Australia & New Zealand

Tales, adventures and photography from Australian & New Zealand.
beechworth honey discovery

MELBOURNE | Beechworth Honey Discovery is located in the historic Bank of NSW building in Beechworth and gives visitors, well, the opportunity to discover honey. The cafe features a range of honey inspired creations like nougat, cakes, sparkling drinks, juices and milkshakes. We particularly love the fantastic mulled honey which

wine compass wine tours yarra valley

MELBOURNE | When you’re in your late teens/early 20s the focus of a wine tour tends to be how many places you can get to in a day, and how much free booze you can fit in during the day. It’s fun at the time, but after a few years

barossa valley wineries guide south australia

South Australia’s Barossa Valley wineries are famous around the world for their great wines across a range of styles and for good reason. There’s something for everyone, no matter what style one likes or what price range one is looking to buy in. It’s a beautiful part of the world

south australia natural beauty

Some say that a picture is worth a thousand words and, in the case of rural South Australia’s natural beauty we’d have to agree. Going through all of the photos from the Adelaide to Melbourne road trip that Lauren and I did, I’ve been constantly reminded of just how beautiful

triplet falls the otways

Triplet Falls in Victoria’s Great Otway National Park (The Otways) is a beautiful site that anyone visiting Victoria should make an effort to visit. As a Western Australian I was completely ignorant about the fact that Victoria even had rainforests. I’d heard of the Otways and the Great Ocean Road

umpherston sinkhole mount gambier south australia

The Umpherston Sinkhole in Mount Gambier, one of several caves and sinkholes in the town, was once a cave formed by the dissolution of limestone. The top of the chamber collapsed and the sinkhole was formed. Not much was thought of it until Scottish colonist, farmer and active community member James

blue lake mount gambier south australia

The Blue Lake in Mount Gambier is one of the most impressive natural formations that we’ve ever seen at The City Lane. It is one of 4 crater lakes (today only 2 remain) that were formed by an eruption of the volcano from which the town Mount Gambier was named

strawberry picking beerenberg farm south australia

The Beerenberg Farm in South Australia’s Hahndorf is something that the City Lane had no idea about until we found ourselves in South Australia. We were aware of the brand, with their tasty preserves and sauces being available across Australia and even overseas, but had no idea that there was

Driving from Adelaide to Melbourne is one of Australia’s best road trips as there’s so much to see along the way and it’s very forgiving – you can do it in a few days, or extend it out to a week or two. The only problem with the shorter version

victoria high country food drink

Recently, my wife and I had a weekend free in which to plan a short break. After looking at various options we settled on a 2 day road trip in Victoria’s High Country, focused on the King Valley and the Northern Leg of the Great Alpine Road, from Wangaratta to