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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.

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 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.

Camping at Gunbower Island on the Murray

Top spots for Easter camping

An Easter camping trip into Victoria’s stunning regional areas is an Aussie tradition. Here are some of the state’s finest spots to pitch a tent, put a billy on the boil or lay a swag under the stars.

The Sorting Shed Kilns

Best rooms with a view

The best rooms with a view in regional Victoria.

Vue Grand

Eat. Stay. Play. Queenscliff

The charming coastal village of Queenscliff springs to life next month with the 18th annual Queenscliff Music Festival running from November 28 to 30 with top acts such The Jezebels, Xavier Rudd, The Waifs, Kasey Chambers and The Church taking centre stage.

Coppersmith King room Photo credit- James H. H. Morgan

New Melbourne accommodation update

A number of new accommodation offerings have opened in Melbourne over the past few months, and plans for major hotel developments have been announced.

Lake Eildon

Eat.Stay.Play in Mansfield

When this year’s RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride travels through Victoria’s cycle-friendly High Country region, participants will spend their “rest day” in Mansfield. There’ll be no rest, however, for the adventurous, with plenty of opportunities to get active in Mansfield’s fresh alpine air and invigorating scenery.

Talo Retreat at Moama on Murray Resort

Regional accommodation update

New and improved accommodation continues to open up throughout regional Victoria offering visitors even more luxury and boutique overnight options.

Cape Woolamai - Phillip Island

Eat. Stay. Play. Phillip Island

A guide to the natural wonderland of Phillip Island – home to the 2014 Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix from 17 – 19 October.

Best Friend Holiday Retreat

Pet-friendly accommodation in Victoria

Those wanting their four-legged friends to join them on holiday should look no further than regional Victoria.