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Forget New York! King Kong swings into the world’s most liveable city, Melbourne

October 18, 2012

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King Kong in Melbourne

Forget Manhattan. King Kong is heading for sunnier climes , as King Kong the Show launched with a live preview in Melbourne on 7 October. Set to be one of the biggest openings in 2013, King Kong will feature a cast of more than 40 actors, singers, dancers and circus performers, and a team of puppeteers who will […]

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Get into (deliciously) hot water on the Mornington Peninsula…

October 9, 2012

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Peninsula Hot Springs in Victoria

In 1992,  Charles Davidson was in Kusatsu, one of Japan’s most famous hot spring towns. It was the middle of winter, snow glistening on the ground, and as he jumped into the steaming hot pools, he thought, “Why don’t we have this at home in Australia?” It was the thought that sparked the discovery of hot […]

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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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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: 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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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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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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Feast your eyes on this: Melbourne street art

August 22, 2012

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Melbourne has over 100 art galleries. But you don’t necessarily have to step inside one to see some of the city’s best displays… Hit Melbourne’s laneways, a tangle of shops, speakeasies and signless restaurants, and you’ll soon discover the city’s beating art. Art up: Visitors can arrange art tours of Melbourne’s laneways with Hidden Secrets […]

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Finding Walhalla… Nina Derham goes on a journey to Victoria’s gold mining town

August 20, 2012

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Walhalla, Victoria, Australia

I had heard that visiting Victoria’s famous gold mining town was like “stepping back in time” and my mind’s eye had conjured up an old fashioned film set. However, on arriving in Walhalla it became immediately apparent that I couldn’t have been more wrong. There was something different, more earthy about this place. It took […]

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Melbourne wins the No1 spot as the world’s most liveable city

August 16, 2012

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Yarra River And Melbourne Skyline

What is the best city in the world? Why Melbourne, of course! We were delighted (but not hugely surprised) to discover that Melbourne has been named the most liveable city in the world for the second year running, according to the EIU’s liveability index, as printed in The Economist. But what does this mean exactly? Well, aside […]

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