Tag Archive: Nature and Animals

If you're hoping to see some wombats on your trip to Australia, we know the perfect place. Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary near Canberra (and a day trip from Sydney) lets you feed baby wombats, cuddle baby wombats and play with bigger wombats you normally could never meet. Here's how to book in.

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…
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Just off the south coast of Japan, a day trip from Kyoto, Osaka or Hiroshima likes Okunoshima or Bunny Island where over 1000 bunnies are waiting for you to bring them snacks. Here's everything you need to know if you want to visit. Click to read it now or save it to one of your boards for later. #japanislands #japan #thingstodoinjapan

The Ultimate Guide to Rabbit Island, Japan

Its official name is Okunoshima but it’s better known as Bunny Island or Rabbit Island – a magical land just off the coast of Japan where over 1,000 bunnies run free, demanding snacks, cuddles, pats and selfies with the people who come to visit them every day. Yep, it’s as…
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Chiku Chiku Hedgehog Cafe in Tokyo is the cutest hedgehog cafe we've been to so far. All the hedgehogs live in tiny little dolls house type rooms. Here's all you need to know (and cute pictures of hedgehogs). #hedgehogcafe #shibuya #thingstodointokyo

Is Chiku Chiku Tokyo’s Cutest Hedgehog Cafe?

When I went to Tokyo (for a day!) in June 2017 my number one thing to do was go to a hedgehog cafe. There were only two in town at that point and the queues were out the door – fast forward less than a year to my most recent…
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Looking for an unusual thing to do in Adelaide? Why not visit The Big Rocking Horse. It's one of the many Big Things in Australia. You'll also find kangaroos to pet. It's a great day out in Adelaide. #adelaide #bigthingsinaustralia #thebigrockinghorse

Cute Roos, Great Views: 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…
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Dolphin Swim Australia offer wild dolphin swims about 2.5 hours away from Sydney in Nelson Bay, NSW. And they've been given the okay by marine life experts. Here's what you need to know. | dolphins | New South Wales | Nelson Bay |

The Best Place to Swim With Wild 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…
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A jellyfish exhibit is launching at Birmingham's National Sealife Centre in March 18. Here's what you need to know and six amazing other places to see these cool creatures.

7 Awesome Ideas for Jellyfish Lovers

I love jellyfish. Well, in the confines of a tank that is – I’m not so struck with the concept of sharing actual sea space with them. So, I was super excited to hear that there’s a whole new exhibit dedicated to watching them risk-free coming soon to Birmingham’s National…
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Goat Island Marine Reserve near Auckland is home to NZ's first clear bottom kayaks. Here's what happened when we gave one try.

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…
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