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Bay of Islands

With limestone stacks and islands the Bay of Islands Coastal Park is as stunning as the 12 Apostles coastline. Read more


Wildlife on tour part 2

Swamp wallabies, pea fowl and kookaburras amongst wildlife we see on tour. Read more


Wineries on the Mornington Peninsula

Mornington Peninsula has amazing beaches beautful green hinterland and is home to more than 50 boutique cellar doors and the region's renowned pinot noir. Read more


Tower Hill - extinct volcano

Tower Hill is an inactive volcano located south west of Melbourne a short distance from Warrnambool and Port Fairy. Read more


Torquay the gateway to the Great Ocean Road

Torquay, originally know as Spring Creek, is a popular seaside town with holiday makers and one of the great surfing beaches found along the Great Ocean Road. Its popularity stems from its close proximity and ease of access to Melbourne which improved substantially in recent years with the opening of the Geelong Ring Road. Read more


Coonawarra Wine Region

The Coonawarra is renowned for producing world class red wines especially Cabernet Sauvignon and its secret is the magical marriage of rich red terra rossa soil, limestone, pure underground water and a long cool ripening season for the grapes. Read more


Phillip Island Nature Park

Phillip Island Nature Parks was established to conserve the natural beauty and historic and archaeological history of Phillip Island. The area is rich in bird life with significant populations of little penguins, shearwaters and hooded plovers and wildlife including koalas, swamp wallabies and Australian fur seals. Read more


Adelaide for free

Adelaide is the capital city of South Australia and in easy reach to outback South Australia and wine regions. This blog provides information on free activities to do in the city of Adelaide.


Perth for free

Perth is the capital city of Western Australia and located on the banks of the Swan River. This blog provides information on free activities to do in Perth and nearby.


Darwin for free

Darwin is the capital city of the Northern Territory and situated at the top end of Australia on the Timor Sea. This blog provides information on free activities to do in Darwin and nearby.


Canberra for free

Canberra is Australia's capital city and located midway between Sydney and Melbourne. This blog provides information on free activities to do in Canberra.


Brisbane for free

Brisabane is the capital city of Queensland with well planned paths and bridges that connect the city centre to South Bank. This blog provides information on free activities to do in Brisbane and nearby.


A road less travelled - Birdsville to Bourke via Innamincka

From Melbourne to outback South Australia via the Flinders Ranges to outback Queensland and into New South Wales this 5 part series goes off road to explore these amazing locations.

Part 1 Travels from Melbourne to the Flinders Ranges


Part 2 Travels from the Flinders Ranges to Maree


Part 3 Travels from Maree to Mungarannie


Part 4 Travels from Mungarannie to Birdsville


Part 5 Travels from Birdsville to Bourke via Innamincka


West MacDonnnell Ranges

The West MacDonnell Ranges are located in Central Australia This blog provides insights into some of our favourite spots in these amazing Ranges.


Sydney for free

Sydney is the capital city of New South Wales and the location of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House This blog provides information on free activities in Sydney


Walking across the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Walking, running and cycling across the Sydney Harbour Bridge is a popular activity In this blog we explore the North side of Sydney after walking across the Harbour Bridge.


Victoria's Indigenous Culture

Victoria has a rich Indigenous history In this blog we explore the sites that reflect that culture.


Whale watching and more on the Fraser Coast

Hervey Bay is located on the Fraser Coast a region that is famous for its natural wonders including whales, dolphins and Fraser Island; which is the world's largest sand island and Heritage Listed. In this blog we explore this region and cruise to see whales.


Melbourne for free

Melbourne is the capital city of Victoria and located on the Yarra River. In this blog we explore activites you can do for free.


Canberra Australia's Capital

Canberra is a well planned city with the city separated from the Government area by Lake Burley Griffin. In this blog we explore the city.


Journey across the Kimberley

The Kimberley area is in remote far north of Western Australia In this blog we explore the journey from Kununurra to Broome on the Gibb River Road.


East Gippsland

From the extensive Gippsland Lake system, beautiful beaches, National Parks and limestone caves the East Gippsland area can be enjoyed by a wide range of tourists. In this blog we explore the attractions in the Gippsland area.


Bronte to Bondi

Said to be one of Australia's most famous beaches Bondi has gained further fame through the TV show Bondi Rescue which showcases the amazing work of the Bondi lifeguards. In this blog we explore the walk from Bondi to Bronte Beach.


Melbourne's iconic corner

The corner of Flinders Street and Swanston Street with 4 well known buildings is one of the most iconic corners in the city of Melbourne. In this blog we look at this iconic corner.


The mighty Murray River

Starting its life in the Alps and meandering through New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia to its mouth at Goolwa, the mighty Murray River is 2,500 kilometres long. In this blog we explore this amazing river.


Early morning walk in Sydney

One of my favourite activities when staying in Sydney is to take an early morning walk around the Harbour area and return to the city via the Botanical Gardens. In this blog I take you on a regular walk I do when I'm in Sydney.


