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Benalla Town | Benalla

Benalla Town lies on the Broken River and is closely associated with the famous Kelly Gang. Today an up-to-date town with a pleasant climate. It is a well known sporting centre with a racecourse. It possesses a fine golf course and swimming baths. The camping ground is at the west end of the gardens opposite the showgrounds.

Botanic Gardens, The Domain | Hobart

The Gardens occupy a pleasant situation at the northern end of the Domain, overlooking the Derwent River. Nearby, on the river bank, is a picnic reserve. The Gardens can be reached by train or bus from the city.

Bowral Town | Bowral

A prosperous town on the Hume Highway and the centre of a rich agricultural district. There are many features of interest within easy reach. Gibraltar Mountain will recall its namesake. Belmore Falls, Macquarie Pass and many other spots are worthy of a visit. The town itself possesses fine shopping centres and many outdoor sporting facilities are provided. The town stands on a portion of the orig...

Brisbane City | Brisbane

Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, may be approached from the south by the regular interstate air routes; by rail or road either up the coast or through the New England Tableland; or by sea. The approach to Brisbane by sea is very attractive. From the entrance to Moreton Bay via the North Passage, the unusual forms of the Glass House Mountains may be seen and then, for 20 kms up the winding Bris...

Brisbane to Ormiston Trip | Brisbane

A short tour of about 106 km to the southern shores of Moreton Bay returning through Beenleigh. From Cleveland Point where a fine view of the Bay and Islands can be obtained. Tropical fruit including custard apples pawpaws, pineapples, granadillas and mangoes can be seen under cultivation.

Brisbane to Southport & Coolangatta Trip | Brisbane

From South Brisbane the journey brings you to Beenleigh, until the coast is reached a few km on the Brisbane side of Southport and Surfers paradise. This is Queensland's most famous beach resort and fast becoming the best known spot on the Australian eastern coast. Cooloongatta is further south on the N.S.W. border. Round trip from Brisbane is about 241 km.

Brisbane to Toowoomba & Darling Downs Trip | Brisbane

Leaving south Brisbane turn right at Wooloongabba Fiveways and drive to Ipswich. Beyond Ipswich there are farming areas and the historic towns of Marburg, Helidon famed for its Spa, and Gatton at the foot of a spectacular climb through the Dividing Range to popular Toowoomba. Toowoomba has gardens, fine buildings and wide streets. Round trip from Brisbane is about 270 km.

Bruny Island | North Bruny

Bruny Island is separated from Tasmania by the D'Entrecasteaux Channel south of Hobart. The Island received its name from the explorer who also gave his name to the channel. The climate is exhilarating and there are many points of beauty and interest. Cape Conella and Fluted Cape afford splendid views. Fluted Cape is one of nature's masterpieces, the rock formations rising from the ocean bed, have...

Bulahdelah Town | Bulahdelah

Bulahdelah is a favourite starting point for boating trips around Myall Lakes. Visitors today can still see some of the town’s local history. The old Plough Inn, once a Cobb & Co station post opens its doors to the public each day. Nearby Alum Mountain is named after the only known above ground deposit of alunite in the world, found here late in the 19th Century.

Canning Dam and Araluen Trip | Perth

The tour to the Canning Dam provides the opportunity of seeing the State's largest reservoir whilst passing through some of the prettiest parts of the Darling Ranges. The forward journey is by the main southern road to Armadale (28 km), a little township at the junction of the main roads to Bunbury and Albany, and thence through the hills to the Canning Dam. After an inspection of the reservoir,...

Castlemaine and Maldon | Castlemaine

Castlemaine and Maldon, north-west of Melbourne are two small gold mining towns well worth visiting. Maldon, on the slopes of Mount Tarrangower, is the only town entirely protected by the National Trust of Victoria. Its Folk Museum, housed in the old Council Offices, contains a wealth of Gold Rush memorabilia, and the post office was the childhood home of the novelist Henry Handel Richardson. You'...

Cataract Gorge | Launceston

One of the chief beauty spots of Launceston is Cataract Gorge through which the South Esk River flows to join the Tamar at the southern end of the city. The Gorge can be reached in a few minutes by bus to the gates and then following the winding pathway cut into the face of the hill-side. A swimming pool and Cataract Cliff picnic grounds, with a kiosk, are about a km from the gates. The Gorge can ...

City Park, Tamar Street | Launceston

The City Park, a public reserve of 12 acres laid out in lawns and gardens and shaded with oak and other English trees, is at the eastern end of the city, within a few minutes' walk of the railway station. On its formation in 1838, the Launceston Horticultural Society took over this land (which adjoined the site then occupied by the Northern Government House) and laid out the grounds as a garden. ...

Coober Pedy Opal Fossicking | Coober Pedy

With a little luck, a rockhound can have a heady day digging for opals at Coober Pedy, about 600 km north of Adelaide. All you need to become a weekend opal fossicker are a Miner's Right, a pick and shovel, a strong back, and a constitution able to withstand desert temperatures. Miners at Coober Pedy and nearby Andamooka (a hundred km away) dig out more than A$30 million worth of opals annually. ...

Coolum Beach Town | Coolum Beach

Coolum is the largest beach side resort on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. The area is fast growing with a population of 18 000. Although visitors will always be welcome to this beautiful place, the population may be capped to preserve the resources and standard of the living in the area. Coolum is approximately 90 minutes (135 km) north of Brisbane and about 15 km south of Noosa. The resort town ...

Creswell Gardens, north bank Torrens Lake | Adelaide

Creswell Gardens are located on the north bank of Torrens Lake. This little park contains the Sir Ross Smith Memorial a bronze statue of the South Australian aviator who, with his brother, made in 1919 the first successful flight from England to Australia.

Dandenong City | Dandenong

From any position in Melbourne where the outlook eastward is unbroken, the most noticeable feature of the landscape is the Dandenong Ranges. Among its features are the giant eucalypts, some of which attain a height of 91 metres, and the fine fern-gullies; and in contrast, the holiday resorts, the country homes, and the orchards and market gardens which pattern the slopes. The Dandenongs are also n...

Eaglehawk Neck | Eaglehawk Neck

Eaglehawk Neck, the narrow isthmus which connects Tasman's Peninsula with the mainland, was the gateway to the old penal settlement. Across this narrow strip of land, packs of bloodhounds were chained together to prevent the escape of convicts from Port Arthur settlement. Despite these precautions, several convicts escaped by swimming the bay. To close this means of escape, sharks were encouraged...

Flagstaff Gardens, King Street | Melbourne

Melbourne's oldest public gardens were laid out in the 1840s. A plaque marks the site of the old signal which announced the arrival of ships at Williamstown.

Flemington Racecourse | Flemington

The first race meeting in Melbourne was held on 5th February 1837 on the course where the present Spencer Street Railway Station now stands. The track was marked by a few stakes, saplings, and broad palings; the grandstand comprised two bullock-drays lashed together; and the jumps were piled logs and gum-tree branches. The following year a racing association, known as the Melbourne Race Club, was ...