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I'm the author of Swimming Hole Heaven and Waterfall Seasons - The Waterfall Guide

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My WeekendNotes - 53
At over 350 metres long, this fully enclosed off-lead dog park is one of the best in Melbourne's south-east for letting ... [more]
For a front fence with a difference, venture down to 460 South Road Moorabbin to see a series of tile mosaics that brigh... [more]
Located on Commercial St West in the heart of Mount Gambier, FACT is a reasonably priced, award-winning fish and chip sh... [more]
The former Elsternwick Public Golf Course is transforming into an expansive nature reserve. This ten-year re-development... [more]
McKinnon has a brand new library with access to the City of Glen Eira's collection of books, magazines and DVDs, as well... [more]
Laz's Lane and Rita's Way are community laneway beautification projects created by local volunteers in Carnegie in Melbo... [more]
Many of Melbourne's walking trails are narrow or crowded, making it hard to maintain social distancing from other walker... [more]
Cape Liptrap Lighthouse provides an insight into Victoria's seafaring past and is a unique picnic spot for a day trip fr... [more]
Playing Australian Rules Football in the snow is more common than you think. There was much fuss made in the media about... [more]
Parks Victoria's Junior Rangers program is marking World Oceans Day with a series of hands-on (byo gloves) cleanups for ... [more]
Having grown up near landscape gardener and designer Edna Walling's signature gardens at the Bickley Vale estate in Melb... [more]
For vintage equipment buffs and kids who love climbing on really big things, this little park in Twizel is the one for y... [more]
The Big Tree in Peel Forest is a magical spot in the depths of the Peel Forest. At just under 150 km (approximately two... [more]
These immensely popular hot springs are both within reach of Christchurch, but if you are limited for time or only want ... [more]
If you are making the pilgrimage to watch your footy team play at Canberra's Manuka Oval (aka UNSW Canberra Oval), here ... [more]
As someone who has lived gluten-free, not by choice, for the past 15 years, I really miss potato cakes and fried flake. ... [more]
For the first time in the history of the AFL, a formal women's competition has been established in 2017. Here's where t... [more]
03/02/2017 - 25/03/2017
Edwin Street Park in Narooma is a tribute to the founder of Streets ice-creams, Ted Street. If you're a fan of the Padd... [more]
Here is a step by step guide with tips and tricks for ordering genuine Guilin noodles in Guilin and Nanning. The pr... [more]
Here are my five favourite parks in Melbourne for playing in Autumn leaves. Melbourne is well known for its European pa... [more]
Nanning's night market spans several hundred metres along two streets in the heart of the city. Historically known for ... [more]
Qing Xiu Lake is a new addition to Nanning's parks, with a 2.3 km walking track around the lake, surrounded by manicured... [more]
Qing Xiu Shan (Pretty Green Mountain) Scenic Area is an extensive park and gardens on the eastern fringe of Nanning that... [more]
Nanning Zoo is part animal enclosure, part circus and part amusement park, and probably more resembles an animal inspire... [more]
Nanhu Lake is the principal passive recreation area within the Nanning city area, with an 8 km walking track around the ... [more]
Looking for a way to cool down in the stifling tropical heat of Nanning? The MixC shopping centre in central Nanning bo... [more]
The City of Glen Eira is hosting a series of 8 free concerts every Sunday throughout October and November. Each concert... [more]
05/10/2014 - 23/11/2014
A 3D printer is now available for public use at the City of Glen Eira's Bentleigh Library. It is freely available for a... [more]
I had visited Joyce Park several times and never noticed what was under my feet until an extroverted six year old kid po... [more]
Box Cottage is a mid 19th century pioneer cottage, located in Joyce Park, Ormond, in Melbourne's south-eastern suburbs. ... [more]
The Kingston Heath Botanic Gardens in Cheltenham has a unique water feature that is ideally suited to rubber duck and un... [more]
The Kingston Heath Botanic Gardens is tucked away at the back of the Kingston Heath Reserve. It is only small, but it w... [more]
Kardinia Park, known affectionately as "The Cattery", is the home ground of AFL football team the Geelong Cats. It is t... [more]
A survey of the winter water temperatures in Sydney's indoor public swimming pools has revealed Sydney's warmest swimmin... [more]
A survey of the winter water temperatures in Perth's indoor public swimming pools has revealed Perth's warmest swimming ... [more]
A survey of the winter water temperatures in Canberra's indoor public swimming pools has revealed Canberra's warmest swi... [more]
A survey of the winter water temperatures in Adelaide's indoor public swimming pools has revealed Adelaide's warmest swi... [more]
A survey of the winter water temperatures in Hobart's indoor public swimming pools has revealed Hobart's warmest swimmi... [more]
A survey of the winter water temperatures in Melbourne's indoor public swimming pools has revealed Melbourne's warmest s... [more]
"Peppa Pig is coming, Peppa Pig is coming" or so my daughter keeps reminding me, unable to contain her excitement. The ... [more]
02/03/2014 - 03/03/2014
The United States has Roswell and Area 51 - Melbourne has the less well known Westall 1966 UFO landing. This event is t... [more]
A new playground with a difference has opened up in Westall, in the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne. It commemorates... [more]
Melbourne's Night Noodle Market promises hawker style street food from Asia, but after a visit on the weekend I was left... [more]
18/11/2013 - 30/11/2013
For your football viewing experience, at Etihad Stadium (Docklands) you get what you pay for. The lowest priced seats a... [more]
It's not often that you can go to a park and get chased by wild animals. Unlike the zoo, where most of the exhibits are ... [more]
Darwin is hot all year round, but the best time to visit for a swim is during the dry season, which runs roughly from Ap... [more]
After the winter hibernation, spring time in Melbourne is a time for re-introducing yourself to the sunshine and re-ener... [more]
When the city is sweltering and you need to escape the heat, here are a few swimming holes that are an easy day trip fro... [more]
The MCG is the home of Australian Rules Football, but with 100,000 seats to choose from, how do you know which one will ... [more]
These days there are only two places to watch AFL matches in Melbourne, at the MCG and Docklands, but this was not alway... [more]
The Great Ocean Road has some of the best beaches in the world, but when the surf is flat or choppy, here are my top two... [more]
The Grampians is an oasis of clean, fresh water in the western districts of Victoria, with several excellent swimming ho... [more]
When Melbourne starts to heat up and you need a cool respite, why not take a dip in one of the city's freshwater swimmin... [more]