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Santa’s Magical Kingdom Giveaway

I love, love, love the idea of a White Christmas.  It’s not going to happen for us this year unfortunately however there is a compromise.  I will be taking the family to Santa’s Magical Kingdom right here in Melbourne.  Okay it may not be European Christmas night markets, or Santa Claus’ village in Lapland, but…

Trinity Beach Far North Queensland

Seeking the sun on Trinity Beach

I had a “winter wig out”.  It was nine months post relocation south to cooler climes in Melbourne and I was deep in a winter funk.  The fact that I had spent the entire winter caring for germy children, and being myself a host to a million germs didn’t help.  The September school holidays were…

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Organ Pipes National Park

Whether you feel like giving your kids a geology lesson, or just visiting a hidden gem of a picturesque walking trail Organ Pipes National Park is worth a visit.  Formed as a consequence of one of the world’s largest lava flows the basalt columns have occurred as a result of cracking and cooling lava (over…

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Tesselaar Tulip Festival

An hour from Melbourne in the picturesque Dandenong Ranges we discovered just what half a million tulips look like.  Spectacular.  The Tesselaar Tulip Festival has a 60 year long history of turning a working tulip farm into a major tourist drawcard for the Dandenongs.  We visited in children’s week which meant there were enchanting extras…