Category: Australia Travel

Life of a Hostie

Load More…Follow on Instagram Recent Posts Life of a Hostie EAT. SLEEP. DIVE. REPEAT Welcome to the Jungle Cycled mission in Mission Beach Magnetised to Magnetic Island Talk of the Townsville Day-trip & night out in Airlie Beach Recharge & Routines in Airlie Beach Sunsets, Sailing & Secret Missions St. Patrick’s Day in Hervey Bay Read More …

EAT. SLEEP. DIVE. REPEAT

Load More…Follow on Instagram Recent Posts Life of a Hostie EAT. SLEEP. DIVE. REPEAT Welcome to the Jungle Cycled mission in Mission Beach Magnetised to Magnetic Island Talk of the Townsville Day-trip & night out in Airlie Beach Recharge & Routines in Airlie Beach Sunsets, Sailing & Secret Missions St. Patrick’s Day in Hervey Bay Read More …

Welcome to the Jungle

TULLY RIVER RAFTING ADVENTURE I woke-up early to be ready in time for my 7:40 am pick-up to Tully. I was headed on the Raging Thunder River Rafting tour in Tully – famous for being one of the wettest parts of Australia. The luxury, air-conditioned bus arrived on time and we headed into South Mission to Read More …

Recharge & Routines in Airlie Beach

RECAP, RECHARGE AND ROUTINES After returning from my 3 day, 3 night sailing trip on the Whitsundays (see Sunsets, Sailing & Secret Missions) I decided to stay in Airlie Beach for a few days to recharge and get a bit of routine back in my life. It was hard keeping up with my blog posts, Read More …

Sunsets, Sailing & Secret Missions

SAILING THE WHITSUNDAY ISLANDS After my long, sleepless bus journey on the freezing cold Greyhound coach, I arrived in Airlie Beach, the gateway to the Whitsundays Islands and a lively backpacker hub. In an attempt to give the Airlie Beach party scene a go, I caught dinner and a drink at Down-Under Bar and then Read More …

St. Patrick’s Day in Hervey Bay

BACK-FLIPS AND GUINNESS SOAKED LIPS Returning from Fraser Island We returned to Palace Hostel after our 3-day, 2-night tag along tour to Fraser Island (see, Staying Dingo Safe) where we unpacked the car and got showered and ‘de-sanded’. It was nearing dark and even though I was pretty tired, it was my last night in Read More …

Staying Dingo Safe

FRASER ISLAND 4-WHEEL DRIVE TAG ALONG TOUR Measuring at 120 km long and 15 km wide, Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world and the only place where rainforest grows on sand (lonely planet). By now I had been travelling the east coast for two weeks and it was finally time for my Read More …

Raining in Rainbow Beach

MORE RAIN THAN RAINBOWS AT RAINBOW BEACH On my last day in Noosa, I woke up thinking that I had booked a bus to Rainbow Beach at 1:30pm so I spent most of my day in Noosa, waiting. After breakfast and checking out of Noosa Backpackers Resort, I headed to the beach for a last Read More …

Nature-loving in Noosa

FROM LONG COASTAL TREKS TO LARGE WEEKEND MARKETS From pristine beaches, crystal clear waters and lush, tropical rainforests to sophisticated shopping and delectable dining, Noosa has it all. I spent a number of days exploring the natural beauty of the popular resort town, relaxing on the beach, SUP boarding along the river and trekking across Read More …

Brisbane Big City Blues

BAR HOPPING AND WINDOW SHOPPING Day 1 – Friday I left Coolangatta (see Caught in the Clouds in Coolangatta) feeling a little glum as, so far, I had spent most of my time in Australia in small coastal towns and I was now off to a big city away from the sea. I had pretty Read More …

Barefoot in Byron Bay

WEEPING EYES AND HEARTBREAKING GOODBYES A place drenched in beauty, escapism and barefoot beach bums. A place where those who pass through always stay longer than intended – whether it be for a couple days, a week or more. I stayed for four months (see Byron Bay Bliss). I have spoken to many travellers passing through this Read More …

The Abdominal Sandman

BEACH SAND AND A CHRISTMAS TAN Having grown up in South Africa, warm, sunshine-filled Christmases are incredibly familiar to me, but this year was quite unlike the last. I went from ice-cold weather to sweltering hot, humid, and damp conditions; from spending the day out on the slopes, to cartwheels and dancing with sand between Read More …

Nothin’ like Nimbin

BOOK SHOPS AND PHOTO STOPS It was a sort-of-sunny Sunday morning when we five ladies met at a local car rental spot in town. After gathering ourselves, our things and signing some papers, we all climbed into a little Hyundai Getz – our rental car for the day and begun our journey inland. We travelled Read More …

The Two-wheeler Trade-off

A BRUISED BUM AND A PERSONAL INCOME Having found a part-time job and a great room just outside town, I am finally feeling settled in my beach-town life in Byron Bay. This temporary lifestyle has come with one welcome trade-off: I have swapped out my petrol-powered, four wheeled, economy car back home for a pedal-powered, Read More …