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Life in New Zealand: A Rich Blend of Provincial and Cosmospolitan

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New Zealand is a long way off the beaten track; what is the magic of this place so far removed from the busiest spots on earth? Backdrop for the Lord of the Rings trilogy, New Zealand’s mesmerizing natural beauty has lured smitten tourists from across the globe, hoping to touch some of the alchemy of Middle Earth. Many find themselves spellbound not only by the landscape, but by the lifestyle of the country. Continue reading “Life in New Zealand: A Rich Blend of Provincial and Cosmospolitan” »

Franz Josef Glacier

Franz Josef Glacier

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Most of the West Coast of New Zealand is the glacial zone. If you want to experience the most amazing of glacial environment in New Zealand then Franz Josef Glacier is a sure bet. The Glacier was a huge mass of ice shelf in the last ice Age but gradually dwindled in size with time.The glacier rises upto 300 meters above sea level. It is included in the possessions of Westland National Park on the West Coast. Continue reading “Franz Josef Glacier” »

Christchurch

Christchurch attractions

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After Auckland in New Zealand, Christchurch is the largest city and is the starting point for touring the famous South Island. For nature lovers, this is one of the dream destinations with the growing number of trees throughout the city as well as suburbs rendering it as the ‘Garden City’. On the other hand, for the fans of festivals, it is no less than a Festival City when summer after Christmas brings in a lot of party moments. And yes, the architectural as well as the cultural buffs will just love to explore the English heritage well reflected in the ancient buildings. Continue reading “Christchurch attractions” »

Great Barrier Reef Australia

Great Barrier Reef Australia

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Great Barrier Reef Australia is one of the finest natural gifts to the marine diversity of this world. For us it may be the association of fun, frolic, and scuba diving but for scientists and nature lovers of the world it is a place that must be saved and preserved at all costs. This region has over 2,900 reefs, around 940 islands and cays. The area sprawls around for 2,300 kms in the Queensland Coast. The Marine park is 345,000 km.Atlleast 1,500 species of fish, 359 types of hard coral and 175 avian species have been recorded here. The reef has atleast 5,000 to 8,000 molluscs along with a wide variety of sponges, worms, crustaceans. The reef is frequented by tourists and scuba divers from world over. It is easily accessible from Cairns. You can also take a boat trip here that is conducted from Queensland coast and is reasonably priced. Several of the coral cay islands have been transformed into resorts were tourists can also stay over if it takes their fancy. Continue reading “Great Barrier Reef Australia” »

Cairns Lagoon

Things to do in Cairns

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Welcome to the entrance of the Great Barrier Reef! This is exactly the reason why Cairns is among the most famous Australian destinations. Further, Cairns is easily reachable by air and that it is a perfect destination to explore the typical Australian treasures. The best feature of Cairns is ‘wish-and-get’ meaning if you truly desire for something, it comes to you here in no time. This is because things to do in Cairns are plenty and diverse. Continue reading “Things to do in Cairns” »

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Things to do in Hobart

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Hobart is the gem of Tasmania besides its capital city and Australia’s second oldest city. Nestled in the Derwent River’s estuary, Hobart was established as a harbor; but today, it is a hub of several attractions and scenic activities attracting thousands of tourists from across the globe. With diverse things to do in Hobart, this tourist destination is now no less than a retreat where vacationing as well as frolicking has a different definition. Continue reading “Things to do in Hobart” »

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Ayers Rock – Massive rock sight

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Traditionally known as Uluru, Ayers Rock, the official name in Central Australia, refers to a giant sandstone rock that is holy for the local Aborigines who are called Anangu that means ‘human being’. Considered to be created by the activities of ancestors of the creation time, this is the wonderful location that features several waterholes, caves, and old rock paintings. Continue reading “Ayers Rock – Massive rock sight” »

Perth city

Things to do in Perth

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An Australian destination is always a dream of any backpacker. In the Western Australia, one such dreamland is Perth that itself is dubbed to be the great holiday resort featuring Mediterranean climate for supporting all outdoor fun. Its beauty is felt by a few of the world’s ideal beaches, fine dining, and stay options for every budget. Things to do in Perth, therefore, are diverse, exciting, and soaking! Continue reading “Things to do in Perth” »

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Whitsundays Islands: Things to do and see

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All those who love outing in Australia must have dreamed of indulging in the reef while being on the yacht deck over the aqua waters of the Whitsundays Islands. The blue-green aquatic world is well preserved as a marine park, which interestingly is a part of the Great Barrier Reef starting from Cape York (north) to Bundaberg (south). What is even more exciting is the fact that the archipelago of the Whitsundays Islands is a soaked topography. By this, I mean that the lands of these islands are the pinnacles of the submerged mountains bordered with coral. Continue reading “Whitsundays Islands: Things to do and see” »

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