Monthly Archives: March 2013

Holiday run around South-eastern Australia

  • Corryong Country Motel:  The second time we’ve stayed here, close to the centre of town.
  • Alpine Hotel:  The second time we’ve stayed here, in the centre of town; undercover motorcycle parking, good service, and they gave us a discount because we were motorcyclists!.
  • The Lott Cafe:  a 2 minute walk from the Alpine; good service and surroundings.
  • Saltwater Cafe:  good food and nice location on the harbour.
  • Halfway Motel:  flat parking in a not-so-flat town.  Close to everything.
  • Marlo Hotel:  One of the best hotels we’ve ever stayed in; great rooms and views from the bedroom verandah and beer deck.  We’ll be back!
  • Minnies:  very pleasant and private B&B but a touch pricey,

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The Lost Boys run

Spent a few hours running through Castlemaine and Newstead.  Finally dropped into the “Lost Boys” memorial park on the outskirts of Daylesford.  The 3 boys, aged 6, 5 and 4, went missing in 1867 while looking for wild goats.  Their bodies were found 2 1/2 months later.  This memorial park is at the location they left from and there’s another near where they were found.


The Lost Boys cairn

The Lost Boys park, Daylesford.

Story of the Lost Boys.

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