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In search of koalas: Townsville and Magnetic Island

Townsville Magnetic Island Queensland Australia

I was never intending to stop off in Townsville. I was running out of time before my Working Holiday Visa expired and I had to leave Australia, and I was keen to get to Cairns and explore the rainforest and…
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White sands and boat life: Airlie Beach and sailing the Whitsundays

Whitehaven Whitsundays Airlie Beach Queensland Australia

After ticking learning to surf off my bucket list, and enjoying the tranquil beachside life of Agnes Water for a few days, it was time to re-board the north-bound Greyhound bus. Next up was the popular backpacker town of Airlie…
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Learning to surf in Agnes Water, Australia

Learning to surf Agnes Water Seventeen Seventy East Coast Australia

After my Fraser Island adventure and whale-watching excitement in Hervey Bay, it was time to hop back onto the Greyhound bus to head north for another four hours to the Central Queensland beach towns of Agnes Water and 1770. The…
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Dingoes, shipwrecks and a bumpy ride: exploring Fraser Island (without driving)

Fraser Island Maheno Shipwreck Australia

It was hard to believe, but almost two years had passed since I first landed in Brisbane on a Working Holiday Visa, intending to spend just “a few months” in Australia. It was time to ditch the “Working” part of…
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North Stradbroke Island: an overlooked gem on Australia’s East Coast

North Stradbroke Island Brisbane Australia

North Stradbroke Island – or “Straddie”, as it’s known by the locals – is a popular weekend getaway for Brisbanites, but it doesn’t tend to feature too frequently on the typical traveller’s Australian East Coast itinerary. During my time residing…
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All the jobs that I did on my Working Holiday Visa in Australia

Working Holiday Visa jobs backpacking Australia

Before I arrived in Australia to begin my Working Holiday Visa, I had heard of plenty of people who had done the same thing, and the general attitude towards it seemed to be that you could find a job in…
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Coral reefs and emus: exploring Exmouth, Western Australia

Exmouth Western Australia

After a week of basing myself in Perth for an introduction to what Western Australia had to offer, I decided it was time to explore further afield, travelling up the coast to enjoy the beautiful Indian Ocean scenery. My original…
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Five fantastic day trips from Perth

Pinnacles desert Western Australia

My time in Sydney was fairly short-lived. That’s not to say anything against the city at all – it was a fantastic place to spend a few weeks, with plenty to see and do both in the CBD and further…
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Twenty four hours in Australia’s Blue Mountains

Three Sisters Blue Mountains Sydney Australia solo female travel

It turned out to be exactly one year to the day that I first arrived in Australia when I touched down in Sydney on an overnight flight from Darwin after an epic journey through the Northern Territory, beginning my second…
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Two days to Darwin: reaching the tropical capital

Karlu Karlu

After my magical experience of journeying to the heart of Australia, my thoughts turned northwards. My research had thrown up some spots which I was keen to visit on the way to Darwin, the capital city of the Northern Territory,…
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