Booking accommodation direct – is it really cheaper?

Over the last few years, there has been a push in the Australian travel and tourism industry to encourage travellers to book their accommodation directly with the property owner or manager, rather than through an online booking agent. The advantages in doing so include: Cheaper rates Dealing directly with the provider makes it easier to… Continue reading Booking accommodation direct – is it really cheaper?

How to get to Wilsons Promontory from Melbourne

Wilsons Promontory is a peninsula at the southernmost tip of of Victoria that is surrounded by water on three sides and extends into Bass Strait. The Wilsons Promontory National Park covers around 50,000 hectares of this peninsula, consisting of stunning granite mountain peaks, beautiful beaches, lakes, forests and gullies.  It is home to a large… Continue reading How to get to Wilsons Promontory from Melbourne

Staying overnight at Melbourne Airport

Melbourne Airport is Australia’s second busiest airport, transporting over 33 million passengers per year.  It is currently Victoria’s only international airport and is located at Tullamarine – 21 kilometres by road from Melbourne’s CBD. A very convenient advantage of Melbourne Airport is that the international terminal (T2) and all of the domestic terminals (T1, T3… Continue reading Staying overnight at Melbourne Airport

How to get to the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne

The Great Ocean Road is one of Australia’s most iconic coastal drives. It covers around 240 kilometres between Torquay in the east and the outskirts of Warrnambool in the west. The journey along the Great Ocean Road passes through several coastal holiday towns and showcases the natural beauty of this part of Victoria including rugged… Continue reading How to get to the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne

How to get to The Grampians from Melbourne

The Grampians is one of Victoria’s most popular natural attractions. Located north-west of Melbourne, it encompasses a huge national park which surrounds a series of mountain ranges. Visitors can explore many walking tracks including the Grampians Peak Trail, enjoy panoramic views from lookouts, and visit several lakes and waterfalls. It is a great place to… Continue reading How to get to The Grampians from Melbourne

Caravans and motorhomes in Victoria

Some travellers seek holidays where they can truly charter their own destiny and who want to take their accommodation with them as they travel around Victoria. Caravans, campervans and motorhomes are an ideal option for this purpose. Caravans A caravan is a mobile home on a trailer, towed behind a vehicle. It is equipped with… Continue reading Caravans and motorhomes in Victoria

Accommodation in Victoria for disabled or mobility impaired travellers

If you or your family have mobility impairments, there are a number of accommodation options throughout Victoria that may suit your needs. Hotels and motels are often able to cater for disabled and wheelchair-bound visitors thanks to their modern layout, lifts and the use of ramps instead of stairs.  A growing number of larger hotels,… Continue reading Accommodation in Victoria for disabled or mobility impaired travellers

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

Dog-friendly holiday accommodation

Did you know that in Australia, there are more pets than people? Pets are very important to people in today’s society. Among other things, they provide companionship and positively influence the lives of their owners and families. When it comes to dogs, Australians love their canine friends. In fact, 39% of households across the nation… Continue reading Dog-friendly holiday accommodation

How to get to Melbourne’s city centre from Melbourne Airport

Melbourne Airport, also known as Tullamarine Airport, is located 19 kilometres north-west of Melbourne‘s central business district.  Once your flight lands at the airport, there are a number of transport options for getting to the city centre. By bus: SkyBus operates a fleet of clean and comfortable airport buses which travel express from Melbourne Airport… Continue reading How to get to Melbourne’s city centre from Melbourne Airport