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Some of the greatest travel discoveries happen when you least expect them. When you slow down, head off the beaten track, take a left, a sharp left and another left and leave any agenda well behind.

That's why Victoria's villages are so enticing – you don't know what you're going to find, but you know it'll be good, and even better, it'll be your secret to tell or not.

Secrets like where to find the best vanilla slices, an echidna waddling across a sleepy road, craft gin and bakery sandwiches, vintage boutiques, second-hand records, artisan salt, postcard-perfect front gardens and captivating front-room galleries.

The pretty landscapes are inarguable, and we know there are some incredible restaurants and wineries dotted around Victoria's regions. Take time to wander beyond these headlines and discover the quieter stories waiting to be heard in tiny villages. There are only 20 people living in Walhalla, so pull up a stool at the local pub and get to know the real stories of this tiny town.

If you fancy your chances you'll pull up in a village in time for a quirky local festival, like the Yackandandah Spring Migration Festival or the monthly Strzelecki Stringbusters performance in tiny Yinnar.

So give yourself some time to meander just a little further afield and you'll find everything you didn't know you were looking for in Victoria's villages. Once you've started exploring, you can't stop.

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San Remo

Greet the fishing boats of San Remo as they return home with their bounties of fresh seafood.

Kyneton

Your Macedon Ranges food and wine journey isn't complete without a visit to the village of Kyneton.

Queenscliff

Be charmed by the historic seaside village of Queenscliff with its elegant Victorian-era buildings.

Torquay

Dose up on surf culture at Torquay, home to Bells Beach and birthplace of Rip Curl and Quicksilver.

Bright

See Bright in its autumnal splendour, and visit the nearby snowfields and national parks.

Beechworth

Discover Beechworth's gold rush and bushranger history then explore the burgeoning restaurant scene.

Nagambie

Travel just over an hour from Melbourne to find great wineries, fertile plains and waterways.

Metung

Metung is a small and stylish destination located near the Gippsland Lakes and sandy beaches.

Rutherglen

Discover the taste of history with a fresh palate in Rutherglen, a historic wine growing area.

Paynesville

Set out on the waterways from Paynesville, a charming village with plentiful sheltered moorings for boats.

Warburton

Feel the sense of wellbeing as you arrive in Warburton on the upper reaches of the Yarra River.

Castlemaine

An historic, bustling town renowned for its rich history, eclectic arts scene and cafe culture.

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High Plains summer escape

Stay one night and get a second night free at Hotel High Plains in Dinner Plain.

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Stay and save

Take a midweek trip to Daylesford and save. Stay three nights, pay for two at Central Springs Inn.

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Coffee and cookie only $5

Enjoy a barista made coffee and cookie for only $5 including gluten free cookies at Phillip Island RSL.

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Weekend recharge package

Two nights at Royal Mail Hotel, five course chefs tasting menu dinner, full breakfast, chef led tour of the kitchen garden and bottle of wine.

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