Hi, I'm Andrew Morten from A Journey DownUnder. I was born and brought up in New Zealand and have seen almost all of New Zealand many times. I have also travelled a lot in Australia over the last 45 years. I started TravelEssence in 2006 because I wanted people to see New Zealand as I know it myself.
For me, it's about getting off the beaten track, having time to enjoy remote nature and landscapes, and having a laugh and yarn with the locals. Whether it's Australia or New Zealand, I believe that the people and the unique landscape make a unique combination that you can not find anywhere else, and this makes them both so special. Now, I often travel with my wife and three small kids and along the way have learnt how to and how not to travel, with, or without, kids. Here are a few points and tips.