About the Author

Downunder Product and Marketing Manager - Melbourne-born Meg arrived in Canada in January with no winter coat, one suitcase, a one week booking at a youth hostel, and a sight-unseen job offer at Goway Travel. She thought she’d stay for a year – that was 12 years ago! Never one to shy away from adventure, Meg has been in the industry for 23 years and has journeyed extensively through Europe, Asia and North America. Meg’s heart however belongs to the South Pacific, including New Zealand, Fiji, and her native Australia.

Snorkelling at Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Top 5 Things to Do in Colourful Queensland on Your Australia Vacation

Queensland is an intriguing destination of contrasts, from endless white sandy beaches sloping down towards crystal-clear emerald waters and multi-coloured coral reefs, to rust coloured deserts and misty rainforests swarming with rare animals and birds. Enjoy the underwater paradise of the Great Barrier Reef and the silent lunar landscape of the Australian Outback – all […]

Sea Kayak in Milford Sound, New Zealand

Unique Places for Wildlife Spotting on Your New Zealand Vacation

Travel to the “Land of the Long White Cloud’ to see the world’s largest gannet colony, the only mainland albatross breeding colony on the planet, and the world’s smallest penguin. A New Zealand vacation is often a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for wildlife enthusiasts. The country’s diverse landscapes and isolation from the rest of the world has […]

Ningaloo Reef: Australia’s Other Coral Attraction

The Great Barrier Reef might be Australia’s most well-known reef, but it’s certainly not Australia’s only reef worth visiting. If you want to explore Australia’s waters, swim with sea creatures, and avoid the crowds, take a trip to Australia’s lesser-known, World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef and Australia’s Coral Coast, the world’s most accessible and largest fringing […]

Western Australia Wildflowers, Australia

Western Australia’s Wildflower Season is in Full Bloom!

With 12,000 species of wildflowers scattered across 2.5 million square kilometres of our planet’s terrain, 60 per cent of which can only be found in Western Australia, it’s no surprise Western Australia’s wildflower season draws visitors from all over the world. As the name implies, Western Australia is Australia‘s most western and largest state, encompassing […]

Hiker Overlooking Freycinet National Park, Tasmania, Australia

See the Natural Highlights of Charming Tasmania in Australia

Tasmania is a nature lover’s paradise. The enchanting Australian island is brimming with national parks, unspoiled wilderness areas, excellent hiking trails, and a wealth of endemic wildlife. Whether you’re in search of the infamous Tasmanian Devil, looking to explore the pristine national parks on a nature hike, or simply relaxing on one of the world’s […]

Scenic Self-Drives Are a Great Way to Explore New Zealand

New Zealand is a magical country filled with dramatic natural scenery, quiet winding roads, and friendly Kiwis. Hit the road on a flexible self-drive holiday where you get to plan your itinerary and enjoy an ever-changing backdrop at your own pace. You’ll pass glistening lakes, snow-capped mountains, subtropical rainforests, rolling farmlands, volcanic hot springs, icy […]