The Great Ocean Road | Victoria Photo Diary

It has been a long time dream of mine to see the 12 Apostles with my very own eyes for as long as I could remember. These things might just be huge rocks to others but to me they are more like art forms that nature moulded and is continuing to mould as time passes. And apparently, there are about 9 Apostles left! (sad face)

To my surprise, There were other versions of the 12 Apostles along the coast of Port Campbell and they were just as beautiful! We took a tour bus there because we found it would be less of a hassle than renting a car and navigating our way there. So we booked a tour through Viator and chose this specific tour. I wouldn’t say this was the most “fun” tour I have been on because a 14 hour day tour is NO FUN. But the views we saw were simply breathtaking(in my opinion). Some might disagree.

Aside from the 12 Apostles, we got to see the London Bridge(not in actual London), The Arch, Loch Ard Gorge, The Grotto, Bay of Martyrs and stopped by Port Campbell for a quick lunch. I would be lying if I said that the tour didn’t tire me out because it definitely did. But it was so worth it though!


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It was a 15 minute walk to see the 12 Apostles from the visitor’s parking because the coastline continues to recede. Global warming 😦 But look at what you are welcomed with… It was definitely one of those “I am so lucky to be here” moments. 
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This is a close-up of how they actually look like. I wish we were able to go down. But thinking how dangerous that might be… Nevermind.
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This area was a well equipped tourist area because they literally had railings to see this beauty all through the coast line.  

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The first peak we went to when we reach Loch Ard Gorge.
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I fell in love with the patterns of the sandstone cliffs, if you didn’t notice by now.

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Upon reaching the cove-like beach at the Loch Ard Gorge.
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Heading down to the water. Just a heads up! The stairway wasn’t bad at all. Any able person who can normally climb stairs won’t find it hard to do this.
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I don’t actually know the man in this photo but he was a good subject for this photo!
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View from the stairs above.
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This was at The Arch, which I didn’t really find that too amusing but the scenery was beautiful nonetheless.

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I was really obsessed with how my camera picked up the texture of the shrubs. 
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Coast of London Bridge
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The London Bridge. The connecting part actually already collapsed years ago. There was a funny story about it as well. 
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The Grotto. I have to say that it was very pretty down there because I did do a trek all the way down, but there were too many flies for me to function normally(city girl problems) and the line to take the photo at the actual grotto was too long. So I just took my photos and left.
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Upon entering our last stop at the Bay of Martyrs, I got this serene but eerie feeling. I thought that it could’ve been the weather because the sun was setting but I couldn’t help but feel a bit heavy for no apparent reason. It turns out that this was where hundreds of problematic Aboriginal people were killed/slaughtered before, hence the name Bay of Martyrs.

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I still found it so beautiful nonetheless. 

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So should you try this out? Definitely, if you have the luxury of time and resources to make it happen. But an overnight itinerary to do all this would be less tiring for you, if you were to make this a road trip. THE VIEWS THOUGH! Editing all my photos from this specific day, instantly made me so sentimental about my whole trip to Australia. 


**All photos and video were taken with a Sony A6000**

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A Day In The Yarra Valley | Victoria Photo Diary

The Yarra Valley is known to be the best place to visit wineries in Australia, if not, the best place in the Australia and Asiana region(my opinion). This locale has over 100 wineries that grow and produce there own unique blend. The wineries in the area also vary in size. A few are world renowned wine vineyard, while plenty are modest mom and pop estates within the valley. 

In planning this little day excursion, we booked a private tour with Wild Wombat Winery Tours through the Viator website. This is the exact tour we booked, link here! I HIGHLY recommend our tour guide, Gary if you find yourself booking a tour with this company. He made sure we were having the best time, from start to end.


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The first winery we visited was Corniola. This was a winery solely ran by an Italian couple. I found that it was the most authentic among all the wineries we visited. I especially really loved their home blend of Rose. Hands down the best I have ever tried.
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The wine tasting was led my the husband and let me tell you, he made sure we did not so thirsty.

dsc08903ccCorniola website: http://www.corniolawines.com.au/

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Dixon’s Creek had such a picturesque view from the tasting deck accompanied with some mixed blends of Sauvignon Blanc and Dom Perignon. By this time, we were already very tipsy. Haha!

dsc08956ccDixon’s Creek Website: https://dixonscreekestate.com.au/

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The De Bortoli has got to be the most extravagant(in a good way) winery we visited. They had perfectly manicured vineyards lined with some beautiful cherry blossom-esque trees. This was also where we had our lunch and (another) wine tasting.

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dsc08997ccDe Bortoli’s website: http://www.debortoli.com.au/

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Yileena Park was the last winery we visited. It was also ran by a couple and aside from producing such lovely wine, they grew cattle and sheep as well. Their wines had similar characteristics as Corniola. The tasting area was beautifully situated at the center of their property. I could’ve sat outside for hours.

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Before heading back to the city, I(yes, it had to be me) asked our tour guide, Gary if I could see the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie because my good friend recommended it! Plus, I love me some sweetened cocoa. 

This is their website: http://www.yileenapark.com.au/

I am no wine connoissuer but I do love my glass of wine(or two) every now and then. This has got to be one of the best day excursions I have ever took with my family. But bear in mind that we were all of age to consume alcohol and responsible drinkers. 

Let me stress this one more time(for the love of Gary), I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who just enjoys company of kind strangers who share the same love for wine as you. Drink responsibly! 


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Postcards from Australia | Travel Photo Diary

This post that is entitled “Postcards from Australia” shows you the other side of what you usually see in the usual postcards because there is more to Sydney than the Opera House and the Harbor Bridge. Sydney is also known to have beautiful coastal landscapes and views in general due to the cities’ topography.

Having been in Australia for almost two weeks now, it has been nothing short of amazing. I am currently running around Melbourne and experiencing what sites it has to offer(post about this city soon). I have been documenting my trip everyday via my IPhone 6 and my Sony A6000. I hope these little adventures of mine inspire you to step out of your comfort zones and experience new things.


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Cogee Beach, Sydney, Australia
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Cogee Beach, Sydney, Australia
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Kite Festival 2016, Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia
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Bronte Beach, Sydney, Australia
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Kite Festival 2016, Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia
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The Quadrangle, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
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Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia
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Sydney Ferry to Watsons Bay

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