School’s out for summer

It’s become increasingly apparent that our children are more focused on their social media feeds and Xbox Live than they are bothered with outdoor activities. Danielle Wilcock provides some alternative trips the whole family can enjoy and they’re all within a few hours’ drive. So let's get your children off the phones, games and tablets and outdoors among the bush, dirt and sites of significance our region has to offer.

Kings Billabong – 10 minutes from Mildura

If canoeing is something your children love, or it’s an activity you’re keen for them to experience, then the answer could quite literally be on your doorstep. Psyche Bend at Kings Billabong is home to Victoria’s first ever all-accessible floating pontoon and canoe launcher.