#RoadtripAroundOz | Portland, Victoria

Our roadtrip takes Us from Torquay along the stunning scenery and ultimate tourist road of the Great Ocean Road to the Otway Ranges and Cape Otway Lighthouse. 

Here it is time to pace yourself and read up on the history of the otways and take a visit to Victoria’s most important lighthouse. Just before you take the turnoff, have your camera ready,slow down and look up in the trees for some koalas. 

Once you have explored the area it’s is back on the road towards Portland, Vic. A good night stopover is at Princetown Reserve. A football oval run like a caravan park with powered + unpowered sites available, camp kitchen and amenities block and some wildlife to observe.


The next morning it is time to have some breakfast before hitting the road yet again. Enjoy the coastal scenery and make the most of your drive to your destination.

Safe travels + see you all at Portland. One of Australia’s Export Port and Oldest European Settlement! Enjoy, BLG x

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Aradale 👻👻👻

Let Us tell you:
Aradale Lunatic Asylum built to house the mentally ill or insane as you would say back on those days. Purposely built on a mountain right here in Ararat, Vic AU with the belief that any winds from the south had a calming, healing effect on their patients and would basically help them heal from their mental illness. Aradale Asylum has two sister facilities: one at Kew the other at Beechworth, both also in Victoria, AU.

Opened in 1867 to house up a large number of patients until its closure in 1993, however one ward remained open for another couple of years thereafter. The building itself comprised of 63 building to make up Aradale, meaning it had to be self sufficient with 30ha Vineyard and their very own winery. Extensive training facilities and 4ha lavender farm. Livestock and own piggery as well as a market would have also been needed! Additionally of course crops and gardens for self grown varieties of food.

The rest is for you to explore (and there is heaps!), broaden your knowledge and experience whatever might happen… 👻
We had a ball and our guides get the thumbs up!!! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Now it’s your turn to step into unknown territory.

 

When the Countryside calls …

The beautiful crisp mornings make the days so much better, despite the early mornings we decided to be on the road by just to 8 am, taking the back roads and dodging any possible wildlife as well as seeing the many cattle and horses grazing on the paddocks we soon made our way to Violet Town in the State’s North East.

Violet Town was again playing host to the incredible farmers market,  which happen to occur so many times a month, a year. It is so worth checking them out for any collectables, farming equipment, fashion and of course the fruit and vegetable stalls.

We drove through Benalla and then into Violet Town, many had already taken the parking places which were available but not to worry, we are young/fit/healthy so we walked a little further to the market.

It was such a great experience and being able to have a chat to the individual sellers / growers made it more worthwhile.

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