Sydney, the most populated settlement in Oceania, seems to sprawl endlessly across all directions of the Parramatta estuary. Yet despite its sheer scale, the city has the ambling, relaxed atmosphere of a much smaller seaside town. During our eight-day visit we gladly assimilated to this chilled-out pace of life, taking time to enjoy the nearby... Continue Reading →
The only thing we knew prior to visiting Melbourne was that in 2017 it was named the most liveable city in the world for the seventh consecutive year. You'd think this would prime us with high expectations but, a lot had transpired in the time between reading that fact and arriving at Tullamarine Airport, leaving us... Continue Reading →
Canterbury was the perfect end to our New Zealand adventures. We absolutely loved our time there! Keep reading to see the highlights of our journey back into the mountainous heart of South Island. Moreaki boulders Although technically in Otago, don't miss this pit-stop on the way north from Dunedin. Apparently, these spherical rock formations... Continue Reading →
After wrestling with technical difficulties for a few weeks, we are very happy (and slightly relieved) to deliver our first ever vlog. Be a fly on the wall for a day of van life, as we journey to Milford Sound in the heart of Fiordland, New Zealand.
Our journey through South Island continues, as we drive through the Otago and Southland regions. These southern reaches of the country are brimming with stunning scenery and diverse flora and fauna to explore. Here's some of what we experienced during this penultimate leg of our New Zealand road trip. Queenstown Region On the northern edge... Continue Reading →
Welcome to South Island folks. The land of never ending natural wonder. It starts the very moment you catch your first glimpses from the Cook Strait ferry, and it hasn't let up yet. As we disembarked in Picton, we were giddy with excitement to explore this land. Whilst they are one nation, South Island is... Continue Reading →
After finally arriving in NZ we collected our sleeper van and headed north of Auckland to the aptly named Northland region. What followed were a very intense 4 days, driving like maniacs from one point to the next, determined not to miss out. By day four we had learned the valuable lesson that it is... Continue Reading →
Let me preface by stating that we're not big on planning. One of the main appeals of long term travel, for us, was the idea of being totally free. However, to just fly out to the other side of the world and not, at least, have some idea of the things that might be nice... Continue Reading →