These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things: FEBRUARY 2019

 Oh February, how are you always such a short month, but the month filled with the most events, emotions and big changes. It was a month where I really had to check in with myself, my feelings and what I wanted. And trust me that’s not always easy to do, but I made it out of February alive, feeling exactly like the person I’m meant to be, with a new job and a whole new passion and outlook for this year! Every weekend was jam-packed with adventures, music, catch ups and good times with some bloody good people.

Whilst last month I started two new jobs, this month saw me finish up at one of them. I was lucky enough to be offered a permanent role at UOW which I’ll be starting in March! So I guess next month will see some exciting new times coming as well! I guess this is a testament to the fact that in life, opportunities come and go and it’s up to you whether or not you grab them. Sometimes that means ‘letting people down’ but it also means giving yourself a chance. I guess the moral of sharing this is to say don’t ever accept anything mediocre. It’s not worth being unhappy, insecure and worried for the sake of other people’s feelings and expectations. Unfortunately, you’re the only one who can make these tough decisions, but I assure you, if you follow your heart, you will never let yourself down.

🏙️ Music Maddness

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Soph and I love our music and what better way to embrace some Aussie artists than heading to Laneway Festival. And to put a spin on it, we thought we’d hit up Melbourne! It was a great weekend filled with brunch, pints of beer (probably my favourite thing about Victoria!) and espresso martinis! There’s nothing like a weekend away, and I’m so glad I had my partner in crime there with me!

A Day on the Green – Hunter Valley
Dad, Elly, Soph and I decided to be fancy music goers, and head to A Day On The Green to watch Stella Donnely, Dan Sultan, Missy Higgins and John Butler Trio tear up the vineyards! We had a fair few bottles of wine, sang along to some of our faves, and enjoyed a bloody beautiful day on the green!

💕 1 year anniversary with Soph

Without sounding too cliché, the past year with Soph has been one of my favourite yet! We’ve had so many incredible adventures together and I’m so grateful for the relationship we’ve developed. I seriously never would have guessed that one year ago, the girl smiling at me from across RAD Bar would turn out to be my best friend, my roommate and my girlfriend. When things are right, you just know and man, things with Soph are damn right. Soph, thanks for the rad year we’ve had. I’m so grateful for everything you’ve given me and I can’t wait for our future together!

💖 Attending my brother’s ADFA march

Yes, my little brother Isaac has joined ADFA (Australian Defence Force Academy) and is living in Canberra. And no, I’m not crying you’re crying! Attending his march (look I’m sure it has an official name but I am a total military noob), was truly amazing. I’m really proud of what he’s doing and what he’s about to achieve. I seriously can’t believe he’s doing what he’s doing and it’s incredible that he’s so passionate about what he’s doing. I’m so proud of ya dude!

💁‍♀️ The Blonde Abroad Meetup

So back when I first started blogging and reading travel blogs, I came across two blogs that changed it all. One of them was World of Wanderlust (who I had the pleasure of meeting in 2015), and the other was The Blonde Abroad (aka Kiersten). Meeting one of your idols is a pretty surreal experience. Especially when they’re a world-renowned travel blogger. It’s strange to try and explain to your friends and family how much you look up to them (in a non-creepy fan-girl way). Following the journeys of bloggers is pretty personal. You get a glimpse of their lives, their families, their relationships and you admire them for taking such a huge leap and turning their passion for blogging into a career. So when Kiersten announced she would be hosting a meet up in Sydney, I knew I just had to go. Cruising along the harbour on a party boat with 15 like-minded girls from all over the world was pretty damn incredible. Of course, meeting and getting to chat with TBA was awesome, but I think it was just being in a group of women who are also passionate about blogging and intrigued about the world around us.

🎉Shenanigans

No month is complete without the love, support and adventures with my friends and family. I never want your enthusiasm and kindness to go unnoticed. So shout out to you for making all the hard times a little better, and the good times, amazing!

🎶Tunes

Almost (Sweet Music) by Hozier
Oooh this song is so so sweet! It’s feel good and makes you wanna sing along while you’re about to start a big adventure! It’s been on repeat lately and I LOVE IT!

Pussy is God by King Princess
Well I feel like I don’t have to explain why I love this song, but apart from the bomb ass title, it’s fun to sing and dance along to!

