As promised, this week I’ve got two bonus posts because I spent too much time talking about New Zealand wine! Today, we hop the ditch to Australia and pick up where I left off in Friday’s intro paragraph. Every Australian state produces wine, although the more well known wineries are in Victoria, South Australia, and New South Wales. I break these down into more detail a little further down. More
Yesterday, I wrote about the delicious food tours in Italy and I hinted at today’s destination: Melbourne, Australia. (Did you catch the hint? Read the first post here.) Food tours in Melbourne range from half day walking tours to multi-day bus tours. You can explore the strength range of different coffee roasts, handpick the perfect chocolate, or learn about the varying flavours of Southeast Asian cuisine.
Surprise! I opted to sneak in a ninth city on this two-week series about Australian cities. Alice Springs, Australia is not a city – by any standard. It is, however, one of the few inland Australia towns. Known mainly for the Aboriginal history, there is also quite a bit of settler history. It also has an airport, which most people utilise to access Uluru, or Ayers Rock, the sacred Aboriginal site. More
Tasmania doesn’t often make travellers wish lists, but in the past few years it skyrocketed into the luxury travel sphere. Hobart, Tasmania, the capital, is a popular destination for travellers in search of wine, rugged landscape, and untouched hiking trails. For travellers who have already been to New Zealand, Tasmania is the next ultimate destination. More
Adelaide, Australia gets overlooked a lot. It’s the capital of South Australia, and while it has museums and national galleries, a lot of travellers skip it in favour of Melbourne’s colourful alleyways and Sydney’s incredible heritage. I personally think Adelaide has a lot to offer a curious traveller and I know that a lot of other travellers are beginning to think that way. Here’s what you need to know about Adelaide and why it should make your list of Australian cities visit. More
Perth, Australia is quite possibly one of the most remote cities in the world. The capital of Western Australia, it is nearly 4,000km from other Australian cities like Sydney and Canberra on Australia’s east coast. However, don’t let that distance detract from what an amazing city it is. It’s proximity to some of the world’s most interesting animals, incredible natural phenomenon, and one of Australia’s best wine regions makes it a great destination for adventurous travellers!
*Last week I wrote about a two-week series on Australian cities! We kick off this week in Darwin, Australia – capital of the Northern Territory.
Darwin, Australia is the country’s northernmost city, lying at the northern edge of the vast Northern Territory on the Timor Sea. Northern Territory is the least populated Australian state, having only around 250,000 people in the entire state – 150,000 of them in Darwin. More
Happy Friday, travellers! Today we are taking a trip to one of my all time favourite cities: Melbourne, Australia! I simply love this city – fell head over heels back in 2014 when I spent three days here with friends. It’s vibrant, it’s on the water, it’s charming and rugged all at once. Melbourne takes people and it pulls them in. The people are friendly, the architecture is very European, and the proximity to incredible wildlife and wineries is superb.
Canberra, Australia is a unique city in the heart of the Australian Capital Territory. It is the only completely landlocked city on the continent (unless you count Alice Springs and I’m not). Canberra is also a planned city; American architects Marion and Walter Griffin won an international competition. Finally, the government picked Canberra as the capital in 1908 because no one wanted to choose between Sydney and Melbourne (I wouldn’t want to either!). But what else is unique about Canberra? Read on..
With all due respect, you cannot go all the way down under and not visit Sydney, Australia. As one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world (five million tourists a year), this sparkling city is worth every second you spend there.