What a beauty! This amazing lake is not only peaceful and picturesque, but an adventure for all seasons.Read More
Fear not, the Truganina Explosives Reserve does NOT have explosives on it anymore. In fact it has been unused since 1962 when they ceased the handling and the shipping of the explosives from the site.Read More
Mamma can't believe this place. Put simply it was once operating farm that is no longer in use - and anyone is welcome to come and enjoy this country style oasis in the middle of the suburbs.Read More
If you've ever dreamed of exploring a magical forest, well then Mamma has some great news. Deep in the Otway ranges is the Californian Redwood Forest - and let me tell you, it's magical, it's awe inspiring and spectacularly beautiful.Read More
Mamma loves a good garden adventure and this magical wonderland perched on the top of Wombat Hill (an old extinct volcano) is no exception. As with everything in Daylesford, it is picture perfect with rolling green hills - perfect for a tumble - and cubby houses made by the draping greenery. You can take a lovely drive up to the car park or enter via the side entrances on foot.
Mamma's special mention: Wombat Hill House is nestled onto the heart of the gardens and the perfect spot to stop for lunch or a mid morning or afternoon snack. Mamma didn't get a chance to stop in this time but will be back for a FULL review.
the nitty gritty
Open dawn to dusk every day - free entry - public toilets - dogs on a leash allowed -
Central Springs Road
Geelong’s Eastern Beach is a wonderful sunny day destination – midweek it can be a quiet place for you to relax and unwind with your pre-schooler and weekends you’ll find it teeming with kids of all ages diving and swimming in the protected waterfrontRead More
Mamma loves a good garden and this is one of our families favourite spots to picnic, play and chill out. It has everything you could imagine that a botanical garden has - shady trees, lush green grass, gorgeous plants, ponds, fountains, gazebo's statues the prime minister avenue , fernery and moreRead More
As the weather warms up and the beaches in the West fill up - it’s good to have some other spots to go to. It was our first visit to Campbells Cove since the mandatory clothing rule was put into place on September 1......and we found it to be quite a treasure.Read More
You'd be forgiven for having lived in Altona for years and not really seen this place. Its hidden away next to the Golf Course, and usually the term 'swamp' doesn't conjure up pictures of freshness and beauty, but this place is just that.Read More
Hidden away down Point Cook Road is an oasis of play, sand and picnic heaven! Mamma thinks The Point Cook Coastal Park is a great spot to spend a Summers day with the family. Plenty of picnic tables, some BBQ's and THREE play areas all nestled between lovely beachy brush and the bay.Read More
Mamma loves to get outdoors and get the legs pumping with a good bike ride. Altona Coastal Park is one of the best rides around. You can still see a lone date palm and the ruins of the grandstand of the old Williamstown Racecourse which saw Phar Lap race and win the Underwood Stakes in 1931. Giddy up!Read More