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Byron Bay And The Crystal Castle

It was our last full day in Queensland before heading home next day, and we decided to drive down to Byron Bay and see the lighthouse, and visit the Crystal Castle.  Set in the hinterlands […]

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Churchill Island

Just over the bridge in Phillip Island is the turn off to Churchill Island Heritage Farm.  It has been farmed since the 1850’s and became the holiday retreat of the Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Samuel […]

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Ballarat Botanical Gardens and Tramway Museum

The Ballarat Botanical Gardens covers 40 hectares  alongside Lake Wendouree.  The main part of  the gardens are a  ‘Gardenesque’ style of a Victorian pleasure garden, with mature trees, green lawns, winding pathways, white statues, flowers […]

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Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries

One of my favourite TV shows is Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries, set in Melbourne in the 1920’s, based on the novels by Kerry Greenwood and screening in Australia on ABC TV. So, when they announced […]

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Alfred Nicholas Gardens, Sherbrooke

 Alfred Nicholas Gardens, Sherbrooke is one of our favourite gardens, we had been there in summer, and resolved then to come back in Autumn and get all the fabulous English trees ‘turning’. Expecting to spend most […]

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Mornington Pt. 1: Arthurs Seat and Point Nepean

Friday…..Arthurs Seat We left Melbourne on Friday morning with Lucy’s little gold bullet packed to the gills with art supplies, food, wine, and a few clothes squeezed in and headed down the highway towards the […]

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