Category: Road Tripping

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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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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Our lunch at The Hop Garden
Food & Drink

Lunch at The Hop Garden in Wellington

When we landed in New Zealand, it was about 3 pm local time. Smack bang on lunchtime back in Australia, so by the time we got through customs, caught the free shuttle to Jucy, and picked up our hire car from them, we were starting to get pretty hungry. The first place on our list

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Gull Drive Thru Bethlehem Bowser
Road Tripping

4 ways to save money on fuel road tripping in New Zealand

Petrol in New Zealand is expensive compared to Australia and the United States. The best prices are around $2.00 per litre for regular 91 octane fuel on the North Island. It’s not uncommon to find prices anywhere between $2.17 and $2.25 per litre in regional centres and don’t be surprised in small, remote areas to

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Boat in the Reeds at the Bombah Point Ferry
Road Tripping

Myall Lakes National Park – A Detour Off The Pacific Highway

We regularly commute up and down the Pacific Highway, and as more towns have been bypassed it has gotten quicker. The downside? It’s easier to miss some of the special places that are off the beaten track. So, last week we decided to take a detour at the Hawks Nest exit, North of Newcastle and

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Cruising

Noumea 1-Day Road Trip From A Cruise Ship

Noumea is a beautiful and unique city in its own right. Situated at the southern end of the largest island in New Caledonia, Grand Terre, is both the capital and the countries major port. As a result, Noumea is also home to much of the countries heavy industry. A significant portion of New Caledonia’s GDP

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