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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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The Chill'd Cafe Vegan Burger
Food & Drink

Chill’d Cafe and Bar Menu – Morriset

Chill’d Cafe and Bar is a new dining venue that recently opened in Lake Macquarie. You can find it in the heart of the township of Morisset, beside Dominos where “The Sset” previously lived. This is in behind the Morisset Police Station, near Morisset Square. The location is convenient, and while street parking is limited,

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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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