Climbing yet another hill, rocking neoprene with the glowworms and an impromptu swim – Mt Maungatautari to New Chums Beach

Mt Maungatautari is a volcano which has been enclosed by a 47km pest proof fence, creating Maungatautari Ecological Island. The aim is to eradicate invasive predators and promote native species. The tramp to the summit sounded like exactly the type of thing we should do. The peak was covered in cloud as we started our … Continue reading Climbing yet another hill, rocking neoprene with the glowworms and an impromptu swim – Mt Maungatautari to New Chums Beach

Is it still called a domestic if you live in a tent? The Northlands & Bay of Islands

We had two options to continue our journey north, either take a long inland detour or hop on the car ferry. We love an impromptu car ferry so we joined the short queue and watched the world go by in Rawene, a lovely little town with many historic buildings and, as it turned out, very … Continue reading Is it still called a domestic if you live in a tent? The Northlands & Bay of Islands

Wine, wine, wine, surf, sleep – Pemberton, Hamlin Bay and Margaret River

Our night in Pemberton brought more rain and we found ourselves longing for the unbearable heat of the Northern Territory again. Fortunately, after a morning of drizzle, the weather broke and we started to see some patches of blue sky in amongst the cloud as we left the campsite. This was lucky for Caro, as … Continue reading Wine, wine, wine, surf, sleep – Pemberton, Hamlin Bay and Margaret River