Welcome to 2 Aussie Travellers
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What we’re all about at 2 Aussie Travellers
I’m Toni and with my husband Drew we started the website to share our travel photos and experiences, together with the lessons we learned along the way. Travel budgets are limited for most of us so I’m here to help you squeeze the most fun times and fabulous adventures you can out of every travel dollar.
We live by the philosophy that you shouldn’t wait for the holidays to enjoy yourself, explore and experience new things. Get out and see what’s going on in your own city. Take short breaks and get away for the weekends. Even a day trip can turn up a completely new experience.
I was born in the UK, lived a large part of my life in New Zealand, a shorter time in the USA and the past 15 years I’ve called Australia home. We’ve travelled to 25 odd countries and can claim a passport from three.
Our immediate travel plans focus on Australia, Japan, New Zealand and the wider Asia Pacific region. Australia’s a huge country, so we are still working through the best ways to explore it and share as much of that process and experience as possible.
New Zealand is our second home so we’ll be back there from time to time. I also have a major love affair with Japan that started when I was about 6 years old but since we started travelling there we’ve been back year after year and I still have so much more I want to see.
We hope you’ll find some inspiration, useful information and planning tips that will help you on your own adventures. We’ll also be keeping you up to date with what there is to see, do and eat in South East Queensland in case you find yourself in our backyard.
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Tuesday 14th of March 2023
Hi, I was wondering where did you stay in Hobart? I am going with my mother in law in July and have no idea where to start. Any advice?
Saturday 18th of March 2023
We stayed at the Hotel Grand Chancellor on the waterfront. We found the waterfront made a great base, as we were there without a car and walked all through the city and waterfront area, took a bus up to the brewery, a ferry to MONA and a couple of days we took tours further afield to Port Arthur and Bruny Island.
Wednesday 15th of February 2023
Hi, Where do you stay in Kyoto? Cheers Jennie
Thursday 16th of February 2023
Hi Jennifer. It depends on the trip, we've stayed at the Hotel Granvia several times in the Kyoto Station area, it is so easy arriving through on the airport train at night to just walk upstairs and for longer day trips on the bullet train. The bus and subway depart from the station too so easy to get around the city from there. We also like Citidines Karasuma Goji, it is one subway stop from the station but that is a nice walk for us if we are going somewhere and about 1 km to Shijo Dori which is a main shopping street, access to Nishiki Market and along to Gion and Yasaka Shine. Yasaka Shrine and Kiyomizudera are about a 2 km walk. Another spot we love if we are immersing in Kyoto city and not doing so many day trips away, is the Gozan Apartments on Sanjo, they are in the Higashiyama area, short walk down to the canal and follow the river along, lots of restaurants and cafes nearby.
Sunday 19th of October 2014
Toni, I love, love, love Kyoto. I think your choice of photos shows the modern Japan, and Kyoto is so well known for its history. I love the juxtaposition of the two, don't you? Thanks for linking up with Weekend Travel Inspiration!
Sunday 19th of October 2014
Hi Corinne, Thanks for visiting. I love all things about Kyoto, the old and new. We've spent quite a few weeks there across different seasons so the photo walk series will definitely cover plenty of historical and cultural points too in coming weeks.