Atherton Tablelands

As Cairns is a great base for the Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef we booked onto several tours including a day-trip to Atherton Tablelands! The tour we chose was the Active Tropics Explorer which should be renamed the Active Tropics Waterfall tour which was an amazing day out! The tour takes you to some beautiful, […]

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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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Magnetic: Wildlife

Arguably the must-do thing while on Magnetic Island is the Bungalow Bay Koala Village wildlife tour! For $21 per person (plus $15 for a photo with a Koala) you get to spend 2 hours on a guided tour of the park and it’s enclosures and meet some of the native residents of Australia and Magnetic […]

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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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Melbourne

After an amazing 4 months exploring North and South New Zealand (15th September, 2013 – 3rd January, 2014) we hopped on a plane and headed to Australia, the next leg of our around the world tour and our home for 3 months (3rd January, 2014 – 1st April, 2014)! Our time in Australia starts with […]

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Dunedin

After cutting short our stay in the Catlins we headed straight to Dunedin. Dunedin is a large town home to Otago University with a proud Scottish heritage and home to 3 of the best things in life… Live music, chocolate and beer! We had 6 nights in Dunedin and our plans were simple… potter around […]

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Hobbiton

No trip to New Zealand would be complete without a visit to some of the hundreds of movie scene locations scattered across the two islands. The most famous from The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and of course Lord of the Rings (LOTR) and the Hobbit movies. Although I love the genre I have to […]

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