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VICTORIA

Discover the secrets of Victoria’s High Country.

Rostrevor Hop Gardens is one of the oldest continuously operating hop farms in the world. HPA is proud to share its history with new and seasoned brewers on our farm tours. But we’re not just farmers, we’re also passionate ambassadors for our region, and highly recommend you take a little extra time to see Victoria’s High Country.

The conditions that make Rostrevor Hop Gardens perfect for growing hops also make Victoria’s High Country a world-class tourist destination. Eat, drink, play and stay your way along the flowing river and rich valleys before making your way back to Melbourne.

EAT

Wind your way through some delicious dining options in Victoria’s High Country, from cheerful cafes and classic pubs to trending breweries and top-notch restaurants before making your way back to Melbourne. Here’s just a few of our favourites:

Breakfast

Beechworth Bakery – all day breakfast at Australia’s best bakery.

Blynzz Cofee – the perfect roast in a relaxing atmosphere at Beechworth.

Cumulus Inc – European-style dishes in Melbourne’s famous art and fashion district.

Higher Ground – innovative fare and speciality coffee in a Melbourne venue that’s not quite a café, not quite a restaurant.

Pocket Full of Rye – artisan sourdough bakehouse in Bright.

Lunch

Butchers Diner – a perfect no-frills venue where you can put away a burger made with aged beef or snack on skewers.

Fancy Hanks – Melbourne’s favourite American-style BBQ joint.

Granite Café – freshly made sandwiches in Beechworth.

Ox and Hound – French fare in a cosy space at Beechworth.

Tomahawks – food, booze and good times in Bright.

Dinner

Chin Chin – Thai-inspired dishes served in a loud and lively atmosphere in Melbourne.

Empire Hotel – a welcoming space with a range of boutique beers and ciders in Beechworth.

Imperial Hotel – modern Australian pub grub on a Melbourne rooftop.

The Press Room – Spanish-inspired tapas featuring seasonal produce in Beechworth.

Provenance – award-winning food with a focus on seasonal awareness in the old Bank of Australasia in Beechworth.

Walker Bros Wine Bar – a fresh space with a friendly atmosphere in Bright.

DRINK

Taste some of Australia’s most acclaimed beer, wine, cider and gin in one of the most spectacular places on earth before making your way back to Melbourne. Here’s just a few of our favourites:

Boilermaker House – malt whisky and craft beer in Melbourne.

Bridge Road Brewers – beer from scratch served with fresh pretzels and pizza.

Bright Brewery – great value meals and mountain crafted beer.

Eldorado Road – a memorable wine experience in an intimate tasting room.

The Local Taphouse – multi-award winning neighbourhood tavern celebrating the best in craft beer, local wine and spirits, and food in St Kilda.

Moon Dog Brewery – a tropical brewery bar paradise in Abbotsford.

Mountain Goat Brewery – a spacious bar in Richmond.

Reed and Co Distillery – a family owners and operated distillery in Bright with a neighbourhood bar vibe.

Stomping Ground – a welcoming space in Collingwood inspired by the great beer halls of Europe.

Two Birds Brewery – Australia’s first female owned brewery in Spotswood.

PLAY

You don’t have to travel far to find amazing experiences in Victoria. There’s everything from artisan markets, world class museum and art galleries to wilderness journeys. Here’s just a few of our favourites:

Bright Adventure Company – abseil, rock climb, kayak or mountain bike in and around Bright.

Burke Museum – traditional didactic exhibitions combined with modern technology to provide a unique perspective on Beechworth’s place in Australian history.

Great Ocean Road – one of the world’s most scenic coastal drives.

Mornington Peninsula – take things slow, enjoy a picnoc, explore beautiful beaches, or share a walk with friends.

Phillip Island – rolling waves and wildlife.

Ride High Country – choose your own High Country adventure from breathtaking mountain trail to relaxing trail rides.

Yarra Valley – one of the world’s premier wine growing regions.

STAY

Turn your day trip into a relaxing stay and soak in the kaleidoscope of colour the High Country has to offer from a romantic hideaway, boutique home or eco-friendly retreat before making your way back to the contemporary elegance of Melbourne. Here’s just a few of our favourites:

Abalina Cottages – boutique accommodation at an affordable price in Bright.

Adelphi Hotel – the world’s premier dessert hotel in the Melbourne CBD.

Art Series Blackman – inspired by and dedicated to Australian contemporary artists in the Melbourne CBD.

Barrass’s John Bright Motor Inn – quiet, natural setting in Bright.

Big4 Bright – a variety of accommodation solutions on the banks of the beautiful Ovens River.

Lumley House – luxurious accommodation for groups of up to 11 people in the heart of Bright.

Ovolo Laneways – inspired by the hidden laneways in the surrounding Melbourne CBD.

QT Melbourne – industrial chic in the Melbourne CBD.

Rydges Melbourne – stylish yet affordable accommodation in the Melbourne CBD.

Treasury on Collins – heritage listed hotel in the heart of Melbourne’s city centre.

For more information visit, www.visitvictoria.com
 



 

TASMANIA

Escape to the edge of the world.

