Category: Travel

Shakespeare Point Lookout View
Cruising

New Zealand North Island 32-Day Road Trip Itinerary + 10-Day Cruise

In September and October 2018, we did a 32-day road trip around the North Island of New Zealand followed by a 10-day cruise that brought us back to Australia via the South Island of New Zealand. I know, 32 days seems like an awful lot to spend on just the New Zealand North Island, right? Especially considering we visit some of those same places again on the subsequent 10-day cruise home. However, there are actually so many places to see and things to do here that are often overlooked. We could easily have spent longer here, and there are places I want to go back to and spend some more time in!

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Where to stay in Morisset, Australia: My top 5 recommendations
Accommodation

Where to stay in Morisset, Australia: My top 5 recommendations

Finding a place to stay at Morisset, in the coastal city of Lake Macquarie, NSW can be a challenge. And when there isn’t a lot of choices, sometimes you miss the hidden gems. Don’t get me wrong, that doesn’t mean there aren’t some great options, but they are limited, and some of the best are

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Golden Princess Cruising in Milford Sound
Cruising

Cruising Fiordland National Park, New Zealand

After our New Zealand North Island road trip, we cruised back to Sydney through Fiordland. We were fortunate to have excellent weather and got to see Dusky Sound, Doubtful Sound and Milford Sound. We’ve been to Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound on previous trips aboard small tourist vessels operated by Real Journeys (including this amazing

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Bar Rock, Narooma
Road Tripping

Passing through Narooma, Wagonga Inlet and Bar Rock

Recently, Wifey and I made our way down the South Coast of NSW and were blessed with some beautiful days and stunning scenery. Narooma is a quiet little town situated on the southern side of Forsters Bay and the Wagonga Inlet roughly half way between Bega and Batemans Bay. North Narooma is on the northern

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New Zealand Roadtrip Vlog Day 1
Accommodation

Sydney to Greytown, NZ North Island Roadtrip Vlog Day 1

Day 1 of our 42-day road trip around the North Island of New Zealand started off at Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel. We got a morning flight to Wellington, New Zealand where we arrived mid-afternoon. We picked up our hire car from Jucy Rentals and went to The Hop Garden for lunch. Finally, we made our

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