#explorevictoria photos & videos

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10 years ago, I dreamt of ultimate freedom. Life took me on some wild twists and turns but I'm here now, absolutely free and wonderfully me ⛰ . . . . . . . . #vanlifediaries #vanlife #freedom #explorevictoria

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Home is where your heart is, so they say. My heart is overflowing everywhere, so I guess my home is everywhere now 🧭🏞 . . . . . . . . . . #vanlife #vanlifediaries #explorevictoria

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Mt Donna Buang Flashback to one of the most gruelling, challenging hikes I’ve done in Victoria. This 13km mountain climb circuit is located 80km from Melb and is often used as a training ground for those taking on Kokoda or overseas mountain summits. We did this walk right after some rainy weather so were pretty much knee deep in mud for the first half of the walk, and then surrounded by snow to reach the summit. The walk involves a 1,100m ascent climb so get ready for the thigh burn. We picked up some sticks along the way to help us climb so make sure to take your hiking poles. #mtdonnabuang #warburton #hikevictoria #explorevictoria #thingstodomelbourne #hikemore

33 minutes ago

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44 minutes ago

MIA . Sorry we’ve been a bit MIA recently! Last weeks of uni are CRAY, resume writing, applying & migraines! My current motto right now is: “YOU GOT THIS!” . . Any other motivational quotes right now would be greatly appreciated! ⬇️

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Still can’t get over how pretty the sky was last night ✨

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Some cool street art right under Clifton Hill Station Underpass 🚉 Discovered this gem all in a sudden coz I never thought there'd be anything photoworthy at a suburban station 😂 📷: @zinazdung #melbourne #victoria #travel #wanderlust #travelgram #travelblogger #exploremelbourne #explorevictoria #cliftonhill #visitmelbourne #visitvictoria #澳大利亚 #墨尔本 #维多利亚 #호주 #멜버른 #빅토리아

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No family vineyard would be complete without a team of furry pals on hand🐾 Based on Luca's trusty assessment we're in for a bumper harvest 😉 🍇⠀ .⠀ Don't forget this weekend we will be reopening the cellar door, if you're in regional VIC we'd love to see you! Doors open SAT & SUN from 12 pm - 5 pm ⏰

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Mount Tarrengower Lookout. #explorevictoria #exploreaustralia

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Happy Friday everyone! For those of you in regional Victoria, enjoy getting out and about again this weekend and enjoy the sights around our beautiful state! Here’s hoping Melbourne’s restrictions will be eased soon too! 🤗 . . . . . #greatoceanroad #friyay #otwaysnationalpark #rainforest #otwayranges #otwayrainforest #visitvictoria #otways #travelgram #explorevictoria #australia #naturephotography #naturelovers #parksvic #australianrainforest #weekendvibes #regionalvictoria

2 hours ago

Out exploring central Victoria again. This was on a backroad near Laanacoorie, old horse drawn chaff cutter #explorevictoria #exploreaustralia

2 hours ago

Friday night vibes ... #unwind #recharge #getaway

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It must be Friday! Today we Meet The Makers of the Cottage at Dunmore, Bec and Angus. 😎⁠ ⁠ They always say life is something that happens whilst you're busy making plans. Bec and Angus bought Dunmore as an opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of city living. What started off as a side project and long-term plan took on a new meaning. Could this be a permanent thing? ⁠ ⁠ ⁠Soon after moving to Dunmore the couple set out to renovate the 1870s cottage into a three bedroom farm stay. The result - an authentic and charming home that embraces its history yet has all the amenities one would expect.⁠ ⁠⁠ We catch up with Bec for a chat about Dunmore, the inspiration behind the cottage and what makes this part of regional Victoria so special. ⁠ ⁠ Drop in and check it out. Link in Bio⁠ ⁠ #exploreyourbackyard ⁠ ⁠ 📸 @marniehawson

3 hours ago

Just a gentle push to subscribe before the next edition. ⁠ ⁠ We have some super exciting news that means it may be a little bit harder to get your hands on a copy in the future. ⁠ ⁠ Don't worry, we are actually going to be printing more. I promise I will spill the beans soon! ⁠ ⁠ It is only $20 for four edition! Link in bio. ⁠ ⁠ #uncovervic #regionalvictoria #ballarat #ballaratliving #ballaratlifestyle #daylesford #ararat #grampians #visitballarat #ballan #westofmelbourne #visitvictoria #pyrenees #smallbusinessvictoria #explorevictoria #wonderlust #goexplore #travelvictoria