📽️ Flicks

Sex Education
OMG this show is GOLD! It is absolutely binge-worthy, cringey, hilarious, hits your right in the feels and bloody amazing! The casting is spot on and the characters are awesome. I watched this whilst I was bed bound after hurting my back (yes you read that correctly, I injured my back and became an 85-year-old woman for a week), and I’ve never watching something so quickly and with so much enthusiasm! Love love love! Bring on season 2!

📚Books

Eggshell Skull,by Bri Lee
I seriously could not put this book down. This book is the story of a young Judge’s Associate in Queensland. She travels around the state visiting district courts, working on horrific crimes, whilst dealing with some personal trauma. Seriously, this book is incredible, a must-read for anyone interested in Australia’s justice and criminal system, and for those interested in bringing down the patriarchy!

Dancing With Her
OK so whilst this LGBTQI+ Women in love, wedding magazine isn’t exactly a book, and it isn’t exactly my usual read (I swear I didn’t buy a wedding magazine for a wedding – just yet), I’m so glad I picked it up. I started following Dancing With Her on Instagram and then I started following their blog. Then after falling in love with their blog, I couldn’t get enough, so I bought their magazine. And it is the BEST MAGAZINE I’ve laid my hands on for a long time! The images are beautifully curated and I love the stories told. It’s hard to explain, but I think what I love about it the most is that I see part of my life and relationship reflected in this. I think back to all of the magazines I ever read about hetero couples and weddings, which contributed to my hetero-normative outlook on life. I LOVE this magazine, and what Dancing With Her stands for. Thank you for representing what I identify with and my idea of love!

📷 Bloggers, Vloggers and Podders

Spirited Pursuit
Oh my lord how have I not stumbled across this bloggers site and insta before?! WOW! Lee Litumbe (or Spirited Pusuit) is making her way around the world, challenging our ideas of certain places and countries. In particular Africa. And damn my bucket list is getting longer and longer. Her blog posts are insightful, meaningful and inspiring. Her instagram feed is… well… goals. I am obsessed and have loved following her journey!

The Pineapple Project
I’ve really been enjoying this podcast because it’s all about money. And in all seriousness, money isn’t one of my strong points. I’m good at saving money when I’ve got something to look forward to, but if I don’t have a goal, I kinda struggle. I really like this podcast because it makes me think about money smartly, which I’m pretty stoked about.

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This month may have been the shortest one of the year, but it’s been jam-packed with emotions. Not necessarily in a bad way but just, well, in an emotional way. I’ve really been trying to acknowledge these feelings and emotions (which can be pretty confronting at times), respect them, and then let them go. There’s no use holding on to toxic emotions that drag you down. Whilst it’s something I’m still learning, and trying to get better at, respecting my emotions and really listening to not only what my heart wants, but what my soul wants, is making such a difference.

Wow, what a month! I seriously cannot believe what an insane month it’s been! I must admit I’m so looking forward to winding down a little and taking it easier in March. Though knowing me, and with a new job on the way, it’s unlikely it’ll be too chilled! Remember to look after yourself! Love ya!

These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things: DECEMBER 2017

Surprise surprise… I’m surprised about this month flying by again. Seriously though… where do the days go? December is always a pretty special time of year, Christmas, family, New Years Eve, thinking about next year and trying not to freak out, plus trying not to over indulge in all that Christmas food… it’s eventful and a lot of hard work! So let’s look back on the crazy month that was December!

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🚐 Western Australia Road Trip

There is honestly nothing like exploring your own back yard. And when your back yard is Australia and freakin huge… there’s a lot to explore! We were lucky enough to journey over to Western Australia for a week to visit our friend Josie in her home town of Manjimup and thought we’d turn this incredible invitation into a little road trip! We got a wicked van, and hopped down the coast. It was absolutely incredible and I’m so glad for all of the memories!

🕺🏻Melbourne Escape

As if one interstate escape wasn’t enough, Mitch and I jetted off to Melbourne for a weekend to see PAUL KELLY, GANG OF YOUTHS, MEG MAC & GRETTA RAY! What an epic concert! It was so nice to getaway (again) and discover another city with Mitch!

 

⛵ Sydney to Hobart Hype!

So my incredibly talented boyfriend is also a sailor. And a pretty good one because he did the Sydney to Hobart! He raced in Black Sheep and I was lucky enough to see him off in Sydney! I got to check out the yacht and get in amongst the hustle and bustle of it all!

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🏠 Home

Christmas means home and home means good food, good people and good times. It was so amazing to catch up with old friends, family and my dogs!

