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Readers: 10846
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Articles: 80
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The Camperdown Mill self-contained apartments are advertised as unique, historic and luxurious; and they are. - Uni... [more]
 
This small reserve is at the end of Pezzimenti Place, a no through road, off Brushy Park Road, Wonga Park. Its ... [more]
As the name suggests, this trail follows the Mullum Mullum Creek in Ringwood. Just under 6 kms in length, it is compacte... [more]
Two hidden parks in Chirnside Park. In the newer part of the large Chirnside Park estate off Black Springs Road are t... [more]
Morrison Reserve is a very large area comprising of a farmyard themed playground including a windmill. The playground... [more]
Can be accessed from Maroondah Highway or Ainslie Park Drive. The park is dominated by a football/cricket oval and is ho... [more]
Named after the 100-year-old oak tree in the courtyard dining area, O'Tree has been operating since 2016. Its cuisine is... [more]
I have a weakness for hot cross buns. As soon as the Christmas decorations sales have finished I'm on the lookout for th... [more]
A special way to save. Apart from your mortgage your biggest weekly expense is probably your supermarket spend. My... [more]
Bayswater Op Shops There are four op shops in Bayswater. Villa Maria Catholic Homes. 6/14 Station Street. Hours:... [more]
Tarralla Creek Trail from Canterbury Road. Canterbury Road to Eastfield Road. This section is 2.6 kms and a very easy ... [more]
Poyner Reserve. Corner of Beresford & Cave Hill Roads. This small park is on the corner of Beresford and Cave Hill ... [more]
There are four dedicated restaurants/cafés in the Market Place with Melba's one of them. Apart from the food court, ther... [more]
Love your potato cakes? If you are passing through Lilydale there are only two places to consider. Both are in the ... [more]
I was fortunate to be invited to the final dress rehearsal of Visiting Mr. Green, which was a unique experience for me. ... [more]
05/04/2019 - 14/04/2019
Museums dedicated to one single brand of automobile are rare, but there are at least three dedicated to Holdens in Aus... [more]
Every town has a park, but not as large as Yarra Glen's McKenzie Reserve. It is next to the Memorial Hall and War... [more]
Been there many times, mainly for brunch and lunch. They open at 7.30 and close daily at 3.30 but the breakfast menu i... [more]
Melba Restaurant is the restaurant in the Langham Hotel. The dining room has nice views of the Yarra River, if y... [more]
Two parks, one location Graysworth Reserve. Rendcomb Street Kilsyth South. This reserve has something for every... [more]
The ARK Theatre presents this play from 5 April to 14 April 2019. Ross, a young executive, is sentenced to weekly v... [more]
05/04/2019 - 14/04/2019
Where can you get a sausage, a coffee and a screw at the one location? At Bunnings Croydon, of course. The saus... [more]
A pelican in a pond in main street. A rare event recently observed in Yarra Glen. Further inspection revealed a se... [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]
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
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