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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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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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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.
Join a wildlife safari, Melbourne style, and spot rhinos, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras and monkeys as they roam freely through the grounds of the zoo.
Breathe deep and fill your lungs with the goodness of the freshest air from the heart of Melbourne's city centre at the Royal Botanic Gardens.
In the tradition of the world's busiest public spaces, "Fed Square" buzzes with a daily program of events, restaurants and cafes and bold galleries.
Dive deep to discover life beneath the Southern Ocean; walk under tunnels filled with sharks and rays, or ride a simulated underwater rollercoaster.
Sentence yourself to a day of fun or a spooky night at Victoria's oldest prison, which housed tough criminals and the infamous bushranger, Ned Kelly.
Uncover Victoria's proud history, from preserved goldmining relics, Murray River paddle steamers, bushrangers' lairs and ancient Aboriginal artefacts.
Find your flavour in Victoria, where cups runneth over with fine restaurants, eclectic cuisines, country pubs, regional produce and wineries galore.
Let your tour of the city take in department stores and shopping centres, arcades and laneways and the flagship stores of edgy Victorian designers.
Get outside and find abundant nature and wildlife in Victoria, from desert landscapes to rugged coastline, lush alpine outlooks to inland waterways.
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.
Brimming with theatres and music venues, comedy clubs, museums and galleries, Victoria is a region in love with the arts. Discover it for yourself.
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