Tulip Festival

I mentioned recently that the Tulip Festival was soon to open. In fact the dates are 15 September to 12 October.  So if you’re in Melbourne and able to make the trip to Silvan, it would be worth your while to do so.  They have a variety of things happening there and if you check […]

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Spring is in the air! II

I’m not a footy fan at all but it would be very remiss of me not to mention the footy (Australian Rules) at this time of the year because, after all, the Grand Final is just around the corner.  Beware those who plan weddings and other events when the grand final is on! It’s been […]

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Spring is in the air!

It may still be August but Spring is definitely showing up around Melbourne.  In the hills east of Melbourne the Tulip Festival is held each Spring by Tesselaars. For those who are gardeners in Australia, the name will be very familiar, as you can purchase all sorts of bulbs and other plants from them all […]

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Misty Morning at Lysterfield Lake Park

If you are a mountain biker, or walker, or perhaps just enjoy beautiful park lands for a picnic, then Lysterfield Lake Park is an ideal place to visit. Lysterfield Lake Park can be accessed from Horswood Road, Lysterfield and is almost 40kms from the City of Melbourne.  I go there to walk, always with camera […]

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In the Dandenongs

The Dandenong Ranges is a great place for visitors to come. Not just from interstate or overseas but other Victorians too. There is so much to offer, especially during the school holidays. One of the most popular attractions is the Puffing Billy steam train.  A favourite with both kids and adults, it is a great […]

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Exhibition

Photography Exhibition   10 May—5 June If you enjoy nature photography then the photos of Kathie Thomas will interest you. A winner of Bendigo Bank’s 2011 Calendar Photography Competition, Kathie will share more of her images at: Kallista Tea Rooms, 103 Monbulk Road, Kallista.   Official opening: 6-9pm 13th May. All welcome. Please note: the […]

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The Park and the Flood

The heavy rains early February brought with it floods in many parts of Victoria.  Many parks were affected, particularly in the eastern parts of Melbourne and in the hills.  Currently Lysterfield Lake Park, Churchill Park, Birdsland Reserve and Cardinia Reservoir have closed their walking trails and mountain biking tracks.  Only the picnic areas at Lysterfield […]

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Win a family pass to Yamaha Phillip Island Superbike Event

Win a family pass to the 2011 Yamaha Phillip Island Round Superbike World Championship 25-27 February Superbike racing is all about showcasing the latest generation of high-performance four-stroke street bikes, with seven manufacturers set to battle it out for the 2011 world championship – Honda, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Suzuki, Ducati, BMW and Aprilia. Want to know […]

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The Right Choice – Melbourne Uni

Our students explain what they like most about Melbourne University. Students talk about the unique Melbourne experience; the campus, the facilities and the Melbourne Model. For more videos and everything you need to know about Change of Preference visit our web site: www.unimelb.edu.au

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Ducks on the highway

You  just never know what’s going to happen in Melbourne. To hit the news on the radio this morning was a family of ducks walking along the Monash Freeway holding up the traffic.  They were waddling down the emergency lane and a VicRoads van was quick to be guarding them from harm until Wildlife Victoria […]

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