Melbourne is not just the most liveable city in the world, it is also visited by thousands of admiring tourists each year – especially the foodie variety! The social media race is on to uncover the nooks and crannies that make this city so special.

Laneways, rooftops and riverside dining are renowned for making this city unique, but how many Melbourne foodies have enjoyed a night-ride along the river, then stepped out of a water taxi to a night of partying like no other?

Brave the cold and meet your friends at Flinders Street Station (or at a number of other landing sites up and down the Yarra), to catch a Melbourne Water Taxi to the World Trade Centre (WTC) Wharf. You will surprised to discover a variety of international dining options from Japanese to Chinese, Lebanese and Mediterranean, even a good pub meal.

But who knew you could step into an igloo and enjoy a riverside evening under twinkling fairy lights, staring into the riverside night life like you’ve never seen before? Grab a blanket and snuggle up inside one of these warm, glass structures, perfect for small group gathering of 4-8, or bring the whole crowd and spend the evening with 30 of your best friends!

Book ahead and enjoy some warm, mulled wine while sharing a mixed platter of ribs, spring rolls, calamari and dumplings, or select a platter that better suits your diet. Bookings can be made through the Wharf Hotel, but be quick! The igloos are a pop-up only and will disappear into the night sky after August 31.

Alternatively, you can head to Man Mo for a full Chinese banquet, Kobe Jones for Japanese Teppanyaki, or Byblos for a stylish Lebanese/Mediterranean meal. Your Instagram will be going off the chart as you lead the way amongst your friends with these hidden-secret, Melbourne experiences.

There is no longer any excuse for not enjoying a riverside grazing experience at WTC Wharf.

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