Monthly Archives: January 2018

Great Ocean Road – Part 1 (Torquay to Apollo Bay)

18 January 2018 The Great Ocean Road has the reputation to be one of the great scenic drives in Australia. It starts in Torquay, about 100 km west of Melbourne, and stretches about 150 miles along the southern coast to … Continue reading

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Melbourne: Churches

6 – 14 January 2018 Melbourne has a number of prominent church buildings. Here are a few we enjoyed.   St. Paul’s Cathedral – built 1891   St. Patrick’s Cathedral – built 1848 St. Peter’s Eastern Hill Church – built … Continue reading

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Melbourne: Sporting Arenas

6 – 14 January 2018 Melbourne is a sports town. Melbourne Park was built in 1988 as the new home for the Australian Open but its various facilities accommodate several sports along with concerts and special events. Rod Laver Arena, … Continue reading

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Melbourne: King’s Domain

11 January 2018 King’s Domain is a parkland across the Yarra River from Melbourne Park. Its home to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Queen Victoria Gardens, Government House (1876), Shrine of Remembrance (1934), Melbourne Observatory, and Sidney Meyer Music Bowl. Disappointed, … Continue reading

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Melbourne: Williamstown

9 January 2018 During our time in Melbourne, we are actually staying in the suburb of Williamstown, 9 km southwest of the CBD. Western Melbourne is more industrial and less populated than the more popular eastern suburbs. Williamstown has a … Continue reading

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Geelong

7 January 2018 On our first full day in Melbourne, we did not rush into the CBD. Instead we took time to visit the local train station and get myki transportation cards so we’d be ready for the next morning. … Continue reading

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Princes Highway – Part 2

5 & 6 January 2018 After a slow-paced first day on the Princes Highway, it was time to make some distance. We drove from Nowra to Bairnsdale. Despite spending most of the day in the car, we found a few … Continue reading

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Princes Highway – Part 1

4 January 2018 With a successful 3 week visit of Sydney in our rearview mirror, it was time to embark on our trip to Melbourne. The shortest route from Sydney to Melbourne is the Hume Highway, but where’s the fun … Continue reading

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Sydney: Opera House – Part 2

25 December 2017 – 3 January 2018 The Opera House is an intriguing form. Here are a few more from the second half of our Sydney visit including a tour of the inside.  

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Sydney: Inner Sydney – Part 3

17 December 2017 – 3 January 2018 Here are some random pictures from Sydney’s central business district.

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