Lake Mountain Alpine Resort is the closest snow field to Melbourne and although it doesn’t cater to downhill skiers it is the centre for cross country skiing in Victoria. Visitors can also try their hand – or foot – at snowshoeing, tobogganing and good old snowman making.
One week in an apartment will never compare to being a true resident, no matter how enthusiastic you are in your role as a local. However, by choosing a holiday rental over a hotel, you are absolutely guaranteed an entirely different holiday experience, every time.
I think I’ve found ‘The One’. Yes, it’s true. Since I’ve been frequenting Australian shores I’ve been waiting and hoping, hoping and waiting for the right one to come along. And now it seems my wait is finally over. The Lost Lands festival is here!
On the surface, Noosa seems like any other seaside town, but there is so much more to this captivating region than sun, sea and sand. Conservation and sustainable tourism ideals are ingrained in the community and business life. Action groups ensure development is restricted, wildlife is cared for and management programmes are in place to help protect this wonderfully diverse environment. Added to that some seriously good places to eat and you can see why people keep coming back for more.
Five years ago this week, this beautiful little person standing in silhouette was born and changed my world and the way I live and travel forever more.
In 1934, a young Melbourne couple John and Sunday Reed, who were passionate supporters of the modern art movement, bought a dairy farm and 15 acres of land with a view to making it a mecca for modern art.
The walk is just a few kilometres long, looping around from the picnic area at the car park and back again, so it’s great for small children with lots to explore, pick and prod along the way.
Brazil has Carnival, America has Thanksgiving, England has Guys Fawkes and Ireland has… Halloween.
As I manoeuvred the bus-like rental car through the narrow Roman streets of Tiana, I was so thankful Anna insisted she led the way. Indicating left into an even narrower dirt road, with no signage or lighting, I was glad I let manners win over independence.
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