Victoria's Ben Shewry of Attica and Dan Hunter of Brae
Victoria's Ben Shewry of Attica and Dan Hunter of Brae

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. 

World’s best celebrations in Melbourne

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Melbourne foodies are invited to share the excitement of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards at the world’s first public countdown and screening of the prestigious event at Federation Square.

Regional Victoria’s top restaurants

Brae Restaurant with Chef Dan Hunter, and the team.

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. 

Melbourne’s top 10 yoga studios

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Here are some of the city’s newest and most inviting studios along with the top spots to refuel with a healthy snack after class.

Victoria’s best bush stays

TALO retreat

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.

Melbourne to celebrate culinary clout

2015 Bank of Melbourne World's Longest Lunch Photo credit Daniel Mahon

Melbourne becomes a mecca for foodies when the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival collides with the World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards.

Awesome autumn events in Melbourne

Scanlan Theodore at Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival

The World’s Most Liveable City is renowned for its year-round calendar of events, its sporting prowess, its love of food and its passion for fashion. This autumn the city reaches fever-pitch, […]

Top spots for fashion in Melbourne

Sass and Bide at Emporium Melbourne

For runway-ready looks, here are five of Melbourne’s top shopping destinations.

Design Week hits Melbourne


The inaugural Melbourne Design Week will showcase the value of design in Victoria and will feature local and international design innovators.

Victoria shines at Australian Tourism Awards

gold award winner: masons of bendigo

Victoria shone brightly at the recent Qantas Australian Tourism Awards in Darwin, securing 12 of the country’s top tourism awards. These annual awards have been running for more than 30 […]

Australian travellers choose Melbourne

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Melbourne maintains its position as the most desirable city for Australian travellers, with just over 4.2 million people saying they’d like to visit in the next two years.

Ice cream, you scream, we all scream at Timboon

Timboon Ice Creamery

Timboon Fine Ice Cream has 22 flavours of luxury homemade ice cream on offer for ice cream lovers to try along with decadent sundaes and other ice cream treats.

Melbourne welcomes Absinthesalon

absinthe salon

Fitzroy’s newest bar, Absinthesalon serves only absinthe, albeit more than 30 varieties of the herbal liqueur.

Chefs unite for a cause

Melbourne chefs come together for Cook for Syria

Victoria’s top kitchen talent comes together this month to do their bit for children displaced by the conflict in Syria. Following the inspiring success of #CookForSyria in the UK, the Australian […]

Victoria’s best fish and chips

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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.

10 reasons to visit The Murray

Paddlesteamer at Port of Echuca

Whether it’s food and wine, family time, on-water activities or feeling at one with nature that’s in order, there are many reasons to visit the Murray River region.