Bushy Park Estates is one of the oldest continuously operating hop farms in the world. HPA is proud to share its history with new and seasoned brewers on our farm tours. But we’re not just farmers, we’re also passionate ambassadors for our region, and highly recommend you take a little extra time to explore Greater Hobart.

The conditions that make Bushy Park Estates perfect for growing hops also make Greater Hobart a world-class tourist destination. Enjoy the low average temperature, mild summers and pure water as you eat, drink, play and stay your way around one of Lonely Planet’s top ten spots to visit in the world.

EAT

Visitors are spoiled for choice when it comes to eating out in Greater Hobart. There’s a strip of establishments running from historic Salamanca Place up to the nearby neighbourhood of North Hobart that showcase seasonal Tasmanian produce from local farmers and fishermen. Here’s just a few of our favourites:

Breakfast

Brooke Street Larder – a seasonal breakfast with an uninterrupted view of the River Derwent.

Dandy Lane – a classic breakfast that is fast, consistent and delicious.

Machine Laundry Café – a big breakfast in the heart of Salamanca Square.

Pollen Tea Room – a vegetarian breakfast in the old martime village.

Room for a Pony – a modern breakfast in a relaxed environment.

Lunch

Brunswick Hotel – a gastro pub in the heart of Hobart.

Customs House Hotel – a family owned establishment that is a favourite of the Sydney to Hobart sailors.

Harbour Lights Café – a charming lunch in a heritage building on the waterfront.

Jackman & McRoss – a renowned bakery in the old martime village.

Tom McHugo’s – classic pub fare, just the way it should be.

Dinner

Black Footed Pig – a tapas bar tucked away from the main street on the waterfront.

Ristorante Da Angelo – traditional Italian cuisine in the old maritime village.

Drunken Admiral – a family run seafarers restaurant.

Frank – a south american influenced waterfront restaurant.

New Sydney Hotel – a laidback watering hole in the CBD that showcases local produce.

DRINK

Greater Hobart has a long and growing list of breweries that combine traditional craft with state of the art technology to create flavours you may not find anywhere else. Enjoy a local drop in a variety of venues from Georgian taverns to grand Victorian hotels and sophisticated city bars. Here’s just a few of our favourites:

Boodle Beasley – one of North Hobart’s newer bars with a good selection of local and Australian beers on tap.

Cascade Brewery – Australia’s oldest operating brewery complete with a picturesque bar surrounded by three acres of heritage gardens.

Glass House – Hobart’s premium bar perched at the end of Elizabeth Street Pier.

Hobart Brewing Co – an industrial taproom in the Red Shed on Macquarie Point.

Jack Greene – gourmet burgers and a great selection of craft beer on tap.

Lark Cellar Door and Whisky Bar – world-class whisky in a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Moo Brew – the state’s largest craft brewery located at MONA.

Preachers – craft beers, boutique wines and specialist spirits in a heritage listed battery point cottage complete with beer garden and a Metro bus.

Shambles – a brewery in a warehouse with a table tennis table.

The Winston – great Australian beer and gool old-fashioned American comfort food.

For those who have a little more time up their sleeve, we suggest you follow the Tas Beer Trail

PLAY

You don’t have to travel far to find amazing experiences in Greater Hobart. There’s everything from artisan markets, world class museum and art galleries to wilderness journeys. Here’s just a few of our favourites:

Bruny Island – hire a car and catch the ferry over to an island of beaches, bushwalks, beer, berries, cheese, wine and fresh oysters.

Great Eastern Drive – hire a car and discover award-winning food and beverages, the white sand and pink granite boulders at wineglass bay, and views that will take your breath away.

MONA – catch the fast ferry from Elizabeth Street Pier up the River Derwent to the ‘subverside adult Disneyland at the end of the world’.

Pennicott Wilderness Journeys – choose from six unforgettable adventures with this multi-award winning team.

Port Arthur Historic Site – explore the best preserved convict site in Australia.

Salamanca Market – discover an array of Tamanian producers, designers and makers every Saturday between 8.30am and 3.00pm at Tasmania’s most visited tourist attraction.

STAY

Greater Hobart has accommodation for all tastes and budgets, from award-winning colonial mansions and coastal retreats to the contemporary elegance of a city waterfront hotel. Here’s just a few of our favourites:

Henry Hones Art Hotel – Hobart’s oldest waterfront warehouses have been reimagined as a dedicated art hotel.

Hotel Grand Chancellor – conveniently located amongst all the action on Hobart’s waterfront.

IBIS Styles Hobart – centrally located in the vibrant Hobart CBD.

Lenna of Hobart – a luxurious sandstone mansion a short walk away from Salamance Place.

MACq01 – a storytelling hotel on the Hobart waterfront where each room is inspired by a Tasmanian character.

Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel – a range of spacious rooms in a central location to the CBD and Hobart waterfront.

RACV Hobart Apartment Hotel – accommodation in the heart of Hobart’s CBD to suit business and holiday travelers alike.

For more inspiration, visit www.discovertasmania.com.au

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