Get cosy in your own private igloo at these four iconic Melbourne venues.
What’s not to love about winter? There are woolly socks, soft blankets, mulled wine, fireplaces and picture perfect snow capped landscapes… OK so maybe Melbourne isn’t quite a winter wonderland but there’s still plenty to do in the city when the cold front sets in.
Our top pick is to live your hygge dreams by cosying up with a friend or lover in an igloo. Sit beneath twinkling fairy lights while dining and drinking at the Station Hotel, The Auburn Hotel, The Wharf Hotel and Studley Park Boathouse winter igloo pop ups.
These frosty pods are surprisingly toasty and perfect for groups of up to six people. Each pop-up has noteworthy dining options, with food and drink packages to make things easy so there’s no headache when it comes to splitting the bill. Each venue has a different menu giving you an excuse to hop across town over winter to sample them all. Replace your boring dinner party or double date plans with an insta-worthy experience that will warm you up from the inside out.
If sharing is your jam you’ll love that delectable grazing board on offer at The Wharf Hotel, or the three course sharing menu at The Auburn Hotel. If you’d rather keep your food to yourself then the three-course set menu at Station Hotel is for you. Or, go a little bit fancy with a winter high tea at Studley Park Boathouse.
Did someone say boozy hot chocolate? You’re not doing winter right unless you’re sitting in an igloo with your hands wrapped around a steaming hot alcoholic beverage. Other warming options include a classic Hot Toddy, Mulled Wine or Cider, a Cherry Spritz or an Espresso Martini.
Each igloo can be booked for two hours for two to six people and is cleaned thoroughly between each booking. We recommend nabbing your igloo pronto because these are sure to book up and you do not want to miss out on this experience.
You can find the Igloo Gardens around Melbourne until 12th September.
Igloos at AVC Melbourne Venues: