Exterior of Northcote Social Club
Exterior of Northcote Social Club
Melbourne Editorial - Paul Philipson
Melbourne Editorial - Paul Philipson

Regional Victoria’s artistic coup

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Regional Victorian galleries are set to present exhibitions that will not only make Victoria proud – but would be heralded as artistic coups anywhere in the world.

Free time: 8 cost-free things to do in Melbourne

Image Courtesy of Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, photographer Adrian Vittorio

From listening to live music to viewing rare artefacts and getting involved in literary debates, there are plenty of ways to enjoy Melbourne without spending a penny.

Meet, eat & sleep: Melbourne’s best hotel restaurants

Dinner by Heston (Credit Mark Roper)

From slick, modern dining rooms with city views to eclectic spaces built for fun, Melbourne’s hotels excel at delivering high quality epicurean experiences infused with creative flair.

Melbourne goes glam to celebrate all things Dior

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The NGV’s forthcoming gala event is the perfect excuse to splash out on an all-new look at one of Melbourne’s fashion hotspots.

Top 10 places to visit in Kyneton

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Kyneton is a place to rejuvenate, learn new skills and enjoy gourmet local produce.

Victoria leads the way in craft beer

King River Brewery

Victoria is leading the way in Australia’s craft beer scene and some of the best brews can be found in the state’s regions.

Beechworth Honey sets Block Arcade abuzz

Beechworth Honey

A sweet addition to Melbourne’s retail scene

11 deluxe spa stays in Victoria

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From five star hotel spas overlooking Melbourne’s laneways to pastoral spa getaways, Victoria’s hotel spas are the stuff dreams are made of.

Postcode 3057: Brunswick East

East Elevation

New openings in Brunswick East make a compelling reason for a tram ride north.

Top 6 burger joints

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With Shannon Bennett of Vue de monde opening Benny Burger this week, the burger trend shows no signs of waning in bun hungry Melbourne.

Top 5 arts experiences for kids in Melbourne

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Kids are well-looked after at all the major arts institutions in the city with exhibitions targeted at young culture vultures.

Indian food in Melbourne

Piquancy, in Hawthorn is the sister restaurant to Babu Ji in St Kilda.

The cultural and economic connections between India and Melbourne have deepened with a mutual love of food.

Open House celebrates 10 years

ISEAL Victoria University, Footscray

For 10 years, locals and visitors alike have been taking a behind-the-scenes look at some of Melbourne’s most interesting, iconic and eye-catching buildings, at the annual Open House Melbourne Weekend.

Getting crafty in regional Victoria

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Regional Victoria is home to a hive of creative makers providing a more authentic retail experience where consumers can meet the maker or learn the narrative behind their product. From collectable pieces at high end retail galleries to more affordable items at markets, there is a work of craft to suit everyone visiting regional Victoria, and an array of places to find them.

Raise a glass at Melbourne’s heritage-filled pubs

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A central figure in most Australian cities and towns, the local pub is a place to celebrate.

New report shows Melbourne as top cultural destination

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Melbourne’s reputation as Australia’s cultural capital has been reinforced with a new report ranking the city the top cultural destination in the country, third in the Asia Pacific and twelfth in the world for arts and culture.