View from boroka lookout in the grampians victoria australia

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

Heathcote Goldfields Victoria

A Day in the Goldfields for Heathcote on Show

I strongly advise against staying out till the early hours of the morning the night before you go wine tasting. Poor life choices and dusty heads aside, my friend Liv and I still had a great day driving around the Goldfields on Saturday. Our plan was to visit wineries in Heathcote, for the Heathcote on Show festival, have lunch at Mason’s in nearby Bendigo and … Continue reading A Day in the Goldfields for Heathcote on Show

Reflecting on my 2015 Travel Resolutions

Confession time: I re-read my 2015 Travel Resolutions post maybe twice this year. And when I did? “Slow down, crazy!” were pretty much the only thoughts that popped into my head. At the start of the year, I made a very ambitious list of “travel resolutions” for 2015. Re-reading the list now, I have to giggle at how much I was planning to squeeze into … Continue reading Reflecting on my 2015 Travel Resolutions

Melbourne Daytrip: Ballarat & Sovereign Hill

The best thing about moving to Victoria is the hundreds of day trip options within a short drive of Melbourne. This weekend, my boyfriend & I drove to Ballarat to check out the famous Goldfields town and the Winter Wonderlights show at Sovereign Hill, an open-air museum. In an hour and fifteen minutes, we’d left the city behind for the historic city of Ballarat. The Goldfields … Continue reading Melbourne Daytrip: Ballarat & Sovereign Hill

Winter Wonderlights at Sovereign Hill

The tiny state of Victoria is made for day trippers. In one day from Melbourne, you could drive part of the Great Ocean Road, sip sparkling wine in the Yarra Valley, hike among the wildflowers in the Dandenongs, hit the beach on the Mornington Peninsula, quaff Pinot Noir in Red Hill, or explore Australia’s gold mining history in the Goldfields. On the weekend, I did … Continue reading Winter Wonderlights at Sovereign Hill