Australia

Our Three-Hour Tasman Island Wilderness Cruise

During our stay on the Tasman Peninsula, we spent a morning taking the Pennicott Wilderness Journey’s three-hour, award-winning adventure cruise which leaves from Port Arthur. A few years back, we took their Bruny Island cruise and had a great time taking in some spectacular scenery and a wealth of wildlife. We still have very fond […]

Hiking Hartz Peak in the Hartz Mountain National Park

On a warm Tasmanian summer day, we headed out to the Hartz Mountain National Park with our friends. The park is located in South East Tasmania, eighty kilometres South of Hobart. It offers many nice walks but the one we really wanted to tackle was the Hartz Peak hike. The Hartz Peak hike is 3.7 […]

The Top 10 Things to do on the Tasman Peninsula

The Tasman Peninsula is a popular part of Tasmania known primarily for its main attraction, the Port Arthur Historic Site. Of course, while you absolutely must visit Port Arthur, you shouldn’t stop there! There are so many things to do on this small peninsula that you’ll want to spend at least a few days enjoying […]

Hiking Cape Hauy: A Great Tasmanian Hike

Cape Hauy is located on the Tasman Peninsula, just over an hours drive from Hobart. It is the last cape on the “Three Capes Track”, one of Tasmania’s newest walking tracks. If you don’t have time to hike the whole of the Three Capes Track (which takes four days), hiking Cape Hauy is a great […]

Our 10 Travel Highlights for 2016

As 2016 is coming to an end (already!) it’s time to reflect on what a great year it has been for us. We’ve been really lucky this year, managing to explore some really amazing places and ticking quite a few items off our bucket list. We visited two other states in Australia and six other […]

5 Reasons You Should Visit Heron Island

Living in Australia we are fortunate to be so close to one of the world’s eight natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef. But because like many we travel more overseas that we do in our own country, it had been many years since our latest visit to the reef; fourteen years in my case. We […]

Freycinet National Park’s Best Day Hikes

After such an amazing time hiking in the Cradle Mountain, we had fallen head over heels in love with the Tasmanian wilderness. We knew we had to go back to discover new places and more beautiful scenery. Tasmania has so much to offer which makes it hard to choose where to go. We were heading there over the labour day weekend […]

The Top 10 Attractions on the Mornington Peninsula

Living in Melbourne we are spoiled for places to explore on the weekend. The Mornington Peninsula, a one hour drive from central Melbourne, is one of the most popular weekend destinations. With the open ocean on one side and Port Phillip Bay on the other, it offers great beaches for both surfers and swimmers. It also has […]

A Day of Hiking at Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain is situated in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park in the North West of Tasmania, the most southern state of Australia. It is a pleasant two and a half hours drive from Launceston and is the most visited national park in Tasmania. It is also one of the prettiest national parks in […]

A Day Trip to Moreton Island

I visit the Gold Coast regularly as my friend lives there. On my last visit, we both decided to visit Moreton Island as neither of us had been there before. We booked an organised day trip with the Scenic Day Tour Group. Moreton Island is about sixty kilometres north-east of Brisbane. It is a popular day […]

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