Archive for the ‘Australia/New Zealand/Pacific’ Category

Dairy Farming In New Zealand

Dairy Farming In New Zealand
by Thea Hutchinson Special to The Lost Girls I had heard for years from numerous people that “WWOOFing” in New Zealand was one of the best things they had done. For many reasons; the people commonly called “kiwis”, the landscape, and the laid-back attitude. For English speakers...
September 4th, 2012 | Dispatches from the Road, New Zealand, Solo Travel, Travel Philosophy | Read More

Hostel Review: Ponsonby Backpacker Hostel, Auckland, NZ

Hostel Review: Ponsonby Backpacker Hostel, Auckland, NZ
by Thea Hutchinson Special to The Lost Girls If you arrive in New Zealand by air, chances are you will fly into Auckland. It is a hub of connectivity to everywhere else in New Zealand. As the largest city in New Zealand, it offers a cosmopolitan feel before you begin adventuring along the many coasts,...
August 7th, 2012 | Backpacking & Trekking, Dispatches from the Road, Hostels, New Zealand | Read More

WWOOFing In Australia

WWOOFing In Australia
by Thea Hutchinson For travelers not familiar with “wwoofing” here is a little introduction. It is a type of eco-tourism, where workers and travelers can develop a different kind of tourist connection with locals and openminded hosts. Travelers can give back to a community instead of the...
May 22nd, 2012 | Australia, Eco-Travel, Extras, Traveling Solo & Together | Read More

Best Hostels In Cairns, Queensland, Australia

by Thea Hutchison Special To Lost Girls Thea is currently on a solo trip around the world and will be sharing her best finds with us as she travels. Make your way up the eastern coast of Australia to the Great Barrier Reef and chances are you will stay in Cairns. It is the one of the closest towns to...
May 8th, 2012 | Budget Travel, Hostels, New Zealand | Read More

Best Hostels In Queenstown, New Zealand

by Mattie Schuler Special to The Lost Girls Queenstown Known as New Zealand’s “Adventure Capital,” Queenstown could also be listed as the country’s party capital. Situated in the mountains next to Lake Wakatipu, this small yet lively town is the place to go for good food, great drinks and even...
April 3rd, 2012 | Backpacking & Trekking, Hostels, New Zealand | Read More

Following The Footsteps Of Hobbits

by Sarah Deveau Special to The Lost Girls In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. As I approached the perfectly round door of my motel unit, I thought of that first line in J.R.R.Tolkien’s epic novel, The Hobbit. I was staying in my very own Hobbit hole at Woodlyn Park in Waitomo, New Zealand....
March 6th, 2012 | Extras, New Zealand, Travel Books & Movies | Read More

Australia’s Best Reason to Road Trip: The Great Ocean Road

Australia’s Best Reason to Road Trip: The Great Ocean Road
by Adam Miezio Special to Lost Girls World The Great Ocean Road along Australia’s southeastern coast is the Aussie’s answer to California’s Pacific Coast Highway.  The Great Ocean Road stretches for 151 miles (243km) between the cities Torquay and Warrnambool in the state of Victoria.  An Australian...
March 3rd, 2012 | Australia, Featured, Road Trips | Read More

New Zealand: West Coast Roadtrip and Hostels

by Mattie Schuler Special to The Lost Girls Once getting off the ferry in Picton, the next decision will be to head down the west coast or the east coast first. If heading west, you’ll hit the towns of Nelson, Greymouth and continue on to Queenstown.  This drive could feasibly be done in a couple...
February 21st, 2012 | Budget Travel, Hostels, New Zealand | Read More

Backpacking On A Budget In New Zealand

By Sarah Deveau When you think backpacking, Europe likely pops into mind. Yet far-flung New Zealand is a popular backpacking destination, especially for adventurers looking to avoid the hassle of skirting around areas of turmoil or travelling nervously through them. A compact country with relaxed beaches,...
January 31st, 2012 | Backpacking & Trekking, Cabins & Camping, Dispatches from the Road, New Zealand | Read More

Best Hostels In Wellington, New Zealand

by Mattie Schuler Welcome to Wellington, New Zealand’s Windy City As the next biggest city on the North Island, Wellington has a very different feel from Auckland. There are cafes galore, beautiful parks and gardens, and plenty of beaches for hanging out by the water. A handful of hostels are located...
January 24th, 2012 | City Travel, Hostels, New Zealand | Read More