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My WeekendNotes - 235
With the proliferation of online magazines, it is often said that printed magazines as we know them are dead. Nothing ... [more]
The Camperdown Mill self-contained apartments are advertised as unique, historic and luxurious; and they are. - Uni... [more]
Coronation Park is a large area between River Street and the Watts River. It has an off road car park which hosts t... [more]
This is one of two monthly markets held in Healesville. This one held on the third Sunday. It is almost on the ba... [more]
This park is quite large, dominated by a large elevated playing field. The oval is surrounded by walking paths and ... [more]
Bakers Delight, your local baker, is doing their bit for the bushfire appeal, and you can help by buying a six-pack of... [more]
16/01/2020 - 29/01/2020
Stage 1A of the Lilydale to Yarra Glen rail trail has recently been opened to walkers and cyclists. Stage 1A is from Lil... [more]
Cruising the seven seas sounds exotic. It is if you have smooth sailing. The world's oceans can be rough. If you h... [more]
Said to be the third oldest hotel in Victoria, the Barwon Hotel is located on the banks of the Barwon River, which flows... [more]
My arrival was around 9.00 am on a pleasant summer Saturday morning and I was not alone. In the centre of this rese... [more]
Thousands of vehicles pass this reserve every day, but few would notice it. It would be dangerous to park in Spring... [more]
Although no battles were ever fought in Lilydale, there are numerous reminders of battles fought in faraway places in wh... [more]
This walk is only about 500 metres long, but there is a lot to see as you meander along a wide sealed and gravel flat pa... [more]
The first impression of this reserve was it was just another large suburban park with a playground. It's more t... [more]
If you happen to just pass this venue, you are lost. It is at the end of Uplands Road, a no through road in Chirnside Pa... [more]
This unsigned park was quite a find. Big enough for a gentle walk, but not big enough to get lost in. It is mainly bu... [more]
The Charles Rooks Reserve is not large. It mainly consists of regenerated and native bushland. It was the site of ... [more]
Wurundjeri Walk travels through the Orchard Grove Reserve. To the original inhabitants, the Wurundjeri people, this land... [more]
This is one of many unsigned reserves in suburbia. It is in Tadji Close at the end of James Milne Drive. The first impre... [more]
Marked in green as a reserve, but unnamed on your Melways, this reserve was a real find. There is only one path th... [more]
This unsigned reserve is a mixture of wide asphalt paths, green pastures, wildflowers, rugged bush paths and bush itself... [more]
This reserve can also be accessed from Lincoln Road, but there is an off-street car park at the Mandowie entrance, makin... [more]
The Montrose Recreation Reserve boasts two playing ovals, tennis courts, netball courts, a large playground and a bushw... [more]
This short walk is just over 400 metres in length and the only path is wide sealed asphalt. The entrance sign say... [more]
It is often said that the journey is as interesting as the destination. The journey to The Dark Horse is. Whether you co... [more]
The Silvan Reservoir was built during the late 1920s and opened in 1931. Most Victorian reservoirs boast well-maintain... [more]
The resource walk is a short (340 metres) self-guided walk amongst indigenous vegetation bordering on Watsons Creek, lea... [more]
Point of view café is situated in the Box Hill Institute campus in Lilydale. It was formerly the Swinburne Institute o... [more]
Lillydale Lake is 28 ha. in size and the perimeter path is 2.5 km of compact gravel making travel, by whatever method yo... [more]
There are numerous agricultural and horticultural shows throughout Victoria. Several are on the fringe of suburban Melb... [more]
Tindals Wildflower Reserve. The entrance is from Melbourne Hill Road, just off Tindals Road. The reserve is 100% bu... [more]
You will definitely need your Melways to find this Indigenous Flora and Fauna Reserve. You would never pass it on a Sund... [more]
Food outlets often have names that don't indicate what they are serving. The Frolicking Frog is one such place and they ... [more]
The main entrance to Buckanbe Park is from Glenburnie Road. Although like many suburban parks, it can also be accessed f... [more]
Little Bungalook Creek runs through this linear reserve, which is a tributary to the Dandenong Creek. It is an of... [more]
Edna Walling (1895-1973) walks across a cow paddock and has a vision… "I shall build a village here," she said. And over... [more]
Sounds like it should be a restaurant, but it's not, it's a butchers shop. Owner Jason derived the name from the an... [more]
This large reserve is mainly a cricket ground, football ground and a baseball pitch. Surrounding the northern an... [more]
Wandinong Sanctuary. Canterbury Road, Blackburn Melways map: 61. K.1. Like thousands of others, I have driven past th... [more]
On the first Sunday of the month, the River Street car park is taken over by the Healesville Community Market. It's... [more]
Uambi, a strange name. It means "Pine Scrub" in an indigenous language. It is truly a unique flora and fauna reserve alm... [more]
Situated in historic Castella Street in Lilydale, and sandwiched between Melba Park and the Yarra Ranges Regional Muse... [more]
It's only small, but it's very popular. I pass it frequently and rarely is there no children and their parents enjoying ... [more]
This small triangular reserve is at first deceiving, but on entering, splashes of colour were revealed as wildflowers. ... [more]
Eleven Thousand Miles to Australia. On 10 December 1919, a Vickers Vimy aircraft flown by Captain Ross Smith landed i... [more]
The annual Lilydale Show is on again this November, in its 66th year. The Lilydale Agricultural & Horticultural Societ... [more]
16/11/2019 - 17/11/2019
Rocco's is a true burger café, offering 11 different combinations, including kids burgers. Although burgers are the... [more]
This reserve is in the heart of Heathmont, between Campbell Street and the railway line. A newly constructed wide conc... [more]
This bushland reserve in Queens Road has no signs, but it deserves one. It is bounded on two other sides by Hoiles Road,... [more]
The Mullum Mullum Reserve is for everyone. The cricket, football and netball players, playground players, dog walkers an... [more]
'Dream Retirement' is the title of an exhibition in the Yarra Ranges Regional Museum. It showcases recent acqu... [more]
11/05/2019 - 03/11/2019
This large area, designated a flora and fauna reserve, is awesome. It was originally in an orchard and farming area and ... [more]
Farmers Market at Croydon. As markets go, this one is not large, but it is very popular judging by the number of pa... [more]
As part of the Kingston Council's 2019 Seniors Festival, Mentone Public Library is holding back to back talks at their 2... [more]
This small triangular reserve is mostly dense bush and undergrowth. The road boundaries are fenced, however, the third s... [more]
Love your fish? Especially flat head tails, but baulk at paying up to $80-00 a kilo for them from your local fresh fish ... [more]
The Warrandyte Riverside Market is just that, a market along the banks of the Yarra River which flows through Warrandyte... [more]
The J.W. Manson Reserve is a large area with three playing fields and a large expanse of bushland paralleling the south ... [more]
This large reserve has two kilometres of walking tracks mostly flat, with the main one suitable for wheelchair progres... [more]
The entrance to these wetlands is from the Dandenong Creek Trail, crossing the bridge over the Dandenong Creek from Abbe... [more]
Space Gem: That's the title and the phenomenon that happened over the small Victorian town of Murchison on 28 September ... [more]
This small coffee shop has only four tables inside and two outside in the mall. It is clean and bright and very welcomin... [more]
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