Tour, Taste and Tapas – An Epic Adventure in Mustang Sally

Mr Mustang Hire

Today on the blog we welcome Nicola back! Nicola and her hubby Ralph are sharing with us their Mr Mustang Hire adventures in Australia’s South West recently. The Travelling Corkscrew was kindly invited to experience Mr Mustang Hire free of charge. All opinions are our own.


“Mustang Sally, think you better slow your Mustang down
Mustang Sally, think you better slow your Mustang down
You’ve been running all over the town now
Oh! I guess I’ll have to put your flat feet on the ground

All you want to do is ride around Sally, ride, Sally, ride
All you want to do is ride around Sally, ride, Sally, ride
All you want to do is ride around Sally, ride, Sally, ride…” Continue reading

How To Spend A Day In The Ferguson Valley Wine Region

Happy Birthday To Me

I recently celebrated a 30-something birthday and my birth date can be both a blessing and a curse.

  • Blessing: My birthday is held over the Australia Day long weekend and I am always guaranteed a ‘recovery’ day.
  • Curse: It can be really difficult to try and get friends together, as it is a good time to go away. And this year was a three-day long weekend.

bryce and naomi at bushshack brewery sitting at a table drinking small beersContinue reading

The Fantastic Ferguson Valley Wineries – a must visit!

Visiting the Ferguson Valley Wineries

Today on the blog we have the wonderful wino Nicola Heyes joining us. She recently ventured down to WA’s Ferguson Valley on a ‘wine weekend’ and boy did she uncover some hidden gems! A big thanks to Nicola for sharing your Ferguson Valley wineries adventure with us!

It’s been 6 years since my wine-loving hubby and I visited the Ferguson Valley – and that’s six years too long! Nestled in the heart of the Shire of Dardanup, the spectacular Ferguson Valley is only a hop, skip and a jump away from Perth. A short two-hour drive transports you to picturesque surroundings of rolling hills complete with wonderful wineries and sloping vineyards. Continue reading

New WA Cellar Doors to Check out in 2016

New Western Australian Cellar Doors to Check out in 2016Western Australia has to be one of Australia’s top wine travel destinations. We have 9 regions throughout the state and WA’s oldest wine region, the Swan Valley, is a mere 25 minute drive from the Perth CBD. We literally have wine at our fingertips and the best thing is that the wine industry in WA just keeps growing. Over the last 12 months or so we have seen a number of new cellar doors literally ‘open their doors’ to the public and I couldn’t be more excited. It’s time to give both your old favourites and the newbies some loving in 2016 and visit a cellar door or 5 in WA! Continue reading

Whicher Ridge Wines & The Wine Sensory Garden

Whicher Ridge Wines, Geographe Wine Region The more ‘off the grid’ a winery is, the more it seems to entice me. And it’s these wineries which I hesitate blogging about or putting on social media because I really do want to keep them all to myself – no one likes to battle a crowd at their favourite winery right?! In this case, as YOU are a loyal TC reader I am going to share this little Geographe wine region secret with you… Continue reading