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Top 10 things to do with kids in Lorne

Top 10 Things to do in Lorne with Kids

Whether you are heading down the Great Ocean Road for a day trip, a weekend escape or a longer adventure, spending some time in Lorne is always a great idea. It’s an amazingly family friendly destination with things to see and do for kids (and grownups) of all ages. I’ve rounded up our Top 10 recommendations for activities in Lorne…

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Craig’s Royal Hotel High Tea, Ballart

Best Mother’s Day High Teas in Melbourne – Classic or with a Twist!

I’ve never met a mum who doesn’t love a good High Tea, and why not, some traditions never get old. Sipping a delicately brewed cup of tea while sampling delicious sweet treats is the perfect Sunday afternoon pastime. This Mother’s Day, traditionalists can enjoy a classic high tea selection, while more adventurous mums might opt for a high tea with a…

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Botanical Gardens Melbourne Autumn

Where to see the best Autumn Colours in Melbourne

Ask any Melbournian what their favourite season is, and I can guarantee most will say Autumn. We love our distinctive seasons down here in Melbourne, and as the shadows get longer and the air gets crisper, it’s the perfect opportunity to layer up, get outdoors, and enjoy the stunning displays of turning leaves in March, April and May. A Melbourne…

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Glamping Pod - Luxury camping in the Yarra Valley Victoria - mypoppet.com.au

Glamping Pods – A Luxury Camping Experience in the Yarra Valley

I’m always up for a little bit of adventure with a luxurious twist, so when the team from Park Lane Holiday Parks invited Emma and me to be the first people to try out their new Glamping Pods, we jumped at the opportunity. We’d previously had a great time camping in the park’s Eco Lotus Belle glamping tents, and couldn’t…

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Parky's Inflatable water park, Yarra Valley Victoria, Australia - mypoppet.com.au

Yarra Valley’s First Inflatable Water Park – Parky’s Healesville

Victoria’s Yarra Valley is not synonymous with aquatic activities, but that’s all about to change now that Park Lane Holiday Park in Healesville has opened its newest attraction, Parky’s Water Park. It’s an inflatable obstacle course that adventurous families will love. A great way for the kids to burn off some energy and a super fun way to cool off…

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Great Ocean Road Anglesea Travel Guide - mypoppet.com.au

Family Fun in Anglesea – Where to Stay, Eat & Play

The small seaside town of Anglesea is often overlooked by visitors road tripping down the Great Ocean Road on their way to Lorne or further afield. But with some of the best beaches in the area it’s really not to be missed. This sleepy town is a relaxing 1.5 hr drive from Melbourne making it the perfect distance for a…

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There’s a Magical Redwood Forest in Warburton

The rain was setting in, but I wasn’t going to let it stop us from visiting on of Victoria’s best kept secrets, the magical Redwood Forest in East Warburton. I didn’t know about the forest before I’d booked our impromptu Spring escapade to Warburton, so it was a lovely surprise to discover another reason to visit this underrated little town….

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warburton motel spring garden - mypoppet.com.au

A Spring Escapade to Warburton

At the start of the year I decided it would be our family’s year to #exploremore. To get off the couch on the weekends, hit the road and discover some of the unique destinations right on our doorstep. Turns out we didn’t get away as much as I’d hoped – work, family commitments, and bathroom renovations all seem to have…

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Time & Tide Tea rooms - Port Fairy Victoria - High tea review -mypoppet.com.au

High Tea by the Sea – Time & Tide, Port Fairy

A few minutes out of the the historic seaside town of Port Fairy, you’ll find Time & Tide High Tea in an unassuming contemporary style pavilion perched right on over the water with views of the Southern Ocean. You could be forgiven for mistaking the property for a high end spa, but I guarantee the sensory delights that await you…

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Hepburn Springs Chalet - Retro Hotel Review - mypoppet.com.au

Hepburn Springs Chalet – Family Friendly Budget Spa Weekend

It’s not often that the words ‘budget’ and ‘spa weekend’ sit comfortably in the same sentence, add ‘family friendly’ and you’d think I was pulling your leg. But I’m here to tell you that I’ve found a hidden gem, Hepburn Springs Chalet, in the heart of Victoria’s spa country, perfect for a family weekend escape which won’t break the bank….

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