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Yarra Valley & Dandenong 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

Weekend Away: Yarra Glen

Balgownie

Sue Wallace is smitten by the little quirks and comforts of idyllic Yarra Glen.

Holiday ideas

The big chill: embrace or escape

Skier in bikini

From sun-filled sojourns to log fire retreats, Belinda Jackson reveals the hottest last-minute winter holidays.

Victoria

Cathedral Valley Farm

Cathedral Valley

Smartly created by a makeover of an original 1961 kit home, this two-wing house is suited for a two-family stay.

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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 Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges

Travel News

Fuel pump fault causes Qantas A380 to turn back mid-flight

qantas

GOYA DMYTRYSHCHAK 12:05pm | A Qantas flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne was forced to turn back mid-air because of a fuel pump fault.

I know this great little place: Roberta Sudbrack

NINA KARNIKOWSKI | When Roberta Sudbrack opened her self-titled restaurant in Rio, she brought to her kitchen the skills learnt from seven years' cooking at Brazil's presidential palace and her love of organic produce.

Frequent Flyer: Simon Westcott

JANE REDDY | Simon Westcott is the owner and chief executive LUXE City Guides.

Traveller letters: Thanks for the disloyalty, Qantas

An experience that reinforces last week's comment that Qantas does not care about its loyal Frequent Flyer members.

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