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Robin Wickens at the Royal Mail Hotel

Dunkeld’s Royal Mail Hotel to open a new restaurant

The Grampians is set to welcome a hotly anticipated new restaurant when Wickens opens at Dunkeld’s much-loved Royal Mail Hotel in October.

TALO retreat

Victoria’s best bush stays

Nature lovers are well catered for in Victoria, where accommodation options include rustic rainforest retreats, modernist eco-homes set in bushland, and beachside cottages with killer ocean views.

chum creek hut

Accommodating all creatures great and small

A family holiday doesn’t just have to include human members of the family. Today, furry friends are welcome to stay at many of Victoria’s holiday accommodation options too.

Photographer: James Lauritz

Eat. Stay. Play. Avoca

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.

Garden State Hotel ©smg

New openings this spring

This spring, flowers aren’t the only thing in full bloom. A number of new places to eat, drink and stay in Melbourne have popped up over winter, with more to follow throughout spring – alongside a flurry of new cultural offerings.

prahran's greville street

Postcode 3181: Prahran/Windsor

Is it Prahran? Is it Windsor? Even locals get confused on the name of this hip southern neighbourhood, located just five kilometres from the city centre. But both occupy slightly […]

Rotten Point House

Indulgent overnights in regional Victoria

Luxury accommodation in regional Victoria offers much more than fluffy dressing gowns and high cotton thread counts.

phillip island's glamping surf and stay

Girls getaways in regional Victoria

There’s nothing like grabbing a bunch of girlfriends and hitting the road for a weekend of laughs and leisure. Discover some of the best getaways regional Victoria has to offer.

the hotel windsor

Hotels with history

Selecting a hotel that forms part of a destination’s fabric, can only enhance a travel experience – especially when the history of the accommodation becomes just as interesting as the history of the destination itself.

in the garden at Brae - Photo by Colin Page

Luxury Villas to open at Brae

Six new luxury accommodation suites will open in late February for guests dining at Brae, the Otways’ award winning restaurant by chef Dan Hunter. The spacious guest suites, designed by […]

Mt Beauty

Eat. Stay. Play. Mt Beauty.

Mt Beauty is the perfect base for an affordable snow adventure – whether skiing, snowboarding or playing in the snow.

The Provincial Ballarat

Regional accommodation update

From boutique hotels to self-catering apartments, exclusive retreats and country farmhouses, regional Victoria boasts an array of new and improved accommodation.

Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka

Eat. Stay. Play. Ballarat

Ballarat will play host to a range of events as part of the inaugural Goldfield’s Heritage Month (18 April – 31 May). There is loads on offer in this regional hub year round.

Flinders foreshore


A guide to Flinders – a pretty coastal town that is known for its genteel boutiques, gourmet food and breathtaking walks on the rugged shoreline.

Vibe Marysville

A new Vibe for Marysville

Vibe Hotel Marysville has opened its doors, bringing 101 fresh new guest rooms, a fabulous new conference centre, exhibition space, spa and wellbeing facility to town.

High Country

Victoria’s High Country and Dandenong Ranges among hottest destinations for 2015

Australian Traveller magazine has named Victoria’s High Country and Dandenong Ranges among its Top 10 Hottest Travel Destinations for 2015. The High Country was labelled the next big foodie region […]