Daylight saving is here. Here’s how to make the most of the extended twilight, from sunset dining and after work markets to art and music performances.
As Spring continues and daylight savings kicks in, sunsets just keep getting later and later. Pick a waterside spot for dinner or drinks like Fatto, Riverland, Ponyfish Island or The Boatbuilders Yard and get a free show courtesy of the setting sun.
Friday night fiestas at MPavilion
Who doesn’t want to spend a few hours at the end of the week sipping drinks in the stunning Queen Victoria Gardens? On Fridays from 19 October MPavilion’s 2018 open-air hangout will host DJs, musicians, happy hour specials and boutique drinks. Garden views, twilight sun and local music – it’s the perfect post-work knock off. And even better, it’s free.
Fed Square Live
Arbory Afloat is back and better than ever. This Mediterranean-inspired alfresco haven is perfect for enjoying that post-work twilight. The buoyant bar’s food has Med class (think local calamari and ‘Torta Della Nonna’ – Italian custard pie), while their drinks chase the sun, from Prosecco to watermelon sangria. Order like you’re on holiday and watch the evening drift by.
From the team behind last year’s ‘House of Mirrors’ comes Melbourne’s latest mystery. 1000 doors is an unending maze of doors, portals and screens set to challenge even the best escape room master. Set up in the Arts Centre Melbourne forecourt, you’ll definitely need the daylight advantage for this one.
Hawker 88 Night Market
Forget the week day hibernation of winter and say hello to the Hawker 88 Night Market! This new spring experience at the Queen Victoria Market brings together the sights, sounds and tastes of Asia. Discover flavoursome street food from Vietnam to Singapore, Indonesia to Thailand, China, Japan and more. Spice up your Wednesdays, 5 to 10pm until 24 October.
If you’ve been put off by the early darkness of winter, fear no more. Mother nature’s extending her hours and offering a bit of extra sunshine after 5pm. Stroll with a work friend through Fitzroy Gardens, catch the sunset over Princes Bridge or just take a moment to enjoy the flora of Queen Victoria Gardens.
Need more ideas to put a spring in your step? Check out our list of essential spring walks.