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My WeekendNotes - 67
Most kids love dinosaurs, right? There's no doubt about that. Just take a look at kids clothes and toys; dinosaurs a... [more]
Bright is a fantastic family location, with lots to do in the area throughout the year: bushwalking, cycling, snow s... [more]
We are blessed in Melbourne with a terrific cafe culture, which provides a wide range of experiences. Some cafes are... [more]
It seems like specialty chocolate purveyors are popping up all over the place. One of the newest is Bright Chocolate... [more]
Children's live theatre in the burbs seems to be dominated by a small number of very polished performance teams: Dor... [more]
08/04/2013 - 09/07/2013
The coastline along Victoria's Great Ocean Road is truly spectacular, and is one of our state's premier tourist attr... [more]
One of the great joys of a drive in the country is fossicking around in antique shops, hoping to find a treasure tha... [more]
Hidden in a little town northeast of Melbourne is what could be Victoria's best adventure playground. Yarra ... [more]
Can you smell that? That sweet, rich, decadent aroma wafting past on the breeze? That, my friend, is the smell of Be... [more]
Fine dining is a very tricky business to be in; the better you are at it, the higher everyone's expectations are. An... [more]
The Yarra Ranges isn't the first place you'd think of when you want a summer play location for your kids. Most towns... [more]
Just on the outskirts of the town of Yea, close to where the Melba Highway and the Goulburn Valley Highway intersect, ... [more]
Mountain bike riding is a serious sport in Australia, and its debut at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics really propelled it o... [more]
Ned Kelly – an Australian icon, and Victoria's favourite son. Has anyone captured the national imagination in the same... [more]
Victorians all know about the State's famous Gold Rush areas, which include Bendigo, Ballarat, Beechworth and Castlema... [more]
That pesky ball of black fur, Hairy Maclary, is back in a clever stage show adaptation of Lynley Dodd's much-loved ser... [more]
One of my favourite little spots in Victoria is Harrietville, a hamlet at the base of Mount Hotham, one of Victoria'... [more]
Get your motor running, get out on the highway. Motorcyclists have known for ages the joys of getting on the road and w... [more]
Tucked into the rolling green hills of the Yarra Valley, between Yarra Glen and Healesville, lives a real gem: the Tarra... [more]
One of the great things about Melbourne is our huge range and number of playgrounds. Part of the reason for our bounty m... [more]
Bollygum Adventure Park in Kinglake is a captivating new playground with great facilities, set amongst towering timbers.... [more]
For inner-city afficionados, one of the most challenging aspects of a day trip to the 'country' (ie. somewhere beyond Co... [more]
Yarra Ranges Council and Honda Australia Rider Training are again conducting instructor-led motorcycle training arou... [more]
Yarra Ranges Council and Honda Australia Rider Training are again conducting instructor-led motorcycle training arou... [more]
Yarra Ranges Council and Honda Australia Rider Training are again conducting instructor-led motorcycle training around t... [more]
Yarra Ranges Council and Honda Australia Rider Training are again conducting instructor-led motorcycle training around t... [more]
This intimate celebration of Bluegrass music is set to feature some of Australia's best Bluegrass musicians, as well as... [more]
17/10/2014 - 19/10/2014
Billed (by the organisers) as the premier Celtic festival in the Southern Hemisphere, the National Celtic Festival a... [more]
06/06/2014 - 09/06/2014
The Yarra Ranges to the north-east of Melbourne provide one of the most picturesque and delightful settings for moto... [more]
Apparently this year is the Year of Cornwall, and the Australian Celtic Festival is celebrating this with a panoply ... [more]
01/05/2014 - 04/05/2014
It's on again! The Adventure Film Festival in Bright, Victoria. Featuring an amazing selection of adventure films from ... [more]
14/02/2014 - 16/02/2014
Raspberry season is upon us! Just in time for Christmas, and this year promises to be better than last year, with the g... [more]
17/12/2013 - 31/01/2014
Mt Buffalo, in Victoria's north-east, is one impressive monolith. It's sort of a frustrated vulcano - it was formed ... [more]
Every year, the town of Harrietville, near Bright in north-east Victoria, swells its population from a couple of hun... [more]
22/11/2013 - 24/11/2013
