Port Douglas

After 4 nights in Cairns we headed down the road (66km, 1hr 4mins) to Port Douglas – a small coastal town with a lot of character and charm and the gateway to the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation! We’d planned 4 nights in Port Douglas with a day-trip to Cape Tribulation (post to follow). Port […]

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Atherton Tablelands

As Cairns is a great base for the Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef we booked onto several tours including a day-trip to Atherton Tablelands! The tour we chose was the Active Tropics Explorer which should be renamed the Active Tropics Waterfall tour which was an amazing day out! The tour takes you to some beautiful, […]

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Brisbane… Part 2…

Brisbane is a city with a lot of surprises. There always seems to be something going on around the corner… whether it’s free mini-golf, live music or yummy produce markets. The city has a relaxed vibe and the bars, restaurants and clubs have a lot to offer. The South Bank is amazing (especially at night) […]

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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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Australia Day

One of the dates in the calendars of all Australians is Australia Day! Australia day (January 26th) is Australia’s National holiday and a celebration of everything that makes Australia and Australians great. January 26th celebrates Australian pride, heritage and people and like most Australian celebrations – and any good public holiday – involves large amounts […]

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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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Dunedin

After cutting short our stay in the Catlins we headed straight to Dunedin. Dunedin is a large town home to Otago University with a proud Scottish heritage and home to 3 of the best things in life… Live music, chocolate and beer! We had 6 nights in Dunedin and our plans were simple… potter around […]

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Nelson

After the excitement of our engagement we hit the road eager to find somewhere we could celebrate. Fortunately our good friends James and Loreen were near by so we all headed to Nelson for a night out and a few drinks. Nelson is a small city in the Tasman Bay known for it’s national parks […]

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Wellington

Our final stop in the North Island, and without doubt my favourite place so far in New Zealand was Wellington! Wellington is the capital of New Zealand and is known as “the capital of cool” and I have to say I agree. Nestled between rolling hills and the harbour and surrounded by stunning views makes […]

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Coromandel Peninsula

After a wet start in New Zealand we headed from Northland to the Coromandel Peninsula. The Coromandel is a beautiful coastal peninsula that forms part of the Waikato region. During our time in the Coromandel Peninsula we visited the Miranda Hot Springs, Thames, Coromandel Town, Whitianga, Cathedral Cove, Hot Water Beach and Paeroa before heading […]

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