Tag: Family Travel

Our Easter Long Weekend

Easter this year had fallen close to my Dad's 60th birthday and the birth of my new niece, so we wanted to get together to celebrate with the family. Keeping the location closest to my brother and his newborn, we locked in a trip to Horsham staying at the Horsham Riverside Caravan Park. There we met with my parents ...

The Best Zoo for the Kids and You

Since kids came into our life we quickly recognised how valuable it is to have a zoo membership, giving us unlimited access to the big three, Werribee Open Plains Zoo, Melbourne Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary. All three are great in their own way; with Melbourne Zoo being the main attraction with its diverse range of ...

Top 5 Adventures of 2017

After the good response from the first post of this year (check out Bright if you've not seen it yet) I started to reflect on last year and thought I would share the top five adventure posts from 2017. For us it was a great year for getting out with Immy being a little older and ...

Beware the Dinosaurs

Inspired by our family adventures, my sister told me of a list she'd created of places to visit around Victoria whilst she was off work for the school holidays. So when she visited us one weekend we decided to tick off something from her list in the Yarra Ranges. We went with the Redwood Forest of East Warburton, which we have been wanting to ...

Bring the kids, there’s more than just plants!

At the midway point through my weekly one day off with the kids and with the first stroke of spring on display my wife Amanda suggested we should go to this garden centre in Warrandyte that the kids love. Hmmm, there are two places I don't particularly love taking kids, book shops and garden centres. I'm obsessed with reading ...

A Snow First

With Fletcher's 4th birthday looming my wife, Amanda, and I thought we would stretch out the celebrations over the whole weekend. With good snow reports over the past month we planted the seed that it would be great fun to go on a trip to the snow. Coincidently he decided the week of his birthday that a ...

The Tentative First

I still look back on this trip as one of the most memorable for a couple of reasons. It was our first proper outing and night away with our first born, Fletcher, who was only about 4 weeks old at the time. Also, it was our good friends' wedding and if not for this we would probably ...

“Hey, I wonder what’s in there?”

Just past Yering Station right before you get into Yarra Glen there is an area we always wanted to investigate. It's called the Yarra Flats Billabongs, which has been curated back to life after it was almost overrun with noxious weeds and was left to dry up over many years. Now it is full of native ...