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50 Signs You’ve Been A Backpacker In Australia

You know you've been a backpacker in Australia when... 1. You have a love/hate relationship with goon. (yes I am happy that I started this post off with a nice big picture of my finest goon!!) 2. You've taken a selfie with a kangaroo. 3. You know the frustration of Aussie wifi. 4. You don't… Continue reading 50 Signs You’ve Been A Backpacker In Australia

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That Time We Had The Same Day Twice

We went to Hawaii because it was cheap. This is a sentence that I never thought I'd say, and it made no sense at all to me when I realised it. Nevertheless, it was true. The plan was to fly to Vancouver; having realised we weren't going to be able to afford our planned American/Canadian… Continue reading That Time We Had The Same Day Twice

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Spotting Wildlife In Mackay: Platypuses and Kangaroos at Sunrise

One of my absolute favourite things about Australia is the wildlife. So much of it is unique to Australia, which makes it infinitely more fascinating than... say, the squirrels and rabbits back home. So when I found out that the Mackay region has a beach where you can hang out with kangaroos, I instantly added… 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

Our next big stop on the east coast Australia road trip was Magnetic Island, or Maggie Island as it's affectionately known. It's famous for being one of the sunniest places in Australia, and also has wild koalas and great beaches. It's a must-stop on the backpacker trail. We arrived in Townsville after only one real… 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, Fraser Island, 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,… 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