Winter tends to get a bit of a bad wrap among us summer-loving locals but there’s something deeply satisfying about sitting around a fire. Time seems to escape into a vortex of dancing flames interrupted only by the occasional ‘pop’ of the wood (or more accurately, the cellulose transforming into gas). Slightly charred marshmallows that accidentally (on purpose) catch on fire and that unmistakable smell – you know the one, that smoky aroma that fills the air, infiltrates your clothes and hair whilst also transporting your senses to a rustic farmhouse somewhere far far away. Robina Pavilion is luring you out of hibernation with its newly launched fire pit sessions. Available from Friday through to Sunday, the two-hour bookings come complete with your own private fire pit around the lake, marshmallow-toasting kits with roasting rods, delectable cured meats and cheese boards loaded with Tasmanian double brie, prosciutto di parma, balsamic olives, grilled chorizo and seasonal fruits.
Complete your winter experience with a sip from the venue’s brand-new cocktail menu featuring house-brewed mulled wine alongside Stone & Wood’s limited-edition brew. The fire-pit packages are available to book for groups of up to ten people from midday on Friday through to Sunday throughout winter. Bookings can be made via [email protected] or on 07 5593 2600.