Western Bulldogs' cheer squad at MCG. Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media
Western Bulldogs' cheer squad at MCG. Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media
Grampians Peaks Trail
Grampians Peaks Trail
Maticevski: Dark Wonderland
Maticevski: Dark Wonderland
Melbourne Cricket Ground
Melbourne Cricket Ground

Sporting action takes centre stage in Melbourne this spring

Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images

Victoria is set to further cement its title as sports capital of Australia when it plays host to seven blockbuster, world class events between now and Christmas.

Postcode 3011: Footscray

Western Bulldogs' cheer squad at MCG. Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media

The Western Bulldogs will compete in the AFL Grand Final (1 October 2016) for the first time in 55 years. This calls for a celebration, and what better way to do so than by visiting the home town of the team affectionately known as ‘The Doggies’: Footscray.

Hiking is the new running

Grampians Peaks Trail

A growing trend is seeing fitness-fiends trade their runners for hiking boots and head out into the wilderness to experience nature at its finest. With a network of more than 2,000 trails totalling a length of 8,000 kilometres there are plenty of hiking tracks to follow.

5 ways to escape the football frenzy

Maticevski: Dark Wonderland

For the second year running, Victorians are treated to a public holiday on the day before the Australian Football League Grand Final (30 September 2016). For football fans, it is […]

5 must-dos for footy fans

Melbourne Cricket Ground

Every year in September, Australian Football League fans become flushed with finals-fever induced sweats (of the good variety) and Melbourne, as the capital of Australia’s much-loved sport, is the place to be.

Melbourne’s clean eating scene

happy place

Clean, lean and green: city cafes are becoming increasingly adventurous and are catering to those who want a healthier alternative to the breakfast fry up.

Life’s a drag in Melbourne

drag queen christina andrews - matto lucas photography

In Melbourne, visitors can embrace their inner diva, and check out one of the city’s best drag shows.

Shopping vintage Victoria

Ballarat vintage

Victoria’s rich gold rush history has left a trail of interesting treasures resulting in hundreds of antique shops with thousands of collectibles capturing a moment in time.

Rolling Stone set to take over Melbourne

rolling stone live lodge

Australia’s music capital Melbourne is set to host the Rolling Stone Live Lodge.

Mornington Peninsula Hinterland Scarecrow Festival and Trail

Sammy

Wile away the hours at the 10th Mornington Peninsula Hinterland Scarecrow Festival and Trail.

Accessibility Weekend in Victoria

Immigration Museum 2

Wheelchair users around Victoria will have their choice of over 30 tourism venues who will open their doors for free for Independence Australia’s Accessibility Weekend.

The Inside Word with… Chris Knights

chris knights with Fisho's Kelly Oudendyk

Former Australian Football League player turned app developer, Chris Knights gives the inside word on his home city of Melbourne.

High spirits at Junipalooza

junipalooza

Tapping into a growing preference for distilled spirits, The Gin Queen, in partnership with the UK’s Gin Foundry, is set to host Junipalooza Melbourne (23–24 October 2016), a celebration of all things gin.

World Cup of Golf packages

A final field has been announced for the 58th World Cup of Golf which will be held at Melbourne’s Kingston Heath this November 23-27.

Eat. Stay. Play. Avoca

Photographer: James Lauritz

Within an easy drive of both the Grampians and Goldfields regions, at the foot of the boutique Pyrenees Wine Region lies Avoca – a hidden gem full of old world charm.

Bugs, books and bones: behind the scenes at Melbourne Museum

Entomology collection - Benjamin healley

Melbourne Museum will open the doors on its 17-million-object collection, with some never-before-seen items on display.