Category Archives: Oceania

A region of the world including Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, and the Pacific islands.

Hotham Valley Railway – Dwellingup

The Hotham Valley Railway at Dwellingup is a place that you can go to experience what rail travel was like in the golden age of steam.  The team of volunteers work hard to give you an enjoyable day out.  The town of Dwellingup is a 40 minute drive from Mandurah, Western Australia.

Continue reading Hotham Valley Railway – Dwellingup

Advertisements

Oahu – Hawaiian Island Infatuation

Oahu is the third largest Hawaiian Island, after Hawaii and Maui, and is home to the state capital Honolulu.  Oahu is categorised into five regions: Honolulu, Central Oahu, Leeward Coast, Winward Coast and the North Shore.  Each region has a different character – from laidback surf towns, to cosmopolitan city life, fine dining and diverse shopping options.

Continue reading Oahu – Hawaiian Island Infatuation

Kawau Island New Zealand – A Short Stay

A short 8km boat ride across Kawau Bay from Sandspit, Warkworth will transport you to the beautiful Kawau Island New Zealand.  There are ferries and water taxis that leave from Sandspit daily, or take your own boat out for a spin.  The island has three harbours: Bon Accord Harbour, North Cove, and South Cove.  Most residents rely on direct waterfront access and have private wharves for entrance to their homes.  Other residents choose to live on their boats anchored in one of the harbours.

Continue reading Kawau Island New Zealand – A Short Stay

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a place of unique beauty in the iconic “Red Centre” of Australia, inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List for both its cultural and natural values.  The massive rock formations of Uluru and Kata Tjuta act as a refuge for both plants and animals and are the focal point of this desert landscape.  Continue reading Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Sydney Harbour Bridge Walk

Taking a stroll over the Sydney Harbour Bridge is an excellent activity for a beautiful sunny day.  Walking across the bridge itself will cost you nothing, and provide you with some lovely photo opportunities of the harbour and the surrounding city along the way.

Walking from Milsons Point to Circular Quay takes a little over half an hour, depending on how many times you stop to take photos, and the distance is about 2.5 km.  This is the best direction to walk the bridge, providing views of the city as you walk towards it.  Here’s a photo walk through to encourage you to give it a try next time you are in the area.

Continue reading Sydney Harbour Bridge Walk

Maui – Hawaiian Island Infatuation

Maui is the second largest island in the Hawaiian archipelago and is formed by two shield volcanoes that overlapped to create an isthmus between them.  The volcano in the west is extinct, while Haleakala in the east is classified as dormant, and is surrounded by National Park.

Our trip started up on the north coast and then we drove over towards the west coast beaches and towns.    Here are some of the things we did during our time on the island. Continue reading Maui – Hawaiian Island Infatuation