October 4, 2012

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Little penguins breeding season on Phillip Island

Egg-citing news from Phillip Island! The baby penguins are coming…

We are excited to share some happy news – the world’s smallest penguins are about to grow their family on Phillip Island! Friends of Phillip Island has observed eggs in 25 to 50 per cent of burrows and officially declared the start to the little penguin breeding season this week. See the little penguins (get even smaller): […]

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October 3, 2012

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Beer paddle, Yarra Valley

Wine-no? Hop along the Cider and Ale Trail in the Yarra Valley…

The Yarra Valley is best known for its wineries, which attract grape lovers and locals by the barrel-load each year. But now, in the heart of this premier wine region, a handful of brewers are giving the winemakers a run for their money, tickling the tastebuds of critics, locals and visitors alike, by producing some unique and intriguing […]

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September 27, 2012

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Toast the Melbourne Cup with our exclusive cocktail recipes: the Melbourne Filly and the Rod Laver!

Winners At The Spring Racing Carnival

Enjoy a Melbourne Cup Carnival cocktail The Melbourne Filly White Rum, Elderflower Syrup, Cranberry Juice, balanced with Lime juice and topped up with Prosecco. Cocktail inspired by Australian icons the glamorous Melbourne Cup Carnival and Black Caviar, Australia’s most famous thoroughbred racehorse born and bred in Victoria. Undefeated in 22 races, a success record not […]

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September 25, 2012

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Great sights, small journeys: Top 5 big days out from Melbourne

Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

One of the things we love about Victoria is its size. A little smaller than the UK, you can see kangaroos in the wild, taste fine wine, and relax in spa country, in just a single day. Here’s our top five big days out from Melbourne… *1. Drink wine whilst the sun shines in the Yarra […]

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September 17, 2012

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The Melbourne Cup Carnival is coming! Place your bets…

Melbourne Cup Carnival

It’s the event they’ve all been waiting for. Arguably the most electrifying week in the Australian calendar, the Melbourne Cup Carnival takes place in the first week of November and is the hottest ticket in town. So, to help you join the stampede of thoroughbreds, fans and fillies this year, we have put together a easy […]

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September 13, 2012

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Great journeys through Victoria: Download the Great Southern touring route app now!

Great Southern touring route iPad app

Have iPhone, will travel? For anyone planning a big trip around Australia, this little app may be the ultimate guide to Victoria’s  Great Southern touring route, transporting you from Melbourne to the Great Ocean Road, the Grampians, Ballarat and beyond. Why it’s great This is not your average app, traveller! Oh no. Take a peek inside […]

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September 10, 2012

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Great journeys through Victoria: Top 5 things to do along the Great Ocean Road

Sea kayaking along the Great Ocean Road

There’s more to the Great Ocean Road than simply driving along it! Check out our top five things to do on this road trip of a lifetime… *1. Go surfing at Bells Beach Home to the Rip Curl Pro Surfing Competition, head to Bells Beach if you want to hit some serious waves or give it […]

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September 5, 2012

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Journeys through Victoria: Trailfinders’ John Perry on how to do Melbourne like a local

coffee Melbourne

Breakfast like a local If there is one thing every visitor to Melbourne ought to do it is breakfast like a local. Breakfast, and coffee in particular, is something of a religion in Melbourne and it is widely regarded as having some of the best baristas in the world. On a Saturday morning pick up […]

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September 4, 2012

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Emirates’ Dean Cleaver takes us around the best bars and secret spots in Victoria

Twelve Apostles, Victoria

What makes Melbourne so special? For me, it’s the brilliant atmosphere whenever there’s a big event on. From the live sites at Federation Square for the Grand Prix and the Australian Open, to the ease of getting to all the major venues, the incredible party atmosphere of the Spring Racing Carnival and the fact that […]

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September 3, 2012

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Win the holiday of a lifetime – a road trip for two along the Great Ocean Road!

Great Ocean Road

Ooh-er, fancy winning the holiday of a lifetime? Well this could be your lucky day! Tourism Victoria has teamed up with Emirates and Trailfinders to offer you the chance to win a road trip for two along the Great Ocean Road! The prize includes a pair of return flights to Melbourne with Emirates from a […]

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