Kyoto… Part 3…

As well as it’s history and architecture Kyoto (and Japan in general) is a great place to spot wildlife! During our time in Japan we’ve seen herons, cranes, turtles, frogs, lizards and lots and lots of koi carp! As a break from the temples and shrines we decided to walk the Philosophers Path (Tetsugaku no […]

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Whitsundays… Part 2…

After an hour or so on Whitehaven Beach we returned to the Solway for another delicious meal prepared by our resident chef before heading into deeper water where we heaved the main sail and made use of wind power. It’s amazing watching the crew climb the masts, release the sails and repel down to the […]

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Rainbow Beach

After a week in Noosa pottering around the shops, national parks, everglades and getting our kit off at the nudist beaches we jumped back on the Greyhound and headed to Rainbow Beach – 138km (2hrs 4 mins) away. Rainbow Beach – as the name implies – is known for it’s beautiful coloured sands (post to […]

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Byron Bay

After a couple of days in Port Macquarie we boarded the Greyhound and headed for the infamous Byron Bay. Bayron Bay is known for it’s golden sands, chilled hippy vibe, weed smokers, backpackers and last, but by no means least, partying! After a long and tiring bus ride (402km, 5hrs 5mins) we arrived exhausted and […]

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Melbourne: Art, Culture & Partying!

If you’re looking for a city of culture, art, music, entertainment and partying then Melbourne won’t let you down. The city embraces art of all shapes, sizes and mediums and the architecture mixes the modern with the traditional. Around every corner, on every block there’s a funky building, cow up a tree or sculpture waiting […]

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Melbourne… Part 2…

After spending the morning at the market and sampling some of the yummy produce we headed to Melbourne’s Harbour Town for a potter around the shops and the waterfront. Harbour Town, like many of Melbourne’s suburbs is another great space in the city to relax, unwind, grab a bite to eat and a beer and […]

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Christchurch

After an enjoyable Christmas the plan was to head to another campsite in Akaroa but after seeing the steep, winding access road we decided to ditch our plans and head straight to Christchurch. We decided to take the scenic route from Akaroa with the intention of staying in New Brighton a suburb of Christchurch. During […]

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Geraldine

Fast approaching Christmas and the end of our time in New Zealand we left Tekapo and headed towards Gerladine. As we hit the road the heavens opened up and the rain came thick and fast so we decided to stop en route at a little place called Fairlie where we holed up for the night […]

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Tekapo

After Mount Cook, entering our final few weeks in New Zealand, we hit the road and headed towards a little place called Tekapo known predominantly for it’s stunning blue lake. We had 2 days in Tekapo which we spent pottering around the very small centre, walking along the lake and enjoying the tranquil setting. On […]

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