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5 Must Do Hikes in Tasmania

By now it probably seems that I’m completely excited about every single place under the sun I get to visit and explore. And I honestly am blown away. With the majority of them anyway! Traveling, hiking, climbing and all these pursuits that get me out and exploring truly make such a big sense in my life. Tasmania’s been on top of my bucket list, so this post is no doubt biased because of that. However, all trails I walked and mountains I climbed there left me absolutely speechless and in complete awe. Tasmania is a hiker’s paradise and I couldn’t have come prepared for all that was waiting for me on the island. I hope you get excited with me as I share my 5 top must do hikes in Tasmania (and bear with me as I get overly enthusiastic). Cape Raoul Location: Tasman National Park. The southernmost part of…

Explore Shark Bay with me

Exploring Western Australia has been my absolute favourite road trip so far. While the long drive can be completed all in one go, there’s also an option to spread such a long distance journey into a few separate visits. In this aspect, Shark Bay is an ideal place to explore on its own. Located on Western Australia’s Coral Coast between Kalbarri in the south and Carnarvon in the north, it’s a part of pristine and diverse World Heritage Area. It keeps you on toes as you continue to discover new and new surprises. The landscape around Shark Bay displays lots of straight lines, curves, and amazing horizons, but also many patterns and special natural accents that make this place so different and interesting. This is truly an ideal escape for all your sensory perceptions. Come and explore Shark Bay with me! I’ll take you through all the logistical stuff as…

11 reasons I fell in love with Western Australia (and so will you)

Western Australia road trip was definitely one of my 2018 travel highlights. I wanted to explore this remote area of Australia for a while and finally made it happen. The road trip took me from Perth to Broome and all the amazing places in between. What was a total surprise for me was how at home I felt immediately. I fell in love with Western Australia real fast! So, today I am sharing my 11 reasons I fell in love with Western Australia. They may totally be unique to me and my perception. I invite you to find out if there’s a place/landscape/feature/detail here that has the potential to connect you with this part of the world as well. 1. Colors of nature Western Australia is visually gorgeous and colorful. And I mean c-o-l-o-r-f-u-l. The colors here are vivid, expressive and striking, and they penetrate into every part of the…

Things that long distance Australian road trips have taught me

Living in New Zealand positions me quite close to the continent down under. I’ve been lucky enough to go on a couple Australian road trips in the past. Those long journeys through unique landscapes are where I truly started to love the open road and countless kilometers. Each of my Australian road trips has been an entirely different adventure, depending on the landscape, the season, the type of vehicle and the place in life I was at the moment. However, all of them convinced me again and again that road-tripping is the best way to explore the land down under. It’s something I’ll continue to do. Today I collected my thoughts around these road trips, hoping to find a silver lining and lessons that can also be applied to everyday life. Here they are: things that long distance Australian road trips have taught me. Let Go. One thing I’ve learned…

Brisbane to Sydney Road Trip in Photos

TRAVEL DESTINATION: Brisbane to Sydney road trip, Australia East Coast of Australia is possibly the first place one wants to explore when initially visiting Australia. This is where my Australia journey started some years ago. As I’ve currently just returned from my Western Australia road trip, exploring the opposite side of the continent, I want to look back and remember those first road kilometres. Although these days I am traveling differently after learning and changing a bit, I don’t want to compare both experiences. This is not my goal here. The Pacific coast road trip is beautifully unique. Brisbane and Sydney are of course amazing cities to visit on their own, but today let’s see in the pictures the coastal landscape that lies in between both of them. So here it is, my Brisbane to Sydney road trip in photos. Fun, fun, fun Visiting one or all Theme Parks and…

Discover Australia’s Kings Canyon

TRAVEL DESTINATION: Kings Canyon, Northern Territory, Australia Visiting and exploring Kings Canyon was such a rewarding experience during my Australia’s Northern Territory road trip. It’s amazing to look back and realize how the excitement levels went up when approaching the Red Centre. This part of Australia is covered with gorges, but if you decide to only visit one gorge or canyon here, then this is the one: Kings Canyon! The name says it all. You will be absolutely stunned by the vastness and the grandeur of Kings Canyon. The biological richness will surprise you and you will unmistakably feel tiny in this landscape. Today I’m inviting you to Discover Australia’s Kings Canyon with me. So let’s go! About the Kings Canyon Kings Canyon is located in the heart of Watarrka National Park, around 240 km southwest of Alice Springs and about 130 km north of Uluru (air distance). Geologic activities…

A complete guide to gorges of West MacDonnell Ranges

2017 was the year of canyons and gorges. Unexpectedly. It began with the Sardinian Gola di Gorropu and then rolled into my Australian adventures. Gorges continued to show up when I least foresaw. The central Australian landscape got me totally unprepared for what was waiting for me. How could have I expected that the desert would hold this many gorges and small oases which shelter the water source? Northern Territory road trip was an amazing adventure by itself, however, discovering gorges located in the MacDonnell Ranges west from Alice Springs was a definite highlight when approaching the Red Centre. I put aside 2 days to explore spectacular waterholes, gaps, gorges and everything in between. Interested in learning more about these gorges or already planning a visit? Here it is, A complete guide to gorges of West MacDonnell Ranges. Where exactly are West MacDonnell Ranges?West MacDonnell National Park is located on…

Mornington Peninsula in a Day

TRAVEL DESTINATION: Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Melbourne is one of the liveliest cities in Australia. There's so much to do, see, explore and experience in this part of Victoria. While the city itself offers endless options, I always like to look further into the surrounding landscapes and vistas. And that's something Melbourne strives at as

10 photos to make you want to visit Uluru

TRAVEL DESTINATION: Ayers Rock (Uluru), Northern Territory, Australia I’ve been physically so close to the Red Centre and Ayers Rock for a while now, yet it seems it’s always slipped through my fingers. Finally, the timing was just right. I have to believe that. I didn’t try to push it but rather wanted to be ready. To be able to appreciate it more. And after all, I hoped to do it right the first time around, the whole experience, traveling and rolling towards the Uluru. Perhaps I silently didn’t want to jinx it, prolonging the waiting and choosing to live with the anticipation. I wanted to give myself time to learn how to really be thankful for every moment that would be given to me in the Red Centre. I did fight hard not to go on this adventure with any (too many) expectations. At least not those high ones that…