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 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 [...]

Hiking Review: Abbotsford & the Main Yarra Trail

Hiking Review: Abbotsford & the Main Yarra Trail

Once again, I was keen to find a hike within the urban area of Melbourne rather than something further afield. As it turns out, this week's adventure from Abbotsford Convent, along the Andrews Reserve Trail and the Main Yarra Trail hardly constitutes a hike (at only 3.5km return and flat most of the way). But [...]