Winter is upon us and, though the chillier weather tempts us to hibernate, outside the season stirs the soul like no other. There's something to be said about the crisp alpine air, stopping into cosy cellar doors and sampling some of Victoria's best vinos and witnessing turbulent seas (and whales) while travelling along the Bass Strait. The roads are quieter, the weather is wilder and everything is tinged with soft blue hues — there's no doubt about it, Victorian winters are invigorating. Plus, at the end of a long day, there's nothing quite like getting warm by a crackling fire with a glass of red in hand.
This is the season when the outdoors has an eerie, peaceful calm — and the indoors has never felt sweeter. From hiking through rugged, snow-capped peaks to putting on your warmest winter woollies and sipping on good ol' fashioned fire-water, Victoria is the perfect winter playground. So, start planning your escape from the big city and sink your teeth into all Victoria has to offer — it's time to find your happy space.