Car hire in Melbourne and Victoria

Victoria is a diverse state with a multitude of attractions in both Melbourne and the state’s regional areas. When it comes to getting around, public transport isn’t always able to take you everywhere, and it may not always be convenient.  So if you come to Victoria without your own vehicle, hiring a car is a… Continue reading Car hire in Melbourne and Victoria

The Wotif grid is back

Wotif was established during 2000 in Australia as an online hotel booking service. It was bought by United States travel giant Expedia during late 2014. Up until recently, what set Wotif apart from other online booking and comparison service was its grid or matrix of hotel prices and availability.  Many other competing services required a… Continue reading The Wotif grid is back

The 12 Days of Christmas in Victoria

With Christmas just around the corner, here is our version of the timeless carol “The Twelve Days of Christmas“. On the 12th day of Christmas, Victoria gave to me… …12 famous apostles The 12 Apostles are Victoria’s most famous coastal attraction consisting of towering limestone stacks near Port Campbell on the Great Ocean Road. However,… Continue reading The 12 Days of Christmas in Victoria

How to get to Phillip Island from Melbourne

Phillip Island is one of Victoria’s most popular tourist destinations. It is well-known for its famous penguin parade, large fur seal colony,  native wildlife, exciting racing at the island’s Grand Prix circuit, its scenic coastline, quaint fishing villages, beautiful beaches, outdoor dining, and so much more. The island’s reasonably close proximity to Melbourne makes it… Continue reading How to get to Phillip Island from Melbourne

Queensland Vs. Victoria for shopping hours

As highlighted in our post from last year, Queensland Vs. Victoria for Summer Holidays in the Sun, visitors enjoy several hours of extra daylight in the evening when choosing to holiday in Victoria during summer rather than in Queensland. Extra daylight is not the only thing visitors to Victoria enjoy more of. Queensland has some… Continue reading Queensland Vs. Victoria for shopping hours

Experience the history and heritage of Victoria’s Gold Rush era

Melbourne and the state of Victoria boomed in the 1850s after an influx of people from around the world entered the region to try their hand at winning big in the gold rush. In fact, in 1852 more immigrants leaving Britain purchased tickets to Melbourne than to any other destination around the world. While the… Continue reading Experience the history and heritage of Victoria’s Gold Rush era

6 must see attractions for kids in Melbourne

Melbourne is a magic city for a fun and family friendly holiday. It’s easy to get around, there are loads to see and do and the kids will be delighted by the novelty of travelling around on the vintage trams. There’s also lots of budget accommodation and fantastic cheap eats, so a holiday in Melbourne… Continue reading 6 must see attractions for kids in Melbourne

Queensland Vs. Victoria for summer holidays in the sun

Many have the impression that the perfect example of an Australian summer beach holiday is spending time in Queensland with family or friends. However, for those that love the daylight, your number one choice during summer should really be Victoria. With Queensland not observing daylight saving time, and being closer to the equator which ensures… Continue reading Queensland Vs. Victoria for summer holidays in the sun

Environmentally friendly accommodation in Victoria

It’s now becoming easier when staying or holidaying in Victoria to ensure that your activities impact as little as possible on the environment. By selecting environmentally friendly accommodation, you can do your bit to reduce waste and conserve the resources of our planet. Ecotourism Australia provides certification for tourism operators that are environmentally, socially and… Continue reading Environmentally friendly accommodation in Victoria

Chasing the sun in Victoria

Despite the small size of Victoria compared to other states in Australia, there can be significant variations between the lengths of days, sunrise and sunset times, and actual periods of sunshine. Do you like things early?  Then Mallacoota is the place to be. Of all the towns in Victoria, it has the earliest sunrise at… Continue reading Chasing the sun in Victoria