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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.


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.

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.

Cycling the High Country


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

casper the goldie

An insider’s guide to… A dog’s life in Melbourne

Casper, the two-year-old Golden Retriever (aka @casper_the_goldie), one of Melbourne’s most popular canine social media influencers, sniffs out his top things to do in Melbourne.


Leaf-peepers love Autumnal Victoria

Victoria is awash with bright autumn colour, attracting leaf-peepers who travel to view and photograph the foliage of the season.

Yarra Ranges National Park

Discover Victoria’s parks

To enable everyone to enjoy Victoria’s abundance of parks and waterways, Parks Victoria has released a new app, Parks Discovery. Designed to encourage locals and visitors of all ages to get […]

Melbourne's Royal Exhibition Building blossoms during MIFGS

Melbourne’s most beautiful native gardens

Inspired by the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show in March, we look at Melbourne’s top 5 native gardens.

Yarra BBQ

Top 10 spots to fire up the barbie

It is a favourite Aussie pastime; to get outdoors and throw a ‘snag’ on the barbie. Here are our top 10 locations for a barbecue this summer.

Cape Woolamai

Choose life in Victoria this summer

Active holidays are all the rage with travellers too busy to get outdoors during the normal working week. By foot, by water or by bike, there are many ways to enjoy Victoria’s great outdoors.

Grand Canyon Grampians Rock climbing

All the adrenaline and adventure in Victoria

Victoria’s breathtaking scenery and diverse natural environments are a great excuse to head outdoors for adrenaline fueled adventures.

Edinburgh Gardens

Summer kids’ play dates

With warmer weather and school holidays just around the corner, Victoria offers plenty of opportunities for the little ones and adults to enjoy the parks and playgrounds around the State.

Kite Republic

Victoria’s summer bucket list

Take on these top ten experiences for a memorable summer.

Melbourne Tweed Ride

Melbourne Tweed Ride

Visitors can celebrate Melbourne’s cycling culture in style on Sunday 25 November with the Melbourne Tweed Ride.

assortment of cakes on tier

Take time out for tea

Top picks for ‘tea time’ in Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Under the radar (August 2012)

Pieces monthly roundup of ‘hidden gems’ – cultural romance at Fairhall, Melbourne by Foot beer tour, new giraffes at Hall Gap Zoo, Walhalla Vinter Ljusfest, RACV Food & Wine program and Healesville Sanctuary’s new interactive bird experiences.