First stop is at the Mine and Heritage museum in Beaconsfield.
The most poignant and heart-grabbing exhibit is the mine rescue of Brant Webb and Todd Russell in 2006. The exhibit conveys the hope, the ingenuity and the courage of their rescue.
The men were trapped 925m (3034feet) deep in the mine.
As an symbol of the close knit community a group decided to knit a scarf 925m long after the rescue. Knitters from around the world contributed. The scarf is over 2km long.
Next stop a chance to see platypus at Beauty Point.
Echidnas were having a feed nearby. Their quickfire tongues are long and efficient for slurping up minced ants and other fresh delicacies
More fantastical scenes at the Reliquaire store in La Trobe.
Teddy bears, Tardis, antique restoration supplies, cookbooks, puppets, Alice in Wonderland, Jewellery, masks, Roman garden sculptures, science models ... even a motorcycle pizza slicer where the front wheel is the blade.
An amazing range of stock in this store.
You can visit Reliquaire and go shopping, too.
I felt overwhelmed - just like these characters.
where the sun is setting at our home for tonight.