Tag Archives: heritage


O’Reillys & Lamington National Park

“Four years after the arrival of the O’Reilly family in 1911 Lamington National Park was declared, effectively isolating the O’Reillys from the outside world. While Lamington wasn’t Queensland’s first national park it is the most […]

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Rambling The Outback – Day 4 – MUNGO!

Day four of our outback travels had arrived… For me… this was the highlight of the trip.. remote, isolated, heritage listed and with a landscape unlike anything I had seen before.  Mungo National Park.  Aboriginal […]

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Rambling Outback NSW – Day 3 – Silverton and DayDream Mine

Day 3 of our outback adventure –  our plans for today, were Silverton and the Daydream Mine.  Whilst I slept through the sunrise, some of the group went out hunting down a good sunrise spot […]

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Princes Pier, Port Melbourne

Princes Pier in Port Melbourne is a heritage listed structure, adjacent to Station Pier.  It was originally named New Railway Pier, due to the railway lines down the centre, connecting it to the Port Melbourne […]

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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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Tooronga Falls

Tooronga Falls is just east of Noojee, Vic and is easily accessible from the car park via a 750m walk. The falls are photogenic, with a good year round flow.  On the walk to them, we found lots […]

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Sail and Rail

I had a birthday coming up and chose the Steamrail Victoria excursion to Geelong as my day out.  Our sail and rail day started early… we were sailing to Geelong aboard the Victoria Star and […]

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Shipwrecks of Homebush Bay

The Shipwrecks and Wetlands of Homebush Bay are a stunning credit to reclamation and beautification old industrial locations, with paths, cycle tracks, wetlands and of course, the shipwrecks. Situated on the south bank of the […]

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The Maltings, Mittagong

  The Maltings at Mittagong had been on my ‘decaying, decrepit places I must visit before they are razed to the ground’ list for some time.  At the urging of my travelling companion who seemed […]

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Urban Exploration

Urban exploration is one of my favourite pastimes when I have camera in hand and on a recent trip to NSW I ticked a few more locations off my list.  On day one of our […]

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Beechworth and Mayday Hills

Beechworth sprung up in the 1800’s with the discovery of gold, luring people in from all over the world, and by 1852 around 8,000 miners lived in the at Beechworth.  Like at Ballarat and Ararat, the […]

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