Monthly Archives: October 2019

Make Your Holiday Complete With a Great Ocean Road Tour

No coastal drive in the world can compare with the beauty and splendor of Melbourne’s Great Ocean Road. The drive is incredible not only for its spectacular landscape but for its breathtaking diversity. From rocky cliffs to roaring surf to the serenity of the rain forest, there is so much to see and explore. The very best way to take it all in is through the Great Ocean Road Tour. Bus tours along this glorious coast ensure that you get to experience all that this treasure of Victoria provides. From families to backpackers, Great Ocean Road Tours are the perfect way to take in all the splendor and contrast the coast has to offer.

Your holiday excursion with a Great Ocean Road Tour will begin early since there is so much to see and do. Throughout your sightseeing experience you’ll wind alongside some of Australia’s most beautiful beaches. As you work you way along the coast you’ll see fabled surf beaches, limestone towers, and have the chance to visit with koalas and get up close and personal with colorful birds. While there are plenty of stops along the way, the pace is relaxing and you’ll have plenty of time to take it all in.

Your Great Ocean Road Tour will take to famous Bells Beach, a favorite of world class surfers. You’ll visit Port Campbell National Park. Here you’ll see the famous 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, and London Bridge. These natural wonders are not to be missed. You can even choose to break from your Melbourne tour and enjoy a helicopter ride to see Port Campbell from above. As your day moves along you’ll visit Otways rainforest and be able to take a leisurely stroll among the giant hardwood trees and fragrant eucalyptus trees. You’ll be able to spend some time with the locals when you stop for lunch in quaint Apollo Bay.

The best Great Ocean Road Tours use small buses so that you can navigate areas where larger charters used by many day tours just can’t go. The small group size ensures that you get the chance to take advantage of the knowledge of the tour guide. As you work your way along you’ll have plenty of opportunity to take photos for your holiday album. You can capture snapshots of white sandy beaches, mind boggling surf, and breathtaking cliffs. You will certainly want to make sure that you have plenty of documentation of this unique travel experience. But this is much more than just a quick stop here and there for snapshots. You’ll have plenty of time to explore each and every highlight along the way.

Of course as you reflect back on your Great Ocean Road Tour you’ll have your favorite spot. But regardless of whether the Twelve Apostles, the crashing waves, or the adorable koalas made the strongest impression you’ll know that this is a guided tour that you’ll never forget. At the end of your long day you’ll be tired but happy. Your vacation in Melbourne is complete. You’ve gotten the full experience of the Great Ocean Road.

Hahei – Your Insider New Zealand Holiday and Travel Guide Including Tips For Visitors

If you looking for a place to get away from it all, then look no further than Hahei, situated in Mercury bay on the east coast of Coromandel Peninsula. Just sit on the beach and you’ll soon see why the locals consider Hahei one of the most beautiful beaches in Coromandel; a region renown for its stunning beaches.

Hahei is a veritable beach paradise of pink sand and pristine clear blue sea framed by cliffs and maori pa sites either end of the beach and a necklace of islands. Combined with its vibrant community life and unspoiled natural habitat, Hahei is the perfect place to recharge those batteries and take a break from big city life.

The first place to start is on the water if you want to see the best Hahei has to offer. Sheltered from rough seas by outlying islands, Hahei is a safe family swimming beach. If you enjoy open water swimming, keep an eye out for the local swimming groups who regularly meet on the beach. They welcome all swimmers, local and visitors and if you’re lucky, you might find yourself swimming with dolphins who visit the area from time to time.

The neighbouring marine reserve is a magical aquatic world, abundant with fish and other sea life and ideal for snorkeling, kayaking or if you want to stay dry, taking a cruise on a glass bottom boat. There are several local operators who can help you with gear and equipment or take you on diving trips or boating and kayaking tours.
The marine reserve is also home to the famous Cathedral Cove, one of the most photographed locations on the Coromandel Peninsula. Accessible only by foot or water, this magnificent cathedral shaped cavern and its spectacular environs are a “must visit” site.

With so much beautiful coastline, boating is also a favourite pastime. You can launch your boat off Hahei beach or from the boat ramp at Cooks Beach just 10 minutes away.

