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Float around Docklands while you bbq
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As the weather warms we turn to thoughts of eating outside in the sunshine. Melbourne has a host of free barbeques that you can use. And here is a list here.

But there are also Christmas functions and get-togethers where the thought of a barbecue appeals, but it is also on the cards to do something totally memorable. Something that will keep the family, circle of friends or colleagues talking about it long after the event.

If big party boats down the Yarra don't suit, then perhaps you would like to try Aqua Donuts, which is all the fun of being out in the water, but which also pairs with being able to have a barbecue outdoors.

aqua donut docklands christmas party ideas
Source: Aqua Donut Facebook

You will certainly be an attractive sight out there in the water in your brightly coloured vests, large umbrella to keep the sun off and donut shaped boat.

As you can tell from the photos Aqua Donut is a floating device with a barbecue in the middle so that you can have a unique dining experience as you cruise along the picturesque waters of the Docklands.

It's a whole other world out there with all those expensive yachts and the unique view of Melbourne's towering skyscrapers with the giant Melbourne Star Observation Wheel looking down at you.

aqua donut docklands christmas party ideas
Source: Aqua Donut Facebook

Your private donut boat is made of high-end fibreglass so it seamlessly glides over water. Rather than being noisy, it is electrically powered so it hums along quietly.

Just as well, as there is Bluetooth music system and speakers for wireless smartphone music so you will probably be belting out your own kind of noise.

And in the centre of the boat is a charcoal barbecue so that you can cook away at your heart's content.

Perhaps it will be sausages and tomato sauce or perhaps given the occasion something a little more gourmet, such as BBQ salmon, Korean short ribs with special sauces or tandoori coated chicken.

All the cooking equipment, cutlery and crockery is supplied but you do need to bring your own food and drink.

The rental sessions last for two hours so that is plenty of time to have some fun, take in the views and enjoy good food and great company.

aqua donut docklands christmas party ideas
Source: Aqua Donut Facebook

You are also briefed before you leave so you will know exactly how to operate the boat and the barbeque.

Aqua Donuts operates from Friday to Sunday and public holidays
They have four sessions during the day:

11am - 1pm

1.30pm - 3.30pm

4pm - 6pm

6.30pm - 8.30pm

The driver must be over 25 and alcohol is permitted. You can book online.

(Weekdays by appointment, but this is only for booking multiple Aqua Donut hire as in Christmas parties and so on. )
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Phone: Bookings are done online
Where: Docklands
Cost: Boat hire is $180 for up to 5 people and $240 for 6 to 10 people - it does not include food.
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