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Dave Power writes:

I moved to Australia from Tramore, Waterford a few years ago and now work in Victoria. My job in Victoria is working with local councils on their tourism and economic development for their regions.

I am currently working in the Shire of Baw Baw which is an hour South East of Melbourne and covers the main towns of Drouin, Warragul and the old gold mining town of Walhalla. We also have a ski resort, Mount Baw Baw, which is the closest ski resort to Melbourne.

I have just made this video on a shoestring budget with the aim of getting people to go off the beaten track and discover this part of Victoria, mainly those parts beyond Melbourne City.

Since there is still a massive Irish contingent in Australia and travelling to Melbourne each year I thought it would be good to share it with your readers.

There is an old Irish settlement here in the towns of Warragul from back in the 1960s and when you come to this part of Victoria it really does remind me of Ireland. During the hot summer, this place still manages to stay green.

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9 thoughts on “Baw Yeah

  1. Formerly known as @ireland.com

    Great video, Dave. The Sean Marchetti song works well. I stayed in the same place in Rawson, about 3 weeks ago. I have visited some of the places shown. Walhalla is beautiful – worth the trip for the train ride alone. Mt. Baw Baw is a top attraction for cyclists, having a long steep climb:
    http://theclimbingcyclist.com/climbs/baw-baw-national-park/mt-baw-baw/

    Erica is a popular stop for motor cycles, as the roads are twisty and not busy.

    I will check out some of the places you went to, next time I am down that way.

  2. Art Vandelay

    I’m not even sure if it’s out of jealousy (probably) or what, but I fupping hate these type of travel video diary things! This one even more so that normal because it looks like a poop weekend.

  3. Shanner

    Looks lovely. I’d go tomorrow if I could.
    One thing, and it’s probably just me but going straight from the horse riding place to the counter of Moreland Meats seemed like an unfortunate editing decision… possibly just me.
    Anyway, looks great.

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