Kristin Lee finds its horses for courses when it comes to four-legged adventures.
Jo Hegerty finds some breathing space at an all-female retreat.
If the overseas trip is out of reach, Sandy Guy offers some alternatives closer to home.
You don't have to rough it just because you've got a dog, writes Lindy Percival.
Patricia Maunder finds a mud-brick haven in the woods where wildlife abounds.
Susan Gough Henly checks in and gets comfortable at some of the best boutique hotels in country Victoria.
Paul Daffey buckles up for a grand road tour of his home state.
Fascinating historic island south of Melbourne
French Island is located in Westernport Bay, to the south-east of Melbourne. It measures 18 km by 12 km, has a coastline of 144 km, encompasses 21 800 ha and has a population of less than 60 people. Remarkably, French Island has escaped development over the years and two-thirds of the land mass have recently been declared a State Park. Thus its many natural attractions have been preserved, largely intact.