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.
Since it was established back in 1855, the AAMI Victoria Derby Day has maintained a reputation as one of the most prestigious events on the Spring Racing Calendar. Known as one of the more sophisticated events on the Spring Racing Calendar, Derby Day combines the elegance of traditional racing with modern attractions such as live entertainment and Fashions on the Field. In this week’s blog, we share everything you need to know about the day, the food, fashion and entertainment highlights, as well as our raceday tips.
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.
Puffing Billy is a historical landmark of Melbourne’s south east suburbs. More than simply a tourist destination, the train line allows you to travel back in time to enjoy life at a slower pace whilst taking in the unique flora and fauna of the Dandenong Ranges . In this week’s blog, we’ll be delving into the history behind this iconic Melbourne attraction.
Imagine spending a weekend on the stunning Mornington Peninsula with friends, hopping between wineries, cideries and breweries to enjoy live music and a tasting some of the best tipple the Peninsula has to offer. If this sounds like your idea of a good weekend, then the new Peninsula VineHop Festival should be on your Spring festival bucket list. In this fun festival weekend, you will have the opportunity to visit ten of the Peninsula’s finest breweries, wineries and cideries to discover where all the magic happens. To help prepare you for this spectacular weekend, we’ve prepared a handy guide which includes what the festival is all about, what to bring and how to get around.
“I totally believe in magic. Because my life, I think, has been very magic, and magical things have come true for me time after time after time.” – Stevie Nicks
Released in 1976, Fleetwood Mac’s album Rumours took the world by storm. Its interpretation of pop through acoustic and electric instruments paved the way for new ways of thinking and being in the post-free love era marked by the Vietnam War, The Watergate Scandal, and the beginnings of the digital revolution. But for many, what really stood out on this album was Stevie Nicks. Dancing wildly, loosely, and yet entirely harmoniously, Nicks had only just begun blazing a trail across the American music scene. In this article, we’ll be delving deeper into the legacy of Stevie Nicks, and why she is loved by so many people.
One of Australia’s most iconic rock bands, Midnight Oil surprised fans in February of this year when they announced their first world tour in over two decades. Since mid-April, the group has been travelling around the globe and playing live gigs at some of the world’s top musical venues. In October, Midnight Oil will return to play the last gigs of their “Great Circle 2017 World Tour” on Australian soil.
On November 4th, Midnight Oil will perform at Victoria’s beautiful Hanging Rock Reserve. To help you prepare for this memorable event, we’ve prepared a helpful guide which includes what to know, what to bring and how to ensure you make the most of this momentous musical experience.
Wacky and weirdly wonderful, Elton John remains one of the most well known names in pop music to this day. He emerged as the king of radio in the 1970s, from sensitive ballads to grungy, glam rocker style hits, to everything in between. Elton has spent the past 50 years building one of the most unique repertoires in pop music industry. In this article, we’ve put together a list of some of his most iconic tunes, from Tiny Dancer to Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.
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.
Melbourne is a beautiful city full of iconic landmarks which embody many of the cultural, social and historical elements that make the city so unique. Whilst you can get plenty of enjoyment wandering around the city and taking in the sights, many of these landmarks have hidden histories which make them even more interesting and speak volumes about the city’s past as well as it’s character. This week, we thought we’d enlighten you with the hidden history of four iconic Melbourne landmarks.