Melbourne… Round 2!

After 84 days travelling the length of the East coast we said goodbye to Cairns and hopped on a plane back to Melbourne for a final farewell and our last 4 nights in Australia. Our friend Caroline had kindly agreed to play host for 2 nights (with 2 in the YHA) so we arrived in […]

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Melbourne > Cairns

On 16th March, 2014 we reached our final destination of Cairns, having started in Melbourne on January 3rd 2014! I didn’t want to let this fact pass by without reflecting on what an utterly amazing time we’ve had during our 88 days (2 months, 29 days) in Australia and without talking about some of the […]

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Cairns

After a relaxing few days at Mission Beach it was time to hop on our last Greyhound bus – YAY! – and head to Cairns, 139km (1hr 52mins) away. Cairns is the gateway to the Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef and is a great base for Atherton Tablelands (post to follow), Port Douglas (post […]

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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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Townsville

After 3 nights bobbing up and down at sea in the Whitsundays and a couple more partying and recovering in Airlie Beach we got back on the infamous (but necessary) Greyhound and headed to Townsville, 276km (3 hours 31 minutes) away. Like Airlie Beach, Townsville is used as a gateway city – in this case […]

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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

After 4 nights in Byron Bay we hopped on the bus for a relatively short journey by Australian standards (165km, 1hr 46mins). We arrived in Brisbane and checked into our hostel with it’s city views and rooftop swimming pool! After a short swim we headed out and explored! Brisbane is the 3rd largest city in […]

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