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Bicycle trip: O’Keefe Rail Trail

The O’Keefe Rail Trail follows part of the abandoned railway line from Bendigo to Heathcote Junction. Confusingly for its name, the Trail currently ends at the town of Heathcote, which is around 58 kilometres from Heathcote Junction....

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The plan for this blog

The few regular followers of this blog will notice that I post content rather sporadically. This is largely a product of the varying amounts of time that I have available to write over the year. Some weeks allow me to write (or at least start) a few posts, whereas in...

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Bicycle trip: Port Fairy to Warrnambool Rail Trail

The Port Fairy to Warrnambool Rail Trail follows an old passenger and freight railway that operated as a whole from 1890 to 1977. It closed in stages and eventually became truncated for passenger trains at Warrnambool, while some infrequent specialised freight...

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How far can you travel in Melbourne for just $4.30?

If you travel long distances, Melbourne’s flat rate fare system works very much in your favour. Regardless of whether you travel 800 metres or 40 kilometres, myki will charge you the same amount for a 2 hour zone 1 and 2 fare ($4.30 as of 2018). I have taken...

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