What’s that scent?

Ever wonder why Australian parks smells so good? Eucalyptus tree is native to Australia and there are over 700 species belonging to the family of Myrtaceae. Leaves of eucalyptus are rich in oil which give off a refreshing scent. It is a popular ingredient used in aromatherapy, essential oils and medicinal relief.
Especially on a nice December summer with daylight hours stretched as far as 9pm, the weather is perfect for a nice walk in the park and enjoy the fresh, earthy scent. After long hours of driving, recharge your body and soul by the Eucalyptus way.

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Pink Lake

A pink lake? Yes you heard us correctly.
Hutt Lagoon, located near Port Gregory in Western Australia is a salt water lake formed by a beach barrier ridge and a barrier dune system, separating it from the vast Indian Ocean. The water of the lake is pink due to the presence of two types of algae that produces a reddish-orange organic pigment called Beta-Carotene, that is used commercially as a coloring pigment in food and medicines and it is the world’s largest system of algae farms dedicated to the production of this pigment.
If this pink lake is not enough for you, there is another one, Lake Hillier, located off the south coast of Western Australia.

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6 good reasons to do a campervan trip

reason #1

Pack and un-pack once! – A self-drive campervan trip is an awesome way to travel because you don’t have to get busy whenever you change an accommodation.You only get to do it during your pickup and drop-off at the campervan depot.

reason #2

Get to eat home-cooked food, having your kitchen on board means only eating and cooking what you like. Stock up the fridge with fresh groceries from supermarkets and farmers’ market along the way, thus stretching your holiday dollars for that souvenir.

reason #3

Every meal is an al fresco dining experience, stop at picturesque location and set up your camping table and chairs to have an awesome dining experience while watching the sunset.

reason #4

Little tots love it, travelling with kids need not be a physically and mentally exhaustive chore once they have found their favourite cosy corner to nap or sit. At anytime, they can have that tempting ice cream that was bought from the last supermarket stop that has been calling their name from the fridge while on the road. Toilet break need not be a hassle anymore.

reason #5

Be a radical, campervan road trips are never about following the herd. Break free and be flexible. Camp in picturesque location for the night when your spirit man leads.There are very nice camping spots far from the beaten track. The kids will definitely love it and adults will enjoy it over a campfire.

reason #6

Doing it in style, best of all you get to do it with all the creature comfort and convenience.

 

In a nutshell, a campervan trip allows you to do your travelling with a flexible itinerary at your own pace plus exploring and camping, with the stars as your night canvas and waking up to the most picturesque sunrise you can ever imagine.


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Blow Wind Blow

The Albany Wind Farm is one of the most spectacular and largest wind farms in Australia. The wind farm walk offers spectacular views of the twelve eco-friendly turbines along the Torndirrup peninsula. The turbines lower Western Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 77,000 tonnes per year.
The wind farm is open to the general public every day of the year and you are free to visit when you wish. At the wind farm there is an extensive network of boardwalks with panoramic coastal views, artwork and information panels, plus a connection walk to the Bibbulmum track. Park your campervan at the large carpark and remember to don your wind breakers before setting out. Feel the power of the wind!

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黄磊在新西兰自驾

在新西兰开车与在其他国家或许有所不同。在选择自驾之前,您需要了解一些基本信息。

很多人都喜欢开着轿车、露营车或房车沿路探索新西兰的美丽风光。然而,即使您是一位经验丰富的司机,在其他地方经常开车,仍然需要在启程之前充分了解诸如极端天气、狭窄或弯曲路段以及不同的交通规则等信息。

在新西兰开车有何不同?

右舵左行 – 汽车必须沿公路左侧行驶,车上的驾驶员座椅设在右侧。
在新西兰,任何时候都必须沿公路左侧行驶。如果您习惯于右侧行车,要记住这一点可能并不容易,尤其是刚刚起步上路时。谨记——如果您在开车,则必须坐在路中间一侧——而坐在副驾驶位置的乘客应位于路边侧。

由于在新西兰开车与您以前所习惯的开车方式会有很大的不同,因此必须时刻保持警觉,并注意要休息充分。
疲 劳驾驶是一件极其危险的事情,尤其是在刚到一个新的国家,对当地的公路和交通规则还不熟悉的情况下。来到新西兰的游客之所以可能更容易感到疲惫,主要是由 于时差原因,起得早,睡得晚,或是由于前一天开了较长时间的车。请确保自己头脑清醒,保持警惕——在公路上疲劳驾驶会带来安全隐患!

公路的路况通常各有不同,有些路狭窄弯曲,甚至可能需要翻山越岭。
新西兰地形的多样性意味着这里的公路 通常较窄,常有山路,弯路,而且多急转弯。离开大城市之后,郊外宽阔的公路不多。这里的公路多为双向两车道,中间没有隔离带。此外,您还有可能会遇到碎石 路。如果有车辆想从后面超车时,要注意留出足够的时间,减速行驶或找个安全的地方靠边停车。确保充足的休息,以保持清醒的头脑和充沛的精力。

只看地图时,常常会低估开车所需的时间。
地图上可能不会显示道路的狭窄、弯曲程度。一段看似很短的路程 可能需要开很长时间。例如:从霍基蒂卡(Hokitika)到哈斯特镇(Haast)是备受游客青睐的一条自驾线路,可停车观看新西兰的冰川,地图上显示 这段路程为 278 公里(172 英里),看上去可能只是一段 3 小时的短途旅行。但由于这段路弯弯曲曲,驾驶员至少应当预留 4 小时的自驾时间。这种情况在新西兰非常普遍——因此,预留的时间应当始终大于您预计所需的时间。

与天气相关的隐患非常常见。
在新西兰,您有可能会在一天之内经历四季变化。出发时可能还是万里晴空、阳光明媚,到达目的地时可能就会大雨倾盆、冰雹交加。正因如此,公路上随时都有可能出现与天气相关的隐患。为此,出发之前务必要查看天气预报,然后对行程计划进行适当的调整。如果您是在冬季、春季或秋末开车游览南岛,那么很有可能会遇到下雪天气——如果天气预报有寒流,则必须随车携带防滑链。大多数的车辆租赁公司都会为您提供防滑链,并向您演示具体的安装方法。请阅读我们的冬季自驾小贴士

冬天的路况可能会变化莫测。
冬季通常会遇到下雪、结冰或者起雾的天气状况,尤其是在南岛及其周边地区的山路隘口。确保随时关注自驾线路沿途地区的天气预报信息,途中注意保持较远车距,同时确保随车携带雪地防滑链(而且要知道如何安装防滑链)。

并非新西兰所有铁路交叉道口都安装有自动报警装置。
在新西兰的 1500 个铁路交叉道口中,只有一半安装有自动报警装置。当红灯闪烁时,代表火车正在驶近,必须马上停车;只有当指示灯停止闪烁时,车辆方可继续通行。其他的交叉 口则仅设有“铁路交叉口”标志以及让行或停车标志。在看到这些标志时,应当马上停车,左右查看,确定无火车驶近后才可穿越铁路。

除以上要求外,出发之前最好再先熟悉一下重要的新西兰道路交通规则。

 

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