Three Weeks in Melbourne and South East Australia

Great Ocean Road

Spending three weeks in south east Australia and the Melbourne area was the perfect end to my first trip flying half way across the world. Visiting Australia has been a dream as I have mentioned before. Years ago, I never would have imagined that for my 30th year I would travel to all of my turquoise destinations for 14 months. Flying from Canada to Australia, on the other side of the world, was well worth it. Ending my trip with friends whom I have known for years makes leaving Australia harder, yet has created lasting memories. Continue reading

Touring Healesville and the Yarra Ranges

Yarra Ranges National Park

Watch for wombats crossing!

Yarra Ranges National ParkThe Yarra Ranges National Park in Victoria, Australia located east of Melbourne houses a variety of bird species, mammals (including the cute and not so cuddly wombat and endangered Leadbeater’s Possum-i.e., the fairy possum), and lush prehistoric-like flora and fauna. Much of the Yarra Ranges is closed to public to protect Melbourne’s water supply. The small portion of the park that is open to the public, near the Yarra River, is considered a popular day trip destination for those who live in Melbourne. Ironically, my first day trip after landing in Melbourne in Eastern Australia was also to visit Healesville and the Yarra Ranges National Park. Continue reading