Once again, the actual size of the town surprised me. I'd visited over 10 years ago and remember it being a lot smaller.
Loads of intriguing stuff to do and see.
-visiting the Golden Dragon Museum, steeped in Chinese culture, and snaffling some printed material that has spurned a book series niggling in the back of my mind...
-antique tram ride around the town for kidlet and hubby while toddler and I cuddled up on the couch and read books
-descending 61 metres underground into an old mine and kidlet being far braver than I thought
-walking through the Chinese gardens while rain dripped off the pagodas around us
-brunch in a cafe on the shores of a lake while the rain bucketed down
-discovering the best restaurant on Bath St on our last morning that served a delicious vegan brekkie (and I'm not even vegetarian!)
-watching the drama unfold as Australia's first woman Prime Minister rose to power (not my highlight, my hubby's, who is glued to current affairs while I prefer to bury my nose in a good book.)