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Spring arrives with a flourish in Melbourne and Victoria, giving you plenty of opportunities to get out into the fresh air. Alternate between footy jumpers for the Australian Football League Finals Series and dressing up for the Spring Racing Carnival. The Melbourne Fringe Festival injects a bit of culture into all that sport.
16 Sep - 4 Oct 2015
Have an art attack – new theatre, comedy, dance, circus, music and cabaret, visual art, live art, digital and video art – at the fringe festival.
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19 Sep - 22 Nov 2015
Soak up the buzz on and off the track as glamourous punters and champion thoroughbreds descend on Melbourne for six weeks of Spring Carnival action.
25 Sep - 4 Oct 2015
Mildura becomes country music heaven in spring with over 20 venues celebrating Australia's biggest showcase festival of independent country music.
10 Sep 2015, 6 Oct 2015
The annual Tessellar Tulip Festival celebrates spring in the Dandenongs with a month of family and music events, and a blooming showcase of flowers.
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Join a wildlife safari, Melbourne style, and spot rhinos, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras and monkeys as they roam freely through the grounds of the zoo.
All aboard for a ride on Australia's oldest steam railway, through thick forests and lush fern gullies, or travel first class for olden-times romance.
Smell the roses - all 5000 varieties - in the magnificent grounds of the Victoria's largest private residence, pausing to admire the pastoral style.
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.
Teeter on The Edge, a switchable glass cube that slides you out from the building's 88th floor for unsurpassed views of Melbourne and far beyond.
If it's relaxation you need, Victoria is the place for an indulgent escape, with its long spa tradition and over 100 springs throughout the state.
If Victorians know one thing, it's how to have fun. Feast on a smorgasbord of live music, comedy, arthouse cinema and local and international sport.
Let your tour of the city take in department stores and shopping centres, arcades and laneways and the flagship stores of edgy Victorian designers.
Tucker out little kids and big with fun-filled leisure activities in every corner of Victoria, from marvellous minigolf to amazing mazes and more.
Travel from mountains to coast to city in no time at all thanks to Victoria's compact size. Follow tourist routes or make it up as you go along.
Find your flavour in Victoria, where cups runneth over with fine restaurants, eclectic cuisines, country pubs, regional produce and wineries galore.
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