New Zealand: A visit to Hobbiton

Early December 2015, my wonderful boyfriend Jarrad flew me over to meet him in Aukland in New Zealand.

Jarrad was in Aukland photographing the last show of Ed Sheeran's tour. We stayed in the city for a couple of nights before heading out to explore on our own. The night of Ed Sheerans last show was so much fun! The show itself was amazing, but the afterparty made the night even better. Ed Sheeran was performing with supporting acts Passenger and Rudimental so they were also at this exclusive after party. I was so excited to be there with Jarrad, to meet Ed and have a drink with Passenger and his tour crew. I even got to DJ with Rudimental! (…and by DJ, I mean randomly pressing buttons and pretending to be cool).

The photos below are from the following days after we left Aukland. First stop was Hobbiton. I’ve always been a huge Lord Of The Rings fan so this little day trip had me losing sleep with excitement for weeks prior. I can tell you it did not disappoint. I have never seen a place so charming and picturesque! We got there for sunrise and we were given a private tour of the village. We explored the quaint little lane ways and gardens and I almost got tearing every time were passed a tiny little hobbit hole! After leaving the village of my dreams, we stopped by at Hamilton Gardens, a public garden in the South of Hamilton. Each little garden had a different theme and it was so peaceful to walk through the beautifully designed pathways and see the carefully styled flower beds

Our next stop was  to Bridal Veil Falls. It was a bit of a walk to get there but well worth it for the view we were gifted. Once we got to the waterfall it was even more of a trek to get down to the bottom of it but with such a beautiful view we almost didn’t notice the time it took. We spent a bit of time here before we headed back to our accommodation which tonight was something a bit special. Jarrad had set us up with a nights stay in a Tipi! I haven’t been camping since I was very young so I was excited for this one. Have a look below at our photo's from the trip.

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Photo credits to Jarrad Seng

A roadtrip with Tourism Queensland

8 days drive from Brisbane to Cairns bought me so many new and happy memories. Thanks to Tourism Queensland and Toyota Australia I was given the wonderful opportunity to team up with some amazing creative people to capture the beauty of the Pacific Coast.

We swam in hidden rock pools, played under enormous waterfalls, ran through tea fields, took in the beautiful views from above in a hot air balloon and laughed until it hurt the whole drive up.

My eyes have been completely opened to just how stunning our country is and that taking a holiday doesn’t mean you need to catch a plane and leave the country, it could simply mean getting a few friends together, packing up the car and hitting the road.

I hope these photos will inspire you to explore the parts of Australia that you haven’t yet had the chance to visit and know that adventure can be found virtually anywhere if you’re with the right company.

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Broome: What to do & Where to stay


Guys.... If you've never been to Broome then you need to pack your bags right now and get yourself there asap! It's got to be one of my favourite places to run away to during the winter months in Perth. When it's cold and rainy here, Broome is at peak tourist season and never drops below 30 degrees.

Thanks to Cable Beach Club, Jarrad and I wear able to stay a few days in this beautiful town, right across from Cable Beach which I'd also probably rank as one of my favourite beaches in WA. We spent a lot of time just hanging out on the beach reading our books and watching the camels walk past.

One night we thought we'd try and get a nice view of the milky way from Gantheaume Point. I was up for the idea until we were there in the moment, trying to climb up the side of a cliff in pitch darkness with just our iPhone torch to light our path. I won’t deny that I’m a bit of a scaredy cat when it comes to heights so I was internally panicking when Jarrad insisted we stand on the edge of a precariously balanced rock on the edge of the cliff to get the perfect photo. Luckily we got the shot and lived to tell the tale so all is fine but… damn it, Jarrad. He’s going to kill me one day.

Enjoy the photos below and if you get a chance, get yourself to Broome!

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