Geelong Waterfront

by on July 28, 2010
in Attractions, Victoria

Over the weekend the whole family headed down to the Geelong Waterfront.  Not exactly a great family holiday for us, as we live 15km away.  But, I have this thing about appreciating what’s in our own backyard so I like to get the kiddos down there whenever we can.  Added to that, it’s fabulous!  Why not go?  You should, if you’re in town.  Even if you’re not, you should make the effort.  You won’t be disappointed, I promise.

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Buchan Caves

by on June 15, 2010
in Victoria

A wonderful experience for kids and adults alike, the Buchan Caves are one of Gippsland’s must see attractions.  The amazing stalactites and stalagmites within the caves have developed over thousands of years.  Their almost fairytale like appearance has earned them names like the “Fairy Cave” and “Royal Cave”.

A beautiful "Fairy Castle" at the Buchan Caves

The Buchan Caves are about an hour north of Bairnsdale; a beautiful drive through rolling hills to Bruthen and then bush along Buchan Road. Read more

Fun 4 Kids these school holidays

by on June 2, 2010
in Victoria

Fun 4 KidsWinter can be tough for finding things to do with the family.  The beach, while OK for the milder days, is not always ideal.  There’s only so many movies to go to.  Generally, it’s just a bit too chilly and wet for too much in the way of outdoor action.  That’s why I always get excited when I see that Fun 4 Kids is coming up. Read more

Footy at the MCG

by on May 23, 2010
in Victoria

It’s almost winter in Melbourne and the footy is definitely here.  This weekend our local newspaper, the Geelong Advertiser, was printed in blue and white – the colours of the Geelong Cats (local AFL team).  Why?  Because the Cats played Collingwood (the Magpies), whose colours are … have you guessed?  Black and white.  Can you get any more parochial?

The best way to tap into all that excitement is to take in a game at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).  Just walking around the ground is a spectacle.  All manner of supporters dressed in all manner of garb; faces painted, flags waving.  That in itself is enough to entertain young kids for some time. Read more

The Big Banana, Coffs Harbour

by on April 23, 2010
in Attractions, New South Wales

Is it the biggest banana in the world?  The Big Banana in Coffs Harbour must come mightly close.  It’s certainly up the top of the list of Australia’s Big Things.

The Big Banana, Coffs Harbour

The Big Banana, Coffs Harbour

I can remember as a child listening with awe to stories of visits to The Big Banana. I tried to convince Mum and Dad on an annual basis for about 5 years that we should travel north to experience its big excitement.  In my pre-teen mind The Big Banana was so amazing and of such cultural significance that I was being deprived by their refusal to go there.

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