Scarred by bushfires, floods and landslides, the stunning Grampians National Park is now enjoying a renaissance.
Ararat is an attractive old goldmining town of about 7500 people located in the foothills of the Pyrenees mountains, 332 metres above sea-level.
Balmoral is a small country service town.
Red gums and relaxation are the modi operandi of this getaway, writes Melanie Ball.
The good times roll in the Grampians when former Olympic track cyclist Shane Kelly goes to his home region for a holiday.
Richard Cornish heads west of Ballarat for a steam rally, an apple man and Old Mount Cole.
The volcanic plains of western Victoria will help settle your appetite for beauty, writes Lee Atkinson.
With its natural beauty and wealth of attractions, it doesn't cost a fortune to enjoy the Garden State, writes Sandy Guy.