4 hours ago

Whilst our human friends were being kept from us, we still had lots of visitors. Back in June, this Australia Fur Seal called Point Roadknight home for a few weeks. 📷 @explorbella [📍 Point Roadknight, Anglesea] . . . . #austalianfurseal #furseal #seal #angleseaadventure #iamanglesea #iamwherestoriesunfold #anglesea #surfcoast #visitsurfcoast #greatoceanroad @visitgreatoceanroad #visitgreatoceanroad #seegor #igersgreatoceanroad #gor #geelong #victoria #visitvictoria #yourhappyspace #explorevictoria #melbourne #australia #seeaustralia #aussiephotos #travelstoke

4 hours ago

We’re so looking forward to this weekend and seeing our wonderful customers again. Sat + Sun 12-2pm and 2-4pm bookings are almost sold out. If you would like to join us for a beautiful $45, 2-course spring lunch please book via the website. We have some indoor seating, and a lovely outdoor al fresco dining area ready for you to enjoy 🍷

4 hours ago

You don't always need fish or meat to have an outer body izakaya experience, Tomorokoshi tempura is simply heaven rolled into a crispy ball... the kind of otsumami (starter ) that makes you question the need for mains 🌟⠀ .⠀ If you haven't locked in dinner plans for this evening there is still space to sneak in an early Kuzu takeaway timeslot, head to the @kuzu .izakaya bio link to see what's available!

4 hours ago

Join us at 4pm on Monday 21st September as we do an Instagram live chat with Marcus Satchell from Dirty Three Wines in Gippsland.⠀ ⠀ Dirty Three Wines is run by passionate winemakers, Marcus and his wife, Lisa, who produce really amazing Pinot Noir from three different dirts or vineyards in South Gippsland; DIRT 1 (Berrys Creek Vineyard ), DIRT 2 (Tilson Vineyard ) and DIRT 3 (Holgates Road Vineyard ).⠀ ⠀ Come along at 4pm with your winemaking and Pinot questions ready to go and learn all you can from Marcus. There isn't much he doesn't know about vineyards, winemaking and Gippsland wines.⠀ ⠀

5 hours ago

Short, steep hike and definitely not for the faint of heart (bridge has no railings and has huge gaps between boards )😱.

5 hours ago

Oh the joy of a beautiful spring garden! How incredibly fortunate we are to call this home. 🏡🍀🌼🌷🌳 And how lovely it is to now have some time to enjoy it ... 😅🥳! ... and look after it! 👍🏻

5 hours ago

Outdoor dining IS BACK at Woodside! We have a handful of tables but you are more than welcome to bring a picnic rug and grab a spot on the grass. . Of course, strict social distancing is still in play but we would love you to stick around and enjoy your Turkish inspired delights! 🇹🇷 . Doors are open for Friday service from 5pm - 8pm tonight and tomorrow! Walk up as well as online pre-orders are welcome 🤗

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Liberty face masks are back in stock! Looking forward to seeing everyone's smiling eyes this weekend! ▪️▪️▪️ 𝗙𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗸𝗶𝗲 & 𝗠𝗮𝗲 𝗢 𝗣 𝗘 𝗡 Fri - Sun: 10am to 5pm Mon - Thur: 10am - 3pm #golocalfirst ▪️▪️▪️ 46 High Street, Trentham 24/7 online www.frankieandmae.com.au 03 5424 1609

6 hours ago

Plan a memorable getaway for just the two of you at Clementine. Contemporary, bright interiors and luxe furnishing, along with an idyllic garden setting, make this the perfect backdrop for a romantic couples escape. What's more, Clementine offers a peaceful yet central location that is within easy walking of Daylesford's town centre. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ***Link in bio***

