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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Tales of the Great Ocean Road’s Shipwreck Coast

Australia’s island status has shaped its unique maritime history, which is full of exciting tales, notable events, and, of course, its fair share of tragedy. South-Western Victoria is home to a particularly volatile stretch of coastline, due to its unpredictable weather conditions and rocky terrain. Over the years, this section of Victorian coastline has seen many maritime accidents, earning it the apt moniker “Shipwreck Coast”. In this blog, we share with you the tales of some of the coast’s most infamous shipwrecks, which have contributed the legend surrounding the Great Ocean Road.

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MOTM Halloween Special: Seeking Out Victoria’s Most Haunted Locations

In the Northern Hemisphere, October 31 marks the end of the harvest season and the beginning of the ‘darker half’ of the year. The ancient Celts believed that this was a liminal time, where the veil between our world and the spirit realm was temporarily lifted, allowing the spirits to cross over and influence the the living. Today, we still celebrate this auspicious time of year with Halloween, and if you are someone who has a vested interest in the otherworldly, this date offers a tantalising opportunity to communicate with the spiritual world. In the 200 years since Victoria was first settled, the intrigues, mysteries and tragedies of the many souls who called the state home have left a ghostly imprint on some of its most iconic landmarks. This week, the team at Melbourne on the Move take a look at three Victorian landmarks which are famous for their otherworldly inhabitants. Continue reading