Sights and Sounds: Mazes and Places in Victoria

I’ve always had a thing for mazes – especially those life-sized hedge mazes like the one I saw in Ashcombe Maze when I was younger: Judging from the reaction I had from the boys when we visited The Maze in Swan Valley, I reckon they’re partial to mazes as well. Unfortunately, the hedge maze wasn’t ready back whenContinue reading “Sights and Sounds: Mazes and Places in Victoria”

Activities: Fun in the Snow at Lake Mountain

While we were planning out trip to Melbourne, one of Aristotle’s requests was to see snow. After seeing so many references to it on the idiot box, he was just itching to see what it was like in real life. So we planned a trip to Lake Mountain – the nearest mountain to Melbourne withContinue reading “Activities: Fun in the Snow at Lake Mountain”

Sights and Sounds: Puffing Billy – Dandenong Ranges

We were recently in Melbourne for a holiday and this is a good place to take the kids… If you have a child that loves trains – especially Thomas and Friends – then you really have to take him on Puffing Billy (up in the Dandenong Ranges). Puffing Billy is an old steam train that puffsContinue reading “Sights and Sounds: Puffing Billy – Dandenong Ranges”