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Day 7 – Hawker to Mt Elm School Campsite
7 months ago

Day 7 – Hawker to Mt Elm School Campsite

Day 7 served as a lesson in checking, double-checking and then triple-checking your bearings when you find yourself in an unfamiliar setting. The view from the top of Jervis Hill was …
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Budget Accommodation
1 year ago

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Budget Accommodation

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You’re planning a trip. Exciting! Time to piece together something that resembles a travel budget. Flights, check. Activities, organised. Transport, sorted. Then we get to the pricey matter of where you’ll …
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The Festive Period is the puuuurfect time to start House Sitting
1 year ago

The Festive Period is the puuuurfect time to start House Sitting

I’ve been told (on more than one occasion) that I make house sitting sound remarkably easy. Well, there’s a reason for that, it really isn’t that hard! Once you get …
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National Gallery of Victoria
2 years ago

National Gallery of Victoria

It takes two architectural gems in Melbourne’s south end to fit the 70,000+ works collected by the National Gallery of Victoria. Firstly, the NGV International exhibits pieces from all over …
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Federation Square
2 years ago

Federation Square

Federation Square is Melbourne’s answer to London’s Trafalgar Square, New York’s Time Square and Moscow’s Red Square. While this precinct might not be as big or ‘brutal’ as these famous …
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Melbourne Greeter Service
2 years ago

Melbourne Greeter Service

I’d done my fair share of exploration in Melbourne’s city centre by the time I signed up for the Melbourne Greeter Service. Yes, I should have taken advantage of this …
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Melbourne’s Street Art Culture
2 years ago

Melbourne’s Street Art Culture

Museums and galleries not really your thing? Fair enough; they’re not everyone’s taste. What about street art? The typically dark and dingy laneways of a thriving metropolis spring to life in …
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Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
2 years ago

Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)

Despite visiting Melbourne, and the city’s cultural heart – Federation Square, numerous times over the years, I had never visited the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. In fact, I …
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State Library Victoria
2 years ago

State Library Victoria

If you’ve spent any time roaming the grid-like streets of Melbourne, there’s a reasonable chance that you’ve stumbled across the heritage-listed State Library of Victoria. A distinguished CBD landmark, surrounded …
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Dight Falls Trail
2 years ago

Dight Falls Trail

The seasons turn pretty quickly in Melbourne. Winter sneaks up brutally fast, and while the chilly weather is fractionally more predictable, the skies bring more rain clouds, which result in …
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