🎶 Tunes

Slow Mover – Angie McMahon. This tune has been on absolute repeat!! Her voice is so different and hypnotising that this is a must for all of those indie Aussie music lovers out there.

Jude – Didirri. Mitch got me onto this song and naturally, every time we get into the car it’s the first song we put on. Another Aussie artist absolutely killing it!

 📗Books

Sad news guys… I didn’t finish any books this month! What have I been doing?! To be fair, I’m half way through The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood (not sure I’ll finish it to be honest). But I’ve also been reading a lot of journal articles for my thesis for next year. No excuse I know but that’s what I’ve been reading. Gotta pick up my game next month!

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🎥 Flicks

The Crown – Season 2. Wow this show is actually soooooo good! I binge watched season 2 in about a week and I truly didn’t want it to end. I loved discovering and uncovering more about the royal family (doesn’t everyone) and it was so stunningly put together. Queen Elizabeth was a badass! So maybe that’s why I loved it so much.

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📷 Bloggers and Vloggers

I’ve been indulging in my ‘usual’ YouTubers this past month…. Flying the Nest, Logan Paul, Raya Was Here etc. I’m a huge fan of Tim Kellner however he’s one of Youtube’s ‘quality over quantity’ guys. This month he released the video below ‘Paradise Lost’ and it is incredibly mesmerising, captivating and innovative. His video’s always leave me inspired and challenged and this one is no exception.

📝 Quote

“The woman who does not require validation from anyone is the most feared individual” – Mohadesa Najumi

Ah this quote gets me. So often I seek other people’s approval, agreeability and acceptance. And so often I left confused and worried that I won’t live up to other people’s expectations. It’s so important to listen to yourself, trust your instincts, ask for advice and guidance when necessary but at the end of the day… it’s your life and you gotta own it!

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Well it looks like 2017 is over and 2018 will be off to a flying start very soon…. I absolutely cannot wait!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MELBOURNE: The Ultimate Guide

Do you like coffee, beaches, graffiti, rooftop bars, live music, shopping, hole in the wall bars, more bars, amazing nightlife, tall buildings and scenic roads? If you answered yes to any of these things then Melbourne is the place for you!

I first went to Melbourne in July of 2015 with one of my best friends. You can read about our adventures here. After returning with some more friends over New Years, I am officially head over heels with this fabulous city! Among having the best coffee in the world, there’s literally something for everyone! So, here’s my ultimate guide to Melbourne and many reasons why you need to pack your bags now!

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Loving the street art on Hosier Lane.

Where to stay

Like most Australian cities, Melbourne is quite big and spread out. If your time in Melbourne is limited it’s worth spending a bit more cash to have prime location. In July, my friend and I booked a package deal which included return flights and accommodation. We had a studio apartment right off of Flinders Ln.

In December, we used Airbnb to book a beautiful 2 bedroom apartment across the road from Federation Square and backed onto the iconic Hosier Lane. You can read about our stay with Airbnb here.

There are also a number of hostels located centrally. I haven’t stayed at them but from the look of them and from what I’ve heard – they’re pretty great!

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A tram gliding past the beautiful Flinders Street Station.

How to get around

The CBD of Melbourne has free trams. Yes that’s correct 100% FREE! It makes getting around to all of the sites so easy! I’d recommend downloading Tram Tracker so you can easily find the route you need.

For when you want to catch the trains to other suburbs like Fitzroy or Prahan, you’ll need to get a MiKi Card. These are similar to Sydney’s Opal Cards or London’s Oyster Cards. In Melbourne you NEED one of these cards to use the train system as they don’t sell paper tickets. It costs approximately $6 to purchase one of these cards plus you’ll need to load some money onto it. You may find you’ll need to use your MiKi card for when you leave the free tram zone as well, for example going to St. Kilda. Definitely worth getting one when you arrive incase you need to use it.

If you’re not into public transport then check out Uber. This was my first time using Uber and I’ll never go back! Reliable, easy to pay and cheap. On New Years Eve we used about 3 Ubers and didn’t even end up spending too much money. Then my friends and I decided to get an UberX to the Airport and it worked out cheaper than getting the skybus! I’d definitely recommend it and I’ll definitely be using it a lot more when I travel.

