Kobe… Part 2…

While in Kobe we pottered around the many shopping malls, strolled along the bay, headed to Kobe’s Kitano district, rode a cable car up the Rokko Mountain and sampled some of the yummy food on offer! Kitano is a quirky district of Kobe at the base of the Rokko Mountain and is famous for it’s […]

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Kyoto: Shrines & Temples

If there’s one thing Japan has in abundance – as well as Sushi, Sake and Karaoke – is shrines, temples and pagodas and Kyoto has some of the best examples in Japan! Japan is a country of tradition, culture and history and although most Japanese don’t identify with a single religion – rather incorporate elements […]

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Fraser Island… Part 2…

After admiring the wildlife and view at Indian Head we headed back down the beach towards our accommodation for the night stopping en-route at the S. S. Maheno shipwreck which ran-aground 7th July 1935 when it’s tow rope snapped during a cyclone. The wreckage has since been destroyed by wind, rain, sand and sea and […]

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Mount Cook… Part 2…

After a short climb up the hill the Hooker Lake comes into view. Although Hooker Lake is a murky grey colour and lacks the brilliant icy-blue of Lake Pukaki it more than makes up for it when you crest the hill and see Mount Cook, the Hooker Glacier and icebergs! Although we knew there was […]

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Oamaru

Our next stop in New Zealand was Oamaru. Oamaru is a little town on the coast known predominantly for 2 things, penguins and Victoriana. Although we’d already seen the amazing yellow-eyed penguins in the Catlins we’d fallen in love with the adorable creatures and wanted to see them again in Oamaru… that was until we […]

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Road to Milford…

After an amazing and thoroughly drunken birthday it was time to pack up “campy” and hit the road again! The next stop on our adventure was Milford Sound (post to follow) and the amazing drive from Queenstown to Milford. The road to Milford covers a staggering 287km and passes through several settlements but it’s the […]

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Queenstown

After an amazing 6 nights in Wanaka we hit the road and headed to Queenstown, probably one of New Zealand’s most popular tourist towns! Although leaving Wanaka was hard we were filled with the excitement of heading to a party town, meeting up with our good friends James & Loreen and celebrating my 32nd birthday! […]

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Wanaka

Wanaka is without-a-doubt one of our favourite places in New Zealand! But I’m getting ahead of myself a little… after 1 night in Fox we hit the road and headed towards Haast. Although we hadn’t originally planned on stopping in Hasst we were left with no choice as the road was closed after a major […]

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Fox Glacier

Before I get down to business and start singing the praises of Fox Glacier I feel in the interest of fairness I have to state that I’m basing my opinions solely on the free hikes in and around the glacier! Having not done the heli-hikes or guided tours on either glacier I can’t honestly give […]

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Arthur’s Pass

After the slightly disappointing Kaikoura we hit the road and headed towards glacier country via Arthur’s Pass and Hokitika. From Kaikoura we spent 2 days crossing from the North-East to the Mid-West of the South Island passing through small towns and settlements including Oxford, Sheffield – home to the tastiest pies we’ve eaten – and […]

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