Victoria

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

The highs and lows of the Grampians

The Grampians region takes in a vast swathe of Victoria, from Golden Plains to the South Australian border. The area is practically covered with outcrops and cascades, and Ararat is the perfect base from which to explore the natural splendour of the region. The regional centre is the Grampians National Park, Mount Langi Ghiran, Mount … Continued

Walhalla to Phillip Island

Walhalla has a front-row seat to the popular Baw Baw National Park, so be sure to explore its bushwalking and picnicking opportunities before you hit the road. It’s also the site of the Walhalla Goldfields Railway – a must-visit for any train enthusiast! Then it’s on to Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park, where you’ve got … Continued

Victoria’s Portland Dunes

Australia, you may have noticed, has an impressive coastline: 59,736 kilometres, to be precise – and there’s no better way to travel it than by car. In Victoria, publicly accessible coastal tracks aren’t as easy to come by as they are in other parts of the country, but if you’ve ever dreamed of testing your … Continued

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