Category Archives for "Australia & New Zealand"

4 Handy Tips for Planning a Cruise Holiday to Australia

Australia is a highly popular cruising destination, thanks to its almost endless coastline and stunning natural beauty. When you’re getting ready to book your cruise, there are a few important things that you should keep in mind to ensure that you truly get the most out of your trip. Here are 4 handy tips for […]

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A Quick Guide to Perth, Australia

  The capital of western Australia, Perth has made a name for itself as a land of beautiful stretches of beach, year-round sunshine and an astonishingly diverse culture. Polynesian, Asian and European influences abound, making this one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the region. Despite recent modernizations, it retains its old town, community charm, […]

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8 Touring New Zealand Wineries

We were finally in New Zealand for a trip I had been looking forward to for years. We spent a fantastic 5 days staying in a hotel in Auckland enjoying all the great sights and hospitality of the city but then it was time to really indulge my passion.  We were not only attracted to […]

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15 Photo of the Week: Te Anau, New Zealand

  Today’s photo of the week was sent by Diego Marqueta Zaluendo, taken during his recent trip to New Zealand. Te Anau is a small town bordering the lake with the same name and is a gateway to Fiordland where excelllent trekking and tramping can be enjoyed while contemplating magnificent views. Click on photo to […]

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Photo of the Week: Sydney Opera House

This is world famous Sydney‘s Opera House as seen from Harbour Bridge on a clear day. It takes about 30-45 minutes to walk at a leisurely pace from the Opera House to the spot where this picture was taken, but without a doubt the view is well worth it- the photo does not convey how […]

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7 Photo of The Week: Lifeguard Tower

After a relaxing day at world famous surf break Snapper Rocks I took ths picture of the sun setting behind a lifeguard tower in Coolangatta, Australia. About 15 minutes before we had enjoyed a show put on by a couple of humpback whales (you can see a picture from a distance here) that were jumping […]

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16 Planning a Road Trip in Australia

Road trips in Australia are in a league of their own because most people do not realize that Australia is actually a large country. Almost as big as the continental United States, Australia features a variety of different climates and landscapes. One great way to explore the coasts and Outback of Australia is to take […]

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5 Photo of the Week

Cities are made for humans but as we all know there are a few animals that have made them their home as well. In most places around the world these animals are pigeons, mice, rats, plenty of insects, dogs, cats and others of the sort.  But come to Australia and again things are a little […]

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17 Australia Road Trip: Brisbane to Sydney

After exploring the area around Brisbane we were ready to begin our next road trip in Australia which would take us from Brisbane to Sydney in 5 days. The sun was shining, it was pleasantly warm and the conditions were ideal for one of our long waited journeys. Happy as we were with our free […]

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5 Photo of the Week

Australia is a land of spectacular natural wonders, great beaches and exciting people and not surprisingly travelers flock there every year to enjoy this great country. During our trip a few months ago we were driving with our campervan through a small town and reached a small fishing harbour set right besides some rocks when […]

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8 The Best Trek in New Zealand: Tongariro National Park

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is claimed to be the best trek in New Zealand. This 4 day journey takes you accross 2 volcanoes, several lakes and picture perfect sceneries, but if four days is too much walking for you no problem: there are shorter alternatives as well. This time I have posted my article as […]

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23 New Zealand: North Island in 10 pictures

New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland, is known as the city of sails because of the hundreds of yachts that can be spotted near the harbour. Two things make Rotorua stand out as the second most visited city in New Zealand’s North island: geothermal energy has been used here as a natural resource for hundreds of […]

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9 Taranaki in New Zealand– a hidden secret

It has always been known that New Zealand has an extravagant nature and is one of the those traveler friendly countries in the world. This was emphasized right after the Lord of the Rings saga which was the ultimate free advertising could have gotten and rightfully so. Today Aotearoa (the Maori name for New Zealand)  […]

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21 Australia road trip: Sydney to Melbourne

Happy as we were with our free camper van we left Sydney heading South to Jervis Bay , our first stop which had been recommended by Tim. Along the way there are great stopovers: beautiful seaside villages like Kiama where we stopped for a coffee (I recommend you pull over too) or youthful Wollongong, home […]

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11 Visiting Melbourne, Australia (again)

Melbourne is the capital city of Victoria state in Australia, and is the second largest of this huge (albeit empty) country. Melbourne is known for its European flavour, changing weather, growing industry and laid back atmosphere despite its economic importance.  It is the city where visiting bars is a must, horse racing is the most […]

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