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A Girls Weekend in Sydney

Sydney is the first stop for most travellers when they come to Australia, yet despite growing up not far north, in Brisbane, I felt like I hardly knew the city. I’ve visited on a childhood trip with my family, a few work trips and a couple of weekenders, but felt like I was missing what made Sydney so special. Since I moved to Melbourne from … Continue reading A Girls Weekend in Sydney

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Highlights from a weekend in the Grampians

Last weekend, I visited The Grampians for the first time with two girlfriends, Olivia and Marlo. The Grampians National Park is enormous, and best explored in sections. We stayed in Hall’s Gap, which is close to more lookouts, mountains and hiking trails than we could possibly do in one weekend. I was surprised to realise that it’s also the farthest west I’ve ever been in … Continue reading Highlights from a weekend in the Grampians

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My favourite restaurants in the Melbourne CBD

I’m going to call it – Melbourne is one of the best cities in the world to eat in. It’s home to the best restaurant in Australia, and has a thriving food scene built on myriad food cultures conversing and colliding in one city. There are fantastic restaurants in every corner of the entire city, but there are so many fantastic restaurants in the Melbourne … Continue reading My favourite restaurants in the Melbourne CBD

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A Long Weekend on the Gold Coast

Every time I go back to Queensland, I make a pact with my boyfriend to go back more often. After this past long weekend on the Gold Coast, we’ve made plans to go back once every three months next year! Melbourne has public holidays for not one, but two sporting events every year. In September, we get a long weekend for the AFL Final and in November, … Continue reading A Long Weekend on the Gold Coast

Whale Watching on the Gold Coast’s Humpback Highway

One of my resolutions in 2017 was to spend more time in nature. While I’ve failed dismally for most of the year, I got October off to a flying start by whale watching on the Gold Coast with Spirit of Gold Coast. Sports-mad Melbourne has a public holiday for the AFL Grand Final at the end of September. I couldn’t care less about the Grand Final (shhh), so … Continue reading Whale Watching on the Gold Coast’s Humpback Highway

Best Brunch in South Melbourne

Where to Find The Best Brunch in South Melbourne

South Melbourne is seriously spoiled when it comes to eating and drinking, with more than its fair share of cafes, tiny owner-operated restaurants, specialty wine stores and old world pubs. At the centre of it all is the famous South Melbourne Market, full of fresh produce and street food. After living in the area for two years I’ve definitely put the cafe scene through its … Continue reading Where to Find The Best Brunch in South Melbourne

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5 Free Exhibitions to See Now at the NGV, Melbourne

It’s not often that you find a world class art gallery that’s as easy to visit as the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). Melbourne’s  fortress-like art museum has free entry and only charges admission for the annual summer blockbuster and winter masterpieces exhibitions. The NGV is the oldest major art gallery in Australia, founded before Australia as a nation even existed. The 2017 Winter Masterpieces … Continue reading 5 Free Exhibitions to See Now at the NGV, Melbourne