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You can hire a luxury dome with harbour views

Inside the Domes on the pier
Photograph: Jacqui Manning

Sick of all these amazing ways to save money in Sydney? We’ve found a stupidly indulgent way to splash your cash this winter: hire a luxury dome on the harbour.

Pier One has a series of domes set up at their Walsh Bay hotel that emulate the après-ski vibes of a James Bond movie. Each dome is decked out with faux fur rugs and blankets, felt chairs, an electric fire, slippers and romantic fairy lights. They cost $400 for three hours and they’re available to hire until early September.

Once snuggled up inside you can order from the hotel’s winter menu, which includes a lamb shank pie with minted crushed peas for $16; a mug of farro, chicken, and winter vegetable broth with crusty bread for $12; and a warming Granny Smith apple pie with crème fraiche and lemon myrtle for $14.

It’s all sponsored by G.H. Mumm Champagne and St. Hugo Wines, and if you’re already spending 400 bucks, why not go whole hog and order a bottle of Blanc de Blanc for $280 (cheaper options are also available). There are wine, whiskey, cheese and chocolate flights for $10-$25 as well.

Visit the Pier One website to book the experience.

Need something more budget range? Get your melted cheese fix with these cheese dishes in Sydney. Get out of town with these four getaways for under $400.

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