BUSHWALKING SAFETY IN VICTORIA It’s important that you follow some basic tips for Bushwalking safety in Victoria if you are planning to head out exploring the countryside. The terrain and environment in this part of the country can be extremely harsh. Bushwalking in national parks and reserves is a great way to exercise, and to…

WALKING & CYCLING ROUTES IN MELBOURNE Melbourne is a bike-friendly city. There are a number of walking and cycling routes in Melbourne, especially around the Central Business District (CBD). Bike lanes and paths are available across the greater metropolitan area. Ride or walk along the Yarra River, past bushland, landmarks, parks, gardens and more. Walking…

AUSTRALIAN WORKING HOLIDAY VISA A lot is made of the responsibilities and obligations of Working Holiday Visa holders in Australia. These are indeed to be taken seriously, and adhered to. However, there is another side to this coin, and that is this. Are the people and businesses who are offering you employment taking all of…

GOLD AND THE GOLDFIELDS The gold rushes of the nineteenth century, and the lives of those who worked the goldfields – known as ‘diggers’ – are etched into Australian national folklore. The gold rushes in New South Wales and Victoria had a huge effect on the Australian economy, and the development of the nation. The…

MELBOURNE PARKS & GARDENS In Melbourne parks and gardens can be found throughout the greater metropolitan area. Melbourne is considered to be Australia’s garden city, and Victoria as the Garden State. The City of Melbourne is dotted with nearly 480 hectares of internationally acclaimed parks and gardens. These offer a variety of open spaces, recreation…