Hello everyone! I recently had the pleasure of visiting the stunning Mornington Peninsula and I can say with certainty that it is truly one of the most beautiful and diverse regions in Australia. From breathtaking coastal views to delicious local cuisine, there are endless things to enjoy on this magnificent piece of land.
Located just an hour’s drive from Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula is the perfect escape from the busy city life. Surrounded by the picturesque waters of Port Phillip Bay and Bass Strait, this peninsula offers a peaceful and serene environment that’s perfect for those looking to unwind and relax.
Here are 5 of my favorite experiences from my trip to the Mornington Peninsula:
- Scenic drives: The Mornington Peninsula is well-known for its scenic drives, and for good reason! Whether you’re driving along the coast road or exploring the winding roads of the interior, you’re sure to be treated to some breathtaking scenery. My personal favorite drive was along the coastline, where I was able to take in the crystal-clear waters and rolling hills that make this region so special.
- Hot springs: If you’re looking for a way to unwind and soothe sore muscles after a day of exploring, then a visit to the hot springs is a must. The peninsula is home to several hot springs that are fed by natural mineral water and are said to have therapeutic properties. Soaking in the warm waters and taking in the peaceful surroundings was the perfect way to end each day of my trip.
- Wine tasting: The Mornington Peninsula is renowned for its excellent wine, and with over 100 vineyards in the region, wine lovers are in for a real treat. From crisp and refreshing whites to bold and flavorful reds, there’s something for everyone here. The vineyards also offer breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape, making them the perfect place to stop for a relaxing picnic or simply to take in the scenery.
- Beaches: Whether you want to swim, sunbathe, or simply relax, the Mornington Peninsula’s beaches are the perfect place to do so. With miles of pristine sand and crystal-clear waters, you’re sure to find the perfect spot to spend the day. Some of the most popular beaches on the Mornington Peninsula include Mount Martha, Safety Beach, and Dromana, each offering its own unique charm.
- Local farmers markets: The local farmers markets are a great way to sample some of the delicious and fresh local produce, including cheeses, meats, fruits, and vegetables. These markets are held on weekends and are a great way to support local farmers and get a taste of the region’s diverse cuisine. Some of the most popular farmers markets on the Mornington Peninsula include the Red Hill Community Market and the Rosebud Country Market.
Whether you’re looking for a peaceful getaway or a fun-filled adventure, the Mornington Peninsula has something to offer everyone. I can’t wait to go back and explore more of this breathtaking region!
As a travel enthusiast, I recently visited the beautiful Yarra Valley in Australia and was blown away by its stunning scenery, rich history, and exciting activities. From vineyard tours to hot air balloon rides, there is something for everyone in this picturesque region. Here are seven must-experience activities during a trip to Yarra Valley:
- Winery Tours: Yarra Valley is known for its world-class wineries, producing some of the finest wines in the country. Take a tour of the vineyards, learn about the wine-making process, and sample some of the best wines. You can also take a scenic drive through the valley and visit several wineries in one day.
- Balloon Rides: Experience the Yarra Valley from a bird’s eye view with a hot air balloon ride. Glide over the rolling hills and stunning vineyards, taking in the breathtaking views and capturing memories that will last a lifetime.
- Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery: For those with a sweet tooth, a visit to the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery is a must. Watch chocolatiers at work, sample delicious chocolate, and enjoy a scoop of creamy ice cream.
- Tarrawarra Museum of Art: If you’re an art lover, don’t miss out on a visit to the Tarrawarra Museum of Art. This world-class museum is set in a beautiful location and showcases a variety of contemporary and modern art exhibitions.
- Yarra Valley Farmers’ Market: Get a taste of the local produce at the Yarra Valley Farmers’ Market. From fresh fruit and vegetables to locally made cheese and meats, this market is a great place to buy ingredients for a picnic or to enjoy a tasty breakfast or lunch.
- The Big 4 Healesville: Get up close and personal with some of Australia’s most iconic animals at The Big 4 Healesville. Take a guided tour, feed the kangaroos, and watch the koalas climb trees. This is a fun and educational experience for the whole family.
- The Dandenong Ranges National Park: Take a hike in the stunning Dandenong Ranges National Park and explore the lush forest, cascading waterfalls, and beautiful wildlife. Enjoy a picnic, take in the views, or simply relax in nature.
Overall, the Yarra Valley is a must-visit destination for anyone who loves food, wine, and outdoor activities. With so many amazing experiences to choose from, you’re sure to have a trip of a lifetime.
