2510, 2012

Melbourne, Australia

By |October 25th, 2012|Australia, Ports & Destinations|0 Comments

The Australian city of Melbourne has something to offer people of all ages and tastes. The city centre is only a short journey from where your cruise ship will dock. Ships usually dock at Station Pier, around 15 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD, and the majority of cruise lines will offer a shuttle bus service into the city.

Melbourne is a very […]

2708, 2012

Bondi or Manly?

By |August 27th, 2012|Australia|6 Comments

Before I left for Australia I spoke to loads of people who’d been before. I asked for advice on where to go and what to see in Sydney, and was recommended both Bondi beach and Manly beach by numerous people. I had time to visit both, but if you’re on a quick visit to the area and only have time to check out one […]

806, 2012

Friday Photo – Sydney Harbour Sunset

By |June 8th, 2012|Australia|2 Comments

It’s almost the weekend folks, so that means it’s time for my Friday Photo!

This weeks photo is of Sydney’s famous Bridge and Opera House. I captured this photo at sunset from Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair near the beautiful Botanic Gardens. This was a great spot in the city for amazing views over the Harbour and beyond. I adore sunsets and I […]

606, 2012

Aussie Rules Football

By |June 6th, 2012|Australia|4 Comments

While I was in Australia I was determined to go and see an Aussie rules football match. I absolutely adore normal football (or soccer as some of you may know it!) and support both a Scottish team and a Spanish team so I was interested to see how AFL could compare.

My brother booked us tickets to see the West Coast […]

406, 2012

Girls Travelling Solo

By |June 4th, 2012|Australia|2 Comments

When I booked my trip to Australia and told people my itinerary I would by flying to Melbourne and spending time there alone- I was met with a similar reaction each time. People were shocked, and told me I was brave for travelling solo. One friend even began asking what would happen if something went wrong on my trip. ‘What if […]

3005, 2012

Why I Didn’t Fall in Love with Australia

By |May 30th, 2012|Australia|21 Comments

When I booked my trip to Australia and started to tell people that I was going, I was constantly met with ‘oh, you’re not going to want to come back!’ and I started to think maybe I wouldn’t. I know so many people who have recently moved to the land down under, or have spent an extended period of time […]

2705, 2012

The Great Ocean Road

By |May 27th, 2012|Australia|5 Comments

Almost everyone who knew I was going to Melbourne vehemently insisted I visit The Great Ocean Road, and by the time the 20th person had recommended it to me I knew it had to be something special.
I wasn’t disappointed.
I booked my tour with Wildlife Tours, simply because a friend had been with them before and recommended them. Our tour was on […]

2105, 2012

Amazing Australian Sunsets

By |May 21st, 2012|Australia|2 Comments

I adore sunsets. Watching the sky change as the daylight fades and brings with it the dark of night is always fascinating. While I was in Australia I was lucky enough to see some of the best sunsets I’ve ever experienced, so I wanted to share a few of them with you all.

Which is your favourite sunset? And where have you seen […]

1805, 2012

Shopping in Melbourne

By |May 18th, 2012|Australia|0 Comments

While I was in Melbourne, I visited the Queen Victoria Market- a sprawling, busy, open-air market, selling everything from delicious fresh produce to clothes and handbags. Open everyday except Monday and Wednesday, the market attracts visitors and locals alike, all of whom are keen to find good quality products at great prices.

The markets themselves sold so much amazing food that, if […]

1505, 2012

Sydney’s Best Bars

By |May 15th, 2012|Australia|8 Comments

After weeks of studying hard for my finals at University, I arrived in Sydney in definite need of a stiff drink, or ten. I came across some great bars in Sydney during my trip and here’s a selection of my favourites.
Hotel CBD Bar

This bar is in York Street, a little off the main tourist bar area, and as such it’s much […]