In the jungle the quiet jungle The lion sleeps tonight A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh An exciting day of lions, rhinos, giraffes and he adorable meerkats! Werribee Zoo here we come!
Wilsons Prom is a beautiful part of Victoria, it's the southern most point on mainland Victoria, with gorgeous white sand and clear turquoise beaches, great hikes, scenic drives, views as far as the eye can see and wildlife wondering around freely. To enjoy this without the summer crowds, head out in winter and have an adventure!
This October Walking SA celebrates #walktoberSA with a vision to encourage more people to be walking more often. A key event will be Trails Less Travelled on Sunday 15 October – guided and self-guided hiking up Adelaide's Mt Lofty from ten different directions, showcasing walking clubs and walking trails. To whet your appetite for walking, we... Continue Reading →
Following on from our Winter Warmers post (which if you haven’t read, you should do so now), today’s post gives you 7 reasons why it’s good to get out of the house in winter. (We don’t give up do we?) So read on, rug up and reclaim the outdoors! Winter is nearly over so make... Continue Reading →
There’s many reasons why I love having lounge access when I travel. The seats are way more comfortable, there’s food and drinks on offer and often added perks like being able to have a shower. All which make a long transit more bearable and getting you to your destination a little more refreshed. There are several ways to get airport lounge access and today I share five of them with you.
For the quintessential Aussie bush experience (without camping) head out to Yelverton Brook. Yelverton Brook like many other eco accommodations, is a wildlife sanctuary to the local wildlife and the injured wildlife, so it really is an experience, not just a place to sleep at night!
Lighthouses provided a beacon for ships to navigate through treacherous oceans back in the day. These days most light houses aren't active, and are maintained for historical reasons and because they are usually on beautiful coastlines. Margaret River being on the West Coast of Western Australia is of course well placed to see some beautiful lighthouses.
If you are a food connoisseur, then there is so much to eat here (I mean "see" of course! 🙂 ). Visit the farmers markets, specialist food stores, wineries, restaurants and cafes and spoil yourself with some delicious insta friendly food.
A class instructor once said "summer bodies are made in winter", (well it was more like she yelled it at us after about our 200th squat - well it felt like it) and every time I start to get lazy now in winter I remind myself of this and get to the gym. With spring... Continue Reading →
There are many caves in Margaret River, but we chose Lake Cave, now you may ask why? Well to be honest, it wasn't due to any "caving" expertise, it just looked like the prettiest in the pictures and if you've been reading my posts, you know i'm picking places based on photographability! 🙂
Busselton, Bunbury and Margaret River Mouth. Beautiful spots to sit on the sand, hypontised by the waves rhytmically lapping on the white sand, who can't spend hours watching this and relaxing?
Margaret River is the perfect place for a few days to while away doing nothing and sitting in the sun and having a glass of wine, or for the active and adventurous, going for day trips, hiking, getting out and discovering some pretty cool things.
Is the rainy weather keeping you indoors and driving you batty? Our post today will give you 7 ideas to keep you entertained no matter how much it pours outside and no matter how big, or small, your abode is.
Dreaming of an African safari escape (possibly because you’ve been watching I’m a celebrity get me out of here’ or ‘Survivor’)? We hope it’s not because of those shows because they are rubbish but if it is then at least they’ve ignited your spirit for adventure. To haul yourself from Australia to Africa will set... Continue Reading →
Glamping in the Kings Canyon - Star gazing is a must with no light pollution and clear skies, and your own private fire to toast marshmallows on.
West MacDonnell Ranges. This is an often missed tourist attraction and very much off the beaten path! There is so much to see here, from scenic gorges, to challenging walks with gorgeous views and weird and wonderful geographic formations.
The drive to Alice Springs from Ulutu…what can I say, from Kata Tjuta, it’s a 495km, 6 hours and 5-minute drive (without stopping) along the Stuart Highway. We were absolutely dreading this, straight flat road, nothing to look at except red soil and maybe dead trees, and 6 long hours with potentially no radio. Sounds thrilling, doesn’t it? I know that I am now putting you off doing this, BUT with a little planning and research this drive can be pretty interesting!
The Valley of the Winds walk is a spectacular walk with amazing views. The geological formations that you see along this walk are unique and we should be thankful that we live in a country that aims to protect our unique icons for many generations to come.
