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Zzzzzzzzzz A to Z Challenge

Well here we have it, we have reached Z  on my April A to Z Wandering Victoria* challenge.
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah**, Zip-a-dee-Yea!
My, oh, my ....what a wonderful day... here in Victoria!
Plenty of sunshine headin' my way 
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, Zip-a-dee-Yea (Yay!)
Hey Mr. Bluebird on my shoulder  It's the truth, it's actual...  everything is satisfactual

Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, Zip-a-dee-Yea (Yay!) Wonderful feeling, wonderful day
You can find my full-size interactive map here at Travel Map at Travellerspoint.
Above you will see our month of travels. Together we covered 2009 km / 1248 miles. We look like we took some crazy penguin route! As you can see, if you click on the Travel Map link above, we have only covered a fraction of the state.
Talking of penguins, by and large, I have not taken you to the major regional Victorian tourist locations. Those such as Phillip Island Nature Park (for the fairy penguins), Twelve Apostles on the Great Ocean Road, the Grampians, Puffing Billy steam train in th…

Yea Valley - Upper Goulburn, Victoria

The chances are that if you're visiting Melbourne, you might take a day trip to the beautiful Yarra Valley, but have you been to the stunning Yea Valley?
It would be easy to miss the Yea Valley in Upper Goulburn and indeed we did not set off intending to stop for lunch at Sedona Estate, Murrindindi. But if ever there was a place was calling out to be appreciated by the passing tourist, it is this delightful pocket of Victoria.
Today I can't wait to show you what we found,  it was one of the most magical moments of my April A to Z Challenge travels.
We're going to the Yea Valley - Yay!
Just to set the scene Mr. Wren and I have set off Wandering Victoria* for a weekend in the King Valley. The criteria are simple. We needed somewhere we'd never been, and were in search of any towns en-route beginning with any letters of the alphabet needed for my remaining blog posts. I know totally random or what?! 
Luckily my supportive husband is happy to indulge my wanderlust if it means he…

X marks the GIVEAWAY spot!

There was a bit of a problem today with the plan to Wander Victoria* and bring you daily A to Z delights of my home state of Victoria, Australia.  
Yep, you guessed it... there are no XXXX'ing towns or cities starting with X in the State! We even struggle across the whole country, unless we decide to go to Xantippe in Western Australia and it was tempting just to see!
So today we are doing something different we (yes we're in this together) are three posts off completing what for me will be my biggest month of blogging ever! And to celebrate I'd like to offer a giveaway. 

Entry is simple - just leave your name and blog details below in the comments section or e-mail me at I am adding all of you who have already commented throughout April A to Z, one entry per comment, plus for those not on Google + and who have e-mailed me direct, you are included too, no worries!
And drumroll please here is what you will win...

Just to look at this is more detail, th…

Wilsons Promontory National Park, Victoria

Shhhh... Let's get wordless!

Today's post is part of my April A to Z challenge Wandering Victoria!
However if you want to read more about what Daughter No 2 describes as  her favourite place in Australia then please join me here  at my earlier post: Wilsons Promontory National Park

Thanks to Sue at Wordless on Tuesday


Venus Bay, Prom Country, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia

Looking for a good place to holiday?  Look no further than VENUS BAY...

If you have just wandered in from the other side of the world  I hope you'll enjoy visiting this spectacular Victorian small coastal resort.
If you have been with me throughout our April A to Z Wander Victoria* adventure, we are just across the bay from jet - skiing in Inverloch day!

We love Venus Bay

We very nearly bought a holiday house there a few years ago, before deciding on a closer location on the Mornington Peninsula, and being the unadventurous types, opting for a town on mains drainage! However for many, the pristine surf beaches make it worth going the extra mile. Venus Bay is a two-hour drive, being 170 km South East of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

The town is on a narrow peninsula of land, so it offers the holiday maker the choice of the wild, open sea of Bass Strait, or the calm waters of Anderson Inlet.  
Being just that bit further than many of the other more popular South Gippsland holiday destin…

Ukamirra ... At the going down of the sun.

Ukamirra is an Australian Aboriginal word meaning sunset. Today is Anzac Day
Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders "who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations" and "the contribution and suffering of all those who have served." Today Victoria Remembers.  In most ceremonies of remembrance across our nation  there is a reading of the Ode Poem: 'They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them' For the Fallen: Laurence Binyon
Thank you for joining me on my April A to Z Challenge U is for Ukamirra

Torquay, Great Ocean Road

Hello and Happy Anzac Day long weekend. As Monday is a holiday for us here in Victoria, we are off - yes you guessed it - to the beach! Thank you to everyone who has been keeping up with my mammoth April A to Z blogging adventure Wandering Victoria*. I am attempting to post every day, except Sunday and so far so good. I really appreciate all of you who have been with me for the ride all along!

Today I'm taking you to the surfing capital of Australia, home of the world famous Bells Beach and the official start of the Great Ocean Road, Torquay. I forgot to mention there is a dress code for today. Oops sorry, you need to be in your board shorts, you're going to look at tad out of place wearing anything else. You see boardies were invented here!
So we have been in a Mini, on a bus visiting Spa country, on jet skis in Gippsland, on a surfboard on the Mornington Peninsula, in a limo, on a bicycle in King Valley, on the Sorrento to Queenscliff ferry but I think it's time to pick up…