3 things northsiders need to do before winter begins in Melbourne


‘Four seasons in one day’. The well-known adage – which Melbourne northsiders seem to enjoy as much as their morning latte – is not only fun to say, it’s also remarkably true.

Melbourne is known for its fickle weather but there’s one thing you can count on: winter will be cold. With average temperatures as low as 6 degrees, according to the Bureau of Meteorology, most spend the winter months huddled indoors.

That means autumn is time to make sure you tick every item off your warm -weather bucket list. Here are three things lucky northsiders must get to before the cold sets in.

1. Visit the Collingwood Childrens Farm

Part of the former Abbotsford Convent, the Collingwood Children’s Farm is a taste of country life in the city. This not-for-profit community resource is open every day of the year and visitors can brush the cow whilst she is being milked, cuddle guinea pigs, chat to the horses and goats or sit down at the Farm cafe and simply enjoy the surroundings.

The Collingwood Childrens farm is also home to Melbourne’s first farmers market which started in 2002 and is still running on the second Saturday of every month from 8am – 1pm, plan your trip ahead and you can pick up all the fresh produce you need for the week!

So get down there – bring a jumper and enjoy a perfect autumn day in Melbourne.

2. Head to the Coburg Drive-In

Pick up your friends (furry friends are allowed too!) and head to the Australia’s largest drive in cinemas, the Village Coburg Drive-Ins.

Featuring three 33 metre wide screens and a retro 50’s style diner, you can settle in for a night of good old fashioned food and movie fun!

3. Bike the length of the Merri Creek Trail 

A 21 km stretch from the Western Ring Road to Dights Falls, the Merri Creek Trail is accessible from many northern suburbs, including Fitzroy, Coburg, Brunswick and Clifton Hill.

Along your ride – or walk, if you prefer – you’ll enjoy lush greenery, rolling hills, river views and bird sightings. One of our favourite highlights on the route is the CERES Environment Park, a sustainability centre equipped with an organic cafe, urban agriculture projects, a community kitchen and plenty of amazing green spaces to enjoy.

For more information about what’s on in Melbourne’s northern suburbs, reach out to the team at Nelson Alexander today. With more than 25 years experience helping Melburnians buy, sell and rent amazing properties in the northside, we’re happy to answer any questions you have about life here.

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