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rutherglen winery walkabout - photo by georgie james

Eat, Stay, Play: Rutherglen

Located between Yarrawonga and Wodonga, just 10 kilometres from the Murray River and the small state border town of Wahgunyah, Rutherglen combines historical charm with a burgeoning food and wine scene.

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A 24-hour date in Melbourne

How to take a date from ‘drinks and nibbles’ to ’24 hours of romance’ in one impressive swoop.

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Victoria’s truffle territory

One of the world’s most illusive and sought after ingredients can now be found in most parts of Australia, and the country has become one of the top five truffle growing countries in the world.

L'Hotel Gitan credit: Sharyn Cairns

Saying ‘Salut’ to Bastille Day in Melbourne

Melbourne maintains a long-standing love affair with all things French, and Bastille Day (July 14) provides the perfect opportunity for Francophiles to say ‘Bonjour!’ to all things French.

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Day out with mum in Melbourne

Whether it’s Mother’s Day (May 14th Australia) or not, Melbourne provides every reason to extend celebrations of the mother to a full and memorable day out for the whole family.

Cutler&Co., photo credit: Earl Carter

Restaurant Renovations

Two of Melbourne’s dining institutions have recently gone under the knife, and not in the way one might expect. Both Cutler & Co., and Attica have had their interiors stripped back, re-designed, and are now re-defining dining room aesthetic.

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Victoria: awesome in autumn

A sunny summer, followed by good rains and an autumnal cold snap have seen Victoria’s deciduous trees swiftly produce leaves in all manner of vivid reds, oranges and browns. The oh-so-photogenic foliage makes this the perfect time of year to explore the landscapes of regional Victoria, while also sampling some of the best food, wine and events the season has to offer.

Whipped emu egg with sugar bag. Credit Colin Page.

Australia on a plate – at these Melbourne restaurants

Australian food can be hard to define but a few Melbourne restaurants are leading the way in serving up local flavours using native ingredients.

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10 reasons to visit Bright

For adventure sports enthusiasts and foodies, wine lovers and craft beer aficionados, Bright offers a slice of paradise in the foothills of Victoria’s alps.

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.

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New places to dine and drink in Melbourne

New restaurants, bars, cafes and late-night cocktail haunts open up each week in Melbourne. Here are some of the latest. 

Brae Restaurant with Chef Dan Hunter, and the team.

Regional Victoria’s top restaurants

Regional Victoria has plenty of restaurants to rival the greats of the city dining scene, with some of Australia’s most esteemed chefs setting up shop in unexpected places. 

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Victoria’s best fish and chips

No matter the season or the stretch of coastline, there’s top notch fish and chips to be found in many of Victoria’s coastal towns and villages. Here are some of the top picks.

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Cruising into Melbourne

Ideas for day-stop cruise passengers – how to capture the essence of Melbourne in just 12 hours.

Cycling the High Country

10 reasons to visit the High Country

From waterways to wineries, cycling to ballooning, the High Country is ready to welcome visitors this summer – whether looking to indulge in local produce or get active in nature’s gym. Here are the top 10 reasons to visit.

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Tap wine gains momentum in Melbourne bars

Tap wine served direct from the keg has gained popularity for both value and quality.