7 Family Friendly Ways to Discover Springtime Canberra

7 Family Friendly Ways to Discover Springtime Canberra

Many visitors to Australia think that Sydney is the capital of Australia, but they are incorrect – in reality it is Canberra!  As a result Canberra is often overlooked as a tourist destination. Canberra is Australia’s 9th largest city with a population of around 380,000 people, with a large proportion of the population working for … Read more

Why My Family is Heading to Floriade This Spring (And You Should Too)

Floriade in Canberra, Australia

You can’t visit Canberra in Spring without also visiting Floriade. We previously visited Canberra for a mini family holiday in Spring of 2007 with our two toddlers who were aged 3 and 2 years old at the time.  We had a fabulous time exploring the bright tapestry of flowers at Floriade, and it was hard … Read more

Wrap Up: How to Indulge in Over 100 New Zealand Hot Springs

New Zealand Hot Spring and Spa

You can’t visit New Zealand without indulging in at least one hot spring.  New Zealand is a volcanic country so hot springs are everywhere.  They range from the luxurious manicured hot springs of the Rotorua region to ‘locals only’ free hot springs within beaches, rivers and other nooks and crannies.  If you love to hike … Read more

10 More Hedonistic Australian Hot Springs You Haven’t Tried Yet

Zebedee Hot Springs at El Questro Station, Western Australia

In most countries there is a definable link between volcanic activity and hot springs.  Australia is the exception to the rule as there are no live volcanos on continental Australia.  Yet there are a surprising number of hot springs across the Australian continent. Australian hot springs come in one of three types.  The first type … Read more