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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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Your Summer 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
Recharge With A Holiday To The Blue Mountains And Hawkesbury

Itching for some well-deserved R&R? About 90-minutes west and an hour north-west of Sydney, you’ll find the Blue Mountains and…

Things To Do
Warramunda Estate
Coldstream, VIC

It's fair to say Robert and Irene Magdziarz know a thing or two about good…

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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!…

Travel
Go Behind The Lens With Travel Photographer Tyson Mayr

It’s been a hot minute but travel is finally back. The hypothetical sabbatical has turned into a reality and we are so ready to book…

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A Brand New Aussie Pub Has Just Opened On The Mornington Peninsula

Jerome Borazio is at it again, this time opening HABA—a beach-side Aussie pub in Rye on the Mornington Peninsula—just in time…

Travel
Embrace Eco Travel With These 10 Tours Across Australia

With interstate travel finally back on the table, we’ve spent the last few weeks scouring the web, trying to nab some next-level accom…

Bars & Pubs
East Brunswick Hotel
Brunswick East , VIC

It’s been quiet for 18 months, but the East Brunswick Hotel is finally back.…

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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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Lon Retreat
Point Lonsdale , VIC

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

Travel
Why The Hunter, Central Coast And Newcastle Regions Should Be On Your Summer Hit List

Keen to ditch your current view for somewhere a little more wanderlust-worthy? Just an hour north of Sydney, you’ll find the beautiful…

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Grab Your Hard Hat And Crawl Through 8 Of Victoria’s Best Caves

  Victoria is home to some spectacular attractions, and when it comes to caves, they’re in abundance. Whether it be trekking…

Australia
12 Must-Dos Every Aussie Needs To Tick Off In The NT

When planning your next much-needed vacay, the hardest part is usually deciding where to go. Do you want somewhere with adventure? Somewhere…

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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…

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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…

Travel
How To Spend A Weekend On NSW’s South Coast And Embrace A Slower Pace

If you can believe it, vaycay’s are back on with our playgrounds finally extending beyond our own backyards.  But now the big…

Bars & Pubs
Warrandyte’s Dedicated Grappa Bar Is Bringing The Classic Italian Liquor Into Today

Popular for its dense native bushland and stunning river, Warrandyte has become a hot spot for Melburnians looking to escape the city. The…

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The Best Glamping Spots In Victoria To Kick Back At This Summer

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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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…

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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…

Food & Drink
Gift 10 Of The Best Food And Staycay Experiences In And Around Melbourne

I'm sure we can all agree that after spending so much time at home this year, we need less stuff and more experiences. After all,…

Travel
Renew Yourself With A Well-Deserved Sydney Summer Vacation

It’s been a hot minute since we could say this but travel and holidays are back on! It's finally time for some well-deserved…

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Your 2021 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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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…

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Ovolo Laneways
Melbourne , VIC

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

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Melbourne And Victoria’s Best Secret Gardens

Melbourne is a city full of gardens, but it’s time to give some love and attention to the lesser-known spots that give the Royal…

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Lace Up Your Hiking Boots And Take On Victoria’s Best Waterfall Hikes

Now is exactly the time to get out and explore Victoria and it's amazing natural assets once again. Victoria has a lot of great…

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7 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…

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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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The Chen
Box Hill, VIC

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

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Take A Dip At The Best Hidden Beaches In Victoria

Don’t get us wrong, we love St Kilda beach, but we don’t love sharing it with 10,000 other summer revellers, which is why…

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The 15 Best Camping Spots Across Victoria In 2021

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,…

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Throw Down The Rug At Melbourne’s Best Picnic Spots

Albeit with some limitations, picnics are back—and we couldn't be more excited to throw down a rug and pull out our finest…

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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,…

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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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The Best Beaches In Victoria According To You

In order to celebrate Urban List’s 10th lap around the sun, we’re asking you to give us your hot tips across our Instagram.…

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10 Amazing Walks Near Melbourne 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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Sorrento’s Conti Hotel Is Reopening After A Multimillion Dollar Redevelopment

It’s been a while between drinks, but this summer will mark the anticipated return of Sorrento’s Continental. …

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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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The Hotel Windsor
Melbourne , Vic

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

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Why You Need To Book A Staycation At This Groovy Hotel In South Yarra

Stepping into Ovolo South Yarra is like stepping back in time, but with all the mods (not the cons) of 2021. Fusing retro chic with rock…

Travel
Why The Undiscovered Southern Great Barrier Reef Should Be On Your Travel Hit-List

When one thinks of Queensland’s eastern coast, the mind drifts straight to either end of the state: The Gold Coast or Far North…

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Melbourne And Victoria’s Cultural Hotspots Are Reopening, Here’s What You Need To Know

As Melburnians, we’d be lying to ourselves if we said we weren’t champing at the bit to get back to a gallery, take a trip out…

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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…

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Notel
Melbourne , VIC

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