How to Survive Melbourne’s Winter

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Your Winter Survival Kit

If you happen to live in Melbourne (or you’re a constant tourist in this city), then you know that winters can be quite chilly and that you often come across unpredictable weather. And bearing in mind how much we hate doing things when we’re cold – we’ll probably feel like doing nothing. Which would definitely be a huge mistake, because regardless of the weather forecast, Melbourne is a great city with many diverse things to offer. Take a look at some of the best things to keep your mind off the cold weather and that will help you get through this season very happy:

Relax with a Melbourne massage 

Since you won’t be hitting the beach during winter, perhaps this is the best time to do something for yourself and your body. The first option would be to go and get warm in a spa, but you can always opt for different massages that will not only help you pass the time, but will also do wonders for your body. There are great places where you can get a massage – either a Melbourne relaxation massage, Melbourne deep tissue massage or a Melbourne sports massage if you’re a sportsman (or you like it a bit more firm). Elite Male Massage also offers a Melbourne mobile massage service which means that you don’t even have to leave the house (which is excellent on a cold winter’s day).

Jam the winter away

In order not to feel the winter blues, you should definitely choose to do something that’s very dynamic and interesting. And is there a better way to spend your free time than dancing it off? So, before the actual winter comes, make sure to find adult dance classes near you and warm up for the winter. Quick tip: if you start this now, you won’t be a beginner during winter time which will be even more interesting. Make your cold days warmer with hot music and dance sweat. It doesn’t matter that you haven’t danced before – there are many beginner classes where you will be taught from the very beginning.

Be a bird of the night

It doesn’t matter what side of the globe you’re on, winters are for going out and partying, as what else could you be doing during cold nights? Of course, you will spend the weeknights in the comfort of your home, wrapped in a blanket and Netflix and chilling, but that’s why you have to make your weekends more interesting. Melbourne is a great city, and it has so many clubs and pubs – and if you’re single this means that you will definitely meet somebody (perhaps even the love of your life?) So, if you’re looking for good night clubs, make sure to be a regular over at Chaise Lounge or Club Retro. However, if you’re not the night club kind of a person, you can always hit one of Melbourne’s historic theatres and watch a show (for example, you’ll be able to watch the Calamity Jane musical in December if you book your tickets in advance).

Culture, baby

If you’re a fan of art, literature and history, you can use winter as the season during which you will check out as many galleries and museums as you can, especially if you haven’t visited them all. Make sure not to miss the National Gallery of Victoria as they always have killer exhibitions (if you’re a retro enthusiast and have a thing for cooking, then the exhibition of tableware from the 1930’s – 1980’s called A Modern Life might just be what you need).

Winter’s for ice

We surely want to make winter much more interesting, but after all it’s all about ice and snow, isn’t it? And there’s definitely not a better season to put on your skating shoes and hit the ice. You can find your way to Melbourne’s home of ice-skating, the O’Brien Group Arena at the Docklands, and enjoy a day on ice. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or a pro skater – this caters for everyone’s needs! What’s even more interesting is that the Arena is set on the temperature of 16C degrees inside, which is definitely warmer than Melbourne’s average 14C degrees.

This means that there’s no reason to feel depressed and lazy this winter. There are so many things that you can do and even more places to see – so make your plan and stick to it. Choosing one of these tips will definitely make your winter more colorful!

Peter is a health writer at Essential Men's Clinic blog. Follow Peter on Twitter for more tips.