Sydney, Australia.

Iconic Sydney is the city that you dream about when you think of Australia and it was surreal actually being there. Overall we spent 5-6 days here but you could (and should) stay longer if you can. The city is leafy and green, while being built up and bustling at the same time. It’s the […]

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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.Β 

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.Β 

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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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. For […]

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Day 19-20, Kiwi Experience: Wanaka.

We regretfully left Franz Josef and headed through the countryside towards Wanaka, a beautiful town set on a lake surrounded by snow-capped mountains. A lot of people say that this is what Queenstown used to be like years ago, before it became so developed. While some of the enroute stops on the Kiwi Experience bus […]

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Day 16-18, Kiwi Experience: Franz Josef.

As previously mentioned this destination was one of the most anticipated in New Zealand and for good reason! Franz Josef is a tiny town in the South Island that is dwarfed by the Franz Josef Glacier. The scenery is simply breathtaking, I almost don’t think photos or a description would do it justice. You just […]

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