Victoria — it’s a wonderful slice of earth that’s beautiful with sweeping coastlines, abundant wildlife, and incredible wineries. There are pristine beaches, lush parks, sparkling lakes, and cool mountains, all along this Australian East Coast. It sounds like a dream, but it’s real and it’s about to transform into something even more spectacular this winter.

Victoria is going to turn itself into a playground of amazing eats, spectacular shows, the trippiest tunes, and the most captivating art.

But be prepared to not just watch Victoria come alive. Instead be part of these amazing events as the Garden State turns into a winter wonderland of all that is weird, wondrous, and wild.

Vue Grand

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Here’s something that will get you singing “Food! Glorious Food!” This hotel with a grand dining room will definitely have you salivating with each scent, plating, and bite. As if their regular service isn’t enough, the Vue Grand is having a couple of posh events that will get those taste buds bursting with excitement.

Grand Afternoon Tea

foodGone are the days when afternoon tea or high tea was only for the elite. Today everyone can have a stylish high tea, taking your time to have the full experience, savouring the refined flavours of tea and treats, and (in the Vue Grand) all in the majestic architecture of the Grand Dining Room.

Expect to be served a glass of sparkling water or Pimms when you arrive, and sit down to a beautiful spread of savoury and sweet treats. Feel indulgence wash over as you sip on a perfect cuppa while listening to the gentle notes of the Grand Piano.

Did you miss it last month? No worries, it’s a monthly event so you can gussy up in that tea party attire and relive the indulgence over and over again.

Chef’s Table Winter Lunches

deliciousIf you’re going to end up as someone’s “guinea pig”, then it might as well be for a tasty experiment. Jesse and the rest of the Vue Grand chefs welcome you this winter for a night filled with some old time favourites (maybe with a twist), and some out of this world recipes — whatever their heart tells them to make.

Beat the biting cold with great food that’s sure to warm you from stomach to heart, and experience the best of what these amazing chefs have to offer.

Dates: 2 Aug 2015 – 9 Aug 2015

Address: 46 Hesse St, Queenscliff, VIC, 3225

Phone: 03 5258 1544

Email: [email protected]


GLOW Winter Arts Festival

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For the second year in a row, the Glow Winter Arts Festival is back with a spectacular line up of roving performances, live music, cinema, comedy, installations and more.

Lace up those skates and flip, twirl, and glide in the rink, as you should during winter. Laugh the winter blues away with punchline after punchline from some of Australia’s most hilarious comedians. Have the perfect combination of food and film at a pop-up outdoor food mecca and cinema. Tickle your senses with rotating programs of dance classes, live music, roving performers, and projections. Enjoy everything that is cultural and fun including poetry slams (spoken word), block parties, exhibitions, and even cabaret.

Phone: 8290 7000


And there you have it! A couple of must-see events that’ll turn Victoria into your very own Winter Wonderland. Have you been to last year’s GLOW or Vue Grand events? Let us know in the comments!

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