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  • Two's Ordinary, Three's Not a Crowd at QT's Throuples-Friendly Valentine's Day Dinners Around Australia

    Book a table for three on February 14 and you’ll score free oysters at most QT hotels around the country — or you might win a sleepover for three.

  • Rydges Melbourne Is Getting a Huge Makeover Complete with Refreshed Rooms and a New Rooftop Terrace

    Relaunching this autumn, the new-look hotel will feature 370 rooms and apartments, plus a hefty collection of event spaces.

  • Hilltop Hoods, Mashd N Kutcher and Sampa the Great Will Headline Ability Fest's Hefty 2023 Program

    Also hitting Birrarung Marr for Dylan Alcott's fully accessible music festival: Paris, Meg Mac, DZ Deathrays and more.

  • Ugly Vodka Is the Innovative New Booze Brand Turning Imperfect Apples Into a Sustainable Sip

    This nifty new drink hails from the minds at 80proof Liquor and music festival crew Untitled Group.

  • The Yarra Valley's Levantine Hill Estate Is Getting a New $20-Million Fender Katsalidis-Designed Hotel

    The boutique accomodation will feature 33 rooms decked out with private spas and fully stocked wine fridges.

  • Raise a Glass: Melbourne Was Just Named One of the Five Best Drinking Cities in the World

    According to drinks publication 'Punch', the Victorian capital is among the world's most travel-worthy drinking destinations for 2023.

  • Game, Set, Feast: Here's Which Chefs and Restaurants Are Popping Up at the 2023 Australian Open

    Come for the tennis, stay for top-notch eats by Supernormal, Stokehouse, Nomad and more.

  • Coming Soon: The Ritz-Carlton Is Opening a Luxe 80-Storey Hotel in Melbourne's CBD

    On track to open in March 2023, the towering hotel will boast a sky-high pool, 257 rooms, and a culinary offering led by Michael Greenlaw and Mark Best.

  • Melbourne Is Now Home to a Colourful Mini Parthenon Replica Called 'Temple of Boom'

    Add a visit to the NGV to your next Melbourne trip — the structure will be adorned with continually changing murals by local artists, and play host to a program of gigs and events.

  • Australia's Most Stunning New Venues Have Been Named in the 2022 Eat Drink Design Awards

    A tiny music-listening bar, a sleek laneway restaurant and an airport cafe are among the country's most stylish new hospitality venues.

  • Vengaboys, Whigfield and N-Trance Are Coming Down Under in 2023 for a Huge Throwback Pop Tour

    The Vengabus is comin' — this time, for Vengaboys' 25th anniversary.

  • The MCG Is Turning One of Its Private Boxes Into a Hotel Suite for One Night Only

    This VIP package coincides with the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 — and includes a once-in-a-lifetime sleepover at one of the world's most iconic sports grounds.

  • Helena Hauff, Four Tet and Nightmares on Wax Will Headline Pitch Music & Arts' 2023 Camping Fest

    Get set for four days of sonic treats, plus a smorgasbord of art and installations, in the foothills of the Grampians.

  • Electro Duo Peking Duk Just Launched Their Own Non-Alcoholic Beer with the Minds at Sobah

    The booze-free sip will be available to buy online — but only for a limited time.

  • Four Pillars' 2022 Christmas Gin Is On Its Way So You Can Get Drunk on Pud with Nan

    Back for another year, the annual release sees Christmas puddings distilled with spicy botanicals to create a truly festive tipple.

  • A Melbourne Barista Has Been Named Australia's Coffee-Making Champion of 2022

    Axil's Anthony Douglas has been crowned the country's best barista — now he'll compete against the rest of the world in the global championship this month.

  • This New Tiny Home Features a Stargazing Platform and Will Pop-Up in Three Different Victorian Regions

    Set to hit Gippsland, the Grampians and the Great Ocean Road, 'Stella' features a luxe shower, a roll-out stargazing sleep platform and eats by Alejandro Saravia.

  • Victoria's Newest Hot Springs Will Open in October — and It's Taking Bookings From Next Week

    Keen to soak and soothe on your next Victorian getaway? The Peninsula Hot Springs crew is opening Metung Hot Springs, East Gippsland's new geothermal bathing paradise.

  • The Lume's Next Multi-Sensory Digital Exhibition Will Showcase Monet and His Contemporaries

    From October, Melbourne's digital gallery is diving into the French Impressionist era with the multi-sensory 'Monet & Friends Alive'.

  • Melbourne's 48h Pizza e Gnocchi Bar Was Just Crowned the Best Pizzeria in the Asia Pacific

    The South Yarra eatery has earned a spot among the upper crust of the pizza elite — and now it'll head to Naples to compete against the rest of the world.

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