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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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Escape winter! Book your trip to Melbourne with STA Travel and get a Working Holiday Visa for free!

October 16, 2012

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Yarra River And Melbourne Skyline

It’s cold, it’s dark, it’s time to leave the country. So why not say no to winter, and find yourself a nice spot here instead… You could take a road trip, learn how to make the perfect flat white, surf before sunrise, become a park ranger. Escape winter and get paid. If you’ve always wanted […]

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

September 5, 2012

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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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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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