Ben Shewry receives Attica's award at The World's 50 Best Restaurant awards in New York
Ben Shewry receives Attica's award at The World's 50 Best Restaurant awards in New York
Brae, by Colin Page Photography
Brae, by Colin Page Photography
Four Pillars Gin
Four Pillars Gin
Bendigo Art Gallery (c) Shannon McGrath
Bendigo Art Gallery (c) Shannon McGrath

11 ways to em…brrr…ace the chill

Christmas in July at Sovereign Hill

The ultimate winter experience can be found closer to the city of Melbourne than one might expect. Here are some of the best ways to embrace the chill this winter.

Ballarat makes history with White Night

White Night Melbourne 2014, Monuments

White Night will return to Melbourne for the fourth year running on 18 February 2017, and for the first time ever, the all-night festivities will extend to regional Victoria: Ballarat will host its own White Night, two weeks after the Melbourne event, on 4 March 2017.

Ben Shewry of Attica on Victoria’s world-class food scene

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Ben Shewry of Attica talks about what makes Melbourne a culinary capital.

Melbourne secures World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards 2017

Ben Shewry receives Attica's award at The World's 50 Best Restaurant awards in New York

Melbourne has been confirmed as the host city for the prestigious World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards in 2017.

Six must-do food experiences in Australia’s gourmet capital

Brae, by Colin Page Photography

There are many ways to explore the culinary scene in Melbourne and Victoria. Here are some of the finest.

Boutique distilleries in Victoria

Four Pillars Gin

Victoria is fast developing a reputation for premium boutique distilleries with a number of suppliers offering everything from gin using native botanicals to small-batch whiskey.

17 Melbourne bars worth getting lost for

The Understudy

Melbourne is known for its hidden treasures which means a night on the town sometimes involves getting a little lost. But for these bars, the adventure is always worth it. 

VIDEO: A wander through regional Victoria

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A snapshot of the state’s best food and wine; arts and culture;  eco-tourism; nature; and hidden villages.

Victoria: State of the arts

Bendigo Art Gallery (c) Shannon McGrath

Regional Victoria’s ever-expanding arts scene offers everything from galleries to festivals, from trails to museums.

Snow your own way


Whether on skis or a board, or if taking a more relaxed approach on snow shoes, a toboggan or dog sled, or simply building a snow man, Victoria’s alpine region has an option for everyone and plenty of accommodation options from which to explore it.

Eat. Stay. Play. Castlemaine.

Sutton Grange

Historic Castlemaine is a bustling town renowned for its eclectic arts scene, rich gold rush history, and growing reputation as a fine food destination.

Victorian restaurants hero-ing native flavours

Bush foods

From Brae to The Royal Mail Hotel, Oakridge Estate, Little Green Corner and more – regional Victorian chefs are sharing a commitment to using ingredients native to Australia and Victoria.

Music and performance in regional Victoria

Falls Festival, Lorne

Victoria’s love of live music and performance sends sound waves far and wide. The state is home to an estimated 350 festivals that feature live music and some of the country’s most-loved live music venues and performance spaces.

Leaving a legacy for our wildlife


Eco-tourism in Victoria provides travelers with the opportunity to go beyond having little or no impact on the places they visit, to leaving behind a positive legacy of their stay.

Inside Word… with Bradley Fauteux

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Bradley Fauteux is the newly appointed Chief Executive of Parks Victoria, which manages more than four million hectares of parks and waterways across the state.

Your guide to the coffee capital

Auction Rooms

Melbourne is a city obsessed with coffee. Cold drips, aero-press and cupping are common words in the local vernacular thanks to a widespread passion for the bean, complemented by a […]