Swim with wild dolphins – Western Australia

Who wouldn’t love to go swimming with dolphins, these beautiful and intelligent animals are very inquisitive and playful in the water and can offer fabulous interactions for snorkelers and divers. Unfortunately these qualities have been abused and exploited and it is also possible to “swim” with captive dolphins. Keeping animals in captivity is something we…

Swimming with sea turtles – Ningaloo Reef

You’ve seen Finding Nemo haven’t you? If you have I’m sure you’ll remember Nemo, the adorable little clown fish. But do you remember Crush? and Squirt? The chilled out sea turtles who help Nemo’s dad, Marlin. In the film the turtles are given laid-back ‘surfer’ personalities. And can I tell you a secret? This is exactly how they come across in…

See the jumping crocodiles in Darwin

The Adelaide River in Australia’s Northern Territory is a must visit for anybody on a Bucket List trip to the far north of this spectacular country. As well as being a beautiful river to cruise along and see the local flora, the river is home to a serious amount of native wildlife. Visitors can spot…

Diving Malaysia – Kota Kinibalu

Kota Kinibalu (KK) would definitely not be on the Bucket List. The city itself is primarily a gateway for people climbing the famous Mt Kinibalu, heading out in search of the local wildlife or diving the Marine Park which sits just offshore. We were in Malaysia to see the orangutans, however KK has several excellent…

Whale You Marry Me?

Kerry and I had been together nine years when we travelled to Tonga, a relatively small group of islands in the Pacific ocean, just over 2000km North East of New Zealand. The plan was to achieve possibly our number one bucket list experience, to swim alongside a humpback whale. Humpback whales give birth to their…

Our top trips in New Zealand’s capital

Wellington, New Zealand’s capital, is a great city to visit. Set around a harbour and ringed by mountains there are fantastic vistas in all directions, as well as loads of interesting activities to keep you entertained. But where to begin? Our top recommendations are… Go and see the glow worms in the Botanic Gardens –…