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As you wander along your own street or others in your neighbourhood, you will see many birds. Almost every street has tr... [more]
This newly opened deli at Lilydale Market Place is a haven for foodies. Think deli and you immediately think ... [more]
The main benefit of exercise is to maintain a healthy body, but there are many other benefits if your exercise is a walk... [more]
As you wander around your neighbourhood, you may have noticed an occasional box or small glass fronted cabinet full of b... [more]
Glenburnie Road is a road of two contrasts. The section from Canterbury Road to Langford Road is narrow and undul... [more]
Camperdown is 190 kms west of Melbourne on the Princes Highway. As you travel across the flat volcanic plains of the wes... [more]
Noorat is a small hamlet on the Terang to Mortlake Road, 211 kms west of Melbourne. The 2016 census recorded 333 residen... [more]
Hedgeley Dene Gardens in Malvern East is definitely a people's garden, judging by the people using them. Older couples... [more]
Rowville Lakes are three lakes in the Lakes Estate, which runs between Stud Road and Bridgewater Way in Rowville. The ... [more]
Due to the current health crisis, you may be deprived of your daily exercise of a walk in the park or around the block. ... [more]
This beautifully landscaped reserve is almost hidden, as being a former quarry it is below eye level. It is not on a maj... [more]
Stage 1A of the Lilydale to Yarra Glen rail trail has recently been opened to walkers and cyclists. Stage 1A is from Lil... [more]
The Warrandyte Riverside Market is just that, a market along the banks of the Yarra River which flows through Warrandyte... [more]
The Yarra River walk at Warrandyte is about 2.5 kms in length, but I have concentrated on the 1km stretch which passes a... [more]
Before I qualified for a driving licence, I dreamed of owning a sports car. You know, one of those cars that the soft... [more]
This rather small garden is hidden away behind the strip of shops in Mount Dandenong Road in Montrose. It can also be ac... [more]
An antique shop in a country town is normal fare. But three in one town? Yarra Glen boasts three, all in the main stre... [more]
\You get three Kingfishers with this tour. The company, Kingfisher Cruises, the boat, M.V. Kingfisher and the bird, the ... [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]
The Camperdown Mill self-contained apartments are advertised as unique, historic and luxurious; and they are. - Uni... [more]
Anglicare, the Treasure Chest. 24 John Street. Hours: 9am - 4pm Mon. to Fri. Despite its small frontage, the... [more]
 
Lusher Road runs for 1.1 kms north/south from Mt. Dandenong Road to the Tarralla Creek Trail. About half of the eas... [more]
This is one road but has two names as it changes along the way. Akarana Road is older and was joined by Saddleback Ridge... [more]
Although Smith Avenue is only 600 metres in length, it is long on things to see. The north side of this well-establ... [more]
Surrey Road runs between Croydon and Dorset Roads. East and West is separated by the Lilydale railway line, giving only ... [more]
Chester Street runs from Benito Street to Victoria Road, but only pedestrian access can be made to Victoria Road. ... [more]
This road starts at Summit Road and winds its way back to Summit Road 1.1 kms later. There are no flat bits, it's e... [more]
Timms Avenue is a straight 900 metres between Pascoe Avenue and Ervin Road. It has footpaths on both sides and is slight... [more]
This 800 metre drive can only be accessed from Peppertree Way, which runs of Lakeview Drive in the Lakeview Estate. ... [more]
Summit Road begins at Queen Road and winds its way upwards for 900 metres coming to a "T" intersection also named Summit... [more]
Evans Drive is almost a square walk as it travels for 900 metres in all four directions, starting and ending at The Rang... [more]
Jarvis Avenue is a 700-metre walk along a well-established avenue of large blocks, with many weatherboard houses still s... [more]
Pascoe Avenue was a pleasant sunny walk with a vast array of floral pleasures. It was a slow walk with frequent st... [more]
The Ridge is only about 600 metres in length as it undulates and meanders through a newly established area of the Lakevi... [more]
This undulating 800 metre drive runs between Landscape Drive and Mooroolbark Road. Winter flowers are in full bloom... [more]
Hedwig Drive may be only 600 metres in length but it is quite steep in parts and offers nice views of the distant Danden... [more]
This 700 mt. avenue runs of Exeter Road. It is straight and just a little undulating with footpaths on both sides. ... [more]
Wicklow Avenue runs for 1.1 km., from Croydon Railway Station to Mt. Dandenong Road. At the station end is the Croy... [more]
Bella the bulldog was the friendliest thing I met in Larbert Road. This 1.1km. road only has a couple of slight ris... [more]
Neuparth Road is 800 metres in length running between Exeter Road and Holloway Road, with a couple of slight rises. ... [more]
Bellara Drive is 1.6 kms in length with some slight rises. It runs from Manchester Road to Dorset Road. Being a lon... [more]
