Category Australia

Where’s Wallis? Glamping in Gundagai

A desire to escape and switch off from our busy lives, whilst retaining the comforts and luxuries of home has led to a meteoric rise in the popularity of ‘glamping’. Some recent glamps and weekend escapes that I’ve come across in Australia and NZ: Bubbletents: transparent tents set over the world’s second largest canyon at […]

Where’s Wallis? Diving on the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns

The company: Quicksilver Group – Silverswift Series Tour The cost: $314.50 ($250 after using discount voucher in Ironman Cairns race pack) The reefs: Flynn Reef and Coral Garden The trip: 8.30am departure Cairns Reef Fleet Ferry Terminal 1.5 hour journey to the ‘Outer Reef’ (featuring lots of vomit :O ) 3 x 45 minute dives at […]

Where’s Wallis? Risking life and limb at the Figure 8 Pools, Royal National Park, Sydney

In the last couple of years the Figure 8 Pools in the Royal National Park, 50kms or so south of Sydney, have become somewhat of an ‘Instagram sensation’. What are they? A perfectly formed natural pool that resembles a Figure of 8, set out on a rock shelf by the ocean. The setting for some […]

Where’s Wallis? Flinders Ranges, South Australia

  Where we stayed: – Converted Bedford Bus, Kookaburra Creek Retreat, Mount Remarkable, $70/night – Wilpena Pound Resort, Flinders Ranges, $155/night – Merna Mora Station, $100/night – Clare Valley Motel, $138/night Where we ate: – North Star pub, Melrose – Woolshed Restaurant, Rawnsley Park Station, Flinders Ranges – The Prarie Hotel, Parachilna, Flinders Ranges – […]

Where’s Wallis? Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Where we stayed: – Penneshaw, AirBnB, $150/night – Postman’s Cottage, Rocky River, Flinders Chase National Park, $75/night – Woodward Hut, Cape Borda, $72/night Where we ate: – Sunset food and wine, 6 course degustation $89pp – Multiple homemade picnics/platters due to a lack of shops! What we did: – Seal Bay – Vivonne Bay – […]

Where’s Wallis? Top 10 Australian Experiences

I’m now 2 years into my Australian adventures, far longer than I planned to stay, and there are still so many place to explore. Green = visited, Red = to see: Many people’s perception is that Australia is filled with deadly animals and is “only beaches”. Whilst the dangerous beasts are out there, I haven’t encountered […]

Where’s Wallis? Doing an open water diving qualification in Sydney

Diving. From my limited experience I have a love-hate relationship with diving. Whilst I absolutely love the idea of exploring the ocean depths and seeing all the amazing nature, I also hate the idea of not being able to surface whenever I want to. I understand that this is irrational, since you have a whole […]