8 Great Ocean Road Highlights

Living in Melbourne, we are lucky enough to have the Great Ocean Road on our doorstep.  One of Australia’s most iconic destinations, this coastal drive is a must for anyone visiting Melbourne. Many tour groups do Great Ocean Road in a very long day trip from Melbourne, but we think you should definitely spend a few nights out on the …

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Phillip Island Penguin Parade

Phillip Island: More than Penguins

We have been based in Melbourne for over a year now and have explored most of the regular weekend getaway spots.  I am not sure why it took us so long to visit Phillip Island, just 90 minutes from Melbourne.  Like many, I thought it was simply the tourist place you went to see the little fairy penguins.  I had …

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Fitzroy Island day trip

A Cairns Day Trip: Fitzroy Island

One of the biggest draws for us in visiting tropical north Queensland was the ocean.  We wanted to experience the Great Barrier Reef, tropical islands and fabulous marine life of the area. There are lots of great land based attractions around Cairns to keep you busy, but we wanted to spend a few days enjoying the sea.  We did a …

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Rainforestation Review – a Kid’s Perpective

Written by a 9 year old. Today we visited Rainforestation on one of our day trips from Cairns.  Rainforestation is located in the rainforest at Kuranda.  It is a really fun place and they have lots of interactive things for families to do.  In this review I am going to talk about the three main things you can do at …