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Oceania

Oceania

Swan Valley - 6 Wineries, Macadamia Nuts and Coffee Favorites - Australia

About 30 minutes drive from Perth in Western Australia is the Swan Valley. Here, among the fertile soil of the green hills, hours of sunshine abound and many tasty sights are offered.

Western Australia - A little film - Australia

Time to sum up our road trip in Western Australia from Perth to Monkey Mia - this time in a little film.

Fraser Island - the world's largest sand island - Queensland - Australia

Fraser Island in Queensland is a national park, a world heritage site and the world's largest sand island. Although the island consists of sand, there are also rainforests, freshwater lakes and a rich wildlife including dingos.

Pinnacles desert - The desert with the mysterious limestone players - Western Australia - Australia

Some deserts hide not only beauty and silence, but also mysteries. Like the limestone columns in the Pinnacles desert in Nambung National Park in Australia, which no one really understands how they were created.

24 tips and good things to know before going to Australia

Are you going to travel to Australia? I have collected my 24 best tips from all our trips to Australia in one list. High and low. Quirky and practical.

Nerada Tea Plantation - Among tree kangaroos and tea leaves in the Atherton tablelands - Queensland - Australia

The Atherton Tablelands is said to be the only place in the world where the climate can give you both coffee, tea, sugar and milk. Simply everything you need in life. We have visited Australia's largest tea plantation - Nerada.

Lobster for lunch at the Lobster Shack in Cervantes - Australia

Lobster, crayfish or crawfish? At least we ate a fresh lobster lunch at the Lobster Shack in Cervantes.

Kalbarri National Park - Red River Gorges and Flies of Western Australia - Part 1 - Australia

Kalbarri National Park offers a dramatic river canyon in red sandstone - one of Western Australia's most delicious natural experiences.

Hutt Lagoon - The pink lake - Western Australia - Australia

Some days bubblegum pink, other days brick red. The pink Hutt Lagoon offers a colorful spectacle no matter when you go here.

The road to Milford Sound - New Zealand's most beautiful road?

The road to Milford Sound in New Zealand is not just a transport route, but a display of New Zealand's most beautiful views.

Shark Bay - Coral Coast Marine Wonder - Australia

85 miles north of Perth lies one of the world's marine wonders. Surrounded by deserts, far from large cities and with large meadows of seaweed below the surface. Shark Bay provides unique conditions for everything from sharks, whales and dolphins to dugongs and stromatolites.

Fremantle - Markets and breweries in the beautiful harbor city of Perth - Australia

Fremantle is Perth's port city, a historic and lively small town on the Indian Ocean. We went here for the nice atmosphere, the lovely fish restaurants and (of course) the ferry to Rottnest Island.

Driving a car in Australia - How to do it?

Australia is the dream destination that has everything for a great road trip. But what do you need to consider when driving in Australia? Here are my best tips for a carefree road trip Down Under!

Camping cabins - Affordable family accommodation in Australia

A really good accommodation option for price-conscious families traveling in Australia is camping cabins - we tried it and loved it!

Perth - 9 attractions in the beautiful capital of Western Australia - Australia

Perth is an exuberant, unique and charming city with an unexpected small-town feel. We spent 5 days here and explored some of the city's sights.

Milford Sound – The fjord in New Zealand where it always rains

On New Zealand's South Island is one of the country's most popular and most dramatic sights. Far from cities and civilization lies the 8th wonder of the world Milford Sound - the strait which is actually a fjord.

Yanchep National Park - among caves and black cockatoos - Australia

45 minutes north of Perth in Western Australia is Yanchep National Park, an important wetland area for the area's birds and with several limestone caves with unique wildlife. We have visited the Crystal Cave and hiked around Loch McNess.

Rottnest Island - Quokkas, Bikes and Dazzling Beaches - Australia

Rottnest Island outside Perth has long been on my bucket list. Here are some of the world's finest beaches and "the world's happiest animals" - quokkas.

Back home from an adventure in Western Australia (and Bali)!

After almost a month on the road, we are now back home! This year's adventure was a road trip among national parks and nature in Western Australia, which ended with lazy days in Bali. So what was the best, worst and how was the weather? And most importantly - did I find a new mug?

Planning is underway - we are going on an adventure to Australia!

At the moment there is feverish planning going on at home - we are going on a camping holiday to the national parks of Western Australia!

Mossman gorge - In the world's oldest rainforest - Australia

We are in Mossman Gorge in the land of the Kuku Yalanji people. For more than 50.000 years they have lived here in northern Queensland, in the world's oldest rainforest.

The search for the koala - Great Ocean road - Australia

I love watching wild animals. Be invisible and barely breathe, just watch. But where could I see a wild koala? We headed to Kennett River.

Volcanic lake in Crater Lakes National Park - Queensland - Australia

A giant volcanic explosion created what are today the lakes of Crater Lakes National Park in Queensland. We went here to hike and (hopefully) see the occasional Australian bush hen.

The barramundi fish of Palm Cove -Queensland - Australia

Sometimes you surprise yourself. Like when we were suddenly standing on a pier in north Queensland fishing for barramundi. But how did we end up here?

Melbourne Attractions - My 10 Favorites - Victoria - Australia

Melbourne has become one of our favorite cities. There is so much wonderful to see and do here, but if I were to choose a few favorites, it would be these ten!

