East Malvern's humble Central Park isn't quite as grand as the one in NYC, but it'll certainly be tastier with the East Malvern Food and Wine Festival coming to its green lawns in November. The weather will be warming up definitively by then and it'll be a wise call to spend a day in the park — especially when you add a vast range of winery and brewery produce into the mix.
Go along to taste vino from Bendigo and Heathcote regions, beers from local craft breweries, and taste till your heart is content and you've forgotten tomorrow is Monday. Food-wise, there'll be offerings from Riserva and Nepal Dining, as well as pop-ups from Richmond Oysters, That's Amore Cheeses and a Christmas pudding stall where you can really go all out and treat yourself.
You'll be able to stock up on artisanal produce and, if you or your mates have kids, you can send them to a magician masterclass. Meanwhile, your other (furrier) kids can score some doggie treats from the Canine Wellness Truck.