Category Archives: Oceania

5 Best Hikes for Solo Female Travellers in New Zealand

5 Best Hikes for Solo Female Travellers in New Zealand

  I love a good hike, it’s as simple as that and what better place to pull on some good shoes and get moving than in New Zealand, the heartland of epic scenery? Known as tramping here, hiking is a perfect activity for solo female travellers in New Zealand, because it’s generally very safe and […]

10 Things I Never Realised Before Coming to Australia

10 Things I Never Realised Before Coming to Australia

  Hardly classified as being ‘off the beaten track’ in terms of backpacker tourism, I was pretty sure I knew most things about Australia before I got here. I mean English-speaking, part of the Commonwealth and similar, culturally and economically, to the UK, what could I have been in the dark about? Turns out quite a bit! […]

Itinerary For Central Australia Budget Road Trip

Complete Itinerary for Budget 4WD Road Trip through Central Oz feature

  This complete itinerary for your budget 4WD road trip through Central Australia is based on the trip I took in a LandRover Defender. In fact, this 2 week guide follows the exact route I took from South Australia up through the Northern Territory to Darwin. And what an incredible route it was! As there […]

When is a Zoo not a Zoo? Australia Zoo Raises the Question

Australia Zoo Review

  In the traditional sense of the word, zoos are generally places where animals are kept in cages for the amusement and entertainment of human beings. Out of their natural habitat and thrust into a life on show, zoos, customarily speaking, were not known for their ethical treatment of animals or their prestigious moral codes. […]

Do’s and Dont’s of Applying for your Next Australian Visa

Applying for your Next Australian Visa

  Having traveled to Australia on a Working Holiday Visa almost 2 years ago, I’m now in the throughs of applying for a second type of visa. As such, I know all about the confusion and difficulties that can come from trying to navigate the Australian Immigration system! This seems to be a common problem […]

Top 5 FREE Attractions in Kakadu National Park

Top 5 Free Attractions in Kakadu

  As the largest in Australia, Kakadu National Park is the big daddy when it comes to exploring this vast land’s natural wilderness. Situated in the Northern Territory, a few hours’ drive from Darwin, the park is a steamy tropical mix of wetlands and floodplains, escarpments and gorges. It’s also an important UNESCO site, one […]

A Guide to the Brisbane South Bank

A Guide to Brisbane South Bank

  Just across the river from the CBD, Brisbane’s South Bank is the centrally-located playground for locals and tourists alike in the city. Every time I visit Queensland’s capital, I love heading across to the South Bank to enjoy great food, great views, great art and, at the weekend, great markets too. The whole place has […]

Exploring the Mary Valley, Queensland, Australia

Exploring the Mary Valley

  Every time we get a day off together, the boy and I make it a priority to explore somewhere new. Previously we’ve visited many of the national parks and towns of the Sunshine Coast hinterland, and are great fans of this beautiful area on our back doorstep. You can read some of these adventures […]