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Sip Your Way Through Central Victoria’s Sprawling Wine Region

Any road trip worth talking about is made up of at least a few elements; you’re going to want some decent scenery, artisanal produce…

News
The Historic Mansion, Burnham Beeches, Is Set To Become A Luxury Spa Getaway

Six Senses has set the standard with some of the world's foremost luxury resorts and spas, they've got over 20 opulent…

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The Best Tiny House Stays In Victoria For 2022

There is a range of different ways to get out of the city and into Victoria's amazing regional areas. You can hit up some cottages and…

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Campbell Point House
Leopold, Vic

Welcome to the new ultimate summer getaway. Think s02e01 of Gossip Girl where…

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Taltarni Vineyard
Moonambel, VIC

Looking for a gem to visit on your next Sunday (or weekday) drive? Look no further!…

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The Riversleigh
Bairnsdale , VIC

These days most people want their hotels to be chic, contemporary, zoom-zoom sort of…

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Your 2022 Guide To The Best Airbnb Beach House Stays In Victoria

Nothing beats ditching the big smoke in the summertime for a stint down the coast. Packing up the car and heading south is an integral part…

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5 Reasons Your Next Brisbane Getaway Needs To Be At The Stunning Hotel X

We love any excuse for a celebration, and a birthday is a particularly sweet reason. The birthday in question? Hotel X in Fortitude Valley…

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Lock In The Crew For A Weekender At The 13 Best Stays For Large Groups

Parking up with two-car fulls worth of mates for a holiday is a bloody time, however, finding quality lodging for 6+ people can sometimes be…

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Lon Retreat
Point Lonsdale , VIC

Add this place to your list of special-occasion-pay-cheque-blowing getaways.…

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Vibe Hotel Marysville
Marysville , VIC

Marysville was one of the towns hit hard by the Black Saturday bushfires back in…

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Wild Valley
Budgeree , VIC

Pack your bags, guys, you’re going glamping. Well...glamorous camping in a…

Travel
Discover Off-Beat Bars, Inspired Local Eats, Inviting Beaches And More In Newcastle

You know all about Newcastle. You know it has golden beaches, endless adventure options, a superbly quirky-but-also-very-chic shopping…

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Your 2022 Guide To The Best Pet-Friendly Accommodation In Victoria

We all love a holiday, but so do our pets. So next time you book a Victorian getaway, why not save yourself the hassle of a dog sitter and…

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Sal Salis Is The Uber-Luxe Seaside Safari Camp Everyone Needs To Do At Least Once

It’s been nearly six years since I was lucky enough to visit the little piece of outback-meets-the-ocean paradise that is Sal Salis.…

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United Places
South Yarra , VIC

Next time you’re walking along Domain Rd in South Yarra, cast your gaze up a…

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Marnong Estate
Mickleham, VIC

This place might be 15 minutes from Tullamarine, but 'airport hotel'…

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Crown Towers Melbourne
Southbank, VIC

If you’re travelling to Melbourne for work or play, or just looking for a…

Pets & Travel
8 Of The Best Dog-Friendly Campsites In Victoria

With warm weathered days increasing in frequency and summer just around the corner we are looking for places to escape the urban concrete…

Travel
16 Best Airbnbs In Melbourne For Your 2022 City Getaway

Ah, Melbourne. The city of a million suburbs, each with its own distinctive personality. Everyone should treat themselves to a little…

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Throw Down The Rug At Melbourne’s Best Picnic Spots For 2022

Spring is in the air which means picnics are back in fashion, and we couldn't be more excited to throw down a rug and pull out our…

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Novotel | South Wharf
South Wharf, VIC

Need to break free from work for a couple of days? We’ve been there. The…

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Crown Metropol
Southbank , VIC

Ahhh, so THIS is how the other half live. Those swish, globe-trotting businessmen and…

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Mitchelton Hotel & Spa
Nagambie , VIC

Want to know what $16m looks like in the hands of Victoria’s hottest…

Pets
You 2022 Guide To The Best Dog Beaches In Victoria

Do you know who likes the beach just as much as you do? Your dog. Perhaps more sometimes. Witnessing your woofer make tracks around the…

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Your 2022 Guide To The Best Spas And Springs In Melbourne And Victoria

It’s always important to set aside a little ‘me-time’ so let’s all get into the treat-yo-self spirit and hit the…

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16 Romantic Getaways In Victoria For That Steamy Weekend Away

Whether you’re looking for a way to spend some quality time with your partner or are in search of a last-minute gift, nothing suggests…

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Ovolo Laneways
Melbourne , VIC

Ovolo Laneways is one of the ‘new breed’ Melbourne hotels. Which means…

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Crown Promenade
Southbank , VIC

When most people think Crown, they think Crown Towers. But don’t dismiss Crown…

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Adina Hotel
Melbourne , 3000

What is it about the word ‘loft’? It instantly makes any space sound at…

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Metung Springs Is Gippsland’s Lush New 25-Acre Hot Springs And Day Spa

