Mission Beach

Mission Beach is a popular spot along the East Coast of Australia, well known for it’s skydiving. Fresh off the boat from Townsville, we drove the short journey north to stay for a couple of nights. We checked into Absolute Backpackers, a small hostel in Wongaling beach, which is just a 5 minute drive from

Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island is a short 20 minute ferry ride from the coast of Townsville. A few weeks previously we’d been told about the monthly ‘full moon down under’ party held there, so we chose to visit at a time that would coincide with this night out and managed to arrange to meet with my ex-flatmate

Townsville

Moving on from the beautiful Whitsundays tour, our next destination was Townsville for a few nights. After a recommendation from some people we met on the boat, we opted to stay in Rambutan. On arrival, we were immediately very impressed with the hostel, feeling more like a hotel in terms of the quality. The entranceway

Whitsundays – Atlantic Clipper review

Airlie Beach was the next stop Emma and I drove to, just a few short hours from Mackay. This is where our Whitsundays adventure would set off from and our tour package included a night pre and a night post accommodation at Base. The hostel itself was fine but nothing special; now that we’ve stayed

Rockhampton and Mackay

After spending a few nights in Noosa, we were off on our travels again, this time taking our longest drive yet up the coast of Queensland. We set off in the morning with the intentions of going straight to Airlie Beach, however left ourselves open to stopping anywhere based on what we saw or found

Fraser Island – Nomads tour review

Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island at over 75 miles long, situated just off the East coast of Queensland. It’s a beautiful island that has been protected as a world heritage site since 1992. The three popular destinations you can set off on tours from are Noosa, Rainbow Beach and Hervey Bay, with

Noosa

Next stop on our trip was the small town of Noosa, just a couple of hours drive north of Brisbane. We checked into the Nomads hostel at the edge of town and spent a few days in the area. The hostel itself is fairly average and the only common seating areas are outdoors which isn’t

Australia Zoo

Next stop on our way out of Brisbane was the Steve Irwin Australia Zoo. As the home of the crocodile hunter, there was a ton of crocs and alligators to see which was great fun. They give you a map when you arrive which also details the show times, all of which are well worth

Brisbane

As both our first and fourth stops on the trip, we ended up spending a total of six nights in Brisbane. On our first four nights we stayed in Brisbane City Backpackers, a hostel on Upper Roma Street which is around a 20 minute walk to the centre. The hostel had its own bar with

Dreamworld

Dreamworld was a fantastic day out and to date the best thing we’ve done in Australia (we’re only two weeks in, but hey). It’s Australia’s largest theme park, and is situated a 30 minute drive from Surfers Paradise. We managed to get half-price tickets online through RACQ, however they normally cost around $100. You can