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Head home for the holidays with some of Melbourne's most famous faces and get the lowdown on the area from the people who know it best. Whether you're heading down to Gippsland, taking a drive along the rugged Great Ocean Road, or exploring the vast Victorian High Country, hit the highway with some local knowledge in your pocket and a few fresh ideas to get you started.
Find out where to put your feet up, get the inside scoop on the best places to eat, and know where to find that perfect bottle of wine. From local pubs and old bookshops, to mini-golf, whale watching and ocean walks, let the locals share the best of their hometowns.
Check out Hughesy's Warrnambool, take a stroll through Castlemaine with Ron Barassi, and visit the largest waterfall in Victoria with Shane Kelly. These well-known Victorian's all started somewhere, so why not join them for a weekend at home and see where that somewhere is?
Famous foodie and host of Mercurio's Menu travels home to the fresh produce, paddle steamers and renowned culinary scene along the Murray River.
Go on a culinary journey of discovery along Victoria's Mornington Peninsula with one of the leading ladies of Australian cooking, Stephanie Alexander.
Freddy La Spina of Brunswick's Sicilian eatery, Bar Idda, takes us on an intoxicating culinary journey through Victoria's magnificent High Country.
From fishing for eels as a youngster to liquorice ice-creams in Apollo Bay, fashion guru, Lisa Gorman takes us on a tour of her Great Ocean Road.
Browse Castlemaine's charming bookshops and antique stores and then stop for lunch in a country pub with AFL legend and local boy, Ron Barassi.
From bush tucker at the Brambuk Cultural Centre to sunset at the Venus Baths rock pools, Shane Kelly shares his favourite Grampians experiences.
Join Hughesy and discover the secrets of Warrnambool, from pork belly on Liebig Street and the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village to Tower Hill's natural wonderland.
Join foodie and MasterChef contestant, Debra Sederlan, for a weekend of stunning coastal scenery, quaint fishing villages and snow gum forests.
Get a dose of homegrown culture on a trip through the vintage boutiques, vineyards and galleries of the High Country with songstress, Ella Hooper.
Head to The Age website to watch the videos and read more about Spotted by Locals.
Escape to the Yarra Valley for indulgent food and wine, and disappear into fern glades and forests in the Dandenong Ranges.
Re-energise in the natural mineral waters, sample gourmet food and wine and stay in luxurious accommodation in Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges.
Join families and fans of water sports travelling just 90 minutes from Melbourne to see penguins, international motor sports and waterfront living.
Be inspired by the space and solitude in Gippsland's unspoilt beaches, lakes and mountains, then dip into bustling gourmet waterfront villages.
Taste your way around the High Country's welcoming villages year round, whether Alpine skiing in winter or getting the adrenaline pumping over summer.
Combine the best of Europe's coastal living with traditional Aussie charm on the Mornington Peninsula, just an hour from Melbourne.
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