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Make sure to pack warm in Winter

What to pack

Melbourne is renowned for having all 4 seasons in one day. In Winter, it can get cold. When we were there in July it was around 10degrees during the day. I wore a beanie nearly everywhere and wore boots, a coat and stockings.

When we went over December in Summer, oh boy was it Summer! The first 2 days we were there is was over 40degrees! I wore my hat everywhere, lathered up on sunscreen and wore sun dresses everywhere because it was so damn hot! Then suddenly there was a cool change and we were back down to a reasonable 25 degrees.

Whatever time of year make sure you pack;

  • jeans
  • warm jacket
  • swimmers
  • going out shoes
  • comfortable shoes
  • going out clothes (they have quite a strict dress code at clubs)
  • clothes for when it’s hot
  • clothes for when it’s cold
  • and clothes for when it’s raining

The trick is to expect the unexpected!

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Tishia and I. Nothing better than going on adventures with your best friend

Day Trips

The Great Ocean Road

If you’re a busy bee like me and want to step out of the CBD, there are plenty of day trips you can go on to have a change of scenery. In July, we booked a day tour with Evergreen Travel to do the Great Ocean Road. We got excellent value for money and taken to some of the most breathtaking places on the Victorian coastline. An absolute must! You can read about our amazing time here.

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The infamous Luna Park clown!

St Kilda

If you’re just looking to spend half a day out and about, then jump on one of those trams, tap your MiKi card and head off to St. Kilda Esplanade. It’s only a 30minute tram ride from Flinders Street Station and will take you right to the beach. You can walk along the pier and enjoy a cold cider at the end whilst enjoying beautiful views of the Melbourne skyline. If you’re lucky enough, you may even be able to see Fairy Penguins! Here you’ll also find the famous Luna Park and heaps of cute little cafes and shops.

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Enjoying St Kilda pier

Brighton Beach

Again, tap that MiKi card and head out to Brighton. With a few manoeuvres from Google Maps, we made it to Brighton Beach. Again, you can get spectacular views of the skyline and stoll along the beach. I was in awe of how cute and colourful these beach huts were! Perfect photo opportunity! Once you’ve finished checking them out and you’ve taken your selfies, head into the town of Brighton. There’s gorgeous cafes and shops along the main street that will keep you entertained for hours.

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The beautiful and colourful beach huts on Brighton Beach

What to see and do

 

After my last visit in July, I wrote my ultimate list of things to do in Melbourne. You can find them here. But there’s just so much to see and do in Melbourne that I have to add to it and reinforce some of the things on the list.

The Crown Casino

So I’m not usually a big fan of casinos, but The Crown Casino is pretty damn awesome. I guess it was even more awesome when I won $200 on blackjack.

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Degraves Street

I cannot emphasise enough how cool this little street is. Back to back cafes and always packed, it’s an absolutely MUST! We went here nearly every morning for breakfast and didn’t regret it once. This is cafe culture at its finest!

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Degraves Street. The ultimate brunch destination.

 

The Carlton 

One of our friends took us to this awesome bar. If you’re an animal lover you probably won’t like it. Exhibit A – the taxidermy giraffe on the wall (and many other animals). And before you ask, yep, it’s real.

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Hosier Lane

Obviously everyone visiting Melbourne has to check out Hosier Lane. A little lane just across from Federation Square that attracts flocks of people for the ultimate grungy pic in front of some awesome street art! The best thing is that it’s constantly changing. We went there in July and were pleasantly surprised to see Monster Inc on the wall. In December, some socio-political quote bubbles.

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Monster Inc. gracing the walls of Hosier Lane

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Move over Mike and Sully, satire’s moving in

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And loving the Star Wars inspiration!

Walk along the Yarra River

Want something free and beautiful to do? Walk along the Yarra River. You will walk past heaps of nice little cafes and you can even walk through the Botanical Gardens.

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View of the city from the riverside.

Tah-dah! That’s my ultimate guide to Melbourne. Melbourne is such an amazing city. Just walking around, drinking coffee, ducking down little lanes, and when you’re with amazing people, it makes the experience even better! Did I miss something? What should I go and see next time? Let me know in the comments below!

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Review: Airbnb in MELBOURNE

In a world where hostels are too crowded and hotels are too boring, the internet has given us Airbnb. For those of you who have been living under a rock, then I’m about to make your 2016 even better. Airbnb is an amazing website which allows for a truly unique travelling experience. You choose the place you’re going, punch in some dates, adjust the price range per night and voilà! It gives you so many different options, from a room in a house or apartment to the entire house and apartment! If you’re staying somewhere where your host is also living, it allows you to really immerse yourself in the culture and lifestyle of the place that you are staying. Or if you opt for the entire place and share it with some friends, it gives you so much freedom to explore and do what you want to do.

