Sorrento Beach Mornington Peninsula Victoria

Day Trip from Melbourne: Wine & Sunshine on the Mornington Peninsula

The Mornington Peninsula has won the geographical lottery. Fringed with beaches and filled with wineries, the peninsula is quickly becoming my favourite destination for day trips from Melbourne. When I started planning a weekend away on the Mornington Peninsula with my boyfriend and our friends; Bianca, Chris, Julie and Michael, I was envisioning a weekend spent between the waves and wineries. I was brought crashing … Continue reading Day Trip from Melbourne: Wine & Sunshine on the Mornington Peninsula

Dromana Beach Mornington Peninsula Victoria Australia

Day Trip to Dromana: Mornington Peninsula’s Prettiest Beach

I don’t know where I got the idea that Victoria isn’t much of a beachy state. Since I moved to Melbourne last year, I’m constantly surprised by the number of beautiful beaches and swimming spots surrounding the city. The Mornington Peninsula is one such beach hotspot, with more than thirty villages and stretches of beautiful coastline, providing seemingly endless options for an easy day trip … Continue reading Day Trip to Dromana: Mornington Peninsula’s Prettiest Beach

Brighton Bathing Boxes Melbourne

Brighton Bathing Boxes: Dendy Beach’s Rainbow Row

The rainbow row of Brighton Bathing Boxes is one of the most iconic sights in Melbourne. The brightly-coloured little beach houses are the calling card for Melbourne’s affluent bayside suburb of Brighton, and their likeness is plastered across postcards, prints and artwork all over the city. Our apartment came fully furnished, including a massive print of the Brighton Bathing Boxes hanging in my office. The … Continue reading Brighton Bathing Boxes: Dendy Beach’s Rainbow Row

Four Mile Beach in Port Douglas Australia

Postcards from Port Douglas

To take on the tropics in style, look no further than Port Douglas. One hour’s drive north of Cairns, this stylish beach town is a very popular holiday and destination wedding destination, with the price tag to match.      We visited Port Douglas on a day trip from Cairns with Discovery Tours Australia. Our tour guide drove us up to the perfect lookout point over … Continue reading Postcards from Port Douglas

Postcards: Pitstop on Magnetic Island

A short ferry ride from Townsville, our quick visit to Magnetic Island was relaxing, easy and affordable. During my one-week trip through the Whitsundays and Tropical North Queensland, we had an overnight stop in Townsville. Townsville is the largest city in north Queensland and I was surprised by how beautiful it was. My boyfriend is from Townsville, and I’d love to return for a few days … Continue reading Postcards: Pitstop on Magnetic Island

Whitehaven The Best Beach in Australia

Whitehaven Beach: The Best Beach in Australia

“The best beach in Australia” is quite a claim in a country famed for its beautiful beaches but Whitehaven Beach is no ordinary patch of sand. The bright white beach in northern Queensland is one of nature’s most beautiful accidents, more than a million years in the making. Whitehaven Beach is on Whitsunday Island, a treasured national park and the biggest island in the Whitsundays … Continue reading Whitehaven Beach: The Best Beach in Australia

Mooloolaba Beach Sunshine Coast

Postcards: Appreciating Aussie beaches in Mooloolaba

Most Australians grow up pretty spoilt when it comes to beaches. I loved every minute of travelling through beach towns in France, Italy & Greece and always tried to appreciate each destination for what it was, not for what I might have wanted it to be. However, every time we’d be wincing as we hobbled across pebbly beaches in Nice or squeezed into our own … Continue reading Postcards: Appreciating Aussie beaches in Mooloolaba