Melbourne is known for its night-life and festivals. If you look in the right places, there is always something going on and something to be done. The Docklands Winter Festival is one of the highlights for us.
Blast from the past
So here our post from last year about it. And if you are in Melbourne and have not been here, this is a definite must do! It starts this Friday.
One of these festivals is the Docklands Winter Festival Fireworks, happening in the… Docklands… (duh!) every Friday night in July and August. And since the weather was nice enough (if slightly chilly), we decided to go.
Getting there was relatively easy. The Docklands are just behind Southern Cross station and the Ethiad Stadium. So getting there by train is no problem at all.
So, even though it was getting late in the day, and the kids had had a pretty exhausting week, spirits were still very high. And it just got better.
We had found a place close to the front, so we had a great view of the show. And what a show it was. The fireworks was coordinated with the music, playing some of the most known songs from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Quite a feat.
A bit chilled, but happy, we made our way back to the station and home again.
And so ended our night on the town. The cool thing is that our kids are rapidly getting old enough so that we can do stuff like that with them – and they really enjoy themselves. (And not just the fact that they can stay up waaaaay past their bedtime.) So it looks like we’ll be doing more of these activities and visiting more of Melbournes festivals in the future. I can’t wait!