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Woodend Racecourse Reserve

Sunday, 9 January 2022. Today we drove to the small town of Woodend, which lies about 70 kilometres northwest of Melbourne in Victoria’s Central Highlands, just to the northwest of Mt Macedon. We intended to walk around the Woodend Racecourse Reserve. The reserve occupies the site of the former Woodend racecourse and comprises recreational zones […]

Around Lake Wendouree

Sunday 12 December 2021. Today, after many months, we finally left Melbourne for a day out. We planned to walk around Lake Wendouree in Ballarat. We drove to Ballarat via the Western Freeway, which passes through sections of the Victorian Volcanic Plain, the third-largest volcanic plain in the world. The plain is so large it […]

Quarry Park, Footscray

Sunday 12 September 2021. We’ve been very quiet of late, given Melbourne’s interminable sixth lockdown, but recently we did manage to visit Quarry Park in Footscray. Opened in 2019 and formerly the site of a quarry and then a rubbish dump, Quarry Park lies between Farnsworth Ave and Edgewater and extends from the top of […]