A Short Trip to Paihia, The Bay Of Islands

Russell New ZealandThe first day of our real New Zealand adventure had finally arrived! Our Kiwi Experience tickets were ready for action and we were off. In case anybody is unaware, the Kiwi Experience is a hop-on, hop-off bus tour. You select where you would like to go, purchase your ticket and essentially have the freedom to go around and around New Zealand, if that is what your heart desires. The overall ‘experience’ was a bit of an emotional rollercoaster, so for now I shall stick to the basics!

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Why You Should Think Twice Before Visiting Auckland

Ice Bar Auckland New ZealandAfter a perfect two months gallivanting around Australia, it was time for the third leg of our journey: New Zealand.

Quite honestly, I had never really given NZ much thought. Mike really wanted to go, and I really didn’t want to go home so soon, so we both thought: why on earth not?! Unlike with Aus, I had absolutely no idea what to expect. But experience has shown me that more often than not, having no expectations delivers the best results! Continue reading

How To Spend A Week In Cairns

Sunset in CairnsIt’s time for the final stop of our Aussie adventure (boohoo). It’s time for Cairns (yay). As I’m sure I’ve mentioned before, the further north you go, the hotter things get. Up here is hot!! The drive however, is beautiful. Continue reading

Exploring Millaa Millaa

Road Trip to Millaa MillaaPicking up right where we left off: we have finally arrived in Millaa Millaa and chosen where to spend the night. It lies a few hours between Airlie Beach and Cairns, making it the perfect stopover location if you’re heading North as we were. I would strongly recommend you make the detour!

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En Route to Millaa Millaa

Road Trip to Millaa Millaa AustraliaAfter our wonderful Whitsundays adventure we were feeling pretty pleased with ourselves and the bubble of bliss we had been living in for days. However, there is no rest for the wicked! We picked up our little camper and hit the wide open road once again; this time headed for Millaa Millaa.

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The Whitsundays: A Dream Come True

Couple on Whitsundays CruiseSo, to continue from my previous Whitsundays post, I will now divulge the details of our 3-day heavenly tour. A little refresher for those of you who didn’t read my quick guide…The Whitsundays are a group of islands on the East Coast of Australia which you can sail around for a few days in total bliss. Need I say more? Continue reading

The Whitsundays: A Quick Guide

Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday IslandsThe Whitsundays are a group of islands located on the coast of Queensland. If you are even considering visiting these islands, DO IT! Seriously. You will not regret it – that I say with confidence. Our visit to the Whitsundays was one of the best experiences of my life so far, and a definite highlight of Australia.

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Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach AustraliaIf you are planning to visit the Whitsundays, or indeed if you already have, you will find yourself at Airlie Beach whether you like it or not. Personally, I wasn’t particularly taken with it, but that’s just me.

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Noosa Main Beach AustraliaNext up: Noosa. Did we know what to expect? No not at all; but often that’s how the best stories begin! We drove into Noosa or Noosa Heads as it is called now – I have no idea which part the ‘Heads’ covers or why. If you have ever visited, or ever plan to, you will likely find yourself driving along Noosa parade, surrounded by water and the dreamiest houses: the first glimpse of what’s to come.

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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

IMG_5837.jpgWe decided to make a stop at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary on our way up the coast, as we gained an hour just from driving upwards (who knew Australia was that big?!). Best decision ever. I had done a little research beforehand and I had actually prepared to give this detour a miss depending on time restrictions. Thankfully, we made it and we loved it. Continue reading