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HOLES-IN-ONE AND A WHOLE LOT MORE
OLF lovers can ace a hole-in-one on
and off the course in vibrant Victoria.
From Melbourne's famed
sandbelt courses, to beachside fairways on
the Mornington and Bellarine Peninsulas,
Victoria boasts some of the nation's best golf
Many of the more than 370 courses are
architect-designed, award winning, host
major tournaments which have attracted
the likes of Tiger Woods, Jason Day and
Greg Norman and are just a short drive from
Kingston Heath, Royal Melbourne and
Huntingdale need no introduction to the
bucket lists of Aussie golfers.
Regional courses have mountains, lakes,
rivers and ocean serving as stunning
But there is so much more than birdies and
bogeys in Australia's sporting and cultural
capital with food, wine, art, shopping, nature
and a year-round program of major events
within easy reach of stunning greens and
No golf trip to Victoria would be complete
without experiencing the multitude of ways
to unwind off the course, be it spa treatment,
wine tasting, sightseeing or fine dining.
The Mornington Peninsula - home to 14
courses within an hour's drive of Melbourne
including Moonah Links, National Golf Club
and St Andrews - is also one of Australia's
great cool climate wine regions.
Award winning chardonnay, pinot noir
and fresh produce complements the region’s
stunning natural beauty, beaches and
About 200 vineyards, many with cellar
doors, dot the diverse destination with
beachside Portsea and Sorrento drawing day
trippers from Melbourne and holiday makers
from near and far.
Montalto at Red Hill South boasts a Chef's
Hat restaurant, sculpture walk and five star
Halliday wine rating.
Nearby Port Phillip Estate also has a
top Halliday rating and is an architectural
landmark as well as a great wine destination.
Ten Minutes by Tractor at Main Ridge has
a Two Hatted restaurant overlooking three
Jackalope Hotel in Merricks North has
won rave reviews since opening early this
The AFL Grand Final will be played at the MCG on September 30
but Victoria will be gripped by finals fever the entire month for
matches in Melbourne.
PHILLIP ISLAND MOTOGP:
The fastest men on two wheels take over picturesque Phillip Island
Motorcycle Circuit from October 20-22 with fans flocking from
around the world to see the speed machines in action.
PHILLIP ISLAND FAIRY PENGUIN PARADE:
Hundreds of tiny penguins emerge from the water every evening
and waddle their way past the equally enchanted young and young
at heart. Visitors should arrive before dusk.
SPRING RACING CARNIVAL:
Fun, fashion and sport collide as horse racing takes over
Melbourne in October and November. The Melbourne Cup is on
November 6 with other races in the city and country.
BOXING DAY TEST:
An iconic fixture on the Australian sporting calendar gets even
bigger this summer with Australia to host England in an Ashes Test
at the MCG from December 26-30.
CADEL EVANS GREAT OCEAN ROAD RACE:
Honouring the Tour de France winner from Victoria's Barwon
Heads, this fast growing event draws elite riders from around the
world. Races from Geelong along the coast and back each January.
AUSTRALIAN OPEN TENNIS:
The greatest tennis stars on earth serve up excitement at the
Australian Grand Slam renowned for its happy vibe, music and
entertainment. Two weeks of action from January 15-28.
AUSTRALIAN FORMULA ONE GRAND PRIX:
The glitz and glamour of Formula One roars into Melbourne for the
first race of the season at Albert Park March 22-25. All eyes will be
on Aussie Daniel Ricciardo.
RIP CURL PRO:
Beautiful Bells Beach plays host to professional surfers from
around the world chasing big waves and glory at the Rip Curl Pro
Hot air balloon in the Yarra Valley
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year with 46 luxury rooms set on a pristine
vineyard, destination dining at Doot Doot
Doot and a cellar door.
Peninsula Hot Springs at Fingal provides
the perfect potion after a long day on the
fairways with bathing and spa treatments
seven days a week.
And Paringa Estate, with its Chef's hat
restaurant at Red Hill South, was Halliday's
Australian Winery of the year in 2007.
Melbourne's amazing Attica restaurant
was recently ranked 32nd best in The World's
50 Best Restaurant awards but many of the
state's best eateries are outside the capital,
along with hidden gems and a slower pace.
Upscale Brae at Birregurra is a perfect
Ranked 44th in the same prestigious list,
the restaurant and luxury guest suites on a
farm 90 minutes west of Melbourne offer the
perfect culinary stop en route to the Great
Brae's multi-course degustation ''tasting
menu'' offers a produce-driven feast ofthe
best seasonal fare in spectacular surrounds.
Fen, at the end of the Great Ocean Road
in picturesque Port Fairy, has also become a
happy hunting ground for food aficionados.
The Great Ocean Road is a tourism mecca
with beachside Lorne, Anglesea and Torquay
among its most popular attractions.
The region welcomes the world's best male
and female cyclists every January for the
Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race from
Geelong waterfront to Barwon Heads, the
Surf Coast, Bells Beach and back.
Golfers playing the likes of Thirteenth
Beach, Barwon Heads and Curlewis will find
plenty to do in the Bellarine and Geelong
region, be it chilled out coastal towns or food,
wine and ocean views at the likes of Jack
Daylesford, less than an hour's drive
north-west of Melbourne is spa country –
promising relaxed indulgence.
North East Victoria is home to the wine
regions of Rutherglen, King Valley and the
unmissable gold rush town of Beechworth
with its upscale restaurant Provenance,
Bridge Road Brewers and Beechworth Bakery.
The Yarra Valley is one of Australia’s
best wine regions and lures fine diners to
Healesville Hotel and Eleonores at Chateau
Culinary delights also await visitors to
the Royal Mail Hotel in the foothills of the
Grampians, Stefanos on the Murray River
at Mildura and so many more of Victoria's
Regardless of how you strike the ball on
Victoria's world class courses, there are plenty
of other ways to relax, unwind and enjoy.
Come for the golf, stay for the experience
and leave with long-lasting, happy memories.
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