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Here you'll find various write-ups and travel overviews I've written.

Some of these articles have been published, others just written as a record for myself and tour participants.

Racing in the South Pacific Tour, October 2019

Tour group at the races

What an amazing trip this was - designed for horseracing enthusiasts, the itinerary was built around the Nocturne race meeting at Hippodrome Henry Milliard in Anse Vata (across from the Hilton where we were staying). I led a group of 20 people and we had a heap of fun. We were treated like VIPs at the races, enjoyed a day on Amedee Island, various cultural and dining experiences, and lots of camaraderie. 

You can read about our adventures here - this article was published in the NZ Racehorse Owners' Bulletin November 2019 www.racehorseowner.co.nz 

Murray River Run, April 2019 - write-up

Big Bend on the Murray

I led the Maher Escorted Tours "Murray River Run" trip in April 2019. Under perfect blue skies, this trip was a wonderful blend of rural isolation and city sights. If you're after tranquility, stunning scenery, birdlife galore, plenty of food and a good measure of conviviality on tour, I highly recommend this trip. Accommodation is in lovely country hotels along the river, not on the boat itself (which is a day boat called the Spirit of the Murray). This trip is not to be confused with the Murray Princess which is a paddle steamer that operates on the lower part of the river. 

The Spirit of the Murray runs from Border Cliffs on the Victoria/South Australia border near Mildura, and Wellington which is down towards Adelaide. The trip can be taken in either direction. At times we were the only sign of human life on the river. The birdlife is fantastic. 

If you thought travelling the Murray River meant time spent cruising through muddy water - think again!

Click here for an overview of the Maher trip.