Spotting Wildlife In Mackay: Platypuses and Kangaroos at Sunrise

First of all, apologies for being so quiet recently – I’ve been yo-yo-ing between patches of internet for the past two months which has made it super difficult to update. I have loads more to write about Australia after this including tips and highlights, but I’ll make sure to catch up with everything we’ve been … More Spotting Wildlife In Mackay: Platypuses and Kangaroos at Sunrise

Surrounding Cairns: Beaches, Rainforests & Waterfalls

We left Cairns fairly quickly – in total, we spent less than three days in the town before continuing our journey north to Port Douglas and the Daintree national park, eventually planning to hit Cape Tribulation.   The drive was a stunning coastal road most of the way up (no pictures unfortunately), and we had time for … More Surrounding Cairns: Beaches, Rainforests & Waterfalls

Cairns And Snorkelling The Great Barrier Reef

Cairns has been on my must-visit list for as long as I can remember, for its exhilarating activities, for the surrounding rainforests and hinterland, and most of all – the number one attraction in Australia of course, the Great Barrier Reef. Then we arrived in Australia and we kept hearing the same thing. Cairns is … More Cairns And Snorkelling The Great Barrier Reef

All Aboard The Freight Train: Sailing The Whitsundays

Sailing the Whitsundays was one of my most anticipated activities in Australia – sailing through paradise islands just invokes romantic pictures, doesn’t it? Not to mention the picturesque Whitehaven Beach that’s become an icon of Australia. The biggest problem with the Whitsundays is there are just SO many options for who to sail with. Do … More All Aboard The Freight Train: Sailing The Whitsundays

Driving on Beaches and Swimming in Lakes on Fraser Island

I think what surprised us the most about the largest sand island in the world was that it was our highlight of the Australian east coast. We had heard plenty of other people say the same thing, but shook it off because surely it can’t be better than the Whitsundays? And we’ll definitely prefer Cairns, right? The thing … More Driving on Beaches and Swimming in Lakes on Fraser Island

Starting Our Australian East Coast Road Trip In Noosa

After my second visit to Noosa, one of the main towns on Australia’s Sunshine Coast, I have come to one conclusion. It’s basically impossible to take a photo where it doesn’t look beautiful. I fell in love with Noosa over Christmas, when we celebrated the holidays on the beach with a couple of great backpacker … More Starting Our Australian East Coast Road Trip In Noosa

Rainbows in Queenstown and The Worst Milford Sound Cruise Ever

Queenstown, Queenstown, Queenstown. What can I say about you that hasn’t already been said a million times? I was always looking forward to this energetic and extreme-loving city, and it was the first place to go onto my itinerary, but I was also concerned that it would be a letdown – touristy, expensive and overhyped. … More Rainbows in Queenstown and The Worst Milford Sound Cruise Ever

Is Wanaka One Of The Most Picturesque Places Ever Or What?

Wanaka doesn’t make it onto everyone’s itineraries for New Zealand – but it was one of the first to go onto mine. Blanketed by mountains and set on a scenic clear lake, and with the feel of a small town but heart of something so much more, there’s nothing not to love about this place. … More Is Wanaka One Of The Most Picturesque Places Ever Or What?