Tag Archives conservation

Lord Howe Island

by Wednesday, October 21, 2015

There are very few places in the world with no high-rise, mobile phone coverage, ATMs, where cars must not drive over 25 kpm and just 400 tourists are allowed at any one time. Sound too good to be true? Well, I found all that and more on Lord Howe Island, 600 kilometres east of Sydney, and ...

Chatham Islands

by Monday, October 19, 2015

I headed 800 kilometres east from New Zealand across the Pacific Ocean. I was excited to reach the Chatham Islands, a territory of New Zealand since 1842, a place no-one I know has ever visited. Just two of the isolated group of ten islands are inhabited – Chatham, the largest, and Pitt. The rest are conservation reserves with ...