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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 and well-regarded...

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 foodie, there’s an island just right for...

Two Days on Fraser Island, the World’s Largest Sand Island

A lot of us Melbournians love to escape to the warmth during our winter months. Contrary to what some people may think, it does get pretty cold in Melbourne during winter, and it also gets wet! So Queensland, a short two-hour flight away is a great place to escape to during our winter. Over the recent Queen’s birthday long weekend, we decided to fly to the Fraser...

The Great Ocean Road Self Drive: The Best Places to Stop

The Great Ocean Road is Australia’s most iconic stretch of road, and together with the Twelve Apostles, it’s one of the most photographed natural attractions in the country. It’s the pride of the state of Victoria and it’s one of the best road trips that you can do in Australia. It’s a bit of an adventure but it’s a lot of fun and incredibly beautiful. The...

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 hiking...

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...