Australia

12 Beautiful Beaches in Victoria that You Won’t Want to Miss

Living in Australia, we are really spoilt because we have some amazing beaches. For beach lovers like me, Australia is a fabulous place to live, especially in summer when we often head to the water to escape the heat. While most travellers have seen photos of our world famous Bondi and Whitehaven beaches, not many of them would associate Victoria with breathtaking...

A Day trip to the Grampians National Park

The Grampians National Park is part of the Great Southern Touring Route, and so for a lot of tourists, a visit there is a one-day affair on the way to or from the Great Ocean Road. Although you can’t possibly see everything in a single day, it is possible to see the main sights and to fit in a short hike or two. Of course, if you’re the adventurous type, the...

A Visit to Tasmania’s Breathtaking Bay of Fires

There’s definitely no shortage of breathtaking places to visit in Tasmania, and even though the state is quite small, you could easily travel around it for weeks and not see them all. The Bay of Fires is one of those amazing places. This hidden gem of Tasmania stretches fifty kilometres from Binalong Bay to Eddystone Point along the eastern coast of Tasmania. The...

10 Things to Do in The Tamar Valley

Running alongside the Tamar River, the Tamar Valley stretches sixty kilometres north from the Tasmanian city of Launceston, up to the Bass Strait. It’s Tasmania’s oldest wine growing region and is renowned as one of the best in Australia. Simon and I both love wine, but surprisingly after eight trips to Tasmania, we still hadn’t made it to the Tamar Valley. So on our...

A Guide to Pambula and the Stunning Sapphire Coast

Living in a country as big as Australia, we have no shortage of amazing places to visit. Whether they’re in our home state of Victoria, or any of the other states or territories, our country is full of little gems to see. We’ve visited several of them on more than one occasion. But there are some that we’ve only recently heard about, and there are plenty more that we...

Our Four-Day Itinerary to Tropical North Queensland

The last time I set foot in Tropical North Queensland, I was twenty-three, a backpacker and I had barely any money with me. I stayed at hostels out of necessity, and eating out in restaurants was definitely not something I could afford. All of the money that I had, I spent on trips visiting the Great Barrier Reef and the rainforest. All things considered, I did quite...

Hiking the Main Range Track to Mount Kosciuszko

After spending a wonderful Christmas in Pambula, New South Wales this year, we were feeling the side effects of eating way too much food, and certainly not enough hiking! So it was just as well that after leaving Pambula we drove north to the town of Jindabyne, an all year round haven for skiers, hikers and bike riders. Jindabyne is located right next to the...

Riding the Skyrail and Kuranda Scenic Railway in Cairns

On our recent trip to tropical North Queensland, there were two things we knew we had to do. The first was to revisit the Great Barrier Reef. That’s a no-brainer, you can’t head up there and not go snorkelling on the reef. But many people had also suggested taking the Skyrail over the rainforest to the quaint little town of Kuranda. Australia’s tropical...

The Na Pali Coast.

Our Top 10 Favourite Experiences of 2017

2017 has been a great year for us. We’ve maxed out our holidays, taking three international trips and several long weekends away within Australia. It’s been a blast! So it wasn’t very hard to put together our top ten list of experiences for the year. Taking a boat right up close to an active lava flow in the Big Island, Hawaii One of the best ways to experience the...

The Best Wineries on the Mornington Peninsula for wining and dining

The Australian state of Victoria is heaven for the wine lovers out there. With wine regions scattered all over the state, you could visit a different winery every day and not run out of choices for months. Living in Melbourne, we are lucky to have several wine regions just over an hour’s drive from the city centre. The closest one to us is the Mornington Peninsula...