Experiences

How to Spend a Weekend in Stanthorpe and the Granite Belt?

When you think of Queensland, the first things that comes to mind might be beaches, rainforest, swimming with turtles and warm, sunny weather. But there is so much more to the state and Stanthorpe is a great place to visit for a very different Queensland experience. Stanthorpe is part of the Granite Belt region, and it is all about local wines, local produce...

Hiking the Coomera Circuit, Lamington National Park

We recently hiked the Coomera Circuit in the Lamington National Park and boy was it worth it! It had been a long time since we did a long and strenuous hike. I seem to recall our last long hike was the multi-day Salkantay Trek in Peru, way back in September 2019! I can’t believe it’s been that long, but I suppose breaking a leg and being locked down within a 5...

10 Best Things to Do in The Hunter Valley

Just a two-hour drive from Sydney, the Hunter Valley is a popular weekend getaway for Sydneysiders. It’s also very popular with wine lovers from all over the country and from around the world. The Hunter Valley’s main drawcard is, of course, its vast array of wineries and their exquisite wines; but the valley offers much more than just wine tasting. So, even if you...

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...

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...

Queen Elizabeth National Park Through My Lens: A Photo Essay

Set against the backdrop of the Rwenzori Mountains, the Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s second-largest and most popular game reserve. It is one of the two most popular tourist destinations in the country, alongside the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Elephants at the Queen Elizabeth National Park The Queen Elizabeth National Park’s diverse ecosystem includes...

Murchison Falls National Park Through My Lens: A Photo Essay

Uganda may be more popular for its Gorilla trekking than for its wildlife safari but that doesn’t mean that you can’t do both. If you’re a wildlife and nature buff who loves a good safari, Uganda has plenty to offer, to keep you wanting more. Like most people, the main reason we visited Uganda was to view the majestic Gorillas in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest...

A Breathtaking Cruise on the Gordon River

On the day after our lovely train ride aboard the West Coast Wilderness Railway, we took another exciting trip (there’s never time to be bored in Tasmania!). This time, we took a cruise along the Gordon River.  The Gordon River is one of Tasmania’s most striking natural wonders, and a cruise along it is an absolute must-do while visiting Strahan. I was really...

A Weekend Escape to Glenrowan and the King Valley

Victoria is full of hidden gems, just waiting to be discovered. So, whenever we get a chance, we head out of the big smoke to drive through our beautiful countryside. On long weekends, we venture out a little further. On our most recent Australia day long weekend, we rented an Airbnb in Taminick, near Glenrowan. We hadn’t spent much time in this part of the state...