A stay at home Mum who doesn't stay at home much; too many exciting things to be discovering in this city...
Published May 29th 2019
Soul warming experiences for sun-worshipers
Let's face it, Melbourne can get pretty darn cold over winter. 10 degrees Celsius doesn't sound that cold but add in the wind chill factor and a few spots of rain, and you start to feel like your nose or toes might drop off at any moment. Bring back summer, I hear you cry. Below are some soul-warming ideas which might appeal to the sun-worshiper in you.
The Peninsula Hot Springs in Rye are open all year round and offer a chance to warm your bones even in the coldest weather. Natural thermal mineral waters flow from deep underground and fill a multitude of pools set in beautifully landscaped gardens. Water temperatures range from 34 to 42 degrees – toasty! The experience feels somewhat decadent but is in fact reasonably priced. The whole family can enjoy this one with a range of options from young to old, and solitary to group bathing. For more information click here.
Hot chocolate at Chokolait
• Chokolait is a chocolate shop and café in central Melbourne, offering hot chocolate which is on a level all of its own. Chokolait was established in 2007 and has become one of the most highly regarded chocolate 'salons' in Melbourne. You might choose a classic hot beverage of milk, dark or even white Belgian chocolate (salivating as I type…). Or you could go for something a bit different such as a jaffa, mocha or chilli flavoured hot chocolate. There are hot chocolate shots available too, either thin enough to drink, or thick enough to eat with a spoon (now we're talking). And if all that isn't enough to warm your belly, you can't pass up a chocolate fondue served with fresh fruit and madeleines. For more details click here.
For a belly-warming meal, head on over to B'Churrasco in the heart of Melbourne. This restaurant brings mouth-watering Brazilian cooking techniques to Melbourne, prepared in an open kitchen so you can see all the action. Experience the theatre of food cooked over an open fire, that is then carved straight on to your plate. This is a very sociable dining experience and great fun with a bunch of friends. Click here for details.
Hot Stone Treatment at Santika
• Santika Day Spa in Wantirna offers a variety of hot stone treatments which sound like a heavenly way to relax and keep warm all at the same time. As well as hot stone massages, you could opt for a hot stone face treatment or a hot stone pedispa. If that's not hot enough for you, take a dip in the warming hydrotherapy pool or treat yourself to a hot milk bath. For a full range of treatments and prices, click here to head to the Santika website.
So there you have it; four great ways to warm up this winter. And just think – it's only three short months until spring!