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Our beautiful Airbnb apartment! 

So… my friends and I were planning to spend New Years Eve in Melbourne and we were looking at accommodation. Hotels were crazy expensive per night per person, and hostels just didn’t seem ideal. Then we came across this listing on Airbnb. A beautiful 2 bedroom apartment in central Melbourne. We contacted the host, Mel, who was extremely prompt in replying. We agreed on a price, we paid and we were booked in. Upon arrival we were blown away with the quality of the place we were staying. Across from Federation Square, Flinders Street Station and we could see Hosier Lane from our window. The place was beautifully decorated (and even came with some beer in the fridge). There were board games and DVD’s and when we were a bit worse for wear in the morning, we would lay on the fold out lounges that were incredibly comfortable. With such a perfect location and amazing people to spend my time with – we had the ultimate getaway. Though I believe our time was only so amazing after some solid planning. So here’s what I recommend doing when booking with Airbnb so that your time can be as amazing as ours!

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A list of sites and things to do in Melbourne. 

Do’s

  • Read the reviews. Airbnb asks people that stay at a property to review it. After you finish your stay they bombard you with emails reminding you to leave a review which is a win win situation. You get to read the review your host left you, plus add what you loved and what you thought could be better (if there’s anything). Reading the reviews are absolutely essential to secure the right place for you.
  • Contact the host. You’ll be staying at their property so make sure to carry yourself in a mature manner. If you’ve got any questions about the property, now’s your time to ask.
  • Google Maps It. Look up the location on Google Maps to ensure you’re in a good location. Look for famous landmarks or central areas.
  • Read the house rules. Generally each property has their own ‘house rules.’ This may include information like where to pick the key up, how to operate the air conditioning/pull out loungs, where you can and can’t smoke and if it’s ok to have parties. We were staying in a residential building so of course we couldn’t throw a wild party. It’s important to read these to make sure you get the right place for you.

Don’ts

  • Break the house rules. If they say ‘no smoking,’ then don’t smoke. If it says do the dishes before leaving, then do the dishes. This is out of respect to the property owner, and to ensure you don’t incur any cleaning or damage fees.
  • Try to squeeze more people into a space. The number of people the property sleeps is set at that for a reason. Any more and you’re at risk of breaking something or getting kicked out. Just be honest and I’m sure they’ll be able to accommodate your needs.

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The view from our window. Hello Melbourne!

In Conclusion… Our 4 nights away in Melbourne was made more spectacular by us staying in such a beautiful apartment. It was honestly worth every cent and I’d highly recommend it to anyone with a group of 4-6 people looking for a great location.

If you want to stay at this apartment, you can enquire with the host here. 

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11 Things To Do in Melbourne

After my amazing girls long weekend away to the amazing city of Melbourne, I’ve come up with my ultimate to do list in this spectacular city.

1. Brighton Beach Huts. Only a 15 minute train ride from Flinders Street Station, is Brighton Beach. From the station, you can make the quick walk to the beach where you’ll get exquisite views of the Melbourne city skyline and get to see the quaint, beautiful and bright beach huts. And once you take your photos, you can venture up to the main street of Brighton and enjoy some shopping and beautiful cafes.

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2. Chapel Street. Get the train to either Windsor or Prahan and just wander that street my friends. Perfect for day and night. Great little boutiques, funky bars, unique restaurants and a cool vibe that resonates with King Street in Newtown, Sydney. (Note: the bar tenders at Taco Bill are really attractive).

3. The Lion King. If you’re a sucker for musical theatre like I am, and if you great up singing Hakuna Matata, you’re in for a dream come true kind of night. When we went, a little boy was bouncing up and down and cackling to himself in his seat and it just made me even more happy and excited.

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4. Cookie. I don’t really know how to describe this hidden tower of bars and restaurants but it’s awesome! Located on Swanston Street, from the outside you wouldn’t even look twice at the entrance. But up every flight of stairs, there’s a different bar, club or restaurant. The best is saved til last… the ROOFTOP BAR! We drank a jug of sangria whilst listening to some awesome music and looking out over the dazzling city.

