Melbourne Day Trip #2 – Gourmet Food Tour in Yarra Valley

24 hours earlier, we spent the day with Australia's wildlife. Today, it's time to indulge. We've heard only good things about Yarra Valley, known to many as Victoria's premier wine region and weekend getaway destination. Besides wine and cheese, they've got lush, vibrant scenery. A feast for both your tummy and eyes! We decided to book a day tour …

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Melbourne Day Trip #1 – Moonlit Sanctuary and the Penguin Parade

There are lots of daytrips to be done from Melbourne. The wilderness is all around you! We did two daytrips while we were there; one self-drive and one via a tour. As you know, Australia's home to many interesting animals, not found elsewhere in the world. A few examples are kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, dingos and wombats- pretty …

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Victoria, Australia Road Trip: Halls Gap & The Grampians (Part 2 of the Great Southern Touring Route) – May 2017

It's a long morning drive to Halls Gap from Warrnambool, approx. 3-4hours. We headed to the Tower Hill Reserve first, a drive-through reserve, though you're free to park at the carpark and go for a stroll. Tower Hill Reserve Emus are common at the reserve,and this one got close to us, looking for handouts, but …

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Victoria, Australia Road Trip: The Great Ocean Road (Part 1 of the Great Southern Touring Route) – May 2017

So we decided on Melbourne this time around because of the Great Ocean Road drive, plain and simple. I've heard it's one of the best drives in the world and I love road trips - exploring a region, driving, getting lost, the works! We expanded the drive to take on the Great Southern Touring route, starting …

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