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My WeekendNotes - 361
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This reasonably sized reserve in Nunawading features several walking paths, a playground, and undercover picnic and BBQ ... [more]
Hedgeley Dene Gardens in Malvern East is definitely a people's garden, judging by the people using them. Older couples... [more]
With the proliferation of online magazines, it is often said that printed magazines as we know them are dead. Nothing ... [more]
\You get three Kingfishers with this tour. The company, Kingfisher Cruises, the boat, M.V. Kingfisher and the bird, the ... [more]
The Camperdown Mill self-contained apartments are advertised as unique, historic and luxurious; and they are. - Uni... [more]
 
An eyrie is a large nest of an eagle or other bird of prey, built high in a tree or on a cliff. It is also a high or ina... [more]
This one-kilometre drive runs from Country Club Drive to Edwards Road. It is an established area from the 1960s. Th... [more]
Bonnie View Road runs for 1.2 kms from Exeter Road to Maroondah Highway in Croydon. It is a long established area w... [more]
This is a street walk with many benefits along the way. It runs in an arc from Yarra Road to Narr-Maen Drive. The distan... [more]
Starting at Manchester Road, Partridge Way heads east, turns to the north, then heads west. Not far into the walk, ... [more]
Yarra Valley Boulevard begins at a roundabout on Black Springs Road. It is gently undulating, but not too steep for... [more]
Summerhill Park Drive is a short 800m street in what could be called an outer eastern leafy green suburb. It is a... [more]
This large garden in Whitehorse Road, Mont Albert is a green oasis in built up suburbia. It has almost everything. ... [more]
This fenced reserve is part of the larger Beckett Park in Balwyn. The flora reserve was created in the early 1990s to pr... [more]
This street, off Hull Road, is a walk of floral and avian extravaganza. It is just under one kilometre in leng... [more]
This 2.5 km walk is along a dedicated path along Hull Road. It starts near Carronvale Road and parallels the south side ... [more]
This 1.3 km. Drive starts at busy Maroondah Highway and ends with a lot to see and do and then some more. One ... [more]
Country Club Drive begins at Maroondah Highway and one kilometre later ends at the Chirnside Park Country Club. It ... [more]
Bella Vista means "beautiful view" and indeed it is as you walk along embracing the gardens and the ambience of the area... [more]
Highview Drive is aptly named. If you arrive at the top end of the Drive, you will have a view of a distant hill covered... [more]
This large area is mainly bush with the Bungalook Creek running through it, although much of the creek is either undergr... [more]
Community Way, part of the Lilydale Lakes housing estate, is only about one kilometre in length but there is a lot to se... [more]
I like circuit walks as you end up where you started, with a surprise around every bend and there is no need to back-tra... [more]
Narr-Maen Drive is a 1.4 km semi-circular drive between Bemboka and Plymouth Roads. It is completely built up with many ... [more]
Regency Rise is just under one kilometre in length, starting at Black Springs Road. It meanders along with some ste... [more]
. Savanna Drive is only 700 metres in length but combined with a circuit of Manchester Road and Partridge Way, it wil... [more]
The Range Boulevard starts and ends at Dorset Road. It is a new housing estate on the former Croydon Golf Club. The... [more]
Wandana Crescent is just over one km - almost. Running off Bellara Drive, Wandana Crescent heads north, while Wandana St... [more]
Anthony Drive is only around 1.5 kms in length as it meanders from Parklands Avenue to a surprise ending. It's real... [more]
Rolling Hills Road in Chirnside Park is aptly named as it rolls up and down over its 1.5 km length. It starts and ends a... [more]
It was a dark and stormy day. Not the best conditions for a happy snap, but taken in the conditions for which lighthouse... [more]
Billanook Way is a 1.5 km street in the Chirnside Village Estate. It is good exercise for both local residents ... [more]
Are murals graffiti? No, graffiti is vandalism, while murals is art. Around the suburbs, many brick walls on the ... [more]
A walk around Lilydale Lake is a perfect walk for the unfit as it is almost completely level. If you venture away from... [more]
Bellbird Drive is a circular thoroughfare in the Lilydale Lakes housing estate. It is a very pleasant walk of abou... [more]
Mooroolbark Road is a stretch of road between Maroondah Highway and Hull Road in Mooroolbark. It is only about 2 km... [more]
With many cafes closing, some forever, this is a new one opening. Just over a month ago, Sofia and Con opened t... [more]
The Olinda Creek Wetlands consists of three small reed surrounded lakes. The paths around the lakes are all level compac... [more]
The Mooroolbark Retarding Basin is mainly a large open area alongside Mooroolbark Road. There is a wide walking tra... [more]
Lakeview Drive in Lilydale is a two-kilometre long semi-circular street, starting and ending at Hull Road. Startin... [more]
This reserve has many facets. Its main one is a small reed surrounded lake, which is the home to waterbirds. It ... [more]
The Everard Memorial Wildflower Sanctuary is part of the Warrien Reserve in Croydon North. The sanctuary area is fe... [more]
Is the grass greener on the other side of the highway? It was when I shifted into the area 45 years ago and horses graze... [more]
Our exercise here in Melbourne is restricted to within five kilometres from home. Having walked all the green areas on m... [more]
During the COVID 19 lockdown, our exercise options are restricted to an exercise location within five kilometres of ho... [more]
Botanica Drive in Chirnside Park is part of the former Chirnside Park Golf Course. Running parallel along much of the we... [more]
If you live in suburbia, you can walk to your nearest crossroad and ponder. "Will I go North, South, East or West?" Why... [more]
Our kitchen drawers are usually filled with many useful and many "why did I buy that" items. Some of the smallest ones a... [more]
Specialist shops used to be fairly common, but to find five in the one street could be a window shopper's bonanza. If yo... [more]
Every Sunday in July is market day at Langfords Patisserie. You can't buy a coffee or a cake, but you can buy a can... [more]
04/07/2020
Do you love the fragment aroma of scented candles? Would like to have one in almost every room of your house, but baulk ... [more]
This reserve is new growth bushland. Easiest access is through the car park of the Flamingo Children & Family Centre in ... [more]
This is a genuine suburban bushland reserve. It is a heavily timbered area with old and new growth trees and bushes. ... [more]
Many of The Iced Bakery's goodies are iced, but there is much more to see and eat. In library terms, there are many shel... [more]
Wurundjeri Wetlands is also known as the Melbourne Water, Fulton Road Retarding Basin No. 147. I have found that ma... [more]
Made Locally is a gift shop with a difference. Every item on display is handmade by talented individuals. Yo... [more]
Rowville Lakes are three lakes in the Lakes Estate, which runs between Stud Road and Bridgewater Way in Rowville. The ... [more]
Joan O'Reilly's Lilydale Florist has been in Lilydale for over 35 years. This is not a big shop, but it is big... [more]
Coleman Reserve is a small part of the larger Lewis Park, which boasts three playing fields, tennis courts, skate park, ... [more]
I knew this going to be an interesting walk before I got out of the car. Entering the small off-road car park on Stephen... [more]
This walk starts at Bayswater Road, opposite Mason Court. It ends at Bayfield Road East. The one-kilometre walk fol... [more]
As far as retarding basins go, this one is rather remote and at first glance not that interesting, but read on. At... [more]
This medium size reserve is between Greenslopes Drive and Hull Road in Mooroolbark. There is a parking lane on busy Hull... [more]
Where have all the greengrocers gone? Gone to supermarkets every one; gone to supermarkets every one; well, almost every... [more]
This would be one of several hundred suburban parks which boast a small playground, and Wandana Reserve is just that, ... [more]
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