The Penguin Parade: Phillip Island, Australia.

The attraction known as the ‘Penguin Parade’ has been drawing crowds to Phillip Island (just off of Melbourne’s coast) since the 1920’s, when Australians used to view ‘Little Penguins’ by torch light as they waddled back across the beach to their burrows after days at sea. What ensued however was many years of rampant tourism […]

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Melbourne, Australia.

Dropping back the hire car at midday, we caught a free shuttle back to airport where we organised our journey into the centre of Melbourne. The Sky Bus is a great option and costs $19 AUD for a one way ticket into the city. We were headed downtown to the St Kilda area so got […]

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Adelaide, Australia. 

We drove into Adelaide on the morning of 22nd April to bright blue sky and gorgeous sunshine, making a stop at the Botanic Gardens before heading to our Air BnB. We spent two blissful hours walking through brightly flourishing flower beds, around lakes and ponds and exploring vast rainforest greenhouses.  We arrived at our Air […]

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The Great Ocean Road, Australia. 

As I mentioned in my ‘Travel Update‘ post a few days ago, we flew into Melbourne, Australia on 18th April 2017 and immediately picked up a hire car to start our journey along the ‘Great Ocean Road’. I always get hugely paranoid when going through customs in a new country, convincing myself that someone’s managed […]

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Leaving New Zealand – Thoughts & Reflections.

Our month in New Zealand was jam-packed. We were constantly on the move and never seemed to stop. The country is unequivocally the most beautiful I have ever been to, with every single kind of terrain and environment under the sun from glaciers to rainforests, sand dunes to crystal clear blue lakes surrounded by hills. […]

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Day 30-32, Kiwi Experience: Christchurch.

We arrived in Christchurch on 16th April in the early hours of the afternoon and the first thing that struck me was how much building work was going on in this city. I had heard that this was one of the places in New Zealand that had been affected greatly by past earthquakes; most notably […]

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Day 28 & 29, Kiwi Experience: Lake Tekapo.

We spent another whole day in Queenstown before hopping back on the main Kiwi bus route to Lake Tekapo. We stayed in a beautiful campsite park right in front of the lake and were able to take strolls along the water at a whim.  Lake Tekapo is famous for its unrivalled view of the heavens […]

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Day 25-27, Kiwi Experience: The ‘Deep South’

Our Kiwi Experience pass also included Milford Sound and the ‘Deep South’ package and even though after Queenstown we were ready to head onto Australia, we decided to make the most out of the money we paid.  On hindsight I wish we hadn’t done this part of our trip and if you have a choice […]

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Day 21-24, Kiwi Experience: Queenstown

We arrived into beautiful Queenstown mid afternoon after leaving Wanaka and had a wander around before meeting with friends. The town is small but beautiful, looking like something out of a sky resort! Hugging a huge lake and climbing the surrounding hills, it’s one of the most striking places we visited in New Zealand.   […]

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Travel Update!!

We flew to into Melbourne, Australia on 18th April and hired a car that would take us along the Great Ocean Road to Adelaide, which is where we have been staying for a few days. Tomorrow we will be making our way back to Melbourne to explore the city.  Over the next few days a […]

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