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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