A wine weekend in Orange

We love wine tasting and there isn’t anything better than a day of wine tasting..? Unless it’s a long weekend of wine tasting!!! We have found the wine in Australia quite different to what we are used to in South Africa. The wine selection here is HUGE and when we go to the bottle store…

A night in the Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountain are known for dramatic views, eucalyptus forests, cascading waterfalls, bush walks and cute historic towns. Only a 90 minute drive from Sydney CBD, the Blue Mountains is the perfect place to getaway for a night or even a week. We had already booked our accommodation in Katoomba at the historic Carrington Hotel. So…

Taronga Zoo to Balmoral Beach walk

An easy walk from Taronga Zoo to Balmoral beach that follows the harbour shoreline past tiny harbour beaches, historic sites and bushland. Pack your water bottles, sunblock, snacks or a picnic, your swimmers and a towel and hop on the ferry towards Taronga zoo. Oh and don’t forget your camera or camera phone! Click here…

Our favourite Hunter Valley wineries

Before we moved to Australia, we lived in picturesque Cape Town, South Africa. Here we where we were extremely spoilt with amazing wineries just an hours drive away. Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Somerset West in the Western Cape arguably have some of the best wineries and tasting rooms in the world! This being said, we have…

Sals Secret Spot & our top things to do in Uluwatu

We landed in Bali on Saka New Year’s Eve an evening of celebrations, street parades & excitement, this also meant that finding a taxi to take us to Uluwatu (about an hour drive from the airport) would prove difficult! After a bit of haggling, we eventually managed to find a taxi driver willing to drive…

Our list of things to do in Ubud, Bali

There is something about Ubud that forces you to slow down and look at life differently. We have now visited Ubud twice in one year and still get the same relaxed feeling when we are there. Ubud manages to reflect the unique Balinese way of life whilst oozing charm and a low-key vibe that is…

Melbourne Musts

Melbourne is a beautiful coastal city, located on the Yarra River in the state of Victoria, Australia. Its bustling city centre has many charming old buildings, thousands of restaurants and coffee shops and plenty of cultural events, performed on the banks of the Yarra River and city streets. Our Melbourne Musts: Besides for spending hours…

Beautiful hikes in Cape Town

We love exploring the great outdoors and one of our favourite things to do on the weekend is to go out for a hike. Each weekend we try to tackle a new hike, as there are so many beautiful one’s in and around Cape Town. Below are a few of our favourites that we would suggest….

The scenic Spit to Manly walk

The Spit to Manly walk is a picturesque walk that takes you through a mix of bushland and harbourside trails. This scenic route takes you past many secluded beaches and panoramic lookout points. The Spit to Manly walk is easily accessible from Sydney city centre via public transport. You can choose to do the walk from Spit…

Secluded Resolute Beach at Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Looking for a secluded beach close to Sydney? Believe it or not, they do exist! Resolute Beach at Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park will make you feel like you have been transported to a tropical island! All while getting some exercise in the process. Pack a picnic, water, swimwear, beach towel and some sunblock and drive…

Bushwalk: America Bay track at Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

A mere hours drive from Sydney’s CBD lies the beautiful Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park With its breathtaking views, iconic Australian bushland and ancient Aboriginal engravings, this is the perfect day trip for anyone looking to get away from the city. Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park stretches across Sydney’s north, encompassed by rivers, creeks and even the…

Sydney’s Hermitage Foreshore walk – What spectacular views!

There is no better way to warm up on a chilly winters day than a nice brisk walk! A couple of weekends ago we did the Hermitage Foreshore walk which follows the ocean and has the most spectacular views of Sydney Harbour, the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House as well as great swimming beaches and parks for picnicking.