Insane! And I nearly didn't go! The blue mountains is a national park scaling 954 miles squared in size. I have since discovered that the 'Greater Blue Mountains area' is, similarly to fremantle prison, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This area comprises a total of 8 national parks and covering an astounding 3,900 square miles. … Continue reading The Blue Mountains
Surprisingly, I spent 3 weeks around Sydney. 3 weeks may seem like a fair time to spend in a city, however there's many places you can go that are just a train or ferry ride away. I spent time in the city centre, Bondi, Manly, Ku Ran Gai Chase National Park and the Blue Mountains. … Continue reading Sydney
During my brief stay in Perth, I spent a night in Fremantle where I visited a prison and ... some penguins. Both p's, but very different p's. A prison may sound like a strange place to visit but the maximum security prison was decommissioned in 1991, 136 years after opening, and is now a UNESCO … Continue reading Prison and Penguins
Okay so, my next stop was Perth. 'Quite a trip' many said in surprise to hear I would be heading back over the East coast after. I have family in Perth; my great aunt and uncle who have visited England many times, and numerous cousins who I had never met. Before I left England, I … Continue reading A week in Perth
After tearing myself away from my one true love that is Queenstown, I flew in to Melbourne a couple of days later on 4th April. I absolutely loved Queenstown. Mountains and low setting clouds over the lake front, shops and bars all within walking distance and the friendliest people you will ever meet. Every part … Continue reading A few days in Melbourne!
Wed 29th - Sunday 2nd Well well well! A couple of days away to recharge my batteries, I was definitely feeling much perkier on my return to queenstown! I arrived back about 4pm after another 8 hour coach. I managed to sleep for a few hours, but the first bus driver insisted on giving us … Continue reading Queenstown take 2!
To franz! Mon 27th - wed 29th Ok so after much deliberation I decided to take the plunge,head back up to franz Josef , and try and do the helihike on the glacier that I missed out on. An 8 hour coach journey each way and an extra 100 bucks for the ticket, it was … Continue reading Egg rolls (back)