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Two loaves of bread fresh from the oven at RedBeard Bakery in Trentham.
The Best Bakeries in Regional Victoria
There's nothing quite like a country bakery. Quaint, laden with baked goods, and adorned with stickers from when they won 'Best Vanilla Slice' in 2007. Victoria is a big place and has a plethora of excellent bakeries, but here we're looking for the absolute best bakeries in regional Victoria. ALSO READ: Where to Find the…
Rewild Launches Eco-Friendly ‘Bagnum’
Australia's own Rewild, renowned for its commitment to environmental sustainability, has introduced its latest innovation: the eco-conscious bagnum. Continuing to minimise its environmental impact while providing consumers with convenient options, Rewild's bagnum comes as a fresh addition to the market, featuring popular varietals such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Shiraz. Crafted by sustainability industry leader…
A classic mixed grill on a plate served at a local pub.
In Search of the Mixed Grill
It is completely and utterly naff to start with the dictionary term for the subject you're writing about, but in the case of the mixed grill, it does bring some context. a dish consisting of various items of grilled food, typically bacon, sausages, tomatoes, and mushrooms When I was a kid, you couldn't walk into…
All-You-Can-Eat Pizza Hut, We Have to Go Back
There's a moment from my childhood that bounces around my brain constantly. I often bring it up whenever the words 'Pizza Hut' are uttered, or there's reference to an all-you-can-eat type situation. The moment, happened inside the dine-in Pizza Hut in Traralgon, at one of the many birthday parties in that establishment. A place where…
A wide view of The Grapes Hotel, in Ballarat, Victoria.
The Best Pubs in Ballarat
Ballarat is Victoria's third-largest city, and was the epicentre of the Victoria gold rush of the late 1800s. Today, Ballarat is a bustling regional centre with unbelievable historic buildings to stare at all day long. There are also, a lot of pubs to get a feed and a cold beer at. And for them to…
5 Epic Riparide Stays in New South Wales
Dreaming of escaping the city and swapping the daily grind for breathtaking scenery and unforgettable experiences? Look no further than regional New South Wales. This diverse state boasts everything from pristine coastlines and lush rainforests to rolling hills and charming country towns. But where to stay amidst this abundance of natural beauty? Riparide is…
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