General Info: The Auckland Zoo is an awesome day trip for when you don’t want to make too much of an effort, it is quite close to the CBD. The Zoo is open 7 days a week (except Christmas Day) from 9:30AM – 5:30PM, with the latest entry at 4:15PM. Even in the summer months, we […]
Wines, zip lines, and island vibes. Not too much more you could ask for out of a day trip from the city. Waiheke Island is only a 40 minute ferry ride from the Auckland CBD, but it feels much more remote. How To Get There & How To Get Around There are a few companies […]
After years and years of dreaming, I am lucky enough to be living out one of my biggest dreams – moving to New Zealand! I started planning for this since I realised I could make this way of life a reality, even before I left Australia.
I had such mixed feelings about leaving Australia and returning to a “normal” life. So I had to fit in just one last adventure before finally going home. Instead of flying straight from Melbourne to Toronto, we made a pit stop for a few weeks in Vancouver, British Columbia. My Aunt and Uncle graciously opened […]
One last time we woke up to the sound of cows intruding our camp at El Questro Wilderness Park. It was time for us to leave this wonderful property and carry on westward. Our route would take us on the famous (or notorious) Gibb River Road all the way to Derby, via Windjana Gorge.
El Questro Wilderness Park is a massive property, located in the north-eastern corner of The Kimberleys. It only takes up a million acres of land, so really this is just a small pocket of Western Australia.
Purnululu National Park in Western Australia, had been on my bucket list for ages, and it should probably be on yours too. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Centre, home of the “Bungle Bungles”, Cathedral Gorge, and Echidna Chasm. this national park was only “discovered” by the general public in the 1970’s and is now […]
Our travels through the Northern Territory began with a pleasant surprise – a morning swim at Katherine Hot Springs. Before hopping in the water we were greeted with yet another crocodile safety sign. Just in case we had forgotten we were in croc country. Despite the warm weather so early in the morning, the hot […]
The Kimberly had been calling my name since I had lived in Broome: the hard red earth, warm nights and blazing days, the drastic weather, the sheer size and emptiness of it all. With only a few weeks left on my visa, I had to accept that my great adventure was coming to an end. It […]