Thursday, 27 October 2011

36th Birthday Weekend Holiday

itinerary :  Friday
Departing from home mid afternoon, scheduled arrival at 3pm Friday, 29th October, 
Neerim Country Cottages is a relaxing country retreat for families, reunions and small groups.  The cottages are set on 5 acres of park like gardens and is surrounded by beautiful open rural views of Neerim District's green rolling hills leading to Mt Baw Baw.
Features include a solar heated in ground swimming pool in Summer and is an ideal base for Mt Baw Baw ski fields in Winter.
itinerary :  Saturday
Healesville Sanctuary
Healesville Sanctuary is Victoria’s top Australian wildlife destination.  From our iconic Australian animals to unique experiences such as the Australian Wildlife Health Centre, to the magical bushland environment set amongst the rolling hills of the Yarra Valley, the Sanctuary is an experience like no other.

Exciting new flight spectacular, Spirits of the Sky, in the Flight Arena daily at 12pm and 2.30pm, gates open 10mins prior to shows

Spirits of the Sky from Zoos Victoria on Vimeo.
bbq/picnic lunch at Healesville
Dinner: back at the Cottage (Foodworks nearby)
Spa, swim and walk around Neerim 
DVD movie and/or nightspotting

itinerary: Sunday
brunch: toast, cereal, bacon, eggs
Toorongo Falls via Nojee, Nojee Trestle Bridge Walk stopover
Toorongo Falls Reserve circular walking track takes in both the Toorongo and Amphitheatre Falls with spectacular viewing platforms.

The restored Noojee Trestle Bridge is from the old railway line which ran from Warragul to Noojee. This bridge known as No. 7 is the only remaining out of seven trestle bridges on the section of railway line between Nayook and Noojee.  
For the journey home
 Gardivalia Festival of Gardens: Open Gardens  
537 Sunny Creek Rd, Trafalgar
(access via Haynes Track)
Phone 5633 2778
Open Sun 30 October
Large landscaped native garden in the bush has low maintenance and bushfire reduction features, vegetable garden, beehives and chooks.

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