Tuesday, 5 May 2015

AUTUMNAL HEALESVILLE

Healesville is a town in Victoria, Australia, 52 km north-east from Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the Shire of Yarra Ranges. At the 2011 Census, Healesville had a population of 6,839. Healesville is situated on the Watts River, a tributary of the Yarra River.

The creation of a railway to the more distant Gippsland and Yarra Valley goldfields in the 1860s resulted in a settlement forming on the Watts River and its survey as a town in 1864. It was named after Richard Heales, the Premier of Victoria from 1860–1861. The post office opened on 1 May 1865. The town became a setting off point for the Woods Point Goldfield with the construction of the Yarra Track in the 1870s.

Healesville is well known for the Healesville Sanctuary, a nature park with hundreds of native Australian animals displayed in a semi-open natural setting and an active platypus breeding program. The Yarra Valley Tourist Railway operates from Healesville Station on every Sunday, most public holidays and Wednesday to Sunday during school holidays. The town has several cafés, hotels, holiday accommodation options and restaurants.

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Ruby Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Trees & Bushes meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme.











12 comments:

  1. We don't think of Australia having many deciduous trees, but those autumn colours look amazing.

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  2. Great set of images. I really like the two ladies walking the leaf covered walk. Have a blessed Ruby Tuesday Too.

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  3. Lovely photography, lovely colors.
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  4. Pretty series. I love the last photo.

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  5. While you are experiencing the fall leaves as confetti, I am experiencing the spring petals as they shower down-nice series♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/quiet-blossoms/

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  6. Beautiful photos of the Autumn trees and leaves! Love the big old hotel, and the rest of the town images!

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  7. Autumn is probably one of the best times of the year in Healesville Nick.

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  8. It's a long time since I wandered Healesville. Such an atmospheric township with the most interesting main street and wonderful nearby sanctuary. You have captured the beautiful spirit of the place well.

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  9. Pretty Autumn colors and trees. Love the cute pup! Enjoy your day and the week ahead!!

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  10. Lovely photography. Interesting images... You will show us autumn and I show you spring.

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