Port Douglas

After 4 nights in Cairns we headed down the road (66km, 1hr 4mins) to Port Douglas – a small coastal town with a lot of character and charm and the gateway to the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation! We’d planned 4 nights in Port Douglas with a day-trip to Cape Tribulation (post to follow). Port […]

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Mission Beach

After the amazing, awesome, fantastic Magnetic Island we popped back onto Greyhound for our penultimate bus ride to Mission Beach – 240km (2hrs 57mins) away. Mission Beach is a unique spot in Australia where two World Heritage sites meet – the Tropical Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef! Although there’s lots to do in and […]

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Whitsundays… Part 2…

After an hour or so on Whitehaven Beach we returned to the Solway for another delicious meal prepared by our resident chef before heading into deeper water where we heaved the main sail and made use of wind power. It’s amazing watching the crew climb the masts, release the sails and repel down to the […]

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Whitsundays

Sandwiched in the middle of our time in Airlie Beach was our Whitsunday Islands tour! The Whitsunday Islands are one of the must-see places in Australia and there are numerous tours and packages to choose from ranging from day trips to 1-2 week excursions. Although most tours offer pretty much the same itinerary you need […]

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Airlie Beach

After a largely boring time in Agnes Water we headed to the bus stop and hopped on the overnight bus to Airlie Beach. Although the night bus isn’t the most pleasant of experiences it’s a great way to save money on a nights accommodation and if you manage to get some sleep isn’t a bad […]

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Hervey, Agnes & 1770

Australia is an unimaginably beautiful and wonderful country full of history, heritage and some truly amazing natural habitats and environments. There’s plenty to do and see and it’s a great place to travel! However… Because of the vast distances you have to travel to get around Australia it’s inevitable that you’ll have to include a […]

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Rainbow Beach: Coloured Sands!

Before I start this post I want to say upfront that the photos I took of the coloured sands at Rainbow Beach DO NOT do them Justice and I urge anyone travelling the East Coast of Australia to go see them for yourselves! Just a short walk up the beach – be careful of high […]

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Noosa… Part 2…

With so much to do in Noosa we wanted to make sure we made the most of our time whilst still being able to relax on the beach, potter around the shops and soak up the sun and beautiful setting. After a day of settling in we headed out, water and sunscreen at the ready […]

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Noosa

Time to hit the road again and head to Noosa! Noosa is the playground of the rich and famous, just 136km (1hr 44mins) from Brisbane and home to golden sands, beautiful houses, high-end shopping and the Noosa Everglades. Of the rich and famous the most notable is British business magnate and investor Sir Richard Branson […]

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Brisbane… Part 2…

Brisbane is a city with a lot of surprises. There always seems to be something going on around the corner… whether it’s free mini-golf, live music or yummy produce markets. The city has a relaxed vibe and the bars, restaurants and clubs have a lot to offer. The South Bank is amazing (especially at night) […]

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