We took thousands of pictures throughout our 5 months backpacking through Australia, southeast Asia, and Japan. From beautiful scenery, amazing architecture, plenty of wildlife, and some amazing experiences, there was plenty to inspire even us amateur shutterbugs.
Our Favourite Travel Photos
It was tough to whittle them down to our favourites, but here they are. We hope you like them!
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The iconic Sydney Opera House
A koala at the Kuranda Koala Gardens
Snorkeling with a turtle at the Great Barrier Reef
The Three Sisters, one of the most famous views in the Blue Mountains of Australia
View of the 12 Apostles, probably the most famous viewpoint along the Great Ocean Road in south Australia
Simpsons Gap, near Alice Springs
A sea gypsy village on the Surin Islands
The Surin Islands of southern Thailand were stunning and not too crowded
Strolling along the beach in Khao Lak
The “Bridge on the River Kwai”
Looking down on Hellfire Pass near Kanchanaburi, Thailand. This old rail line was built, by hand, with slave and POW labour
Chinatown in Bangkok, one of the best places we found for street food
A beautiful sunset on Koh Mak
Looking out to sea from Koh Mak
Sukhothai Historical Park at night
A Buddha in the Sukhothai Historical Park
Kayaking on the Nam Ou River in Nong Khiaw, Laos
The view from our guesthouse in beautiful Nong Khiaw, Laos
Sunset over the Mekong River in Luang Prabang, Laos
The famous view of Angkor Wat reflecting in one of the ponds
Sunset by Tonle Sap lake, near Kompong Khleang, Cambodia
There were so many floating fish farms in Lan Ha Bay, near Cat Ba, Vietnam
The picturesque streets of Hoi An, Vietnam
Fishing boats on the coast of Danang, Vietnam, with the huge, white Lady Buddha in the distance
It’s great to be on the beach again, in Penang, Malaysia
Street art in George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Our first glasses of wine in at least 7 weeks – feels like longer! NZ Sauv Blanc of course.
The first river safari of the day started at 6am. Here, the mist is just starting to disappear from the Kinabatangan river, Borneo, as the sun rises.
Another monkey in a tree in Borneo
A black and red Broadbill in its nest in Borneo
Usually the monkeys ignored us, but sometimes they were a little curious
An orangutan at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Borneo
The famous Torii Gates of Fushimi Inari
The bridge to the left of the Atomic Bomb Dome was the original target of the “Little Boy” atomic bomb, dropped on August 6, 1945. The bomb detonated a couple of hundred meters to the right, 600m above the ground
The famous “floating torii gate” at the Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima. This is considered to be one of the three best views in Japan!
Watching the action at the sumo tournament in Tokyo