Our travels with 3 kids and a wheelchair.

Month: September 2014

Playing in NSW.

Playing in NSW.

While we were in Beechworth we decided to do a day trip which included a trip over the border to NSW. The kids wanted to be able to say they had been interstate and it was an easy 40 min drive to Albury. Just over […]

Our Beechworth top 5.

Our Beechworth top 5.

It’s school holidays here in Victoria, a great chance for us to explore more of our home state. I love a driving holiday as we can take Coopers powerchair, plus walker, plus the kids scooters and bikes. We decided we would drive to Beechworth an […]

Phillip Island chocolate factory.

Phillip Island chocolate factory.

The chocolate factory was a huge highlight of our trip to Phillip Island. According to the kids it was awesome and so much better than Cadburys in Tasmania.
I wasn’t sure what to expect but it was fantastic for kids.
All the exhibits were interactive and hands on. The kids could touch and taste and smell everything! We learnt how chocolate was made and the kids could stir and grind and even play with the cocoa beans.
Woody is selecting the beans to process.
Woody is roasting the beans.
Coops is grinding the cocoa beans.
Here you can guess the flavour of the chocolate.
These games were a big hit. You could win wooden balls then swap them for real chocolate at the end!

You could make your own chocolate swirls and chocolate blocks too and even see the factory at work.

We all recommend visiting the chocolate factory. Staff were really friendly and on hand for personal tours and made our kids feel very welcome.

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Penguin Parade and Koala Conservation Centre.

Penguin Parade and Koala Conservation Centre.

The Penguin Parade is the highlight of a trip to Phillip Island. It’s what it’s known for all around the world, or at least within Australia. Each night the fairy penguins make their way from the surf to their burrows and we got to witness […]

Churchill Heritage Farm

Churchill Heritage Farm

Churchill Island Heritage Farm is off the coast of Phillip Island. It is the first site of European Agriculture in the state of Victoria. It has been a farming area since 1850. The island is 57 hectares in size and we spent the afternoon exploring […]