• Art,  Australia,  Stories

    My artistic side

    If you follow me on Instagram @Heycassitravel you know that sometimes I’m an artist! 🙂 But if it’s your first time here, I will share with you how it all began… Bruno Mota, my husband is a professional painter around 10 years and back in that time, we started painting together in Brazil, but I didn’t find motivation to keep going professionally and Bruno did. So I watched him grow painting since his first canva, developing so many skills with talent and passion. Still in Brazil, I started to be very interested in street art, graffiti and in big public projects. Since the beginning Bruno found his own style and…

  • Australia,  Melbourne,  Victoria

    4 Days in Melbourne Itinerary: Complete Guide for First-Timers

    Melbourne is such a beautiful city. I’ve been there twice and it was a lovely experience on both. The first I was a student and it was a very budget trip and the second was with my parents, so a great tourist and food itinerary. Both times I visited during the winter time and it so cold, we could enjoy nice restaurants, great wineries, stunning views and I will share with you my favourite things to do if you’re a first timer in Melbourne! How to get there You can fly with many Australians airlines as well as Qantas, Virgin, JetStar and Tiger…Melbourne is the capital and most populous city of…

  • Australia,  Beaches,  New South Wales

    The Cove Jervis Bay Review

    The Cove is a charming acommodation located in Jervis Bay, New South Wales, but it’s also a hidden gem in the area, after a 13 kilometre drive through the rainforests of Booderee National Park. It was my second time in Jervis Bay and in my opinion it’s one of the best beaches in New South Wales. The water is crystal clear and the sand is white as its known as the whitest in the world according to Guiness Book. But The Cove is completely out of the busy area. It’s located in a seclude place and you can have this entire paradise only for you. That’s what happened to us, we…

  • Australia,  Cabins,  New South Wales

    My Staying at Kimo Estate

    This is a such special post. Kimo Estate is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been in my entire life! Gosh…how I love these cabins experiences and I’m going to explain why it’s such an amazing trip always in my opinion! Kimo Estate is a luxury accommodation situated 10 mins from Gundagai, NSW on a working 7000 acre sheep and cattle farm. I stayed at one of their three Eco Huts, called Sweeney’s Eco Hut (click here to book). How to get there Driving from Sydney, the time/distance is around 4 hours and it’s a good idea to book two nights or a weekend gateway. When I booked…

  • Australia,  Australian Capital Territory,  Hotels

    Weekend Guide to Canberra

    I’ve had very busy but wonderful months, travelling through beautiful places. If you follow me on Instagram (@heycassitravel) for a little you could see all the places I’ve been visiting in real time and Canberra was one of them (check my Highlight Stories Saved). The trip was much better than I expected…Canberra is an amazing city, very modern and organized and, believe me, there are so many things to do there, that one weekend wasn’t enough for us. We’re definitely planning to come back asap. Canberra has been ranked third in Lonely Planet’s Best Cities to Visit in 2018 – that’s higher than any Australian city has ever been ranked…

  • Australia,  Beaches,  Hotels,  New South Wales

    Kims Beachside Retreat Review

    Everyone knows how I love amazing hotels and to share beautiful places during my travels, but Kims Beachside Retreat definitely had my heart! What a fantastic luxury treehouse surrounded by a beautiful bush and right in front of the gorgeous Toowoon Bay, in Central Coast, New South Wales. If you’re looking for a place to relax, staying close to nature, pampering yourself with luxury products, awesome service and disconnect from the noise of our busy routine, read until the end… When the Hotel is the Destination Sometimes the hotel is the reason for the trip, which was this case. I arrived at 3:00 pm at Kims, the day was beautiful,…

  • Australia,  Cabins,  Hotels,  New South Wales

    Mistere Spa and Retreat

    I had a wonderful stay at Mistere Spa and Retreat. It’s a perfect place to disappear from life’s stresses for few days. Mistere Spa and Retreat is set just thirty minutes’ drive from the Gold Coast International Airport at the serenity and peace of Urliup, NSW. I flew from Sydney to Gold Coast and hired a car in the airport to go directly to Urliup, NSW. The way is very pretty, so be prepared to enjoy the views! Accommodation There are three one-bedroom villas, all five-star accommodation into the bush paradise. I stayed at the Waterfall Villa, a stylishly decorated using all neutral colours. It has a spacious kitchenette/dining area…

  • Australia,  Cabins,  Hotels

    Billabong Retreat Review

    My experience at Billabong Retreat just before Christmas was absolutely amazing! It was a perfect time to disconnect from the busiest time of year and just relax over the weekend. This wonderful retreat is located very close from Sydney, NSW just 45 minutes by train. I planned to stay for a weekend, so I left Sydney on Friday afternoon and I took the train from Central to Vineyard Station. The shuttle was there on time waiting to picked up and after 10 minutes I arrived at Billabong Retreat. When I arrived, I felt my stress melting away and also all the relaxation from the beautiful nature surronded the beautiful Billabong…

  • Australia,  Cabins,  Mountains,  New South Wales

    Cabin in Blue Mountains, NSW

    I love cabins! I’ve visited a few so far and it’s a pretty good experience always! I like to say that this is when the accommodation is the destination. The kind of travel you just want to stay inside a beautiful room with a great view. It’s sometimes a perfect gateway to disconnect from the entire world.  I spent a weekend at this beautiful and secluded treehouse cabin in Blue Mountains and I will share everything about this little piece of heaven with you, all the tips and details. This was the first cabin I’ve been to and it was such a different experience to stay in the mountain, in the middle of the…

  • Australia,  Mountains,  New South Wales

    A Day Trip to Blue Mountains

    Blue Mountains was one of the first trips I’ve done in Australia after arriving in Sydney.  It’s an amazing destination for a day tour or a weekend trip from Sydney.The World Heritage region of the Blue Mountains is an Australian highlight for its natural beauty.  How to get there You can either take a train from Central Station to Katoomba or drive directly to the beautiful Blue Mountains. The drive from Sydney to Katoomba is just 90 minutes and trains regularly depart from Central Station (the trip takes around 2h40min). My first time there was a day trip, so I’ve took the train from Central Station and I stopped in Katoomba Station, after…

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