Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific

Traveling in Australia and New Zealand

Western Australia

Western Australia had been the only part of Oz I hadn't seen yet, so I decided to take a quick trip over to Perth and see what it was all about. Perth is a really nice city, and I think my second favorite i... Read More...

Byron Bay roadtrip

After arriving in Canberra, Australia, I immediately met up with an old friend, Virgina. She's a great friend that I spent a lot of time with in Mongolia, and it was great to catch up with her and her room-ma... Read More...
Henry Malmgren in front of the 12 Apostles in Australia

Almost done with Australia

 Well, it's been a busy week. I started out with a camping tour of Kangaroo Island which is the third largest island in Australia. Located off the coast of Adelaide, highlights include seeing penguins ... Read More...
Henry Malmgren at the top of Mount Kosciuszko

Mount Kosciuszko

Mom has come and gone. It was a nice 10 day visit, but it's time to get back into the traveling routine again. I met her Christmas-eve morning at the Sydney airport, but it took quite a while. Apparently the ... Read More...

Byron Bay

I spent three and a half days exploring Byron Bay recently. It's a small town that lives on it's counterculture. Wandering the streets at night you pick up a huge smell of incense and pot smoke in the air. It... Read More...

Fraser Island adventures

 On the way to Fraser Island, driving with the Dutch girls, we had the most astounding meeting. We were packing up to leave our hostel where we'd stayed for one night. Suddenly the door opens, an... Read More...

Sailing the Whitsundays

 I've spent the last three days lazing about on a sailboat thru the Whitsunday group of islands. The beaches and water were exactly what I'd been dreaming of for the last several months at the pole. ... Read More...

The Oz Experience

 In order to get down to Sydney, I've booked with a company called "The Oz Experience" They specialize in multi-day bus trips stopping at interesting places during the evening. I'm a little older than ... Read More...
Henry Malmgren diving on the Great Barrier Reef

Advanced dive certified!

 I just upgraded my dive license to a PADI advanced card. I've been wanting to do this for a while, and what better place to do it than on the Great Barrier Reef! I flew from Alice Springs to Cairns, a... Read More...
Henry Malmgren climbing Ayers Rock

Uluru or Ayers rock

 I've just gotten back from a 3.5 day trip to Ayers Rock. It was great! The people were fun, and the scenery was breathtaking. Day one we visited Kathleen springs since it was stormy at our primary d... Read More...