Australia & the Pacific:
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A series of earthquakes hit Christchurch, New Zealand in 2010 and 2011 causing widespread damage. While recovery is underway there are still parts of the center that are out of bounds to the general ...
Written by Jeff, Australia, October 2010
Cockatoo Island is a Heritage Listed island in Sydney's western harbour. You can get there easily by ferry and once on the island there's a lot to explore. The island has been used for shipbuilding ...
Written by Brooke, Australia, February 2013
The Kimberley is a remote region located in the northern section of Western Australia. It is here that the Gibb River Road transverses, spanning for 410 miles (660 km) from Derby to Kununurra. As ...
Nestled snugly around the edges of Lake Wakatipu and surrounded by snow-covered mountains, Queenstown
attracts nearly two million visitors per year. Many come to relax and
rejuvenate and enjoy ...
From Hawke’s Bay in the North Island to Marlborough in the South Island , you can taste your way through three of New Zealand’s most significant wine regions and take in some of the country’s ...
Written by Kyle, USA, February 2013
Although New Zealand is a definite hotspot on the global backpacker and adventure travel circuit, few travelers ever venture off the beaten path by making a side trip to the Chatham Islands. A group ...
Written by koalakiss86, Australia, November 2010
Coffs Harbour not only has the BIG BANANA! but it also has a small sea animals wildlife park in the middle of the city. We only found this place because we like to explore (get lost on the roads ...
The walking world is abuzz with the news that an amazing new trail will soon be open.
Nearly 40 years in the making, the idea for a New Zealand-long scenic trail was first dreamed up in the mid ...
If you are looking to get out of the city and breathe some sea air into your lungs, you can’t go wrong with a trip down the Great Ocean Road. Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from ...
Written by RobC, New Zealand, October 2010
I spent a week here last year and still can't get it out of my mind. Besides the heat (it's HOT) and the distances (it's Australia, everything is far away!) you will love seeing the birds and other ...
Sydney’s Vivid Festival will once again flood the city with a multicolored canvas of light, music and ideas in late May 2012.
Ranked one of the Top Ten global ideas festivals by the UK’s ...
Fans of The Lord of Rings trilogy are eagerly anticipating filmmaker Peter Jackson’s next movie: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey . Adapted from the classic cult novel The Hobbit , by J.R.R. ...
Marlborough, in New Zealand’s
South Island, is a region blessed with a temperate climate and plenty
of sunshine – the perfect combination to produce some of the world’s
best sauvignon blanc. ...
Written by Brooke, Australia, August 2012
A radiocarbon laboratory in New Zealand
recently returned the results from a finding of rock art in an
Australian outback cave just a year prior. Tests of the charcoal used to
make the drawings ...
Melbourne ’s public art displays are part of what makes the city such an exciting and vibrant place. Take a turn down an alleyway and discover a mural worthy of the best art gallery, walk among ...
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