One of the most iconic road trips in Australia is the Great Ocean Road in Victoria and September 19th this year marks 100 years from the day that commencement of its construction began. One of the most unique things about this epic drive is that it’s the world’s largest war memorial, built by returned World War 1 servicemen. It’s one of those road trips in Australia that is on everyone’s ‘one day’ list and I finally got around to driving this way in April this year.
Whether you are a follower of Australian Rules Football (AFL) or not there’s no escaping the hype as the AFL finals season comes around. For some teams and supporters the season is done and dusted, roll on cricket season, but for others the hope of taking out the ultimate prize and winning the grand final is still a possibility or a slim chance.
Wow, where to begin with Prahran Market. Perhaps I should start with… this is one of the best city markets I’ve been to in that you can walk around without being overwhelmed by a squash of people and an assault of sounds and aromas as tends to be the case for me with others. The market has been around since 1864 but the renovated indoor area known as Harvest Hall was commemorated in 2013.These markets are a great way to spend a leisurely Sunday, picking up supplies needed for the week or just wandering around and taking in the sights before buying something to lunch on and people watch. More on that later…
If you’re in the town of Horsham in Victoria and looking for a character filled, friendly hotel with an impressive menu, look no further than the Bull and Mouth hotel in Wilson Street Horsham. We had been given a recommendation to eat here and are so glad that we went along to find out for ourselves.
The drive from Adelaide to Melbourne can easily be done in a day but with so much to see along the way why not take your time and break up the trip with an overnight stay along the way. You can take the longer scenic route to Melbourne via the Great Ocean Road or the shorter inland route on National Highway A8 which also affords great views of country Australia.
Melbourne is one of those cities that even if you think you’ve seen it before, it pays to check again. When you wander through the city there is always something bright and quirky to catch your attention day and night. The laneways are always worth a look, especially if you want to see some wild and wacky art.