Australia

A Breathtaking Cruise on the Gordon River

On the day after our lovely train ride aboard the West Coast Wilderness Railway, we took another exciting trip (there’s never time to be bored in Tasmania!). This time, we took a cruise along the Gordon River.  The Gordon River is one of Tasmania’s most striking natural wonders, and a cruise along it is an absolute must-do while visiting Strahan. I was really...

Riding the West Coast Wilderness Railway

While the whole of Tasmania is full of wonderful scenery if you enjoy rugged wilderness as well as history, a trip to Tassie’s west coast is definitely in order. Because of its remote location, you might think that you can only explore the west coast if you’re a hiker; but that’s not the case. Both Strahan and Queenstown (the main towns of the west coast) are...

Stepping back in time in the Historic Township of Walhalla

Once upon a time, the small town of Walhalla was one of the richest gold regions in Australia. In 1862, when gold was discovered in this mountainous part of Victoria, people flocked to the area. They arrived dreaming of riches and many began working for the local mines. But because the area was so difficult to reach, a small settlement was created to support the gold...

A Weekend Escape to Glenrowan and the King Valley

Victoria is full of hidden gems, just waiting to be discovered. So, whenever we get a chance, we head out of the big smoke to drive through our beautiful countryside. On long weekends, we venture out a little further. On our most recent Australia day long weekend, we rented an Airbnb in Taminick, near Glenrowan. We hadn’t spent much time in this part of the state...

Driving Down the King Valley’s Prosecco Road

Who doesn’t like Prosecco? Prosecco reminds me of summer, of Italy, or a long lazy afternoon with girlfriends. The word Prosecco brings happiness and a smile to my face. I love a nice dry Prosecco! So, when we read about the Prosecco Road, in our home state of Victoria, we just had to drive it!  Driving the Prosecco Road You might think that Prosecco is only...

Our Top 10 Experiences in 2018

That’s it! Another year has gone by again. It’s crazy just how quickly time flies by. 2018 has been another fantastic year for us, with lots of incredible travel experiences. We’ve visited five countries as well as exploring four Australian states and we’ve seen some amazing wildlife and done some crazy stuff. Choosing our top 10 experiences in 2018 wasn’t easy but...

How to Spend the Ultimate Weekend in the Blue Mountains

Under two hours north-west of Sydney is a rugged region called the Blue Mountains. It’s a popular getaway from Sydney that is renowned for its dramatic and breathtaking scenery. In the Blue Mountains, you’ll find stunning waterfalls, beautiful gardens, quaint villages, plenty of hiking trails and an abundance of wildlife. The Blue Mountains is a must see for anyone...

How to Spend the Perfect Day at Scenic World

The Blue Mountains National Park offers some of the most stunning views in New South Wales. But unlike other national parks, you don’t have to be a super fit hiker to enjoy them. You can easily access some of the best viewpoints without walking very far from your car. In the Blue Mountains, you can also combine those awesome views with some thrills. Make your way to...

A Guide to Visiting the Dandenong Ranges

The Dandenong Ranges are found thirty-five kilometres east of the Melbourne CBD and are a quick getaway if you feel like escaping the city and getting back to nature. The Dandenong Ranges are spectacular, with lush forests, plunging fern gullies and plenty of beautiful gardens to explore. There are quaint shopping villages to spend an afternoon browsing and lots of...