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As you travel through parts of Victoria's Western District you will see kilometres upon kilometres of stone walls, along... [more]
Terang is in Victoria's Western District. It is 212 kms south-west from Melbourne, 142 kms west of Geelong and 46 kms ea... [more]
On my many street walks, I have noticed statues of Buddha in all shapes and sizes. Where do they come from, I ask myself... [more]
St. Michael's is a small church on Mt. Dandenong Tourist Road, Kalorama. It is easily missed as you wend your way along ... [more]
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]
 
This one-kilometre street runs between Liverpool Road and Colchester Road. It is straight and flat with several roundabo... [more]
This 700-metre street is in a relatively new development in Mooroolbark and as such, features many double story houses, ... [more]
This 800-metre street is straight but hilly, starting at Canterbury Road. Lots of trees and shrubs were in flowe... [more]
It is said that east is east and west is west and never the 'twain shall meet. That is not true with East and West... [more]
This short 600 metre walk is like walk through the country. All blocks are built on but with established gardens and mat... [more]
I have driven past this shop in Mt. Evelyn many times, always attracted by the advertising board stating, "Lolly Shop,... [more]
This is a road of large blocks and landscaped gardens and many verge gardens centred around street trees on wide nature ... [more]
The first impression after entering Trevor Dudleys Menswear in Lilydale is how large the shop is. The second impressio... [more]
This 800 metre road starts at Canterbury Road and is a no through road. An orange day-lily was the most colourful f... [more]
Orient Avenue runs for 1.1 kms from Mitcham Road as a no through road at a Melbourne Water Retaining Basin. It is a... [more]
D.J's is a small café, mainly trading in take-away food. It has three tables inside and two for al fresco footpath dinin... [more]
This 1.2 km. road parallels the Lilydale railway line and only one side of the road has houses. It starts at Manchester ... [more]
This little café in Albert Hill Road, Lilydale nestles between a pizza shop and an osteopathy clinic. You can dine ... [more]
House of Gold Skin Care is a pop-up shop currently in the Lilydale Marketplace shopping centre. They have your skin... [more]
Mirang Avenue is home to some beautiful gardens and flowers. Particularly attractive was a pink-toned rose. It was compl... [more]
Alpine Way runs for 1 km. between Cambridge and Mt. Dandenong Roads. It's well-established but with modern housing,... [more]
Buckle O' Bills is a pop-up shop at the Lilydale Marketplace. Their main merchandise is genuine leather belts - hu... [more]
Mount View Parade curves for 1.2 kms from Lincoln Road to Manchester Road. One of the most colourful flowers seen w... [more]
Gracedale Avenue is 1.2 kms of floral and avian delight. Many birds of paradise were spreading their wings, so to speak,... [more]
Sevenoaks is a 650-metre avenue starting from the service road of Maroondah Highway. The predominant flowers were roses,... [more]
You will find girl gifts here, but you will need to first pass all the man cave supplies. It's a pop-up shop just... [more]
Midhurst Road is only a short 500-metre walk between Plymouth Road and Maroondah Highway. A return walk is one kilo... [more]
This 800 metre street runs between Durham and Mt. Dandenong Roads. It's an area of lush gardens, lots of flower... [more]
This 1 km road can be accessed from Dublin Road, which crosses Alexandra Road. It is slightly undulating and is me... [more]
Legends of the Skies (LOTS) is back at the Australian National Aviation Museum at Moorabbin Airport. Legends of t... [more]
03/12/2021 - 05/12/2021
This 800-metre street runs from Canterbury Road to Walhalla Drive. It's spring and a bright red bougainvillea certa... [more]
Rasling Raw is a pop-up shop in the Chirnside Park Shopping Centre, featuring handmade soap and natural skin & hair care... [more]
The moment you walk in the door, you have the feeling that it is going to be a good experience. On my first visi... [more]
This 700 metre drive is hidden away in Croydon Hills but is worth seeking out because of its diversity of flowers, such ... [more]
Rosemary Avenue is a 700-metre semi-circular avenue, beginning and ending on Narr Maen Drive. It's spring and tha... [more]
Jesmond Road is almost one kilometre in length running off Eastfield Road. Almost every other garden featured roses... [more]
Kingsburgh Reserve is on Kingsburgh Lane. Its main attraction is the variety of birds that can be seen there. During sev... [more]
Sellick Drives runs for 800 metres off Dorsett Road. It's a straight, flat road with footpaths on both sides making it w... [more]
How colourful is this - it's a flame azalea and looks like it had caught fire! Bimbadeen Drive starts at Hayrick La... [more]
It's springtime and a colourful reminder was a Namaqualand daisy, also known as a cape marigold, a native of South Afric... [more]
Halloween is on the night of 31 October. Why wait until then to be frightened by zombies, witches and the living dead. A... [more]
31/10/2021
Montana Parade is unique for a suburban street. It is gravel, unsealed, with no footpaths and foliage to the edge of the... [more]
Alexander Road runs for 1.1 kms from Albert Road to Mangans Road, although 100 metres is actually North Road. If yo... [more]
Park Orchards is an outer eastern leafy suburb of Melbourne, although walking along Williams Road, you would be forgiven... [more]
Ervin Road starts at Mt. Dandenong Road and continues for almost one kilometre before ending as a no through road at Kil... [more]
Soon after I started this walk I thought I had become lost and ended up in a cemetery, particularly when I thought I saw... [more]
This no through road starts at Bayswater Road and ends about 700 metres later at the Tarralla Creek Trail. The Mel... [more]
It's 1.4 kms in length, uphill in parts, but downhill coming back, but it's worth it for the floral diversity that is on... [more]
I knew this was going to be an interesting walk as three rainbow lorikeets landed in the tree next to my parking spot. ... [more]
Kemp Street runs for 700 metres off Dublin Road. It is a well-established area with many weatherboard houses. Some ... [more]
Dryden Concourse is almost a "Z" direction street between Cardigan and Mt. Dandenong Roads. Springtime seems to bri... [more]
Zina Grove runs off Cambridge Road. It's around 900 metres in length and a little steep in parts. Most gardens ... [more]
North Road, runs east-west from Maroondah Highway to Mangans Road. It has steep sections and is probably not suitab... [more]
Geoffrey Drive runs between Liverpool and Mt. Dandenong Roads for one kilometre. It's a colourful walk both flora a... [more]
This 750-metre drive, curves and undulates around from Plymouth Road to Narr-Maen Drive. The brightest floral displ... [more]
Strathfield Avenue is a most interesting street. It runs from the service road of Maroondah Highway, passes a Village Gr... [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]
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