Mogo Zoo: Panda-monium on the South Coast

Mogo Zoo: Panda-monium on the South Coast

Panda-monium at Mogo Zoo Back in 2012 I embarked on a trek along the Indo-Nepalese border to a place called Sandakphu. Sitting at 3636m it is the highest point in the state of West Bengal, India. But more than that, it lies in  the shadow of Kanchenjunga, the world’s fourth highest mountain and offers once-in-a-lifetime […]

Murramarang National Park: A Little Piece of Heaven

Murramarang National Park: A Little Piece of Heaven

Murramarang National Park on the NSW South Coast How do you feel about wild, untamed beaches?  What about jewel-like lakes the colour of turquoise? Or lush green forests of tall eucalypt and ancient burrawangs? Combine that with a lack of crowds, a blissful solitude, and a myriad of wildlife and you may have just found […]

South Coast NSW: A Weekend in the Eurobodalla

South Coast NSW: A Weekend in the Eurobodalla

a weekend on the south coast nsw Recently we spent a weekend exploring my favourite part of Australia – the South Coast NSW. And on this trip we paid particular attention to the Eurobodalla region.  Known for its rolling green hills, picturesque dairy farms, delicious local food and many beautiful beaches this region has a […]

South Coast Hinterland -Beyond the Beaches

South Coast Hinterland -Beyond the Beaches

the nsw south coast hinterland The NSW South Coast is known for its stunning beaches, kilometres of golden sands and sapphire seas. But what do you do on those days when the blustery southerly winds have blown in and brought with it clouds, drizzle and a drop in temperature? The beach suddenly does not seem like such a great option. […]

Microadventure: When There’s No Time For Adventure

Microadventure: When There’s No Time For Adventure

There’s  a new buzz-word doing the rounds of the internet and I like it: Microadventure.  Alastair Humphreys – Adventurer (so it says on his business card)  has written an entire book about them called – unsurprisingly – Microadventures: Local Discoveries, Great Escapes. While his book is focussed on  the UK, the concept and inspiration behind them can be translated to […]

Best South Coast Beaches (Almost) No-one Has Heard Of

Best South Coast Beaches (Almost) No-one Has Heard Of

“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” Ralph Waldo Emerson As we move out of one of our coldest winters in the southern hemisphere our minds turn to summer and hot, languid days spent lazing on secluded, lonely beaches. Swimming, surfing, shell-collecting, building sand castles. Growing up my summer holidays were spent by […]

Merrica River Trek: Training to #trekNZ

Merrica River Trek: Training to #trekNZ

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. Henry David Thoreau Our trip to trek in New Zealand is now […]

South Coast NSW: Eden and Candelo

South Coast NSW: Eden and Candelo

At the beginning of October we had a long-weekend here in Australia – Labour Day – celebrating the 8-hour work day the best way we know how – by having a day off. Three days off in a row can only mean one thing in this household – road trip! And anyone who reads this blog will […]

Destination: Gerringong & Gerroa

Destination: Gerringong & Gerroa

“One must maintain a little bit of summer. Even in the middle of winter.” Henry David Thoreau As we move headlong through April I can feel the change of seasons upon us. The brisk autumn breeze blows through the open window with a crispness that I haven’t felt for months. The days are getting shorter; the light […]

Destination: South Coast NSW

Destination: South Coast NSW

Wild, uncrowded beaches with waves of emerald glass. Cerulean, jewel-like lakes. Extensive national parks and reserves. An undulating, green velvet hinterland. World-class restaurants and wineries. Hip cafes. Farm fresh produce. Art studios. Artisan markets with beautifully hand-crafted products. Luxurious boutique accommodation. Solitude. Serenity. Okay so maybe I am talking it up a bit but the New South Wales South […]