Melbourne, Australia

Photo: Bernard Spragg, Coop’s Shot Tower Melbourne is the capital and most populous city in the state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia. The world city continues to reinvent itself and global perceptions of it. Melbourne is located on the large natural bay of Port Phillip, with its City Centre situated …

Budj Bim National Park and Cultural Landscape World Heritage Site

Photo: Mertie Budj Bim or Mount Eccles is an extinct volcano near Macarthur in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Budj Bim is also the Gunditjmara name, meaning High Head. The roughly conical shaped peak rises 178 meters (584 feet). The World Heritage Centre has formally accepted for assessment the nomination for the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape as …

Victoria Australia Links

Victoria Flag Links related to Victoria, Australia presented in somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesRemembrance Day: Wycheproof Avenue of Honour rediscovered after 90 years in the wildhttp://vicnature2050.org2015 Community Environment Recognition AwardsAussies are sports mad, but Victorians are the clear winnersNine hundred giant native trees felled in VicRoads planning blunder – The AgeCanopy of dead Separation Tree in …

Victoria, Australia

Photo: Henrik Johansson, Split Point Lighthouse Victoria is located in the southeastern corner of Australia and has a total area (land + sea) of 237,629 km², which is about 3% of Australia’s total area. In this relatively small state, mammal, bird, and reptile fauna are rich and diverse. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/QnYBZRSGDj7E8htC6 Cities Places Features Planeta.com

The Otways

Photo: Bernard Spragg, Apollo Bay, Victoria FYICape Otway lies at the southern most extent of the world-famous Great Ocean Road in Victoria’s Southwest. Great Otway National Parkhttp://parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/[email protected] Conservation Ecology Centrehttp://www.conservationecologycentre.org – Facebook – @ConservationEChttps://twitter.com/ConservationEC Related: http://www.wildlifetourism.org.au/the-otways-conservation-ecology-centre-interview-with-lizzie-corke/ Cape Otway LighthouseThe Cape Otway Lighthouse sits on the most southern point of Victoria’s coastline where the waters of …

Greater Alpine National Parks

Parks Victoria (@ParksVictoria) has released the Greater Alpine National Parks Management Plan which will guide the future management of Alpine, Baw Baw, Errinundra, Mount Buffalo and Snowy River national parks, Avon Wilderness Park, Tara Range Park, and Walhalla, Howqua Hills, Grant, Mount Wills and Mount Murphy Historic Areas. The intent of the plan is to protect and enhance …

Great Ocean Road

Photo: 2018 The Great Ocean Road opened in 1932, and was built entirely by hand, and today the Great Ocean Road is one of the Australia’s top tourism attractions. Tourism Portals visitgreatoceanroad.org.au @VstGreatOceanRd Recommended Listening The world’s longest war memorial turns 100 – The Great Ocean Road was built by returned soldiers between 1919 and …

Westography

Screenshot: Flickr albums This week (October 2018) on Radio National: Michael Mackenzie visits Australian photographer Warren Kirk whose work is one of the highlights on Flickr. ‘Westography’ documents the fading social landscape of the western and north-western suburbs of Melbourne and the western arc of country Victoria, Australia. Recommended Listening: Saving ancient suburbia one photo …

Victoria, British Columbia

Photo: Ken Lund, Victoria Victoria is the capital city of the Canadian province of British Columbia, and is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island off Canada’s Pacific coast. Key Links https://www.tourismvictoria.com – https://twitter.com/victoriavisitor https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria,_British_Columbia Official website – https://twitter.com/CityOfVictoria Victoria Chamber of Commerce Olympic Rain Shadow http://www.olympicrainshadow.com/olympicrainshadowmap.html http://www.olympicrainshadow.com/sequimweather.html#forecast http://komonews.com/weather/faq/what-is-the-olympic-rain-shadow Planeta.com British Columbia Canada Canada …