Oceania

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 […]

This is Why You Should Visit the Bellarine Peninsula in Winter

For someone that loves the sun as much as I do, winter in Melbourne can be rather depressing. We tend not to do as much in winter, fearing that the bad weather will ruin our plans. But sometimes we just need to escape no matter what. So recently, we booked a weekend away to the […]

Our Top 6 Wineries in The Yarra Valley

If you’re a wine lover who is visiting Melbourne, there’s one trip that you absolutely have to make. That’s a visit to the Yarra Valley wine region, the birthplace of Victoria’s booming wine industry. The Yarra Valley is less than an hour’s drive east from the city centre and it’s home to many of Australia’s most famous […]

12 Islands in Australia That You Have to Visit

If you’re looking for an island getaway, Australia has you covered. With a total of 8,222 islands, picking one to visit will be the most challenging part of your holiday. There’s an island to match every traveller’s dream holiday. Whether you’re an adventurer, a beach bum, a romantic, a wildlife enthusiast, a snorkeler, or a […]

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 […]

Our Top 5 Wineries on the Mornington Peninsula

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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