Kara's Journey to Australia

Current Location

Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand

Hello, my name is Kara Maxwell and I'm currently taking fine arts courses through RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. I'm so excited to share this adventure down under with you all!


After a slight change of travel plans, I've ended up in New Zealand! It is a gorgeous island country that is about a three hour flight from Melbourne, Australia. Read on to find out more about it!


Even though Australians speak English, some of the phrases they use can be different. I've had a few confusing chats, but no worries, she’ll be right mate (no problem, everything will work out!).

Field Notes

Weka are a native bird species in New Zealand. They are one of New Zealand's many flightless birds. Read on to find out more about this unique creature!


This week, my friend and I travelled along the Great Ocean Road. It is a road that winds along the coast of Australia. It guides you along the edges of cliffs, while the ocean waves crash below.