Tag: Backpacking

Chasing Waterfalls in the Atherton Table Lands

Chasing Waterfalls in the Atherton Table Lands

Platypuses aren’t the easiest things to spot, you’ve got to watch for the rustling of lilly pads and follow the water’s ripples. Discern a slick wet back within the murky shadows of the pond and you’ve got the mysterious creature. Not that you can see […]

Paradise Found – The Daintree Rainforest

Paradise Found – The Daintree Rainforest

Creeping from my bunk room at 5am I couldn’t believe no-one else was getting up to see the sunrise over the Great Barrier Reef from the edge of the worlds oldest rainforest; the Daintree. The upside; I’d have the true deserted island experience. The downside; […]

Goodbye Sweet Pea – West Coast Roadtrip Pt 4

Goodbye Sweet Pea – West Coast Roadtrip Pt 4

Manjimup   After our rather unceremonious ousting from the Kingsley Motel, I wasn’t keen to bump into Charlie or Andrew so avoided their end of Manjimup. A swift drive by to show Livi where I’d lived for my first two months in Oz and that […]

A Hit of Scuba – Diving the Ningaloo Reef

A Hit of Scuba – Diving the Ningaloo Reef

If you’re a diver, you’ve got to make Ningaloo Reef your next trip! Let me persuade you…   Coral Bay was initially intended as just a fly by petrol stop en rout to Exmouth. A prick on the map we wouldn’t have graced if we […]

I left my heart in Brisbane

I left my heart in Brisbane

Time of Year: Early August. Duration of Stay: 4 days I landed two hours too early for my hostel check in on Sunday. After a double shift on Saturday, no sleep, no shower and no change of clothes, bedraggled was probably an understatement. But rather […]

Essential Melbourne

Essential Melbourne

Melbourne – the breakfast city, in which I actually very rarely made it out for breakfast. No matter your location, you won’t have to look far for smashed avo or some hipster spin on eggs benedict. If you’re in the CBD try Degraves street, bustling […]

AFL for dummies

AFL for dummies

Unless it involves horses, I’m totally not a sporty person. Even a team of mud streaked, rippling muscled men roughing each other up can’t keep my attention for an entire rugby match. So it’s no surprise that I’ve made it to 23 without ever having […]

The Songkran Dilema – Chiang Mai and Thai Visa Extension

The Songkran Dilema – Chiang Mai and Thai Visa Extension

This time last year I was finishing up my first month in Thailand. Livi (my sister) and I had been adamant that we would spend just a few days in Thailand, only because Bangkok was so easy to fly into and we could head straight […]

Melbourne for Free

Melbourne for Free

Despite its reputation as a pricy place to live, Australia’s cities do ‘free’ pretty well; the only place I’ve found so far that beats them is Kuala Lumpur. There’s no way around the hefty price tag that comes with city centre accommodation (Discovery Melbourne boasts […]

Finding an Australian Job – My Two Cents

Finding an Australian Job – My Two Cents

Australia is the great British backpacker’s dream; falling into jobs wherever you land, earning at least double your UK wage and all in a sun filled country. That has not quite been my experience not least because my travelling wardrobe was not put together with […]