Cycling the High Country
Cycling the High Country
Catani Gardnes
Catani Gardnes
Geelong's Floating Christmas Tree
Geelong's Floating Christmas Tree
Fonda Windsor Rooftop
Fonda Windsor Rooftop

10 reasons to visit the High Country

Cycling the High Country

From waterways to wineries, cycling to ballooning, the High Country is ready to welcome visitors this summer – whether looking to indulge in local produce or get active in nature’s gym. Here are the top 10 reasons to visit.

A new Grampians Music Festival

The Grampians

Victoria will welcome a new music festival with the launch of the inaugural Grampians Music Festival in February.

The movies are moving outdoors

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Victoria is showcasing a fantastic selection of new and old outdoor cinema experiences this summer.

Global chef swap includes two Victorian chefs

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As part of an annual international chef swap called The Grand Gelinaz! Shuffle, two Victoria chefs, Dan Hunter of Brae and Ben Shewry of Attica, were invited to be part of an elite group of 40 Chefs from around the world to swap homes and restaurants for a one night only dining experience.

Victoria’s aviation reaches new heights

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Victoria is flying high with international air services and passenger records reaching new heights. A quick in-flight guide to Victoria’s aviation news.

Victoria’s best live music venues

The Blues Train

A round up of some of the best live music venues in Melbourne

Free barbecue hot-spots around Melbourne

Catani Gardnes

Food trends come and go in the culinary city of Melbourne, but there is one cooking style that is deeply entrenched within the culture of the Australian people and landscape.

It’s Christmas in Victoria

Geelong's Floating Christmas Tree

It is the season to be jolly, to share in the Christmas spirit and spend time with loved ones in Melbourne and Victoria.

Why Santa Claus loves Melbourne

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He can take his pick of any holiday destination but Santa chooses to come to Melbourne for Christmas every year.

Melbourne gets a Musical Theatre Festival

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The Melbourne Musical Theatre Festival (MMTF) will make its theatrical debut in 2017, with a swag of affordable musical theatre productions, suitable for all ages.

Noorilim Estate

Noorilim Estate

There is a new historic destination in Victoria’s Goulburn Valley: Noorilim Estate.

6 new rooftop bars in Melbourne

Fonda Windsor Rooftop

Six new rooftop bars have opened in the city just in time for summer.

Holiday parks and campsites in regional Victoria

Wilsons Prom Wilderness Retreat - Gippsland

Pitch a tent or book a private cabin – holiday parks and campsites provide some of the most impressive locations in Australia and now cater to all budget levels and types of holiday-makers from families to groups.

Victoria’s award winners

Bendigo Tramways Vintage Talking Tram

Victorian tourism operators have been reeling in the awards of late with a bevvy of accolades announcing achievements in the accommodation, restaurants and destinations stakes, offering an insight into where to go next.

ACMI presents: Wallace & Gromit and friends

Wallace & Gromit and friends: The magic of Aardman at ACMI

In an Australian exclusive, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image will present Wallace & Gromit and friends: The magic of Aardman as part of Victoria’s annual Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series.

Bolt to compete in Melbourne

Usain Bolt in Melbourne

A new blockbuster athletics event will be added to Victoria’s calendar of major events in 2017, attracting some of the world’s best athletes including the fastest man in history, Usain Bolt.