Have no plans this winter other than hibernating? Why not sip hot mulled cider in your own see-through igloo overlooking the Yarra River? The Wharf Hotel’s Igloo Wonderland is returning to Melbourne again in 2019 from 1 May to 31 August, and it’s your chance to make the most of Melbourne’s winter weather in style. Step into the cosy geodesic domes right by the river and snuggle in warm blankets and comfortable chairs to snack on a tasty grazing platter. We couldn’t think of many better ways to enjoy the cooler months in Victoria’s capital!
Bookings are $49 per person, which gets you two hours in an igloo for a leisurely lunch or dinner. Our tip? Book an evening session so you can watch the spectacular city skyline light up all around you. Your grazing platter will be loaded with all the fanciest comfort food like dips and pickled veggies, pork & chive dumplings and an amazing pork belly in chilli caramel sauce (tasty vegetarian and gluten free options are also available). The igloos are also licensed, and with your booking you’ll get to choose between a thermos of hot mulled cider, a bottle of house wine or a jug of Furphy Refreshing Ale.
No matter how big your group is, there’s an igloo to suit. The mini igloos fit four to eight guests, while if you’d love to go all out for a birthday or celebration then the mega igloos are perfect for up to 30 guests. You can book your own exclusive mega igloo, or join others for a communal party atmosphere. We hear sessions were snapped up quickly last year, so be sure to head over to the hotel’s booking page to secure your preferred date and time.
Where to find accommodation in Melbourne’s CBD for the Igloo Wonderland
If you’re in town for a weekend or a short visit, then we have the perfect Melbourne accommodation in apartments that are beautifully spacious and modern for your winter getaway. Punthill’s Northbank, Flinders Lane, Little Bourke and Manhattan apartment locations are all an easy walk from the Igloo Wonderland and offer modern, spacious apartments – many of which offer stunning views of the Yarra River. Sleep in, soak in the views and stay cosy in Melbourne this winter with state-of-the-art accommodation and an unforgettable experience in the city. Book now for some of the best prices for river-view hotels in Melbourne’s CBD.