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Travel With Bender

Uncovering the best family holidays

Victoria, Australia

March - April 2015

We stayed in Melbourne, Australia's 2nd largest city, for 6 weeks to spend time with family. But we also took the opportunity to see some of the amazing sights around the area like a road trip along the Great Ocean Road, the famous Brighton Beach and much more. 

  • Phillip Island Day Trip With The Smallest Penguins In The World

    Phillip Island Day Trip With The Smallest Penguins In The World

    Victoria

    Located about 90 minutes southeast from Melbourne, Phillip Island is easily accessible by car. This island was surprisingly chocked full of things to do, and in 1 day we visited a heritage farm, koala conservation centre, seal sightseeing, and spotted the smallest penguins in the world.

  • Melbourne’s Helicopter Tour: 1 Step To Feel Like a Celebrity

    Melbourne’s Helicopter Tour: 1 Step To Feel Like a Celebrity

    Victoria

    Have you ever experienced the thrill of a private helicopter flight? Follow our experience to find out everything you need to know before stepping foot on the tarmac. Or just enjoy our incredibly beautiful photos that you won’t find from any other vantage point.

  • Great Ocean Road 2-Day Drive: 8 Places You Have To Stop

    Great Ocean Road 2-Day Drive: 8 Places You Have To Stop

    Victoria

    Originally our plans to visit the Twelve Apostles were only for a day trip, but considering we yearned to explore the scenic Great Ocean Road we quickly devised a spontaneous overnighter and decided 2 days would be best. Find out where you should stop on this world renowned scenic drive.

  • 10 Things To Do With Kids In Melbourne

    10 Things To Do With Kids In Melbourne

    Victoria

    There are so many things to do with kids in Melbourne, Australia, where were we going to start? Well, this list is a handy starting point which covers theme parks, beaches and day trips. Enjoy!

  • 5 Reasons To Love Melbourne

    5 Reasons To Love Melbourne

    Victoria

    Melbourne is a steaming melting pot of cultures from around the world. The weather is unpredictable and can be down right horrid at times, but it’s still easy to see why people fall in love with Melbourne. After all, we did.

  • 5 Deadliest Australian Animals: Can You Eat Them?

    5 Deadliest Australian Animals: Can You Eat Them?

    Victoria

    We recently wrote a post about Australia’s cutest animals and answered the tough questions… like could you could eat them. Well, there are plenty of other animals in Australia that are not so cute. Ones that we hope never to meet in the wild… but it would be a different story on my dinner plate.

  • 9 Cutest Australian Animals: Can You Eat Them?

    9 Cutest Australian Animals: Can You Eat Them?

    Victoria

    Australia is blessed with an abundant array of unique animals, especially cute ones. But what may surprise you is that some of them are perfectly edible. Find out what beautiful creatures make it onto the dinner plate around Australia.