Australia & New Zealand

Melbourne Australian Open

In Love with Melbourne – The Ultimate Guide to this Beauty

    With almost 5 million inhabitants, Melbourne is the second largest Australian city (after Sydney). Before Canberra was “constructed”, Melbourne served as the interim capital city of Australia. Melbourne is the “coffee” capital of ...
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The Twelve Apostles at sunset

Great Days on a Great Road: The “Great Ocean Road”

    The Great Ocean Road is not really different from other Australian roads, highways and freeways – with one distinctive feature: it is highly spectacular and you don’t want to drive fast (yes, Australians ...
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Sydney Opera House

3 Days in Sydney: Our Highlight Guide

    We spent 3 days in Sydney (+ 2 more for SYDNYE - New Years' Eve in Sydney), which was enough time to get an impression of the city and explore the most important ...
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Highlights from Brisbane to Sydney – Cruising the Pacific Highway Part 2

The first part of the Pacific Highway had lots of highlights to offer - we were really looking forward to the rest of it. And, of course, also to finally reaching Sydney and exploring Australia's ...
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Pacific Highway overlooking Dolphin Point

Highlights from Brisbane to Sydney – Cruising the Pacific Highway Part 1

After we had successfully completed the 2,000 kilometers (1,240 miles) from Cairns to Brisbane, we were really glad to finally leave the Bruce Highway behind us. Driving such a long distance is not a real ...
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Wilson Promontory Lookout overview over peninsula

Southernmost Australia: 1 Day in Wilsons Promontory

Wilsons Promontory (Oz Slang: Wilsons Prom) is a peninsula that accommodates the southernmost point on the Australian mainland – South Point. It is located in Victoria – only about 3 hours drive from Melbourne. The ...
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Three Sisters at Sunset

Hiking in Australia: Welcome to the Blue Mountains

    The Blue Mountains The Blue Mountains are a mountain range in New South Wales - they start 60 kilometers west of Sydney. They are located in the Blue Mountains National Park and are ...
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Australia Zoo Kangaroo Feeding

Australia Zoo: A “Crickey” Day in Steve Irwin’s Legacy

Just a friendly notice in case you are feared of snakes and can't even look at pictures of them ... In this article there some some pictures of them. So please decide for yourself if ...
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Noosa National Park Dolphin Point

Hang-Loosa in Noosa: Exploring the Coastal Walk

After some exciting 4WD-driving in the Great Sandy National Park (Fraser Island and Rainbow Beach), we spent one more day in Noosa to enjoy the beaches and explore Noosa National Park. Noosa is a very ...
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Fraser Island Lake McKenzie

Fraser Island: 1 Day on the World’s largest Sand Island

    After our excursion to paradise – Whitsunday Islands and Whitehaven Beach – we continued south towards our next destination: Fraser Island. There are two major gateways to the island: Hervey Bay and Noosa, ...
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Whitehaven Beach Couple in sea

Sailing the Whitsunday Islands: White, Whiter, Whiteh(e)aven

    After our short stop at Paronella Park, we continued towards Airlie Beach – the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands. We had a quick swim in the ocean at Mission Beach, stopped for a ...
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Paronella Park – The Dream Continues …

Paronella Park is a real hidden gem – we just found it because friends recommended it to us. It is located in Manor Creek - approximately an hour from Cairns. It is the legacy of ...
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Great Barrier Reef Tour

The Great Barrier Reef – 1 Day Underwater Safari

    After we had spent two incredible weeks on New Zealand’s South Island visiting Kahurangi National Park, Aoraki Mount Cook, Wanaka and Queenstown, it was time for our next stop: Australia – a completely ...
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Queenstown Shotover Canyon Swing

Queenstown – New Zealand’s Adventure Capital

    Queenstown is NZ’s adventure capital No 1. New Zealand’s South Island was not one of the first places where Bungee Jumping became commercial for no reason. If you want to spend relaxing days ...
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Couple Portrait That Wanaka Tree

Wanaka at its Best – The South Island’s MUST-VISIT

    Already on our last vacation in New Zealand in 2015, we spent two wonderful days in Wanaka. As we completely loved it there, we wanted to go there again for some time. Wanaka ...
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Aoraki Mount Cook – Exploring NZ’s Highest Peak from the Bottom

    After we had successfully done and survived the 1st part of the Heaphy Track (Kohaihai-Heaphy Hut and back), we continued our journey towards Aoraki Mount Cook. Our first stop was Arthur’s Pass, where ...
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Kohaihai Heaphy Track End

Great Walking in New Zealand – A Beach Expedition on the Heaphy Track

    It is our second time in New Zealand and after our first days back, we know: We still love New Zealand. In 2015, we spent one month in this wonderful and diverse country ...
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