Make the most of Melbournes summer

Make the most of Melbournes summer

It pains us to think that we have turned the corner on this glorious Melbourne summer, but with the days getting shorter, and a chill in the morning air, it is safe to say we need to start thinking of making the most of summer, before it is overCheck out our list of favourite spots in Melbourne. From rooftop bars to hidden laneways, we've got you covered. 


Queen Vic Summer Night Mark

The Institution is back - after a two-year hiatus, Melbourne’s original and favourite Summer Night Market is back, Wednesday nights 5pm-10pm, until 6 April. This is the perfect opportunity to meet up with friends, enjoy a sundowner and feast on the most delectable street food available in Melbourne. Think oozy cheesy, BBQ style, churros, Tex-Mex, gozleme, artisan gelato, you name it, they’ve got it! Your only prerogative is to arrive hungry. 

 

CBD Street Art Walk 


Take a self-guided tour of Melbourne’s Street Art.  Since the 1990s street artists have filled Melbourne’s laneways with colourful murals, stencils, paste-ups and mixed media.  Take your time to appreciate the urban diversity that street art brings, giving a sense that Melbourne belongs to everyone. The walk takes about 2 hours, with a starting point at Duckboard Place, and finishing at Blender Lane - on the doorstep of the Queen Vic Market. Coincidence I think not! 


St Kilda Promenade 


With daylight hours slowly diminishing, it would be crazy not to pencil in some time for a stroll down the St Kilda Promenade, head down after work to catch the beautiful sunset. It is just impossible not to feel the stresses of the day float away with the palm trees swaying in the breeze, and the waves lapping on the shore.  Our favourite is to walk as far as the Elwood Foreshore, then head back to St Kilda for refreshments at Captain Baxter or Republica St Kilda. 


South Beach – Mt Martha 


If we are going to talk about enjoying the pristine beaches in and around Melbourne, we can’t go further than South Beach, Mt Martha. An hour and a half from the city if you take Beach Road (and who would not want to enjoy that scenic drive) it is a perfect escape from the daily grindWith some of the most beautiful bathing boxes that Port Phillip has to offer and at nearly 2km long, there is plenty of space to set up your Cool Cabana, roll out your mat and relax. And if you want to plan a visit again over Easter, don’t forget the South Beach Market on Monday 18th April 10am – 2pm. 


Torquay 


Another beautiful day out well worth the drive is a trip to Torquay, the surfing capital of Australia, but don’t be fooled, there is so much to do on the Surf Coast, that even if you aren’t that into surfing, it is well worth the trip. Clean beachesproper waves (sorry Melbourne)bars, restaurants, breweries, wineries, chocolateries, honestly the list goes on and on. If you get the chance to stay the night don’t miss a sunrise over the ocean at Point Danger, with the obligatory coffee added for pure bliss. We are planning our next trip already!