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Julie is a writer and traveller, based in Melbourne, and the author of a series of guidebooks, including Melbourne's Best Bush Bay and City Walks (2011), 'Best Walks of Geelong, the Bellarine & the Brisbane Ranges' and 'Melbourne for Dogs'. Her walks blog, with details of her guidebooks and other (mis)adventures is at and her global travel blog can be found at

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My WeekendNotes - 178
Okay, as we see in the new year, there was a lot to celebrate about 2012 (unless your name was Lance Armstrong). We had... [more]
You know you've arrived in Paris when you walk up the sweeping staircase from Gare de Lyon into the extraordinary surr... [more]
I have just had a week's touristing in London with a son on crutches. London, it has to be said, is not particularly dis... [more]
No, seriously. It's a great idea! Really. In fact, there are nothing but good things to say about walking in the wint... [more]
Possibly the most romantic and easy journey in the UK is to be had on the Caledonian Sleeper Train. Travelling the len... [more]
This super-fast, super-easy and super-delicious poppy seed cake is a favourite in our house. Light, tasty and with a un... [more]
It's a tough decision: what's more appealing? The super tactile fun of making your own cards, gift-wrapping and station... [more]
After the fantastic rain we have had this year, Victoria's gardens are more lush than they have been in decades - litera... [more]
Roaring oceans, sea cliffs, iconic surf beaches, coastal heathlands, remote bush tracks, seaside promenades, remote ... [more]
Ever fancied the idea of being waited on hand and foot as you gently rocked your way through the crystal blue seas o... [more]
So, with baited breath, my kids have been watching and waiting, as the Carlisle Street shop front of the new Yo Chi Froz... [more]
Melbourne is spoiled for choices when it comes to gorgeous walks beside a river - for of course Melbourne is built on th... [more]
Surely there is nothing worse than dragging your swollen feet and befuddled jet-lagged head around the glaring duty free... [more]
Inspired by Masterchef? Do your kids talk about 'plating up' instead of serving dinner? Finding yourself experimenting... [more]
Bushwalking Victoria, the umbrella group representing more than 8000 walkers and their clubs, are all about encourag... [more]
The ever popular 1000 Steps (Kokoda Memorial) Walking Track in Ferntree Gully, at the base of the Dandenongs, is so popu... [more]
Okay, so the kids have outgrown High-FIve and the Make-A-Mask and woodworking activities you used to take them to, but y... [more]
Who doesn't love a break from the city? There's nothing like getting out to the country to clear the cobwebs. For a week... [more]
Okay, wandering around the average Melbourne suburb, it's hard to imagine that there are hills big enough to pose a chal... [more]
A bit bored with the usual tourist attractions in Melbourne? Feeling like you've 'been there, done that'? For the days w... [more]
As much as I love Melbourne, sometimes I just need to get out of the urban jungle, but might only have a half day to spa... [more]
Tucked away behind shipwrights, in Ann Street, Williamstown, just near the sea, is a tiny, nondescript old bluestone bui... [more]
Sometimes your city dog just needs to roam free like the inner-wolf s/he really is. Melbourne's dog owners are spoilt f... [more]
Do your kids enjoy walking, or do they whine the whole way? In my experience, even the smallest kids can enjoy getting ... [more]
Sick of the hustle and concrete of the city? Are you and your dog pining to get down and dirty and smell the sweet arom... [more]
COVID Mach 2.0 in Melbourne has seen us needing to exercise close to and from our homes, rather than head out to known w... [more]
Thought there were no steep climbs within Melbourne? This again: A far greater workout for lungs and legs than the b... [more]
Tucked in St Kilda's most hidden laneway, brimming with new street art, is the tiny-but-perfectly-formed new Art Lan... [more]
Melbourne's hippest social design collective has found a permanent home in St Kilda. Space2B is the lovechild of Jan... [more]
Ever wondered what it would really be like to make that often dangerous trip that those who seek a better life in Austra... [more]
08/06/2016 - 06/07/2016
Sick of cleaning expanses of floorboards, 3 bathrooms and acres of carpet? Maybe it's time to downsize? Want to reduce... [more]
Time for all things poochy! The Melbourne Dog Lovers Show is back in town for the fourth year running from Friday 29... [more]
29/04/2016 - 01/05/2016
At last! A new and ongoing weekly produce and food market is coming to a permanent home in popular Alma Park (East)... [more]
Well - it's only getting bigger! The iconic Bridge to Brisbane Fun Run is now turning into a whole day, and is taking... [more]
IT'S BAA-AACK! Melbourne Dog Lovers Show hits Melbourne again on 1-3 May at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton, an... [more]
01/05/2015 - 03/05/2015
It's an important year for all Australian's this year, as we commemorate the centenary of the ANZAC legends. Of the 50,0... [more]
Space2B is a shop and gallery for Australian and asylum-seeker designers and artists which currently operates out of gro... [more]
17/02/2015 - 28/02/2015
Just when you thought Japan couldn't get any crazier, along comes Robot Restaurant. This Shinjuku night time entertain... [more]
OK - it's school holidays and what, what, what to do with the kiddlings? What about some live - and funny - enterta... [more]
14/12/2014 - 18/01/2015
For those who care about the quality and thought behind the food that we put inside us, Ben the Butcher's (which include... [more]
