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Reasons why we’re packing our bags and moving to Melbourne – Food & Drink!

If you like a city that stands out, stays up and sleeps in, you’ve come to the right place. Mix it with locals and visitors from across the world in back alleys and beer gardens, rooftop bars and hole-in-the-wall restaurants. Take a detour through winding laneways, discover the city’s creative heart, and then resurface to brunch it with the best of them at breezy cafes from St Kilda to Brunswick. Melbourne is the perfect base for your grand Aussie adventure.

We’ve picked our top places to eat and drink in Melbourne… *packs bags and moves out*

The Food

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7 day road trip: The best of Victoria!

Cover Victoria’s highlights in 7 days! Coastal drives along the Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles, bushwalking in the Grampians and gold panning in Ballarat. You may or may not hit gold but this road trip will leave you enriched.

Day 1 – Melbourne to the Yarra Valley

Drive time: 1 hr
Yarra Valley

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5 day road trip: Victoria’s Southern Coast!

From waddling little penguins, cute Koalas and playful seals in Phillip Island to hearing the sand squeak at Squeaky Beach cover everything the state of Victoria has to offer in 5 days.

Day 1 – Melbourne to Phillip Island

Drive time: 1 hr and 30 mins

After spending some time exploring Melbourne it’s time to hit the road for Phillip Island. Home to little penguins, playful seals, sleepy koalas and pristine beaches, the tiny island is full of amazing experiences.

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3 day road trip: A long weekend in Victoria’s high country!

Don’t have much time in Victoria? That’s a shame but hey, you can still hit the road and discover what the region has to offer beyond Melbourne. Here is our ultimate 3 day road trip…

Day 1 – Melbourne to Beechworth

Drive time: 3 hrs

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Turn your world upside down this World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day (4 February) aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by bringing cancer to the front of people’s minds.

STA Travel and Teenage Cancer Trust want you to show your support by turning your world upside down and donating.

1. Share a photo of yourself doing a handstand on Facebook or Instagram
2. Challenge your friends and family to do the same
3. Hashtag #WorldCancerDay
4. Donate to Teenage Cancer Trust at

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