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Auckland

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | Views [835] | Comments [1]

I'll stick by my original impression of Auckland, it doesn't hold up well to expectations when you first step off the plane.  I now realise there are a lot of really nice parts around the centre - Devonport for example is just delightful.  Huge parks, ... Read more >


Gallery: Whangarei and Poor Knights Island

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

It's a top 10 dive site in the world - Jacques Cousteau
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Whangarei

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | Views [1284] | Comments [1]

Did you know that Poor Knights Island, a marine park just off the east coast of the top of the north island, has some of the best diving in the world? Jacques Cousteau apparently believed it to be the case, and of course whether or not that's true, it ... Read more >

Tags: diving, island


Gallery: Bay of Islands and the Rainbow Warrior

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 11 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

awesome
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Bay of Islands

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 11 Nov 2007 | Views [1074]

If the rest of my time in NZ is like this then I'm in serious trouble, wow oh wow, I love this place. It's simply a beautiful bay overlooking some of the many islands in this region. The beaches are a long, golden curve, the surrounding countryside a ... Read more >

Tags: diving, island


Kia Ora New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 8 Nov 2007 | Views [922] | Comments [2]

Kia Ora - it's just for me and mah dawg... Youse ull find Auckland a bit different to what you expect eh bro.  At least i know i did; uninspiring architecture, poorly planned, badly laid out, steep hilled, hobo central city. City of Sails - only if ... Read more >


How was the serenity?

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 7 Nov 2007 | Views [865]

Time has just flown eh, with barely enough time to get a stubby from the eskie, put another prawn on the barbie or run for the now needed dunny.  Over 10 weeks have been skied, trekked, drunk, dived and toured away -and I've barley scratched the surface ... Read more >

Tags: Conclusions?


Jervis Bay

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | Views [1024] | Comments [1]

I can now see why my mate Andy fell in love with this area.  It wasn't immediately obvious for me; mainly because it takes me 2 trains and an expensive taxi to get here, and then another hour wandering around trying to find somewhere to stay.  At least ... Read more >

Tags: diving


Gallery: Jervis Bay

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

poopy diving
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The Whitsundays

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 1 Nov 2007 | Views [1067] | Comments [1]

I'm lucky it's not peak season or my boat would have been crowded.  I'm also lucky that there was no other certified divers on board, or i would have had a really crap dive.  I do have a really leisurely day on a boat, cruising around some of the Whitsunday ... Read more >

Tags: diving, island, sailing


Gallery: The Whitsundays

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 1 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

wow, what a beach...
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Townsville, Magnetic Island and the Yongala wreck

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 30 Oct 2007 | Views [3238] | Comments [1]

Picture this...it's night time, the stars are glorious, fire flies flicker gently on and off while flying through the trees, the forest has a haunting quality...magnetic island is beautiful.  Roaring out of the bush comes a stretched jeep, swerving violently ... Read more >

Tags: diving, island, wildlife


Gallery: Townsville, Magnetic Island and the Yongala wreck

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 29 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery

Buddy badness
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Flying the Great Barrier Reef and around Cairns

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 26 Oct 2007 | Views [1109] | Comments [1]

After my visit to Port Douglas I'm back in Cairns - it's time to see the reef as it's best appreciated - by air.  I go for whatever the best bargain is i can get, and end up with a seaplane.  That suits me fine - more chance of surviving a crash.  My ... Read more >


Gallery: Port Douglas and the rainforest

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery

A tourists dream?
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Port Douglas and the rainforest

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 22 Oct 2007 | Views [2546]

It's an interesting story behind the 'putting on the map' of Port Douglas.  Allegedly Christopher Skase former owner of the Sheraton hotel spent 100's millions of money that wasn't his on super rich complex and palm trees.  Along came the stock market ... Read more >

Tags: wildlife


Diving the Great Barrier Reef

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 20 Oct 2007 | Views [3840]

Boy did i have big expectations for this one: visible with the naked eye from space, one of the 7 natural world wonders, some of the best diving in the world, number one on the places of where my dad wants to visit...this better be good. Two flights ... Read more >

Tags: diving, wildlife


Gallery: Diving The Great Barrier Reef

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 20 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery

Is it great?
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Gallery: Cairns, flying over the reef and around

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 20 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery

It's getting better all the time...
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Cairns

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 19 Oct 2007 | Views [733]

My late arrival introduces me to Cairns, a packed bus and an old fat, man who has to squeeze his way to the front seat.  The bus driver has his laptop next to the seat and asks the passenger to ne careful.  The next thing you hear is the bus driver screaming:... Read more >


Adelaide

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | Views [1301]

"All right me old mucka", "I've had a look at your blog and it's pretentious crap" says my Aussie mate Jason in a way of a greeting.  I knew there was a reason I'd stayed a week longer than I'd liked in the Adelaide area.  Staying ... Read more >


Gallery: Adelaide

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery

It's my birthday and i'll drink if i want to...
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The Last Few Days of True Freedom

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 7 Oct 2007 | Views [843]

I'd like to throw the map away and prove my blog title to be true.  It would make little difference however, maps, music, me and driving are a disastrous combination.  Fortunately it's very easy to drive in Australia outside the cities.  Long straight ... Read more >


Gallery: On The Road

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 7 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery

Lsst days of freedom/this one time in band camp
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The Not So Bad Ocean Road

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 2 Oct 2007 | Views [1663]

I've got a nice blue (the colour is important) hire car at $28 a day for the next 9 days.  Wow, am i excited.  It's been over a year since I've driven a car...but I'm not worried.  Complete freedom, a huge country to lose myself in, places to discover, ... Read more >

Tags: trekking, volcano


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