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Road Trip Through the Dandenongs – A Great Melbourne Day Trip

Road Trip Through the Dandenongs – A Great Melbourne Day Trip

An Australian bucket list item on everyone’s visit to Melbourne is a day trip drive through the Dandenongs. Why? Well it is a spectacular trip that has plenty to see and do for everyone in the family, from kids to adults. So if you are after discovering some great...

The Killer Whale Trail, Eden, Sapphire Coast, NSW

The Killer Whale Trail, Eden, Sapphire Coast, NSW

Mural of Killer Whales that inspired the Killer Whale Trail, Eden.   Eden is the last town on the New South Wales coast before you head south into Victoria. Or its the first town you drive into if driving north from Victoria into New South Wales. As well as being...

Get on the Ales: 11 Microbreweries in Australia to Visit

Get on the Ales: 11 Microbreweries in Australia to Visit

Australians love their beer, many get on the ales regularly. They love it so much that many people are making their own and creating microbreweries. They are turning drinking a beer into a relaxing lifestyle by adding great food and ambience to the beer drinking...

Meet the Quokkas of Rottnest Island

Meet the Quokkas of Rottnest Island

Come say hello and meet the Quokkas of Rottnest Island   Whether you’re a Perth local or travelling to Western Australia from elsewhere - Rottnest Island is a must-see destination. With its pristine coastline with some 63 beaches, turquoise waters in the 20 bays...

Gorgeous Gerroa: A Hidden Seaside Gem on the NSW South Coast

Gorgeous Gerroa: A Hidden Seaside Gem on the NSW South Coast

Overlooking Gerroa from my accommodation's balcony.   The New South Wales South Coast has many seaside gems, one of them being Gerroa. Now if you blink while driving down the South Coast you will probably miss Gerroa. You really need to know that it is there to...

The Best Things to See and Do in Bendigo in a Day or Two

The Best Things to See and Do in Bendigo in a Day or Two

Only 90 minutes or so up the Calder Freeway from Melbourne is the lovely regional city of Bendigo. With its grand and historic buildings that were built during the gold boom to its famous pottery and its growing food and wine scene, there is a lot to discover on a...

9 Tips to Survive Long-haul and Overnight Australian Train Trips

9 Tips to Survive Long-haul and Overnight Australian Train Trips

Where will the train tracks take you?   Train travel in Australia isn’t as popular as it is in some countries mainly because Australia doesn’t have the same kind of rail infrastructure. This is probably due to the huge distances between some capital cities and...

Mount Macedon Road Trip, Victoria

Mount Macedon Road Trip, Victoria

Mount Macedon Memorial Cross at the top of Mount Macedon   Do you enjoy easy walks to the top of volcanic rocks and granite boulders that offer fabulous views over the Victorian countryside? How about great artisan food and wine in very quaint Victorian towns?...

Barrenjoey Headland Lighthouse Walk – Palm Beach NSW

Barrenjoey Headland Lighthouse Walk – Palm Beach NSW

The Barrenjoey Lighthouse Walk is a very popular hiking trail on the Barrenjoey Headland, which is found at the northernmost part of Palm Beach on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. And that is about 40km north of Sydney. Wow, that’s a mouthful isn’t it? But true, it is a...

Spend a Day with the Three Sisters, Blue Mountains, NSW

Spend a Day with the Three Sisters, Blue Mountains, NSW

The Three Sisters, ‘Meehni’, ‘Wimlah’ and ‘Gunnedoo’ are rock formations in the Blue Mountains, about two hours west of Sydney. They are the number one attraction to see when visiting the Blue Mountains. They are visited by millions of people each year and when you...

Where To Stay In Melbourne – Best Melbourne Accommodation

Where To Stay In Melbourne – Best Melbourne Accommodation

Melbourne City from Southbank   Australia’s second largest city, Melbourne, doesn’t have a harbour, nor a bridge or an Opera house but it does rival Sydney as the business, cultural, and artistic heart of the country. And now you will be visiting Melbourne and...

Melba Highway Road Trip – Lilydale to Yea and Vice Versa

Melba Highway Road Trip – Lilydale to Yea and Vice Versa

The Melba Highway is a small highway to the east of Melbourne. It is 64 km long and is mostly used by Melbournians heading to the Victorian high country or areas in that direction. Starting in the outer east suburb of Lillydale and ending at the town of Yea in the...

Great Ocean Road by Helicopter

Great Ocean Road by Helicopter

Driving the Great Ocean Road is a 'must do' when visiting Victoria. The spectacular coastline is simply mind blowing. You will see how the ocean and other elements have eroded and shaped the coastline in this area. There are many natural structures to see including...

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Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway, an extended road trip, an action-packed city break, a camping or caravanning holiday or a relaxing beach break, find inspiration here. My detailed Australian city and state and territory travel guides and road trips will help you start planning your next Australian escape.

 

Parliament House in Canberra from War Museum.
Three Bronze Pigs In Rundle Mall, Adelaide. One Looking In A Bin. One Sitting and One Standing.
Sydney Opera House With Sydney Harbour Bridge Behind It On A Bright Sunny Day.
Port Arthur In Tasmania Is An Old Penal Colony. With Golden Sandstone Buildings.
Uluru Or Ayers Rock On A Bright Sunny Day With Blue Sky And Rock Is A Beautiful Red Surrounded By Desert Weed In The Northern Territory.
Ned Kelly Statue At Glenrowan, Victoria.
Golden Sandy Beach With Tall Buildings Along The Edge Of The Sand On The Gold Coast, Queensland.
Wave Rock Is A Natural Wonder In Western Australia. A Stone Carved Out By Wind And Rain To Look Like A Wave.

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