If our Winter Activities series articles haven’t gotten you out of the house yet, this post will for sure. Cities all over Australia have decided enough is enough and are fighting back the chill. Here are a couple of upcoming events to beat the winter blues: Sydney Did someone say food truck? Yes, yes they did.... Continue Reading →
Uluru (also known as Ayers Rock) is an iconic to Australia! If you haven't heard about Uluru, well you are basically living under a rock (pun intended)! People come from across the globe to see the fascinating change in colors at sunrise and sunset.
So, the fun of planning for a holiday began! This is one of my favorite parts of any holidays, the initial excitement of planning the “perfect” getaway with the hope that when you get there, that the research has paid off.
Seasoned yogis and novices flocked to the centre of Adelaide on Friday night for Yoga Silent Nights. Don’t know what that is? Neither did we until we saw the ad for a Friday night yoga session where the music and instructions are fed to the yogis through wireless headphones. Amongst the 200 odd attendees were... Continue Reading →
Winter is a great time to pay a visit to your closest zoo, animals are more active in the winter so your more likely to see them out and about instead of hiding in the back of the enclosures asleep!
You’d be forgiven if you’ve been reading our blog, seen the articles on Marysville and Cathedral Range State Park and thinking that the only way to get out into nature or find nice scenery for a walk is at least a 2 hour drive away. You’d also be wrong. Victoria Park is one of Adelaide’s best... Continue Reading →
Take a minute or hour at the top, enjoy breathing in the pristine air, wind whistling through your hair and enjoy the view whilst eating a well deserved picnic lunch!
Winter is a great time to visit waterfalls, many a time have we walked a few km's in summer to get to an "amazing" waterfall, only to find that due to lack of rain, it is barely a trickle! It maybe colder in winter and harder to get out of the house, but once you get to the falls you will be met with something truly spectacular! 🙂
Kingbilli Country Estate is a farm stay accommodation in Taggerty, providing a breathtaking escape from reality and transports you to a beautiful and peaceful farm. As you drive through the gates of Kingbilli, you are transported to another time, a simpler time.
A romantic weekend away represents something different for each couple! Taggerty is the perfect for a winter getaway. Taggerty is right next to Cathedral Range State Park, close to Marysville, Dandenong Ranges, Yarra Valley, Lake Mountain and Lake Eildon. There is something for everyone here!
Winter is a time for soups, blankets, heaters and copious hours in front of the television binge watching your favourite series or movies, right? Wrong! It’s cold, granted, but inactivity along with comforting (i.e. bad for you) foods will do nothing for your mind, body or spirit. Here are 7 tripavenging ideas to get you out and about in the cold whether its raining or not.
From the moment, I stepped through the iron gates, breathed in the fresh crisp mountain air, the stress literally melted away. There's just something about going for a brisk walk in cool air surrounded by beauty that helps everyone relax.
I headed out with some girl friends on a sunny Sunday afternoon in the hope of experiencing some Melbourne art, and it seemed looking at the length of the queue to both buy tickets and then enter the exhibition, that half of Melbourne had also decided the same!
The Clare Valley is a wine region that visitors to South Australia on a tight schedule often skip, heading to the more famous Barossa Valley north-west of Adelaide and the conveniently located McLaren Vale region south of Adelaide. In my opinion, Clare and its valley, though a little further away, offer a lot more for... Continue Reading →
Looking for a way to escape the cold, miserable weather? Or is it school holidays and you’re a parent with whiny children to entertain? If a sunny getaway for a weekend or a week is not in the budget then a way to get a break, even for just an hour, is to do a... Continue Reading →
For our wedding anniversary a good friend gifted us a voucher for Ferment Asian restaurant in Tanunda (in the Barossa Valley). Being city slickers (and not being huge fans of the country) meant that the prospect of driving for 2 hours each way for a 2 hour lunch was never going to be high on... Continue Reading →
Adelaide's Belair National Park is one of my favourite local parks. It was the first national park established in South Australia, second in Australia and the tenth in the world. It’s an oasis of native vegetation in the Adelaide Hills. Our family has been picnicking among the gum trees here since before I was born.... Continue Reading →