A day trip to the Blue Mountains from Sydney, Australia
11 Jun 2019

A Day Trip to the Blue Mountains From Sydney, Australia: Katoomba and the Three Sisters

With a name like “The Blue Mountains” you may be expecting something a little different than what actually greets you in Katoomba. For a start, they aren’t blue. They also aren’t really mountains, not the kind you’re used to seeing anyway. Instead a huge expanse of green with a few

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Exploring the Tutukaka Coast, New Zealand
04 Jun 2019

Matapouri Bay / Whale Bay: Exploring the Tutukaka Coast, New Zealand

You might not have heard of the Tutukaka Coast, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth a visit. This stretch of coastline north of Whangarei is home to two of New Zealand’s best beaches, Matapouri Bay and Whale Bay, and a scenic coastal track that connects them. Whether you’re spending

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28 May 2019

A Dolphin Spotting Tour in Jervis Bay, Australia

Jervis Bay, around three hours south of Sydney, is getting a reputation for having some of the best beaches in Australia. It’s always good to take a break from relaxing in perfect white sand beaches though, and a dolphin spotting tour is a great way to spend a couple of

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20 May 2019

Chinamans Beach, Jervis Bay: The Perfect Alternative to Hyams Beach!

You’ve probably heard of Hyams Beach by now (especially if you read this blog – I wrote about it a couple of weeks ago) and how it’s apparently the beach with the whitest sand in the world (read my post if you want to see if that’s true or not).

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03 May 2019

Hyams Beach, Australia: Is This Really the Whitest Sand in the World?

If there’s one thing we love here at Jonistravelling.com it’s a wildly boastful claim of something being the best, biggest or most beautiful place in the world. When I heard that Hyams Beach, in the Jervis Bay region of NSW, Australia had the whitest sand in the world I knew

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19 Apr 2019

A Bay of Islands Tour + Other Things to Do in Paihia and Russel, New Zealand

If you’re into rugged coastal scenery, deserted beaches and being out on the open water you’ll want to head for the Bay of Islands, around three hours north of Auckland. There is heaps to do in the area, including a couple of waterfalls, two of New Zealand’s nicest seaside towns

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12 Apr 2019

New Zealand Road Trip: What to See in New Zealand in a Month

So, you have a month in New Zealand and you want to see the best of what this country has to offer? I have good and bad news. You won’t be able to see all the iconic places in New Zealand in a month, even if you have a superhuman

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05 Apr 2019

Waitomo Glowworm Cave Tour + Other Places to See in Waitomo, New Zealand

One of the best travel experiences you can have on New Zealand’s North Island is a journey into the depths of the Waitomo Glowworm Cave. You’ve probably seen the surreal photos of boats passing under thousands of tiny blue lights, but what is a Waitomo Glowworm Cave tour really like?

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