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Waiheke Island & Auckland, New Zealand

Waiheke Island

Waiheke Island is located in the Hauraki Gulf just a 30 minute ferry ride from Auckland in the North of New Zealand. The island is a subtropical blend of beaches, vineyards, forests, olive groves, rolling fields and bushland. 578 more words

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Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown is the adventure and extreme sports capital of New Zealand. The town is located in the south-west of the South Island and sits by Lake Wakaitpu and surrounded by the looming mountains peaks of the Remarkables. 864 more words

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Lake Tekapo & Wanaka, New Zealand

Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo is New Zealand’s highest lake at 710m above sea level and was a fantastic lunch stop on the way to Wanaka from Christchurch by bus. 336 more words

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Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch is New Zealand’s second largest city and is located on the South Island. The city was originally built by the British in 1850 and was modelled to look like the English city of Oxford (named after the Christ Church Oxford College). 570 more words

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A Taggalong reflects- Annie Chisholm

Taggalongs Paul and Annie had an awesome trip on Obelix and Asterix. They learned how to stay upright on a rocky boat, how to use a Scrabble dictionary, land a tuna, eat sushimi, enjoy oysters off the rocks, hang out the back of the boat to answer a call of nature, not bump their heads as they sat up in bed… 75 more words

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Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne is the second largest city in Australia and on the south side of the country. The city is known as being much cooler, arty, fashionable and more European than its Sydney counter part. 508 more words

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The Blue Mountains & Orange, NSW Australia


Feeling ready to hit the road again we purchased a train ticket from Newcastle to Katoomba in the Blue Mountains (only $8 each!). We checked into the Katoomba YHA hostel and as the weather was good (it had been raining continuously for a week) we were advised to head out straight away to catch a glimpse of the mountains. 412 more words

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