Category: Oceania

Cascade Brewery

A Taste of Hobart, Tasmania

Posted in Australia, Oceania

My first stop on arrival at any airport, is the information centre, no matter how many times I’ve been before. So by the time I’d flicked through brochures including The…

Steaming up in Queenscliff

Tour de Bellarine Peninsula

Posted in Australia, Oceania

Barwon Heads is a good place to begin your Tour de Bellarine Peninsula. It is the town from which Australia’s first Tour de France winner hails. Almost as soon as…

Lunch Naples Style

Food, foodies and focaccias in Haberfield, Sydney

Posted in Australia, Oceania

I headed to Haberfield, Sydney for an Italian food experience. But this suburb, 6 km west of Sydney’s CBD, celebrates three different cultures at Federation Place (Piazza Federazione) on Ramsay…

Mt Ruapehu from Waihohonu Hut

A Great Walk in Tongariro National Park

Posted in Oceania

The Tongariro National Park has many claims to fame. For a start, it’s the location of one of New Zealand’s nine Great Walks. It is also one of the 890…

Landing Our Sea-Kayaks

Sea Kayaking the Abel Tasman, New Zealand

Posted in Oceania

The Abel Tasman Coastal Track is one of New Zealand’s nine Great Walks. But my friends and I made Abel Tasman National Park a sea-kayaking destination, since we had just…

Panekiri Bluff from the Motor Camp

Trekking Lake Waikaremoana

Posted in Oceania

The Lake Waikaremoana Track in Te Urewera National Park of the North Island, is one of New Zealand’s least tramped Great Walks. A Great Walk is a formal classification for…

High vantage point on the Heaphy Track

Trekking The Heaphy Track

Posted in Oceania

The Heaphy Track is in the South Island of New Zealand. It is 82 kilometres long and is one of New Zealand’s Great Walks. New Zealanders tramp this backcountry, Australians…