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Winter: crisp days, chilly evenings, and all the excuse you ever needed to curl up with a book or a bold red by an open fire, pamper yourself at a luxury day spa, escape an afternoon in an art gallery and cocoon yourself in a cosy cabin. We have all the red wine, regional galleries, fireside dining tables and weekend getaways you need for a winter wander.

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Wine time

Winter warmers

Warm up with our best winter reds at cosy cellar doors in one (or more) of our 20 wine regions.

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Wine regions

Rutherglen wine region

Spend a few days in and around Rutherglen exploring the 21 cellar doors in close proximity. Sample the iconic fortifieds and a new breed of wines.

Wine regions

King Valley wine region

Knock on a King Valley cellar door and meet generations of winemaking families offering tastings of their groundbreaking Italian varietals.

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Gippsland wine region

Experience Gippsland's diverse wine region, boasting over 100 vineyards and more than 40 wineries, easily accessed from Melbourne.

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Yarra Valley wine region

Sip, sniff, and savour fine wines within the hallowed walls of historic Victorian viticultural institutions, or discover secret winery gems.

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Grampians wine region

Swipe your finger along the dusty barrels in the 1860s cellars at Best's Great Western and get a feel for the history of the Grampians wine region.

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Bendigo wine region

While red wine lovers flock to Bendigo for the now famous shiraz and cabernet sauvignon, white wine fans should seek out chardonnay and riesling.

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Fireside

Winter warmers

Everything tastes better by an open fire. Discover village cafes, restaurants and cellar doors worth rem-ember-ing.

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Cafes

Merricks General Wine Store

Enjoy time-honoured hospitality and a classic country menu featuring seasonal produce and a great regional wine list including local beers and ciders.

Restaurants

Royal Mail Hotel

Experience destination dining at its best in the Grampians at the justly celebrated Royal Mail Hotel, awarded two hats in The Age Good Food Guide.

Wineries

Jack Rabbit Vineyard

Hop to it for sophisticated cool-climate wines, an award-winning restaurant, cellar door, tasting room, bistro-style cafe and stunning coastal views.

Restaurants

Coonara Springs Restaurant

Established in 1893, Coonara Springs is one of the oldest restaurants in the Dandenong Ranges. Beautifully positioned amongst seven acres with views...

Wineries

TarraWarra Estate

Reward your senses with an inspired combination of fine wines, delicious food and wonderful Australian art surrounded by breathtaking views.

Craft breweries

Daylesford Cider Company

A warm welcome awaits at Daylesford Cider Company. Here you will find a beautiful tavern that not only acts as a cellar-door but also offers a...

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Galleries

Winter warmers

Warm and well-lit, galleries are perfect for whiling away blustery afternoons and escaping to other-wordly places of imagination.

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Art galleries

Queenscliff Gallery and Workshop

The Queenscliff Gallery and Workshop - showing works from Australian artists with a focus on works on paper and printmaking. Housed in an 1868...

Art galleries

Bendigo Art Gallery

Stop by the Bendigo Art Gallery and see works by contemporary Australian artists including Patricia Piccinini, Tracey Moffatt and Bill Henson.

Art galleries

The Lost Ones Gallery

The Lost Ones is a contemporary art gallery and creative makers space in the heart of heritage Ballarat. Housed in an 1870s-era Masonic temple, the...

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Art Gallery of Ballarat

Discover the Art Gallery of Ballarat, Australia's oldest regional gallery, with an exceptional collection of Australian art and changing exhibitions.

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Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery

Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery is well recognised as having one of Australia's most comprehensive collections of native art. Along with a growing...

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Hamilton Gallery

Exhibitions include silver, porcelain and glass from the 1700s onwards, oriental ceramics, watercolours, prints, and Australian oil paintings.

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Pampering

Winter warmers

Indulge and rejuvenate with pampering treatments at warm, cosy day spas and luxurious resorts.

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Hotels

Lake House

Stay in luxurious waterfront suites, choose from a range of spa treatments in the manicured gardens, or take an afternoon stroll in Wombat Forest.

Spa & wellbeing

Peninsula Hot Springs

Pamper yourself at Victoria's first natural thermal mineral springs and day spa, located just over an hour from Melbourne on the Mornington Peninsula.

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Saltair Day Spa

Be treated to the ultimate spa experience at a luxurious retreat with ocean views nestled amongst the rolling hills of Spring Creek.

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My Wellness Retreat at Woodman Estate

Enjoy a full range of tailored massage and relaxation treatments at this private oasis, or opt for luxurious lakeside dining and accommodation.

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Shizuka Ryokan and Day Spa Retreat

Leave the city behind and step inside the world of traditional Japanese style hospitality set amid the tranquil bushland of Victoria's spa country.

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Peppers Mineral Springs Retreat

Retreat to this tranquil art deco haven with the onsite mineral spa, luxury spa rooms and villas, and sophisticated dining at The Argus Dining Room.

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Cocooning

Winter warmers

Wrap yourself in comfort and cocoon yourself in the comfort of a cosy cabin, bed-and-breakfast or resort.

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Retreats & lodges

DULC

Sleep in luxury at these funky designer cabins, featuring spa baths and coffee machines, all nestled amid the beautiful landscape of the Grampians.


From $280 - $450

Bed & breakfasts

Starhaven Retreat

Starhaven Retreat (a grand design) is the premier luxury accommodation on the Bellarine Peninsula. This internationally acclaimed home on Indented...

From $255 - $1,325

Resorts

Silverwater Resort

The stunning Silverwater Resort is the region's newest family-friendly, four and a half star lifestyle resort - unlike anything else seen in...


From $140 - $555

Hotels

Walhalla's Star Hotel

Walhalla's Star Hotel provides stylish country accommodation in the heart of Walhalla Historic Township. A reconstruction of the original gold-era...

Cottages

Lakeside Villas at Crittenden Estate

Offering an oasis of luxury and tranquillity, the Lakeside Villas at Crittenden Estate present the ultimate vineyard escape. The three stylish villas...


From $325 - $475

Bed & breakfasts

Montfort Manor

Multi award winning Montfort Manor is situated on seven and a half acres of peaceful landscaped gardens in picturesque Gippsland. The luxury...

From $167 - $320
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