McDermott Avenue runs for 700 metres from Manchester Road to Ross Pincott Drive. The red and pink camellia trees ar... [more]
It was a pleasure to meet Mischa. This 900 metre road runs between Exeter and Holloway Roads. It is straight but un... [more]
Kent Avenue runs for 1 km., from Maroondah Highway to Wicklow Avenue. At the Wicklow Avenue end is the Croydon Cent... [more]
Vista Drive runs between Edward Road and Kimberley Drive. It is 800 metres in length, has a couple of curves and a ... [more]
Lomond Avenue is 1.3 kms in length. It has a few bends and some slight rises, but nothing steep. Two bright red ca... [more]
Exeter Road is 1.4 kms in length running from Maroondah Highway to Nangathan Way. It is a road of many contrasts. A... [more]
This 600 metre Crescent runs from Towerhill Drive to Montanus Court. Camellias were thriving in the winter climate ... [more]
The restaurant is part of the Wild Cattle Creek Estate on the Warburton Highway at Seville, which offers accommodation... [more]
This 800-metre avenue is a great walk. It is hilly, curvy and provides scenic views of Mt. Dandenong. I was surpris... [more]
Turkeith Crescent starts and ends at Lyons Road. It is only about 500 meters but if you walk between the start and end a... [more]
This 700 metre road is quite steep in parts as are many parts of this section of Mooroolbark. It runs from Hayrick ... [more]
This 800 metre road starts at Exeter Road and ends when Brushy Park Road starts. It is a combination of old and new... [more]
This 700 metre drive runs between Vista and Viewpoint Drives. Many gardens had magnificent displays of camellias. R... [more]
Victoria Road is 8 kms in length but I am concentrating on the first 1.8 kms, which is residential development finishing... [more]
Barker Drive is an 800 metre curved thoroughfare starting at Wandana Crescent. It's a relatively new area with few ... [more]
The Lilydale Library Winter Book Sale is on again. It's your chance to secure ex-library books almost cheaper than borro... [more]
This one-kilometre road winds from Hull Road to Edinburgh Road. The Hull Road end is elevated and gives some pleasant vi... [more]
Switchback Cellars is a store of many facets, a bottle shop, a convenience store, a milk bar and somewhere to buy your d... [more]
This 1.4 kms drive runs between Ingram and Killara Roads. It has several meanders and some gentle undulations. ... [more]
This almost one kilometre drive runs from Hull Road and meanders a little but is quite level. My walk started in th... [more]
This 800 metre long avenue is a no through road from Bayswater Road and ends at Woodland Park. Despite its no throu... [more]
This 600 metre road runs from Whitehorse Road to Mt. Dandenong Road. It is a very colourful road in more ways ... [more]
Anderson Street is 1.4 kms in length and runs from Nelson Road until it meets up with Swansea Road just past the Yarra R... [more]
This 800 metre drive runs from Manchester Road to Hayrick Lane. It is straight but quite steep at both ends, totally uns... [more]
This 900 metre road runs from Maroondah Highway to Kent Avenue. It is elevated at the Maroondah Highway end and as ... [more]
Ruskin Avenue is only a short street of 600 metres joining Hull Road and Mt. Dandenong Road. It is a busy avenue a... [more]
This 900 metre avenue runs from Hull Road to Edinburgh Road, turning through 90 degrees in the process. Many of the... [more]
This 1.2 km road runs from Whitehorse Road to Mt. Dandenong Road. It lives up to its name as most of the houses are... [more]
This restaurant has been on Victoria Road for many years. I have eaten here a few times over the years and was looking f... [more]
Oaktree Road is only just over 600 metres in length and my walk provided a bonanza of flowers and birds. It is a no... [more]
This almost one kilometre road runs between Purser Avenue and Old Lilydale Road. It is a well-established area and ... [more]
Karingal Road is a no through road running off Exeter Road. It is only 500 metres in length but a winding walking t... [more]
This 1.2 km lane starts where Woodville Drive ends and ends as a no through road, although there are many exits along th... [more]
This lake has no name, but it is in Croydon. It is a man-made lake, adjacent to the Croydon Library. There is ... [more]
Britannia Way is only a 600 metre thoroughfare, starting and ending on Nelson Road. You can make it a complete one ... [more]
Woodville Road starts at Wynyard Drive and finishes 1.2 kms later when it becomes Hayrick Lane. Colourful flowers a... [more]
My street walks are usually along one side and a return along the other. The best of both worlds, so to speak. Nearing t... [more]
Settlers Hill Crescent starts and ends at Croydon Hills Drive as it curves around for just over one kilometre. Croy... [more]
Winyard Drive runs from Manchester Road for one km. The end is a dead end, but many streets run off it. At the Manc... [more]
Kingsburgh is a 750-metre residential lane running from Victoria Road to The Gateway. It is a newly established are... [more]
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