Yarra Valley

I went to the Yarra Valley with my sister twice when I lived in Melbourne. The Yarra Valley is about an hour’s drive north-east of Melbourne. The valley is unfortunately served by no means of public transport. It is therefore best to take part in an organized tour or rent a car for the day….

Saint Kilda

Outside the city of Melbourne lies the small town of St Kilda, 7 km south east of the Central Business District. Long white sandy beaches invite you to relax close to the city. It is indeed « The place to be » to chill, enjoy the beach with friends and have a barbecue at sunset … that’s…

Mornington Peninsula

Just a stone’s throw from Melbourne, discover rolling countryside, orchards, olive groves, old buildings and more than 200 vineyards in the Mornington Peninsula area of Victoria. The natives often call Mornington Peninsula: « The Peninsula ». It is an ideal destination for the people of Melbourne in search of leisure. Indeed, it offers visitors a wide choice…

Wilson Promontory

The National Park of Wilson Promontory, commonly known as « Wilsons Prom » or « The Prom », is a Gippsland National Park located 157 km southeast of Melbourne. We chose to rent a car for several days to visit whatever we wanted when we wanted to. With an area of 505 km2, it is the most southern national…

Grampians

The Grampians are a mountain range 235 km west of Melbourne. This site is protected within a national park over 1,700 km2. The fauna and flora are very vast and diversified: kangaroos, emus, koalas, opossums, echidna, birds, and red gum trees, stringybarks, boronias. It is a place renowned for its climbing opportunities and highly appreciated…

Melbourne

Melbourne, located south-east of the Australian continent, is Australia’s second largest urban agglomeration after Sydney. It is the capital of the State of Victoria and has about 4,450,000 habitants in 2014. Melbourne is an important commercial, industrial and cultural center. Indeed, we find there a lot of different cultures (Colombian, European, Asian…), which gives a…

Tasmania

Tasmania, nicknamed « Tassie », is an island south of Australia that stretches 364 km from north to south and 306 km from west to east.  Tasmania was named « Island of Inspiration » in reference to its rich and preserved natural environment: More than a third of its territory is classified as nature reserves, national parks and UNESCO…

Whitsundays

I will try in this article to describe the most beautiful place I have ever seen in my life. I will remember all my life these three days, the beauty and the purity of the landscapes that I could discover. Near Cairns, northeast of Australia, is the Whitsundays archipelago, consisting of 74 islands. Discovered by…

Sydney

How to talk about Australia not to mention Sydney…! I lived in Melbourne for several months but the city of Sydney is a must for anyone who wants to experience Australia. The capital of New South Wales has many things to offer and has many iconic landmarks like Opera, Harbor Bridge, Royal Botanic Gardens, Surf…

Phillip Island

Only 1h30 from Melbourne, Phillip Island is an island of 7000 inhabitants to visit in a few days which presents very beautiful landscapes and many animals to admire in their wild state. With over 32,000 penguins, 30,000 sea lions, hundreds of bird species, koalas and wallabys, Phillip Island is one of Australia’s premier destinations for…

Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is a mythical coastal road southwest of Melbourne. It is a tourist route that connects Torquay to Warrnambool by the coast over 243km, which can be borrowed easily and very famous car. It would be the most beautiful scenic route in Australia! It attracts more than 8 million tourists each year…