Australia and New Zealand

Growing up in New Zealand, the stunning landscape and laid-back lifestyle were something I just took for granted. It’s only since returning as a traveler that I’ve been able to see it with fresh eyes, and become able to appreciate just how incredible a country it really is.

Likewise, I lived in both Sydney and Melbourne for several years, but as great as those cities are, the best parts of Australia lie outside the population centres. From deserted beaches to natural wonders, it’s all there to explore.

Dave with arms out at Lake Waikaremoana

A Guide to New Zealand’s Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk

An in-depth guide to the Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk with details on accommodation and gear, a daily breakdown, and much more.

View descending from Roys Peak summit

7 of the Best Day Walks Near Wanaka

Some of the best day walks near Wanaka, in New Zealand's South Island.

Lauren at Pinnacles summit

The Pinnacles Walk: A Great Day or Overnight Hike in the Coromandel

The Pinnacles Walk is a great day or overnight hike in the Coromandel region of NZ.

Alpacas beside river - closeup

Hiking With Alpacas In New Zealand (or How to Have a Very Happy Girlfriend)

That time I went hiking with alpacas in New Zealand.

Mueller Hut Route view

The Mueller Hut Route: A Gloriously Tough Day Hike

The Mueller Hut route in Mount Cook National Park was a tough, sweaty, wonderful day hike.

Great Barrier Reef - Frank

Sun, Sea, and Shitloads of Sharks

From night dives with sharks to meeting Frank the giant wrasse, diving the Great Barrier Reef exceeded all expectations.

27 of my favourite things about New Zealand

So that was it. 63 days after flying into New Zealand, I flew back out again. In the meantime I’d...

Dunes and ocean

Bidding farewell at Farewell Spit

Our time in New Zealand was rapidly coming to an end. We’d been in my homeland for two months, travelling...

1 2 3 7