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Exercise and beautiful lights make for delightful evening walks. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #destinationbc #explorebc #hikebc #explorevancouverisland #vanisle #getoutdoors #trekwest #photooftheday #tourcanada #explorecanada #beautifulbc #picoftheday #beautiful #canadasworld #victoriahype #getoutthere #bcisbeautiful #pnwwonderland #do250 #vanislemag #pnwcollective #ExploreVictoria #yyj #pnwescapes #amazingvancouverisland #pnw #discovervictoria #imagesofcanada #victorianow #explorevancouverisland

7 hours ago

Spring has definitely sprung in the Kiewa Valley. 🌷🌼🌱 With blossom filled trees lining the streets and splashes of spring colour dotting the lush green valley, it is the perfect time to visit.   After what feels like forever…..we are so happy and grateful to be able to share this beautiful part of the world again with our fellow regional Victorians.   With Thursday’s easing of travel restrictions and regional Victorians no longer under Stay at Home orders, we reckon some fresh alpine air, crystal clear rivers and some gorgeous scenery is just the ticket to clear away those iso cobwebs! For our family, friends and visitors from Melbourne, we know you continue to do it really tough. Fingers crossed it won’t be too much longer before restrictions start to ease. To our wonderful, loyal, local customers, who have been so incredibly supportive throughout this horror year, thank you.  Your generosity, your kindness and understanding has meant the world to us. We look forward to seeing you soon and taking you places in this beautiful part of the world. Cheers to better days ahead! 😁👍 . . . #mtbeautytransfers #mtbeautytaxi #visitmtbeauty #brightandsurrounds #seehighcountry #seevictoria #travelvictoria #alburywodongaandsurrounds #sunrise #supportsmallbusiness #supportlocal #abcmyphoto #ig_australia #ig_today #takemetoaustralia #explorevictoria

7 hours ago

I absolutely love waterfalls and Steavenson Falls is no exception! . . . . . #steavensonfalls #marysville #waterfallsofinstagram #obsessedwithwaterfalls #victoriatourism #explorevictoria

8 hours ago

Missing these gorgeous sunsets! Can’t wait for the smoke to clear over this beautiful island. These days are a good reminder of the massive amount of work we have to do to to keep Earth alive 🌱 These are scary times we live in but I’m grateful to live in such a beautiful place. . . . . . . #conservation #marineconservation #saveourseas #explorevictoria #explorebc #canon #canon80d #naturephotography #sunset #salishsea #vancouverisland


Top photos & videos on #explorevictoria

2 days ago

Mystic Beach’s waiting for you 🌿✨⁣ ⁣ There’s a few trailheads on the beautiful 47km Juan de Fuca Marine Trail along the Western Coast of Vancouver Island, BC. But when I heard from my friend about ✨Mystic Beach✨I knew I had to go!⁣ ⁣ This beach has everything you could imagine in the Pacific Northwest! Lush and dense forests, a suspension bridge, a small waterfall and the vast Pacific Ocean in front of you. ⁣ ⁣ And I instantly gravitated to the swing that is created on the trees. It’s not as easy as it looks as it’s a rope swing, not a swing you could easy sit on. I got a huge rope burn playing on the swing but it was so worth it! I love love love the feeling of swinging in the air 🍃⁣ 🎥I made a REEL!🎥 lol but I can’t get it on my feed for some reason so if you want to see some video clips from the beach, please swipe onto my REELS! And support my first reel 😅 ⁣ ✳️TIP: I just put Mystic Beach on Google Maps and it DID NOT lead me to the trailhead 🤪 You have to drive to the China Beach day-use parking lot. From that point, you can go to either China Beach or Mystic Beach 😊 #mysticbeach #juandefucatrail #hellobc #exploreVancouverIsland #explorevictoria #discovercanada

