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How to make winter work for you

Rainy day activities

Melbourne may have four seasons in one day, but let’s face it, they’re all likely to involve rain. Here’s how to keep yourself amused…


'Tis the season to start carb-loading, and these sandwiches are the cheese-packing, life-affirming tools for the job.

Hot chocolate

What better way to warm the cockles than with a rich, deep mug of hot chocolate?


There’s comfort in a plate of pasta that goes well beyond the slippery strands themselves. You haven’t done Melbourne till you’ve sought succour at these institutions.


It's a festival of roasts! Get out of the cold and into something delicious.

Pubs with fireplaces

Beat old man winter with a stick of firewood and freshly pulled pint.

Hot cocktails

Thankfully, the bartenders of Melbourne are bringing out their hot drink A-game, guaranteed to pick you up, pep you up and warm you up at the same time.

Spas and bath houses

Soak away the winter chill in the constellation of spas and bath houses Melbourne has to offer.

Films to see this winter

ScarJo, R-Patz, freedom fighters, aliens and Irish punk rockers are hitting cinemas.

Winter reading guide

It’s getting colder. You don’t feel like leaving the house. You’re cuddled under the blanket and you've run out of Game of Thrones eps. That’s where we come in with a specially curated list of book recommendations.

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Updated on 21 Aug 2014.

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