Melbourne Flinders Street Station

A City Guide to Melbourne

A comprehensive travel guide to Melbourne for first time visitors. Answering all your questions on the top things to do in Melbourne, plus where to eat, stay and play in this vibrant city

The O'Reillys Canungra Valley Vineyards

An afternoon at Canungra Valley Vineyard

A wine tasting, a gourmet picnic basket packed with tasty local treats and a leisurely summers afternoon to spend between the vines and the creek in the Gold Coast hinterlands. Yes, I’d say life is looking pretty good.

Daigoji temple - Bentendo Hall

Daigoji Temple and a Sakura Festival

Local festivals are a great time to visit a Japanese Temple or Shrine. This large UNESCO listed temple is especially beautiful during the cherry blossoms and the Hanami Gyoretsu festival but it’s not the only season that it’s excels.

Boulders from prehistoric times on the Border track at Lamington National Park

The Best Lamington National Park Walks

We’ve spent some time this summer revisiting the Lamington National Park walks and wanted to share some of our favourites.  There’s something here to suit almost everyone from serious hikers to families catering to little legs.  The great thing about the climate here in south-east…

Koala at Tweeters Country Getaway

A weekend escape to Tweeters Country Getaway

We’d been meaning to walk some of the tracks in the Toowoomba Region National Parks for a while so when Peter and Thuy invited us out to Tweeters Country Getaway to experience their new farm stay we didn’t hesitate.  Tweeters is located in Glenaven in…

O'Reillys sunset from the infinity pool

O’Reillys Rainforest Retreat | Gold Coast

We recently spent 3 days in the Lamington National Park as guests of O’Reillys Rainforest Retreat.  We’ve stayed once before many years ago and it’s incredible being right there surrounded by the rainforest 24/7 but still with all the comforts you could wish for.  The…

Umeda Sky Building in Osaka, Japan

Umeda Sky Building Views Over Osaka

Get a birds eye view of Osaka city from the Umeda Sky Building. Orientate youreself ready to start exploring and spot iconic locations like Osaka Castle and the lights of Dotonbori.

Wild Horse Mountain - Glasshouse Mountains

A guide to the Glasshouse Mountains National Park

We recently headed away for a couple of days in the Glasshouse Mountains.  This region is one of the 7 National Park on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.    It’s an area of 12 distinctive hills and mountain peaks located inland from the Sunshine Coast.  Their cragged and unusual…

Central Kyoto Walking Tour

Kyoto Walking Tour – Central Kyoto

Explore the city with this self guided Kyoto walking tour around central Kyoto. Follow the marked route or pick attractions to suit your interests. This Kyoto walking tour of central Kyoto is entirely self guided.  Take it at your own pace and spend the most…

Where to stay

Where to stay when travelling in Australia

Click the Australian state or country button to jump directly to reviews from that region Deciding where to stay when we’re planning our travels is an important part of our decision making and completing the overall itinerary.  We prefer to base ourselves from one place for…