The beginning of spring is a much-anticipated time for many, the promise of more sunshine, mild weather and bursts of colour warmly welcomed following a long winter.
So, how do you plan to spend the coming months? This is the season to explore undiscovered places or perhaps experience something new. Not sure where to go? The new spring edition of Out & About magazine has plenty of ideas to get you started.
Go hiking in the Grampians.
Explore breathtaking natural and cultural landscapes on an overnight hike along the Grampians Peaks Trail.
A new three-day and two-night hike takes you on a 36-kilometre loop that starts and finishes at Halls Gap.
Sample wine in the Great Western region. There are five wineries to visit in this close-knit region, making it a perfect day out for wine lovers. With great depth and breadth of wine styles, history and winemaking practices, you're guaranteed to find your new favourite drop.
Go glamping at Balgownie Estate. Glamping combines the folksy fun of camping with the luxury of a five-star set-up. Combining comfort and style in a rustic setting, it's become an incredibly popular getaway.
Balgownie Estate launched three styles of luxury glamping tents last year, providing holiday makers with a unique outdoor experience.
Savour regional produce in Echuca Moama.
November's Perricoota Pop & Pour Festival is a progressive food, drink and music festival in the Perricoota wine region, and an opportunity to indulge in amazing food, wine and live music, as you spend the afternoon moving between five venues on the fleet of Pop & Pour shuttle buses.
Enjoy the festivities during the Kyneton Daffodil & Arts Festival.
The September festival begins with a collection of art and photography awards, and concludes 10 days later with the grand parade and street fair.
Have a (paint)ball with your mates in Ballan.
If you haven't experienced the thrill of dressing up in combat fatigues, a riot-gear helmet and flak jacket, then firing paintballs at your friends, now's the season to try it.
Explore the Gannawarra Shire region.
Often referred to as 'Victoria's Kakadu', Kerang, Cohuna and Koondrook all sit in the Murray region of Gannawarra.
There's an amazing array of natural environments to discover, from the majestic red gum forests steeped in indigenous culture, to Gunbower National Park, and Kerang's lakes and wetlands, which have international significance.
Discover the history of South West Victoria. Flagstaff Hill is Warrnambool's 19th century maritime museum, and guaranteed fun for the whole family.
Its 'Hidden Treasures' school holiday program provides plenty of opportunities to explore the village and partake in a program bursting with activities.
While you're in this patch of the state, consider delaying your drive home to visit Trees Adventure Yeodene Park.
Nestled in the Otway Forest, the treetop adventure course has more than 80 various challenges and 15 ziplines.
Stay local and wander around Lake Wendouree at SpringFest. For something closer to home, SpringFest Ballarat's Market Sunday is always worth marking on your spring calendar.
The annual November market spans the entire foreshore of Lake Wendouree, with more than 520 stalls, performers, car displays, events and activities for everyone to enjoy.
Click here to find out more about these places, events and activities in the new edition of Out & About magazine.