Episode 26: Australia and New Zealand with Rachel Grandi

Archer the Koala

Archer the Koala, Ferndale Wildlife Park’s most famous resident

In this episode, friend of the podcast Rachel Grandi stops by to chat about her recent three-week adventure across Australia and New Zealand. In addition to animals both adorable and edible, Rachel discusses the logistics of planning long-haul, multi-country travel, as well as the delights and challenges of traveling with your partner.

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Ferndale Wildlife Park – Meet Archer the Koala and a host of other animals at Sydney’s hands-on wildlife experience.

Reef Encounter – This is the company Rachel recommends for touring the Great Barrier Reef. They offer underwater camera rentals.

Easey’s – This Melbourne establishment offers the best mac and cheese in a converted train. Who could ask for more?

Eau de Vie – Ines highly recommends this speakeasy in the Sydney’s Kirketon Hotel for delightful craft cocktails.

Fergburger – Get your burger on at this Australian chain, which touts the best burgers in the world.

New Zealand

International Antarctic Centre – Hang out with penguins and learn about the Antarctic at this Christchurch attraction.

Pedro’s House of Lamb – This Christchurch restaurant is so delicious that it’s worth eating in a parking lot (takeaway only).

Legendary Black Water Rafting Co.– Rachel’s recommendation for checking out the Waitomo glowworm caves.



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