Monthly Archives: January 2018

Echuca, Victoria

28 & 29 January 2018 Soon after we landed in Australia, I saw a late night TV show about the history of Echuca and the Murray River. The “Mighty Murray”, Australia’s longest river, creates most of the border between New … Continue reading

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Melbourne: City Center – Part 3

6 – 16 January 2018 Melbourne’s city center is filled with gems. Here are a few we liked. Old City Courts and Gaol (Prison) Melbourne Town Hall Melbourne City Baths Barak Building – the face of Indigenous Leader William Barak

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Melbourne: City Center – Part 2

6 – 16 January 2018 Along Spring Street on the city center’s eastern edge between Flinders Street and Victoria Street are several historic buildings and parks including the Parliament House and Gardens, the Old Treasury Building, Treasury Gardens, St. Patrick’s … Continue reading

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Melbourne: City Center – Part 1

6 – 16 January 2018 Melbourne is the state capital of Victoria and the second most populated city in Australia with 4.7 million Melburnians. It is regularly ranked as one of the world’s most livable cities. Melbourne has a reputation … Continue reading

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Melbourne: South Bank

16 January 2018 The Southbank area of Melbourne is across the Yarra River from the city center. This stretch along the river has great restaurants and shopping along with Crown Casino, Eureka Skydeck, and Melbourne Convention Center. We walked from … Continue reading

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Melbourne: Docklands

16 January 2018 The Docklands area of Melbourne’s inner west is bustling with construction activity. The entertainment and high rise residential district is easily walkable from the Southern Cross Train Station. It is quieter than the CBD and Southbank but … Continue reading

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Grampians National Park – Part 2

20 January 2018 The next day we spent exploring Grampians National Park including The Pinnacle via the Wonderland Trail, Boroka Lookout, Mackenzie Falls, and Reed Lookout. The Pinnacle was a strenuous hike but well worth the effort. We were careful … Continue reading

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