Out of Town
This page is our growing archive of favourite trips out of the city that we've taken with our little one's.
We love jumping in the car and exploring new hot spots on the occassional weekend when we're not out and about in Melbourne checking out the latest Kid-friendly activity or event!
The small town of Walhalla in the Gippsland region is a special place to visit. Filled with intriguing history, stunning scenery and beautiful bushland, you're likely to spend your time here wandering, picnicking and relaxing. The kids will love the opportunity to head underground into the old gold mine (out of operation since 1914), and a train ride over the Thompson River will make their day!
Accommodation options at Walhalla include a hotel, B&Bs, self-contained cottages and a campground. When you visit this little spot with the big history, be prepared to experience a little magic.
Off On an Adventure We Go....to the Bellarine Big 4 Caravan Park
As a domestic goddess in the making it is important that I (and the family) take a little trip every now and then.
When taking a mini break away from home it is important that your accommodation meet certain basic requirements and as much as Mr H wants that to be a tent and a bonfire, I have decided that a domestic goddess just would never do camping.
I also accept I am a fusspot when leaving home and prefer the following as a minimum.
Picture this: you’re in the car enjoying the stunning Great Ocean Road scenery, except for one thing. The kids are getting restless in the back and they need a break. Hightail it to Warrnambool for the pitstop of a lifetime!
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground caters to a range of ages from toddlers to teens (and adults!) you’ll find play equipment, boat rides around the lake, huge flying foxes, a maze, and plenty of walks and bird life. Picnic facilities are aplenty. This is the ultimate park, and the perfect stop to play off some of that extra energy and be ready for more driving.
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village is a maritime village built around the state heritage Lighthouse precinct on 10 acres, reflecting the rich maritime atmosphere of an 1870's coastal port. A School Holiday Program will that rivals the rest and there's activities for the young and young at heart. Activities range from bird feeding, Easter basket making, Making animal masks, making your own bath salts, storytelling and more.
All aboard! The unmistakable nostalgic sound of a steam locomotive’s whistle can be heard in the distance and the magic of this steam train will appeal to all ages. Running through the Goldfields of Central Victoria, the Victorian Goldfields Railway brings to you the experience of Steam Train Travel. Linking the historic towns of Castlemaine and Maldon, your train takes you through Box-Iron Bark forest in a region that saw some of the richest gold mining in Australia.