Note: my visit to White Island took place before the deadly eruption in December 2019, which killed 21 people. For obvious reasons the island is no longer open for public visits. I think I booked this excursion only a few days before it took place and I was put on a waiting list. Luckily I … More Dreaming in New Zealand: White Island
New Zealand’s North Island is a fantastic place for anyone looking for vivid contrasts and drastic landscapes. One moment you see lush, fantasy-like green hills and the next you face snow-covered dead-zone volcanoes. It’s like this place was made for everyone to enjoy in their own way. It definitely fits my taste! From lush, green … More Dreaming in New Zealand: Tongariro NP
New Zealand you say, huh? And why dreaming? Everybody has bad days in their lives and when I had mine I wished to escape from reality and go as far away as I could and New Zealand was the furthest place I could think of. Luckily the grim days are not so common now but … More Dreaming in New Zealand: Wellington
I hope nobody thinks that 10h is enough to see Sydney! But when you are limited by stopover hours and you are not too lazy to waste spend this time at the airport, then it’s plenty of time to check a few places in the city. Also the train linking the airport with the city … More Sydney: 10 hours in the city.
I have a feeling this will be the longest post in the whole of Australian series. No wonder as Sydney is the biggest and most well-known city in Oz and quite frankly it deserves a lot of attention. I initially thought of splitting the feed into 2 separate posts but I think it would be … More I ❤ Australia: Simply Sydney
When I think of Gold Coast one of the first thought about the place I have is surfers. Crystal clear and relatively warm ocean and great waves all along the coast make it a perfect spot for beginners and advanced surf-boarders (I know…). I did not get to experience any of that myself unfortunately due … More I ❤ Australia: A bit more of Gold Coast, Byron Bay and Hinze Dame!
There are so many FANTASTIC places in Australia that I struggle to name my favorite. Saying that Gold Coast area was the place where I felt like I could spend a bit of my life in. Could it be the warm weather (again), or the love for ocean-side cities (well, all places I visited in … More I ❤ Australia: A bit of Gold Coast, Brisbane and Australia Zoo!
Said to be the world’s largest living structure and a place recognizable from outer space, the Great Barrier Reef is an amazing wonder worth exploring (before it’s gone). Not too far off the East coast of Australia’s Queensland, the divers paradise can boast an astonishing 2900 reefs being a home to more than 1500 species … More I ❤ Australia: The Great Barrier Reef
If you plan on visiting the world famous Great Barrier Reef there is a high chance you will be flying into one of the 2 main hubs, Cairns or Townsville. Which is better I could not say but I decided to opt for Cairns. It is bigger of the two with a bit more option … More I ❤ Australia: Cairns, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.
And here goes another brilliant day in Down Under. I cannot express how much I love the weather in Australia. I know it’s not always that sunny and warm and beautiful in Oz, especially in Melbourne, but after arriving from a doom-like dull Liverpool all one needs is a bit of sunshine. But I got … More I ❤ Australia! Melbourne and Phillip Island.