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Articles: 479
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Just 24-kilometres west of Broken Hill, Silverton is a former 'ghost town' now enjoying its renewed popularity with tour... [more]
 
The great thing about the Gippsland Lakes is that they're one of those places where you can do a little or a lot of any ... [more]
Located less than an hour from Melbourne and with vineyards ranging between 300 and 800 metres above sea level, the Mace... [more]
The Victorian Goldfields Railway provides an intriguing link to the States gold rush history around the city of Castlema... [more]
With some State borders closed due to Covid-19 and uncertainty surrounding the opening of others, there's never been a b... [more]
Anglesea, at the mouth of the Anglesea River and straddling the Great Ocean Road, is the first point west of the roads o... [more]
I think I've stumbled on the answer to self-isolation for wife Janet and I during the current corona virus crisis four... [more]
There really is a little bit of everything in Victoria's Central Goldfields, making anywhere in the district a great 'ge... [more]
2020 celebrates 100 years of operations by QANTAS and nowhere commemorates our great airline quite like the QANTAS Found... [more]
In 1851, the Mayday Hills district in Victoria's far north-east was a remote grazing run nestled in the foothills of the... [more]
Down in Victoria's far southwest, you'll find a little piece of paradise. A stretch of shoreline where the Shipwreck Co... [more]
Beachport is a coastal village on South Australia's magnificent Limestone Coast. We were heading there on the advice of... [more]
As road-trips go the Burke & Wills Track doesn't rate, not much more than a milk-run really at just over 36-Kilometres. ... [more]
You'll find the Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre at Longreach in central west Queensland, ... [more]
Penola is a small town in the far south-east of South Australia, at the centre of the Coonawarra wine-growing district b... [more]
The unofficial capital of the Limestone Coast Robe was once a busy seaport. Today it's a hugely popular holiday destina... [more]
South Australia's Riverland region spans a 360-Kilometre stretch of the Murray River from the Victoria/New South Wales b... [more]
You'll find Broken Hill in the far southwest of New South Wales. 1,145-kilometres from Sydney, 840 from Melbourne and 5... [more]
It's early days yet but after a long, hot and, in some places, tragic summer, Victorians are eagerly awaiting autumn and... [more]
Daylesford in Central Victoria is perhaps best known for the regions natural mineral springs, roughly 80 % of all the mi... [more]
There's far more to Melbourne than meets the eye, hundreds if not thousands of little known facts about the early histor... [more]
The inaugural Williamstown Seaport Festival will be staged over 7-days from Thursday 27th February to Wednesday 4th Marc... [more]
27/02/2020 - 04/03/2020
The Hinkler Hall of Aviation in Bundaberg, Queensland pays tribute to Bert Hinkler, a local boy who became a highly resp... [more]
It's been a long time coming but if you believe the experts, Victoria is set to enjoy some true spring weather over the ... [more]
Guests at the Captains Lunch on the Bay on Saturday 7th September will enjoy a relaxed lunch of antipasto plates on arri... [more]
07/09/2019
You'll find the delightful little coastal township of Urunga on the New South Wales mid-north coast, just south of Coffs... [more]
Spring is upon us and that means the Tesselaar Tulip Festival is back with the third generation of the Tesselaar family ... [more]
14/09/2019 - 13/10/2019
Who wouldn't enjoy an evening being taken on a journey from the vine to the table aboard PS EMMYLOU on the Brown Brother... [more]
14/09/2019
You haven't been to Perth if you haven't been to Kings Park. Located on the western edge of the Perth CBD and partly ... [more]
If you're looking for a family-friendly holiday or short stay destination look no further than the historic port town of... [more]
When it comes to iconic tourist sites they don't come much bigger or better than Victoria's Great Ocean Road and Shipwre... [more]
Welcome to my backyard. I've been fortunate enough to live in Victoria's Macedon Ranges for more than 20-years now and ... [more]
