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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.
10 Apr - 26 Oct 2014
Take the journey from sketch to screen and see rarely seen drawings, models, original artworks and more from DreamWorks' much-loved animated classics.
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2 Aug - 9 Nov 2014
The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece is a visually stunning and thought-provoking exploration of the human condition seen through ancient Greek eyes;...
5 - 27 Sep 2014
Choose a team, scoff a meat pie and barrack hard with passionate Melburnians at this spectacular crescendo of 22 weeks of the Aussie Rules season.
11 Sep - 7 Oct 2014
The annual Tessellar Tulip Festival celebrates spring in the Dandenongs with a month of family and music events, and a blooming showcase of flowers.
17 Sep - 5 Oct 2014
Have an art attack – new theatre, comedy, dance, circus, music and cabaret, visual art, live art, digital and video art – at the fringe festival.
20 Sep - 23 Nov 2014
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.
26 Sep - 5 Oct 2014
Mildura becomes country music heaven in spring with over 20 venues celebrating Australia's biggest showcase festival of independent country music.
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Witness the rugged splendour of the famous 12 Apostles, magnificent rock stacks that rise up from the Southern Ocean on Victoria's dramatic coastline.
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.
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.
Touch and feel your way through local history; give Phar Lap a nod, explore a rainforest, rest in a rollercoaster car, and discover Koori heritage.
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.
Smell the roses - all 5000 varieties - in the magnificent grounds of the Victoria's largest private residence, pausing to admire the pastoral style.
Get the adrenaline pumping with a spot of white-water rafting, stroll through tall forests, play a round of golf, or set up camp for a longer stay.
Tucker out little kids and big with fun-filled leisure activities in every corner of Victoria, from marvellous minigolf to amazing mazes and more.
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.
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.
Get outside and find abundant nature and wildlife in Victoria, from desert landscapes to rugged coastline, lush alpine outlooks to inland waterways.
Jump in a coach, climb on a raft or don your walking shoes and join a tour to let the professionals reveal Melbourne and Victoria's hidden treasures.
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