3 days ago

The privilege that comes with visiting such naturally beautiful places should always be paired with the responsibility to better understand and preserve them. It should be the foundation for which all eco-tourism industries are built on. 🌎 . The slightly remote waters off of Port Renfrew have become a focal point for scientific research as funding increases for the study of the critically endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales (S.R.K.W ). . One of the simplest methods for us to collect useful information is to photo identify the whales allowing us to look at the population here as the sum of it’s individuals; their health and changes in life becoming clearer over time. . Continue reading our captains blog here! https://bit.ly/33p1pqD . 📸Matt (matchstick_kid ), Captain . . . . . . . . @tourismvictoriabc @hellobc @tourismvancouverisland @wildrenfrew . #ExploreVictoria #DiscoverVictoriaBC #ExploreBC #ExperienceTheWild #ExploreVI #ExploreVancouverIsland #PNW #SalishSea #CarbonNeutral #SustainableTourism #VanIsleMag #EcoTourism #VancouverIslandGuide #Ocean #WhaleWatching #NatGeoWild #DestinationGreaterVictoria #BeautifulBC #WhaleWatching #HelloBC #Sustainability #DidYouKnow #TourismCounts #BCTourismStrong #BCTourism #WeArePWWA #PortRenfrew #SRKW #Sustainability


Slow down and enjoy the moments with your loved ones. Give (and receive ) extra hugs and cuddles 🥰 … We recently went to Victoria for a few days and went out for a morning walk. A woman stopped us and asked about Markus. She said she spotted his fluffy 🍑 from afar and knew he was a shiba, except he seemed much bigger than hers. She had been following us for a few blocks trying to figure it out 😅. We had a nice chat about shibas and jindos, then went on our separate ways, happy to have connected with another dog owner and exchange some pup stories. #dogmomlife #quietmoments #explorevictoria


Swear I’ve not posted this one before 😳


NEWS! We are opening the garden from this Saturday. While we can't yet share the interior of the house, the garden, gift shop and nursery will be open with a Covid Safe plan. Our temporary hours will be 7 days a week from 12 - 3pm. Come and see this stunning display of Tulipa Saxatilis before it fades! . . . . . #castlemaine #budacastlemaine #budahistorichome #artsandcrafts #artsandcraftsmovement #historicgarden #gardensofthegoldfields #heritageplants #visitcastlemaine #heritagearchitecture #heritagehouse #victorianarchitecture #turnaroundhere #centralvictoria #exploringvictoria #explorevictoria #visitvictoria #victoriaaustralia #castlemainemaldonsurrounds #traditionalartsfair #onehourout #oneandahalfhoursout #travelaroundbendigo #clickforvic

19 hours ago

It’s that season again 🤙🏽 #partywave

2 days ago

So by now you have all surely heard the exciting news, as of midnight restrictions will begin to ease once more! 🍾⠀ ⠀ We have been inundated with booking requests (and we very much appreciate the love ) however we will not be taking any bookings or waitlists for the time being.⠀ ⠀ We absolutely hate to make you wait, but when we do open for service once more we want to make sure that it's for good and that every person to walk through the door receives the absolute best service possible. ⠀ ⠀ Due to our small kitchen, juggling dine-in and takeaway will prove quite a logistical challenge so we'd rather plan it properly and make your first dine-in experience spectacular! (even if that means holding off a little longer )⠀ ⠀ If you would love to get some delicious Japanese Take Away to tide you over, orders will still be available via the @kuzu .izakaya bio link⠀ ⠀ Thank you again for your ongoing support,⠀ ⠀ The Kuzu Crew XO

20 hours ago

❤️🍄 • These were delivered to us at @charlotteandthequail yesterday by @coastal_mushroom . Mesmerizing beauty. • On the menu this week here at Nourish and at our little sis resto, Charlotte & the Quail at the @hcpgardens • 📷💫: @saltymamaskitchen

2 days ago

Broth season is making its way here & we are playing with a full spectrum of recipes - each offing it’s own elixir benefits • This one on the stove is a corn & calendula broth - a simmering of earth’s beauty & bounty. It makes use of the cob cores, creating a deliciously sweet-savoury broth. We are using it as a base for a brown rice risotto showing up on the cafe menu this week. Can you recognize the two other kitchen garden treasures picked to boost the flavour? 🍃💫 • Keep your eyes open for our broth bundles. They will be stocked in the market freezers & available online ordering for the fall and winter. ANNNNNND We will be announcing a virtual gathering to share & discuss the magic & making of veg & bone broths. Give us a 🙌 in the comments below if you are wanting to join - we will DM you a discount code to use when the session goes live on our site in October 🙌🙌🙌 • 📷: action shot taken by @saltymamaskitchen