Category: Victoria

Located just off the coastline of Victoria sits the luscious Phillip Island. This magical island is home to a different kind of Australia then what most are used to. We imagine Australia and our imagination is filled with long sandy beaches, sublime aqua blue waters and plenty of sunshine. Whilst Phillip Island, of course, has plenty of the latter, the scenery is a little different. Our time on Phillip Island reminded me more of the English Coastline than the Aussie one!

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From Luna Parks too Little Penguins St Kilda offers a gorgeous day out. A mere 15 minutes drive from the city centre of Melbourne sits the lovely seaside town of St Kilda. St Kilda is a special little town. It’s home to Little Penguins, which yes this breed of penguin is actually called the ‘Little Penguin’. The colony that nest on St Kilda currently sits at 1700. As well as an abundance of wildlife this seaside town is home to Melbourne’s Luna Park and the Brighton Bathing Boxes.

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Melbourne is Australia’s second biggest city and has been Sydney’s biggest rival for years on end. When chatting amongst the locals here in Australia it’s easy to realise that most prefer one over the other. During one day in Melbourne, I also found myself comparing the two cities whom are both vastly different from one another. It’s no secret that I hold tremendous amounts of love for Sydney. As time goes on I wonder if perhaps the one day in Melbourne that we had just wasn’t enough to really understand what this city has to offer.

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The most awe-inspiring, stunning drive in Australia, a strong statement but the Great Ocean Road is worth every ounce of recognition. On the coastline of South West Australia in the state of Victoria lies The Great Ocean Road, one of the most popular tourist destinations for all travellers. Known for its unique rock formations that line the coast, sleepy seaside towns and breathtaking views out into the unknown. The Great Ocean Road is one place that should be on everyone’s bucket list.

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Once we’d tackled the famous East Coast of Australia, I knew the next road trip that I had to tick off that bucket list was The Great Ocean Road. Located 3 hours South-West of Melbourne sits the most scenic ocean drive in Australia. Cruise the road that connects the land down under to the ocean with nothing on the horizon but that deep blue sea. The Great Ocean Road Highlights are famous amongst the Aussies and the rest of the world.

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Visiting The Grampians National Park in Australia has been on both Dave and mines bucket list since arriving in Australia. Back in the UK, and in Australia though not as much as we hoped, we are both avid climbers! Rocking climbing is our go-to spot for fun and exercise so of course, The Grampians was always going to be a place we wanted to check out. As our year in Australia went on, the likelihood of us actually getting there was pretty slim!

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