. The class will also teach you how to collect and dry plant materials from your garden to continue making the baskets all winter long.
Admire the stunning exhibitions at the NGV
The National Gallery of Victoria is a must-see for locals and first-timers alike. And what better way to spend a rainy day than inside, admiring the unique artwork on display? There are many free exhibitions to gawk at during winter – take a look at what’s on in the month you plan to visit!
Get creative at the Emerging Writers’ Festival
The program for the Emerging Writers’ Festival is designed to get your creative juices flowing. Plus, there are plenty of free events on the schedule! From author masterclasses to flash fiction workshops and zine fairs, visiting the EWF is a great way to polish your written skills and take pride in your best creative ideas.
Learn how to make a killer cocktail
Winter is the best time to perfect your cocktail-making skills before the warmer weather hits. With this workshop, you’ll not only learn how to make a great cocktail – you’ll also learn how to taste one. Complete with canapés and cocktails on arrival, this class is a great one to attend with a group of friends.
Go crazy at the Brownie Festival
This June, the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery is hosting an entire festival dedicated to gooey, chewy brownies! There will be a selection of sixteen different brownies you can taste and purchase, each with their own indulgent intricacies. You can even participate in a brownie tasting session where you’ll get to create your own heavenly brownies to take home!
See everything with the best coach hire service in Melbourne
With so many wonderful activities on for this winter, you may be wondering how to fit everything in – especially when it comes to the events that are located outside of the Melbourne CBD.
That’s where Melbourne On The Move comes in! We provide a variety of transport services, including bus charter and coach hire from Melbourne. Our coaches are comfortable, convenient, and the perfect solution for groups travelling all over Melbourne.
Get in touch with us today on 1300 55 86 86 to find out more about our private coach hire in Melbourne.