Things to Do in Sydney

Sydney Bucket List: 40 Epic Things to Do in Sydney, Australia

Tyler Australia 2 Comments

Sydney is the largest city in Australia. It is world-renowned for its landmarks such as the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, its beautiful harbor, and its vast range of entertainment and fine dining. 40 things to do in Sydney sounds like a lot, and it is, but there are many more places we could have added to this list. …

Coogee to Bondi Coastal Walk

The Coogee to Bondi Coastal Walk: Map, Photos & Is It Worth It?

Tyler Australia 2 Comments

Looking for a relaxing coastal walk between two of Sydney’s most iconic beaches? Want to experience some great views of the coastline and take a dip in the water along the way? If the answer is yes, you will love the Coogee to Bondi Coastal Walk. Not only will you visit two of Sydney’s best beaches, but you will also …

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Bridge Climb: Photos, Tour Options & Is It Worth It?

Tyler Australia 1 Comment

The Sydney Bridge Climb is one of the top attractions in Sydney, Australia. Scaling this bridge and enjoying the views of Sydney Harbour and the Opera House makes for an unforgettable experience. During our second visit to Sydney in May of 2023, we decided to experience this amazing bridge up close by climbing the bridge with BridgeClimb Sydney. In this …

Barossa Valley

Wine Tasting in Barossa Valley: 13 Outstanding Wineries to Visit

Julie Australia 2 Comments

Barossa Valley is one of Australia’s most famous wine regions. This globally renowned region is well known for its Shiraz, a big, bold red wine. It is also home to some of the most famous names in Australian wine, including Langmeil, Peter Lehmann, and Penfolds, as well as some smaller family run wineries. There is a long list of great …

McLaren Vale in May

McLaren Vale Uncorked: A Guide to 18 Exceptional Wineries in the Region

Julie Australia 3 Comments

McLaren Vale…welcome to one of our favorite places in Australia. The wine that is produced in this region is outstanding…big, bold Shirazes, fruity Cabernet Sauvignons, and full-bodied Chardonnays. We have traveled to wine regions throughout the world, including France, Italy, South Africa, Argentina, Chile, New Zealand, and the USA. South Australia is by far one of our favorites, and in …

Bruny Island Australia

6 Must-Have Experiences on Bruny Island, Tasmania

Julie Australia 1 Comment

Bruny Island is one of Tasmania’s southernmost islands. Covered in eucalyptus forests with long stretches of rocky coastlines and beaches, this island feels rugged and remote. But it is just a twenty minute ferry ride away from the mainland of Tasmania. Bruny Island is really two islands connected by a thin isthmus of sand. Approximately 620 people call this island …

Melbourne Coffee

8 Must-Have Experiences in Melbourne, Australia

Julie Australia 6 Comments

Melbourne is our favorite city in Australia. Yes, it even beats Sydney. Clean, quiet, compact, with tons to do, we fell in love with this city. It may not have the big sights like the Sydney Opera House and the Harbor Bridge, but there is a laid-back vibe in Melbourne. This is a place that welcomes you and makes you …

Zoos in Australia

A Tale of Two Zoos

Julie Australia 8 Comments

Did you know that Australia is home to more species of animal than any other country in the world that can kill you? Did you know that there are people in Australia crazy enough to pick them up and show them to you? Most people are familiar with Steve Irwin, aka the Crocodile Hunter, who wrestled crocodiles, captured poisonous snakes, …

Sea Turtle GBR

The Great Barrier Reef: Cruising to Lady Musgrave Island

Julie Australia 8 Comments

Before the start of our year long trip, we all had an activity that was a “must do.”  For Kara, that “must do” activity was to go snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef.  We were all in agreement that we could not visit Australia without paying a visit to this natural wonder of the world, so our journey through Australia …

Kings Canyon

How to Hike the Rim Walk at Kings Canyon, Australia

Julie Australia 5 Comments

Many people who travel to Australia visit Uluru. How can you miss seeing Australia’s most popular natural attraction? But there is a lot more out here than just a large, red rock plunked down in the outback. It can be hard to justify flying all the way to the Red Centre, only to spend a day or two viewing Uluru, …

Uluru

Journey to the Red Center of Australia

Julie Australia 5 Comments

For the four of us, a visit to Australia would not be complete without a journey to the red center of Australia. We just had to see Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, plunked down in the center of the desert. This article was originally written in 2015 during our trip around the world. It is updated on a regular …

Great Ocean Road

One Day Road Trip on the Great Ocean Road, Australia

Julie Australia 4 Comments

The Great Ocean Road is one of Australia’s great drives.  It is comparable to Big Sur in California with coastal views, winding roads, and many, many scenic viewpoints.  For many people, the Great Ocean Road is a highlight when visiting Australia. There’s a lot to see and do along the way. In this post, we cover the best spots to …

Wine Tasting Australia

Wine Tasting in Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale: Our Experience in 2015

Julie Australia 8 Comments

The area around Adelaide is Australia’s premiere wine region. Sitting around Adelaide are Barossa Valley, Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale, and Clare Valley. Some people say that Barossa is the best and most well known, with McLaren Vale a few spots lower down on the list. The area around Adelaide produces some of the world’s best Shiraz, as well as very …

Ghost Stories

5 Amazing Things to Do on the Tasman Peninsula, Australia

Julie Australia 6 Comments

The Tasman Peninsula may look small on a map, but there is a lot to do here. Speed boat cruises, ghost tours, hiking, touring one of Australia’s many penitentiaries, bird watching, whale watching, multi-day trekking…lots of great activities to choose from! The Tasman Peninsula is located one hour away from Tasmania’s capital city, Hobart. We used this is our home base …

Wineglass Bay

Now We Can Call Ourselves Bushwalkers

Julie Australia 2 Comments

In Norway and Italy we were hikers. In Nepal we were trekkers. In New Zealand we were trampers. Now that we are in Australia and successfully hiked the Wineglass Bay Circuit, we can call ourselves bushwalkers. We had a week to spend in Tasmania, and like always, we were on the lookout for some of the best hikes (or bushwalks, …