Clifton Gardens

Clifton Gardens is located in Mosman which is one of the affluent suburbs North of Sydney.  Clifton Gardens is a beautiful family park with a stunning view of Chowder Bay. The park features a relatively small beach and a netted swimming bath which is perfect for young children and it is enclosed by a wharf…

Lake

Climbing Mt Kosciuszko

Mt Kosciuszko is the tallest mountain in Australia. It stands 2.2 kilometres above sea level. Fourteen years ago, I climbed up to the Summit. The 18 kilometre return climb started from Charlotte Pass which took most part of the day. Unknowingly, I was pregnant with my first child. Fourteen years later, we went back. With…

Old Bus Depot Market

You may start to notice, I love going to markets particularly those ones that offer an eclectic mix of gourmet delights.  In Old Bus Depot Market in Kinston, Canberra, you will be delighted by the flavour, fun and its ambience. It is an in-door market. It has a contemporary urban feel and with many providores…

Nambucca Heads

Nambucca Heads is one of the prettiest towns on the Coffs Harbour coast. It is situated off the Pacific Highway 15 minute drive South of Coffs Harbour.  The rendezvous of Nambucca River with the Ocean has a magnificent effect and provides a stunning view to holidaymakers who chose to go on detour from the usual…

Old Bar Beach

Old Bar

It’s so beautiful, we had to come back. Old Bar is three hours away from Sydney heading towards mid-North Coast. It is an attractive small fishing village. We again stayed literally on the beach.  It is a perfect location to go for a long weekend to wind down from a stressful week.  You can spend…

Beechworth

Travelling to Beechworth by car will take approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes from Melbourne.  It is a living legacy of a gold rush era and it is one of the best preserved gold rush towns with its carefully restored honey-coloured colonial buildings and historic precinct. The 19th century streets showcase an eclectic mix of…

Maroondah Dam

Yarra Valley

Yarra valley is a pleasant one hour drive heading towards East of Melbourne. It is home to majority of Victorian wines.  It caters to visitors across the globe who would like to experience the three life’s greatest pleasures: 1) scrumptious food; 2) great wine and 3) stunning scenery of green rolling hills against a mountain backdrop.…

Echuca

I’d say, it’s in the middle of nowhere but it’s only 2 ½ hour drive from Melbourne. Echuca is situated on the Murray River and it is oddly known to be ‘the world’s paddle-steamer capital’  (I’m still thinking where else can one find a paddle-steamer? ) and it is apparently one of Victoria’s major tourist…

Geelong

Geelong is Victoria’s second largest city next to Melbourne. It’s the gateway city to the Bellarine Peninsula and the Great Ocean Road. Similar to Melbourne’s cosmopolitan culture, you will experience a diverse range of food & wine, cultural and recreational attractions and colonial history in this town. Go for a nice relaxing stroll along Geelong’s…

Mornington Peninsula

The Mornington Peninsula is only an hour drive from Melbourne. Eventhough the humidity and hot weather is a little uncomfortable, I think Summer is the best time to come here because of its holiday resort vibe. We took a pleasant one hour ferry ride from Queenscliff to Sorrento. As soon as we arrived, I have…

Fisherman’s Bay

Fisherman’s Bay is a little town in Port Stephens. It is not particularly known to many tourists. Thank God for that!  It is located adjacent to Anna Bay which is a more popular holiday destination. Most accommodation in this little town is waterfront.  Honestly, you only come here for a bit of recreation and relaxing…

Seal Rocks

Seal Rocks is a tiny fishing village and will take you three hours to drive from Sydney. The small village is situated in the Myall Lakes National Park. It is pristine and an absolute unspoilt natural beauty. Its seclusion is perfect for a private romantic getaway. The private location offers pristine beaches, azure seas, protected…

Hill Inlet, Whitehaven Beach, Queensland

Whitehaven Beach

Question: What would be better than spending your holidays in Hamilton Island? Answer: Go for a day trip to a ‘must-see’ Whitehaven Beach in Whitsundays. The choppy boat ride took about an hour to get to Whitehaven Beach. The weather is not always that unpleasant but we unfortunately picked a windy day. The day trip…

Hamilton Island Beach Club

Hamilton Island

“Australia’s answer to the Caribbean” says Bob Oatley. Bob Oatley owns Hamilton Island…so how’s that for a sales pitch? Their ad says “Where in the world would yo rather be?” My answer? Somewhere spectacular and reasonably affordable. Let me start by saying Hamilton Island I think is over rated and is expensive. Not to say it’s…