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And let’s finish with Australia. I was born and raised in wonderful Melbourne which is every bit as good as you have heard so I think I am well qualified to put together Australia travel blog posts.

Check out my insider’s guide to where to stay in Melbourne as well as my guide to the best Melbourne brunches.

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Flinders Street Station Melbourne

Daylesford Spa region and the Mornington Peninsula are where people who live in Melbourne go to get away for the weekend.

I also lived briefly in Sydney which I didn’t enjoy that much but it is still a great place to visit. I’ve put together a Sydney itinerary that covers 3, 5 and 7 days, a guide to the best new restaurant area Barangaroo, a day trip to lovely Watsons Bay and where people who live in Sydney head for the weekend.

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The Gold Coast in Queensland has come a long way and there are some fantastic Brisbane Boutique Hotels.

Finally, my oldest dearest friend lives in Perth so she and her 3 sons helped me to put together the ultimate Perth Itinerary and a guide to Australia’s favourite day trip – Rottnest Island. Don’t miss the Quokkas!

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The Quokka!

18 Best Places to Watch the Sunset in Melbourne (2022)

Melbourne, Australia, is known for its multicultural heritage and mesmerising street art. Not to mention that it’s said to be the coffee capital of the world. On top of all of this, it has also received the title of the most livable city worldwide. There is so much to do when visiting this beautiful part …

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9 Best Places See the Sunset Perth Style You Won’t Want to Miss

Colours, clouds, and the clinking of beverages; it’s the sense of serenity as we watch the sun bid the day farewell as it dips below the horizon. It’s one of the most spectacular phenomenons to experience from mother nature. And if you’re visiting Perth, you’ll be spoiled by the plethora of excellent places to watch …

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14 Sensational Wineries of Mclaren Vale (2022) you can’t miss

From the rolling hills of the Fleurieu Peninsula to the Rockpools of the Eyre peninsula, the crescendo-ing vineyards of the Barossa Valley; they all have nothing on the wineries of Mclaren Vale. This south-central state of Australia is home to world class vineyards, wineries and cellar doors alike. Nestled within the southern Mount Lofty Ranges …

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27 Spectacular Australian Landmarks You’ll Want to See

Australia is well known for its spectacular natural scenery – from perfect white beaches to spectacular coral reefs to cool rainforests to majestic views. This sunburnt country is also home to quite a few man made wonders from the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge to the historic Port Arthur to Melbourne’s famous cricket …

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How to have the Best Rottnest Island Day Trip from a Local

A Rottnest Island day trip was one of my favourite recent travel experiences. Lovely little Rottnest Island is just 18kms from the centre of Perth. The island is loved by locals as much as tourists. There are no cars on Rottnest Island and it has 20 bays, 63 beaches and 45 kilometres of cycling paths. …

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15 Fantastic & Stylish Brisbane Boutique Hotels for Adults

Stylish Brisbane boutique hotels were few and far between twenty years ago! However, the Queensland capital of Brisbane is now increasing in domestic and international mileage as a must-visit destination. I remember when it was called BrisVegas and much derided by the inhabitants of Melbourne and Sydney. This is very much no longer the case …

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Daylesford Spa Ultimate Weekend Guide

A Daylesford Spa weekend getaway is a favourite for those who live in Melbourne. The region is famous for its hot springs at Hepburn and the beautiful surrounding land. The town of Daylesford is super cute – filled with antique shops and delicious cafes and restaurants. There are many walks in the region and lots …

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10 Best Weekend Getaways From Sydney for Boutique Hotel Lovers

There are loads of great weekend getaways from Sydney. The city has so much to offer – like Watsons Bay Sydney– but it is nice to experience something not so big city and a bit more non-urban Australia. Why not add a weekend getaway to your Sydney Itinerary? Here are the 10 Best Sydney Weekend …

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