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My WeekendNotes - 512
Just 24-kilometres west of Broken Hill, Silverton is a former 'ghost town' now enjoying its renewed popularity with tour... [more]
Bundaberg Rum Distillery was established in 1888 when a group of seven locals joined forces to take the by-product of th... [more]
The Victorian gold rush generated enormous wealth and shaped the future of the state. Here are 10 goldfield heritage si... [more]
With the New Zealand travel bubble likely to be the only international travel destination open to Australians for a good... [more]
Dunkeld in western Victoria is one of those places you might drive through on your way to any number of destinations wit... [more]
If you're looking for a picturesque, quiet picnic spot with a splash of history about it, look no further than Andersons... [more]
There was a time when Great Keppel Island was home to one of Australia's best tropical resorts, a sun-drenched paradise ... [more]
Good Beer Week is back in 2021 running from Friday 14th to Sunday 23rd of May at the Festival Hub, Beer De Luxe in Feder... [more]
14/05/2021 - 23/05/2021
As the crow flies Holbrook, New South Wales is about 260-kilometres from the nearest ocean, something first-time visitor... [more]
There are few places in Victoria with more history and heritage to celebrate than Ballarat and the Ballarat Heritage Fes... [more]
07/05/2021 - 30/05/2021
Barcaldine is a Queensland pastoral centre and former prominent railhead 1,072-Kilometres northwest of Brisbane and 108-... [more]
Lake Maraboon in central west Queensland is a huge tract of water and, stocked as it is with 8 different species, includ... [more]
Just out of Beachport, South Australia, on the shores of picturesque Rivoli Bay, you'll find a memorial to the first Aus... [more]
Woodlands Historic Park at Greenvale, just a few minutes north of Melbourne Airport was established in 1980. Covering 70... [more]
Fitzroy Gardens are an icon that every Melburnian can relate to, something that's been there forever. I can remember vi... [more]
There could be few places better credentialed to house a first-class maritime museum than Port Albert on Victoria's Sout... [more]
As a baby-boomer growing up in Melbourne in the '60s, one of the joys of black & white television was Riverboat, a weekl... [more]
If social distancing and COVID safe self-isolation are high on your list of holiday pre-requisites these days, there can... [more]
The return of the annual Victorian Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow is a sure sign that the State and the industry... [more]
13/05/2021 - 16/05/2021
Darling Harbour is, when you think about it, a fitting spot to house the Australian National Maritime Museum - just arou... [more]
One of the first things you'll notice about Bendigo in central Victoria is the tram tracks running up the centre of the ... [more]
Less than an hour north of Melbourne via the Calder Freeway, Mount Macedon is the prominent peak and centrepiece of the ... [more]
Melbourne's own tall ship, the topsail schooner ENTERPRIZE is a replica of the vessel that transported the first settler... [more]
There's something special about a museum which is itself housed in the primary exhibit. To say that HMAS CASTLEMAINE ... [more]
They may look like the aftermath of a failed attempt at modern sculpture but Charleville's cone-shaped Steiger Vortex Gu... [more]
Imagine yourself dressed in a heavy leather flying jacket, helmet & goggles and strapped into the open cockpit of a beau... [more]
The Crags Coastal Reserve is a scenic, often blustery section of Victoria's west coast and for thousands of years was a ... [more]
Initially known as 'Parers Pavilion', the St Kilda Pier Kiosk was built in 1904, based on a design by James Charles More... [more]
Geelong's colourful and intriguing Waterfront Bollard Trail is just one of the attractions bringing post-COVID visitors ... [more]
The township of Creswick in Victoria's central goldfields has known both boom times and tragedy. Located 18-kilometre... [more]
Well, summer certainly hasn't been anything to write home about this year but the unusually high rainfall over the past ... [more]
The story of Williamstown really is one of two totally different entities that combine to make it one of Melbourne's mos... [more]
One of the great joys of life, for me anyway, is to sit back and relax in a remote, quiet location anywhere in Australia... [more]
If you're a fan of Sovereign Hill, you'll be pleased to know that the Grand Dame of Victorian tourism icons is about to ... [more]
The great thing about the Gippsland Lakes is that they're one of those places where you can do a little or a lot of any ... [more]
Located less than an hour from Melbourne and with vineyards ranging between 300 and 800 metres above sea level, the Mace... [more]
The Victorian Goldfields Railway provides an intriguing link to the States gold rush history around the city of Castlema... [more]
With some State borders closed due to Covid-19 and uncertainty surrounding the opening of others, there's never been a b... [more]
Anglesea, at the mouth of the Anglesea River and straddling the Great Ocean Road, is the first point west of the roads o... [more]
I think I've stumbled on the answer to self-isolation for wife Janet and I during the current corona virus crisis four... [more]
There really is a little bit of everything in Victoria's Central Goldfields, making anywhere in the district a great 'ge... [more]
2020 celebrates 100 years of operations by QANTAS and nowhere commemorates our great airline quite like the QANTAS Found... [more]
In 1851, the Mayday Hills district in Victoria's far north-east was a remote grazing run nestled in the foothills of the... [more]
Down in Victoria's far southwest, you'll find a little piece of paradise. A stretch of shoreline where the Shipwreck Co... [more]
Beachport is a coastal village on South Australia's magnificent Limestone Coast. We were heading there on the advice of... [more]
As road-trips go the Burke & Wills Track doesn't rate, not much more than a milk-run really at just over 36-Kilometres. ... [more]
You'll find the Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre at Longreach in central west Queensland, ... [more]
Penola is a small town in the far south-east of South Australia, at the centre of the Coonawarra wine-growing district b... [more]
The unofficial capital of the Limestone Coast Robe was once a busy seaport. Today it's a hugely popular holiday destina... [more]
South Australia's Riverland region spans a 360-Kilometre stretch of the Murray River from the Victoria/New South Wales b... [more]
You'll find Broken Hill in the far southwest of New South Wales. 1,145-kilometres from Sydney, 840 from Melbourne and 5... [more]
It's early days yet but after a long, hot and, in some places, tragic summer, Victorians are eagerly awaiting autumn and... [more]
Daylesford in Central Victoria is perhaps best known for the regions natural mineral springs, roughly 80 % of all the mi... [more]
There's far more to Melbourne than meets the eye, hundreds if not thousands of little known facts about the early histor... [more]
The inaugural Williamstown Seaport Festival will be staged over 7-days from Thursday 27th February to Wednesday 4th Marc... [more]
27/02/2020 - 04/03/2020
The Hinkler Hall of Aviation in Bundaberg, Queensland pays tribute to Bert Hinkler, a local boy who became a highly resp... [more]
It's been a long time coming but if you believe the experts, Victoria is set to enjoy some true spring weather over the ... [more]
Guests at the Captains Lunch on the Bay on Saturday 7th September will enjoy a relaxed lunch of antipasto plates on arri... [more]
You'll find the delightful little coastal township of Urunga on the New South Wales mid-north coast, just south of Coffs... [more]
Spring is upon us and that means the Tesselaar Tulip Festival is back with the third generation of the Tesselaar family ... [more]
14/09/2019 - 13/10/2019
Who wouldn't enjoy an evening being taken on a journey from the vine to the table aboard PS EMMYLOU on the Brown Brother... [more]
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