Castlemaine: an emerging food destination
The former gold mining village of Castlemaine has long been known for its historic charm and, more recently, as a creative and artistic hub. Adding to its appeal, Castlemaine is rapidly developing a reputation as an emerging foodie hotspot.
New wining and dining hotspots
We profile two hotspots in new emerging inner city precinct Windsor and new laneway bar 24 Moons, plus St Ali opens for dinner.
Thread Den stitches up a new sister in Fitzroy
Melbourne's hip do-it-yourself sewing lounge Thread Den has opened a new shop and sewing lounge in the inner city suburb of Fitzroy.
Meet a rhino - then help save the species - at Werribee Open Range Zoo
The Werribee Open Range Zoo launches new experience Rhinos Revealed, plus four super-cute Sumatran tiger cubs make their public debut at Melbourne Zoo.
Under the Radar
Our new monthly round up of 'hidden gems' - quirky and interesting new discoveries as well as creative people, products and events that might have escaped your notice.
High Country food and wine update: winter cooking classes at Rinaldo’s; new wine bar in Beechworth
Chef Adam Pizzini launches new program of cooking classes at Rinaldo's Casa Cucina in Wangaratta and Wardens of Beechworth opens new wine bar.
Melbourne accommodation update
Crown Metropol opens, final stage of the Grand Hyatt's refurbishment under way and the Westin launches their Make a Green Choice initiative.
New tree top adventure experience in Dandenong Ranges
Trees Adventure, a new treetop obstacle course, has opened in the heart of Victoria's much-loved Dandenong Ranges.
Diggin’ Melbourne: a tour guide for vinyl record lovers
Melbourne has one of the largest number of vinyl record stores per head in the world - and now there's a map to prove it.
Tonia Todman opens B & B and cooking school in Daylesford
After moving to the Macedon Ranges three years ago, TV personality, interior designer and author Tonia Todman has opened a new luxury B & B, Highbank, in Kyneton.
New Mildura product: Endota Spa Mildura opens on ‘Feast Street’; Quest Mildura opens
Mildura's Langtree Avenue, known as 'Feast Street' by locals, has a reputation for sophisticated dining but its newest resident; Endota Spa Mildura, has just added a spot of indulgence to the menu.
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