With isolation from connected continents over millennia, the region’s animals and plants adapted uniquely to their geography and climate and thus evolved distinctly differently from those on other continents. The Silver Fern is not only New Zealand’s national symbol but also endemic to its forests and jungles. Australia has 600 different reptile species. New Zealand […]
With another couple, Rick and Wendy drove for approximately one week on the south island of New Zealand and another week on the north island before spending a few days in Sydney. In Australia, Sydney and the central eastern coast–where other friends from Calif. live part-time–were the only places Rick and Wendy visited. But they did the Sydney Bridge Climb, rode the harbor ferry, and visited the Sydney Opera House, Manly Beach and other classic Sydney stops. They also spent time with friends north of Sydney on the east coast where they wine tasted, swam, and relaxed. And Wendy got to see in person twice, her beloved Duck-Billed Platypus.