One Small Step

Six years ago – spring 2014 to be precise, our cover featured this great image by photographer Kyle Behrend, courtesy of Edgar’s Mission. This was one of, if not the favourite covers we’ve had in the more than fifteen years of Secrets Magazine. As we are slowly, albeit cautiously emerging from the impositions of Covid lockdown, it really is a ‘one step at a time’ process. If we remain sensible, considerate and vigilant, those steps will become, two, then three and we’ll soon be running once again.

Where Art and Nature Go Hand in Hand

Set in one of Victoria’s most picturesque properties, “The Mica Grange Spring Open Garden Sculpture Exhibition” has to be on your list to visit in beautiful spring weather – now that you can. The Exhibition opens 24th October and runs for 6 weekends to 29th November plus the Monday and Tuesday of Melbourne Cup Week. Entry $7, Children Free. Group bookings available weekdays only. Morning/Afternoon Tea, Light Lunch, Sculptures, Plants, Garden Art, Preserves, available. For more details visit http://micagrange.com.au or call 0499 897 242 or 0409 322 413.

The Bendigo Region Beckons

Bendigo is a beautiful city that beckons the visitor at any time of the year. There is so much to do and see, however it isn’t all confined to the city itself. The Bendigo region is alive with gold rush villages and townships brimming with artisans, eclectic bookshops, vintage fashion and retro, antiques and collectables – more than enough to fill the days. Bendigo Tourism has developed four handy pocket guides to help develop your own trail. The guides can be picked up from Visitor Information Centres in the region or download your copy from here

Cave Hill Creek is open again

Yay! Cave Hill Creek, an Australian Tourism Award-winning accommodation and outdoor recreation venue has reopened ready to welcome visitors to Adventures, Camps and Weddings in a spectacular lake and bush setting at the foot of Mt Cole near Beaufort. Cave Hill Creek is fantastic for the kids to enjoy summer camp and their bookings are opening soon, so don’t miss out, your kids won’t be happy. For more details click here

When you can travel, here’s an idea

Peter Fyffe is a winegrower and with wife Cherryl also an opal miner. Not content to just produce award winning wines, they have embraced their love of opal mining and travel to really “live the life”. Read their story here

Time to look ahead

We know this has been a shitty year and we are all looking forward to an end to it. Edgar’s Mission – a not for profit sanctuary for rescued farm animals, has produced a great calendar for 2021 – we just ordered ours.
We’re looking forward to hanging our calendar on 1st January and smiling each month with animal antics. ​”If we could live happy and healthy lives without harming others, why wouldn’t we!” Order your calendar here

Click for Vic

Enjoy a taste of Victoria at home with Click for Vic. Victoria Tourism have curated a selection of the many restaurants, cafes, bars, producers, growers, and artisans offering a slice of the good life delivered straight to your door. Support the businesses you know and love, and explore some new products and experiences to enjoy at home. It’s all about buying local and embracing Victoria. Click for Vic encourages Victorians to get behind the tourism industry by buying local products online. Visit the website here