Despite its small size, New Zealand has a variety of different terrains. One minute you could be driving by forests, full of indigenous Cabbage Trees and Nikau palms (the southernmost member of the palm family, it is unique to New Zealand). Next, you might find yourself passing snow-capped mountains, or cruising along the coast.
Nothing, I think, hurts much more than extremely cold water. It is like a thousand little knives hitting your body. And then there’s the bone-aching cold that numbs your body and makes it hurt to move. You do not want to swim in extremely cold water, unless you have a dry suit. Fortunately we were going scuba diving in Northern Australia - in Cairns.
I dream of sailing on the Spirit of New Zealand, a tall ship built in 1986, when I'm older. Unfortunately, the youngest age they will accept into the youth development program to help run the tall ship for ten days is 15, so I have a few more years to wait.
Known as Australia’s River City, Brisbane is a remarkable place to visit. Home to almost 2 million people, it’s one of the coolest places to explore in Australia (despite being a subtropical locale). Filled with arts, culture, great food, and more, Brisbane is the capital of Queensland and deserves such a crown.
Do people take road trips any more? I’m not talking about the road trip to the next state, or up north for camping. I’m talking epic.
The Sydney Opera House is one of the most famous opera houses in the world. It seemed to me surreal as we flew in over the ocean, looking down at Sydney, at the opera house, at all the boats. It was amazing.