Melbourne activities – Part 1 of 3

In total, we ended up spending around 3 weeks in Melbourne, so managed to visit quite a lot of places in that time. For that reason, I’m going to split our time in Melbourne into a couple of posts, starting with activities. Food, drink and nightlife will follow in a second post and Adam and

A week in Sydney

After our long drive from Cairns, in early December we finally made it down to Sydney to see what the city had to offer. After living on Fitzroy Island for the previous six weeks, we were very excited to experience the busy city life again. We opted to stay at Surfside Bondi Beach, as it

Road Trip to Sydney via Byron Bay

Having decided to spend the festive season in Sydney and Melbourne, our next journey was to drive all the way down to Sydney from Cairns. We set off on the ~2500km drive on a Monday morning, and arrived in Sydney by the Friday evening. We could have done this faster, but chose to spend two

A day out in Port Douglas

After our adventures in Danitree, we started our journey back down south to spend a night in Port Douglas. This was a lovely little town, and could have happily stayed there longer had we had the time! We spent our evening watching the lovely sunset at Anzac Park before heading along to Iron Bar for

The road trip begins again

Almost two months ago now, on the 29th of November, Adam landed in Australia after his long haul flight from Heathrow. His arrival marked the beginning of our next adventures around Australia, and we made big plans for the next few weeks to see as much as possible before getting back to working life. Day

A backpackers Christmas

Around four weeks ago now, Adam set off on his flight from Heathrow to Cairns, and joined Emma and I to backpack around Australia. Prior to him arriving, we decided to head to big cities for Christmas and New Year, and made a plan to drive our car the long journey from Cairns to Sydney,

Backpacker island life

For the past six weeks, Emma and I have been living and working on a tropical island just off the coast from Cairns, called Fitzroy Island. It’s a national park, and the only buildings on the island are part of the Fitzroy resort, with the rest of the land being unspoilt rainforest full of plenty

Sights around Cairns

Before Emma and I moved over to Fitzroy Island, we spent around four weeks living in Cairns and working in a little village called Palm Cove. On our days off we tried to make the most of our time in Cairns and making the effort to go and see the sights nearby. The first few