Oceania

A Quick Guide to Tamborine Mountain

The first time I visited Tamborine Mountain, I was just 20 years old and traveling around Australia on a Contiki tour. I will always remember my trip to Tamborine Mountain. The road to it from Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast was so windy. We’d had a big night out the previous day, with barely any sleep and way too much booze. My stomach was not coping at all with...

Our Top 5 Wineries in the Hunter Valley

Well, we’ve finally made it to the Hunter Valley! As wine lovers, we’ve been slowly making our way through the Australian wine regions and we’d had the Hunter Valley high on our list for a while, waiting to be ticked off. On our way up to Queensland, we finally got a chance to check it out and we were certainly not disappointed. As we’d hoped, the wine is fabulous...

8 Things to Do in Kangaroo Valley

Who wouldn’t love rolling green hills, spectacular views all around, captivating wilderness, sparkling rivers and a land shared between humans and a huge amount of wildlife? If that doesn’t sound good to you, then don’t bother visiting Kangaroo Valley. But if it sounds like it ticks all the boxes for your next dream getaway, then make your way there and you won’t...

A Quick Guide to Kiama, New South Wales

Just 120 kilometres south of Sydney, the small and picturesque coastal town of Kiama is famous for its blowhole, green grassy cliffs, spectacular beaches and ocean rock pools. Because of its location, Kiama is a perfect weekend getaway for Sydney-siders, but it’s also very popular with Victorians holidaymakers. For us, it was another stopover on our road trip from...

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...