Category Archives: Destinations

If You Only Do One Thing in Kakadu National Park, Do This!

Yellow Waters Cruise Review

  When it comes to Australian National Parks, Kakadu is the big daddy of them all. At 20,000 sqkm it’s the size of small European country and covers a huge diversity of landscapes, from low-lying wetlands through to towering escarpments. Driving from one side of the park to another can easily take you several hours […]

The Great Budget 4wd Trip Around Australia – Week 9

Landrover in the Outback

  Well and truly into the Outback now, this week heralded our arrival into the Northern Territory and over 900km of driving on unsealed, badly corrugated, red dirt roads. Everything was pretty dusty I can tell you and we’ll be pleased to hit the bitumen again soon (it’s not often we say that!) Distance Travelled: […]

10 Best Things to Do in Cooktown, Australia

10 Best Things to Do in Cooktown, Australia

Who would have thought it! The community of Cooktown, situated in the remote Cape York peninsula of Queensland, is really a bustling place! Driving this far north in Australia, we would never have guessed that a fairly sizeable, well-stocked, pleasant and busy civilisation could have existed out here. But there you have it, Australia is […]

8 Unmissable Places If You Want To Visit the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef, Australia

  All Australian visitors want to enjoy the world-class marine life of the Great Barrier Reef, and who could blame them; it is one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, a World Heritage Site and the only living thing on earth visible from space! Stretching all the way down the east coast of […]

21 Great Things to Do in Mission Beach

Things to do in Mission Beach

  The small town of Mission Beach lies almost at the top of a 14km stretch of stunning tropical coastline in north Queensland. Split into 4 main villages – this strip of paradise offers as much perfect, beachside relaxation as it does adrenaline-raising activity and adventure. As a predominantly winter destination, Mission Beach is normally […]

9 Awesome Places to Spot the Australian Animals You’d Love to See in the Wild

Spot those Classic Australian Animals feature

  As Bill Bryson states in his fantastic book , ‘80% of all that lives in Australia, plant and animal, exists nowhere else.’ 80% is a fairly staggering percentage of uniqueness by anyone’s standards, so perhaps it goes some way to explaining why so many of us, myself included, are so intent on spotting (and […]

15 Best UK Beach Campsites

15 Best UK Beach Campsites

  Like any good budget traveller, I’m a huge fan of camping and almost always carry a tent with me, no matter where in the world I’m off exploring. Now however, it’s time to turn my attention to my beautiful homeland of Great Britain! With summer in full swing, this is the perfect time to […]