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Lost Ones Gallery

10 reasons to visit Ballarat

Host of the upcoming White Night Ballarat festival, this golden city is as rich in arts and culture, craft beers, food and wine, festivals and events as it is in its history and heritage.

Sovereign Hill's Gold Seeker

Sovereign Hill’s new app is golden

Sovereign Hill’s new Gold Seekers app enables visitors to become immersed in the mid-19th century gold rush, through 40 interactive experiences.

Cycling along the Boardwalk

Eat. Stay. Play. Wangaratta

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.

Ballarat vintage

Shopping vintage Victoria

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.

Entomology collection - Benjamin healley

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

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

Cross country jeep club blue rag

Off the beaten track: four wheel driving in Victoria

The compact state of Victoria with it’s diversity of landscapes and terrains is the only region of Australia where visitors can get seriously off the beaten track. Off road adventures in Victoria are available for everyone from novice drivers to experienced four wheel drivers.

coombe - the melba estate

A Glimpse of a Dame

Coombe – The Melba Estate, the home of  Australian opera legend Dame Nellie Melba, opened its doors to the public two years ago, and now visitors can glimpse even further […]

Japanese Garden at Melbourne Zoo

Top picks for a winter picnic

Melbourne’s brisk and bright winter days are perfect for picnicking amongst nature, wildlife and heritage gardens.

HMAS Otama

A ‘merry time’ at the Victorian Maritime Museum

The Victorian Maritime Museum at Crib Point on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula is a little attraction with big plans for the future.

Girawerd Grampians rock art

Discovering Aboriginal Victoria

The Aboriginal history of the South Eastern corner of Australia stretches back 40,000 years, and can be uncovered with these experiences.

Heartbeat of the Murray - Pioneer Settlement

World-first laser show in Swan Hill

The riverfront at Swan Hill’s Pioneer Settlement is set to be transformed with the installation of a world-first laser light show, Heartbeat of the Murray.

J Ward Lunatic Asylum Ghost Tour

The spookiest tours in regional Victoria

Halloween is the day when the living get together to honour the dead. To celebrate, here are 10 of the best ghostly, ghoulish tours across regional Victoria.

Warrnambool - Right Southern Whales

Eat. Stay. Play. Warrnambool

Warrnambool will star in Roadshow Films’, Oddball, which tells the story of the successful Middle Island Maremma Project.

The Convent - Daylesford

Great Victorian art galleries

Art in regional Victoria rivals that of the state’s capital and with blockbuster exhibitions and new gallery openings, there is plenty going on to attract and inspire.

Brabralung Trail

Brabralung trail links Mt Hotham and Dinner Plain

A new trail is now open linking the alpine villages of Mt Hotham and Dinner Plain, highlighting the importance of Aboriginal heritage to the region.

Sovereign Hill

Winterlude warms Ballarat

Ballarat is set to warm up this winter with dazzling light displays, art installations and exhibitions, gourmet food and musical performances.