Exploring Victoria Australia with kids

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Places to visit in Victoria that work well with young kids

Danielle Esler
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Guide to the Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is one of Australia's greatest drives. Wind through rainforest, hug cliff edges and see some of Australia's most famous sights.

Discover Melbourne's family friendly Bayside Beaches including Brighton Beach and Half Moon Bay Best Family Vacations, Family Travel, South Pacific, Pacific Ocean, City North, Travel Humor, Travel Guides, Travel Tips, Travel Destinations

Falling in love with Melbourne's Bayside Beaches

Looking down toward's Half Moon Bay and the Cerberus shipwreck I have never thought of Melbourne as a beach town. Melbourne, my beautiful cultural and geographic melting pot of a home town spreads itself wide and tall. We live on the cusp of the Yarra Valley in the city's north east

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Ten things to do on the Great Ocean Road with Kids

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Winter school holidays in Melbourne. Nine indoor activities for families.

A lovely and loyal friend from Cairns visited us this week in Melbourne. To say she was unenthusiastic about Melbourne's winter weather is an understatement. Admittedly her visit co-incided with a once in four year weather cell that created havoc. Her visit did get me thinking though about all

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Ten totally awesome places to visit in Melbourne with kids.

Playing on Brighton Beach It's been just over a year since we moved to Melbourne with our young kids. What have I discovered? Simply that Melbourne is a fan-freakin-tastic place to explore with kids. With two little boys, and a baby girl in tow we've dedicated ourselves to exploring

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Snow play at Mount Baw Baw Alpine Resort

One of the perks of living in Victoria is the opportunity to explore the snowfields. This was our second snow trip in as many weeks (last week we visited Lake Mountain) and we headed toward Gippsland and majestic Mount Baw Baw. Be can't take credit for creating this igloo but it was a great snow

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Free snow play at Mount Donna Buang

Mount Donna Buang There have been record snow falls in the Victorian Alps this winter. It is an amazing season to introduce your kids to snow - the catch - the price. Australian ski resorts are among the most expensive in the world and simply outside the budget of many families. One option for

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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

This annual tulip festival is held every year from mid September till early October in the Dandenong Ranges Australian Holidays, Tulip Festival, Victoria Australia, Melbourne Australia, Ranges, Festivals, Tulips, Exploring, Parks

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

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Hippo Beach at Werribee Zoo.

I was a little slow off the mark discovering the great new waterplay attraction at Werribee Open Range Zoo this summer - Hippo Beach. So I am pumping this post out so that families can enjoy it before the weather cools. Hippo Beach, which is included in the general admission price at

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Ramada Resort Phillip Island

Little Melbourne explores Phillip Island | Family-friendly Accommodation

Remember the show "It's a Knockout"? Inflatable World is an indoor playground where parents are encouraged to play too. Challenges reminiscent of the tv show. At venues around Melbourne 80 Tv Shows, Blog Categories, Indoor Playground, Modern Kids, Victoria Australia, Exploring, Melbourne, Parents, Challenges

Inflatable world. "It's a Knockout" for modern kids.

Inflatable World Doncaster The topic for today has me toying with the idea of a new blog category. Unfortunately the category won't fit in my header so if anyone can suggest how I can shorten the category "Sweet! I wish this was around when I was a kid" don't be shy. A New Zealand

Celebrating Christmas in Melbourne 2014 - finding the best bits. Christmas Squares, Christmas Tree, December Calendar, Celebrating Christmas, Victoria Australia, Kiwi, Exploring, Melbourne, Good Things

Celebrating Christmas in Melbourne 2014 - finding the best bits.

Melbourne's Christmas Tree in Christmas Square Truth be told I am a little overwhelmed by all the fabulous goings on this Christmas season in Melbourne. There seems to be so much activity, so many gorgeous decorations, so much celebration occurring. Knowing how quickly our December calendar fills