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What’s new in Victoria, Australia | Where to stay and what to do

CULTURAL EXP. FOOD & BEV: Big Esso by Mabu Mabu

Big Esso by Mabu Mabu is an all-day bar and kitchen now open at Federation Square, on the land of the peoples of the Kulin Nation. Headed up by Torres Strait Island-born Nornie Bero, the 130-seat dining room and bar, is on a mission to make Indigenous foods accessible to a wide audience. The menu includes drinks from a list of Indigenous-owned businesses, social enterprise brewers, and amazing distillers using Indigenous Ingredients. The menu is full of incredible Indigenous flavours, as well as sustainably caught seafood. ‘Big Esso’ is an expression in the Torres Strait. It’s a slang term that means ‘the biggest thank you.’

FOOD & BEV Delatite Winery

Delatite Winery has just announced the opening of their multi-million-dollar, eco-tourism Cellar Door and Restaurant in Mansfield, Victoria. Taking full advantage of the breathtaking views over Mt Buller and the alpine range, the new state-of-the-art building replaces their modest 1980s cellar door. The design highlights Delatite’s commitment to sustainability, which is a key focus of the business and has been throughout the entire design and building process. The new Delatite Cellar Door has a large tasting area for guests to work their way through the entire Delatite collection in comfort, with a cosy wood fire for the winter months. To the north of the tasting room is the open-plan restaurant with modern finishes, plenty of natural lighting

and seating for up to 60 guests. The outdoor deck and courtyard have further seating for guests to enjoy the country ambiance and fresh air. Bookings are available online now.


Images: Five Acres Accommodation

Nestled amongst rolling farmland with uninterrupted sweeping views over Western Port Bay sit three standalone luxury cabins, all exquisitely crafted to provide the ultimate coastal retreat. The

Cabins at Five Acres offers guests an unprecedented luxury experience on Phillip Island. Each cabin has been beautifully designed and carefully curated with individual personality. Guests can enjoy immaculate interiors and high-end finishes, soak in the view from the handcrafted concrete outdoor bath, or cosy up by the log fire and indulge in delicious grazing platters with locally made wine. Set on a picturesque working micro-farm on Phillip Island focused on sustainability and surrounded by stunning rolling farmland, Five Acres is a destination for guests to hide away in a private sanctuary.