25 reasons to visit Western Australia

Western Australia is massive. It covers 2,529,875 km2, or one third, of Australia, that's seriously huge. If it was its own country it would be in the Top 10 biggest countries in the world, you could fit England inside it 20 times, or Texas 4 times. Most of the population lives in Perth which is... Continue Reading →

A Western Australia Road Trip: Geraldton and the Pinnacles Desert

After driving around 1,300km north in 8 days to swim with whale sharks it was finally time to turn around and make our way back home as fast as possible so Nigel the Nissan didn't cost us any more money. It was an impossibly long, boring and uneventful drive made marginally more exciting with the random... Continue Reading →

See the sights in Sydney

As the capital of New South Wales (but not of Australia, as some people seem to think), Sydney is one of Australia's largest cities and there are endless streets full of shops, restaurants, and bars. It's easy to get lost here, but the waves of Bondi and Manly beaches are never too far away. Grab... Continue Reading →

Cruise down the Gold Coast

Welcome to the Gold Coast. If you're into surfing, or even if you've never tried it before, this is a good place to start. It's an (almost) safe place to swim, with all the sharks and killer jellyfish (you still get stung by bluebottles) seeming to stay in the warmer waters of Queensland. If you... Continue Reading →

Drive a 4×4 on Fraser Island

The best way to explore the world's largest sand island is to drive across it and in Hervey Bay, you can pay to do just this. Tours include the jeep rental, the ferry to and from the island and camping equipment including cool-boxes for food and drink. So stock up on supplies and have a... Continue Reading →

Sail around the Whistsunday Islands

74 mostly uninhabited islands make up the Whitsundays. Pristine white beaches and dense jungle are ready to be explored, you can charter your own boat for your island hopping experience or pay to go on one of the overnight tours available. A huge group of us sailed aboard the SV Whitehaven for three days and... Continue Reading →

Drive around Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island is only 8km and a short ferry ride away from Townsville and it's a great place to spend a few days. You can cuddle a koala or drive a 4x4 to hidden beaches, climb trees and hike to great lookouts. There are sailing and jet-ski tours, kayaking and fishing tours. The island itself... Continue Reading →

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