Bendigo

Bendigo

On the grand final eve of 29th September 2017, a public holiday in Melbourne, the Melbourne CBD was buzzling with activities –a large crowd gathering in the city to watch the Grand final parade. I was heading on the opposite side of the city on an aimless journey. By the time the car reached the […]

A Warburton Nostalgia

A Warburton Nostalgia

  It is nearly third week of August and I could hear the Spring knocking my doors. But the chilli winter is not over yet and I really didn’t want to go on blaming the funny Melbourne weather again for sitting closed up at home. Where should I head for a short weekend trip at […]

Melbourne is Marvelous in winter too

Melbourne is Marvelous in winter too

Winter officially begins on 1ST of June in Melbourne. It is a well-known fact that Melbournians are fortunate or unfortunate enough to experience all four seasons in one day. During summer, spring and autumn, when they go out, most carry a sunglass, an umbrella, and a winter jacket while wearing a T-shirt . The weather […]

A trip to the Buchan Caves in Victoria

A trip to the Buchan Caves in Victoria

Buchan caves, located around 360km from the Melbourne CBD, will take nearly four hours to reach by car. Starting early morning is important, if you are not planning to stay overnight. Egg seller on the way The caves, famous for spectacular limestone formations are the handiwork of mother nature which took millions of years.  The […]

Bright, Victoria’s Autumn Capital

Bright, Victoria’s Autumn Capital

The beauty of golden leaves spinning through the air with the touch of an invisible breeze, dancing elegantly along the way, murmuring the arrival of autumn, is one of nature’s most beautiful moments. Soon winter will set in and the trees will look naked, bereft of their gaiety but until then they will adorn the […]

Hanging Rock of Melbourne

Hanging Rock of Melbourne

There is a natural wonder of gigantic proportions at Melbourne’s backyard largely ignored by tourists but swarmed by little daredevil adventure seekers accompanied by parents. Hanging Rock, (aka Mount Diogenes) is a rare volcanic formation near the townships of Woodend and Mount Macedon in the Macedon ranges. We took the Calder Freeway on a fine […]

Melbourne Cricket Ground

Melbourne Cricket Ground

Before the large scale Indian migration to Australia began, Melbourne Cricket Ground was better known in India than the city it situates. For Indians, cricket is not just a game, but a life giving force and everything else comes only after that. In the last three decades around the TV sets and before that around […]

Werribee Open Range Zoo

Werribee Open Range Zoo

An African themed open range zoo in our doorsteps is a school vacation blessing for many Melbourne parents. The Werribee Open range zoo offers free entry for children on weekends, public holidays and school holiday seasons. That makes it an ideal place to spent three to four hours or more in a friendly entertaining environment […]

Heavenly Queen Temple in Melbourne

Heavenly Queen Temple in Melbourne

This rather large statue caught my attention on my way to Footscray by train a few months back.  My age did not dither the curious little guy still hide somewhere in my mind, forcing me to visit the location in search of few unanswered questions. After all, who is this imposing figure and why is […]

Have you been to the Melbourne Star?

Have you been to the Melbourne Star?

Melbourne Star is only one of four giant observation wheels in the world. The other three are London Eye, the Singapore Flyer and the Las Vegas High Roller. So to have the Melbourne Star experience, if not in Melbourne one needs to be in Las Vegas, London or Singapore. There is one coming up in […]

Sand Sculptures at Frankston, Melbourne

Sand Sculptures at Frankston, Melbourne

Sand Sculpting is an art form of modelling sand into sculptures. There are not many places you can find sand sculpting in Australia. Sand is formed into shapes by adding clay in the sand to hold sand grains together. Sand Sculpture is a rather complicated art and requires skilled hands. The sand grains has to […]

Queen Victoria Market

Queen Victoria Market

Queen Victoria Market   Why should we Visit Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne ? Queen Victoria market also hosts summer events. On 15th February 2015 it was hosting Sri Lankan Cultural festival. My visit there had more reasons than savouring Sri Lankan flavours. It’s been a long time since my last visit, though I live […]

Wilsons Promontory – A must visit Victorian Attraction

Wilsons Promontory – A must visit Victorian Attraction

Wilsons Promontory – Tidal River Area Christmas is the period of long holidays and for me it usually lasts almost a month. On the last day of Office closing, it was my boss, who suggested Wilsons Promontory, a must visit location during this period. His reasons were many to back up his suggestion. ‘The place […]

Kilmore, A place to visit

Kilmore, A place to visit

Kilmore Kilmore Town House Kilmore is around 60Kms from Melbourne city. Once considered as a faraway country side, the urban sprawl has brought this place closer to the city dwellers. Wallan, which is 48km from the city, soon to become a suburb with new housing estates, is just 12 km from Kilmore. It is only […]

Best attractions for Children in Melbourne

Best attractions for Children in Melbourne

Melbourne, the most liveable city in the world has many attractions that will engage the children during school holidays. Among these attractions, a few are better suited for winter which makes it even more special.  Please feel free to use comments column, if you have been to place you would like to recommend. Geelong Adventure […]

Tips for keeping cool this summer in Melbourne

Tips for keeping cool this summer in Melbourne

Tips for keeping cool this summer Apart from opting for a self-imposed house arrest in your air-conditioned room or dipping in the bath tub , are there any options for Melbournians when mercury crosses forty degrees? Blame it on global warming, in recent years, summer arrived   with rude surprises.  Taming sun’s rays may not be an […]

Heide Modern Art Museum Templestowe

Heide Modern Art Museum  Templestowe

Heide Modern Art Museum Templestowe Hans Christian Anderson’s tale “The Emperor’s New Clothes “amused and is still amusing millions of children around the world. The story is about two weavers who promised an Emperor a new suit of finest clothes that is invisible to idiots. When the emperor paraded before his subjects in new pair of […]

Mia Mia Aboriginal Art Gallery

Mia Mia Aboriginal Art Gallery

Mia Mia Aboriginal Art Gallery The word Mia Mia means shelter.   The Mia Mia art gallery located at Waterfolds park in Melbourne gives visitors the opportunity to discover the meaning, expression and passion of notable and up and coming aboriginal artists . The English style building that houses the gallery was built as a part of a […]

Petty’s Orchard Templestowe

Petty’s Orchard Templestowe

 Petty’s Orchard, Templestowe There is an apple farm in Melbourne, in the Templestowe area not far from the city. Unfortunately, I decided to make a dash in the wintery month of August. The trees were without the leaves and the commercial farm was out of bound for the visitors.  I parked the car and went straight […]

Funfields

Funfields

‘Fun fields’ is the hidden gem of Whittlesea. Most Melbournians were completely unaware of the existence of this fantastic theme park, just 40 km from Melbourne CBD until recently. The TV advertisement campaign undertook by the park management in the last couple of years, has changed the situation considerably. Last summer when I visited the […]

Mt Buller

Mt  Buller

Mt Buller Mount Buller is Melbournians winter epitome. The right mix of snow, fun and sport makes Mt Buller a never miss destination. Mount Buller is an easy three hour drive from Melbourne. It is important that you prepare for your trip with the right mix of clothing to stay warm and dry. It may not be […]