Victoria

Guzman Y Gomez is doing $9.90 burritos and bowls with free delivery for Victorians

July 20, 2020

It’s tough to be in VIC right now, with COVID-19 cases soaring and Melbourne returning to tight lockdown measures. Some of Australia’s biggest casual restaurants are doing their best to help out. We’ve already seen Grill’d offer Victorians 2-for-1 burgers to ease them back into the order-in state of mind. Now it seems Mexican favourite […]

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Photo Gallery: Beyond The Valley Music Festival – Lardner Park, Victoria (28.12.19 – 01.01.20)

January 6, 2020

Seeing in the New Year was a massive list of guests over four days of fun, eager to party away the previous decade. Here below are some of the highlights from 2019’s massive iteration of the festival.

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Live Review: Beyond The Valley Music Festival – Day Four, Lardner Park, Victoria (31.12.19)

January 2, 2020

Beyond the Valley’s final day saw the ups and downs of the 2010s come to an end, and the festival organisers made sure it happened in style, bringing some of the best producers and musicians out for a well-versed closing day. While it could be argued that Tyler, the Creator was a bigger hit than […]

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Live Review: Beyond The Valley Music Festival Day Two, Lardner Park, Victoria (29.12.19)

December 30, 2019

Known for its beautiful sweeping valley, green hills and exotic stage designs, Beyond The Valley’s sixth iteration started off the second day of the festival with a whimper and then a bang as the rising heat and music fused for a memorable day. The constant heat and wait for festival entry seemed to frustrate guests, […]

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The Oswego Hotel Review: Cosy boutique apartments in Victoria BC

June 7, 2019

As one of the top rated boutique hotels in Victoria, British Columbia, The Oswego Hotel gets by beautifully on the simple pillars of good hospitality, great guest rooms, and excellent food and wine. Although you’d expect nothing less; as BC’s capital and one of the most pleasant small cities in the world (something that’s been […]

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New cruise option linking the heart of Vancouver and Victoria (Canada) for the first time

February 13, 2019

Back when I lived in Vancouver, the only real option of getting between downtown Vancouver and Vancouver Island – home to British Columbia’s capital Victoria – was by way of a large, run-of-the-mill ferry operated by BC Ferries. It’s relatively affordable – at under $20 each way – takes about 90 minutes and has food […]

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Hotel Review: The Blackman welcomes guests to a world of fantasy

January 22, 2019

Melbourne’s older trilogy (The Larwill Studio and The Chen are fairly young in comparison) of gallery-like properties from Art Series Hotels are located not too far from one another. You’ve got The Cullen, where it all started, directly opposite Prahran Market; The Olsen in close proximity at the top-end of Chapel Street; and finally The […]

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Port Fairy Folk Festival announces 2019 line up, celebrates 50th anniversary of Woodstock

September 14, 2018

Victorian seaside town Port Fairy will welcome will welcome the 43rd Port Fairy Folk Festival to its shores in March. Boasting an unmissable lineup of folk artists from around the world, Port Fairy will include a special celebration of the 50th anniversary of the legendary 1969 Woodstock festival. This homage to the mother of all […]

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Ballarat Beer Festival set to return to Lake Wendouree this weekend (VIC)

January 14, 2018

The annual Ballarat Beer Festival will make it’s return this weekend, bringing punters one full day packed with over 150 craft brews lined up and down Lake Wendouree. A total of 34 brewers will be on-site to help the shady banks transform into a beer lovers paradise, highlighting both small and emerging independent breweries and […]

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Victoria’s Mitchelton Winery opens luxury on-site hotel and spa

December 14, 2017

Located in the Victorian countryside near Nagambie is the recently opened Mitchelton Hotel and Spa, a new luxury accommodation option that has resulted from a $16 million addition to the sprawling Mitchelton Winery Estate. A personal project of Gerry Ryan and his son Andrew, the hotel is now set up along the banks of the […]

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Elderton Wines is the Barossa Valley’s newest cellar door experience (VIC)

November 6, 2017

Cameron and Allister Ashmead, co-directors of acclaimed family-owned winery Elderton Wines, have opened a stunning new cellar door on in their Nuriootpa vineyard, gifting the Barossa a warm and inviting addition to the region’s dynamic hospitality scene. What’s more is that the cellar door is fashioned as a Gentleman’s bungalow drawing from the First World […]

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We went to BAM9 in Melbourne last weekend and it was the absolute best

May 16, 2017

The profile of competitive eSports only seems to be growing in Australia with the Intel Extreme Masters drawing a massive crowd in Sydney just a few weeks ago and the ESL continuing to grow by leaps and bounds. These events tend to focus on one of two genres — shooters or strategy — but there is […]

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Terindah Estate open boutique wine bar on their Bellarine Peninsula property (VIC)

February 26, 2017

Peter and Cate Slattery purchased the postcard-worthy Terindah Estate back in 2000, with the vision to create a beautiful food and wine destination worthy of Bellarine Peninsula’s spectacular views. At the start of the summer, Terindah Estate’s new boutique wine bar, The Deck, opened for patrons looking for a new out-of-city escape. The venue is […]

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3-Day Badges for PAX Aus have sold out

September 22, 2016

We hope you got your 3-Day Badges for PAX Aus because they have just sold out.

