Victoria

Victoria’s spring must-dos

As the warm weather starts to return this spring, take the opportunity to explore Victoria’s lush landscapes with family and friends. Whether it’s romance or relaxation you’re after, Victoria’s fertile soils and fresh air have got you sorted! Victoria, despite being the second-smallest Australian state, has a rich variety of natural landscapes for those travelling … Continued

Regional hotspots in Victoria

As winter melts into spring, the idyllic towns of regional Victoria blossom, along with their wildflowers and wattles. Enjoy flourishing local culture and gold rush relics against a backdrop of lush lawns, native flora, lakes, wetlands and wildlife. Bendigo Half an hour north of Maldon, Bendigo is as rich in charm as it is in … Continued

All that glitters in Victoria

Today, Victoria’s once-prosperous goldfields bear riches of a very different nature. Expect splendid Georgian and Victorian architecture, history by the bucketful, and some of the state’s most sought-after gourmet goodies and boutique wines, all in the heart of Victoria’s rugged bushland. Ballarat An hour and a half’s drive from Melbourne, the streets of Ballarat epitomise … Continued

Victoria’s Goldfields: the bucket list

The gold rush saw all manner of mismatched people come together in a patchwork community with one common goal. This quirky spirit still characterises the Goldfields, and locals are all too willing to share with you the compelling, off-kilter experiences that will stay with you long after you leave. 1. Drive a train at Castlemaine … Continued

Six places to celebrate Christmas in July

Christmas Down Under has its perks, but it doesn’t compare to picture book scenes of snow-capped pine trees, toasty fires and gloriously ugly knitted jumpers – which is what Christmas in July is all about! You’re more likely to spot a roo than a reindeer, but this round-up of Australia’s most fabulous Christmas in July … Continued

Delights in the Yarra Valley

Renowned for its incredible wines, cheeses and smallgoods, the Yarra Valley is the perfect destination for a relaxing daytrip of meandering, tasting and breathing in the fresh valley air. What’s more, the rolling green hills, picturesque vineyards, rustic buildings and alluring mountain ranges are just a stone’s throw away from Melbourne’s outer suburbs. Coldstream to … Continued

Victoria’s gourmet treats

Here are our picks for an autumn afternoon in Victoria, indulging in some of the freshest – and greatest – gourmet treats the state has to offer. Mornington Peninsula The Mornington Peninsula is home to myriad gourmet delights, and is one of the hottest food and wine destinations in the state – if not the … Continued

Australia’s first railway line

Before the development of rail had connected Australia’s colonies into an easily accessible network, the journey from one side of the country to the other was often long and arduous: people either walked, rode camels, travelled by horse, or caught ships that took them around the coast. When the first trains arrived, approximately 50 years … Continued

The Bellarine Peninsula

The Bellarine Peninsula is one of Victoria’s most popular weekend spots. With its close proximity to Melbourne, friendly locals, gastronomic attractions and opportunities for outdoor adventure, the Bellarine has established itself as a go-to for Victorian and interstate holiday-makers alike. The coast and the lush inland areas of the Bellarine provide plenty of options for … Continued

Wining and dining in Bright and surrounds

Bright is a popular destination no matter the season. It’s a delightfully friendly part of the Great Alpine Road that welcomes visitors with open arms, and in the winter months, open fires, too! When you arrive, treat yourself and your companions to lunch at the Ringer Reef Winery in Porepunkah or the Bright Brewery. The … Continued

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