5. Degrave Street. Located off of Flinders Lane is the incredible little street stuffed with amazing cafes! One part of the street feels like you’re in Paris, other half on the other side of Flinders Lane feels like you’ve just stepped into Japan. It’s so diverse, with little boutiques and bars, we felt so lucky we didn’t have to travel far to get some amazing food and shopping done.

6. The Great Ocean Road. You can read about our adventure on this spectacular piece of coastline here. If the picture below doesn’t convince you, I don’t know what will.

The magnificent 12 Apostles
The magnificent 12 Apostles

7. Take a tram ride. The CBD of Melbourne is lined with trams. And the best part is that they’re free! It’s a fun, easy, quick and free way to get around to all of the hot spots that Melbourne has to show off.

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Wandering the streets

8. The National Gallery of Victoria. A big and beautiful gallery located just off of Federation Square, is a great way to see some beautiful Australian art and also spend a rainy cold winters day.

9. The Yarra River. Stroll along the river and soak up some sunshine (well, maybe if you go in Summer). It’s a gorgeous river dotted with cafes and a great bicycle track. Around Melbourne there’s also bikes you can hire for a few hours (similar to Barclays bikes in London), so you can ride along the river and get a different perspective of the city.

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10. Hosier Lane. Another hidden gem of an alleyway that is completely covered in street art! It’s funky and fresh and makes for some absolutely amazing photos! Oh, and there’s some Mike and Sully from Monsters Inc artwork aswell. What’s not to love?

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Hosier Lane

11And if nothing else… just wander around the streets. You’ll never know what cool bar or amazing coffee you’ll stumble across.

Anything I’ve missed? Where would you want to go if you visited Melbourne? Let me know in the comments below!

xxx A

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One day exploring the Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is one of those breathtaking journeys that you just have to experience in your lifetime. I was lucky enough to go with my family when I was a wee lass, however, being 4 years old, I didn’t exactly appreciate/remember the whole experience. So… on a girls long weekend away to Melbourne with one of my best friends (Tishia), we decided to relive this awesome journey together and it was one of the best day tours I’ve ever done.

The magnificent 12 Apostles
The magnificent 12 Apostles

We travelled with ExtraGreen Holidays located in Swanston Street. Our tour guides name was Frank, and frankly (haha get it?) he was awesome. For $45 we definitely got our value for money. From 7:30am-7:30pm, we were on and off the bus and absolutely breathtaken by the spectacular views of the unique coastline of the Great Ocean Road. We were considering hiring a car and doing it ourselves, however for that value for money, we not only got there and back, but were also taught some great history lessons along the way. So in our situation, it was totally worth our money. (NOTE: The weekend special is $45, any other day can cost you up to $100).

These windy roads are not for the faint hearted. If you're prone to car sickness, be prepared.
These windy roads are not for the faint hearted. If you’re prone to car sickness, be prepared.

We stopped and had lunch at Appollo Bay for an amazing Fish and Chips feast (what else can you expect from a small coastal town?) and continued on down the windy roads with many photo stops along the way. The tour highlight include, the 12 Apostles (the most iconic part of the Great Ocean Road), Lord and George and London Bridge. Even though we willingly came to Victoria in the middle of winter, it was indeed pretty damn cold, so a good jacket and warm clothes are definitely recommended. And as Frank wisely advised us, on the Great Ocean Road, it can be sunny one minute and raining the next so always be prepared.

With so many photo stops, you'll have plenty of time to capture the perfect photo
With so many photo stops, you’ll have plenty of time to capture the perfect photo

Many of you may ask if it’s worth spending the full day on a bus to see some rocks and cliffs. If you’re spending several days in Melbourne (like we did) then yes, absolutely. It’s cost effective, exciting, adventurous, and you get to meet lots of great new people and learn about the history and making of the Great Ocean Road. However, if you’re intending on doing further travel throughout Australia and Victoria and already hire a car, it’s probably worth heading there yourself. Then you can do it at your own pace. Saying that, we were definitely given plenty of time at each spot to explore each area and take some pretty amazing photos.

The photos speak for themselves. The Great Ocean Road is definitely a must- regardless of if it’s Summer or Winter, raining or sunny, it’s going to take your breath away I can guarantee that!

Have you been here before or want to know more about it? Let me know in the comments below!

xxx A

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Tishia and I. Nothing better than going on adventures with your best friend
Tishia and I. Nothing better than going on adventures with your best friend

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