March of this year my partner and I went on a small adventure that started in The Barossa Valley in South Australia and ended in the always very cultural city of Melbourne, Victoria.
Our trip started by flying into Adelaide and picking up our hire car (a very comfortable 2012 Volkswagen Passat) and immediately driving straight to a small little beach town just outside Adelaide called Glenelg (such a cute place). After spending the morning in Glenelg we then drove back to Adelaide city to roam around and take photos, have a beer and relax at the thought of being on holidays.
The following day we headed up to the Barossa Valley to start our tour of the famous wine country.
There is something very special looking to the Barossa in summer. Everywhere you look is a yellow grassy hill, with spots of dark green where the vines are growing the grapes. The landscape was very intriguing to me, I have never seen so much yellow! And to have a backdrop of perfect cerulean blue sky was just so picturesque. Our stay in the beautiful Barossa Valley was a short and sweet four day. We did as one does in wine country, and drank wine, ate delicious food, visited beautiful wineries and picked up a few drinkable souvenirs along the way.
After our stay the Barossa Valley we headed South East towards the Great Ocean Road. We past through many one road towns, a massive pine forest that went on for what seemed forever, passed by the 12 (now 6 I think?) Apostles, many beautiful landscapes and many winding roads.
After two days on the road and a stop over in Warnambool, we made it to Melbourne.
I have made many trips to Melbourne over the years and I always seem to find something to photograph in the city. Our stay in Melbourne consisted of spending time family and friends, my partner seeing the formula one, myself going to the art galleries. We also spent a day in St Kilda, and a day in the City and finally visiting the International Flower Convention before flying back to home to Queensland.
Our trip left me longing to see more of Adelaide and the Barossa Valley especially when it cooled down and turned lush and green, and with Melbourne always having something to photograph I think another trip will be in order in the few years.
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