Australia

A Quick Guide to Narooma, New South Wales

Choosing the best place to visit on the south coast of New South Wales is not an easy task. There are so many beautiful towns dotted along the coast that you are spoiled for choice. But if you’re a big fan of wildlife then Narooma is one town you should visit.  Narooma was the first stop in New South Wales on our road trip from Melbourne up to Brisbane. A friend...

What to Do In and Around Mount Beauty in Summer

When you think of High Country Victoria, you probably think of the snow season and the ski slopes. But if you’re looking to spend time in the great outdoors, Mount Beauty is the perfect getaway at any time of the year. There is so much to do around Mount Beauty that no matter when you visit, you won’t be disappointed. Mount Beauty Mount Beauty wasn’t called this way...

Our Three-Day Escape To Rutherglen, Victoria

With the travel restrictions finally lifted in Victoria, it was only a matter of time before we hit the road. To be more specific, it was a matter of hours! We left the city at 6 am, a whole 6 hours and 1 minute after the restrictions were lifted. Yes, I know, we were very keen!  Our first post lockdown destination was the wine region of Rutherglen. We’d heard...

A Guide to Visiting The Macedon Ranges

It’s been a few very long months for us Melbournians. I have stopped counting the days in lockdown but it certainly feels like forever. With our Covid-19 numbers finally looking promising, we may finally see some light at the end of the tunnel. This lockdown has certainly been one of the hardest things we’ve experienced, and easily the most depressing. Staying at...

Yarram: Victoria’s New Street-Art Destination

We’ve lived in Victoria for 14 years but, until a few weeks ago, we’d never heard of the small Gippsland town of Yarram. However, this recently changed because Yarram has become quite popular lately, thanks to an initiative from locals to bring more tourism to the town.  The sleepy town of Yarram needed a little boost in tourism, especially after the devastating...

Where to Escape in the Gippsland Lakes?

If you’re visiting Victoria and are into all sorts of water activities, then a visit to the Gippsland Lakes is a must. The Gippsland Lakes are located in East Gippsland, around a three to four-hour drive from Melbourne. The Gippsland Lakes are a network of inland waterways covering 354 square kilometres. They are considered the largest inland lakes in Australia. The...

Raymond Island: Victoria’s Koala Haven

Koalas have got to be the cutest Australian animals. They’re a major drawcard for Australia, with people from all over the world coming here hoping to see one up close. By far the best way to see them is in the wild, where they belong! In our state of Victoria, the best place to see them is on a small island off the East Gippsland coast called Raymond Island. Sadly...

Our Complete Guide to Strahan, Tasmania

The small and quaint harbour-side village of Strahan is one of the most isolated towns in Tasmania. Because of this, it doesn’t attract quite as many visitors as Cradle Mountain, Freycinet National Park, or Hobart. But Strahan has plenty to offer and should be on anyone’s Tasmanian itinerary. While it does take a bit of effort to reach, once you’re there you won’t...

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...