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Adelaide Zoo Review

Dropped by Adelaide Zoo to see the Panda Bears as I have never send them before. They are all the rage at the moment as they only arrived in Adelaide recently. The Adelaide Zoo has been doing a big re

Air Force Museum Christchurch Review

The Air Force Museum in Christchurch is located on the Old Wigram Air Force Base in Sockburn. Its a short drive from the CBD, there are regular buses going past the entrance from town. So if you are i

Australian National Sports Museum & MCG Tour Review

This is a two for one deal. You can see the Australian National Sports Museum or do the MCG Tour. As you are already there its easier to take the discount ticket for both & spend a few hours. For

Avalon Air Show 2009 Review

Always enjoy a good Air Show & this was one of the best. Only a short train trip from Melbourne it was easy to get to. Lots of old & new aircraft on display & heaps of aerial events. Got t

Bendigo’s Central Deborah Gold Mine Review

The town of Bendigo is 150 km north-west from Melbourne. You can drive there, take a bus or a Vline Train The trip took a couple of hours & the trains run several trips each way daily. The train r

Bungalow Bay Koala Village Review

On Magnetic Island there is heaps to do or you can just go down to the beach at Horseshoe Bay & watch a sunset. However you spend you time on maggie be sure to spend part of it at Bungalow Bay Koa

Canterbury Museum Review

May 2010 Canterbury Museum is a short walk from the centre of Christchurch & right next to the Botanical Gardens. There are a series of different displays covering the history of New Zealand &

Caterpillar Experience Review

Caterpillar Experience Just outside of Rotorua is the Caterpillar Experience – it right over the road from the Gondola. If you still can’t find it look for the BIG yellow Bulldozer in the front pa

Christchurch Cathedral Review

Christchurch Cathedral May 2010 Christchurch Cathedral is located in the centre of Christchurch & has long been a meeting place for people catching up in town. Regular church services are held in

Christchurch Gondola Review

The Christchurch Gondola is a fun way to see the city & surrounding areas. The base station is a short drive from the city, you can also get a shuttle or catch a city bus. Even on an overcast &

City Sightseeing Perth Bus Tour Review

Welcome to Perth!! Its my first time here & I went for a bit of a walk around at the weekend but the best way to see Perth & get your bearings is on the City Sightseeing Perth Bus Tour Its a t

Ferrymead Heritage Park Review

Ferrymead Heritage Park is a short drive from the Christchurch CBD or you can take a bus – directions are on their website – From their website: Ferrymead Heritage Park featur

Fire Services Museum of Victoria

The Fire Services Museum of Victoria is just on the edge of the Melbourne CBD. It is close to several tram lines & a short walk from the free city circle tram. Check out the website for a directio

Fort Queenscliff Review

Trying to break into this place even today would be difficult but that’s the way its been for 150 years. The views as you will see from the pictures are amazing but then that’s part of the reason

Frankston Visit Review

Frankston is a suburb of Melbourne but is also a small town in itself. Located on the edge of the Bay, Frankston is the last stop on the train line from the Melbourne CBD. It is a great day trip from

Geelong Day Trip Review

Geelong is the second largest city in Victoria & is an hour south of Melbourne. It is a great location to use as a base for exploring the southern parts of Victoria & all that the Great Ocean

Government House Sydney Review

Government House was the private residence of the Governor of New South Wales until 1996. It is still a working house but is open to the public for free tours at set times – check the website. The t

Hyde Park Barracks Review

The Hyde Park Barracks was built in 1819 to house convicts. Barracks convicts were marched to worksites around town where they built the docks, roads, churches & bridges of early Sydney. From 1830

Indian Pacific Railway Review

WOW!! that’s the best way to sum up this trip. I was just amazed at what I saw out the window of the train & it just kept getting better. The trip is 41 hours give or take a bit & I wasn’t

International Antarctic Centre Review

Having decided to take a holiday in Christchurch in the middle of winter ( to escape a Melbourne winter ) what do I do – go to a place that is all about the Antarctic & has its own snow room com

Justice & Police Museum Review

The Justice & Police Museum is located a short walk from the Sydney Opera House so if you are down at Circular Quay getting you picture taken with the Opera House & the Bridge there is no reas

Kings Park Perth Review

Kings park is a great place to get away from it all & its right on the edge of the Perth CBD over looking the city & the Swan River. It is a combination of Botanic Gardens, Bushland & seve

MacArthur Museum Brisbane Review

Have you ever walked past an old building & wondered about what had gone on there in the past. The Macarthur Chambers building on the corner of Edward & Queen Streets in Brisbane Australia is

Mandurah Day Trip Review

Everything you need to know about Mandurah can be found on the website. Its a relaxing little town south of Perth in Western Australia. I went down for a day trip & it’s less than an hours train

Museum of Brisbane Review

The Museum of Brisbane is located in the Southbank complex just over the river from the CBD in amongst all that Southbank has to offer. There are a variety of permanent displays & short term exhib

