The best scenic drives in Victoria
Victoria is home to snowy mountains, centuries-old forests and pristine coastline – all of which are connected by a network of roads and highways just waiting for you to drive. Hey, your rego partly pays for these tarmac trails so you might as well enjoy them. Here’s our top pick of the best scenic drives in Victoria. Feel like a walk? Check out one of Victoria's best hiking trails. Or stay at home and enjoy a picnic at one of the city's nicest picnic spots. According to advice from the Department of Health, Victorians are allowed to travel for day trips only. Additionally, recreation is permitted so long as you can maintain 1.5 metres from people and not gather in groups larger than ten people.
What will flying look like in the future? Jetstar has hints
Airports around the country are ghostly quiet right now, and we don’t quite know when we’ll be hopping on board again soon. For the time being, we can keep dreaming, start planning regional trips… and take solace in the fact that airlines are taking increased hygiene precautions. Jetstar announced new Fly Well measures this week that could point to a new normal for many Australian and international airlines. The measures include pre-flight and onboard safety and hygiene measures conducted by airline staff as well as some adjustments for you as a passenger. Pre-flight there will be contactless check-in via the airline app or your phone, plus contactless scanning of boarding passes. From June, the airline hopes to have hand sanitising stations set up throughout terminals and eventually installed at departure gates where possible. Onboard the plane, the airline is committing to “enhanced” cleaning with disinfectants effective against coronaviruses. Staff will be focussing on high-contact areas, so things like seats, seatbelts, overhead lockers, air vents and toilets will get thorough cleans. In China, regulations are in place that mean toilets must be cleaned in-flight after being used by ten passengers (or every two hours). It's likely we will see modified inflight catering, too, in order to minimise touchpoints for crew and passengers. Some airlines are already implementing this by only handing out bottled water and packaged food. Jetstar will also be providing all custome
7 Victorian versions of famous Australian destinations
Does this sound familiar? You’ve been itching to visit some of Australia’s famous destinations (like the Great Barrier Reef, Wineglass Bay or the Daintree) for some time now but something always gets in the way of planning that trip. But did you know you can actually get a taste of the best Australia has to offer right here in Victoria? Victoria has many natural wonders and we’ve found some quite similar to their famous interstate counterparts to satisfy your travel-hungry soul. 1. Want to get lost in the Daintree Rainforest? Try walking around Great Otway National Park. (L): Daintree Rainforest, QLD. (R): Melba Gully, Great Otway National Park, VIC. Photograph: FNG Nature Tours & Visit Victoria Sure, the Great Otway National Park isn’t a World Heritage-listed site but you can still experience the cool lush greenery of rainforests there. You can find Melba Gully, one of the wettest places in Victoria, deep within the national park and walk through surrounded by a dense cover of Myrtle Beech, Blackwood and Tree-fern. 2. Want to go snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef? Head over