Ambury Park

Ambury Park in Auckland

You may not have heard of Ambury Park.  It’s an Auckland Regional Park located on the shores of the Manukau Harbour and only a 30 minute drive from the city or 10 minutes from the Airport.  It’s also a working farm, a good picnic spot, has…

Hiroshima A-dome

Hiroshima Self Guided Walking Tour

Our first stay in Hiroshima was planned mostly to give us a full day to explore Miyajima Island, it wasn’t until we were sitting on the Shinkansen from Tokyo that I started wondering how I would actually feel wandering around Hiroshima.  It’s a city with…

Bribie Island

Top things to do on Bribie Island

Our top things to do on Bribie Island & where to do them. Find a deserted beach, walking tracks, 4-wheel drive adventures, wildlife, surfing and much more Bribie Island is the most northern of the three major sand islands that provide shelter to Morton Bay….

Natural Bridge | 2 Aussie Travellers

The Natural Bridge, Springbrook NP

This weekend we headed down to the Gold Coast Hinterland to the Natural Bridge, an unusual waterfall structure formed millions of years ago in this protected World Heritage area of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia. If you’ve heard locals referring to an area called the…

Arkarra Lagoons

Fraser Coast: Arkarra Lagoons

Arkarra Lagoons are a lagoon and wetland area in Dundowran Beach, a northern suburb of Hervey Bay on the Fraser Coast. Whether you’re a keen birder or just out for a walk with the family and looking for a bit of shelter from the heat…

goanna at Hervey Bay Botanical Gardens

Hervey Bay Botanical Gardens

Wondering what to do in Hervey Bay after you’ve been whale watching, soaked up sun on the beaches and visited Fraser Island?  If you have an interest in plants, garden design, birds or local wildlife then the Hervey Bay botanical gardens are well worth a…

Arashiyama | www.2aussietravellers.com

10 things to see and do in Arashiyama

Tourists have been coming to Arashiyama for 1000 years, so I absolutely had to have it on my ‘must do’ list when we first visited Kyoto.  Arashiyama is a western suburb of Kyoto city and has the attraction of both nature and tradition.  During the…

Yasaka Shrine

Walking Kyoto – Yasaka Shrine

On this weeks section of our series on walking the streets of central Kyoto we pick up from Kodai-ji temple and continue north-west to explore the Gion district. Yasaka Shrine is at the eastern end of Shijo (fourth street) and is the major shrine of the Gion…

ryozen temple

Walking Kyoto – Ryozen Kannon

In this series we set out a self guided walking tour around Eastern Kyoto from Kyoto station in the south to the Silver Pavillion in the north. Complete one long walk or take just the section that interests you. In this posts we continue on from Kiyomizudera to the Ryozen Kannon temple.


Walking Kyoto: Kiyomizudera

This post is one of a series that make up a self guided walking tour through eastern Kyoto. The full route is around 10 km from Kyoto station to Ginkakuji, the silver temple, in the north. Make a day of it or select only the sections that appeal the most.

Sanjusangendo temple in Kyoto, Japan. The size and number of gold plated statues in this unassuming hall is incredible.

Exploring Sanjusangendo Temple in Kyoto, Japan

Sanjusangendo is an unique and impressive temple in Kyoto. It dates back to 1164 and is famous for it’s 1001 golden statues of Kannon, goddess of mercy. We explored Sanjusangendo as part of our self guided walking tour through eastern Kyoto.  For this leg we…

Wynnum Mangrove Boardwalk

The Wynnum mangrove boardwalk extends over half a kilometre through the grey and red mangroves from Elanora park and rejoins the path out to the Lytton bird hide, from the carpark it’s about 2.5km return.  If you keep your eyes open you’re almost certain to…