Nearby Hot Water Beach is one of those unique experiences every visitor to the Coromandel must do. An underground river of hot water surfaces at Hot Water beach and one hour either side of low tide, visitors flock to the beach to dig their own spa pool in the sand. For easy digging, bring a shovel or you can hire one from the General store. Hot Water Beach also offers some serious surf action for boogie boarders and surfers alike.

If all this water activity has made you hungry, then start with a great coffee and delicious homemade food from Hot Waves Cafe at Hot Water Beach. While you’re there, check out Moko Artspace next door. Filled with contemporary NZ and Pacific art, this gallery features jewellery, designware, wall art and sculpture.

Or you can head back to Hahei and visit the popular Luna Cafe. Considered the best coffee in Hahei by the locals, Luna is renown for its friendly service and relaxed atmosphere.

Hahei has its own micro-climate; excellent for growing fruit and vegetables, much of which ends up in local restaurant kitchens. The Grange is a cafe by day and brasserie by night specialising in local seafood and good hearty meals and for the kids, both big and little, fish and chips and pizza. A great way to finish off a day on the beach!

If fine dining is more your style, then enjoy a sumptuous meal at the Church. Set in a refurbished old church, this establishment exudes character with high vaulted ceilings, arched windows and beautiful polished timber, surrounded by lush native garden.

After eating, stretch your legs and head to the Te Pare point historic reserve at the southern end of Hahei Beach, the site of a pa occupied by the Ngati Hei people. Or just relax on the beach and enjoy the stunning scenery as the sun sets on Hahei.

A Review of the Best Asian Cities to Live In

The decision to choose a place to live is related to economic prosperity, physical beauty, educational institutions, and geographical cohesiveness.

Singapore: Singapore continues to be the best place in Asia to live. Low crime rates, good career growth, universal lifestyles, and high standards of living make this city extraordinary. Singapore’s cultural environment, quality of housing, educational facilities, public services, and transportation are qualities that maintain its position in 28th position worldwide. Because this place is a bilingual country, foreigners will feel comfortable. Singapore is a vehicle for cultural fusion because you can find respect for all cultures. The skills of government departments are fulfilled and are unique in transportation facilities.

Hong Kong China: Hong Kong, the capital of banking, is the best place to make money. The city of Hong Kong has world-class restaurants, tropical beaches, and popular international nightlife. This city is a simple place to live for the expatriate community. The international airport in Honk Kong is the most estimated for its flight connections.

Seoul, South Korea: Seoul, known as the ‘Alpha world city’ offers a lot of fun. The vast city along the Han River is a place full of many activities. The people here are friendly. We can see a multi-religious culture or a mixture of eastern and western religious cultures in this city. The city offers excellent facilities for entertainment and dining. Incheon Bali Indonesia: Island of the Gods, this place has good value. Not much nightlife is seen in this place. This is a very small crowded area, but it is unique to a very good surfing area in the world.

Hanoi, Vietnam: Hanoi is a gateway to world treasures. It has a very good architecture and a world class hotel with Asian services.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur is a modern cosmopolitan city with clean streets. This is the capital of Malaysia. The modern facilities of this city can be compared to those in New York or London. Kuala Lumpur is really cheap so you can find lots of expats here.

Hangzou, China: This city is famous for its greenery. This beach is very calm and pleasant, friendly and impresses people.

Koh Samui, Thailand: This is a crowded place but a very good place to relax. You can enjoy the beauty of the place. Many tourists visit Koh Samui because staying here is not expensive. People are always cool.

Fukuoka, Japan: Fukuoka Prefecture offers good opportunities for shopping, a variety of delicious cuisine, and eclectic entertainment. This place is famous for its beautiful mountains, long rivers and unique flora and fauna.

Chengdu, China: Chengdu is located in the southeast of China. This is the capital of Sichuan province. This is called “heaven”. The city is known for its quiet and calm environment. Happy to live here. Sichuan dishes, especially hot-pots, are very famous houses and boats. Chengdu has developed very rapidly in recent years.