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

Complete Guide to Whale Watching in Sydney

With such a spectacular harbour, whale watching is a must for Sydneysiders and visitors to the city. Whether it is an organised cruise or a coastal trek, there are plenty of opportunities to catch a glimpse of these magnificent creatures. WHAT WHALES YOU WILL SEE East Coast Humpback Whales – This is the most common whale you will see when in Sydney. Southern Right Whales – … Continue reading Complete Guide to Whale Watching in Sydney

Epic views on the the Kuranda Skyrail & Scenic Railway

The journey to the rainforest village of Kuranda is even more stunning than the destination. Just 25km out of Cairns in the Atherton Tablelands, Kuranda has attracted visitors for over a century for its beautiful location in the rainforest and it’s proximity to the majestic Barron Gorge. Today, Kuranda is a destination famous not only for it’s stunning natural surroundings, but the artisan markets, the … Continue reading Epic views on the the Kuranda Skyrail & Scenic Railway

Itinerary: One week in Queensland from the Whitsundays to Cairns

I can’t believe it took me so long to explore the natural beauty right on my doorstep in Queensland. I travelled with my best friend Chloe, from Airlie Beach in the Whitsundays to Cairns, with excursions to the Great Barrier Reef, Magnetic Island, the Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation and Port Douglas, just to name a few. The Great Barrier Reef may be this region’s major … Continue reading Itinerary: One week in Queensland from the Whitsundays to Cairns

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary Kuranda

Visiting the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda

Tropical North Queensland is no stranger to extremes. It’s home to the Daintree Rainforest, which is the oldest living rainforest in the world and  80 million years senior to the Amazon. The region’s capital, Cairns, is the most popular base for visiting the Great Barrier Reef, which is the world’s biggest living structure.  Cape Tribulation is the only place in the world where two UNESCO … Continue reading Visiting the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda

The Best of Waterfall Way, NSW

New South Wales is full of surprises. It’s no secret to me, or a lot of the world (Best Job in the World, anyone?) that Queensland has some of the most spectacular scenery on earth. Australia is a big place, bursting with natural beauty,  but I never thought much about what lay beyond the border in northern New South Wales – it doesn’t get a lot … Continue reading The Best of Waterfall Way, NSW

10 Amazing Crocodile Facts I learned at Australia Zoo

There is a lot more to Australia Zoo than crocodiles, but it’s these reptilian super hunters which make the zoo famous. I though Steve Irwin, of Crocodile Hunter fame opened the zoo, but it’s been around since the 1970s when it was founded by his parents. It used to be fairly small, with mostly reptiles but today it has animals from Asia, Africa and Australia and … Continue reading 10 Amazing Crocodile Facts I learned at Australia Zoo