The Astor Theatre, along with design social enterprise Space2B and RAW Australia, are collaborating to hold a one-day-on... [more]
Happening Carlisle St in Balaclava has just seen the opening of Melbourne's most unique and worthwhile designer pop-... [more]
Hot on the heels of the wildly successful Melbourne Dog Lovers Show, Sydney is to play host to its own all-things-do... [more]
07/11/2014 - 09/11/2014
Sick of plastic? Me too. Especially where kids toys are concerned. If that's you as well, Little Sparrow is just th... [more]
If you are Australian, you have probably grown up doing the classic Aussie school holiday 'road trips'. You know: long d... [more]
Fancy getting out for a relaxing weekend on the water? Like the idea of puttering along at 4 or 5 knots as dolphins ... [more]
It's time to get out and find out about all things new and wonderful in the dog world. After a hugely successful l... [more]
02/05/2014 - 04/05/2014
The quaint country village of Blackwood, once a thriving gold mining community but now more of a picturesque ghost town,... [more]
I have one happy little pooch, and that's probably because she regularly gets to run madly at the beach, rolling in all ... [more]
Mark your calendars! It's time again to start training for the iconic Sunday Mail Suncorp Bridge to Brisbane Fun Run whi... [more]
01/06/2014 - 08/09/2014
Melbourne's favourite charity event has got to be the Good Friday Appeal, for the Royal Children's Hospital, and the... [more]
Fancy a walk? Fancy a long walk? Fancy an iconic long walk? Then think about Tasmania's Overland Track, one of the w... [more]
Ever felt you'd like to share your joy of the great outdoors with those who are less able-bodied? Fancy having a tilt at... [more]
Tucked in and around Thu Le Lake, just next to the Daewoo Hotel and opposite the Australian Embassy, right in the midd... [more]
The beautiful old quarter of Hanoi is a maze of tiny streets and alleys full of narrow buildings staggering on top of s... [more]
Welcome to the 'new' Hanoi. Blink and you might think you are in the architecturally wonderful Bilbao, or about to climb... [more]
If you are flying to Hanoi from Australia or elsewhere with Vietnam Airlines, you might find yourself (unknowingly!) t... [more]
Get your orange on, grab your pooch and get down to President's Park in Werribee on Sunday 1st March for the 2014 Or... [more]
If you're ever in the city during the lunch hour on a sunny day, you'll know the hottest spot to hang out is on the gras... [more]
01/02/2014 - 28/02/2014
Our longest serving Prime Minister, the late Robert Menzies, was a big fan of architect Walter Burley Griffin's grand ... [more]
If there is one thing we know about Christmas in Melbourne, it's that the weather is never predictable. It may be a ... [more]
Frankston City Council are staging their fantastic annual Pet's Day Out again this year. From 10am to 4pm, beautiful Bal... [more]
13/10/2013 - 14/10/2013
Sick of having to leave your dog at home when you want to go out and do something sociable and 'grown up'? Gourmet Paws... [more]
Grab your boots and jump on your horse (or perhaps take the tram) and get yourself down to the Lithuanian Club in Nort... [more]
20/09/2013 - 27/09/2013
Never mind the best sights of Melbourne. I'm a bit of a scent person myself, and if I follow my nose it takes me into w... [more]
The fabulous Mockingbird Theatre Company, who recently staged Equus to such dramatic effect, is set to present Manual Pu... [more]
06/09/2013 - 15/09/2013
Balaclava's iconic Coffee Company, which has been roasting and grinding mouth-wateringly fresh coffee beans for all of... [more]
Part of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week's more edgy offerings, 'The Only Way Is Up' is a runway show and 'pop-up emporium'... [more]
Heading out of town for a special weekend a short city break to Sydney or Hobart? You have the cheap airfare, have... [more]
From 11am to 4pm on the last Saturday of each month (except for Sept and December, just to keep you on your toes!), St K... [more]
Do whatever you need to do to get a ticket to the limited season of Mockingbird Theatre's 'Equus'. Buy, steal, borrow,... [more]
03/08/2013 - 17/08/2013
"And they're racing at Caulfield ....." is enough to get the blood racing in the early spring, when the racetrack become... [more]
Sick of being surrounded by traffic and buildings but don't have time to head out of the city? Want to blow the cobwebs... [more]
Now's the time to get out and enjoy the autumn colour. And there's a perfectly formed walk, just tucked away in the D... [more]
When I'm not writing for WeekendNotes, I am busy with my guidebooks, which involves a lot of looking at maps, both dusty... [more]
If you haven't visited the Grampians before, or even if you haven't been there for some time, it's the perfect time of y... [more]
Please note the Pre-Spring Market Event (August 8th to 10th) is cancelled. The Magnolia Square 'Pop Up' Market held ... [more]
OK, call me morbid, call me creepy, call me macabre. But the truth is, I think graveyards are pretty fascinating places.... [more]
Beautiful Canberra is just made for cycling - with kilometres of well maintained, largely flat and wonderfully scenic bi... [more]
These captivating Canberra street art eyes follow pedestrians everywhere walking along London Circuit: Canberra's own Mo... [more]
If you go down to the sea today, you're in for a big surprise - heaps of very happy dogs yomping along the low tide sand... [more]
Ever wanted to know where you came from? And I am not just talking your grandparents. I am talking about drawing a dir... [more]
The iconic Bridge to Brisbane Fun Run will be held on Sunday 1st September this year, and will see Brisbanites by the th... [more]
12/04/2013 - 12/09/2013
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