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End of the Line: Hurstbridge

This historic hamlet is an accessible city escape offering unique retail, exceptional food and beverages and a chance to talk long walks in the bush but not spend all day getting there and back.
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Wine in the Hills

When you think Yarra Valley wine, you’re probably thinking of those bigger wineries out east along Maroondah Highway. We’ve got another idea, head north-east out of town and discover some of the hill’s lesser-known gems.
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Love is in the Dandenong Ranges

There are 1001 different ways to love it up in the Dandenong Ranges. As romantic getaways go, the misty mountain ranges, cosy cottages, gardens, and quaint towns offer many opportunities to spoil your loved one, propose or celebrate a special anniversary.
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Discover New Gems and Old Faves in St Andrews and Beyond

Need a get-away without actually going too far? Somewhere a hop, skip and jump from home? Somewhere with casual restaurants and welcoming cellar doors, maybe an eclectic market and art gallery, possibly even a cute animal or two throw in? What you need can all be found in and around St Andrews.
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Lace up your boots and head to the Dandenong Ranges

The Dandenong Ranges are a natural wonderland with over 200 kilometres of walking trails for you to explore. Less than 1-hour drive from Melbourne, the eastern ranges climb up and out of the city-haze, forming a spectacular paradise for wildlife and wilderness.
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