All posts in Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges

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.

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.

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.

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.

Bush foods

Victorian restaurants hero-ing native flavours

From Brae to The Royal Mail Hotel, Oakridge Estate, Little Green Corner and more – regional Victorian chefs are sharing a commitment to using ingredients native to Australia and Victoria.

Cycling the High Country

Car(e)free

No wheels? No worries! Victoria’s compact nature lends itself to easy escapes without a car.

WSUP Geelong

12 unexpected Mother’s Day ideas

With so many activities on offer in Melbourne and regional Victoria, there is no better excuse to move away from the traditional and do something completely different this Mother’s Day.

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.

Grapes in the King Valley

5 winery tours with a twist

There is more than one way to peel a grape and gain an appreciation for Victoria’s diverse wine producers.

Flying Brick Cider Paddle

Sampling Victoria’s cellar door cideries

Victoria is home to thousands of fruit orchards, with organic apples and pears snapped up by boutique cideries to create thirst quenching batches of this favourite fruity tipple.

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.

violet town market

To market, to market…

There are dozens of local markets throughout Victoria, where craftspeople and producers set up ‘shop’, offering a diverse array of homemade and hand crafted wares and produce.

MFWF World's Longest Lunch Credit: Daniel Mahon

The Fast and the Glorious at MFWF 2016

The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival (4 – 13 March) enters its 24th year in 2016 with a smorgasbord of more than 290 food and wine events across Victoria.