Caravan parks close to Spirit of Tasmania

When travelling within Australia with your caravan, you need not let the waters of Bass Strait constrain your journey. Spirit of Tasmania, a passenger and vehicular ferry which traverses Bass Strait and links mainland Victoria with Tasmania, welcomes aboard those travelling with caravans, campervans and motorhomes. Between late September and Easter, Spirit of Tasmania operates… Continue reading Caravan parks close to Spirit of Tasmania

How to get to Phillip Island from Melbourne

Phillip Island is one of Victoria’s most popular tourist destinations. It is well-known for its famous penguin parade, large fur seal colony,  native wildlife, exciting racing at the island’s Grand Prix circuit, its scenic coastline, quaint fishing villages, beautiful beaches, outdoor dining, and so much more. The island’s reasonably close proximity to Melbourne makes it… Continue reading How to get to Phillip Island from Melbourne

Queensland Vs. Victoria for shopping hours

As highlighted in our post from last year, Queensland Vs. Victoria for Summer Holidays in the Sun, visitors enjoy several hours of extra daylight in the evening when choosing to holiday in Victoria during summer rather than in Queensland. Extra daylight is not the only thing visitors to Victoria enjoy more of. Queensland has some… Continue reading Queensland Vs. Victoria for shopping hours

Tips when using Melbourne’s toll roads

For those using Melbourne’s toll roads, there are a couple of tips or tricks motorists should be aware of. 1. Some small parts of the toll roads are free to use The operators of CityLink (parts of the Monash Freeway and Tullamarine Freeway) and EastLink don’t publicise this, but there are short stretches of their… Continue reading Tips when using Melbourne’s toll roads

Experience the history and heritage of Victoria’s Gold Rush era

Melbourne and the state of Victoria boomed in the 1850s after an influx of people from around the world entered the region to try their hand at winning big in the gold rush. In fact, in 1852 more immigrants leaving Britain purchased tickets to Melbourne than to any other destination around the world. While the… Continue reading Experience the history and heritage of Victoria’s Gold Rush era

Queensland Vs. Victoria for summer holidays in the sun

Many have the impression that the perfect example of an Australian summer beach holiday is spending time in Queensland with family or friends. However, for those that love the daylight, your number one choice during summer should really be Victoria. With Queensland not observing daylight saving time, and being closer to the equator which ensures… Continue reading Queensland Vs. Victoria for summer holidays in the sun

Environmentally friendly accommodation in Victoria

It’s now becoming easier when staying or holidaying in Victoria to ensure that your activities impact as little as possible on the environment. By selecting environmentally friendly accommodation, you can do your bit to reduce waste and conserve the resources of our planet. Ecotourism Australia provides certification for tourism operators that are environmentally, socially and… Continue reading Environmentally friendly accommodation in Victoria

Chasing the sun in Victoria

Despite the small size of Victoria compared to other states in Australia, there can be significant variations between the lengths of days, sunrise and sunset times, and actual periods of sunshine. Do you like things early?  Then Mallacoota is the place to be. Of all the towns in Victoria, it has the earliest sunrise at… Continue reading Chasing the sun in Victoria

Station patronage on Melbourne’s rail network

Each financial year, passenger numbers at each of Melbourne’s railway stations is collated and published by Public Transport Victoria.   The table below shows the top 20 most used Melbourne railway stations in the 2011/2012 financial year (1st July 2011 to 30th June 2012), with a comparison on how each of those stations fared from… Continue reading Station patronage on Melbourne’s rail network

End of freeway destinations from Melbourne

If you’re in Melbourne, you may decide that for a hassle-free and non-stop drive into regional Victoria for a day out or extended stay, you’d like to travel to the end of one of the city’s several freeways.  Let’s see where you can go. M1 – MONASH FREEWAY / PRINCES FREEWAY – to YARRAGON Follow… Continue reading End of freeway destinations from Melbourne