Wanderlist: Natural Beauty in the USA

My upcoming trip to the US has seen me devouring guidebooks, blogs, travelogues and movies. Getting ready to go is half the fun, right? Along the way, I’ve learned so much more about this enormous, diverse country and just how much it has to offer. I’ll be sticking to major cities on my first trip, but these national parks, mountains and lakes are officially on my … Continue reading Wanderlist: Natural Beauty in the USA

Snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef from Green Island

It’s the Great Barrier Reef, but not as you know it. Green Island is a coral cay within the Great Barrier Reef, just off the coast of Cairns. We visited on a day trip from Cairns during our week in the Whitsundays & Tropical North Queensland. The reef here isn’t as bright or teeming with life as it is at the Outer Reef Station, but … Continue reading Snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef from Green Island

Postcards from Hamilton Island

I recently spent one amazing week travelling through Tropical North Queensland and the Whitsundays. Our first stop was Airlie Beach, so we could visit some of the surrounding Whitsundays islands. There are 74 islands in the Whitsundays archipelago, but only a handful are inhabited. Hamilton Island is one of them. We took a day trip with Cruise Whitsundays to Hamilton Island & Whitsunday Island (where Whitehaven Beach is). … Continue reading Postcards from Hamilton Island

Cape Tribulation: The Only Place in the World…

Cape Tribulation in Tropical North Queensland is the only place in the world where two World Heritage Listed Sites collide. It’s not every day you get to visit a place that is truly the only kind in its category, so walking along the beach at “Cape Trib” was pretty special. The whole “Australia is TEEMING with deadly animals” cliche does grate on my nerves, but … Continue reading Cape Tribulation: The Only Place in the World…

Postcards: Highlights from Melbourne Zoo

When my mum & little brother visited last weekend, my inner child had the perfect excuse to visit the Melbourne Zoo. I hadn’t visited since I was seven years old, when I visited Melbourne with my grandparents, but I remembered how much I loved seeing bears, Pygmy hippopotamus, monkeys and my favourite animal, the snow leopard. This time around, my favourites were the monkeys and the … Continue reading Postcards: Highlights from Melbourne Zoo

One perfect day in Southern QLD Country

The Wanderbug’s One Perfect Day series asks travel bloggers around the world for their favourite insider tips & experiences in the cities they love most. I think it’s the best way to find fresh inspiration for visiting a city, with a handful of icons & must-dos interspersed with more low-key (but just as special) experiences that the guidebooks miss. If you’re a travel blogger itching to share your One Perfect … Continue reading One perfect day in Southern QLD Country

Switching off for a sunset in Noumea

I didn’t have very long in Noumea, but I knew I wanted to hang out at the Baie des Citrons, or Lemon Bay as it’s called in English. We spent the morning on a bus tour around the city and finding the Place des Cocotiers. In the evening, we took the bus to Baie des Citrons. The sheltered beach was dotted with New Caledonian children splashing around … Continue reading Switching off for a sunset in Noumea