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Swig & Nibble to make Australian debut at Polperro Wines with Michelin trained chef (VIC)

September 18, 2016

A “Swig & Nibble” may sound like a modest night out but this outdoor dining series, held over three days on the lush grounds of Polperro Winery, sounds like a feast. After seeing success in Manila, Ubud, and Jakarta, the concept event by Bali’s Cuca Restaurant will be making its exclusive Australia debut at the […]

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Lorne Festival of Performing Arts announces 2016 lineup

July 6, 2016

Now in its 6th year, the Festival of Performing Arts (FOPA) has announced the major acts for the three day festival, which will take place from the 2nd to the 4th of September, in the Surf Coast of Lorne, Victoria. Heading the line-up are Tom Gleeson, Denise Scott, and All Our Exes Live in Texas. Started by the Lorne Community Arts […]

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Spotlight on Geelong: Little Creatures and White Rabbit make for a craft beer experience like no other (VIC)

June 23, 2016

With Melbourne but a few hours away, a visit to Geelong doesn’t sound too tempting to the everyday food and beer lover, that is until one realises that the quiet seaside locale is home to the Little Creatures Brewing Village. For fans of the ever-growing craft beer scene in Australia there are few experiences as […]

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Eat’aliano by Pino brings classic Italian to Windsor (Melbourne)

June 20, 2016

With the opening of their brand new restaurant Eat’aliano, restaurateur Alessio Ali and Head Chef Pino Russo have decided to bring a little taste of the Mediterranean to the neighbourhood of Windsor, where Asian cuisine has dominated so far. The pair, who previously worked together at Mascalzone Pizzeria in Williamstown, aim to make their wood-fired pizzas the star […]

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James Viles, Clayton Wells, and Paul Carmichael for huge Winter Masterclass at Lake House (VIC)

May 25, 2016

Victoria’s stunning up-scale hotel Lake House in Daylesford will be hosting a very tempting Winter Masterclass in June when they welcome in three of the most exciting chefs in the country for a curated day of demonstrations and in-depth food discussions. Set against a backdrop painted by the shores of idyllic Lake Daylesford, the one […]

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Hawthorn Arts Centre to present Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince

May 11, 2016

In association with Fremantle based Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, Hawthorn Arts Centre have announced a one off performance of an adaptation of beloved children’s book The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Adapted by Simon Clarke, and directed by Michael Barlow, this acclaimed production of one of the most widely read books in history (and the fourth most […]

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Film Review: Victoria (Germany, 2015)

March 23, 2016

New in films that unexpectedly leave you completely satisfied and slightly breathless: Victoria, a two-hour, one-shot, action-drama from Director Sebastian Schipper. It’s a film that takes you all over the late-night streets of Berlin as the sun slowly creeps up and the fallout from a chance encounter continues to get more and more intense until […]

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Get your hands dirty at the new House of Crabs in St Kilda (Melbourne)

March 3, 2016

Following the success of the original House of Crabs which rests above the Norfolk Hotel in Sydney’s Redfern, the HoC team have opened up another seafood eatery in St Kilda at The Basement within The Newmarket Hotel. Primed to open its doors tomorrow, House of Crabs St Kilda boasts an American-style seafood menu that pays […]

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Golden Age Cinema presents Part One of 2016 Program for Autumn

February 29, 2016

The program for this year’s Golden Age’s Autumn is a whopper! From art, comedy, music, talks, fashion and food – these things come before talking about any of the films. In the last two years, Golden Age have brought a new way of experiencing film. Since opening up a boutique cinema and bar, they have […]

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PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport announces $15 Indulgent Lounge and Swim Package

February 25, 2016

Only a two-minute walk away from both international and domestic terminals, travelers at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport will be able to relax and rejuvenate from their long flights at the PARKROYAL, as the hotel announces an indulgent Lounge and Swim Package for only $15. From April 1, guests will be able to treat themselves to a […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Victoria (Germany, 2015)

June 11, 2015

New in films that unexpectedly leave you completely satisfied and slightly breathless: Victoria, a two-hour, one-shot, action-drama from Director Sebastian Schipper. It’s a film that takes you all over the late-night streets of Berlin as the sun slowly creeps up and the fallout from a chance encounter continues to get more and more intense until […]

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Hothouse’s Young Filmmakers Get Schooled in Documentary

April 28, 2015

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and Victorian Government are teaming up to create the ultimate incubator for emerging documentarians are on the hunt for young Victorians to get involved. Hothouse is a weeklong intensive program for Victorian students in Years 10 to 12, aimed at nurturing creativity and moving image skills. Ten […]

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