Archive | September, 2012

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

September 27, 2012

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

September 25, 2012

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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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The Melbourne Cup Carnival is coming! Place your bets…

September 17, 2012

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

September 13, 2012

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

September 10, 2012

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

September 5, 2012

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

September 4, 2012

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

September 3, 2012

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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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Journeys through Victoria: Montalto winemaker John Mitchell share his tips

September 2, 2012

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Montalto owner John Mitchell

‘After 10 years my passion for our beautiful site at Montalto hasn’t waned, it has deepened’, says John Mitchell, the UK-born founder of Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria. Looking around at John’s family business and home for the past 15 years, with its award-winning wine, innovative sculptures and ‘estate to plate’ dining ethos, […]

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Journeys through Victoria: Blogger Justin Morris on his hometown Melbourne

September 1, 2012

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We ask Justin Morris, one of Melbourne’s top bloggers to spill the beans on his top tips for travel around his favourite city and beyond… What is the one place in Melbourne that every visitor should see? Every visitor should stand on the corner of Flinders Street and Swanston Street – right where Federation Square […]

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