One thing that Saucer was looking forward to in this Melbourne trip was to play with snow! Since we’re there during the winter months, there was snow on most mountains in Victoria, and we went to the one nearest to Melbourne. About an hour’s drive away from the suburbs of Croydon, we went to Mount Donna Buang, which is a snowfield in the Yarra Ranges National Park. The snow had just fallen about 2 days ago, so it was not exactly thick and fluffy, but good enough to play with.
Mount Donna Buang snowfield
But the good thing about going to a snowfield which is not as popular/commercialized as its counterpart Mount Buller, is that entrance is free! And there were not that many people considering the snow just started falling not too long ago, hence not very thick.
witch at Mt Donna Buang
The weather was obviously freezing cold! 1 degree Celcius! And I only wore a pair of jeans and suede shoes for the activity. Definitely not very cozy for my legs. *LOL*
Saucer was better clothed
Us at Mt Donna Buang
witch and Saucer having fun at the snow
Look at how foggy and cold the place was! Visibility was also poor but once we threw snow at each other and ran around, we sort of got used to the low temperature and it was fun!
Roads at Mount Donna Buang
Saucer with a piece of snow
Temperature at 1C!
After the fun and chilly event, we were all ready for a hot cup of hot chocolate! 🙂 We went to a bakery/cafe at a town called Warburton.
Ordered some pastries – a custard tart and Vanilla Slice, which is a specialty in Melbourne. I loved the Vanilla slice! It’s actually Vanilla custard with two layers of pastry on the top and bottom, but it was so good! The Vanilla custard was slightly sweet and soft and smooth, melts in your mouth really.
Custard tart and Vanilla slice
Of course, not to forget the hot chocolate that never goes wrong with me. Or anyone, for that fact. Don’t tell me that you don’t love hot chocolate now. 😛
Hot chocolate and marshmallows
For lunch, we had homemade sandwiches which they called as Cheese Toasties, and homemade Anzac cookies as well! Thanks to our host family Kendal and Tracey. Love them! 🙂
Homemade Anzac cookies
It was Sunday when we had the yummy cheese toasties, and the next day, we got ready to embark on our road trip! We rented the car for 5 days! Find out where we went in the coming posts! 🙂
For the rest of my Melbourne adventure, check out my Melbourne Itinerary.