Sovereign Hill is an outdoor museum set on a 25 hectare site in Ballarat which forms part of the world’s richest alluvial goldfields. This recreated goldfields township takes you back in time to the decade following the first Gold rush in Australia in 1851 when thousands of gold prospectors flocked to this part of Australia in an attempt to strike it rich. Sovereign Hill is a fantastic day out for both the young and old. Read on to discover 5 fabulous features that make this open-air museum a family-friendly attraction not to be missed.
If you feel the need to rejuvenate after the Easter break, why not treat yourself to a day at the impossibly tranquil Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs? Not only does bathing in natural hot springs come with amazing health benefits, it’s also a great way to get out into nature and socialise with friends. In case you need more convincing, read on for three great reasons to pay a visit to the Peninsula Hot Springs.
Have you ever been up at sunrise in Melbourne and seen the hot air balloons floating past in the sky above the city? If you’ve been wondering whether it’s possible for anyone to take a ride in one of those colourful hot air balloons, the answers is yes. Melbourne on the Move has created an incredible experiential package including a Melbourne balloon flight, breakfast at Hilton on the Park and the rest of the day at the rejuvenating Peninsula Hot Springs. Here are 5 great reasons why you need to book this day tour now and experience Melbourne from a hot air balloon.
Some Melbourne landmarks and events are easy to access by car or public transport. But it is often much easier to reach certain tourist attractions by coach as they are either quite far from the city centre or extremely popular and therefore problematic to reach by car, train or public bus. Here are 5 major Melbourne attractions which you should consider visiting by coach.
Autumn is considered by many as the best time to visit Melbourne thanks to the plethora of festivals, sporting events and other forms of entertainment on offer, not to mention the city’s famous café culture scene. Here are 6 of the many reasons why you simply must experience Melbourne in autumn.
Planning a day out during the Australian summer can be a bit of a struggle, particularly during a heatwave. During January and February, temperatures often soar above 35˚ and when that happens, most Melbourne residents resort to lying low at home with the air conditioning running or at best, going to hide out in the cool dark of a cinema. However, when the mercury rises, one of the best ways to escape the heat is to get out of the city in order to avoid the urban heat island phenomenon. Happily, there are dozens of warm weather country day trips around Victoria where you can cool off and have fun. This week, we’ve collected together three of the best.
If you’re looking to explore the great outdoors this summer, be sure to tick the beautifully tranquil Phillip Island off your list. Located around an hour and half from central Melbourne, Phillip Island is a fantastic day trip destination, with plenty of beautiful beaches to explore, lots of wonderful wildlife to observe, and seasonal events to attend. Read on to discover three great attractions this seaside getaway has to offer.
It’s almost that time of year again. The weather is getting warmer, Myer has unveiled their Christmas Windows and shops everywhere are beginning to advertise their yuletide offerings; Christmas 2016 is just around the corner. Present shopping is probably the most irksome and stressful part of the festive season, but it doesn’t have to be. To help you get your present shopping sorted, we’ve cobbled together a list of Victoria’s best Christmas markets where you can get all of your gifts in one go.
Last week, we gave you the rundown on two of Australia’s biggest alternative rock bands, Something For Kate and You Am I. This week we explore three other iconic alternative rock bands who have garnered a significant following throughout their respective careers and have greatly impacted the Australian music scene. Continue reading
Now that we are well and truly in the depths of a classic Melbourne winter, it’s tempting to burrow down in your doona and hibernate until springtime. Whilst it’s true that the winter months don’t have the same social effervescence, or variety of outdoor activities as summer does, they offer us an opportunity to indulge and replenish ourselves before the madness of the sunny season takes hold again. This week, we take a look at four decadent winter activities which are guaranteed to replenish your soul and renew your faith in the cold weather months. Continue reading