Indigenous Culture in Melbourne

Melbourne has a rich Indigenous culture that can be experienced today via immersive tours and attractions in the city.    We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land, the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung and Bunurong Boon Wurrung peoples of the Eastern Kulin. We pay respect to their Elders past, present and emerging. Welcome to Melbourne Wominjeka / […]

A history of surfing on the Great Ocean Road in Australia

Aussies love the beach, and there’s a proud history of surfing on the Great Ocean Road in Australia. The history of surfing in Australia goes right back to 1915. Here’s how surfing reached our shores and how it has had an impact on the beach-going ways of Australians ever since.  Surfing comes to Australia in […]

The History of Rip Curl on the Great Ocean Road

World famous surf brand Rip Curl, originated in Torquay on Australia’s Great Ocean Road. Rip Curl is well known in the surf town of Torquay in Victoria. It is where the world famous surf brand began, with two mates making surfboards together in the 60’s. The brand has a long and proud history of being […]

History of the Memorial Arch on the Great Ocean Road

As you cruise along the Great Ocean Road in Australia, one of the best photo stops is the Memorial Arch at Eastern View. Head to the viewing platforms to take a photo of the sign hanging over the road and the memorial to Australia’s soldiers. But what you may not realise, is that the Memorial […]

The Loch Ard Shipwreck on the Great Ocean Road

Not far from the 12 Apostles is an incredible coastal gorge that is the site of the 1878 Loch Ard Shipwreck on the Great Ocean Road. Stepping foot into Loch Ard Gorge on the Great Ocean Road, it’s hard not to be in awe of the surrounding cliffs and secluded beach. But when you hear […]

History of the Ash Wednesday Bushfires on the Great Ocean Road

The Ash Wednesday Bushfires in February 1983 ravaged part of Australia’s Great Ocean Road, wiping out whole communities.  Touring along the Great Ocean Road in Australia, you may hear about the devastating Ash Wednesday Bushfires that occurred in February 1983. While you may not notice any lasting signs of the fires, they had an incredible […]