Category Archives: Australia

UNESCO Hunt #8 : Sydney Opera House, Australia

  UNESCO Site #166 Says:  “The Sydney Opera House comprises three groups of interlocking vaulted ‘shells’ which roof two main performance halls and a restaurant. These shell-structures are set upon a vast platform and are surrounded by terrace areas that ...

The Featherdale Wildlife Park in Sydney

Being in Sydney or any parts of Australia would not be complete if we did not visit any of the Wildlife Park. I have to thank Ramble and Wander for suggesting the Featherdale Wildlife Park which is an hours distance ...

Sydney: The City and the Wildlife (Itinerary)

This was my first trip to Sydney and although I have more often preferred to travel to non-city areas, it turned out to be a wonderful experience. Sydney is one of the busiest cities of the world which is abundance ...

Visiting Derwent Valley Vineyard in Tasmania

  It was such a nice weather to begin with this morning and we took advantage of that by driving around Tasmania and ended up in a local vineyard in Derwent Valley. The journey was peaceful with lush greeneries and ...

Eating at Cadbury Chocolate Factory, Tasmania

  This was one of the best part of being in Tasmania besides enjoying the outdoors.The Cadbury Chocolate Factory is a working chocolate factory belonging to Kraft Foods family in Claremont, Tasmania. John Cadbury first opened his shop in 1824 selling ...

Shopping in Salamanca Square, Tasmania

Every Saturday from 8:30am to 3:00pm you will be able to find the sights, sounds, flavours of Australia’s best outdoor market here in Salamanca Square. This place attracts thousands of locals and visitors each year as they come to visit ...

Strolling along Elizabeth Street Pier, Tasmania

  The Elizabeth Street Pier is a few walks away from Salamanca Place, Battery Point and it has a nice view of yachts owned by the rich & famous. It’s a nice place to enjoy the sunset or take a ...

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Tasmania

The word Bonorong stands for injured and orphaned wildlife in Aboriginal meaning and these animals were brought here to shelter them from the wild. The sanctuary don’t call themselves a zoo by the way, but more of a shelter for these animals ...

Tasmania: Up Mount Wellington

Mount Wellington or Kunanyi as it’s fondly known here in Tasmania is a hill that looks over the city of Hobart. At 4,170 ft from the ground, Mount Wellington is accessible from Hobart, Glenorchy and other areas, connecting the city ...

Hobart Town, Tasmania

  Tasmania or Tassie is an island state, part of the Commonwealth of Australia, located 240 kilometres to the south of the Australian continent, separated by Bass Strait. (Wikipedia) We made our way to Tasmania via JetStar. I was dozing ...

The Melbourne Series: Victoria Market

  Visiting Victoria Market.  The last day of the Melbourne Series and I’m already starting to miss this colourful place. When we first arrived in Melbourne, this was one of the first few places that I spotted from our car. ...

The Melbourne Series: Mining for Gold

  Driving to Sovereign Hill.  It was quite tricky to find this place as it’s located in a housing area. We saw houses but couldn’t pin down the gold mine until we saw a signboard that said Gold Museum. Wow. ...

The Melbourne Series: The Great Ocean Road

  Road trip to the Great Ocean Road.  The day finally came! The drive to The Great Ocean Road which spans across 243km with views of the gorgeous sea. The drive from Melbourne City took us 2.5 hours thanks again ...