National Cherry Festival - Young
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National Cherry Festival - Young - 2018

The cherry season in Australia lasts usually from the middle of November until the end of December. The epicenter of the Australian cherry growing area is Young, NSW. And the most important day in Young's calendar is the Annual National Cherry…
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Cherry Picking in Young NSW

For someone who likes cherries more than any other fruit, it took me a long time to visit the mecca of cherry-picking - Young in NSW. It is a bit of a drive from Sydney; about 4 hours, but this time we combined the trip with a visit to a beach…
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St Kilda - Melbourne - Victoria

I've heard many stories about St Kilda. That it was a very hip and fashionable seaside suburb of Melbourne; that it was a seedy part of Melbourne with sleazy bars and junkies; that it was a place with some of the most palatial homes of Melbourne.…
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Docklands - Melbourne - Victoria - where is everyone?

Docklands in Melbourne has become a home to thousands of Melbournians, not to mention tourists like myself. I managed to score a very nice unit in one of the many, many high rise buildings that sprung up in that area over the last decade or…
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Ballarat - Victoria - a sleepy town with a turbulent past

Ballarat in Victoria must be one of the prettiest towns I have recently visited. The manicured lawns, the tranquil lake in the middle of the town, the black swan. I think I could easily live there. It is close enough to a large city and it looks…
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Canberra - city of politics and memorials

I guess the politics and war memorials go hand in hand. It's a sad reality. I walked down from the war memorial to the parliament house. Only had a very limited amount of time in Canberra and tried to see as much as I could. I've been to…
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Hiking in Morton National Park - Mount Bushwalker

This trip was a little bit longer than usual. Our longest trips so far were to the Blue Mountains, which is about 100km away from Sydney. Morton National Park - the Mout Bushwalker trail was more than 200km away. The road was really easy…
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Hiking to Mount Piddington - Blue Mountains

Another weekend, another hike. I am really enjoying these little trips. This time around it was again in the Blue Mountains - Mount Piddington. Same distance from Sydney, about 90 minutes drive around Blackheath. The walk to Mount Piddington…
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Blue Mountains - Hiking to Lockley's Pylon

I wasn't too keen on driving on another dirt road. I felt sorry for my car. However, to get to the Lockley's Pylon in the Blue Mountains, it's the only way. I would not attempt that drive in the wet as the road gets quite steep at times and…