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12 of the best Victorian art galleries

Winter has arrived, and for many of us the skies are grey and the weather cold. To escape the nasty conditions, embrace the great indoors and uncover a world bursting with colour.

The corridors of art galleries transport you to a time long ago, a time familiar, even a time hoped for. The stories that are secured on the walls or behind glass are many and varied: dramatic, thought-provoking, subtle, intricate, controversial.

Victoria’s art galleries are among the most impressive in the land and are the ideal wet weather holiday activity. Better still, where there is a wonderful art gallery; there is a BIG4 park nearby. Brush aside bad weather – it’s time to explore Victoria’s leading art galleries…

The National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne is world class.
The National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne is world class. Credit: Ben King.

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BIG4 tips for safe wet weather driving

Driving in wet weather can be challenging, especially when you’re taking a road trip. However, there’s no need to let the elements dampen your enthusiasm for hitting the road.

To ensure the weather doesn’t impact your holiday plans, it’s vital that you are prepared for the conditions. We’ve put together a few tips to keep you safe when driving in wet weather.

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8 great reasons to take a winter break

For many of us in Australia, signs of winter are all around: cold weather, driving rain, bleak skies. Despite the gloomy outlook, winter is a superb season for a memorable break.

It might sound silly, but there is a host of great benefits when travelling in winter – you just need to look beyond the weather forecast.

Don’t let the cold get you down and stop you from exploring this magnificent country of ours. Chuck on your boots, gloves, and beanies and join us in celebrating the middle of the year. Read on to discover why you should take a break this winter.

A rainy day or night, like that in Melbourne, does not mean
The arrival of rain doesn’t mean the disappearance of colour, as Melbourne demonstrates.

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10 must-visit regional Australia museums

When on holidays in winter, you may find yourself hurrying indoors to escape the cold. It’s not necessarily a bad thing.

Avoiding a showdown with Mother Nature can mean entering a realm you never knew existed; one that will have you completely captivated. It’s the world of museums.

Regional Australia has roughly 2000 museums, which are filled with inspiring, fascinating, and even quirky stories. We could make a case for all of them, but our compilation concentrates on those that capture our attention for their unique themes.

Whether dedicated to poetry, photography, brollies, or batsmen, prepare to unearth 10 must-visit regional Australia museums.

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21 incredible Australian caves

Sometimes it pays to do a bit of digging…

Australia has a wealth of fascinating cave systems, many of which are easily accessible to the public and often complete with guided tours. And thanks to BIG4’s extensive coverage, quality accommodation is never far away.

With the cooler months now setting in, there is no better time to escape the elements and explore these natural wonders. It’s time to head underground to discover 21 incredible Australian cave systems.

Hastings Caves State Reserve, Hastings, Tasmania.
Hastings Caves State Reserve, Hastings, Tasmania. Credit: Tourism Tasmania/Rob Burnett.

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