Tag Archives: Travelling

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? Angkor Wat, Cambodia

​Where we stayed: Sarai Resort and Spa – $70USD/night What we did: Explored Angkor Wat and surrounding temples – $37 single day entry ticket/$60 for up to 3 days + $25 total for Tuk Tuk for the day Where we ate: Genevieve’s restaurant Spoons restaurant Foreign Correspondents’ Club (FCC) Goat Tree (@ Sarai Hotel)   This […]

Where’s Wallis? At the Pointy End of an Emirates A380

What: Emirates A380 First Class Sydney – Bangkok How much: 90,000 Qantas points + $350 (face value $5000) My only experience of luxury air travel to date has been a couple of 1hr BA business class flights between London and Zurich when I was working on a project over there. The only differentiators between business […]

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? 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 […]