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Stories from our backyard: Swimming with Whale Sharks in Australia
May, 2021
Climate change means that the discerning traveller can pay to fly carbon neutral, can reuse hotel towels without expecti...
Stories from our backyard: Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours
Apr, 2021
New Zealand is all about nature and adventure. That’s definitely my take on this wondrous country. Yes, they have citi...
Stories from our backyard: Imagine Cruises
Apr, 2021
Frank Future used to be a Lighthouse keeper 30 years ago. His appreciation of the ocean wilderness, boating, whales, and...
Stories from our backyard: AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand
Feb, 2021
Bungy at first sight…now that is a twist on the traditional Valentine’s Day date! Not that I did it, but plenty of p...
Stories from our backyard: Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours
Jan, 2021
I don’t know about you, but weeding is not top of my list when it comes to how I spend my downtime. But it does bring ...
Stories from our backyard: Wildwire Wanaka
Dec, 2020
Laurel Morrison is both an adventurous and a generous soul. Together with her husband Mark they established the world’...
Stories from our backyard: Bruny Island Cruises
Dec, 2020
Rob Pennicott used to own a fish & chip takeaway shop in Tasmania. Fishing and the Tasmanian wilderness were an...
Stories from our backyard: Franz Josef Heli Hike
Oct, 2020
Strapping on crampons immediately draws my mind to Sir Edmund Hillary. Unlike the famous mountaineer, my use of crampons...
Stories from our backyard: Yellow Water Cruises
Sep, 2020
Meet Big Maxi. He likes a fight. At 55 years of age, he’s a long-term resident of the Yellow Water Billabong and is an...
Stories from our backyard: Rotorua Canopy Tours
Aug, 2020
Rotorua Canopy Tours is celebrating their latest win in the Top 10 experiences for South Pacific as judged by TripAdviso...
Stories from our backyard: Phillip Island Penguin Parade
Jul, 2020
They are only 33 cms tall. Formerly known as fairy penguins, Phillip Island’s little penguins are indeed the world’s...
Stories from our backyard: Whale Watch Kaikōura
Jun, 2020
July 4 is a celebration day for Whale Watch Kaikōura as they will be back on the water after 103-days downtime! New Zea...
Stories from our backyard: Wavelength Reef Cruises
May, 2020
Jenny Edmondson was mowing her lawns. Quite a strange thing for the co-owner of Wavelength Reef Cruises to be doing…. ...
Stories from our backyard: Healesville Sanctuary
Apr, 2020
Top of mind when visiting Australia for many is to meet the local residents…which of course is not the human variety b...
Stories from our backyard: Sea All Dolphin Swims
Mar, 2020
For a hands-down most fun thing to do with your family make sure to do the Dolphin & Seal Swim. Just 30 minutes from...
Update: Australia’s Bushfire recovery
Mar, 2020
Record-breaking temperatures and months of severe drought have fuelled a series of massive horror bushfires across ...
Be amazed by Byron Bay!
Feb, 2020
Byron Bay. What is all the fuss about? It has a lot to do with the hugely independent and creative character of the comm...
Discover the Sunshine Coast Hinterland…
Oct, 2019
Rainforests. Waterfalls. Crystal-clear rockpools for swimming. Local fresh produce. Hmm….sounds good doesn’t it? The...
4 Must-do’s in stunning Kaikoura, New Zealand
Sep, 2019
Kaikoura is one of a few places in the world that can boast stunning nature on both land and sea. Just a little over 2 h...
An insider’s guide to tropical Port Douglas…
Aug, 2019
Port Douglas in Far North Queensland ticks the box of being the real “treat” component of your holiday…....

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