If you love Celtic music, then you probably shouldn't miss the Beechworth Celtic Festival. Self-nominated as the be... [more]
08/11/2013 - 10/11/2013
Rutherglen, the epicentre of Ned Kelly lore, is forging a new reputation as an arts and food location. Just a couple of ... [more]
18/10/2013 - 17/11/2013
A butter factory is not something you'd immediately think would be a tourist attraction, but the Myrtleford Butter F... [more]
North East Victoria has been growing its reputation over the past few years as a popular cycling destination, primar... [more]
18/10/2013 - 05/11/2013
A hidden gem in the Ovens Valley. A deer farm is probably not the first place you'd think of to have lunch, but t... [more]
Bright, in north-east Victoria, is one of the state's favourite family destinations. With year-round outdoor attract... [more]
Keeping the kids entertained on a budget is not as difficult as it seems. You just have to think about what kids lik... [more]
There's something mysterious going on at The Basin Theatre. From the elusive tuxedoed doorman who refused to give me... [more]
17/05/2013 - 08/06/2013
Who says coffee-drinkers are a highly-strung, grumpy bunch? Judging by a new movement that is sweeping cafes across ... [more]
If you happen to be down Inverloch way, there is a lovely walk you can do for an easy leg stretch. The Screw Creek N... [more]
Vintage gear is fast becoming a local industry in Warrnambool, what with the Mill Markets at the old Fletcher Jones fa... [more]
If you have a fancy dress party coming up, or are looking to replenish the kids' dress-up box, or even want something un... [more]
What's Easter all about? Well, apart from the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ...YES, it's about chocolate! Th... [more]
29/03/2013 - 01/04/2013
For the first time ever, Melbourne is taking part in the global 'White Night' initiative, hosting free art and cultu... [more]
The Yarra Valley's finest artists are preparing for the 2013 Yarra Glen Artshow, which showcases the finest art from loc... [more]
08/03/2013 - 11/03/2013
One of Australia's best modern artists, Jeffrey Smart, is currently on exhibition at Tarrawarra Museum of Art in the Yar... [more]
21/12/2010 - 31/03/2013
The second annual Australian Adventure Film Festival is on again in beautiful Bright, in north-east Victoria. The 2... [more]
15/02/2013 - 17/02/2013
If you are a keen motorcyclist, you have probably ridden through the Yarra Ranges' towering forests of messmate, mou... [more]
Fancy having your very own in-house chocolatier? Well, send your kids along to the Junior Chocolatier Classes being held... [more]
16/03/2013 - 17/03/2013
Uh oh. Valentine's Day is almost upon us, and some of us will be scrambling for ideas for what to give our beloveds. Why... [more]
The best thing about having Christmas in summer is the range of wonderful fruit available for your Christmas feast, and ... [more]
10/12/2012 - 19/01/2013
The Yarra Valley is already an almost perfect foodie destination, but it has been missing one vital element: a destinati... [more]
Forrest is a little place nestled in the Otways that many Victorians don't know about. It's located about halfway betwee... [more]
01/12/2012 - 02/12/2012
That pesky ball of black fur, Hairy Maclary, is back in a clever stage show adaptation of Lynley Dodd's much-loved serie... [more]
09/01/2013 - 19/01/2013
Rev-heads heaven in Victoria's High Country. This weekend, the Targa Championship takes to a variety of locations acr... [more]
09/11/2012 - 11/11/2012
Yes, it's that time of year again - the 16th annual Queenscliff Music Festival is coming up on 23-25 November. Head... [more]
23/11/2012 - 25/11/2012
Get two sweets from the one dessert and teach the kids to make an easy healthy treat! Everyone loves fruit salad, rig... [more]
Bright blasts off! As part of the Bright Spring Festival, there will be a huge fireworks display at the Bright Football... [more]
Spring has sprung, and one of the best areas to enjoy the warmer weather is in Bright in Victoria's alpine region. ... [more]
01/09/2012 - 30/11/2012
"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas…" Well, not really, but the cold weather is making some of us think of h... [more]
Melbourne is undoubtedly the food capital of Australia, if only through the sheer volume of food-related events and acti... [more]
01/06/2012 - 03/06/2012
Enter the world of your local artists, 5-6 May 2012 Melbourne is home to a thriving and diverse community of arti... [more]
05/05/2012 - 06/05/2012
Attention: Sci-Fi, Manga, Fantasy and Martial Arts fans Looking for something a bit different, maybe a bit 'out t... [more]
14/04/2012 - 15/04/2012