Bogong Horseback adventures
Bogong Horseback adventures
Peter Parry at the new Athletic Club Brewery
Peter Parry at the new Athletic Club Brewery

What’s hot in Melbourne and Victoria for 2017

arthurs seat eagle

The world’s most liveable city will welcome a host of new attractions, events and experiences in 2017.

Plating up Melbourne’s latest bites

Ricky and Pinky

Melbourne is a moving feast for foodies – here is a selection of the latest plates being gobbled up by the city’s foodies.

Getting pokey with it

poke at tokyo tina

The poké trend, which quietly bubbled up over winter, is set to take over the city this summer.

Top 10 Instagrammable spots in Melbourne

Melbourne is rife with photogenic finds and must-share experiences. Follow this shortlist to find some of Melbourne’s most Instagrammable spots, certain to generate much-liked posts and serious insta-envy.

Giddy-up: horseback adventures in Victoria

Bogong Horseback adventures

Home to Australia’s biggest recreational horse riding area and the fabled Man From Snowy River, Victoria has a myriad of trails, tracks and tours for riding enthusiasts.

Brew your own beer in Victoria

Peter Parry at the new Athletic Club Brewery

For serious hop lovers where Oktoberfest is not enough – a range of hands-on year round beer brewing experiences are now available, including at the State’s newest brewery.

10 reasons to visit Geelong and the Bellarine


Located an easy hour’s drive from Melbourne, Geelong and its neighbouring peninsula – The Bellarine, are the ideal destinations for a day trip, weekend getaway or extended summer holiday. Here are 10 reasons to visit this summer.

Japanese eats


Flavour of the month: Japanese dining and drinking dens

Eat. Stay. Play. Wangaratta

Cycling along the Boardwalk

The Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues attracts music fans from far and wide. Now in its 27th year, the festival features over 100 established and emerging musicians and 80 concerts alongside local food and wine – all just 2.5 hours from Melbourne.

Life is butter dream at the new King Valley Dairy

Fancy Butter at the new King Valley Dairy

The new King Valley Diary in the High Country will offer a restaurant, museum and tastings of their famous artisan cultured butter.

Melbourne Music Week


As part of Melbourne Music Week, the MCG will transform into a mini music festival on Sunday 13 November

‘Say Cheese’ at Prahran Market


Prahran Market will this month host the ‘Say Cheese’ Festival featuring cheesy vendors, delicious cheesy dishes, and free tastings.

MPavilion unveiled


MPavilion is back for summer 2016. This time, the temporary structure is designed by renowned Indian architect Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai.

Melbourne launches world-class free Wi-Fi network


Victoria has cemented its reputation as Australia’s tech leader with the launch of the country’s largest and fastest free Wi-Fi network across Melbourne’s CBD.

Sporting action takes centre stage

HOBART, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 05: Ellyse Perry of Australia celebrates after taking the wicket of Murugesan Kamini of India during game two of the women's one day international series between Australia and India at Blundstone Arena on February 5, 2016 in Hobart, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/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.