Mornington Peninsula.

Doorstep destinations

If long-haul seems like a chore, there's a wealth of wonderful attractions just a short ride from Sydney and Melbourne, writes Anthony Dennis.

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Sunset over Alpine National Park.

High plains trail seekers

Dugald Jellie leaves resort life behind for the solitude and adventure of cross-country skiing in Victoria's wilderness.

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House at Smoko

The House At Smoko

You reach Smoko, in the beautiful Ovens Valley, just before Harrietville.

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Cheap thrills ... the Brambuk Cultural Centre.

The best things in life

With its natural beauty and wealth of attractions, it doesn't cost a fortune to enjoy the Garden State, writes Sandy Guy.

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Melbourne Street Art Tours

Outside the Xbox

For the notoriously difficult to impress, Lee Atkinson recommends ghost tours, adventure and urban grit.

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