Tag Archive: Queensland

Seven days in Cairns: the Daintree, Port Douglas, and the Great Barrier Reef

Cairns Daintree Rainforest Cape Tribulation Port Douglas Queensland Great Barrier Reef Australia solo female travel

After my last-minute decision to stop off in Townsville and go looking for koalas on Magnetic Island, it was time to board the northbound Greyhound bus one last time, for the final leg of my journey up the Queensland coast….
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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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Beach, booze and barbecues: spending Christmas in Australia

Christmas in Australia Byron Bay solo travel

As I sit in my attic room in Leeds in the north of England, bundled up in multiple layers and listening to the pelting of freezing raindrops on the skylight, preparing for my first Christmas in the UK for several…
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