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New Zealand's premier wilderness lodge
Stories from our backyard: Discover New Zealand’s premier wilderness lodge
May, 2022
Dr Gerry McSweeney was a university student in the 1970s. He helped fund his studies by guiding tourist walks in the Nat...
Exploring Tasmania's top destination
Stories from our backyard: Exploring Tasmania’s top destination
Feb, 2022
Shackles or Leg Irons. It’s a device that is not something we encounter much these days, but back in the 1830’s ...
Adventures in the Grampians
Stories from our backyard: Adventures in the Grampians
Jan, 2022
Family holidays are always memorable… whether it be for the disasters that befall or the special times that you wi...
Aboriginal experiences South Australia
Stories from our backyard: Aboriginal experiences South Australia
Nov, 2021
Welcome to country. This ceremony celebrates respect for both the land as well as for the traditional owners of the land...
Glow worm kayak tour
Stories from our backyard: Glow worm kayak tour
Oct, 2021
There’s something special about fairy lights. Maybe it’s to do with the enchanting atmosphere, but in the natural wo...
Adventure activities Blue Mountains
Stories from our backyard: Adventure activities in the Blue Mountains
Sep, 2021
Aidan McGarry used to run adventure tours in Guatemala before he repatriated to Australia over 20 years ago. Upon his re...
Scenic flights Marlborough Sounds
Stories from our backyard: Scenic flights Marlborough Sounds
Aug, 2021
There is no doubt about it, this pandemic is tough. Whilst international travel is heavily restricted, the one thing we ...
exploring the best of Kangaroo Island
Stories from our backyard: Exploring the best of Kangaroo Island
Jul, 2021
Craig Wickham was a Ranger with the South Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service. His appreciation for places of...
Adventure activity near Auckland
Stories from our backyard: Adventure activity near Auckland
Jun, 2021
I know I keep repeating myself. But when it comes to New Zealand it is all about nature and adventure…it’s that ...
swimming with whale sharks in Australia
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 ...
Wildwire Wanaka
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 and st...
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...
Phillip Island Penguin Parade
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...

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