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The UNESCO City of Literature gets itself in a lather in August, with the Melbourne Writers Festival following hot on the heels of a fortnight of fine films and related festivities. International theatre spectaculars continue their knock-out seasons, giving you no shortage of cosy, inspiring indoor attractions to see out the winter.
30 Jul - 16 Aug 2015
Ensure your winter's complete by cramming your minipass with every award-winning, big-budget, no-budget, international, local film and event at MIFF.
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1 - 30 Aug 2015
During the month of August, Walhalla Historic Township celebrates winter with the Vinter Ljusfest: a display of special lighting, moving images and sound.
22 Aug 2015
The Kangaroo Hoppet is Australia's premier long distance cross country ski race. It is a member of the prestigious Wordloppet series of popular...
Things to do in Victoria
Move your feet at Melbourne's annual queer celebration with outdoor parties and city-wide cultural events, and show your pride at the closing march.
Bring the family, meet the pilots and celebrate the power of flight with stunning aerial displays of vintage, commercial and military aircraft.
Gasp in awe at the endeavours of some seriously tough athletes as they embark on the challenging race through Melbourne's beautiful bayside suburbs.
Get pole position in the race to check out the new bikes for 2015 at the first superbike meet of the year, at the spectacular Phillip Island circuit.
Watch your favourite flicks as the sun sets and the bats flap overhead at Melbourne's original summer outdoor cinema in the Royal Botanic Gardens.
Follow Simba's epic journey to fulfil his destiny as King of the Pridelands in this acclaimed production with stunning effects and unforgettable music.
Celebrate gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer pride with a long weekend of festivities at this chilled out, down-to-earth, country event.
Rise to the challenge and test your road-cycling mettle over three epic alpine peaks: Tawonga Gap, Mount Hotham and Falls Creek.
See a match or tour the home of Aussie cricket and the Australian Football League, the site of the 1956 Olympics and the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
Watch for waking koalas and peek at a joey in a kangaroo's pouch, meet keepers or observe vets in the animal hospital, all in an Aussie bush setting.
Join a wildlife safari, Melbourne style, and spot rhinos, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras and monkeys as they roam freely through the grounds of the zoo.
Gear up in overalls, a miner's hat and lamp and head into underground tunnels in search of gold in a key mine from Bendigo's 19th century gold rush.
Find the jewels in the Crown, including signature restaurants from top chefs, international boutiques, luxury accommodation, hip bars and great views
Smell the roses - all 5000 varieties - in the magnificent grounds of the Victoria's largest private residence, pausing to admire the pastoral style.
Escape to the Yarra Valley for indulgent food and wine, and disappear into fern glades and forests in the Dandenong Ranges.
Join families and fans of water sports travelling just 90 minutes from Melbourne to see penguins, international motor sports and waterfront living.
Unearth the riches of today's Goldfields in impressive art galleries, specialty shops, fascinating museums, boutique wineries and esteemed eateries.
Re-energise in the natural mineral waters, sample gourmet food and wine and stay in luxurious accommodation in Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges.
Inhale the air up there in the Grampians and be dazzled by the diverse natural attractions and their Aboriginal stories, plus stunning sparkling wine.
Travel the Great Ocean Road, one of the world's most scenic coastal drives. Witness the magical 12 Apostles, iconic surf breaks, waterfalls and more.
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