Although Melbourne may not experience any sub-zero temperatures, winter is still somewhat chilly in this bustling city. Temperatures start to cool from around April, settling down to a range between 70C and 170C from June to August.
As winter entrenches itself into Melbourne’s daily life, a new side to the city is born. Whether you enjoy the leisurely pace of the city’s markets, diving into culinary delights or even snowboarding and skiing, Australia Wide Chauffeur Cars can create tailor made sightseeing and adventure packages to suit all tastes, giving your clients or your team a taste of Melbourne’s winter charms.
From a white winter holiday to the savouring of good food and fine wines amidst spectacular scenery, there’s something to be enjoyed by everyone.
We take a look at 6 of Melbourne’s many exciting options on offer during the winter season:
1 – Mount Buller
Just a few hours’ drive outside of Melbourne’s CBD, lies the quaint lodges and luxury hotels of the alpine wonderland of Mount Buller. If you’re looking for special snowbound packages, then the Australia Wide Chauffeur Cars Team have got you covered. From scenic chairlift rides to indulging in your own private relaxing time at Australia’s highest day spa. For the more adventurous, there’s helicopter flights and even night skiing.
2 – Melbourne Winter Markets
Back in the centre of Melbourne you can experience the city’s delightful winter markets. The ever-popular Queen Victoria winter Night Market, open each Wednesday evening between 5pm – 10pm, is a must for treating your guests to a selection of the culinary specialities which are an integral part of Melbourne culture.
If you want to show your guests the more organic side of the city with its selection of fresh produce, delightful food and different garden and leisure items for the home, then a visit to Coburg’s Batman Market, Preston Market of Collingwood Children’s Farm is worthwhile. If you want to show your guests the city’s artistic and masonry talents, then the Shirt and Skirt Market or Finders Keepers Market are ideal for exploring unique clothing, jewellery and furniture.
3 – Chinatown Cuisine
If you’re looking to treat guests to delicious authentic Chinese food, we can design the ultimate outing to Chinatown, located in the very heart of Melbourne’s CBD. Best of all, your personal driver can advise you on the best and most cost-effective restaurants to visit.
If you are visiting this area on the 3rd Friday of the month, you can experience the famous Chinatown night market where guests can be treated to authentic Chinese cuisine and other offerings of the market.
4 – Laneway European Night Market
Explore a different side of the city with the offbeat magical world of Melbourne’s cobblestone laneways.
This can be experience through specifically designed packages to give you and your guests a chance to escape the bustle and traffic of city life. Here you can treat your clients to the charming backstreets offering gastronomic delights, while coffee aromas and gourmet cuisine fills the air.
This is the ideal place to indulge in food, fashion and urban art, where you can frequent stylish boutiques or relax at the many side-lane eateries.
Winter brings an additional offering with the Laneway European Night Market. Hosted on Friday nights from 22 July – 12 August, this market can take your laneway experience up a notch (or three). Entry is free. Here you get to try a magnificent array of tempting food creations – from pretzels to German sausages to the quaint pop up bars and live music which add a novel ambience to the experience.
Contact us to create an evening for treating your guests to an unforgettable time, giving them insights to this uniquely Melbourne experience.
5 – St Kilda
For the perfect escape from the city, travel to the beachside suburb of St Kilda. This seaside suburb offers a variety of experiences for the food lover – from cafés to cake shops and restaurants. Enjoy the tranquillity of a beautiful sunset, either relaxing at one of the many eateries or else taking in the last light of the day with a gloriously scenic cycle ride along the coast.
6 – Food Truck Festival
If you’re looking to give your guests a taste of local flavour, then a visit to Thornbury will do just that. As Melbourne’s first permanent bar and food truckstop, this is a definite experience for food lovers. Open Monday – Friday from 5pm and weekends from 12pm, with 40 different food trucks rotating daily and up to 6 trucks present at a time, you can be sure that you and your guests will be spoilt for choice.
From delightful cuisine to engaging activities, winter time in Melbourne offers an array of experiences, inviting the visitor to take a closer look and enjoy the delights of the vibrant Australian city.