4 Country Events to Get Excited About This Spring – Melbourne 2016

With spring so close you can almost taste it, Melbourne’s famous fair weather festivals like The Spring Racing Carnival, The Royal Melbourne Show, and the AFL Grand Final no longer seem so far away. Whist these events are always fun to attend; they often overshadow the myriad of smaller rural festivals which pop up all over the Victorian countryside during the springtime. To celebrate the charm of these lesser known festivals, this week we’ve listed four of the best to put on your spring bucket list. Continue reading

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Hot Air Balloons

Hot air ballooning has to be one of the most elegant ways to take in the landscape and experience flight. Little has changed since the first balloons were invented in the 18th century, yet there is something timeless and deeply charming about ascending above the earth in a basket attached to a brightly coloured balloon. Melbourne on the Move offers luxury hot air ballooning experiences over Melbourne and to celebrate this unique aeronautical tradition, we’ve found five interesting facts about ballooning. Continue reading

Hot Spring Etiquette in 3 Different Countries

For centuries, communities around the world have used public bathing spaces to gather socially. Bathing in hot springs has been used as a place for community gatherings and a place of healing since Roman times, so it’s unsurprising that there are many elaborate traditions and rules of etiquette surrounding these bathing practices. In this article, we take a closer look at the hot spring etiquette of three very different countries. Continue reading

The Essential Packing List for a Daytrip to the Snow

Victoria’s snow season is upon us, and with some of the best snowfall in years, there has never been a better time to explore the state’s bewitching Alpine region. Just three hours away from Melbourne lies Mt Buller, a classic ski village where you can try your hand at almost every kind of winter sport, and the perfect location for wintry daytrip. Packing for a daytrip to the snow requires careful consideration, as the extreme weather can turn an adventure into a disaster if you’re not properly prepared. This week, we run through the essential (and a few novel) things you should pack for a trip to the snow. Continue reading

How to Live the High Life in Melbourne

Like all the great cities of the world, Melbourne is a playground of the rich and famous and there are plenty of activities and establishments in this great city designed to cater to their interests. Even if you’re not a cashed up Hollywood star, it can be fun to get a taste of the high life from time to time. If you want to get a taste of how the other half lives, we’ve put together a list of places and activities Melbourne where you can indulge your curiosity.
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4 Unique Ideas for a Girls’ Day Out

When someone says the words ‘girls’ day out’, the first thing that probably comes to mind is shopping sprees, long lunches, cosmopolitans at a bar, makeovers, or some combination of all four. Whilst these are fun to do every now and then, if you’re trying to organise a regular time for you and your ladies to catch up, these options quickly lose their lustre. In this article, we run through four great girls’ day ideas that are a little out of the ordinary. Continue reading

Luxe Ways to Treat Yourself This Winter

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

Following the Trail of the Kelly Gang

It’s impossible to think about the Australian bush without bringing to mind the image of Ned Kelly with his gun and homemade armour. 136 years after the last surviving member of the Kelly gang was sentenced to hang, Australians remain enthralled by the romantic tale of this outlaw folk hero, but very few have ever visited the landmark sites where Ned Kelly’s legend was forged. The Kelly Gang were primarily active in a small pocket of northern Victoria, just a little over two hours outside Melbourne. Continue reading

Digging Into Australia’s Illustrious Gold Rush History

In May of 1851, a prospector named Edward Hargraves was panning in an area northeast of Orange in NSW when he found a payload of gold. Up until that point, there had only been whispers of Australia’s vast gold reserves, which had quickly been quashed by local officials for fear that settlers and workers would abandon their post in search for greater riches. However, once Hargraves found that first payload of gold, news travelled quickly and before a week had passed there were over 400 people digging in that area, by the end of the month there were over 2000. Continue reading