As an avid traveler, I have had the privilege of exploring some of the most beautiful destinations in the world, but South Gippsland in Australia holds a special place in my heart. This region is a true gem that offers a perfect blend of stunning natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and plenty of fun activities.
Here are six must-do activities that you must include in your itinerary when visiting South Gippsland:
- Explore the Wilsons Promontory National Park: This breathtaking natural reserve covers over 50,000 hectares and is famous for its rugged coastline, diverse wildlife, and stunning beaches. Hike through the lush rainforests, enjoy the scenic views from the summit of Mount Oberon, and keep an eye out for kangaroos along the way.
- Visit the Tarra-Bulga National Park: This park is home to some of the tallest trees in the world and boasts a unique ecosystem that includes a diverse range of flora and fauna. Take a stroll along the boardwalk, which offers stunning views of the lush rainforest and the Tarra River.
- Indulge in local cuisine: The Prom Country Farmers Market in Foster is a food lover’s paradise. Sample fresh, local produce and artisanal products, from organic fruits and vegetables to handcrafted cheeses and baked goods.
- Take a scenic drive: The South Gippsland Touring Route is a scenic drive that takes you through some of the most picturesque landscapes in the region. From rolling hills to lush rainforests, this route offers breathtaking views at every turn.
- Enjoy a relaxing soak: The Tarwin Lower Hot Springs are set amidst beautiful gardens and offer a peaceful escape from the stresses of everyday life. Soak in the warm waters and relax as you take in the stunning scenery.
- Get a taste of local culture: The town of Leongatha is famous for its vibrant arts and crafts scene. Visit the Leongatha Art Gallery to see works by local artists and artisans, and take a stroll through the historic town to see some beautiful examples of Victorian architecture.
In conclusion, South Gippsland is a destination that should be on every traveler’s bucket list. From stunning natural landscapes to rich cultural heritage and plenty of fun activities, this region has something for everyone. So pack your bags and head to South Gippsland today for an unforgettable adventure.
As a professional, I take my bookings seriously and require a deposit for all of them. Whether it’s a same-day booking, a tour booking, or even a booking for tomorrow, I will always ask for a deposit.
I have come to this decision for several reasons. Deposits help secure a time slot with me, and ensure that I only see genuine gentlemen who respect my time. I value quality over quantity, and deposits help me differentiate between genuine clients and timewasters.
Over the years, I have had my fair share of timewasters, and I’ve found that requiring a deposit is the best way to weed them out. This allows me to focus my energy on genuine clients who respect me and my time.
I understand that a deposit may not be ideal for everyone, but it’s important to me to provide a genuinely intimate service. By showing me that you respect me and my time, and understand that I want assurance of your genuineness, you help me provide you with the best possible experience.
I offer a range of discreet and easy-to-arrange deposit options, so feel free to reach out to me for more information.
I left May 15th for a trip to Moama as a client from years ago was wanting eagerly to see me. I drove as far as Heathcote, a very old town in Victoria. Decided to stay at one of the hotels. Lady that runs the pub was very friendly and showed me to my room. To the bar for a drink and showed them all my crocheting. Then a woman opened her phone and showed me photos of pretty rugs that she had made from crocheting too. Had dinner and relaxed in the bar.
Wednesday morning I left Heathcote and drove to Elmore for a quick stop to buy the local paper. There were 6 adverts in Adult Services. Arrived at Moama and checked into the unit. Unpacked the car and set things up ready for incalls.
A lot had happened since my last visit to Moama, August 2016 for an overnight booking with a regular. My previous visit was January 2014. Wednesday was a quiet day, sometimes it is like that. Thursday, Friday and Saturday were busy which is a good thing. Saturday morning I played tourist of the Old Port of Echuca area. The Moama Bowling Club are now offering FREE Mary-Anne river cruises on a paddle steamer on Saturday’s only. Beside the river there are 2 trees heavily nailed with thongs from different people. Took photos of the trees and posted on Twitter. Walking along the old port area up to where John Weaver, builder, erected a unique building of six small rooms as a Brothel in 1869. It is the only classified brothel in Victoria.
Whilst walking around my phone rang 3 times, 3 bookings were made for that afternoon. Had another booking at 7pm for 2 hours. One wanted to see me because of the word “country” and he was a lovely gent.
I love walking around towns and looking at the shops, museums and trying out different restaurants. Echuca is home to a Holden car Museum.
Planning another country trip soon. If you would like to see me along my travels.? Just give me a quick text with – Your Name, age and the town or area you are from. I would be more than happy to see you.
Linda – a country lady x