Global Travel Media » Blog Archive » Victoria Uncovered

Home » Hotel Deals » Currently Reading:

Victoria Uncovered

July 3, 2013 Hotel Deals No Comments Email Email

OK, we’re biased – Smith’s office is in Melbourne – but we reckon Victoria rocks. Especially in winter. If you fancy a cool, cultured, creative holiday, you can’t beat a break here, and gourmands will think they’ve died and gone to edible heaven.

In collaboration with Tourism Victoria, we’re celebrating the state’s hidden charms, from cider-sipping in the Yarra Valley to Pedal to Produce cycle trails in the High Country and molecular gastronomy in the Grampians. Within just an hour or two’s drive from Melbourne you can be ogling art in the Goldfields, cruising down the Great Ocean Road or floating in a hot pool in Daylesford. And did we mention Melbourne herself?

To help get your Victorian adventure underway, we’ve secured 10 sizzling winter offers available exclusively through Mr & Mrs Smith. Enjoy either 20 per cent off or three nights for the price of two at a selection of 10 Victorian hotels. You could even win a six night getaway to discover Victoria’s winter delights yourself.

Whether you’re a culture-vulture, nature-lover, food aficionado or sultry sybarite, we’ve rounded up a string of our favourite Victorian experiences to suit every

Culture Hits

Melbourne’s like your plugged-in pal who always knows what’s going on. Culture-vultures can get their kicks without even leaving the hotel, with the Prince sporting a buzzy bandroom downstairs and the Cullen paying homage to artist Adam Cullen’s radical work. We’ve also shared stylish self-catering stays for sampling the cultural action in the Goldfields and Mornington Peninsula.

Wining and Dining

Victoria’s love affair with food and wine makes it a magnet for gourmands. From innovative restaurants to rooftop cocktail bars, you’ll find something new to tickle your taste buds every time you visit Melbourne (perhaps down a laneway, with a Lao beer). Escape to the Royal Mail Hotel in the Grampians for local, seasonal grazing. Don’t get us started on Yarra Valley vineyard-hopping.

Wellbeing Wonders

After all those fine Victorian grapes (and prosecco, cider and craft beer), it’s time to detox. From chic Melbourne spa stay Lyall Hotel & Spa to the pampering Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee, you won’t be short of indulgence. Victoria’s also home to Australia’s most famous twin spa towns, Daylesford and Hepburn Springs, where goldrush settlers unearthed precious natural mineral springs. Unwind at Lake House’s Salus Spa, before emerging to wine and dine again…

Natural Thrills

Victoria’s handily compact size means you can take in coast or country without breaking  sweat. Within a few hours of Melbourne, you can be driving up the Great Ocean Road, cycling in the High Country or hiking in the Grampians. We’ve got hotels and holiday houses to match, including Big Blue Backyard on the crowd-free southern shores of the Mornington Peninsula.

Exclusive Offers

To help get your next visit underway, we’ve secured exclusive offers at 10 of our Victorian hotels, including city boltholes, romantic coastal escapes, bijou B&Bs and rural retreats. You can book any of the offers by visiting , or calling our Travel Team 24 hours a day, Monday to Friday by calling 1300 89 66 27.

Offers must be booked by 31 July 2013 for stays from 1 July to 31 August, 2013.

So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags; grab your Mr or Mrs Smith and go!

Comment on this Article:

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

Platinium Partnership


Elite Partnership Sponsors


Premier Partnership Sponsors


Official Media Event Partner


Global Travel media endorses the following travel publication