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10 Best FREE Things to do in Agnes Waters

10 Best FREE Things to do in Agnes Waters

I’ll let you in on a top tip, Agnes Waters is one of the best backpacker and budget travel destinations in Australia. Situated in Queensland, just south of the Great Barrier Reef, this tiny little hamlet sits at the end of the track with, well, not much else around! So if you’re looking for a […]

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10 Best FREE Things to do on Magnetic Island

10 Best FREE Things to do on Magnetic Island

The idyllic Magnetic Island in Queensland, Australia is a tropical paradise! An easy 20-minute ferry from the coastal city of Townsville, hopping across to Maggie (as the Island is affectionately known) for a day trip or a weekend is the perfect way to enjoy this gorgeous part of Australia. At only 52sqkm and with 2000 […]

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The 8 Simple Ways to Ensure Your 2nd Year Farm Work in Australia Isn’t 88 Days of Nightmare!

By on May 15, 2017 in Australia, Backpacking, Working Abroad with 2 Comments
The 8 Simple Ways to Ensure Your 2nd Year Farm Work in Australia Isn’t 88 Days of Nightmare!

I know many of us just try our hand at farm work in Australia in order to get a precious second year working holiday visa. And that’s totally fair enough. After all, grinding it in the fields all day is relentless, uncomfortable and hard! And that’s not to mention the horror stories we’ve all heard […]

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How to Visit Margaret River on a Budget (and not feel like you’re missing out!)

How to Visit Margaret River on a Budget (and not feel like you’re missing out!)

We just can’t believe it’s almost 6 months since we clambered down from the Landrover and our great budget road trip in the Land Down Under to set up a temporary home in Fremantle, Western Australia! I suppose things have gone so quick because, although we’ve been busy working and blogging, we’ve still been committed […]

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Perth to Broome on a Budget // The Perfect 14 Day Road Trip

Perth to Broome on a Budget // The Perfect 14 Day Road Trip

If you’re about to embark on a road trip from Perth to Broome, then let me tell you, you’re in for a serious treat! Having driven 20,000km around Australia on a budget road trip, I have to say this was my favourite stretch of the journey with the sheer diversity of landscapes, incredible scenery and […]

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The 10 Best Free Things to do in Shark Bay … that don’t include Monkey Mia!

The 10 Best Free Things to do in Shark Bay … that don’t include Monkey Mia!

One of Australia’s prized World Heritage sites, Shark Bay signifies the meeting of 2 very diverse landscapes. From the red sand desert of the north to the more temperate climates of the south and finally the turquoise splendour of the Indian Ocean, Shark Bay is a unique and very special place. This makes it awesome […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Purnululu National Park

The Ultimate Guide to Purnululu National Park

Containing one of the world’s most unique geological structures, the Bungle Bungle Range, Purnululu National Park is something of a hidden gem only those venturing up into Australia’s remote Kimberley region really hear about! The range’s signature banded rocks, which look like giant sandstone beehives, have been carved out over 20 million years by erosion […]

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Move Over East Coast // Why We Have Fallen in Love with Western Australia!

Move Over East Coast // Why We Have Fallen in Love with Western Australia!

Ok, so I’m just going to come out and say it … sorry east coast Australia, but when it comes to the best state in the Land Down Under, WA gets my vote every time. Yes … controversial I know, but Western Australia really is rocking our socks right now! In fact, from the moment […]

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Why a Trip to Rottnest Island is Worth the Splurge

By on April 3, 2017 in Australia, Budget Travel with 6 Comments
Why a Trip to Rottnest Island is Worth the Splurge

Can I just start here by asking a question …. Does everyone know what a “splurge” is? I want to check this isn’t just some British colloquialism no one else will understand, or worse still, a term that maybe only my mum uses and that over the 32 years I’ve heard her say it, I’ve […]

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Hidden Hotspots // 18 Things to Do in Fremantle the Locals Love

Hidden Hotspots // 18 Things to Do in Fremantle the Locals Love

As you’ll know if you’ve read my post What’s Happened to the Road Trip, we’ve temporarily clambered out of the car from our great budget road trip around Australia and set up something of a little life for ourselves. In part this is because our bank accounts required us to do so and in part […]

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