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Phillip Island, Victoria

by Monday, February 12, 2018

This week's Guest Traveller, a JTC staff writer, asked her six-year old to write about their three-night glamping trip on Phillip Island, south-east of Melbourne. This is what came back: "We ate CocoPops for breakfast. We went to the beach everyday. We held a penguin that died. We slept in a tent." Here's her ode to reliving childhood holidays, creating new memories with good friends, and encrusting everything ...

Daylesford, Victoria

by Monday, January 15, 2018

This week's Guest Traveller - a JTC staff writer - returned to Daylesford, a small country town in Victoria which she had visited on numerous occasions, to challenge a long-held belief that she'd 'been there, done that'. This is her account of having her eyes opened to new possibilities (and impossibilities, like expecting a turn-down service with chocolate and Turkish ...

Holyrood House, Daylesford, Victoria

by Tuesday, November 28, 2017

When Andrew Matthews and Keith Cleur first set their eyes on Daylesford's Holyrood House - known locally as the 'Duchess of Duke Street' - they were immediately attracted to its history and a beautiful, yet somewhat overgrown garden. Historically, the Victorian-era country house was both the first Daylesford property to have electricity connected and Daylesford’s first fine-dining ...

Brisbane Ranges National Park, Victoria

by Monday, November 20, 2017

Prior to having children, Guest Traveller Carole Searle, from Armstrong Creek in Victoria, loved camping in the Otways, but ‘AC’ (After Children), there was more mum taxi-ing and less camping (mostly due to the effort involved both before and after camping seemed to exceed the actual length of the camping trip!).  So, ‘camping’ disappeared from her vocabulary ...

Adrenalin-fuelled adventures in Victoria

by Thursday, November 16, 2017

Adventure Park's waterslide scouts scoured three continents to find the 'Tornado', now Victoria's biggest and longest waterslide, located in Geelong, an hour east of Melbourne. Their time and effort were not wasted. Not a drop. (And, excuse me, but where do I sign up to be an official waterslide tester?!) The Journeys To Come team rode this beast last Sunday, ...