Bringing a bit of self-care to the Gippsland region, Metung Springs is the latest geothermal hot spring destination to grace the…

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Your Guide To The Best Airbnbs On The Mornington Peninsula

One of Victoria's finest treasures, the coastal and hinterland realm of the Mornington Peninsula welcomes many across weekends, public…

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23 Of Melbourne’s Best Boutique Hotels For 2022

To be honest, we’re always looking for an excuse for a staycay in one of Melbourne’s best hotels. Birthday? Book a suite. Nephew…

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The Chen
Box Hill, VIC

The Arts Series has done it again. After expanding with Larwill Studio in North…

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Park Hyatt Melbourne
Melbourne, Vic

Right off the bat, we’ve gotta mention Park Hyatt Melbourne’s latest…

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The Cullen
Prahran , VIC

The Cullen was one of The Arts Series’ OG hotel ventures (along with The Olsen,…

Food & Drink
Treat Your Tastebuds To A Trip With These 9 Internationally-Inspired Aperitivo Dishes

There's nothing quite like a change of season to make you pause and appreciate the good things in life. From the satisfying crunch…

Travel
Dive Australia’s First Buoyant Reef Now On The GC

Get your flippers ready and slip into your scuba suit, Wonder Reef is finally here. Wonder Reef is the much-anticipated, premier dive…

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Your Guide To The Best Airbnbs In Victoria For 2022

Who doesn't love a good getaway, there's nothing quite like ditching your place and parking up in some nice digs for the weekend.…

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Doubletree By Hilton
Melbourne , 3000

You can’t buy views like this. Well, you can. You can buy them at Doubletree By…

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Larwill Studio
Parkville , VIC

Contemporary painter David Larwill was known for bright, punchy colours, and…

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QT Melbourne
Melbourne , VIC

Looking for a classy stay in the CBD? It’s hard to go past QT. You can’t…

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CinefestOZ Film Festival Is The Perfect Excuse To Live It Up In The Margaret River Region

Synonymous with good food, even better wine, and crystal clear white sand beaches, Busselton, just south of the Margaret River is a…

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10 Unmissable Gigs, Events And Performances At This Year’s WinterWild

The Otways will be alive with live music, performances, and food for the next two weekends as part of the WinterWilds Festival. Previously…

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The Best Glamping Spots In Victoria To Kick Back Under The Stars

Let’s be honest here, camping is not for everyone. Roughing it takes a certain type of person, and you either love it or you hate…

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The Hotel Windsor
Melbourne , Vic

Think The Hotel Windsor and their iconic Afternoon Tea sessions come to mind. But…

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Adelphi Hotel
Melbourne , VIC

Central location, sweet designer homewares, and the city’s fanciest cocktail…

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The Olsen
South Yarra , 3141

South Yarra at it’s very best. This was one of the Arts Series’ flagship…

News
Win One Of 40 Holidays To Celebrate Flight Centre’s 40th Birthday

From lazing around a boujee hotel wrapped in a fluffy robe and soaking up the sun on an exotic, far away beach to exploring new and exciting…

Travel
Discover The Natural Beauty And Colourful Characters Of The Scenic Rim

Home to six national parks, World Heritage-listed rainforests, a bounty of incredible produce, colourful characters and loads of…

Food & Drink
Hot Toddies, Live Tunes, Cocktail Masterclasses And More At Holy Water Craft Distillery Festival

Hear ye all craft spirit devotees, Holy Water Craft Distillery Festival is coming to Melbourne this August.  Don’t let the…

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Notel
Melbourne , VIC

Not exactly what you expect on a Melbourne rooftop. Six gleaming Airstream camper…

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4 Reasons To Visit Mt Hotham This Winter

Is there any better feeling than, well, losing feeling in your face from the breathtakingly freezing wind you cop skiing down a mountain?…

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How To Have A White Claw Winter Weekend In Thredbo, According To Our Editor

There’s something special about an Aussie snow trip. Skiing in t-shirt weather (sometimes). Helicopter rides over the Snowy Mountains.…

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After A Multi-Million Dollar Makeover, The Stunning 134yo Portarlington Grand Hotel Is Opening Doors

Dreaming of a cosy winter getaway? The Portarlington Grand Hotel has had a multi-million dollar renovation and is welcoming back guests this…

Australia
Check Into Australia’s Best Hotel Stays, According To You

Are you long overdue for a dreamy hotel stay? We feel you. From plush linen bedspreads to five-star amenities and drool-worthy dining,…

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7 Must-Do Activities Across NSW That Will Give You All The Feels

From sun-drenched hidden beaches and rugged coastlines to idyllic waterfalls and national parks awash with greenery—regional NSW is…

Things To Do
Where To Stay, Eat, Drink and Play In The Character-Filled Town Of Mudgee

Packed with history, wineries, incredible local fare, sumptuous stays and plenty of eye candy, Mudgee is the perfect getaway for anyone…

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7 Epic Escapes You Need To Book, As Determined By You

Vacations are finally back on and we couldn’t be more pumped. Our bucket list has never been longer, and wanderlust is…

