Your Guide to the 2017 Derby Day

Since it was established back in 1855, the AAMI Victoria Derby Day has maintained a reputation as one of the most prestigious events on the Spring Racing Calendar. Known as one of the more sophisticated events on the Spring Racing Calendar, Derby Day combines the elegance of traditional racing with modern attractions such as live entertainment and Fashions on the Field. In this week’s blog, we share everything you need to know about the day, the food, fashion and entertainment highlights, as well as our raceday tips.

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The History of Puffing Billy

Puffing Billy is a historical landmark of Melbourne’s south east suburbs. More than simply a tourist destination, the train line allows you to travel back in time to enjoy life at a slower pace whilst taking in the unique flora and fauna of the Dandenong Ranges . In this week’s blog, we’ll be delving into the history behind this iconic Melbourne attraction.

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4 Pieces of Melbourne Landmark Trivia

 

Melbourne is a beautiful city full of iconic landmarks which embody many of the cultural, social and historical elements that make the city so unique. Whilst you can get plenty of enjoyment wandering around the city and taking in the sights, many of these landmarks have hidden histories which make them even more interesting and speak volumes about the city’s past as well as it’s character. This week, we thought we’d enlighten you with the hidden history of four iconic Melbourne landmarks.

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4 Unique Ways to Explore Melbourne

If you’ve ever taken a trip to Melbourne, you’re bound to have heard that one of the absolute must do activities to tick off your Melbourne bucket list is to wander its bluestone, graffiti covered laneways. However, there are plenty of other unique attractions in the city and lots of less conventional (and more entertaining) ways to experience them. This week, we look at four of our favourites.

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Why It’s Better to Visit the Peninsula Hot Springs in Winter

Once midwinter hits, many of us begin to suffer from cabin fever as the temperature drops and we find less and less motivation to go out and do things. Whilst picnics and beach days might be off the agenda for at least another few months, there are other outdoor activities which are perfectly suited to the winter months and hot spring bathing is one of them. This week, we explain why you pay a visit to the Peninsula Hot Springs before spring arrives.  Continue reading

5 Unique Victorian Museums and Art Galleries

Often called the Europe of Australia, Melbourne is internationally renowned for it’s cultural attractions. However, Victoria’s cultural credentials don’t just finish at Melbourne’s city limits and there are many regional and suburban galleries and museums which offer a truly unique experience. This week, we look at five of our favourites.

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3 Ideal Melbourne Day Tours to Take This Easter Break

Easter is such a fantastic time to get away from it all and explore the amazing sights and experiences Melbourne has to offer. Visiting the most popular and beautiful destinations by bus or coach means you won’t miss a minute of the spectacular scenery along the journey. Here are 3 day tours which are perfect to take with family, friends or even on your own during the coming Easter break and well into the cooler months.

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How to Make the Most of Your Visit to the Peninsula Hot Springs

As exciting as the approaching festive season is, it can also be very exhausting. If you’re finding the combination of finishing up work for the year and planning seasonal festivities is taking its toll on you, perhaps it’s time for a little bit of time out and self care. When it comes to unwinding, there’s no better place in Victoria to do it than at the Peninsula Hot Springs and this week, we run through some tips to help you make the most of your trip.

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Seeking Out Victoria’s Best Secluded Swimming Spots

Whilst it’s an indisputable fact that Australia has some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, those lucky enough to live in our sunburnt country know that this is both a blessing and a curse. Whilst there is nothing better than stepping onto a pristine beach with clear cool waters and the smell of salt in the air, battling the crowds of enthusiastic beachgoers at iconic summer holidaying spots like Phillip Island, the Mornington Peninsula, and along the Great Ocean Road is anything other than relaxing. This week, we thought we’d point you in the direction of some of Victoria’s lesser known, but equally stunning swimming spots.

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