Spotted by Locals
Show map

Spotted by Locals

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?

Paul Mercurio, Spotted by Locals

Paul Mercurio

Famous foodie and host of Mercurio's Menu travels home to the fresh produce, paddle steamers and renowned culinary scene along the Murray River.

Read more

Stephanie Alexander, Spotted by Locals

Stephanie Alexander

Go on a culinary journey of discovery along Victoria's Mornington Peninsula with one of the leading ladies of Australian cooking, Stephanie Alexander.

Read more

Alfredo La Spina, Spotted by Locals

Alfredo La Spina

Freddy La Spina of Brunswick's Sicilian eatery, Bar Idda, takes us on an intoxicating culinary journey through Victoria's magnificent High Country.

Read more

Lisa Gorman, Spotted by Locals

Lisa Gorman

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.

Read more

Ron Barassi, Spotted by Locals

Ron Barassi

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.

Read more

Brambuk Cultural Centre, Spotted by Locals

Shane Kelly

From bush tucker at the Brambuk Cultural Centre to sunset at the Venus Baths rock pools, Shane Kelly shares his favourite Grampians experiences.

Read more

Dave Hughes, Spotted by Locals

Dave Hughes

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.

Read more

Debra Sederlan, Spotted by Locals

Debra Sederlan

Join foodie and MasterChef contestant, Debra Sederlan, for a weekend of stunning coastal scenery, quaint fishing villages and snow gum forests.

Read more

Ella Hooper, Spotted by Locals

Ella Hooper

Get a dose of homegrown culture on a trip through the vintage boutiques, vineyards and galleries of the High Country with songstress, Ella Hooper.

Read more

Find out more

Head to The Age website to watch the videos and read more about Spotted by Locals.

Victoria's regions

Top