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New Zealand Campervan Trip: Christchurch to Greymouth

Visiting Arthur's Pass National Park

This blog post begins a series of posts on our campervan trip around New Zealand South Island. We bought flights to Christchurch, rented a campervan at the airport and set off from Christchurch to Greymouth and down the West Coast.  The scenic road from Christchurch to Greymouth takes you across the Southern Alps from the Pacific Coast in the east to the ...

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Melbourne to Sydney Coastal Drive

Campervan, Melbourne to Sydney coastal route

We had to travel from Melbourne to Sydney and instead of taking an one hour flight we chose the hard way. After some thinking we rented a campervan and spent about a week on the Melbourne to Sydney coastal drive. We followed the Pacific coast all the way to Sydney, first heading south from Melbourne. And it became a huge trip! A ...

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New Zealand: Short Walks in Mount Cook National Park

Tasman Glacier Walker

Aoraki Mount Cook is on the absolute top of New Zealand’s South Island. We took some short walks in Mount Cook National Park that has New Zealand’s largest glaciers and highest mountains. We had a great day out in this World Heritage site and saw snow-capped mountains, icebergs and glacier lakes, all under what is said to be the clearest skies of Southern Hemisphere.   Aoraki ...

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Queenstown Autumn Walk Photos

Queenstown beach view

In this post I will show you beautiful photos on a Queenstown autumn walk we made on our road trip in New Zealand. Queenstown on the South Island of New Zealand is in a beautiful setting on the north shore of Lake Wakatipu and backed by the mountains.   Because of its great location in the middle of the island Queenstown is ...

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Queenstown to Mount Cook via the Cardrona Road

Lake Pukaki shore and snow-capped mountains

This blog post brings you to the South Island of New Zealand. We are touring the island with a campervan and now driving from Queenstown to Mount Cook. We are taking the spectacular Crown Range and Cardrona road from Queenstown to Wanaka from where our trip continues to Lindis Pass, Lake Pukapi and finally to Mount Cook.  The Otago region we ...

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Queenstown Day Trips by Car

Queenstown Day Trips Arrowtown

This blog post presents two Queenstown day trips by car. The first self drive trip from Queenstown, New Zealand follows the east shore of Lake Wakatipu to Kingston at the south end of the lake. The second day trip goes to the postcard-pretty Arrowtown 20 km north.    This is a tree-lined street in Arrowtown with tiny cottages from the gold-mining era. Queenstown ...

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Cruise the Barrier Reef: Agincourt Reef Cruise

Snorkeling at Agincourt Reef

What is it like to cruise the Barrier Reef and what are the reefs like? How do you spend your day on a reef cruise? We took a a cruise from Port Douglas to Agincourt Reef that is one of the 3000 reefs on the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef. Agincourt Reef is at the very outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef ...

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Yarra River Walk in Melbourne

Southbank skyscrapers on Yarra river walk

Yarra River banks in central Melbourne are a great place for a Yarra River walk. The Yarra River is 242 kilometres long. It flows from the Yarra Ranges through the Yarra Valley to the city of Melbourne and to the sea. There are many walking and cycling paths winding along the river. In my blog post I will write about my Yarra River walk in central Melbourne. I ...

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Exploring the Daintree Rainforest

Fan palms, Daintree Rainforest

This blog post is about exploring the Daintree Rainforest in the tropical north of Australia. The Daintree National Park has the oldest surviving tropical rainforest in the world where you can meet rare ancient plants and animals.  The Daintree is listed by UNESCO as a Wet Tropics World Heritage Site. It is one of the few places in the world where the tropical rainforest meets the ...

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Driving from Cairns to Daintree

View of Port Douglas Harbour

This post shows you the sights on the drive from Cairns to Daintree in the tropical north of Australia.  Captain Cook Highway is one of the most scenic drives in Australia. It offers great views of the Coral Sea and the coastline on one side and rainforest mountains on the other side. I will show you the pretty resorts of Palm Cove and Port Douglas and tell you what ...

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