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Readers: 7463
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Articles: 57
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My WeekendNotes - 57
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The Camperdown Mill self-contained apartments are advertised as unique, historic and luxurious; and they are. - Uni... [more]
 
This 6.85 hectare reserve was quite a find. It has an extensive network or walking tracks, mostly asphalt, meander... [more]
Toolleen is a dot on the map between Heathcote and Elmore on the Northern Highway in Victoria on the way to Echuca. ... [more]
There are many eateries in Yea, but none as marvellous as Marmalades. It's not just their food, but the ambience and his... [more]
\You get three Kingfishers with this tour. The company, Kingfisher Cruises, the boat, M.V. Kingfisher and the bird, the ... [more]
It is a known fact that when travelling through NSW the RSL clubs are the place to dine. They always serve good food at ... [more]
As you approach the Winbi Resort a sign points to the entrance, but your eyes go beyond the sign as you look upon a st... [more]
The Tarralla Creek Trail runs from Eastfield Road, Croydon to the Croydon Town Park, a distance of 1.7 kms. For most of ... [more]
Croydon Farmers' Market is a Regional Farmers Market operating with the strict criteria for all stallholders to follow i... [more]
13/04/2019
The Eastfield Dog Park is a fenced, off-lead play area for dogs. It is part of the large Eastfield Park complex whi... [more]
The chance of a flight in a Douglas DC-3 doesn't happen every day, but Air Nostalgia, operating out of Essendon Aerodrom... [more]
QUARTET a four play. Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre. 39-41 Castella Street, Lilydale. The Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre... [more]
07/03/2019 - 23/03/2019
One of many inner Melbourne suburban hotels that have been around for decades. Apart from a large bistro eating are... [more]
It's really two gateways. The gateway to the Yarra Valley and the gateway to farm fresh produce. As you enter the... [more]
Walk, jog or just shuffle around Colac's Memorial Park and you will be walking, jogging or shuffling, literally in the f... [more]
The Battle of Yering took place on 13 January 1840 between some 50 Wurundjeri indigenous tribe members and troopers of t... [more]
In 1851, a reward was offered for a significant discovery of gold in Victoria. This was said to stop Victorians h... [more]
A real hidden gem. One of many parks and reserves in the Croydon Hills area set in its natural bush setting. ... [more]
There are farmers markets and farmers markets, but the Yering farmers market is THE farmers market. This is the... [more]
China, England, France, India, Italy Japan, Mexico, Nepal and Thailand. Fancy a meal from those countries. No need to bu... [more]
Passing Hughes Park on the Maroondah Highway, heading into Lilydale a quick glance to the left reveals an oval where you... [more]
This "U" shaped shopping precinct houses eleven speciality homemaker shops, dominated by Bunnings Warehouse, whi... [more]
Bimbadeen Gardens. Bimbadeen Drive Mooroolbark. Melways: map 37 J.9. This large park is on sloping land and boasts ... [more]
This park consists mainly of grass and is quite undulating. There is a couple of stands of mature gum trees which look q... [more]
In the centre of Mooroolbark, on the corner of Station and Charles Streets, behind the Brice Avenue shops is a large par... [more]
"All aboard" rings out across the platform. A green flag from the guard and a piercing blast of a whistle and then ah!... [more]
A passenger ferry on Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong.... [more]
The first indication of these wetlands that non-locals see is a sign near the CFA fire station in Edwards Road which rea... [more]
Victoria Road is only 8 kms in length but you could spend three days exploring and participating in all it has to offer.... [more]
A reserve in the middle of Main Street, Lilydale? That's what the war memorial became in 2017. It was named the Ralp... [more]
You can jog, cycle, swim or paddle around Lillydale Lake, but if you want a less strenuous activity, just take a mild wa... [more]
The Brushy Creek Trail mostly follows the Brushy Creek from Mooroolbark to the Maroondah Highway in North Croydon. Fo... [more]
Bellbird Park in Lillydale is a grassy open park dominated by a large pergola upon a small rise in the landscape. But ... [more]
03/03/2019
Wherever there is a big anything, the crowds or individuals soon gather for a selfie. This big poppy was photographed on... [more]
Australia's worst bushfire disaster was Victoria's Black Saturday, beginning around 7 February and ending on 14 March 20... [more]
Spadoni's Bushland Reserve at the end of Victoria Road in Yering is located next to the Yarra River, with stunning v... [more]
Surprisingly there are only two op shops in Mooroolbark, far enough apart as to not be in direct competition with each o... [more]
It's not who you are but who you were. That's what you will discover on Lilydale Historical Society's Lilydale Cemet... [more]
23/02/2019
This eatery could be said to be at the 'wrong' end of Main Street, almost hidden away, but very popular. It is in ... [more]
Anglicare, the Treasure Chest. 24 John Street. Hours: 9am - 4pm Mon. to Fri. Despite its small frontage, the... [more]
This cafe is quite large and the tables are sparsely spaced which gives the impression of not being crowded. My m... [more]
This annual event at the Australian National Aviation Museum at Moorabbin Airport attracts hundreds of people, all i... [more]
16/02/2019
This 2.17 hectare park, bounded by Market, Castella and Chapel Streets is a green oasis almost in the centre of Lilyda... [more]
Leaving Picton on the South Island of New Zealand, the Cook Strait ferry passes through the very picturesque sound befor... [more]
This is the party trick of the pilot of this Yak 52 aircraft. After completing his aerobatic display he performs a "burn... [more]
It took four days to reach Seal Bay on South Australia's Kangaroo Island's south coast. Admittedly we travelled by cruis... [more]
Taken in the Tasman Sea between New Zealand and Australia from a cruise ship. My observations are that sunsets at sea ar... [more]
Cape Schanck Lighthouse photographed at dusk with an interesting cloud formation reflecting the last rays of the sunset.... [more]
Biggles flies again. Fancy yourself as Biggles, the legendary fictional world war one fighter pilot? Zooming your bi-... [more]
This hidden away gem is for those who like an easy walk without the crowds of the more popular parks. It is about ... [more]
World Wetlands Day is celebrated internationally each year on 2 February, being first celebrated in 1997. Since then... [more]
02/02/2019
Situated between Exeter and Holloway Roads in North Croydon, Hochkins Ridge is an eighteen-hectare dry forest and ... [more]
The biggest airshow in Australia and one of the top five in the world will be the 2019 Avalon International Airsho... [more]
01/03/2019 - 03/03/2019
Walking. Certainly, the most popular activity around this 2.5 km track that circumnavigates the lake's edge. Some people... [more]
One of the best locations for photography in the Lilydale area is the Lillydale Lake. Over the years I have walked aroun... [more]
World famous soprano Dame Nellie Melba, who called Lilydale home, has returned in the form of a giant mural. Her ima... [more]
The Briggs/McDonald pavilion depicting some of the historic past activities of the show.... [more]