Blackwood, just over an hour northwest of Melbourne, is a beautiful town; tranquil and kind to the soul, it's the kind of place that requires a bit of digging to uncover some treasures. Robyn Box shares her discoveries.
As this column comes to an end, it seems fitting to strive for the big surprises hidden deep in Victoria. And if said surprises are matched with equally entertaining town names then so be it, writes Robyn Box.
Loch is a quaint Victorian town where antiques are plentiful, quilts hang from rafters, locals tell you the best spots to shovel down homemade cakes and try all you like, you won’t find a monster called Nessie in any local lake, writes Robyn Box.
The more Robyn Box writes for this column, the more she realises if we really want some light and shade in a history lesson it is but a short drive away. This time she finds it in Cressy, around an hour and a half south east of Melbourne, and originally founded by a Frenchman.
Jindivick, a smidge over an hour’s drive from Melbourne, is probably the place Robyn Box will retire to when she's old and cranky with the city - not just because of the incredible cafe it has to offer.
Welcome to Moliagul: a historically significant part of Australia, and the world, thanks to two dusty old gold diggers, writes Robyn Box.
Introducing our new series from Robyn Box – dedicated to the little town battlers of Victoria. Those tiny places you usually drive through to get to ‘somewhere better’. These are the towns that radiate a sense of pride and humility. They’re a place to learn how to be honest again.
Yes, ok – it’s starting to cool down across the country. Winter is creeping in and it’s time to think about bunkering down into your rabbit hole and waiting for the biting cold to pass. Robyn Box has the perfect suggestion for just how to do so.
Chocolate, it seems, is becoming a serious business in Melbourne. But where should you go to find the best quality chocolate products, created by true artisans? Robyn Box highlights the sweetest things in Melbourne's chocolate scene.
Gone are the days when whisky was considered a drink for men with pipes in tweed jackets sitting by a fire. Today, whisky bars and whisky appreciation classes through Melbourne are slowly taking the place of the traditional ‘wine bar’, and introducing visitors to a new kind of ‘cool’, writes Robyn Box.