Destination Queenscliff for the Melbourne Cup long weekend

Alex and I are departing Melbourne and heading for Queenscliff this Melbourne Cup long weekend (that’s a public holiday long weekend thanks to a horse race).

Queenscliff is about 20 minute drive further on from Geelong (which I once read Geelong described as “a place you need to drive through to get to the Great Ocean Road”…ouch).  It wasn’t mentioned that Geelong also has a very fine AFL football team. Continue reading

Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival and an invitation to a marquee to the Cranbourne Cup

It is spring in Melbourne and the Spring Racing Carnival has begun.  Its a time when races including the famous Melbourne Cup are run and won. The Melbourne Cup is known as the race that stops a nation and is held on the first Tuesday in November each year.  Melbournians even enjoy a public holiday to mark the day – yep…a public holiday for a horse race. Continue reading