Melbourne, one of the most liveable cities in the world and a worldwide tourist and traveller attraction year-round. No matter the time of the year, no matter the forecast; the gem of Victoria has a vibrant lifestyle guaranteed to dazzle your senses and leave you with lifelong memories, and unforgettable experiences. Whether you are visiting the Land of Oz for the first time; or you are an out-of-towner aiming at checking out what all the fuss is about; you are bound to have the time of your life in the intricate setting that is the Melbourne art scene, paired with a vast cultural and natural heritage that will steal your heart. Here is how to make your Melbourne winter holiday a truly memorable experience.
Go on a Melbourne Winter Holiday walkabout
In case you thought that winter is cold in the Land Down Under, you were mistaken. An Aussie winter is nothing like a European winter so you don’t really have to dread any snow storms or icy roads, or any snow at all for that matter. It just means it’s a bit chillier than your typical early spring.
All of this gives you a perfect opportunity to experience Melbourne first-hand (or foot, rather) by walking around its amazing alleys and broad avenues, gazing at the beautiful architecture and exploring its street art scene. Be sure to take a stroll across the Princess Bridge and don’t be afraid to venture into the northern suburbs; where everything is teeming with life, hipster art, and various different cultures.
Experience the unique nightlife
Melbourne has so much going on during the year that it’s hard to keep up with its complex and broad art scene, with something for every taste preference. If it is craft beer you like, well, you don’t have to walk far; as Melbourne is renowned for its craft beer scene and you can find a pub at every corner.
On the other hand, Melbourne offers a wide range of festivals, theatre options, art galleries, and a versatile open-air art scene with various independent performers showcasing their work and talent. You will be able to sip a cold beer in a vibrant bar setting in the early evening; and easily transition to a concert or a club later on, with a unique offer for every preference.
Visit the winter festival
The winter festival in Melbourne is held each year throughout July and August; with a beautiful display of colourful street lighting and fun winter activities, such as ice skating, ice slides, live music, and art.
Visit the Federation Square to experience a breathtaking display of colourful lighting and live music, sprinkled with art exhibitions. There you can enter the amazing Sonic Bubble for free; an inflatable ball filled with LED lights that moves with you.
Indulge in fine tastes
Melbourne has plenty to offer in terms of taste as well, and discovering its enchanting food scene is a unique experience on its own. The city boasts many fine dining opportunities along the Yarra River, as well as plenty of casual bars famous for their exquisite cuisine and intimate ambiance, perfect for having fun while dining out.
Additionally, it is good to know that local wholesale coffee suppliers offer an amazing selection of some of the best coffee beans in the world, so if you wish to enjoy a nice cup on a chilly evening to invigorate and wake up your senses, then this city is definitely the place to be.
Visit the film festival
Held every year; the Melbourne film festival will be open from the 3rd to the 20th of August 2017; a festival frequented and loved by every local. If you want to experience the heart and soul of the city like a true Melbourne native; you better reserve your ticket for this unique experience right away.
The festival hosts national and international entries; you will have the chance to experience the art of cinema in its raw form; enjoying its cultural diversity and genre versatility.
There is no time of the year when Melbourne isn’t the art and culture capital of the world; and if you are visiting this winter, be sure to follow these guidelines to your own, unforgettable adventure in the Land Down Under!