Rarotonga – First few days on The Cook Islands

We took off from Auckland at 4:20pm on Saturday 30th January. After a 3.5 hour flight we landed in Rarotonga at 8:50pm on Friday January 29th. We are time travellers… Although read on to find out why John preferred January 30th better the first time around.  Your first greeting after landing in The Cook Islands … More Rarotonga – First few days on The Cook Islands

Milford Sound 

It took us around 4.5 hours to reach our intended campsite for Milford Sound. We stayed at cascade creek, which is a department of conservation campsite (DOC for short). The majority of these have a fee of $6pp but can go as high as $10. Most have pretty basic facilities, some have cold showers and … More Milford Sound 

NYE in Melbourne

Unsure about where to celebrate New Years, the receptionist at our hotel said the riverside would be a good place. We had a few drinks in our hotel (a bottle of $4 wine, which is around £2… It wasn’t so bad with lemonade!) and headed out around 10pm to the Yarra River.     We walked … More NYE in Melbourne


We flew from Sydney to melbourne, as the cost of flying and getting the greyhound was the same, however the greyhound takes 10 hours and flying take 1.5.  We landed to cooler weather than Sydney, and took the skybus to the southern cross train station. The cost was $18 per person and you can purchase … More Melbourne