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

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