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.
When it comes to the canon of Australian pop and rock music, few artists have had the longevity and influence that John ‘The Voice’ Farnham has. From his youthful days as the king of pop in the 1960s and 70s, to his many comebacks in recent years, his career has been a fascinating rollercoaster and this week, we thought we’d take a look at some of the highlights.
The women of rock and roll have played a huge part in shaping the genre’s history, with many still gracing stages around the world today. In this blog we’ll be exploring the careers of five incredible female musicians, starting with legends including Cyndi Lauper, Debbie Harry, Patti Smith, and Stevie Nicks.
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.
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.
Humans have long utilised mineral springs as a source of recreation, spiritual fulfilment and healing, but they are also a fascinating natural phenomenon and a powerful energy source. This week, we take a look at five interesting things you probably didn’t know about the natural characteristics of hot springs.
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.
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.
Shirley Manson, front woman of alternative rock band Garbage, will go down as one of the greats. Her impressive career and unique persona have cemented her place in music history and with Garbage touring on the back of their 6th studio album Strange Little Birds (released in June 2016), now’s the perfect time to take a look back over Manson’s lifelong dedication and contribution to music.