Category: Australia

That mysterious island at the bottom of the world has been where I’ve spent most of my travel time over the last few years. Australia’s a special place, and I’d recommend anyone travel there. Thecountry’s got it all; rainforest, desert, ancient Aboriginal sites, modern cities, beaches, scorching heat and even ski slopes. And I haven’t even started on the laid-back lifestyle, the coffee, and the road trips. There’s so many incredible reasons to visit Australia. Shall we begin?

12 Things That Every Backpacker in Australia Should Know

This ain’t my first time writing posts about backpacking Australia. I’ve got budget travel guides, road trip itineraries, and so much more on the Australia section of my website. But if you’re just about to leave Australia, you might have less of a use for these Australia travel guides, and…

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What To Do On The Great Ocean Road

When the after dinner conversation turns to great road trips of the world, Australia’s Great Ocean Road almost always gets a mention. And so it should. It’s not just another road trip, but a full-on sensory experience that embraces stunning ocean scenery, beautiful little towns that have a charm all…

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Things To Do On Your Darwin Layover: One Day in Darwin

Sitting at just over 1000 miles from Bali, it’s no surprise that Darwin is many people’s first point of call in Australia. Some travellers stop there for a while, while others scoot on through to the bigger, livelier cities of Sydney and Melbourne. In fact, many people think that there…

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10 Fantastic Day Trips from Brisbane

From the Story Bridge to Kangaroo Point Cliffs, to its many beach locations, there are plenty of great things to do in Brisbane. But Southern Queensland and Northern New South Wales is one of the most scenic and dynamic areas that Australia has to offer – and it would be…

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Ideas for Weekend Trips from Melbourne

Melbourne’s a world-famous city. It’s easy to see why – everyone loves quirky metropolises, with street art, beautiful buildings, a laid-back atmosphere yet still zillions of things to do. You could spend one week in Melbourne and never leave the city. But there’s much more in the state of Victoria…

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Great Ideas for Weekend Trips from Sydney

What with its famous opera house, charismatic neighbourhoods and many beautiful beaches, lots of travellers get stuck in Sydney – many at the end of an east coast road trip. But there are plenty of great opportunities for weekend trips from Sydney that are essential for anyone living in the…

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25 Things Nobody Tells You About Living in Byron Bay

It’s been 2 years since I first started living in Byron Bay, and I still think about it like, all the time. Who’s busking down on main beach… who lives in my camping spot now… if there’s one thing in life I’m sure about, it’s that this place will forever…

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The Best Hotels in Coober Pedy, South Australia

When you’ve been driving through the outback for hours and hours on end with only the barren landscape and occasional kangaroo for company, you’re pretty happy to reach any kind of destination, trust me. When this destination is a town where everyone lives underground? Well, for me that just adds…

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The Best Darwin Tours: See the Top End of Australia

There isn’t anywhere in the world quite like Darwin. Completely isolated from any other city in Australia, Darwin is synonymous with dramatic weather, crocodiles (they don’t run around the centre, don’t worry!), modern and ancient Aboriginal history, unique surrounding nature  and… a lot of drunk backpackers. Even if you don’t…

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These Are the Best Byron Bay Beaches That You’ll Love

I seem to start every blog post I write about Byron Bay by mentioning how I lived in a tent there for five months, so if this is your first time here, hi my name’s Claire and I lived in a tent in Byron Bay for five months. Now that’s…

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