Tag: Victoria


The MCG turns itself into an open air cinema for Cinema at the G Victoria

The Melbourne Cricket Ground is the most famous sporting arena in Australia. It is one of the most recognised in the world as the home of Australian Rules Football and the birthplace of Test Cricket where “the Ashes” were born. For most of the year the hallowed turf is a no go zone for your average everyday person in order to keep the surface in a pristine...

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The epic hike up Mount Abrupt, Grampians National Park, Victoria Victoria

The Grampians National Park in the Australian state of Victoria is one of the state’s most beautiful natural regions to visit and is a great destination for a long weekend. The main centre for the region is a small town called Halls Gap with many people using this as a base while exploring the greater national park, including myself staying at The Grampians Motel. At...

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Hotel Review: Hilton Melbourne South Wharf, Melbourne, Australia Hotel Review / Victoria

Have you ever wanted to play tourist in your own city? Well that is what I did one weekend by staying two nights in one of Melbourne’s newest hotels. Hilton have moved from there traditional Melbourne home which was once dubbed Hilton on the Park near the Melbourne Cricket ground, this has been transformed into a Pullman Hotel and now you can stay with Hilton at...

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Australia’s Premier Drive: The Great Ocean Road Victoria

It’s one of Australia’s greatest drives, if not one of the greatest in the world and the name says it all; the scenic Great Ocean Road. It begins in the costal own of Torquay, 20km south of the state of Victoria’s second largest city Geelong or about 95km south east from the capital city, Melbourne. The other end of this amazing stretch of road ends in the...

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Paddle steaming along the mighty Murray River New South Wales / Victoria

The famous border river between New South Wales and Victoria the River Murray is best known as the home of the paddle steamer and the best place along the river to experience how river travel was conducted over a century ago is in the town of Echuca. Echuca is located on the Victorian side of the border with the river officially apart of New South...

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Bendigo talking tram tour Victoria

Bendigo is located 149 kilometres North West of Melbourne following the Calder Freeway, this historical goldmining town offers visitors many attractions with one of the most loved being the Bendigo Talking Tram tour. The tramway has been in operation around Bendigo in many forms since 1890 starting off with a fleet of battery powered trams. These were removed due to their unreliability and were replaced...

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The beauty of Victoria’s Wilsons Promontory National Park Victoria

Located at the southern most tip of the Australian mainland, Wilsons Promontory National Park is located 200 kilometres south east of Melbourne with an approximate driving time of three hours. The national park boasts an impressive 130 kilometres of coastline giving visitors numerous impressive locations to swim and surf in the warmer months with the main town Tidal River boasting a surf lifesaver patrolled beach....

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Auditioning for Who Want’s To Be A Millionaire TV Show Audience / Victoria

This blog post first appeared on my old TV Blog THE TUBE. Today I went along to the second stage of the Who Want’s To Be A Millionaire auditions, which were held at The University of Melbourne’s Hawthorn campus. It started out with everyone lining up to get their name marked off, then everyone was presented with a unique contestant number to be stuck on as...

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A night with Bert Newton in the audience of Bert’s Family Feud TV Show Audience / Victoria

This blog post first appeared on my old TV Blog THE TUBE. Last night (Friday 19th January 2007) I went along with a friend to the recording of three episodes of Bert’s Family Feud, filmed at Channel Nine’s GTV9 studio’s in Richmond, Melbourne. Before we entered the studio, all members of the audience were required to watch a Health and Safety DVD narrated by Pete Smith....

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