Here are 10 top day trips to get you out and about visiting some of Victoria's greatest attractions, and all within a 2-... [more]
You're invited to team up with family and friends and head to the Geelong region for the 4th annual Winter Shiraz Weeken... [more]
05/07/2019 - 07/07/2019
Open House Melbourne is an independent organisation that fosters public interest in and appreciation for architecture an... [more]
27/07/2019 - 28/07/2019
Aireys Inlet is a popular seaside holiday destination on the Great Ocean Road, between Anglesea and Lorne. While ... [more]
The Melbourne Tartan Festival is a celebration of Scottish heritage staged over 12-days from Wednesday 10th to Sunday 21... [more]
10/07/2019 - 21/07/2019
Queen Victoria Markets 'A' Shed will come alive over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday 27th & 28th July with the family... [more]
27/07/2019 - 28/07/2019
Bendigo wine growers open their barrel room doors to the public over the weekend of Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July for... [more]
06/07/2019 - 07/07/2019
A unique Melbourne daytrip is the ferry ride from Southbank to Williamstown and return with Melbourne River Cruises. Wh... [more]
Tastes of Central Geelong is a 24-day celebration of food, flavours and fun allowing visitors to sample gourmet food and... [more]
05/07/2019 - 28/07/2019
Tastes of Central Geelong When: Friday 5th to Sunday 28th July Where: Venues throughout Central Geelong Tastes ... [more]
The Victorian Goldfields Railway offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful day out, immersed in the charm of ... [more]
01/06/2019 - 30/06/2019
Who says you can't anything for nothing these days? Here are 5 free events you can attend in Melbourne throughout June ... [more]
The Victorian Goldfields Railway is combining with Bendigo Tourism and the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre to run The Ro... [more]
15/06/2019 - 13/07/2019
The Otway Fly Treetop Adventures features a sensational Treetop Walk and Zipline Tour along with outdoor playgrounds, so... [more]
Here's a Top-10 List of Victorian Events to get you out and about in Melbourne and Regional Victoria throughout June 201... [more]
Can you imagine a better way to spend the Queen's Birthday Long Weekend than in a quintessential Australian country town... [more]
08/06/2019 - 10/06/2019
When I think of extreme sports I think of free diving, skydiving or heli-skiing but what about the medieval sport of jou... [more]
01/06/2019 - 02/06/2019
Held annually over the Queen's Birthday Long Weekend, the National Celtic Festival is a celebration of music and the pas... [more]
07/06/2019 - 10/06/2019
You've probably heard of, if not actually been to see the fabulous silo arts trail in the Wimmera Mallee, right up in ... [more]
It's back bigger and better for 2019, the annual Castlemaine Jazz Festival to be stage over the Queen's Birthday Long-we... [more]
07/06/2019 - 10/06/2019
The focus for Ballarat Heritage Weekend 2019 to be held on Saturday and Sunday 25th & 26th May is storytelling and exper... [more]
25/05/2019 - 26/05/2019
The Great Outdoor and 4X4 Expo is coming to the Mornington Racecourse from Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th March with every... [more]
14/03/2019 - 17/03/2019
It's that time of the year again when the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show takes over the Royal Exhibition... [more]
27/03/2019 - 31/03/2019
Now in its 22nd year the Yackandandah Folk Festival is promoted as the greenest music festival in Australia and seeks to... [more]
22/03/2019 - 24/03/2019
The Lost Trades Fair is held annually over the Labour Day weekend with the aim of promoting and showcasing arts, crafts ... [more]
09/03/2019 - 10/03/2019
In the lush green canopy of the 154 Pin Oaks that line Macedon's Honour Avenue there are already tell-tale signs of yell... [more]
01/03/2019 - 31/05/2019
The definition of a festival is a time of celebration or a program of cultural events and March might well be Festival M... [more]
The history of riverboats on the Murray-Darling system is the stuff movies and TV series have been made of and attracts ... [more]
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