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Igloo Get Togethers @ Wharf and Auburn Hotels

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Enjoy a meal with friends in a cosy igloo
Igloo Wonderland Wharf Hotel

The igloos just won't melt, they have proven too popular. The Wharf Hotel's igloos on the bank of the Yarra will be there until mid-September and at Auburn Hotel their life has also been extended well into spring.

Igloos are the latest way to enjoy a night out with friends or family. Completely see-through, they hold up to eight people. They are warm inside, with comfortable chairs, a communal table and lots of snuggly cushions and fury throw-rugs They are decked out with fairy lights and because they are transparent, you can look up at the stars but are never cold. That is if you aren't staring at the delights of your food and beverages package.

Wharf Hotel

The Wharf hotels igloos are perched on the banks of the Yarra. The cost is $49 per person and for that, you'll get a chef's tasting plate or a fisherman's basket plus your drinks.

The tasting plate includes flatbreads, dips, chilli salt n' pepper calamari, buttermilk fried chicken, cheeseburger spring rolls and arancini. Or there is a fisherman's basket with flatbread, Furphy-battered market fish, prawns, salt & pepper calamari, crinkle cut chips, garden salad, pickles and tartare sauce.

Igloo Wonderland Wharf Hotel

Drinks are for sharing such as a jug Canadian Club & Dry, a bottle of house wine or a carafe of Wharf Draught.

Igloo Wonderland Wharf Hotel

Bookings essential. Suitable for groups of 4-7 people, aged 18.

To book an igloo, you need to select your preferred igloo package from the available specials.

Each booking is for a 2 hour period.

Wharf Hotel
18-38 Siddeley Street
Melbourne VIC

Click here
(03) 9810 0097

Unless extended the igloos will be up until 16/09/2018

Auburn Hotel Winter Igloo Garden

Out in the suburbs and close to Auburn Station, there is also an igloo garden. Decked out with cushions and blankets, you'll be in no hurry to leave. Here you can enjoy a chef's tasting plate and fondue for 2 for $40pp. This includes wine or an espresso martini.

Again, these have been incredibly popular with pretty much all evening reservations booked out.

But they say that if you are flexible, there are some late afternoon time slots. After work drinks anyone?

I was there a few days ago and noticed a group of mothers with their kids. The kids were having a ball. A bit like being in the ultimate cubby. And the adults thought so as well.

At this stage, the igloos will be there until Sept 23rd.

For bookings click here.
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Why? A fun outing for a group
When: Until Sept 23rd but may go longer
Cost: $40 -$49 per person
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