Posts Tagged ‘wildlife’

Aussie RT Day 7-8: Emma, Manning & Belle Gorge

Aussie RT Day 7-8: Emma, Manning & Belle Gorge

The next few days were all about hiking and swimming. A tough life, I know! In all fairness, the hikes were quite difficult at times and always sweltering hot. The ice cold watering holes we dove in at the end of each gorge were worth the sweat! Each hike and gorge was so different than […]

Aussie RT Day 1: FLAT TIRE!

Aussie RT Day 1: FLAT TIRE!

Seriously, I have to ask … who gets a flat tire in the first 10 minutes of a road trip??? Stacy and Kelly that’s who! No joke, lie, or exaggeration. We had just excitedly waved goodbye to Ludo and Steph, happy to be on the road with Hercules on the first day of our big adventure. […]

Kookaburra

Kookaburra

There are four known species of Kookaburra found in Australia. Kookaburras are best known for their unmistakable call, sounding like very loud human laughter. Below is a video of Danny performing an old Aussie nursery rhyme about the laughing kookaburra. Kookaburra sits on the electric wireJumping up and down with his pants on fireLaugh, kookaburra, […]

Come to Australia…You might accidentally get killed.

Redback, funnel web, blue-ringed octopus,Taipan, tigersnake and a box jellyfish.Stonefish and the poison thing that lives in a shellThat spikes you when you pick it upCome to AustraliaYou might accidentally get killed. “Scared Weird Little Guys” is an Australian music duo that sing about all the deadly animals you may encounter if you come to […]

When driving in Tasmania…BEWARE OF WILDLIFE!!!

When driving in Tasmania…BEWARE OF WILDLIFE!!!

Tasmania, also known as Tassie, is an island just South of mainland Australia. The first European to see Tasmania was the Dutch navigator Abel Tasman in 1642. The capital of Tasmania is Hobart, which is Australia’s second-oldest city. I spent my first three days in Hobart and found the city to be very charming with […]

Swimming with flipper and his friends!

Swimming with flipper and his friends!

After our 3 days of hiking we drove an hour north along the coast to the city of Kaikoura. Kaikoura is renowned as one of the world’s leading destinations to view marine mammals and seabirds in their natural environment. We were able to swim with literally hundreds of wild dolphins! It was so so cool! […]

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