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.
With the school holidays coming up, parents are once again faced with the challenge of keeping the whole family entertained (and sane) for an entire fortnight. If you’re looking for a fun excursion location which both parents and kids can enjoy, Phillip Island is the place to go. This week, we show you why the island is the perfect day trip destination for families.
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.
Famous for its rugged mountain ranges and awe-inspiring scenery, the Grampians is one of the most beautiful areas in Victoria. With Melbourne bus tours running to this region every day, there’s never been a better time to escape to nature. For those looking for some walking trails, we’ve got you covered with some of the best hikes in the Grampians below.
Snow season is well and truly here, with many skiers gearing up for their annual trip to Mount Buller, however, if you’re not particularly confident on the slopes, or you simply want to try something different this year, there are plenty of other activities for you to enjoy in the snow. The next time you head to Mount Buller, try some of these activities as an alternative to skiing.
Unlike most cities, Melbourne is at its best during the winter months. The colder weather and darker nights of the Southern Hemisphere provide the perfect backdrop for the city’s colourful festivals, world class cuisine, and European inspired culture. This week, we thought we’d put together a Melbourne winter Bucket list which you and your friends could probably knock off in one or two days with the help of a hire bus from Melbourne on the Move. Continue reading
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.
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
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.
The first full week of July (in 2017 it’s the 2-9 July) is NAIDOC (National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee) Week. NAIDOC Week is a time to recognise and celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The event itself originated from a protest letter written by Indigenous political activist William Cooper in preparation for the Day of Mourning in 1938, (an important milestone in the Indigenous rights movement). Although there are dozens of celebratory events going on around the country to celebrate NAIDOC Week, we think it is also the perfect opportunity to discover some of Victoria’s important Indigenous cultural and archaeological sites. This week, we look at three important Indigenous sites around Victoria where you can go to learn more about the long history and rich culture of Australia’s First Peoples.