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    5 causes to get enthusiastic about winter in Melbourne this 12 months

    It’s turned a bit chilly within the southern states of Australia (critically, these Antarctic blasts could be biting!) however Melbourne is a metropolis embracing the prickles of winter by providing a superb assortment of wintertime actions. 

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    Queen Victoria Market - Winter Night Market entrance lit up Australia
    Melbourne’s Winter Night time Market attracts a crowd for its avenue meals and leisure © Ewen Bell / Queen Victoria Market

    Absorb the ambiance on the Winter Night time Market

    Hump day simply bought scorching!  Each Wednesday from 5pm working by means of to late August the long-lasting Queen Victoria Market, positioned on the outskirts of Melbourne’s metropolis middle, hosts the raucous and scrumptious Winter Night time Market. Rug up in your finest winter woolies and head to the market to gorge your self on scrumptious avenue meals, artisan beers and mulled wine while watching avenue performers and reside music, or maybe participate in a silent disco. Better of all…entry is free!

    Judy Watson an Australian Aboriginal artist at work
    Waanyi artist Judy Watson is among the many exhibitors at Flinders Road Station © Shadow Spirit exhibition

    See groundbreaking work at Shadow Spirit at Flinders Road Station

    The derelict higher degree of Flinders Road Station has turn into the brand new residence for revolutionary and immersive installations in Melbourne. The newest, Shadow Spirit, assembles 30 First Nations artists and collectives in a compelling new exhibition. Curated by Yorta Yorta lady Kimberley Moulton, Shadow Spirit is a groundbreaking expertise exploring Ancestral spirit worlds and data techniques. Be fast as this exhibition closes on 30 July, 2023. 

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    Group of friends at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne
    One of many immersive gentle installations at Lightscape this winter © Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

    Immerse your self in Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens Lightscape

    Over 100,000 tiny lights are set to light up considered one of Melbourne’s most visited sights, the Royal Botanic Gardens. After a profitable first season in 2022 Lightscape has been re-imagined that includes a brand-new prolonged path creating the last word after-dark expertise. Just one set up will probably be repeated from final 12 months’s occasion making certain attendees will probably be handled to a totally new expertise recent to Melbourne. Meals-trucks and pop-up bars will line the refreshed route offering good creature comforts on your late-night ramble. Lightscape is a ticketed occasion that runs from 16 June to six August, 2023.

    Train of Lights showing the Puffing Billy steam train lit up with neon lights
    The Puffing Billy expertise is remodeled this winter © Peter Casamento / Casamento Pictures

    Expertise the Puffing Billy steam prepare remodeled by gentle

    Embark on a brilliantly distinctive night-time journey on considered one of Australia’s most beloved steam trains Puffing Billy. Prepare of Lights is a restricted winter providing the place the long-lasting choo-choo illuminates the encompassing bushland with a bespoke lightshow because the prepare snakes its means between the townships of Emerald and Gembrook. The darkish and shadow comes alive with psychedelic swirls, fairly patterns and even the odd Aussie marsupial or two. The lately refurbished Lakeside guests middle in Emerald can be residence to the Puffing Billy Museum and Cafe – get there early for the complete expertise.     

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    Two women stoking an outdoor fire at Larnook - off-grid accommodation in Victoria
    The Yarra Valley celebrates winter with a bespoke meals and wine competition © Ben Savage / Go to Victoria

    Bask in meals and wine at Hearth Yarra Valley

    One among Victoria’s most famous wine areas (simply over an hour away from central Melbourne), the Yarra Valley celebrates all issues meals and wine throughout a 16-day stretch in July with the Hearth Competition. Uncover native produce on speciality winter menus throughout the area. Select from “Fizz and Fondue” at premier glowing producer Area Chandon or the “Bloody Sizzling Cocktail Class” offered by award-winning spirits producer 4 Pillars or be part of eating establishment MoVida as they create a duck paella over an open fireplace on the beautiful Tarrawarra Property. A phrase of warning: chances are you’ll want your “roomy” denims for this culinary journey.



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