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

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

The end of the East Coast journey

After an amazing 4 1/2 weeks of travelling from Brisbane to Cairns, we’ve now settled down in the Cairns area and began working, ready to set off on our next adventure once we’ve saved up again. The map above shows all our stops on our travels, covering just shy of 4000 miles over 33 days. Brisbane


Cairns marked the final stop on our East Coast trip. We drove there from mission beach almost three weeks ago now, having spent most of our money and set on trying to find ourselves a job. We spent the first two nights in Gilligan’s, which has a reputation for being a party hostel. We were

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


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