The Grampians National Park

The Grampians are a rugged and ancient mountain range that appear to rise out of the surrounding plains. In this blog we explore the ancient Grampians/Gariwerd region.


The Dandenong Ranges

The Dandenong Ranges are less than an hour’s drive from Melbourne and the gateway to an amazing experience which includes towering mountain ash forest, lush fern gullies, stunning gardens, quaint villages. In this blog we explore the beautiful Dandenong Ranges.


The Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is recognised as one of the world's best drives. Along its length are stunning coastal views, lovely seaside towns, the beautiful and ancient rainforests of the Otway Ranges and a range of wildlife. In this blog we take a journey along the Great Ocean Road.


Phillip Island

Phillip Island is located approx 1.5 hours drive from Melbourne and is famous for its beaches, motor racing circuit and wildlife. In this blog we explore Phillip Island including the famous Penguin Parade


Churchill Island

Churchill Island is a working Heritage Farm that can be accessed from Phillip Island. In this blog we explore this 57 heactare Island was originally inhabited by the Bunurong people


Yarra Valley

Located approx an hour's drive from Melboune the Yarra Valley was Victoria's first wine growing region. In this blog we explore this mecca for food and wine and the home to attractions such as the Healesville Sanctuary Wildlife Park.


Mungo National Park

Mungo National Park is part of the Willandra Lakes World Heritage area. Located 110 kilometres from Mildura or 316 kilometres from Broken Hill. In this blog we travel by car from Mildura.


Manly and the Northern Beaches Walk

One of the best ways to travel to Manly is via the famous Manly Ferry as it provides you with an opporunity to see both the Harbour Bridge and Opera House from a different angle as you depart Circular Quay. In this blog we explore the Northern Beaches walk.


The seaside town of Warrnambool

Warrnambool is a historic seaside town located on the Great Ocean Road first settled by Europeans in the 1840s. In this blog you will learn about Warrnambool, the shipwreck coast and Logan's Beach Whale Nursery.


The Flinders Ranges

The Flinders Ranges are world renowed for their geological history and you can also see evidence of Aboriginal habitation and European settlement. In this blog we explore the Flinders Ranges.


Jan Juc

Jan Juc is a seaside village wedged between Torquay and Bells Beach. Surrounded by tall cliffs the size of the sandy beach depends on the tide. In this blog we explore this popular surfing spot.


Uluru Kata Tjuta

Most describe Central Australia as typical desert lots of sand, very little vegetation and hardly any life. The truth is far from like this, with several types of landscape and an abundance of flora and fauna, although not always visible. In this blog we explore clay sculptures of aboriginal people and native wildlife amongst the bushland.


William Ricketts Sanctuary

The William Ricketts Sanctuary is in the Dandenong Ranges National Park just under an hour's drive from Melbourne's CBD. In this blog we explore the Uluru Kata Tjuta area.


Botanical Gardens Cranbourne

These amazing gardens have been established to showcase Australia's native bushland and include 363 hectares of untouched heathlands, wetlands and woodlands. In this blog we explore the Botanical Gardens.


Wildlife encountered on tour

Australia has a range of unusual and interesting wildlife many of which we encounter whilst on tour. In this blog we explore some of the wildlife we discover on tour.


Brampton Island

Brampton Island is one of the most southern islands in the Whitsundays Islands Queensland. In this blog we explore its beautiful beaches and a range of water activities to enjoy.


Healesville

Healesville is located in the Yarra Valley, Victoria and is probably best known as the home of the Healesville Sanctuary. In this blog we explore Healesville and the Sanctuary.


12 Apostles

The 12 Apostles are one of the most popular attractions along the Great Ocean Road. They are part of the Port Campbell National Park. In this blog we look at these amazing limestone formations.


Rainforests of the Otways

The Otways are part of the Great Otway National Park which is located in north west Victoria. The National Park covers a total area of 103,000 hectares and incorporates rainforest and coastal areas along the Great Ocean Road. In this blog we look at this ancient and beautiful forest.


EcoTourism

EcoTourism is responsible travel to fragile, pristine, and at times protected areas by using minimal impact touring principals. In this blog we look at EcoTourism and what its protecting.


Alice Springs

Alice Springs is a Northern Territory town that is located in the centre of Australia. Said to be the heart and soul of the outback it has a long history having been established in the early 1900's. In this blog we explore Alice Springs.


Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay is a beautiful seaside village on the Great Ocean Road located approx 190 kilometres south west of Melbourne. In this blog we explore its beautiful beaches and the rolling hills which are a backdrop Apollo Bay.


Lake Eyre

The Lake Eyre Basin is one of the largest internally draining systems in the world. In this blog we explore the Lake Eyre area.


Zoos in Victoria

Melbourne has a range of zoo's in easy reach from the city. In this blog we explore Melbourne's Zoos.