Dominique Portet Winery Yarra Valley

Wine-ing down in the Yarra Valley

Melbourne’s had some uncharacteristically pleasant weather lately, so I’m trying to make the most of it with as many weekend road trips around the state as possible. Both my boyfriend and I have pretty stressful jobs at the moment and with a long weekend along the Great Ocean Road on the cards already, we decided to make the most of the sunshine with a change … Continue reading Wine-ing down in the Yarra Valley

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

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

Domaine Chandon Yarra Valley

An Autumn Day Trip to the Yarra Valley

One of the best things about moving cities is having new regions to explore on weekends. Autumn is a great time of year in Victoria. Forty-degree heat waves and raging bushfires are a thing of the past but it is still warm enough to enjoy the outdoors. We took advantage of the beautiful weather and made a day trip to the Yarra Valley, one of Australia’s … Continue reading An Autumn Day Trip to the Yarra Valley

Quick Guide to Eating & Drinking in Hobart

Tasmania has built its reputation as a foodie destination on the back of hardworking salmon & oyster industries, distilleries and wineries. My first trip to the “Apple Isle” was to the capital, for a weekend of eating & drinking in Hobart. Salamanca Market The Salamanca Market is one of the biggest open-air markets in the world. Every Saturday, between 8:30 am and 3:00 pm, more than … Continue reading Quick Guide to Eating & Drinking in Hobart

Chew with a View: Flame Hill Winery, Montville

The Sunshine Coast Hinterland townships of Montville and Maleny do not suffer from a shortage of delicious food or beautiful views. We were spoilt for choice with the best restaurants, cafes and B&Bs in town spruiking their ocean or hinterland views at every turn. Although these stunning panoramas never get old, if you’re in the mountains for the weekend visit Flame Hill Winery in Montville … Continue reading Chew with a View: Flame Hill Winery, Montville

The Best Bites in Montville, Sunshine Coast

It’s that time of year when a weekend escape calls for swapping beach trips for crisp days and cool nights rugged up in the mountains. Apart from the spectacular scenery, one of the best things about cool-weather hinterland holidays is the abundance of delicious food & wine at your fingertips. One of my favourite winter breaks in Queensland is in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, in the mountains behind … Continue reading The Best Bites in Montville, Sunshine Coast