Sick of the city and the suburbs? Craig Mathieson suggests 10 day trips from Melbourne to put the spring back in your step.
IT DOESN'T seem that long ago that on any weekend you could have fired the proverbial cannon down Eildon's main street without hitting anything, apart from an innocent local on the way to the milk bar.
The regions devastated by Black Saturday are in recovery and visitors are welcome back.
Sue Wallace explores Ballarat, Bendigo and Castlemaine, finding trinkets, quirky cafes and other curiosities.
Small service town in the Victorian wheatbelt.
Pyramid Hill is a small town of around 500 people which is named after an adjacent hill. It is located in a wheat-growing area 252 km north of Melbourne via Bendigo and 18 km north-east of Durham Ox which is located on the Loddon Valley Highway 84 km north of Bendigo. The Pyramid Hill Rd continues in a north-easterly direction and eventually joins the Murray Valley Highway at a point about 5 km south-east of Cohuna. There is an hotel, a caravan park and a golf club.
The eureka moments come fast for Anthony Dennis as he discovers a treasury of food, wine and historic buildings in the Goldfields of Victoria
Craig Tansley flies a plane, wakeboards and kayaks during a fast-paced weekend break.
Sandy Guy tries her hand at gold prospecting with a metal detector and has a golden moment.