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Sydney – A photographic snapshot

The site of the first British colony in Australia, the city of the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge, a sporting mecca and the home of some of the most spectacular beaches and parks in the world.


Perth – Monkeying around at the zoo

Sometimes it can be hard travelling around finding new and unique things to do. Every now and then it’s worth just falling into the nearest tourist trap and soaking up the commercial atmosphere.


Western Australia – Visiting the Valley of the Giants

The Valley of the Giants, based in the lost era of Gondwana. The publicity around Western Australia’s Tree Top Walk has more than an air of Jurassic Park about it.


Cairns – Bungy jumping with Lillee and Thommo (sort of)

The rugged looking Australian to my left cast a derisory eye over me. Doubtless fresh from a bout of crocodile wrestling that very morning, he turned to his mate to my right and said: “That’s a nice watch he’s got, if this goes wrong do you want it or shallRead More …


New Zealand – Riding the Wilkin River Jet

CJ flashed around the turns as if the boat was a salmon. The man was clearly insane, barking out who knew what at us as he straightened up and headed directly for a floating tree at around 100kph.


New Zealand – Franz Josef: Memories from the morning after the Glacier before

Boots, socks, raincoats, gloves. Not forgetting the vital Talonz, getting ready for the tour was a task in itself.


New Zealand – Kayaking in Abel Tasman National Park, Nelson

Veering from one side to the other, my strokes growing ever more desperate, it quickly dawned on me that a tilt at yet another international sport was escaping my grasp.


Australia – Finding my inner fish at the Whitsunday Islands

I am not a fish. I say this because, to all intents and purposes, some people are. They may not have gills or go perfectly with a nice plate of chips, but put them in water and they take it like, well, a fish to water.


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