Coolart

You can tell when winter is coming to an end when the wattles are in bloom. Over on the eastern side of the Mornington Peninsula abutting the small town of Somers you can find Coolart, a small park, mansion homestead and wetlands under the care of Parks Victoria. On arrival you can’t help but notice…

Thredbo Riverside Walk

After a day in Thredbo back in our Autumn break we quickly worked out we hadn’t allowed enough time there to do all the beautiful walks. However one afternoon we had a few spare hours to walk along the Riverside Walk which follows the Thredbo River for a while then passes around the golf course…

Lake Jindabyne

After conquering Mt Kosciusko the day before we took a more leisurely approach and headed to Jindabyne the next day. It’s less than an hour’s drive from Thredbo. The lake was created as part of the Snowy Mountains hydro-electricity scheme so the town one visits now is Jindabyne re-incarnated. As we descended to the town…

Hiking up to Mt Kosciuszko’s peak

I’m always planning our next overseas trip but due to a bit of a personal health hurdle somewhere nearer is all we could manage in a short timeframe with a hospital visit looming. So recently we made a short trip to Australia’s Snowy Mountains. It took nearly the whole of the first day to drive from home to…

Kangaroo spotting at Seawinds

In nearby Arthurs Seat there are many things to see and do. Most of them have you dipping into your wallet. They are generally good value time and money wise. However it is a pleasant change when you can have an experience that costs nothing other than your time. Such is the case if you visit…

Riding the Arthurs Seat Eagle

After an absence of quite a few years there is a new chairlift service running from Dromana up to the top of Arthurs Seat. The new gondolas have been imported from Europe. Each night they are stored at the base station. During the day they are brought out and put into action. We recently had…