Museum of Sydney Review

A short walk from Circular Quay, the Sydney Museum is well worth the visit to check out the history of Sydney

Museum of Wellington Review

Museum of Wellington The Museum of Wellington City & Sea is located in The Bond Store building which dates back to 1892 when it was a cargo warehouse. In 1892 The Bond Store was a cargo warehouse

National Vietnam Veterans Museum Review

There is a lot to see in this museum but the best place to start is over in the back corner where they have a hologram display that tells the story of how Australia became involved in Vietnam & wh

Neighbours Night Review

A Neighbours Night is not a few beers & a barbie at the nighbours place. It is a great night of fun & entertainment down at the Elephant & Wheelbarrow with the stars of neighbours & th

New Zealand Parliament Buildings Tour Review

NZ Parliament Buildings The capital of New Zealand is Wellington & the place where all the hot air is generated is the Parliament Buildings. They are located on a hill near the Railway Station. It

New Zealand Rugby Museum Review

New Zealand Rugby Museum October 2010 For a country where Rugby is a religion you would expect a Museum to it to be in one of the main centres not a mid size town like Palmerston North in the middle o

Ocean Rafting – Whitsundays Review

AWESOME DAY OUT !! – I had to start with that because this was a great day out all by itself, the fact that it was in the Whitsunday’s was just an added bonus. When I first heard the name Ocean Ra

Orana Wildlife Park Review

October 2011 Orana Wildlife Park is New Zealand ‘s only open range zoo. It is located less than 30 minutes from the Christchurch CBD. Just about every kid that grows up in Christchurch has been to O

Phillip Island Chocolate Factory Review

Just after you drive over the bridge onto Phillip Island there is a place you must visit – no not the visitors centre – its just past there – Pannys Phillip Island Chocolate Factory While you ar

Powerhouse Museum Review

With all the cool boys toys & amazing machines in this Museum you could be mistaken for thinking that is the reason for the name Powerhouse Museum but the name dates back to when the building was

Pylon Look Out – Sydney Harbour Bridge Review

The Sydney Harbour Bridge climb is a great experience but if you have not got the time or its a bit pricey then the Pylon Look Out is a good cheap alternative. The Pylons are mainly hollow & the o

RAAF Museum @ Point Cook Review

If you are an aircraft nut like me or you just have an interest in Australian history you have to make the time to visit the RAAF Museum @ Point Cook about half an hour from the Melbourne cbd. The mus

Rap Jumping Review

What are you doing this weekend? Is a question I try to avoid because it usually ends up with trouble but this time I out did myself when I said Oh nothing special – Great do you want to jump off a

Red Bull Air Race Perth 2010 Review

I have seen it on the TV before but as with most things nothing beats being there. The course is on the south side of the swan river. You can see it from the city side or kings park but the best spot

Roma Street Parkland – Brisbane Review

Roma Street Parkland is a great place to visit either for one of the many events held there or just to take a stroll around a wonderful gardens close to the Brisbane CBD. There are multiple entry poin

Sculpture by the Sea Review

Sculpture by the Sea – Cottesloe Beach 4 – 23 March, 2010 This is great – art by the sea. The following from the website describes it best then you can just look at the pics I took of the amazin

Shanty Town Review

Shanty Town is on the West Coast of South Island just outside of Greymouth. Its about 3 hours drive from Christchurch via Arthurs Pass ( less if you let your sister the ambulance driver drive) The dri

Shipwreck Galleries Fremantle Review

When you are visiting Fremantle there is a good chance you will find yourself down at the waterfront at the old Americas Cup base. There are some fantastic places to eat some of the best Fish & Ch

South Australian Maritime Museum Review

The SA Maritime Museum is down at Port Adelaide, a short trip by bus or train from the Adelaide CBD, the area itself is worth a day trip. The Museum is in an old building in a back street but easy to

South Australian Migration Museum Review

The migration museum is a free museum just at the top of the Adelaide CBD ( close to other galleries & museums ) It tells the history of the people who came to adelaide from england & around t

Sovereign Hill Review

Sovereign Hill Ballarat Australia Sovereign Hill is an outdoor museum that recreates Ballarat’s early years after the discovery of gold in 1851. Ballarat is about 75 minutes drive or train ride nort

Susannah Place Museum Review

The Susannah Place Museum is a chance to see what living in the Rocks area was like through the years. The four homes which include a shop in the corner house were built in 1844 & have been the ho

Te Papa Museum Review

Te Papa National Museum of New Zealand October 2010 Te Papa National Museum is on the waterfront a short walk from the end of the Wellington CBD. The museum displays a large variety of New Zealand his

The Aviation Heritage Museum Review

This is plane guy heaven. I have been to a few aviation museums & seen most of the planes I have wanted to see but never in the same place. Right as I walked in there was a complete Catalina Flyin

The Bellarine Railway Review

This was great fun, a train ride from Queenscliff along the coast to Drysdale would be fun all by itself but this is an experience. Normally they only run on the weekends but during the school holiday