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Book a Weekend Wander to Warburton

Warburton is about an hour’s drive from Melbourne’s central business district. With its lush surrounds, secluded forests, gushing Yarra river and village vibe, Warburton is the perfect quick vegan getaway destination. Plus, there’s vegan-friendly hospitality is found in leaps and bounds here. Warburton is the perfect destination for weekend wandering. Find vegan-friendly comfort at the …

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When Native Species and Humans Collide in Victoria

Victoria, one of Australia’s south-eastern states, is rich in biodiversity. However, pressures from human populations are threatening the survival of much-loved native species including the Weedy Sea Dragon, Burrunan Dolphin, Powerful Owl and Strzelecki Koala. Let’s explore how these endemic species are threatened by humans. Human behaviours such as land-clearing, demolition of cultural structures, animal …

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Explore the Wonderful World of Wetlands in Victoria

This week was a milestone for wetlands across the world. February 2 marked the 50th anniversary of the Ramsar Treaty, the global conservation agreement to protect wetlands of international significance. February 2 is thus World Wetlands Day. Iconic wetlands around Australia such as Kakadu, the Coorong in South Australia and Eighty Mile Beach near Broome …

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Don’t Pick Your Wild Backyard Mushrooms. Get a Good Supplier Instead!

If you’re self-isolating in Melbourne, you may have found a burst of mushrooms popping up all over your backyard and nature strip. You may even be tempted to pick said mushrooms and fry them up in your kitchen. However, do you know if your newfound mushroom bloom is actually edible? When do mushrooms grow? It’s …

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We Can’t Imagine an Australia Without Koalas. Here’s Why

Can you imagine an Australia without koalas? Australia’s most famous fluffy and cute marsupials are struggling to survive. So, it’s our duty to secure their survival. According to the Australia Koala Foundation, more than 65% of koala populations live in Victoria and South Australia. In early 2020, these two states were severely affected by bushfires …

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Travelling with Elephants in Kayankerni, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a small country where human and Asian elephant populations try to co-exist. With so many people (about 20 million) and disappearing natural habitat, the Asian elephant population of approximately 4,000 is struggling to survive. As reported by the Elemotion Foundation, a non-profit organisation working to improve the lives of Asian elephants, up …

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Plastic Sea Travel Starts on Land so Let’s Stop That

All the plastic in our seas travelled there from land. We all know this to be a no-brainer but there’s actual evidence which has just been released to support this. The timing wouldn’t be perfect, for World Oceans Day. Research released by the Tara Ocean Foundation in their Microplastics Mission study on the ten biggest …

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Fly Like an Eagle at Arthurs Seat on the Mornington Peninsula

The Arthurs Seat Eagle on the Mornington Peninsula is one of Victoria’s most visited attractions. The Eagle is a series of gondolas, ferrying visitors to heights over Dromana to reveal captivating views of the peninsula, surrounding coastal villages and State Park. The Arthurs Seat Eagle is just under an hour and a half’s drive from …

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Reap the Benefits of a Great Australian Bushwalk

A great Australian bushwalk holds many benefits for travellers. It’s in our blood to wander and there’s unexplained beauty in that. Travellers are motivated to wander for many reasons – to explore new destinations, to find meaning or purpose in our lives or debunk a belief, to seek out connections and make life-long friends. There …

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Cruising for a Vegan Port Day in Hobart, Tasmania

I had travelled to Tasmania before my cruising holiday a couple of weeks ago, so spending a port day travelling vegan in Hobart was still exciting. Port days are fun in the sense that you can get a taste of a destination while exploring by foot or bus. What I love about Hobart on the …

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