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Driving in Australia

Driving in Australia

Driving in any new city or country, can always be a bit of a daunting experience, depending on what country you’ve travelled from, and to. You may need to drive on a different side of the road, and get used to different road rules. When I first arrived in Christchurch, New Zealand, a city I had not previously been to, my dad paid for a car for me to use or the...

A wander to Werribee, Victoria, Australia

A wander to Werribee, Victoria, Australia

During my time in Melbourne, I had a chance to visit a wee place called Werribee, about 30 minutes drive out of the city. Prior to my trip to Melbourne, I had never heard of the place. The name sounds like it should be out of a fictional wonderland story. We happened to stumble upon this place when driving back from our trip along The Great Ocean Road. There was one...

Driving the Great Ocean Road, Australia

Driving the Great Ocean Road, Australia

The Great Ocean Road – sounds pretty great, doesn’t it? I didn’t think it was great .. It was rather pretty in places, but I wasn’t head over heels in love. That’s not to say I didn’t enjoy myself .. I did, and it’s definitely a good place to visit if you’re in Melbourne. It was New Year’s Day, and a new adventure...

Dear Aotearoa New Zealand

Dear Aotearoa/ New Zealand, This is a particularly difficult blog post to be writing right now. I started this blog when I had made the decision to travel to New Zealand, to document my life here, the adventures I’ve had and things I’ve done, and that, I’ve definitely done. However, I was realistic that when I arrived in this beautiful country, that...

New Years Eve 2013 in Melbourne, Australia

This year was my 3rd New Year’s away from my home country.ย  saw 2007 in, in Chicago, USA (a really memorable New Year), which I’ve not got round to writing about yet. Two years ago, I saw in the New Year in London, with my eldest and youngest sisters. It was wonderful (but freezing), it was the marking of my New Year in a new country, as I headed off to...

Neighbours Tour and Neighbours night, Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne, Australia is not only home to great culture, nightlife and great shopping, its also home to the set of the longest running Australian soap drama Neighbours. In my younger days, I can remember coming home from school, rushing through my homework, then eating my dinner in front of the at the TV, almost open mouthed, screaming at the TV sometimes when that...

Why I Love Melbourne, Australia

When I first travelled to Australia in 2011, it was, at that stage the furthest I’d been from home, and on my own as well. I choose to do a 2 day stop over in Sydney (On the way to New Zealand), as to me, at that stage, Sydney summed up Australia. It was the capital (in my eyes … I know it isn’t!) it had all those iconic structures; namely the Opera...

What to do in Hobart, Tasmania

What to do in Hobart, Tasmania

When I told people I was going to be spending part of my Christmas holidays in Tasmania, I got mixed reactions. Most thought that if I was going to Australia, that there are better places to go, and other places that should be on my bucket list. This is true, in some respects, there are loads of places in Australia that I’d like to see (I have only seen a small...

Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

On researching things to do in Tasmania, the one place that came up time and time again was Freycinent National Park, on the East Coast of Tasmania, about a 2 hour trip North of Hobart. Initially we had considered renting a car, and staying 2 days in Hobart, then making our way to Launceston via Freycinent National Park, but it was going to work out too expensive and...

Cost of travelling Australia

A little while ago, I wrote a post on the cost of travelling New Zealand. This was more of a generic post, with tips on how to make travelling New Zealand cheaper, which I have learnt through being an expat in this beautiful country for the past two years. As many a Traveller will tell you, travelling to New Zealand and Australia, is expensive, especially of you have...

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