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The Best Honeymoon Getaways In Victoria For 2022

Whilst jet setting overseas straight after your nuptials is incredibly enticing, the realities sometimes get in the way; AKA your job or…

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14 Amazing Walks In Melbourne And Victoria You Need To Take

You don’t have to travel far in Melbourne for a good walk. That’s part of the city’s charm. No matter where you sit in the…

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9 Of The Best Scenic Drives In Victoria For 2022

Everyone loves a road trip, right? Getting the windows down, prepping the perfect playlist, loading the car with snacks and playing…

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6 Reasons Bendigo Will Add A Little Heat To Your Holidays This Winter

If the cool change has caught you off guard, we've got the perfect way to say goodbye to the winter blues and ignite your senses…

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The 15 Best Camping Spots Across Victoria In 2022

If you ever saw the TV show Sea Change in the 1990s, you’ll remember the start of the intro. Flash to a big city, noise, stress,…

Things To Do
6 Reasons You Need To Visit This Food & Entertainment Mecca On The GC

Nestled in the beating heart of Surfers Paradise, we’ve found the perfect place for the ultimate fun day out. Think: epic games, live…

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Live Out Your Bridgerton Fantasy In This Heritage-Listed Castle Stay In Ballarat

Set out just over an hour's drive from Melbourne is one of the most regal Airbnb's in the state, Bishops Palace in Lake…

Travel
23 Epic Reasons To Plan A Trip To Brisbane This Winter

With the onset of those cold and dark winter days well and truly here, it feels like high time we stop mourning the end of summer. That is,…

Travel
Your Ultimate Road Trip From Sydney To The South Coast And Where To Stop Along The Way

You’ve loaded up your car with everything you need for a three-day getaway, including a boot full of snacks and more hours of podcasts…

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Your Winter Guide To The Mornington Peninsula

A true treasure of Victoria’s coastline, the Mornington Peninsula (Boon Wurrung) has long stood as an area with some of the most…

Travel
Brush Up On Your Hosting Skills With This Retro-Inspired Workshop

There’s a very particular satisfaction that comes with playing host to your nearest and dearest, and we’re always on the lookout…

Things To Do
8 Experiences At Essendon Fields You Might Not Know But Should

Adventure is well and truly back on the agenda, and we’re always on the lookout for activities for the to-do list and we’ve…

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10 Of The Best Outdoor Spa And Bathtub Airbnbs In Victoria To Escape For Winter

There’s nothing quite like taking a soak to ease all the tensions right away, Victoria’s frostier months lend themselves quite…

Things To Do
Refresh Your Creative Soul With Sydney’s Best Art And Culture Events This Year

Sydney is brimming with places to get your creativity flowing. Whether you're seeking a refresh from the nine-to-five or searching for…

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Every Excuse You Need To Book A ‘Winter’ Holiday On The GC

Anyone who has had the pleasure of a vacay to the Gold Coast shouldn’t need much convincing to book a return visit. But because we…

Activities & Itineraries
7 Must-Try Activities To Add To Your Sydney Itinerary

Whether you're seeking adventure, impeccable dining, culturally-rich experiences or pure relaxation, Sydney truly is a special city that…

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9 Boutique Hotels To Check Into On Your Next Sydney Weekend Escape

If you're seeking an enriching local escape to reset, Sydney is an idyllic destination. Boasting pristine sandy beaches,…

Travel
Plan Your Next Tropical Getaway With This Ultimate Guide To Cairns

Winter is well and truly on the way, and if we're being honest—we're already not coping. For most of the year, we live in a…

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Your 2022 Guide To Victoria’s Best Free Camping Sites

No matter the season, it's always a good time to get outdoors and camp in Victoria's wilderness. Victoria has a ton of both paid…

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Embrace Autumn With An Indulgent Weekend To Ballarat

These days, Ballarat is known more for its future than its past. There’s still all that Gold Rush good stuff, of course (and you…

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Hit The Road And Visit These 12 Amazing Victorian Towns

Beautiful coastlines and beaches, mountain top walks, and relaxing day spas all await you in parts of regional Victoria. Here are some…

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Hit The Road And Uncover The Places And Faces Of WA’s Best Road Trip

What makes the perfect road trip? While a cracking playlist, premium snacks, excellent company and comfy pants are essential, the most…

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Everything You Need To See, Eat And Do In Lake Macquarie

Where heart-thumping adventure meets slow, sun-drenched relaxation, Lake Macquarie is the under-the-radar coastal destination that…

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The Best Places To Check Out Autumn Leaves Near Melbourne In 2022

Australia isn’t known for its autumn foliage—we’ve got a few deciduous trees in tropical regions and only one native…

What's On
All The Highlights Of This Year’s Jam-Packed Vivid Sydney Program

Vivid is back, baby. Sydney's festival of lights, music, and ideas has dropped its full program for 2022 and, boy, does it…

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Lock In A Luxury Escape At This Swanky New Melbourne Hotel

Planning your next vacay but not sure where to go? Grab your travel buddy and make tracks to Melbourne, because we’ve discovered the…