John Forrest Tavern just outside Perth has it's own mob of roos that like to join you in the beer garden. What happened when we had a schooner with Skippy.

Where to See Kangaroos in Perth: The Amazing John Forrest Tavern And Other Cool Spots

One of my fondest travel memories was visiting a beer garden in Germany frequented by deer – we drank steins, they nibbled grass – it was great. So when I read that the John Forrest Tavern and its beer garden of friendly kangaroos near Perth, Western Australia was probably the best place to see kangaroos …

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Wild dolphin jumping photographed on the Dolphin Swim near Sydney

The Best Place to Swim With Dolphins Near Sydney

Did you know that dolphins are attracted to people singing? Neither did I until I got chatting to my friend and journalist Niki Waldegrave about her experience swimming with dolphins in Nelson Bay about two and a half hours drive from Sydney. Thankfully she was so thrilled with her day out with the pointy-nosed ones …

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Baby wombat with bottle in its mouth at Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary

Love Wombats? You Have to See Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary

Australia has some amazing animals, but my favourite has to be wombats. From the day I first read the book Diary of A Wombat I became obsessed. Their bucky-toothed faces, fat cuddly bottoms, those feet. The day I read about Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary near Canberra – a place where you wouldn’t just have a …

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The Oceanic Victor circular floating aquarium in the middle of the sea

Oceanic Victor: The Unique Swim With Tuna Experience near Adelaide.

It looks like the lair of a Bond Villian, but Oceanic Victor’s floating HQ just off Granite Island near Victor Harbor, South Australia actually conceals something far more exciting – tuna fish you can swim with and sharks you can cuddle! It’s an easy day trip from Adelaide – as we discovered when we went …

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The Big Rocking Horse, Near Adelaide

Woah! You Can Climb The Big Rocking Horse, Adelaide

Just outside of Adelaide, South Australia in a town called Gumeracha stands The Big Rocking Horse, Adelaide. It’s officially The Biggest Rocking Horse in the World, was voted the No1 Big Aussie Icon by Wotif – and, guess what…you can climb it. But scaling the BRH isn’t the only thing to do here, there’s added …

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View from the front of a clear kayak in Goat Island, New Zealand

Why Hiring A Clearyak Kayak is a Goat Island Must-Do

Goat Island is a marine reserve about 85km north of Auckland. It’s also home to New Zealand’s first clear bottom kayaks known as a Clearyak. Watching fishies while getting some exercise sounded awesome so we hopped in the car for the short 70-minute ride from Auckland to Goat Island ready to paddle. The Clearyak versus …

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