Of all the seasons, summer is the one we associate with long days at the beach, carefree days spent with the kids, lazy days in the company of friends and now officially added to the list, freedom.
There's plenty of things to see and activities to enjoy in South West Victoria throughout the summer months and this edition of Out & About explores just some of these to add to your holiday calendar.
Warrnambool's pop-up cinema returns to the gardens alongside Lake Pertobe in January and to help you catch up on all the cinema time you've missed, these free summer flicks will all be double features.
Lighthouse Theatre has an exciting line-up of shows scheduled for January and February, including Holiday Actors' performance of Shrek The Musical, Sing-A-Long-A Sound Of Music (hosted by Hans), Holiday Actors and Warrnambool Theatre Company's joint production of Cats, and Aussie legend John Williamson.
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Consider getting a healthy dose of culture at Warrnambool and Hamilton's Art Gallery's summer exhibitions, or a hit of retail therapy at the Fletcher Jones Market.
Craving something more energetic? Why not learn to surf, or go zip lining through the treetops.
Check out this edition of Out & About for more details about all these fun ideas, together with stories on travelling with pets, having a golf getaway, your music festival checklist and much more!
Stay safe and enjoy your summer of freedom.