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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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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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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Fraser Island

Despite Fraser Island being arguably one of the top 10 places to visit in East Coast Australia we weren’t sure we were going to bother – WHY..? 4 years ago when Nick first travelled around Australia he signed up for a tour on Fraser Island which, at the time, meant a self-drive tour, unsupervised with […]

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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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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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Byron Bay

After a couple of days in Port Macquarie we boarded the Greyhound and headed for the infamous Byron Bay. Bayron Bay is known for it’s golden sands, chilled hippy vibe, weed smokers, backpackers and last, but by no means least, partying! After a long and tiring bus ride (402km, 5hrs 5mins) we arrived exhausted and […]

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Sydney: Coogee & Bondi

As well as a day-trip to Manly we visited the coastal suburbs of Coogee and Bondi. Bondi is probably the best known beach suburb of Sydney but the lesser-known Coogee is well worth a visit! If you’re feeling energetic there’s a beautiful coastal walk (8.8km) between the two suburbs that takes 1-2 hours depending on […]

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Sydney: Manly

One of Sydney’s suburbs, just across the water and a short ferry ride, is Manly. Manly is a beach suburb popular with working-travellers as a cheaper alternative to living in the “big city”. We hopped on the ferry and headed to Manly for a days exploration. The ferry takes approximately 40 minutes and travels past […]

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Moeraki Boulders

Sad to say goodbye to Dunedin we hit the road and headed towards Oamaru (post to follow). On the way we stopped at the popular Moeraki Boulders (Kaihinaki). The Moeraki Boulders are an amazing geological phenomena formed by thousands of layers of sediment being compressed around a pebble or shell over millions of years… similar […]

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