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.
In 2016, ringing in the new year at a music festival is a well established seasonal tradition in Australia. However, sleeping in a tent, drinking warm beer and taking communal showers for three days straight isn’t everybody’s cup of tea and for those looking to imbibe in the festival spirit without having to give up their creature comforts, a new breed of boutique music festival has emerged.
Twice as Nice at Mt Duneed is one of these boutique music festivals and with strictly limited numbers, gourmet catering, cocktails and a well curated line-up of iconic Australian bands, it’s luxury approach to the festival spirit feels much more modern and mature. This week, we run through some of the key characteristics of Twice as Nice that set it apart as a boutique festival.
In the Northern Hemisphere, October 31 marks the end of the harvest season and the beginning of the ‘darker half’ of the year. The ancient Celts believed that this was a liminal time, where the veil between our world and the spirit realm was temporarily lifted, allowing the spirits to cross over and influence the the living. Today, we still celebrate this auspicious time of year with Halloween, and if you are someone who has a vested interest in the otherworldly, this date offers a tantalising opportunity to communicate with the spiritual world. In the 200 years since Victoria was first settled, the intrigues, mysteries and tragedies of the many souls who called the state home have left a ghostly imprint on some of its most iconic landmarks. This week, the team at Melbourne on the Move take a look at three Victorian landmarks which are famous for their otherworldly inhabitants. Continue reading
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
Australian rock music has long been recognised on the world stage and has played a huge part in shaping a rich and diverse national music culture. It should be noted, however, that there is much more to Australian rock that mega-bands like ACDC, INXS and Cold Chisel, with a large number of successful alternative and punk rock bands emerging on the scene in the late 80s to mid-90s. Bands from this period, such as Something For Kate and You Am I, quickly gained their own cult following and went on to make a significant impact within the Australian music scene. In this blog we explore the beginnings of these, and other, great Australian bands and find out where they are today. Continue reading
2017 marks the return of Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band to Australia where they will once again be playing at Hanging Rock. To help you enjoy a stress free evening with the lyrical poetry of The Boss, Melbourne on The Move is offering a return chartered coach to and from the event. This week, in no particular order, we’ve compiled a playlist of 10 essential Springsteen songs that capture his lyrical and musical genius. Continue reading
Now that spring has arrived, the outdoor music festival circuit is up and running once again. Melbourne on the Move is proud to offer transportation to music festivals such as A Day on the Green and One Electric Day throughout the latter part of the year. To celebrate Jimmy Barnes’ top billing at One Electric Day on the 27th of November, we thought we’d take a look at eight interesting facts you probably didn’t know about one of Australia’s greatest musical icons. Continue reading
Melbourne is famous for it’s mercurial weather, and during the spring months, the old cliché of ‘four seasons in one day’ achieves new heights of ridiculousness with fierce gusts, sudden downpours, and piercing sunlight often all occurring on an hourly basis. Spring also marks the beginning of the warm weather festival season, with events like A Day on the Green and One Electric Day running throughout November. As any seasoned Victorian festival goer knows, festival fashion staples like flower crowns, sandals, singlets, and designer duds are all out of the question if you’re attending one of these events in the spring months. This week, we run through five essential tips for spring festival dressing. Continue reading