MELBOURNE: Coffee, Beach Boxes and Roof-Top Sangria!

To the city that most of my British friends who had visited Australia were obsessed with; Melbourne. I had a short, three night stay here in-which I realised by the second was not long enough to visit all of the fabulous sights this thriving city had to offer but hey, I will be back and…

Great Ocean Road: To Melbourne We Go!

The home stretch to Melbourne had arrived! Following one night in Halls Gap, on the outskirts of the Grampians, it was time to journey on-wards to the Great Ocean Road. For those of you who haven’t read my previous blog entry (FYI you really should) I travelled with a tour company called Groovy Grapes meaning…

The Grampians: Sunsets, Walks and Waterfalls

A Guide to the Grampians with Groovy Grapes To continue my travels from Adelaide to Melbourne without flying, I booked onto a ‘Groovy Grapes’ 2 nights/3 days tour to the Grampians (and along the Great Ocean Road but that’s for another entry). A massive bonus on this trip was that all transport, accommodation and food…

Adelaide: Show me the Wine!

Wine, wine and more wine…What else do you think about when planning a visit to Adelaide? South Australia’s major city is home to laneway mysteries, historical churches and a wine capital of the world status. I stayed here, in the 5th most populated city in Australia, for 2 nights. It was a brief but surprisingly…

Bundaberg: Living the Fruit Picking Dream

Bundaberg! The area of Australia known best for fruit picking, turtle hatching and rum. I love rum, however fruit picking, not so much…  The region can be found 14km inland from Bargara Beach (according to Google-maps) between Hervey Bay and the town of 1770 making it a perfect spot for backpackers to try and obtain…

Hello Cairns: Australia I Have Arrived!

Have I ever wanted to arrive in a country as much as I wanted to arrive in Australia? Nope. Australia had been number one on my list of travel destinations for over 11 years. Back when I was the grand age of 15, I would watch copious amounts of ‘Wanted Down Under’ on the TV…