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Daylesford & The Macedon Ranges

Picnic perfection: hamper heaven at the beach.

Australia

Wicker ways: top picnic spots

The Tripologist Shake out the picnic rug and raid the fridge - because when the sun is shining, nothing beats a picnic.

Victoria

Spotted by locals: Arabella Ramsay's Macedon Ranges

Arabella Ramsay

Julietta Jameson The Melbourne designer returns to her Kyneton roots for a weekend spent rediscovering the local gems on the region.

Victoria

Victoria's own Manhattan

Frangos & Frangos, Daylesford.

This is one tourist town an hour from Melbourne, with style and substance, writes Wendy Squires.

Victoria

Misty mountain home

Braeside B&B

Lush natural surroundings and small-town charm are delights, writes Kristin Lee.

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Special features

Places in the heart: Gary Mehigan

Gary Mehigan.

Celebrity chef and TV host Gary Mehigan came to Australia on a working holiday and stayed. Australia has transformed him, he says.

Photo galleries

Australia's top 10 hotel spas

Hotel spas

In this era of jet lag, back-to-back meetings and 24-hour technology, the hotel spa has never been more important to the global business traveller. Here are top of the best.

Victoria's best boutique hotels

Chateau Yering. Chateau Yering is the only Victorian property to be a member of the prestigious Relais et Chateaux group. There's a residential spa, billiards room, indoor spa pool, tennis court and even fly fishing on the lake.

Check in and get comfortable at some of the best boutique hotels in country Victoria.

Travellers Tips

Victoria

Stay the night

Open house ... Boroka Downs.

David Reyne finds some cosy lodgings, from coastal getaways with open fires to inner-city Italian chic.

Map of Daylesford & The Macedon Ranges

Travel News

Avalon Airport axes ad over criticism it made light of domestic violence

The advertisement as seen on Avalon Airport's Facebook page.

5:29pm | Victoria's Avalon Airport has been forced to ditch its new advertising campaign after being accused of making light of domestic violence.

UK tourist recounts 'hellish' time in Sri Lanka over Buddha tattoo

10:09am | A 37-year-old British nurse has recounted her "hellish" experience in Sri Lanka after she was arrested and sent to a deportation centre for sporting a Buddha tattoo deemed offensive by authorities.

Stowaway reportedly eyed Africa

9:05am | As relatives make themselves scarce after a 15-year-old Santa Clara boy survived a flight from San Jose to Maui in a jetliner's wheel well over the weekend, Hawaiian media have reported the boy may have been trying to get to his mother in Africa.

Hang onto your seat: it's gondola be an after-dark ride to thrill

JASON DOWLING | First we had the illuminated Melbourne Star wheel for a spin after dark - next may be a midnight ride to Arthurs Seat on new multimillion-dollar gondola.

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