Australia

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...

Our Complete Guide to Daylesford

Over the years we’ve become frequent visitors to the small town of Daylesford, in the Macedon Ranges of Victoria. Just a short ninety-minute drive from Melbourne, it’s easy enough to get to if you’re after a weekend of quiet relaxation. The area is home to the largest concentration of mineral springs in Australia and is therefore very popular for romantic weekend...

The vines of Warrenmang Vineyard.

The Pyrenees, Victoria’s Best-Kept Wine Secret

When you hear Pyrenees, the first thing that probably comes to mind is the French Mountain range. But Victoria has its own version of the Pyrenees, and it’s also pretty awesome. Nestled amongst the rolling hills and pretty little country towns, the Pyrenees produces some of the best cool climate wines in the state. However, the Pyrenees isn’t overly popular with...

Top 12 Things to do in Melbourne

Melbourne is the second largest city in Australia, and is often overlooked by international visitors who prefer to head to Sydney for its iconic harbour, or to Queensland for its eternal sunshine. That’s a real shame, because Melbourne has so much to offer, and I’m not saying this just because we live there! Melbourne is a beautiful, vibrant and funky city that has...

Hiking the Cape Woolamai Circuit: Phillip Island

Regular readers of Free Two Roam know that we really enjoy a good hike. Whenever we visit somewhere new, we’ll always check to see if there are any good hikes to tackle. When we recently visited Phillip Island, we managed to finally walk the entire Cape Woolamai Circuit track. We had visited Phillip Island a few times in the past, mainly on day trips with friends or...

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Phillip Island: A Perfect Getaway from Melbourne

  Sometimes when you live in a big city, the time comes when you need a break, to escape from the noise, the crowds, and the madness of everyday life. Everyone needs to get away from time to time. For Melbournians, Phillip Island is one of the best places to flee to when you need a bit of peace and quiet and some time to reconnect with nature. Phillip Island...

A Fun Afternoon at Artvo: Melbourne’s Immersive and Trick Art Gallery

Artvo is Melbourne’s newest art gallery, but unlike other art galleries, it’s not about looking at beautiful works of art. Instead, you’ll become part of the art! It’s the first gallery of its kind in Australia, and thousands of people have passed through its doors since they opened in August 2016. By making art accessible, Artvo has become a social media phenomenon...

The beautiful Sydney Opera House viewed from the harbour.

Top 10 Things to Do in Sydney in Winter

We can’t lie, our favourite time to visit Sydney has always been in summer when we can enjoy Sydney’s beautiful beaches and spend a lot of time outdoors. Sydney is so pretty in summer. But visiting in winter is not exactly a bad thing, it does have some advantages such as fewer crowds and lower prices. And yes, it also turns out that Sydney has many great things that...

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Experiencing the Vivid Sydney 2017 Festival

After many years of having the Vivid Sydney festival on our bucket list, we finally managed to make it this year. For 23 nights every year, Vivid transform Sydney in a rainbow of colours with light installations and projections from Australian artists and artists coming from across the globe. A colourful Sydney Opera House during Vivid What is Vivid? Every winter...

View from the top of Hanging Rock.

The Best Day Trips from Melbourne

Living in Melbourne we are spoiled for choice when it comes to getting out of the city for the day, or for the weekend. There are so many places to visit which are only a short drive away; the hardest part is choosing where to go. We have it all beaches, mountains, wineries and spas. And most places are only a short road trip away. So if you are a Melbournian who...