The new edition of Out & About magazine is a celebration of the summer months that ring in the new year.
Bendigo is seeing out 2020, with a big 'thank goodness' and kicking off 2021 with renewed hope and excitement.
After a year swamped with cancellations, many of our favourite summer destinations and events are open, reinvigorated and reinvented, such as the Elf Academy at the Central Deborah Gold Mine, the new exhibition at the Bendigo Art Gallery - Piinpi Contemporary Indigenous Art Exhibition, and all the many different strands that make up the Bendigo Pottery.
Encouraging you to support local tourism operators and affiliated businesses, Out & About also includes day tripping ideas and weekends away to enjoy elsewhere in regional Victoria.
Make sure you set aside some time this summer to grab your nearest and dearest, jump in the car (or train), and relax on a Victorian vacay. Be sure to call businesses ahead and confirm their arrangements and opening hours.
This issue also has some of the best watering holes anywhere in the world, like Eppalock, the Loddon River, and the Gannawarra area around Kerang, Barham and Cohuna. Whether you enjoy fishing, swimming, a quiet read at the edges of, or plan to camp all summer, you're spoilt for choice with our waterways.
Click here to read Out & About magazine online. Your hard copy can be found in today's edition of The Bendigo Advertiser. If you're travelling throughout Victoria, keep your eye out for our other Out and About's in the Wimmera, Warrnambool, Bendigo and Albury/Wodonga.
Wherever you end up, don't forget to pack your sunscreen, hand sanitiser, practice social distancing and enjoy this long-awaited summer.