Exploring my own city: Westgate Park by The Resident Judge of Port Phillip I hate driving over the Westgate Bridge. It’s a real white-knuckle drive, what with the steep drop over the sides and all the B-doubles thundering past. But if I’m a passenger, that’s a different matter. I always look down at the park […]
Parks & Gardens
Hays Paddock Adventure Playground
Hays Paddock Playground, Longstaff Street, Kew East. This is the original all-abilities playground in Melbourne. Great for young, old, disabled and able-bodied kids. A large enclosed area full of discovery. This has been feted as one of the best playgrounds in Melbourne for a number of years. It is a beautifully crafted Play Space rather […]
Melbourne Cricket Ground
The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is an iconic Australian sporting venue located in Yarra Park, home to the Melbourne Cricket Club. The “G”is a stones throw and easy walk from the city centre, closely serviced by Richmond and Jolimont train stations. Internationally, the M.C.G. is remembered as the centrepiece stadium of the 1956 Summer Olympics. […]
Melbourne’s newest major parkland in more than 100 years is named Birrarung Marr.
Surrey Hills Water Hole
Surrey Dive in Surrey Hills in the mid 1950’s. It was an old quarry that had been converted into a swimming hole. My dad remembers that it was very deep and the water very cold. Photo taken about 1955-56. Source: facebook.com/LostMelbourne
Since the beginning of time, Melburnians have spent lazy days at the Fitzroy Gardens with so much to do and see… the delightful Fairies Tree, the recently renovated Tudor Village, The Conservatory and not forgetting Captain Cooks’ Cottage.
Werribee Open Range Zoo
We used to call it Werribee Zoo but its real name is Werribee Open Range Zoo, and after you have visited this excellent zoo you will understand why. The bus tour will take you on a journey where you will be amazed by the sights and sounds of Africa yet you are not far from Melbourne. SOURCES […]
Darebin Creek runs through the northern suburbs of Melbourne into the Yarra River. The creek flows through Epping, Reservoir, Bundoora, Fairfield, Darebin Parklands then running into the Yarra at Alphington. Darebin Creek is the municipal boundary between the City of Darebin and City of Banyule. RESOURCES wikipedia.org/wiki/Darebin_Creek friendsofdarebincreek.org.au Fix La Trobe Lakes Bridge Darebin Bridge […]