Oceania

7 Quick Sidetrips in Australia

7 Quick Sidetrips in Australia

From the magical Three Sisters to the beautiful Victoria Harbor, the land of the Kangaroo offers a wide variety of attractions for travelers of all age and interest. Other than the spectacular West Coast...
Ayres Rock, More Than Just a Rock

Ayres Rock, More Than Just a Rock

You’ve surely noticed by now the pictures of that huge rock smack in the middle of Australia. In Aboriginal, it’s called Uluru (said to have no true direct translation), but in English it is...
Milford Sound in Photos

Milford Sound in Photos

Back to New Zealand again this week to highlight one of my favorite part of the journey there, the famed Milford Sound. The 3-4 hour bus ride from Queenstown was quite eventful, with numerous...
Melbourne, Queen of the Desert

Melbourne, Queen of the Desert

Melbourne was the ideal vision of what I thought Australia would be like. The airport is located out in the bush, a reddish-hued desert with hardly anything else in sight. Leaving via bus, my first glimpse...
Silent Escape at Doubtful Sound

Silent Escape at Doubtful Sound

New Zealand’s Fjordland is home to some of Planet Earth’s most stunning landscapes. Most tourists head straight for Milford Sound, which is easily accessible via bus or coach, courtesy of a large mountain tunnel. But for those...
Breaking World Records in Tamworth, Australia

Breaking World Records in Tamworth, Australia

Australia is known for plenty of things – iconic architecture, unique wildlife among them – but few know about the record-breaking events that take place at the end of every January in a small...
Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland, NZ

Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland, NZ

The first thing I heard about the town of Rotoroa was that it’s got a weird smell hanging over the entire town. This intriguing fact was due to the amount of thermal geoactivities that...
Sydney’s Circular Quay

Sydney’s Circular Quay

While (almost) everyone knows that Canberra is Australia’s political capital, the amount of tourist attractions and diversity of entertainment options available in Sydney’s Circular Quay (pronounced like “key”) makes it a capital region of...
Queenstown Photo Collage

Queenstown Photo Collage

For this weeks’ Photo Friday, here’s a collage of snaps of the world’s adventure capital, Queenstown, New Zealand. This popular tourist domestic and international tourist destination did not disappoint, with plenty of attractions to...
Queensland, Australia’s Sunshine State

Queensland, Australia’s Sunshine State

Queensland has been in the news a lot lately with their “dream job” promotion – they offered someone an island caretaker job, complete with a big salary and benefits, as long as the caretaker...
Margaret River, Western Australia

Margaret River, Western Australia

Margaret River is a little town about 4 hours south of Perth. This quaint settlement is home to numerous vineyards and farm stays, making it ideal for those who wish to get away from...
Peering into Papua New Guinea

Peering into Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea, a unique country by the Pacific ocean who managed to remain relatively unspoilt thanks to its low urban development (only 18% of the population live in urban centers). As well as...
Capital Adventures in Wellington

Capital Adventures in Wellington

Wellington is the capital of New Zealand (not its larger northern neighbor, Auckland). Travelers in the know agree that this is one Pacific city not to be missed. With a combination of cosmopolitan attractions...
A Day in Perth

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...
Six Breathtaking Scenic Drives in Asia

Six Breathtaking Scenic Drives in Asia

Although Asia is mostly made up of various sizes of island nations and several dense world capitals, there is a time and place to hire a car and push the pedal to the floor....
Scottish Reminiscence in Dunedin, New Zealand

Scottish Reminiscence in Dunedin, New Zealand

Living in Scotland, you become spoiled 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...
Dreaming of New Zealand

Dreaming of New Zealand

As we’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...
New Zealand Dreaming, Part 2

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...
Sunny Christmas in NZ

Sunny Christmas in NZ

The extinct volcanic cone known as Mauao 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...
Capital Adventures in Canberra

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...
NZ North Island A La Carte

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....
Queenstown, New Zealand Adventure Capital

Queenstown, New Zealand Adventure Capital

One of the most awe-inspiring moments of my life occurred on a cool moonlit night in New Zealand. I gazed up from my ground-level lodge’s balcony and saw the most amazing thing: hundreds of...
Traveling Australia – 5 Unique Ways

Traveling Australia – 5 Unique Ways

Australian holidays are all about long journeys and adventurous travel. You could just lounge on the beach or have a city break in Sydney during your holiday to Australia, but you would be missing...
24Hr in Auckland, the City of Sails

24Hr in Auckland, the City of Sails

The beautiful Waitemata Harbour is Auckland’s greatest natural asset © Gareth Eyres A day in Auckland begins as the sun rises and ends way after it sets. With a million of its people residing...
Tourism Victoria Launches Play Melbourne

Tourism Victoria Launches Play Melbourne

Filed under Enchanting Oceania, News Leave a comment Tourism Victoria has launched the latest phase of its “Jigsaw” campaign, with creative designed to lure Australian travelers to Melbourne. The tourism body launched its year-long campaign “Play...
New Zealand – Wine Paradise

New Zealand – Wine Paradise

Your love of wine and food will draw you to Marlborough © Ian Trafford New Zealand is a country like no other, and its wine is an experience like no other. The special combination...
7 Top Attractions in Rotorua, New Zealand

7 Top Attractions in Rotorua, New Zealand

Geyser flat, Whakarewarewa © Chris McLennan Did you know that the Frying Pan Lake near Rotorua is the world’s largest hot water spring, with temperatures reaching 200?C at its deepest point? It comes as...
Top Attractions of Western Australia

Top Attractions of Western Australia

Western Australia is one of the major tourist attraction for travelers looking for wilderness and adventure, and rightfully so. The area is huge but very sparsely populated – just 2.1 million inhabitants with almost...