The 3.5-hour journey through the Cook Strait by ferry is spectacular . . . on a sunny day. But you don't want to be the unlucky traveller who makes the crossing while the weather gods are in a bad mood. I have been on this crossing in both weather types; lucky for me, it was fine this trip.
While travelling in Tasmania, I visited Port Arthur, a site loaded with history, both old and more recent.
Western Australia has one of the oldest landscapes in the world. There are amazing rock formations, ginormous gorges and spooky underground caves spread out in the whole region.
Wellington has an abundance of exciting attractions, including the phenomenal Te Papa Museum, The Weta Cave and the magical Wellington Cable car running from Lambton Quay up to affluent Kelburn.
Want to visit the South Island of New Zealand in the winter? Well there are many places you can visit and many activities to enjoy. Choose from whale watching, skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, white water rafting, bungy jumping and many more!
Planning an impromptu getaway this winter? While Australia is famous for its sunny beaches, there are plenty of spectacular options for you to indulge in when the temperature drops.
Did you know Melbourne has ranked as the world's most liveable city for seven years in a row? Find out the top places to see on your trip to the capital of Australia's state of Victoria.
When planning a trip to Australia, which cities should you visit? Melbourne may be one of the world's most liveable cities, but does that make it a better choice than Sydney, Brisbane or Perth?
Travelling is often expensive, but there are quite a few free things to do in the city, from wandering laneways to visiting free art galleries. Here are four of my favourite free things on offer in Melbourne.
So you are in a country called New Zealand that has wonderful beaches and stunning scenery. But what can you do on NZ's North Island in the winter when it is cold and maybe the sun isn't shining?
A look at the framework for freedom camping in New Zealand, and some recent issues caused by its increase in popularity.
Kings Park overlooks the city of Perth in Western Australia. While two-thirds of the 400 hectares park remain covered in bushlands, the remaining one-third that has been developed is a popular destination for both locals and overseas visitors. There are plenty of areas to explore in this huge park.
Tasmania is often forgotten by visitors to Australia, because it's a separate island. It's a pity that more overseas visitors don't see this charming, unspoiled natural paradise full of history.
A visit to the historic Albany whaling station and reflections on our past and present interactions with whales.
When planning an Australian trip, most vacationers automatically book their trip to Sydney - but if your time is limited, it might not be the best choice.