Oliver’s Hill Lookout @ Frankston

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to visit the coastal regions of the Mornington Peninsula. One spot of interest for photographers, travelers, and landscape admirers alike is Oliver’s Hill Lookout located along the Nepean Highway. For the most part, Nepean Highway is fairly flat. It raises substantially just on the outskirts of Frankston,making…

Valley of 1000 Hills @Murchison Gap Lookout

Last Wednesday, it was a sunny and beautiful 25 degrees. Making the most of this very good (and rare) weather, I headed towards Strath Creek in the north-eastern regions of Victoria.  It was a leisurely country drive for the most part. From where I live in the Eastern suburbs, the most direct route to Strath…

Beautiful Landscapes @ Alowyn Gardens & Nursery

Exams are over, university is done (for now), and the weather is getting warmer, so what does that mean? It’s roadtrip and travel season again. Last week’s roadtrippin’ took us along the picturesque Melba Highway, to the heart of the beautiful Yarra Valley yet again. We went to visit Alowyn Gardens & Nursery which is right next door to the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery.Check out my blog post about the chocolaterie here.

The first time I visited Alowyn Gardens, it was during the Winter of last year. Many of the gardens weren’t in bloom but I knew immediately that I had to visit again during the Spring to capture the landscape at its best.

Colorful Brunch @ Three Monkeys Place

Found another local goodie on the east side of town! Three Monkeys Place is a small but cosy cafe in the busy Jackson Court area just 10 min from Doncaster Shopping Center. There’s a huge car park in front of the cafe so that is another bonus of eating here.The number of items on their…

Life Update 4# My first photography exhibition

Two weeks ago, I was invited to Offset Journal’s 16th year launch at MetroWest in Footscray. It was my first ever photography exhibition, so I did not know what to expect. Making the most out of the situation, I went all-out and printed off DIY business card and flyers to hand out. In retrospect, I…

Canola Field Hunting @ Melbourne

Last years this time, I found out about the Canola Fields out in the regional / rural parts of Melbourne. Being the budding photography and keen road-tripper than I am, of course I had to go and make my mark on those fields of gold. Read the original blog post here. A year has gone…

Cherry Blossoms @ Warrandyte

The warmer seasons are coming and it is around about now each year that I think to myself, the best months of the year are nearly here. Hello summer, hello holidays and hello roadtrips. I am not sure if other people are like this, but ever since I was old enough to appreciate the weather…

Life Update 3# Another Year Older Another Year Wiser (maybe)

University has officially started and so has placement. What’s up ahead for me is a busy 9 weeks of study, work, study, work. You know, taking time to write these blog entries as well as to edit the photos to accompany the text takes on average > 2hrs. Hopefully with this busy time coming ahead of…

Surprises @ Lillydale Lake

Three things about Lillydale Lake surprised me. First surprise was the beauty and peacefulness of the place. I didn’t expect it to be that pretty but it was. The lake was a crystal blue colour, the golden hour sun radiating its beams onto the lakes surface, reflecting the sky like a mirror. There were lots of hills, open grassy areas, a man made beach, a harbor, and numerous fishing areas. It was quite the little paradise.

Winter Delights @ Baba Sus

Last week I went to Baba Sus again to try out their new winter menu. What a delight it was!  As per tradition, we could not go to Baba Sus without ordering their signature Hong Kong Egg Waffle. Read my earlier review of Baba Sus at “Hong Kong Egg Waffles” In addition to the waffles,…

Ice Cream Quirks @ Aqua S

In the foodie world, anything that is quirky tends to become a massive hit. For example, when milkshakes evolved into freakshakes, a spam load of photos appeared on Instagram of these mammoth sized drinks. What’s another trending hit? If you ask me, I would say the quirky blue ice creams from Aqua S.

Sweeping Sea views @ Arthurs Seat

Every time the weekend comes, we are always blessed with good weather. Mon-Fri, you see gloomy grey winter skies and rain, but Saturday and Sunday arrives and hello sunshine. Making the most of this exceptionally good weather, off I went on another roadtrip. This time, we went to Arthurs Seat. The first two times I was there, I just passing by and never really got to stop and appreciate the views. This time, I made sure to stop by at every possible lookout point and take as many photos as I could.

Arthurs Seat is the highest point of the Mornington Peninsular Region. It is dotted with lookout points, picnic areas, walking tracks and lots of tourist attractions! The road up the summit is called Arthurs Seat Road as creative as a road name gets. It is fun to drive along because it isn’t too narrow where you are consonantly fretting about going over the line or giving way to cars coming in the opposite direction. It is wide, up-hill, twisty and the views alongside it are spectacular.