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Open Spaces and it's new home in Natimuk, with the Natimuk Cafe.

Open Spaces Tree Change

It’s been a tough ten years in print publishing as the internet revolution continues to change the way we create and distribute information. Traditional printers across Australia have been putting off large numbers of staff or closing their doors for good. Wholesale distributors and book shops have been similarly affected. The introduction of smart-phones and […]

Healthy Parks, Wealthy People

Victorian National Parks Camping and Accommodation Fees – Regulatory Impact Statement The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) has released a proposal for a user-pays approach to charges for camping and roofed accommodation in parks and reserves managed by Parks Victoria. Victorians are invited to provide comment on the regulatory impact statement by 22 […]

Camp at High Knott above Angle Tarn.

Dog in the Mists

Back in 1964 my father wrote a short story for possible publication in England’s Popular Camping magazine. It was rejected by the editor and the original type-written manuscript was all but forgotten. It must have meant something to my dad since he carried it with him when he migrated to Australia a couple of years […]

Crossing the East Tyers River is a refreshing way to start the day.

Australian Alps Walking Track: 4 Days

Ben Spencer is our guest blogger. Day 1: Walhalla to O’Sheas Mill Site (13km) Much dreaming came to fruition when dad and I tackled the first 45km of the Australian Alps Walking Track (AAWT) over the last Melbourne Cup weekend. We met in the historic town of Walhalla and immediately organised a car shuffle with […]

Start of the walk at Richards Campground.

Escape to the Beeripmo Walk

Ben Spencer is our guest blogger for this week. The First Day, Up, Up and Up! The luxury of a long weekend presented the ideal opportunity to undertake the Beeripmo Walk – a 21km, two-day hike. Located about an hour’s drive west of Ballarat in the Mt Buangor State Park and Mt Cole State Forest, […]

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