After finishing university, I flew to Australia to embrace and learn more about the 'land down under'. I explored the east coast, before getting a job in Sydney, enjoying the vibrant city during my spare time. From Sydney, I hopped over to New Zealand and took a road trip from the North Island to the South Island, finishing in Queenstown. The city soon became one of the highlights of my travels for its beautiful scenery and high-adrenaline activities.
My adventure then took me back to northern Australia, where I spent a couple of dry seasons living in Kakadu National Park, enjoying its rugged waterfalls and unusual wildlife. From here, I bought a 4x4 and made my way across the Gibb River Road and down the west coast of Australia to Perth.
Since joining Audley, I have returned to both Australia and New Zealand to revisit some of my most memorable places, and some new ones as well.
I'll never forget when…
I have had so many amazing experiences in Australia, but I would have to say one of my favourites would have to be diving with sharks near Port Lincoln in the South of Australia.
Despite being in a secure metal cage, prior to getting in the water I was petrified that I would be eaten alive. However, as soon as I saw the surprisingly elegant and beautiful creatures I forgot all about all my inhibitions. The magnificent white sharks moved so gracefully in the water that I almost forgot for a minute how dangerous they can be.