From city staycations to a plethora of chic country and coastal retreats, Victorians looking for a short break are spoilt for choice.
National Gallery of Victoria's Director, Tony Ellwood shares his favourite getaway spot.
Long known for its folk festival, Port Fairy is increasingly celebrated for its food scene.
Whatever it is that denotes style and that certain chic, Melbourne has it in spades.
In a state blessed with more appealing and accessible regions than any other in Australia, the Dandenongs, have tended to be the "Daggynongs". But as Anthony Dennis finds out, there's absolutely nothing daggy about Beechmont Garden Retreat.
There was the occasional thought of sabotaging his cheery fellow cyclists, but there was also a sense of accomplishment and healing.
The whole experience, from waking up to beautiful birdsong and luxury to cosy nightcaps by the fire, was just gorgeous.
Discover the essence of Japanese food, art, expertise and culture in the streets of Melbourne.
It may be home to the nation's capital of 'cool', but there is more to beautiful Victoria than inner-city cafes and live music. Head to the High Country for wine tasting; get indulgent in Daylesford with a luxury boutique stay; take a rejuvenating dip in the Murray River; or tap into Victoria's history at the Goldfields. Where ever you head, Victoria is a boundless playground to explore.