Australia: Mooloolaba and Melbourne


If you have yet to see blog post number one from my trip, pause and head here. 

Sunshine Coast : Mooloolaba

This is where Maple and I parted ways and I went to relax poolside for 6 days in Mooloolaba. While it may sound silly to spend 6 days in a new country not doing much… these six days were glorious. From amazing Airbnb hosts to the beautiful beach and scenery, I would go back in a heart beat. This isn’t a place for you die hard party goers, this is a place where you can read books, have your morning coffee and be in bed by 9 (or 8 if you’re me). The highlight of it all was taking an uber out to the Glass Mountains and hiking Mt. Ngun Ngun. It was a simple hike with tremendous reward. 

Glass Mountains: Mt. Ngungun
Beach: Mooloolaba
Airbnb: Waterfront Home Close to Mooloolaba


I had the best tour guides for Melbourne. This was the stop on my trip where I got to live in a home with dogs, spend time with old friends and document a wedding in a bucket list place. My hosts, Emily & Brendan shared their love of food with me so I’ve listed the amazing places we ate below.

We wandered the city, drove the Great Ocean Road and hiked Mount Oberon out at Wilsons Prom. Melbourne is nice, but Wilsons Prom is SO underrated. Get out there right now. It’s so ridiculously pretty and diverse. 

Unbelievable Breakfast: Jack and Beans Talk 
Because Tacos are Life: Fonda
Best Meal Ever: Mr. Miyagi
Wilsons Prom: Mt. Oberon Summit
Great Ocean Road: Thanks to my chauffeur Brendan while I napped on the way home
The Perfect Great Ocean Pitstop: Lorne Larder or Milk Bottle


Sarah Beaulieu

Photographer from Calgary, Alberta specializing in Weddings