If you follow the long, straight road, there is a special quality of light when you reach Paradise.
Just half an hour north of the grand, Gold Boom era streetscapes of Stawell, the hamlet of Paradise in central Victoria includes a couple of houses, a beautiful rustic church and of course the obligatory community hall.
Stepping down from the car, it’s easy to believe that there’s something specialin the quality of the surrounding landscape – a bit of extra green lustre in the gum trees, pleasant paddocks and gently winding roads, all in an atmosphere of deep tranquillity.
With the engine off and the closest traffic issue 200 kilometres away, it soon starts to become apparent why the town has earned its name.
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