Enchanting Oceania

Sunny Christmas in NZ

March 14, 2011  

Sunny Christmas in NZ

The extinct volcanic cone known as Mauao © Chris McLennan Mention Christmas and it conjures up images of kids frolicking in the snow, people wrapped in thick winter clothes and, of course, Santa Claus as he shimmies up and down chimneys bearing gifts for all. Now, picture yourself in sun-drenched New Zealand experiencing a Yuletide holiday the Kiwi way: kids romping around the beach, relaxed barbecue picnics filled with folks dressed in T-shirts, shorts and flip-flops.... [Read more of this review]

NZ North Island A La Carte

December 2, 2010  

NZ North Island A La Carte

New Zealand’s abundantly lush natural surroundings make it a rich source not only of spellbinding landscapes and thrilling adventures but also a delicious supply of some of the world’s freshest food and finest wines. Whether you’re a foodie or a gourmand, go on a food trip and satisfy your craving for an adventure on the road. Do up your own itinerary, hire a car and follow your nose. Savor every delicious moment as you sample the flavors and textures of New Zealand... [Read more of this review]

New Zealand Dreaming, Part 2

March 28, 2010  

New Zealand Dreaming, Part 2

Continuing on my Photo Friday post last week, New Zealand Dreaming, I’d like to invite to continue our photographic journeys together through New Zealand’s South Island. This week, we travel from Mount Cook through to Queenstown, and we head towards Milford Sound, one of New Zealand’s premiere tourist attraction. One of the views greeting us as we head South from Mount Cook Another shot of that same lake The view from a viewing-point at the edge of... [Read more of this review]

Dreaming of New Zealand

March 19, 2010  

Dreaming of New Zealand

As I’ve often mentioned before, New Zealand is hands down my favorite travel destination so far. It’s got great scenery, a laid-back atmosphere and a superb infrastructure that makes it a breeze to just explore and get lost in the country’s many beautiful landscapes. For Delicious Baby’s Photo Friday, here’s a photo recap (Part 1) of my New Zealand travels! From one of the stops on our Port Hills DriveThe view from Sign of the KiwiAnother... [Read more of this review]

Capital Adventures in Canberra

December 4, 2009  

Capital Adventures in Canberra

Despite the southeast coast of Australia being the most populous and the most popular with tourists, many visitors speed by Australia’s capital city of Canberra on their travels. Others don’t even realise that Australia built Canberra in 1913 for the purpose of being a new capital to stop the rivalry between Sydney and Melbourne. But no true Australian itinerary is complete without a peek into the orderly streets of Canberra. Photo credits - Sam Ilic Photography... [Read more of this review]

A Day in Perth

October 26, 2009  

A Day in Perth

The beautiful city of Perth is a modern tourist’s delight. Vibrant and colorful, the City of Lights is located alongside the peaceful waters of the Swan River, bustling with activity and a wide range of attractions to suit all tastes. The atmosphere in Perth is one that is laid-back and relaxing, friendly and welcoming – here are a few highlights from this Friendly City to whet your traveling appetite! Photo credits - Looking Glass Swan Valley Vineyard This fact... [Read more of this review]

Scottish Reminiscence in Dunedin, New Zealand

October 8, 2009  

Scottish Reminiscence in Dunedin, New Zealand

Living in Scotland, you become spoilt by the never-ending scenery and hospitality of this northernmost section of the UK. Surprisingly, though, there’s one part of the world where you’ll find a near replica of Scotland – and it couldn’t be further away: Dunedin, New Zealand. Dunedin is actually an old Scots word that means Edinburgh. The city blossomed out of the southern Kiwi countryside during the 1800’s gold rush, and the two cities were officially twinned... [Read more of this review]

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