Tortoise on the Move

October 28, 2014

The Weekend Series: Blue Mountains

Three Sisters

Fun Fact: The Blue Mountains are not technically mountains, but rather an uplifted plateau divided up by a number of rivers.


October 23, 2014

Gallery: Tasmania Spring Holiday

Wineglass Bay

“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quiestest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.” – Pat Conroy


October 16, 2014

Aussie Road Trip: Great Ocean Road and Grampians National Park

Loch Ard Gorge

Fun Fact: There were never actually 12 Apostles along the Great Ocean Road; the name just sounded better than Sow and Piglets, the name of the site until 1922. Today, the 8 limestone rockstacks remaining are still known as the Twelve Apostles.

Itinerary at a Glance:

Day 1: Launceston, Tasmania (travel day) and Melbourne, Victoria (quick city tour)

Day 2: Melbourne (Queen Victoria Markets), Great Ocean Road (Torquay, Aireys Inlet, Apollo Bay, Port Campbell)

Day 3: Great Ocean Road (Gibson Steps, Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, The Arch, London Bridge, The Grotto, Bay of Martyrs, Warnambool) and Grampians National Park (Halls Gap, Reeds Lookout)

Day 4: Grampians National Park (Balconies, MacKenzie Falls, Boroka Lookout)

Day 5: Grampians to Melbourne to Canberra


October 12, 2014

Tasmania: 4 Days on the Apple Isle’s East Coast

Bicheno Blowhole

Fun fact: Tasmanians can also be called Taswegians.

Itinerary at a Glance:

Day 1: Hobart (Mount Wellington and MONA) and Port Arthur (ghost tour)

Day 2: Tasman Peninsula (Fossil Bay Lookout, Tasman Arch, Devils Kitchen) and Freycinet National Park (Wineglass Bay and Sleepy Bay)

Day 3: Bay of Fires and Launceston

Day 4: Launceston (Cataract Gorge, City Park, Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery) and Low Head (lighthouse)

Sleepy Bay, Freycinet National Park

Sleepy Bay, Freycinet National Park