12 Photos to Inspire Your Visit to Port Arthur

Looking down at the penitentiary

Port Arthur is a significant location in Australian history.

First, it is the best preserved convict site in Australia and is World Heritage Listed. 

Second, it was the site of the 1996 massacre where 35 people were killed and 23 were injured. 

It is a very interesting place to visit. As a convict settlement, it started as a timbre yard before it became a prison for those convicts who committed further crimes upon arriving in Australia. Some of the stories are heart breaking, and on a wet, cloudy, miserable day it develops a sad and painful atmosphere. On a bright, sunny day that feeling disappears, and the contrast of colours is mesmerizing.  Read More

Party up in an Ice Bar

Ice bar chandelier

During my short stay in Queenstown I had the opportunity to stop by Below Zero ice bar for a quick drink (or two). I can now say with all authority that visiting an ice bar is the coolest thing ever.

Ice bar chandelier

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Visiting MONA in Tasmania

Graffiti on the MONA Ferry

Tasmania is one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. It’s almost like going back in time, with acres of untouched wilderness and old colonial towns full of history, intrigue and, sometimes, sadness. What I was not expecting when I visited Tasmania earlier in the year, was to explore the most mind-blowing, over-stimulating and sensational modern arts museums in the world.  Read More

Bucket List: Swim with Dolphins

I know it’s girly, but swimming with dolphins has always been a bucket list item I’ve wanted to tick of my bucket list, and I FINALLY got to do it when I was in Adelaide last year. My only regret is that I didn’t have my own GoPro to capture any underwater photos.

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Zip Lining in Ancient New Zealand Forests

One of the bridges on the Rotorua Zip Lining Tour
“Don’t look down. Don’t. Look. Down.”
The mantra was running in a loop through my mind as I slowly and carefully approached the edge of the platform. “Just keep going down the steps, you’ll fly off with no effort” my guide said to me, guiding me down to the first steps. One step. Two steps. Three.. and I was off! Hanging by my harness and flying among the trees meters above the floor of the Rotorua rain forest.

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See the Devil’s Marbles

The Devil's Marbles before sunset

The Devil’s Marbles Conservation Reserve, known by the traditional Aboriginal owners as Karlu Karlu, is place of beauty, mystery and colour. It is also a place that should definitely be on your bucket list.

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Making Chocolates from Scratch

So many chocolates!
I. Love. Chocolate
Dark chocolate, white chocolate, milk chocolate, ANY chocolate. I’d pretty much do anything under the promise of chocolate. So you can bet that when I heard that Charles Darwin University was offering a chocolate making course I signed up so quickly I probably broke land-speed records.

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15 Photos to Inspire you to Visit Tasmania

A bronze stature of the dog line at Eaglehawk Neck

I have wanted to visit Tasmania for a really, really long time. I follow Tasmania on Instagram and have fallen in love with the un-touched scenery. Instagram just made Tasmania seem like every outdoor lovers dream. So when I got the opportunity to visit a friend in Hobart for a week I jumped at the chance. But the question remained, would the real thing stack up to Instagram? Read More

Getting the VIP Treatment in Egypt

The side of a gold and turquoise coffin in the Cairo museum

Gather around and let me tell you a story. A story of confusion. A story of disgust. A story of hysterical laughter. Read More

22 Summer Bucket List Ideas

It’s summer here in the land down under, and things are really heating up. The sun’s out along with the flies, and the mercury is rising. So I think it’s time for a seasonal bucket list to get you inspired for the sweltering months ahead of us, and if you live in the northern hemisphere, maybe it will just fill  you with a longing for long summer days and travel to the great southern land.  Read More