Tag Archives: Victoria

Driving Wangaratta to Lake Jindabyne, via the Victorian High Country — photos

The Victorian High Country is legendary in four wheel driving circles. I had never been anywhere near the area, apart from a quick trip to Perisher once in the middle of summer. Today was my birthday, and I was going to enjoy it driving through some amazing scenery. After two weeks holidaying in Tasmania with my family, I was headed for home — more than 2,500 kilometres away! My family flew home from Hobart, and Imore »

Driving Warrnambool to Wangaratta — photos

Today’s objective was to drive from Warrnambool to Wangaratta, looping through the middle of Victoria and visiting Ballarat and Bendigo. After two weeks holidaying in Tasmania with my family, I was headed for home — more than 2,500 kilometres away! My family flew home from Hobart, and I was going to take the long route home to Brisbane. I had driven the western roads of Tasmania from Hobart to Devonport, via Strahan, two days ago.  Imore »

The Twelve Apostles at Port Campbell National Park — photos

The Twelve Apostles at Port Campbell National Park is a ‘must do’ activity if you are visiting Victoria. The Twelve Apostles are an iconic Australian landscape used on many tourist brochures and advertisements, and regularly feature on Australian photo calendars. After visiting, you will see why. The Twelve Apostles are a spectacular and rugged landscape carved out of limestone cliffs by the swells and wind of the Southern Ocean. The harsh weather conditions havemore »

Driving the Great Ocean Road — photos

I detoured via the Great Ocean Road on my way back from a family holiday in Tasmania driving home to Brisbane. The day before I had driven from Hobart to Devonport, via Strahan (see story here). I had had a rather sleepless night on the Spirit of Tasmania, and now wanted to get to Warrnambool by the evening. The Great Ocean Road starts at Torquay. One of the world’s most famous surfing beaches,more »

Driving the Newell Highway — Day 3: Narrandera to Melbourne

Day 3 of driving the Newell Highway was to take me from Narrandera to Melbourne. To read about my road trip from Brisbane to Tasmania and back, follow the Tasmania trip tag. I had stayed at the Midtown Motor Inn overnight after the caravan park I was booked to stay at had flooded. I was quite happy with the standard of accommodation. Before starting my drive for the day, I took the opportunity to take a walk around Narrandera. The town hadmore »