Snapshots from the lands of the Southern Cross
It was a last minute endeavour.
About a week before departure, Adventures Abroad needed me to fill in for a colleague. It’d been a couple years since I’d been ‘down under’ and I was happy to go explore New Zealand and Australia once more.
Australia is huge, and in 17 days I wouldn’t even pretend we saw it all. We scratched the surface, galavanting and enjoying some of the true highlights that the country can offer. Undoubtedly, the little moments were the most precious.
Standing on a rocky outcrop overlooking the floodplains of Kakadu National Park, while admiring rock art from aboriginals who have inhabited the land for nearly 60,000 years.
Watching the sunset on Uluru, the red hue of the giant rock glowing brighter and brighter as the sun fell below the horizon.
Floating with the fishes in the Great Barrier Reef, a reef so large it equals the size of Italy.
And of course, the near constant drip of flat white coffees I consumed in this cafe culture approved society.
In New Zealand, we had 15 days to explore the land mass which is considerably smaller, but has views that are out of the world. From the deep silent fjords of Doubtful Sound, the rugged coastline of Otago, and the towering peak of Aoraki-Mt Cook.
I will follow up with a more intelligent post, however, here is a quick look at my 31 days exploring New Zealand and Australia.
This trip was made possible due to an Australia and New Zealand tour I led with Adventures Abroad Travel. To learn more about these lands of awe-inspiring vastness and incredible natural beauty, click here.
All photos originally appeared on my travel instagram.