Leaning curve ... a rider gets a handle on the Segway.

The art of standing still

Tim Richards takes a vineyard tour with a difference and discovers riding a Segway is as easy as falling off a log.

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Illustration: Robin Cowcher

A caravan adventure

Plagued with doubts, first-time caravanner David Reyne buckles up and hits the highway.

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Open house ... Boroka Downs.

Stay the night

David Reyne finds some cosy lodgings, from coastal getaways with open fires to inner-city Italian chic.

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Aroma town ? (clockwise from left) potter for knick-knacks; Tea Leaves

Reading the leaves

In a village ringed by walking trails, Tim Richards samples the fine teas and scones served in the main street's stores.

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Sunday lunch: Sweetwater Cafe, Yarra Valley

THE Sweetwater Cafe is the casual dining option of the heritage-listed, 1854-built Chateau Yering historic country house — once the home of the de Castella family, who established the original gardens in 1854.

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