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.
Although we’re heading further into Autumn, there are still a huge array festivals and events taking place throughout Melbourne and Greater Victoria. If you consider yourself a bit of a food and wine connoisseur, you’ll want to check out the inaugural Yarra Valley Wine and Food Festival, set to take place on the first weekend of April at the beautiful Rochford Wines. We’ve prepared a list of key highlights from the festival, so you can plan which delectable delights to sample first.
Legendary singer, guitarist, and drummer for quintessential American rock band The Eagles is once again gracing our shores for a string of headline slots as part of A Day On The Green Festival. In the lead up to the Victorian leg of the festival, to be held at the beautiful Mt Duneed Estate on Saturday the 18th of March, we’re dedicating this week’s blog to some of the most interesting facts from Don Henley’s life and career.
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.
The start of autumn and the beginning of the university semester might mark the end of the type of festival frequented by tens of thousands of twenty-somethings decked out in body glitter and denim mini shorts, but there’s another type of festival still going strong. Known as ‘the Big Day Out for grown ups’, A Day On The Green is a refined festival experience for those who like to enjoy their music with a glass of wine and a selection of cheeses. For 16 years, A Day On The Green has showcased the talents of musical legends at gorgeous winery venues around Australia. This week, we explore why this long running festival stands head and shoulders above the rest, and why every festival lover should put it on the top of their bucket list.
Wildlife lovers are spoilt for choice when they visit Melbourne. There are a great variety of amazing animal encounters to be had within the city and across Victoria. Here are 5 wonderful ways to discover Australia’s native wildlife when visiting Melbourne.
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.