Travel In Australia and Oceania2022-02-26T13:04:30-05:00

Travel In Australia and Oceania with Brit on the Move ™

Learn What It’s Like To Travel In Australia and Oceania.

Traveling to Australia or Oceania is something that many people will never do. Often the distance and time it takes to get there dissuade many. Most importantly, there’s the cost of traveling to Australia and the costs of traveling in Australia and neighboring counties. While not the most budget-friendly of continents to travel to there are ways to get there without breaking the bank.  And, there are tons of options to navigate this region for any budget.


  • Hobart Tasmania

15 Hidden Gems In Or Close To Hobart, Tasmania

We take it you’ve heard of the expression “a diamond in the rough.” Basically, it means that something really stands out amidst a sea of ordinary. Hobart, the capital of Tasmania, is full of diamonds. Well, we probably shouldn’t put it like that. How about this; Hobart has a lot of amazing things to experience. We mean rare locales, unique landmarks, and amazing food to give you an idea of what we’re scratching at. There is one major caveat we should mention; these diamonds in the rough are also hidden gems. If you don’t know [...]

  • Cairns

Cairns, Queensland – Australia

Cairns is the gateway to Australia's Great Barrier Reef, the world's most extensive coral reef system. The city of Cairns is the fourth-most-popular destination for international tourists in Australia for a good reason. While this is a small sleepy town, it hosts many attractions that are worth the journey. Most flock here to see the reef, but there are other attractions just as impressive. Describing Cairns is difficult. I had potentially conjured up an image of Caribbean beaches, possibly because I thought it would be more tropical.  I knew you had to take a boat to [...]

  • Uluru Australia

The Ultimate Guide to Uluru Australia

Uluru Australia, previously known as "Ayers Rock," is a gigantic red rock formation within Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. It's located 450km away from Alice Springs, basically in the middle of the Northern Australian Outback. Should Uluru be a part of your Itinerary? It depends on who you ask. My earliest visual association of Australia was Uluru. Back in the '80s and '90s, people booked vacations using travel agents that had actual shops. I used to glare at the photos in the window of Uluru with awe. Almost every advertisement for Australia had two things on display [...]

  • Australia Bucket List

Why Australia Should Be On Your Bucket List

There are probably many reasons why Australia is on everybody's bucket list or why everyone has an Australia bucket list. Maybe it's the quest to conquer the continents, the distance to get there, or the sheer glamour of traveling somewhere so exotic.  No matter the reason, it's on everyone's bucket list. I'll speak for myself as to why it was for me. I grew up in England and have always daydreamed about traveling to Australia. At one point, I considered immigrating to Oz but ultimately chose the US.  For me, the images of the bright orange [...]




  • Waitomo Caves

The Waitomo Caves of New Zealand

Located two and a half hours away from Auckland, the Waitomo Caves are famous for being filled with glowworms. While the main glowworm cave is an unusual attraction, most people don’t realize that the other Waitomo Caves are impressive! Visiting the Waitomo Caves is a full day out, and there is plenty to see and do once you are there. The Waitomo Caves are in Waitomo on the West Coast of New Zealand’s North Island. You can either book a tour to include the cave tours or buy your tickets and self-drive [...]

  • Rotorua

All You Need To Know About Rotorua – New Zealand

Chances are, if you are visiting the northern island of New Zealand, you will visit Rotorua. Known as the region's geothermal area, it attracts tourists in droves. As a fan of geothermal activity, this appealed to me, and we combined this with our trip to Hobbiton. Rotorua is an hour south of Hobbiton, so it made sense to combine the two. This area is home to several hot springs, geysers, mud pools, and waterfalls. Who would not want to check this out? I imagined a place as beautiful as Yellowstone; unfortunately, while [...]

  • The Hobbiton Movie Set

The Hobbiton Movie Set – Auckland, New Zealand

Every fan of Lord of The Rings wants to visit the lush pastures of The Shire at The Hobbiton Movie Set. Even if you are not a fan, this should be on your list of things to see if you are in Auckland. And, if you’ve not seen the trilogy watch it on your flight over. If you don’t, well, you were warned. You will get called out in jest by the guide, and everyone will look at you like you have three heads! This post may contain affiliate links. Please read [...]

  • Flight Cancellation

Flight Cancellation Drama & How To Deal With It

Flight Cancellation!  January of 2018, we were finishing up a fabulous long three-week vacation across Australia and New Zealand. I intentionally booked our flights as the crow flies in order not to backtrack. The final destination was Auckland, New Zealand, so it only made sense to fly back to the US. On Friday, Jan 6th, 2018, we were scheduled to leave on American Airlines Flight 82. This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure and privacy policy for more information. First Clue of a Flight Cancellation We arrive at the airport, and [...]



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