The HOT List: 8 Tips for a Day Trip to Portarlington with Port Phillip Ferries

Portarlington, a small seaside town on the Bellarine Peninsula, is now an easy and unique day trip for Melburnians and Melbourne-based tourists thanks to Port Phillip Ferries. Port Phillip Ferries operates a twice-daily catamaran ferry service from Melbourne Docklands to Portarlington and we are invited to take a return ferry trip and to spend a few hours exploring. […]

The HOT List: Top 10 Beach Playgrounds in Melbourne

Make the most of summer with my favourite beach playgrounds in Melbourne. It doesn’t get better than sunshine, play equipment and then the beach – really just one giant sandpit!  Click here to check the daily water quality of Melbourne’s beaches. Logan Reserve + Altona Beach Stunning, serene and expansive, Altona Beach is my favourite […]

HOT: Pick Your Own Cherries, Cherryhill Orchards, 474 Queens Rd, Wandin East

Every summer we pick a sunny day and head out to the Yarra Valley to visit Cherryhill Orchards to pick the freshest, plumpest cherries for our friends and family. Cherryhill Orchards is located in a fruit growing region in the Yarra Valley which is only 45 minutes from Melbourne. It is Australia’s largest U-pick cherry orchard and on busy weekends they’re […]

HOT: Kangaroo Country, Healesville Sanctuary, Badger Creek Road, Healesville

Kangaroo Country Healesville Sanctuary is a new exhibit completing the sanctuary’s Iconic Australia precinct. The various enclosures showcase some of Australia’s most iconic animals, from koalas to kangaroos, echidnas, wombats and more. You can enter Kangaroo Country from two locations – either from from the treetops of Koala Forest or via a gate near the nature play/main playground area. We are […]

HOT: Tesselaar Tulip Festival, 357 Monbulk Rd, Silvan

For our family spring also heralds our annual visit to the Tesselaar Tulip Festival. This year the event runs from Thursday 14 September until Sunday 15 October 2017. The tulips have bloomed later than usual due to the unusually cold start to spring. The festival season has also been extended beyond Tuesday 10 October to Sunday […]

Tesselaar Tulip Festival 2017 – Giveaway!

A kaleidoscope of colour will be on show at the annual Tesselaar Tulip Festival, held in Melbourne’s magical Dandenong Ranges from Thursday 14 September  until Tuesday 10 October 2017. Follow the yellow brick road through 25 acres of gardens and enjoy a spectacular display of more than 900,000 flowering tulips, showcasing 130 different varieties. While […]

HOT: Winter Wonderlights, Sovereign Hill, 3 Bradshaw Street, Ballarat

The Sovereign Hill Winter Wonderlights are back for another year as part of the Ballarat’s Winter Festival from 1-30 July 2017. Expect a magical day out in olden day Ballarat with snowfalls, Christmas decorations and stunning light projections! Sovereign Hill is one of Victoria’s most popular tourist destinations and a place to immerse yourself in […]

The HOT List: 7 Best Places to Enjoy Snow Play and Ski near Melbourne

Winter is here and the Victorian snow season has begun! Here’s a list of the best places to enjoy snow play and ski near Melbourne.   Mt Donna Buang   The summit of Mt Donna Buang is a great first experience of snow, because it’s close to Melbourne at 1 hour 45 minute drive and […]

The HOT List: Top 10 Places to Go with Kids in Mildura

  Mildura is a terrific place to visit with kids at almost any time of year. Its Mediterranean climate means hot summers and mild winters, with rain unlikely to trouble you for long. And it’s a city that’s easy to enjoy with children without breaking the budget – many of the best things to do are […]

Bellarine Railway Day Out with Thomas – Giveaway!

Bellarine Railway is steam tourist railway run by volunteers between Queenscliff and Drysdale on the Bellarine Peninsula. The railway features a collection of steam locomotives working the oldest Victorian branch line still in operation, Bellarine Railway provides a great, fun-filled day out for families and one of their most popular special programs is the Day Out With Thomas event […]

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