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The ultimate guide to the Bellarine Peninsula
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The ultimate guide to the Bellarine Peninsula

The Bellarine Peninsula has stood in the shadow of its eastern cousin for too long. Travelers are starting to realise that the rugged coastal region has just as much to offer as the Mornington, and and it's considerably less expensive. Whether you're looking for wineries, beaches, luxury accommodation or great food, the Bellarine is ready to assist. 

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Ever wanted to stay in a tiny house in the middle of Victoria's wilderness?

The best waterfalls in Victoria
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The best waterfalls in Victoria

If you’re sick of sticking to the rivers and the lakes that you’re used to, we suggest ditching TLC’s advice and go chasing the best waterfalls in Victoria

Where to find Californian redwood forests in Victoria
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Where to find Californian redwood forests in Victoria

Nobody can deny the allure of a thick, green forest. But did you know you can find Californian redwood forests right here in Victoria?

The best wineries in Yarra Valley
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The best wineries in Yarra Valley

It's easy to forget that the Yarra Valley, with its rolling green hills, swaying vineyards and old farmhouses, is less than an hour's drive from the CBD

An insider's guide to Melbourne travel

Your essential Melbourne travel guide
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Your essential Melbourne travel guide

Where to stay in Melbourne
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Where to stay in Melbourne

The best hotels in Melbourne
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The best hotels in Melbourne

48 hours in Melbourne
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48 hours in Melbourne

Short escapes from Melbourne

The best day trips from Melbourne
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The best day trips from Melbourne

These one-day escapes are just what the doctor ordered, so get out there and explore Melbourne's beautiful backyard.

15 epic road trips from Melbourne
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15 epic road trips from Melbourne

The best day hikes from Melbourne
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The best day hikes from Melbourne

Ten weekend getaways from Melbourne
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Ten weekend getaways from Melbourne

Where to go glamping in Victoria
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Where to go glamping in Victoria

Interstate trips from Melbourne

Hobart
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Hobart

The Whitsundays
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The Whitsundays

Canberra
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Canberra

Western Australia
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Western Australia

Adelaide
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Adelaide

Launceston
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Launceston

International escapes from Melbourne

New Zealand's North Island
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New Zealand's North Island

Palm Springs
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Palm Springs

Otsuka, Tokyo
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Otsuka, Tokyo

Los Angeles
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Los Angeles

Fiji
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Fiji

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How to score an airline upgrade
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How to score an airline upgrade

How to get the best hotel room
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How to get the best hotel room

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Top five premium economy cabins

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Hotel pools for night swimming

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Win the ultimate Peninsula Picnic experience including a night at Jackalope Hotel
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Win the ultimate Peninsula Picnic experience including a night at Jackalope Hotel

Roll out your picnic rug and don’t bother with the food: the Peninsula Picnic is back. On Saturday March 30, the Mornington Peninsula’s biggest food, wine and music event brings the region’s restaurants, wineries and producers together at Mornington Racecourse. Headlined by the Rubens and Sarah Blasko, the event presents an exciting line-up of unique and emerging music acts to accompany your quality eating and drinking. The experience includes: - two VIP tickets to the Peninsula Picnic on March 30, including food and beverage- a night’s accommodation for two in a terrace room at the Jackalope Hotel in Balnarring, check-in March 30- lunch for two at Jackalope’s Rare Hare Wine & Food Store on March 31- eight bottles of wine from select wineries represented at the Peninsula Picnic We’ve done some sums and the prize value comes to roughly $1,735 – pretty epic! If all that sounds like your idea of a fun weekend, then you can enter below before Friday March 22 Enter here

6 happy hour specials to raise a glass to at Crown
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6 happy hour specials to raise a glass to at Crown

If you're savvy, it's totally possible to never pay full price for a drink in Melbourne. Rather than trawl the streets and waste valuable relaxation time, head straight to Crown where the precinct's venues have got your back every night of the week. Whether you're after a glass of wine, a pint of beer or a cocktail shaken or stirred, Crown's many bars have something to offer that won't cost the world. 

Ladbrokes Mornington Cup Day
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Ladbrokes Mornington Cup Day

Get your best racewear ready for the Ladbrokes Mornington Cup Day on Saturday, March 23. The event is one of the biggest race days on the autumn racing calendar, so you won't want to miss this.  On the day, there will be nine races on the card and the winner of the feature race, the Ladbrokes Mornington Cup, will receive free entry into the 2019 Caulfield Cup. There's plenty going on trackside too including live music, food trucks and bars with a view of the races. While you're there, check out the Beach Club, a new addition to Mornington Racecourse this year. Punters will be able to kick back and relax on lounge chairs in this race day haven that will still have views of the day's nine races. If you're bringing kids along, the kids and family area offers entertainment, activities and family-friendly food options.  Spend the day at the Steller Garden Bar where you’ll be able to take advantage of a prime position by the tracks and enjoy the races against a backdrop of live music and a shaded garden enclosure. Tickets to the Steller Garden Bar ($160 per person) also includes an all-inclusive food and drinks package featuring hawker-themed food stalls plus beer, wine and sparkling. Meanwhile, the Crittenden Estate Marquee will be hosting a luxe three-course luncheon with an all-inclusive beverage package ($220) that will showcase the best drops from one of Mornington Peninsula's oldest wineries. This will take place in a private garden enclosure adorned with stunning floral

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Time Out Bar Awards 2019: recap
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Time Out Bar Awards 2019: recap

More than 500 people packed into Transport Public Bar in Federation Square on a Sunday afternoon to toast the best in the hospitality business.  Hosted by the very funny Rhys Nicholson (who doesn’t love a free comedy show thrown in with an awards ceremony?), the event saw ten awards given out across a range of categories. Guests were treated to delicious drinks, great food, sweet tunes from DJ Coco Brown, with a copy of the new Time Out Bar Awards issue to take home at the end of the night. Attendees were also in the running to take home their very own crystal glassware from Waterford simply by taking a snap with the Mobsta crew in the Waterford area. The snack game was strong, with Southern fried chicken, pizzas, charcuterie and cheese platters courtesy of Transport Public Bar doing the rounds. People were sipping on free-flowing Espresso Martinis on tap, Malibu Piña Coladas, Altos Tequila cocktails, Urban Alley beers, and a bespoke cocktail from Perrier. As if that wasn't enough they also got to sample Riot Wines’ wine in a can from McLaren Vale, and ciders from Hills Cider Co. So who emerged victorious in the 2019 Time Out Bar Awards? Fitzroy cocktail bar the Everleigh was named Bar of the Year. The Everleigh is where you get the exacting standards, beautiful surrounds and whip-smart service of a high-end bar in London, but right here in the heart of Melbourne. The Everleigh is the very definition of putting our best drink forward.As well as the top gong, the Best C