Street art in Melbourne - Victoria - Australia

Melbourne is one of the world's hottest cities for street art. Colorful, changing and innovative - this is simply the art of life.

Chillagoe. Population 192. – Queensland – Australia

Chillagoe was never our destination on the road trip. We just happened to pass by on our way to a national park. An ordinary day in the outback in Queensland in northern Australia.

Waiting for the wave in Manly - New South Wales - Australia

Winter winds and waves. If this had been anywhere other than Australia, I would have been wearing a down jacket. But not in Manly, one of the world's most famous surfing spots.

Fitzroy Island - Paradise Island on the Great Barrier Reef - Queensland - Australia

Great Barrier Reef. Turquoise water. White coral beaches. Lots of fish. Fitzroy Island National Park outside Cairns in Australia is all of this. A real little paradise island.

Trinity beach - my favorite among Cairns' northern beaches - Queensland - Australia

There is no place I long for as often as Queensland. And when I daydream about the mild winters in the tropics, Trinity beach is what I see in front of me.

Bird watching at Mareeba wetlands - Queensland - Australia

Mareeba Wetlands in Queensland is located in the middle of the dry outback, but offers a diversity of exotic birds. We met lots of animals - both on the lake, on land and in the toilet...

The road to Cape Tribulation in Queensland - Australia

The road to Cape Tribulation in northeastern Australia offers the world's oldest rainforest and pristine beaches. And also some crocodiles and snakes.

Sydney Attractions - My 10 Favorites - Australia

Australia's largest city, Sydney, has some world-famous sights that you just have to experience, but the biggest benefit you get is just hanging out in this lovely city.

Undara - Queensland outback adventure - Australia

The dark red termite mounds along our path get bigger and bigger the further from the coast we go. Just when I think we've reached the end of the world, we suddenly pass a house. Someone lives out here. Far from everything. We are heading towards the lava tunnels of Undara National Park, in the northern Queensland outback.

New Zealand - South Island's 10 coolest sights and nature

New Zealand's South Island is a perfect mix of the world's most beautiful nature and sights gathered on a single small island. Here are my top ten nature experiences from our road trip around the island - both on land and at sea.

The orphaned bats at the Tolga Bat Hospital - Queensland - Australia

A visit to the Tolga Bat Hospital in Queensland, Australia changes any preconceived notions you might have about bats. If you think all bats are scary vampires, then you definitely need to come here for a visit!

Mount Cook and a sheep farm - Travel diary New Zealand day 12

Diary from our trip around New Zealand - Day 12

Great Ocean Road - A little film - Victoria - Australia

A film from our road trip on one of the world's most beautiful roads - the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia.

Little blue penguins in Oamaru – Travel diary New Zealand day 11

Diary from our trip around New Zealand - Day 11

Photo album from the Great Barrier Reef - Queensland - Australia

The Great Barrier Reef in Queensland has everything for the perfect holiday - great accommodation, fantastic snorkelling and exciting encounters with animals.

Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat - Rainforest Treehouse - Queensland - Australia

A night at Rosegum's Wilderness Retreat in Queensland is a wilderness experience in luxury packaging.

Whale watching in Kaikoura - Travel diary New Zealand day 10

Diary from our trip around New Zealand - Day 10

Cairns - 10 must-see attractions - Queensland - Australia

Queensland is a big state and there is lots to see and do! Here's our favorite list of attractions around Cairns for all ages.

Wineries in Marlborough - Travel diary New Zealand day 9

Diary from our trip around New Zealand - Day 9

Travel to Australia with children - Tips before the trip

What is it really like to travel with children to Australia? Here are my best tips for the trip!

Abel Tasman National Park – Travel diary New Zealand day 8

Diary from our trip around New Zealand - Day 8

Road trip along the Queensland coast - 3 weeks from Cairns to Brisbane - Australia

Are you planning your dream trip to Australia? Here you have planning help for a three-week road trip between Cairns and Brisbane in Queensland.

Hokitika and Punakaiki – Travel diary New Zealand day 7

Diary from our trip around New Zealand - Day 7

Franz Josef National Park – Travel diary New Zealand day 6

Diary from our trip around New Zealand - Franz Josef National Park - Day 6

World's Best Whale Watching - My Top 4 Spots

Where is the world's best whale watching? Here are my top 4 places around the world.

Photo album from Melbourne - Australia

Melbourne is hot and hip and has a lot more seasons than Sydney and Brisbane. Here comes a photo album with pictures from our visits to the city!

Travel diary New Zealand day 5 – Fox Glacier and glow worms

Diary from our trip around New Zealand - Day 5

Mount Aspiring National Park – Travel diary New Zealand day 4

Diary from our trip around New Zealand - Day 4

Arrowtown - Travel diary New Zealand day 3

Diary from our trip around New Zealand - Day 3

Queenstown - Travel diary New Zealand day 1

I've always loved looking out the airplane window. Through the airplane window, you visit places you may never go and see views you can never see from the ground. The approach to Queenstown on New Zealand's South Island will most certainly end up at the top of my very personal top-10 approach list.

Sydney with kids - Top 5 attractions - Australia

Australia's largest city Sydney has lots of attractions and things to do with children, no wonder the whole family enjoys it here! Here are our favorites!

Tips for your trip to New Zealand

Just got home from a road trip on New Zealand's South Island, thought...