Pretty as a picture in Picton…

Arriving in Picton was a momentous occasion for us as it marked our crossing from New Zealand’s North Island to its South Island! The sun was shining as our ferry

Missing Volcanoes and a Journey South…

After the excitement and wonder of Rotorua’s feisty thermal landscape, we were hungry for some more volcanic action! We left our camp in Taupo’s Reid Farm and headed towards Lake

Thermal Wonders and Volcanic Surprises in Rotorua…

After visiting the Coromandel Peninsula, it was time for us to say goodbye to the coast for a while and head inland towards Rotorua. We didn’t know much about this

Hot water beaches and hot days in the Coromandel Peninsula

It didn’t take us long to get used to being part of the camper van community in New Zealand. So far our road trip had taken us through Auckland, the

Sand Dunes, Giant Kauri’s and a Long Road Trip…

Today we had the longest driving day of our New Zealand adventure so far – over ten hours from one coast to the other and back again! We left Paihia

A Breezy Bay of Islands…

We woke up to a beautiful sunny morning on our third day in New Zealand, after staying the night at Auckland’s Westhaven Marina. Once we’d showered in the visitor’s shower

Kia Ora (Hello) New Zealand!

After an early start in Sydney, we arrived at Auckland Airport on the afternoon of Saturday 15th January. The two hour time difference meant that it was nearly 3 O’clock

The magical mystical land of Oz…

Well our time in Australia is nearly up (for now anyway) and it’s fair to say that it’s been an absolutely amazing ride! From the moment we set foot in

More ‘Cocka-too’ do in Sydney..!

Our last couple of days in Sydney were spent in the city itself, making the most of its local attractions such as the Australian Museum, Darling Harbour and Cockatoo Island!

Wet and Wonderful day at the Blue Mountains…

[singlepic id=3391 w=320 h=240 float=center] The Blue Mountains (so called because of the blue haze created by evaporating oil from the Eucalyptus trees in the surrounding valleys) are one of

An explosive end to Oz-Bus and goodbye to 2010!…

We made it!!! After six months of overland travel through four continents, twenty-five countries and God knows how many time zones, we arrived in Sydney in time to see in

A night in Melbourne and visit to the Capital…

After traversing the Great Ocean Road we arrived in the city of Melbourne for a one night stopover, before continuing to Canberra. We arrived late afternoon and went straight out

Koalas, Emu’s & The Great Ocean Road…

After our adventures in the Grampian’s National Park we set off for the Great Ocean Road, widely purported to be one of the ‘best coastal driving roads in the world’!

White Kangaroo’s & The Mighty Grampians

With the Christmas festivities behind us we left Adelaide at around 7.30am and set off towards the state of Victoria. We were heading for the Grampian’s National Park – a

Blue Skies and Big Rocks!

Our time in Alice Springs in the centre of Australia was short but sweet. After a great night in Bo Jangles we were able to have a bit of a

The Devils Marbles and fun at Bo Jangles…

The morning after our ‘swagging under the stars’ experience we boarded the bus for the 12 hour journey to Alice Springs. En route, Mark stopped the bus along the Stuart

Katherine Gorge and ‘Swagging It’ at Daly Waters

After an eventful first few days in Oz we headed off to one of the Northern Territory’s most famous beauty spots, Katherine Gorge – located in Nitmiluk National Park. As

Blown away by Bromo…

Our last two nights on Java were spent in the tiny village of Cemoro Lawang, over 2000 metres above sea level in the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. It was

Our 1st volcano and a walk in the park…

Our journey to Java began at 6am when we departed for the ferry port in South Sumatra. It took just 3.5 hours to get there, despite a detour due to

Amsterdam + Halong Bay = Vang Vieng!

We finally left Vientiane on Wednesday morning bound for Laos’ infamous party town, Vang Vieng – 3.5 hours bus ride away. The ride was pretty uneventful (if a little bumpy