Visit a Boathouse

Visit a Boathouse

The Yarra River may be famously muddy, but that doesn’t stop Melbournians from enjoying an outing at the city’s boathouses. Here you can picnic, go for a row in the Yarra, bushwalk, or — my favorite — sit upstairs with friends and enjoy Devonshire Tea, including highly caloric but ever-so-delicious cream scones with jam.

Gold Country

Gold Country

We got a long weekend (Labor Day in March!) so packed up ourselves and Austin’s friend Michael, and drove a couple of hours west of Melbourne to Gold Country … Ballarat, Soverign Hill and Ararat. It was lots of fun — similar to our own Gold Country around Sonora and Columbia in California, but even […]

Puffing Billy

Puffing Billy

Make a weekend of it: Visit the gardens, craft and antique shops. Travel on the Puffing Billy Steam train, then enjoy the excellent restaurants. Follow this by relaxing in Puffing Billy Country Getaways’ beautifully appointed B&Bs all designed with your comfort in mind. Stay a few days and visit the nearby wine growing district of […]