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 …

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 …

Papua New Guinea islands

Our Pacific Eden Cruise Review

We have spent a lot of time raving about our cruise to Papau New Guinea and a lot of that has focused on what an incredible destination PNG was to experience. Read: Why We Loved our Papua New Guinea Cruise PNG Cruise Ports and Tips This was our first cruise as a family and as soon as the cruise ended, …

Kiriwina by cruise

Papua New Guinea Cruise Tips & Ports

In my last post, I explained the highlights of our Papua New Guinea cruise and why we absolutely loved this vacation.  It combined up close encounters with tribal villages, beautiful beaches and marine life and the luxury of a P&O cruise, our first as a family.  PNG is just emerging as a cruise destination from Australia and it is a rare opportunity …

Papau New Guinea cruise

Why We Loved our Papua New Guinea Cruise

Ever since I was a teenager I have been fascinated by tribal cultures.  I devoured National Geographics, took Anthropology elective classes at Uni and have always sought out remote places on our travels.  When I noticed that P&O Cruises Australia visited Papua New Guinea (PNG) I was hooked.  Our kids had been wanting to do a cruise for ages and …