Pop-rock chanteuse Ella Hooper returns to her High Country heartland for a girls' weekend exploring the villages and towns of the Strathbogie Ranges and beyond.
On the Hume Highway, Richard Tulloch finds the diversions matter more than the final destination.
Melanie Ball is easily buttered-up with lip-smacking dining at a former dairy.
Alfredo "Freddy" La Spina, from Brunswick East's hip Bar Idda and Fitzroy's Bar Paradiso is a high-country fan for life.
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.
Dugald Jellie leaves resort life behind for the solitude and adventure of cross-country skiing in Victoria's wilderness.
You reach Smoko, in the beautiful Ovens Valley, just before Harrietville.
Anthony Noack braves a tricky ascent, unpredictable weather and an old knee injury to climb Victoria's highest peak.
Not just for skiing, Victoria's north-eastern corner features scenic mountains and lakes perfect for hiking, cycling or scenic driving. Fuel up on locally produced food and there's also some great wineries.