Victoria is home to one of the world’s biggest horse racing events, and because of this the smaller regional carnivals are often overshadowed and overlooked. But with over six months left until the Spring Racing Carnival rolls around again, now is the perfect opportunity to get a group of friends together and explore Victoria’s colourful country horseracing scene. In this article we give you a run down of how to plan a day out at the country races. Continue reading
Just ninety minutes southwest of Melbourne is a gastronomic experience like no other. Brae is owned by the brilliant and much lauded regional chef Dan Hunter, and it’s become a culinary pilgrimage site that attracts diners from all over the world. Continue reading
Once one of Victoria’s great gold mining towns, the town of Castlemaine is still imbued with an old world grandeur which envelops you as soon as you arrive. It’s not only the ornate heritage buildings on every corner that makes you feel like you’ve stepped back in time but the essence of the town itself. Life in Castlemaine runs at a slower pace which seems to hark back to an earlier, simpler time. Our charter bus hire services are the perfect way to explore this historic town on a day tour and we’ve put together a Castlemaine itinerary to inspire you. Continue reading
When we are asked where the cultural hub of the state was, most Victorians would answer Melbourne without a second thought, but when it comes to culture, heritage and art, the elegant town of Bendigo gives our capital city a serious run for its money. Continue reading
Puffing Billy is something of a local icon that every Melbournian should ride at least once in their lifetime but the beloved train has a long and interesting history you may not know about. In this article we take a closer look at Victoria’s favourite heritage railway, and uncover some little known facts about it’s history. Continue reading
Everyone loves a bit of musical trivia and to celebrate all the great musicians set to perform at this year’s Groovin’ the Moo festival in Bendigo, we’ve searched through the archives to find some interesting musical facts about three of our favourite acts. Continue reading
The Peninsula Picnic is a golden opportunity to imbibe in all of the things Victoria does best. First held on the Mornington Racecourse in 2015, the Peninsula Picnic quickly proved to be a hit with its alchemic combination of local food, wine, and music in a glorious outdoor setting. Continue reading
As summer fades to a close, what better way to relish in the last of the warm weather than with a day of music, food and fine wine with friends. A Day on the Green has become somewhat of an Australian icon and has been graced by both international and local stars in its 15 year tenure. The upcoming Victorian leg of A Day on the Green takes place in the beautiful Rochford Wines, situated in the stunning Yarra Valley. About an hour’s drive from central Melbourne, Rochford Wines is the perfect place to kick back and enjoy the first weekend of autumn. Continue reading
For one type of day trip, it isn’t just relaxing to go by bus instead of driving; it is clearly the most responsible choice. One of our most popular tours is the Yarra Valley Day Tour, where you can sip away at delicious wines to your heart’s content without worrying about a designated driver, because we have that covered. Due to its amazing variety of wines and the fact that it is close to a major urban centre, the Yarra Valley has become a popular area for wine tourism, with many of our local vineyards making a special effort to welcome visitors.
The beauty of using a coach hire company for your day out is that you can travel to all sorts of places that may be up to three hours away from the city, and you could end up anywhere from a beach to a ski slope, all without having to drive. Whichever of our day-long bus tours from Melbourne you choose, be prepared for anything by considering our list of four things to pack.