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Ballarat Winter Festival

Ballarat becomes a winter wonderland

Ballarat turns into a winter wonderland this July when the Ballarat Winter Festival returns for another year.

clifftop at hepburn

Regional Victoria’s most romantic getaways

Bypass the florist stores and send away the violins – recent research shows that a short break in regional Victoria is one of the most romantic things that partners can do for each other.

Echidna Walkabout Tour

10 overnight tours to see more than Melbourne

Travel beyond Melbourne’s city limits to properly appreciate the beauty of Victoria.

Moorabool Valley Taste Trail

Regional Victoria’s top food and wine trails

Throughout Victoria, visitors will find food and wine trails mapped out guiding the way to some of the state’s best producers. 

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.

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.

Ashcombe Maze & Lavender Gardens

A-MAZE-ing experiences in Victoria

Visitor will be a-maze-d with the variety of hedge and other mazes in which to get lost in regional Victoria.

Sea Dragon's Lair

White Night highlights for Melbourne and Ballarat

White Night Melbourne will return to the streets, laneways and gardens of the city centre from dusk till dawn on Saturday 18 February, 2017 and the inaugural White Night Ballarat will follow on Saturday 4 March, 2017 in the regional hub just an hour and a half from Melbourne. Here are some of the highlights.

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.

Lavandula

Victoria in bloom

Victoria’s parks and gardens are the perfect place to keep cool during the warmer weather with huge shady trees and lush green grass.

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.

Peter Parry at the new Athletic Club Brewery

Brew your own beer in Victoria

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.

Maticevski: Dark Wonderland

5 ways to escape the football frenzy

Where in Victoria to switch off from the footy

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.

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.

melbourne writers festival

Victoria: the write place to be

As a UNESCO City of Literature, Melbourne offers many opportunities to curl up with a good book – or to spend time with someone who has written one.