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Studley Park Boathouse

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  1. Photograph: Steel Wool
    Photograph: Steel Wool
  2. Photograph: Steel Wool
    Photograph: Steel Wool

Time Out says

Row, row, row your boat – but if boating doesn’t tickle your fancy, you can always picnic on the banks, feed the ducks, or retire to the restaurant of Australia’s oldest operating boathouse.


Boathouse Rd
Opening hours:
Daily 9am-5pm

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Igloo Gardens

  • Pop-up locations

Keen on eating and drinking outside this winter, but less keen on the bone-chilling cold? Thanks to four venues across Melbourne, you can book in for your own private winter wonderland in the form of cosy winter igloo gardens. Enter your igloo, settle into the cosy chairs draped with blankets and furry pillows and prepare to warm yourself up from the inside with delicious food and beverage packages.  The igloos are open from now until the end of winter, and we've rounded up their individual offerings below. Date and time availabilities vary across venues. The Wharf Hotel Cosy up beneath a sky of twinkling fairy lights on the banks of the Yarra in this cosy private igloo that can fit up to eight people. For $59 per person, you can graze on a sharing platter and enjoy your choice of two beverages including mulled wine or cider, Hot Toddies, Espresso Martinis and house wines, beers and ciders. For an extra $20 per person, you can also enjoy a chocolate fondue station and a boozy hot chocolate. Make your booking here. The Station Hotel Snuggle with your partner or up to five of your nearest and dearest friends at this private winter wonderland. For $75 per person, you can enjoy a drink on arrival and a three-course meal with options like Wagyu tartare topped with truffle and black garlic mayo, chargrilled rump of lamb, sticky date pudding with vanilla ice cream and more. Make your booking here. The Auburn Hotel For $69 per person, enjoy a three-course meal under a sky of twinklin

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