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.

Wanaka sunset

Wanaka: Films, frustration and fantastic sunsets

After three chilled-out days in Queenstown that consisted mostly of eating ridiculously large hamburgers, afternoon drinking and riding on jetboats,...

Dart jetboats

A day on the Dart

Queenstown. It’s the jewel in New Zealand’s tourist crown, a bustling little town nestled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu....

The beautiful solitude of Doubtful Sound

Doubtful Sound. Heard of it? Most people haven’t, even those who’ve spent a bit of time in New Zealand. It’s...

Catlins waterfall

Next Stop Antarctica: Another Day in the Catlins

After 24 hours of non-stop natural beauty in the Catlins, it seemed that we could do no wrong when it...

Catlins beach

The isolated beauty of the Catlins

The Catlins is one of those parts of New Zealand that, due to its location, never seems to get the...

Steampunk skull

Oamaru, home of … steampunk?

Ask pretty much any New Zealander what they know about Oamaru and the answer will probably be … not much....

Car on the road to Mount Cook

The road to Mount Cook

I have absolutely no idea why I didn’t get there sooner. It wasn’t like I hadn’t had the opportunity. Countless...

Building Christchurch

Returning to Christchurch

I wasn’t looking forward to returning to Christchurch. This was the city that I knew best in New Zealand. It’s...

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