5 Tips for a Seamless Wedding Day

Your wedding is one of the most special days of your life. It is a celebration of love, commitment and joy surrounded by those that you care most about. But to ensure such a momentous event runs smoothly, sufficient planning needs to take place. From your hair and makeup to the venue to transport, there’s some important things to create a seamless wedding day. In this week’s blog, we share five tips to ensure your big day goes as planned.

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3 Reasons Why Organised Tours Are The Best

There’s definitely a good case for the benefits of independent travel, but there are so many other forms of travel that are often overlooked. Sometimes, organised tours are just what you need! Sure, there are poorly run tours out there, but there are some definite gems too. So kick back and relax; in this week’s article, we’ll be arguing in favour of company run tours.

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Your Guide to the Rugby League World Cup 2017 Quarter Final

The Rugby League World Cup is Rugby League’s top international competition and one of the longest running World Cup tournaments in world sport. This November, the Rugby League World Cup comes to Melbourne to play the quarter final at our iconic Melbourne Rectangular Stadium. To make the most of this spectacular day, we have prepared a guide which includes the history of the Rugby League World Cup, information about the day and advice on getting there.

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The Grampians: An Indigenous History

Many people know the rugged sandstone mountain ranges in the northwest of Victoria as The Grampians, but to the local Djab Wurrung and Jardwadjali people, this is a sacred place known as Gariwerd. The descendants of these traditional peoples remain in the area to this day, carrying on the culture and stories of the land. In this week’s article, we’ll be exploring the significance of Gariwerd to the history and culture of the Djab Wurrung and Jardwadjali people.

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3 Must-Try Wines of the Yarra Valley

As a cool climate grape growing region, the Yarra Valley offers a vast array of delicious wines to please even the pickiest of wine connoisseurs. The region is celebrated for it’s Chardonnay and Pinot Noir varieties which represent 60% of the region’s wine production. In this week’s blog, we’ve created a list of the top wine varieties the region has to offer.

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Why Phillip Island is the Perfect Day Trip Destination for Families

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.

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Walking On Sunshine: The 5 Best Hikes in The Grampians

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.

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How to Spend a Day in the Snow without Skiing

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.

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Melbourne Winter Bucket List

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

3 Important Indigenous Sites Around Victoria

 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.

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