Top Australia and New Zealand Experiences

  1. Saw migrating Humpback whales and their young off the Fraser Coast
  2. Hand fed a sea turtle
  3. Visited and flew over the World’s largest sand island, Fraser Island
  4. Saw wild fruit bats roosting
  5. Stayed in a tee-pee surrounded by cockatoos, lorikeets and cockatiels.
  6. Spent an afternoon on the 98% silica, soft white sands of Whitehaven beach.
  7. Spent the night sleeping under the stars on the Great Barrier Reef 
  8. Snorkelled on the Great Barrier Reef with only 2 other people
  9. Visited a colony of wild Allied Rock wallabies on Magnetic Island
  10. Spent the day exploring Magnetic Island in a “topless” car
  11. Watched Cane toad racing
  12. Saw a wild, and rare, Southern Cassowary crossing the road in Mission Beach
  13. Travelled on the Skyrail, gliding over the tropical rainforest in Queensland in a glass  bottomed cable car.
  14. Experienced a storm in Port Douglas
  15. Spent 5 days and nights exploring Cape Tribulation and the Daintree Rainforest
  16. Tried kangaroo and crocodile meat
  17. Went on a crocodile explorer cruise and spotted a juvenile saltwater lurking amongst the river flotsam
  18. Took part in a night walk through the rainforest and encountered spiders, cane toads, wasps, lizards and white tailed rats.
  19. Watched the sunset over Cairns
  20. Went stand up paddle boarding at Fitzroy Island surrounded by fish and a stingray
  21. Witnessed the release of a sea turtle who’d been treated in a rehabilitation centre
  22. Spent Christmas Day in Cairns lagoon in 35C+ heat
  23. Spent New Years Eve watching fireworks in Adelaide
  24. Swam with wild dolphins in Glenelg, Adelaide
  25. Saw a hammerhead shark pass our boat in Glenelg, Adelaide.
  26. Visited the famous Old Gum Tree in Adelaide, “the birthplace of the South Australia colony”
  27. Took a trip to Kangaroo Island and wandered along the beach with the sea lions
  28. Camped along the Great Ocean Road surrounded by koalas, possums, kangaroos and sugar gliders.
  29. Spotted two echidnas wandering along a deserted path on the hunt for ants.
  30. Enjoyed a cold cocktail in -9C in an ice bar in Melbourne
  31. Ventured to the top of the Eureka Skydeck for 360 panoramic views of Melbourne.
  32. Watched little penguins returning to shore on Phillip Island
  33. Visited Sea Shepherd’s flagship vessel, MY Steve Irwin, and took a tour around it.
  34. Walked across Sydney’s Harbour Bridge and climbed up to the Pylon Lookout.
  35. Had a closer look at the Sydney Opera House
  36. Enjoyed ice lollies on Australia’s famous Bondi Beach
  37. Spent Australia Day in Sydney Harbour watching a Tug and Boat ballet
  38. Took a rainy trip into the Blue Mountains and rode the World’s steepest railway.
  39. Visited the only koala hospital in the world in Port Macquarie
  40. Kayaked and canoed along the Coffs River
  41. Saw the Big Banana in Coffs Harbour
  42. Travelled to the top of the SkyPoint tower in Surfer’s Paradise
  43. Cuddled 2 koalas on Magnetic Island and in Brisbane
  44. Visited what is thought to be the most northerly point of New Zealand, Cape Reinga
  45. Touched 45,000 year old wood from an Ancient Kauri tree
  46. Took a trip to Russell, the site of the first capital of New Zealand
  47. Spent a morning wandering around Hobbiton, the set of ‘The Hobbit’
  48. Walked around a living Maori thermal village in Rotorua and got to sample some natural hot pool cooked sweetcorn
  49. Experienced the natural hot springs of Taupo (complete with friendly dog)
  50. Toured special effects company Weta Cave in Wellington, famous for films such as Avatar and of course Lord of the Rings
  51. Sat back and relaxed in the Glacier hot pools of Franz Josef
  52. Spent a couple of hours memorised by kiwis in a rescue centre
  53. Wandered around the Re:Start mall in Christchurch and saw the effects of the earthquake
  54. Encountered the agility for 400 Dusky Dolphins in Kaikoura
  55. Kayaked with Kaikoura’s New Zealand fur seals and a little penguin
  56. Filmed a promotional video for Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
  57. Visited the most easterly point of the Australian Mainland in Byron Bay
  58. Had a go at sand boarding on Moreton Island
  59. Witnessed two koalas walking along the floor on two separate occasions
  60. Spent Easter on the beach in Mooloolaba
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