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Kid Friendly Port Macquarie

After three nights in Sydney and a night in Newcastle, it was time to head North up the coast. Our destination; Port Macquarie. This beautiful beach town in Australia’s New South Wales, is nestled between the Pacific and Hastings River. …
Sky with koala

Mini Roadtrip: Sydney to Newcastle

I have delayed writing this post for ages. Following the catastrophic Australian bushfires, it didn’t seem right to relay just what a lovely time I had spent in NSW, a mere week before the fires commenced. Luckily a friend made …
photo of kalbarri national park

Visiting Kalbarri, Western Australia

If you’re a Geography geek like me, Western Australia will serve up plentiful gems for you to feast your eyes on. After spending the weekend with dolphins, dugongs and turtles in Shark Bay, it was time to head South to …

A Weekend in Shark Bay, Australia

Shark Bay, located in the most westerly point of the Australian continent, is a designated UNESCO world heritage site. This comes as no surprise given it has the largest and richest sea-grass beds in the world.  The beds are home …

Driving The Coral Coast – Perth to Geraldton

After a frustrating flight with Qantas (our inflight entertainment was broken, should have saved the $ and flown Scoot), we landed close to midnight in Perth.  I took the decision that hiring a car this late wouldn’t be a wise, …
Desert Road Western Australia

Planning A Trip To Western Australia

Four years ago I visited Western Australia for the first time, taking in Perth, Fremantle and the Margaret River. It seemed like the most perfect place. Beautiful beaches, loads of activities for kids plus delicious wineries.  I wanted to revisit …

6 Things To Do In Launceston With Kids

After an amazing start to our Tasmania roadtrip in Hobart and Bicheno, we finished our trip in Launceston, northern Tasmania.  Launceston is Tasmania’s second major city, another glorious stunner, hugging the River Tamar.  Best of all, the region is home …

Tasmania’s East Coast – Bicheno & Wineglass Bay

From Tasmania’s capital, Hobart, it took us nearly 3 hours to drive to the laid back seaside town of Bicheno on the Freycinet Peninsula (including a slight detour to Freycinet National Park).  We had originally intended to stop off at …

Top 8 Things To Do in Hobart With Kids

We started our Tasmania adventure in the state capital, Hobart. Hobart is absolutely packed with activities, perfect for little travellers. Our journey began in Sinagpore, where we flew with Qantas to Melbourne. After a short wait in the airport, we …
photo of girls on top of Mount Wellington, Tasmania

How To Plan A Trip To Tasmania

I have always wanted to visit the Australian island of Tasmania. In my mind it was a dark, windswept rocky island, located at the bottom of the world.  Recently it has seemed to gain traction as the new trendy hotspot …
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