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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… Continue reading Spotting Wildlife In Mackay: Platypuses and Kangaroos at Sunrise

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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 a… Continue reading Surrounding Cairns: Beaches, Rainforests & Waterfalls

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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… Continue reading Cairns And Snorkelling The Great Barrier Reef

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I Thought Magnetic Island Was Supposed To Be Sunny

We arrived in Townsville after only one real stop from Airlie Beach. It was Bowen, and well, sorry Bowen, but I wasn't a fan. Bowen is fairly well known on the backpacker circuit as being a great place to complete farm work (anyone who wants to extend their visa for a second year must undertake… Continue reading I Thought Magnetic Island Was Supposed To Be Sunny

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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 unbelievably 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.… Continue reading All Aboard The Freight Train: Sailing The Whitsundays

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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… Continue reading Driving on Beaches and Swimming in Lakes on Fraser Island

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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… Continue reading Starting Our Australian East Coast Road Trip In Noosa

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A Year Working In Australia: An Overview

So I just slipped off the radar for a few weeks there - the reason? I actually got a last minute job working in a country pub in the middle of the, well, country. This meant no internet apart from a little bit of data, and made it nigh on impossible to do any updates… Continue reading A Year Working In Australia: An Overview

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A Year Of Travel: My Highlights

It feels strange to say that we've been travelling for a year. Because, I suppose, we haven't. It's a year since we left the UK, sure, but we've made a little home for ourselves in the sub-tropical city of Brisbane, and while we've been making various trips around Australia, it's not been the full-on travel… Continue reading A Year Of Travel: My Highlights

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We Finally Got To See Sydney Properly

I'm not a huge fan of Sydney. There, I said it. I felt like it was an unfair judgement of such a diverse city though, based on peeks and glances into the surface on day trips that were barely even a day. I first visited last June, passing through after our worst job in the… Continue reading We Finally Got To See Sydney Properly