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Melbourne and Victoria

From major events to hidden bars, ballooning over vineyards to kangaroos on golf courses, there's always something new to discover in Melbourne and Victoria.

Ballooning over vineyards, Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia
Bathing boxes at Mt Martha, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia
12 Apostles, Port Campbell National Park, Victoria, Australia
Mount William, Grampians National Park, Victoria, Australia
Phillip Island Nature Park, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
Melbourne Cup Carnival, Victoria, Australia
Rooftop, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

All of Victoria

Venture into Melbourne's basements, rooftops and laneways for secret bars, boutiques, and events.

Rooftop, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Melbourne

Venture into Melbourne's basements, rooftops and laneways for secret bars, boutiques, and events.

Bulong Estate, Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia

Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges

Disappear from city bustle in the Dandenong Ranges, and indulge away in the Yarra Valley.

Mt Martha, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia

Mornington Peninsula

Combine European coastal living with traditional Aussie charm on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula.

Peppers Springs Retreat & Spa, Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Daylesford & the Macedon Ranges

Take to the relaxing waters of Daylesford - in spas, decadent meals, or lakeside rooms.

Penguins, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia

Phillip Island

Experience penguins, scenery, family fun, outdoor pursuits, motor sports and life by the water.

12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Great Ocean Road

Travel one of the world's best coastal drives, and see the 12 Apostles along the Great Ocean Road.

Craig's Royal Hotel, Ballarat, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia

Goldfields

Unearth the riches of the Goldfields in modern galleries, museums and boutique bistros and wineries.

Mount William, Grampians, Victoria, Australia

Grampians

Inhale the air up there in the panoramic Grampians, and learn Aboriginal stories through rock art.

Boyntons Feathertop Winery, High Country, Victoria, Australia

High Country

Taste your way around the High Country year round, whether winter skiing or wine tasting in summer.

Gippsland Lakes, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia

Gippsland

Be inspired by Gippsland's calm beaches, lakes and peaks, then dip into busy waterfront villages.

The Murray

Unwind along the mighty Murray River and enjoy the region's slow food, fine wine, golf and scenery.

Highlights

Experience Melbourne

Wildflowers at Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Nature and wildlife

Surround yourself with age-old trees, manicured lawns and native wildlife in the heart of Melbourne.

Angie Hart. Image courtesy: Carbie Warbie

Entertainment

Discover clubs and bars, live music venues, comedy, jazz, cinema, cabaret and old style pubs.

Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Art and culture

Melbourne is home to world-class arts and cultural heritage institutions, and community events.

Sweatshop, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Bars

Duck into Melbourne's famed laneways, scamper up some stairs and take a tipple in an inimitable bar.

Centre Place, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

City laneways

There's always an exhilarating thrill to be had in Melbourne's hive of bustling, creative laneways.

Lucy Folk, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Shopping

Find out where to start your fashion, jewellery, furniture or fine art shopping spree.

 

Beyond Melbourne

Peppers Springs Retreat & Spa, Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges

Re-energise in the natural mineral waters, sample gourmet food and stay in luxurious accommodation.

Skiing at Mt Buller, High Country, Victoria, Australia. Credit: Tony Harrington

Skiing

Victoria's major downhill ski resorts include Mount Buller, Falls Creek and Mount Hotham.

Adventures Happen, High Country, Victoria, Australia

High Country

Taste your way around the High Country year round, whether winter skiing or wine tasting in summer.

Mt Martha, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia

Mornington Peninsula

Combine European coastal living with traditional Aussie charm on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula.

12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Great Ocean Road

Travel one of the world's best coastal drives for the magical 12 Apostles and iconic surf breaks.

Mount William, Grampians, Victoria, Australia

Grampians

Inhale the air up there in the panoramic Grampians, and learn Aboriginal stories through rock art.

Rosemary lamb cutlets with cabbage salad and beer, High Country, Victoria, Australia

Food and wine

Find the flavour to suit your tastes at Victoria's top restaurants, regional producers and wineries.

Penguins, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia

Phillip Island

Experience penguins, scenery, family fun, outdoor pursuits, motor sports and life by the water.

 

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