Monthly Archives: January 2018

Grampians National Park – Part 1

19 January 2018 From Port Fairy, we drove inland to Grampian National Park with a stop in Hamilton to stock up on supplies. We arrived at Lakeside Caravan Park in Halls Gap, one of the best caravan parks we have … Continue reading

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Great Ocean Road – Part 3 (Port Campbell to Port Fairy)

19 January 2018 While the first day included two-thirds of the Great Ocean Road and its marquee attraction, the Twelve Apostles, the second day was our favorite. It included stops at The Arch, London Bridge, The Grotto, James Irving’s Monument, … Continue reading

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Great Ocean Road – Part 2 (Apollo Bay to Port Campbell)

18 January 2018 The stretch from Apollo Bay to Princetown is largely inland through rolling pastures. Just beyond the town of Princetown, our patience was rewarded when we finally arrived at one of Australia’s most iconic views. The Twelve Apostles … Continue reading

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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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