tourism

Doctor Who Experience

A super short post here!
I went to the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff with my university for a day out and it was such a blast, even if you don’t know a massive amount about Doctor Who (like myself) – I still had such an amazing time and saw so many of their iconic pieces here!

The experience itself was brilliant too – you are sent on a journey to help the Doctor save the planet, this is all interactive and you even have to walk through some Weeping Angels in order to complete this!

Here are a huge jumble of the images I took, feel free to send me a comment if you have any questions about this!
Here I’ll leave the link to the Doctor Who Experience website too! 🙂

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Youtube: Franz Josef Glacier, NZ!

Here is my video of my trip to the Franz Josef Glaciers in New Zealand. This was one of the most amazing days and experiences that I had in New Zealand and would love to do it all over again in an instance!

Zoe
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Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam, here we come! *queue James Bond theme tune*
We had some amazing scenery to take in on the drive from Las Vegas – it was a short drive (about 45 minutes) but super hot outside!
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First stop, the ‘monuments’? I’m not too sure what these are called, without guessing.. but they say that if you rub the statues feet, it’s good luck! So away I went, rubrubrub!IMG_4204
The views were incredible of the Hoover Dam. I literally felt like I was in a James Bond film, there and then! And I did not stop humming the theme tune either, which probably irritated every single tourist there.IMG_4212 IMG_4236
I don’t have much too say really as the photos speak for themselves – but the Hoover Dam is MASSIVE.IMG_4239 IMG_4245 IMG_4251
Where Hoover Dam is situated, it turns out that it is sat on the border of two time zones. Nevada Time and Arizona Time!IMG_4264
Next, we went down into the Pump Stations of the Hoover Dam which were really interesting and you could hear the hundreds and hundreds of litres of water flushing through the pipes!IMG_4280 IMG_4282 IMG_4283

Do you recognise this from the Goldeneye opening? What other films do you remember this from?
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LINKS:
Hoover Dam Website: HERE

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour!

One of the highlights of my trip so far – I got to go to the Hobbiton Movie Set Tour in Matamata, NZ!
It was incredible!
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They have around 32 Hobbit Holes which look amazing and have been rebuilt for tourism now. So you can stand inside some of these, although they have nothing inside. But it’s so much fun to have photos by them, as they all come in different sizes for when they were filming certain characters like Gandalf or the hobbits!   11738064_10153055932277362_6149046580230791735_n 11738115_10153055939417362_5022644998741200205_n 11403369_10153055934562362_712599212198397994_n
At the end of the tour, we got to have a free drink from the Green Dragon which was a replica from the movies although it wasn’t used for filming.11709721_10153055940012362_3430862927788959088_n10995854_10153055939747362_4922334749171172941_n
The inside was absolutely adorable and much needed as it was freezing outside, we all huddled around the fire including the Hobbiton Set cat, too! The cider was also pretty good too, which they only brew and sell at Hobbiton! Try to order it as soon as you get there though, because your guide might rush you and you have to down it.. getting yourself a little bit tipsy like I was…
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 think that the Hobbiton Movie Set Tour was so much fun and I would definitely recommend it to Lord Of The Rings fans. Some people did say that it was expensive, but they weren’t really fans of LOTR. So I would say that it is definitely worth the money ($90), compared to other activities in these areas! Very informative guides that told you a lot of facts and pointed out little spoilers, too!

Here is a link to the website: HERE
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NEW VIDEO: G Adventures Part Two: Whitsundays & Cairns!

Here is Part Two to my G Adventures Trip that I did last month, I have wrote several other posts on this trip so feel free to have a browse at those and ask me questions!
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NEW VIDEO: G Adventures Part Two: Whitsundays & Cairns!

Here is Part Two to my G Adventures Trip that I did last month, I have wrote several other posts on this trip so feel free to have a browse at those and ask me questions!
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Australia Zoo

I recently visited Australia Zoo and I literally could not wait to go here! It was such an amazing day and was one of the biggest things to tick off my Australia list.
Australia Zoo is an hours drive from Brisbane, so I decided to go with Greyhound that do packages of the bus and the entrance fee. (I’ll insert a link at the bottom of the post).
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As soon as I got into the park, I saw that they had so many animals there and within 5 minutes I was allowed to hold a Blue Tongued Lizard, who was way too adorable! And no, they didn’t charge me for it!
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They had so many great experiences at this zoo, as it was a lot more interactive and the animals had a lot more room to roam around in. For example, I went to the kangaroo area where you can buy Kangaroo food for $2 a bag which is very cheap compared to other places I have been to! So, it was great fun to be able to feed all of the kanagaroos and watch the kids reactions. They were completely loving the experience!
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They then had a more serious and heart felt section of the park as obviously, this is the zoo that Steve Irwin and his family founded. As people know, he loved animals and put so much into this zoo that it was so sad to see all of the memorial parts of the zoo. I almost shed a tear!
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I then got the opportunity to hold a koala bear, as you cannot do this in New South Wales (where I had been for the past 8 months). I had such an amazing time, it was $40 (I think) and you get a lot of time with them. You go in groups of 4 and she will tell you all about them, as you’re holding them. There is also a professional photographer there, so you can purchase photos of you with the koala or even get somebody else to take photos on your own camera. They aren’t too fussy here, as long as you’re having a great time. (And the koala bears were amazing, so soft, I wanted to keep one!)
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They had plenty of shows to watch at the zoo, like the famous crocodile and bird shows in the well-known arena. I really enjoyed their shows and talks, there was a lot of interaction with the guests, although I wasn’t too sure on the crocodile show. I know that it was a show, but I felt like they just tease the crocodile (and then feed them, of course) but I just felt a little weird about this and sorry for the crocodiles! I know that they need to do this for show purposes though..
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They also had some bird sanctuaries that had all sorts of tropical birds, an Asia themed place that had tigers, Africa that had giraffes and rhinos, and so many more places..
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Here is another example of guest interaction, they like to bring the animals out for show so you can touch and ask questions about each species!
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 little brief, but that was my experience at Australia Zoo! I had such an amazing day, although it was raining. I loved every minute of it, especially the gift shop! But I would highly recommend going to this zoo, no matter what age or even if you’re on your own (like I was!).

Have you been here?
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LINKS:
Greyhound Australia Zoo Packages
Australia Zoo