The new edition of Out & About magazine is a celebration of the summer months that ring in the new year.
Ballarat is kicking off 2021 with its beloved Summer Sundays, together with a live music concert featuring a number of Australia's new and most popular artists.
After a year swamped with cancellations, many other favourite summer events will also return, such as Rock Ballarat, the Road Cycling National Championships and the Ballarat Swap Meet.
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.
Why not head to Halls Gap Zoo, visit one of Warrnambool's many beaches, take a dip in a watering hole in the Loddon Shire, or picnic in Castlemaine.
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 lists some audio books the entire family can enjoy during your road trip, shares camping tips that'll help you leave a light ecological footprint, and celebrates our summer romance with ales and lagers.
Click here to read Out & About magazine online. Your hard copy can be found in today's edition of The Courier. 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.