Snorkelling in Melbourne? Yes, it’s a thing! Port Phillip Bay is filled with life and colours, and if you’re a keen snorkeller or diver it is not to be missed! Jawbone Marine Sanctuary is just 20 minutes from the CBD, so there is no excuse not to explore it. It is quite a sheltered spot and can be accessed in most conditions. Because of its proximity to the city, it is my go-to place when I just need a little bit of that ocean feeling. I have been there in both high and low tide, in southerly and northerly winds.
Torquay is the perfect weekend getaway from Melbourne. You don’t even need a car! We took public transport down on Friday night and back on Sunday around noon. You can take the train from Southern Cross to Geelong, where you can hop on a bus to Torquay. If sunrises aren’t your thing (eh?), there are plenty of places to eat and drink. And if you’re feeling like exploring, you can walk from Torquay to Bells Beach. There are plenty of lookouts on the way to capture that perfect instagram picture.
If you ever take a trip down to Great Ocean Road (a must do if you’re in Melbourne!), make a stop at The Great Ocean Road Wildlife Park where you can literally cuddle with dingos. No jokes. I repeat – you can CUDDLE with DINGOS. And they are adorable.
So, it appears that no one really knows about this “kangaroo island” in the city – not even the locals. But Google said it existed and everything on the internet is true, so we went for it. And what do you know, we found the roos!
You know how some places instantly feels like home? This was that kind of place. The kind of place where the next day is always better than the one before. Where content is constant and worries don’t exists. You spend your days in clear crispy waters and your nights under starlit skies to the soundtrack of rolling waves. And I never expected to find paradise in such a remote and rugged place.