Month: March 2015

A 3 day recipe to get a taste of the Gippslands

When you visited most of the highlights of Victoria, then it’s time to push yourself beyond. And with beyond I mean the Gippslands. What I’m proposing to you it’s a 3 day trip to see what you have to see around this area, but of course you can extend your stay. Day 1 – Get a flavour of enchanting Wilsons Promontory Day 2 – 90 miles beach and the Lakes Entrance area Day 3 – enjoy the Gippsland a bit more before making your way back through Walhalla Day 1 Wilsons Prom, as it’s known, is about 3hours away from Melbourne. I suggest you make a coffee stop at 2/3 of the way in Meeniyan where there are nice little cafes, like The Meeniyan Store where you can also indulge in quite good treats, also gluten free like the Nougat one, and top up on organic fruit & veg and home-made produce such as jams, sauces, chutneys, fruit in Syrup. Cruise till the Prom and then onto Squeaky Beach where you can admire the amazing …

At least 7 things to do in Phillip Island on a day trip // Almeno 7 cose da fare a Phillip Island

Phillip Island is definitely an option for a day trip, although I’d recommend not to leave this trip as the last one around Victoria or you risk being disappointed, at least by the towns on the island. The nature, as always in Australia, is just amazing. A good plan, if you don’t want to just enjoy the beach, is to start with a quick visit to (1) Churchill Island Farmers Market, on in the morning every 4th Saturday of the month until 1pm. You can find the usual: flowers, fruit & veg, jams, some meats, homemade sweets, sauces and pasta and also nuts for example. We bought some granola and honey crunch macadamia from Twins Pantry. Then we went to (2) Cowes for a brunch at Madcowes. Don’t expect the typical Melbourne “designer/hipster” type of place, but the food is good. Our choice, eggs benedict with spinach for me and with baked beans for Carlo. There are a couple of other options that look inviting at the entrance of Cowes and on the main street …