Where you should stay in the Grampians

Where you should stay in the Grampians

If toasting marshmallows over a fire at sunset, watching kangaroos jump all around then retreating into a cozy bell tent complete with heating and electricity sounds like your cup of tea then you need to stay at here. Nestled in the heart of the enormous Grampians National Park is the Halls Gap Tourist Park and [...]

Day Trip from Melbourne to the Peninsula Hot Springs

Day Trip from Melbourne to the Peninsula Hot Springs

The other day, I celebrated Birthday #24 with a little day trip to the Mornington Peninsula. Situated only an hour south-east of Melbourne, it boasts a distinct regional flavour: Upmarket beachside towns like Sorrento and Blairgowrie with white sandy beaches on the eastern side, and berry farms, apple orchards, cellar doors, and surf beaches throughout [...]

Byron Bay Part III

Byron Bay Part III

Three days was not enough time in Byron, but it was long enough for me to seriously consider moving north. But all good things must come to an end and it had been a beautiful three days. Despite being the middle of winter, we'd had near constant sunshine  and my bathers had made more than [...]

Byron Bay Part II

Byron Bay Part II

When you live in a big city, it's easy to forget the importance of relaxation. Surrounded by people, buildings, cars and constant stimulation, it's sometimes difficult to take a moment for just yourself and no one else. It only took two days in Byron for me to reach a state of peacefulness I rarely have [...]

Byron Bay Part I

Byron Bay Part I

So I've been in Byron Bay in Northern New South Wales for the last couple of days (perhaps a place best described as Australia's playground) It's the place where locals go to let their hair down. Anything and everything goes and that's part of the charm. With world-renowned music festivals and surfing, excellent food and great views, Byron [...]