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Melbourne and Victoria

From major events to hidden bars, ballooning over vineyards to kangaroos on golf courses, there's always something new to discover in Melbourne and Victoria.

Great Ocean Walk, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia
Mount William, Grampians National Park, Victoria, Australia
Melbourne Cup Carnival, Victoria, Australia
ICC Cricket World Cup, Melbourne, Australia
Australian Open tennis at Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Grand Slam

2015 Australian Open

Tennis greats serve up their best at Melbourne Park for the first Grand Slam of the year. See skill and endurance on show 19 January − 1 February.

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Rooftop, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

All of Victoria

Venture into Melbourne's basements, rooftops and laneways for secret bars, boutiques, and events.

Rooftop, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Melbourne

Venture into Melbourne's basements, rooftops and laneways for secret bars, boutiques, and events.

Bulong Estate, Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia

Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges

Disappear from city bustle in the Dandenong Ranges, and indulge away in the Yarra Valley.

Mt Martha, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia

Mornington Peninsula

Combine European coastal living with traditional Aussie charm on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula.

Peppers Springs Retreat & Spa, Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Daylesford & the Macedon Ranges

Take to the relaxing waters of Daylesford - in spas, decadent meals, or lakeside rooms.

Penguins, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia

Phillip Island

Experience penguins, scenery, family fun, outdoor pursuits, motor sports and life by the water.

12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Great Ocean Road

Travel one of the world's best coastal drives, and see the 12 Apostles along the Great Ocean Road.

Craig's Royal Hotel, Ballarat, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia

Goldfields

Unearth the riches of the Goldfields in modern galleries, museums and boutique bistros and wineries.

Mount William, Grampians, Victoria, Australia

Grampians

Inhale the air up there in the panoramic Grampians, and learn Aboriginal stories through rock art.

Boyntons Feathertop Winery, High Country, Victoria, Australia

High Country

Taste your way around the High Country year round, whether winter skiing or wine tasting in summer.

Gippsland Lakes, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia

Gippsland

Be inspired by Gippsland's calm beaches, lakes and peaks, then dip into busy waterfront villages.

The Murray

Unwind along the mighty Murray River and enjoy the region's slow food, fine wine, golf and scenery.

The playlist

The Kiwi Guide to Melbourne and Victoria

Join four Kiwi expats as they blog their way around Melbourne and Victoria.

Peter Dietsch

Peter Dietsch

Join Kiwi expat Peter Dietsch as he explores the port of Echuca, Mildura and Mungo National Park.

Dayna Boase

Dayna Boase

Dayna enjoys gourmet dining and a luxury spa, then tops it off with an adrenalin hit.

Teriu Le'Mon

Teriu Le'Mon

TJ's journey kicks off by exploring Bells Beach before watching a sunset over the Twelve Apostles.

Sally Arnold

Sally Arnold

Sally Arnold's Victorian journey begins with stand-up paddle boarding and gourmet dining.

 

Discover The City

Summer festival, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Music festivals

Melbourne and Victoria dance all year celebrating all types of music.

Sweatshop, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Bars

Duck into Melbourne's famed laneways, scamper up some stairs and take a tipple in an inimitable bar.

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Victoria, Australia

Spectator sports

From the crack of the bat to the roar of the engine, the city is a prime playing field throughout the year.

Hot air balloons, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Tours

Explore Melbourne on foot with an expert walking guide, join a bus tour or ride the City Circle.

 

Play beyond Melbourne

Murray River, Mildura, Victoria, Australia

The Murray

Replenish the soul, reconnect with nature and enjoy the outdoor life in the Murray River region.

Adventures Happen, High Country, Victoria, Australia

High Country

Taste your way around the High Country year round, whether winter skiing or wine tasting in summer.

Craig's Royal Hotel, Ballarat, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia

Goldfields

Unearth the riches of the Goldfields in galleries, museums and boutique bistros and wineries.

12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Great Ocean Road

Travel one of the world's best coastal drives for the magical 12 Apostles and iconic surf breaks.

 

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